Jeff Yeager

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Holiday travel these days is a Santa-sized hassle and it can be a real budget buster as well.
Holiday gifts
This could very well be the year when the Grinch steals Christmas, at least in terms of the gift-giving intentions of some adults. According to a new poll from the personal finance website GoBankingRates.com, 40 percent of some 1,500 survey respondents say they won't be buying any holiday gifts…
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In many parts of the country, it's time to stoke up the fireplace or woodstove for a little extra heat. Here are some hearth-warming tips to keep in mind:
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A couple of years ago I wrote an article for AARP about simple ways to reduce the cost of heating your home. After reading it, my wife promptly added a number of the energy-saving tips I'd suggested to my "honey-do" list, including installing three programmable thermostats around our house.
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Whether you're concerned about saving the environment or just interested in saving yourself a few bucks, equipping your house with a solar energy system is an interesting, albeit rather complicated, proposition to consider.
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Rarely does a piece of mail from our local county government contain good news. It's typically a property tax bill or a notice that our trash-collection fees are going up again. But the other day I received news from the county and it made my inner cheapskate sit up and take notice.
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Planning to have lunch out with your coworkers? Chew on this: A poll of 1,005 adults found that, on average, we eat lunch at restaurants nearly twice a week at about $10 a pop - or about $936 annually, according to Visa. (And that doesn't even include coffee-to-go and carryout.)
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Funny, I don't recall that sweater being monogrammed. That's what I thought last fall when I unpacked a box of cold-weather clothing that I'd stowed away in the attic the previous spring.  Sure enough, my favorite blue sweater wasn't monogrammed, though moths had done a pretty good job of carving…
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This Saturday, Sept. 28, is National Good Neighbor Day.  Who knew?  Of course, being a good neighbor every day of the year is always the right thing to do, but bonding with your neighbors can also help fatten your wallet.
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If you have kids or grandchildren away at college, they're likely to be feeling a little homesick right about now.  Care packages from back home are always appreciated, but they mean even more as students get settled into campus life.  Here are some ideas for putting together college care packages…
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