Tara Finnegan Coates

Tara Finnegan Coates is part of AARP Media's Content Creation Team. She blogs regularly on a variety of financial topics.
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Own Your Tomorrow.
Gifts for Valentine's Day
Stumped for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie? Maybe the answer is in the stars.
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month so if you are considering becoming a cat owner, adopting a cat or kitten from an animal rescue shelter is the most humane and economical approach to cat ownership.
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The following is a guest post by Jim Young.
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The following is a guest post by Jim Young.
Today marks the launch of a new YouTube series produced by AARP called  The Cheap Life, starring the "Ultimate Cheapskate"  Jeff Yeager.
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The saying goes: "A fool and his money are soon parted." But even folks who pride themselves on being financially savvy sometimes have trouble saying 'No' to lending money to family and friends - even when they can't afford to do so.
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A recent survey by the National Retail Federation found that six out of 10 people want to receive gift cards under the tree this Christmas. Count me among those folks who enjoy the flexibility of giving and receiving gift cards.
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The following is a guest post by Alan Kalman.
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The following is a guest post by Jim Young.
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