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How to Clean Out Your Cellphone Bill Clutter


Do you ever look at your cellphone bill and wonder, “Why am I even paying for all this extra stuff?” Maybe you pay for unlimited data and you only use a few gigabytes of data every month. Or maybe you pay extra for a streaming subscription you never use. Here are a few tips to clean out your cellphone bill and make sure you don’t pay for things you don’t need...
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How to Get Your Taxes Done Absolutely Free

For the 30 years I’ve been in the TV news business, I’ve been telling viewers and readers how to get their income taxes done as inexpensively as possible. And every year I’ve been amazed at how the big tax preparers rip Americans off ...

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4 Pharmacy Chains That Offer Free Prescription Drugs

What’s the best way to save money on medications? Get them for free, of course. It’s easier than you might think, at least for certain meds. Some pharmacy chains offer free prescription drug programs. Through these programs, you can get...

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7 Ways Anyone Can Cut Their Health Care Costs

If you suspect health care costs are rising faster than your paycheck, you’re not wrong. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, average family health care premiums increased 55% from 2010 to 2020, while wages rose just 27% during the ...

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The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Snowbirds in 2021

A tony town in Florida is the best place in America for snowbirds looking to escape the cold. Boca Raton — known for its upscale amenities — placed first in a ranking of the Top 100 Best Cities for Snowbirds compiled by StorageCafe, a n...

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7 Income Tax Breaks That Retirees Often Overlook

How does the adage go? With age comes … new ways to save on taxes. While you can’t stop filing taxes just because you retire, being a retiree often means you can claim some worthwhile tax credits and deductions. In some cases, these tax...

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Is This Treatable Condition Causing Your High Blood Pressure?

Anyone diagnosed with high blood pressure knows the standard advice: Lose weight, exercise more, change your diet. But it’s likely that relatively few people have heard another suggestion: Make sure you’re treating your aldosteronism. I...

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9 Things You Should Know About Your 2021 Tax Refund

The 2021 tax-filing season officially gets underway Feb. 12, when the IRS starts accepting 2020 tax returns and the clock thus starts counting down until April 15. If you hope to get a tax refund this year — or even if you simply hope to ...

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This Habit Saves Me Money and Stress All Week Long

Figuring out what to cook for dinner every night can add stress to an already long day. But going out to eat or picking something up on the way home adds up to a pretty penny. What if there was a way to avoid the hassle of what’s for dinn...

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7 Ways Coupons Waste Your Money and Time

Clipping coupons is synonymous with saving money. Just mentioning frugal living brings to mind long hours hunched over the dining room table shredding the Sunday newspaper into a mound of money-saving coupons. But why? What’s so great abo...

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8 Things You Should Replace to Improve Your Life Today

Everything you use has a shelf life. At home, it’s easy to overlook stuff that needs to be replaced. But smart households try to stay on top of these tasks. Whether you’re forgetful or are just trying to save money, there can be consequ...

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How I Make a Roll of Paper Towels Last All Year

It takes me forever to use up a roll of paper towels, it seems. It’s not that I’m particularly neat. It’s that I see no reason to use paper towels when I have plenty of rags. Sure, paper towels are convenient. But they’re expensive ...

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Do You Love Your Cellphone Plan? If Not, Try These

It’s February, and love is in the air. While you’re preparing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone, you might be thinking about all the other special things in your life. But is your cellphone plan one of them? If yo...

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