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Avoid Hidden Airline Fees

Airlines Profit from Fees With the height of Summer travel season upon us many travelers will be heading to the airport to begin vacations that were planned on a cold and dreary January day.  In 2010, airlines made profits of $5.7 Billion in fees. Here are a few fees that you need to be aware […]

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Frugal Toad Tip: Use Shoulder Season for Your Next Cruise

Investigate booking your next cruise during the shoulder season, the first and last week the cruise line visits your point of interest, for savings of up to 50%. Be sure to check the weather before booking!

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bill

Focus on High Electricity Use Items First Perform Home Energy Audit: To identify ways you can reduce energy cost in your home use the US EPA Energy Star Home Energy Yardstick. Use a Programmable Thermostat: Cool your home to 78 degrees or warmer in the Summer. For additional savings, set the thermostat to 82 degrees […]

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New Credit Laws Take Effect

Credit Law Makes Major Changes President Obama signed the Credit CARD Act of 2009 into law May 22, 2009 and ushered in a new era for consumers who use credit cards. Most of the provisions took effect on February 22, 2010 with the remaining provisions taking effect on August 22, 2010. Summary of the major […]

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