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Stores offer you lots of incentives to sign up for their cards. Once the glow of that initial discount wears off, though, are they worth it?
John Donne famously wrote "Ask not for whom the bell tolls," but your insurance underwriter is on the case anyway.
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Chances are your parents taught you the value of a dollar. Is it time to return the favor?
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