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The do’s and don’ts, how to prime your credit score before you house hunt

Spring is traditionally the busiest home-buying season of the year. And this year, with the housing market and economy finally starting to show signs of resurgence, many consumers are looking to buy. But although location, school district and the size of the home are important, many people overlook...

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Four out of 10 drivers don’t know this dashboard warning could save their lives

When it comes to tire pressure safety, many drivers fall flat in connecting this all-important safety concern with the dashboard icon that could alert them to a problem, a new national survey shows. With an estimated 245 million cars and light trucks on U.S. roadways, driver safety concerns are top-...

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Giving from the heart: Create meaningful, personalized gifts that are quick and easy to make

It’s that time of year to recognize the important people in your life. From Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to weddings and graduations, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate your loved ones. But this year, don’t fall into the trap of giving generic cards and gifts that are...

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Throw your retirement accounts into the spring cleaning to-do pile

Spring cleaning season is here. For most, the garage, basement and wardrobe immediately come to mind as needing an annual review, but what about reviewing that pile of retirement account statements that have accumulated throughout the year? Often when people switch jobs, open separate retirement acc...

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Is your handbag prepared to help save your life?

Did you know that nearly 300,000 women in the U.S. have heart attacks each year? Yet, most women’s handbags are better prepared to manage a broken nail (55 percent) or bad hair day (36 percent) than a heart attack (17 percent). Bayer HealthCare, the makers of Bayer(R) Aspirin, and WomenHeart:...

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Turn your tax refund into savings

Millions of Americans get a refund on their taxes each year. If you are one of them, why not use part of your refund to save for the future with a Series I Savings Bond from the U.S. Department of the Treasury? You can invest as little as $ 50 in this affordable, safe and convenient savings option,...

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Caught in a data breach? How to reclaim control of your credit and identity

By the end of the first quarter 2014, more than 200 data breaches compromised millions of consumer records, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which keeps track of reported data breaches. Stunned? Data breach stats are even more staggering if you’re among the millions of American...

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Key tax law changes that could impact your return

The majority of this year’s key tax law changes were the result of two acts – the Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as Obamacare, and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The easiest way to navigate all the tax law changes and determine if you qualify for hundre...

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Ask the Pharmacist: Expert advice for managing ADHD medications

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is no longer just a condition impacting school-aged boys. In fact, ADHD diagnosis rates are exploding among the adult population – climbing 53 percent overall and an alarming 84 percent for those ages 26-34. In Express Scripts’ new report,...

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What to expect in travel in 2014: Big sporting events drive interest in this year’s hottest locations

Where’s everybody going? The travel forecast for 2014 points to destinations inspired by a whole lot of sportsmanship and team spirit. Hot spots expected to trend this year include North American ski resorts catering to travelers looking for an Olympic experience closer to home before, during...

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