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Companies with the Best/Worst Reputations

Over 25,000 people were questioned about companies in the United States, and which they thought had the best reputation. Wegmans, a small New York-based supermarket chain outranked Amazon for first place. Companies like Comcast, Sears, and Dish Network were in the bottom 10% of the 100 companies surveyed.

He Says to Tell Your Kids How Much You Earn

Opposite of Spoiled In his new book, New York Times money columnist Ron Lieber advocates talking openly to your children about money to help them become financially wise beyond their years. In this adapted excerpt, see why and when you should tell your children about how much money you make.


Dollar Store Deals and Duds

dollar Many people who were introduced to dollar stores during the recession are still shopping there. Here are some of the best things to buy there, and here are some duds. One exception to their duds list: button batteries for watches are a great deal at Dollar Tree when you can find them.

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Mouse Print* -- McDonald’s Pay with Lovin’ Promotion

mouse print If you frequent McDonald's this week, you may be become an instant winner and get your order free. But there are a couple of catches you should know about if you are going to play the game. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Bargain of the Week

Discount Roses

Just in time for Valentine's Day, some retailers are offering much-lower-than-florist-prices on a dozen roses. The best price we found was at Aldi (limited assortment supermarket) where it is $12.97 for a dozen long-stem roses. Walmart is $15.97, and Target is $16.99. Expect availability to start on February 12, with quantities limited. Some supermarkets will also likely offer some good deals.

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Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Home's Value

With the peak home selling season only weeks away, here are five things you can do to boost your home's value. Many of the ideas cost little or nothing.

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