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Amy Livingston

Amy Livingston is a freelance writer who can actually answer yes to the question, "And from that you make a living?" She has written about personal finance and shopping strategies for a variety of publications, including,, and the Dollar Stretcher newsletter. She also maintains a personal blog, Ecofrugal Living, on ways to save money and live green at the same time.
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15 Best Financial Podcasts About Money, Business & Investing in 2021

Today, the handiest way to improve your financial literacy is to listen to a personal finance podcast — the perfect medium for our busy modern world. No matter your financial goals, there’s a podcast out there that can help you. Here are some of the best personal finance podcasts out there today.
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15 Best Magazine Subscriptions for Kids of All Ages

If you want your kids to read more, one of the best ways to encourage them is to give them something to read that really interests them. One of the easiest ways to do this is to get them a magazine subscription. Learn the best magazines for kids of all ages, from preschoolers to tweens and teens.
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Long-Term Care Options and How to Plan for the Costs

Needing long-term care isn't just a physical burden; it's a financial one too. If you don't want to risk being bankrupted by long-term care costs later, you need to do some planning now. Learn how to plan for the cost of long-term care, your long-term care options, and programs that can help.
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How to Lower Long-Term Care Costs (Nursing Homes & Insurance)

Most Americans over 65 will need long-term care services at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t have a good way to pay for them. Learn how to reduce your long-term care costs now or in the future, and what you can do to reduce expensive long-term care insurance premiums.
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How to Turn Your Clutter Into Cash

Many of us have a lot of unused stuff lurking in our closets, basement, and attic. Selling this extra stuff kills two birds with one stone, freeing up space in your home and putting some extra cash in your wallet. Here are all the places that can turn your clutter into cash.
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Should I Buy a Backup Standby Power Generator for My Home?

Repeated severe weather and natural disasters are increasingly driving people to take the plunge on a home generator. If you’re still not sure whether it’s a good buy for you, answer these questions to decide whether it’s a waste of money or a vital investment in your comfort and safety.
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Borrowing From Your 401(k) – 6 Reasons Not to Get a Loan

When it comes to retirement savings, there’s good news, bad news, and more bad news. The good news is that most Americans today have access to a workplace retirement plan, such as a 401(k). A...
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What Is “Medicare for All” – Features, Costs, Pros & Cons

Medicare for All was a proposal that featured prominently in the 2020 campaign, with strong and conflicting opinions being voiced. Learn the basics of Medicare for All, how it compares to health care systems in other nations, and the pros and cons of implementing such a program in the United States.
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What Is a 401(k) Plan and How Does It Work? – Limits, Rules &...

Many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. The common advice is often for workers to step up their savings and set aside at least 10% of their income in their workplace 401(k) plan. But is a 401(k) really the best way to invest? We take a closer look.
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How to Fix Errors on Your Credit Report for Free

It’s important to check your credit report regularly and dispute any inaccuracies you find. Here’s what you need to know about the sorts of errors you might find on your credit report, how they can hurt you, and how to fix them.
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7 Best Personal Finance Books to Read of All Time

A lack of financial literacy can be extremely costly. A great way to gain financial knowledge is to read up on the subject; there are hundreds of books on all aspects of dealing with money, from basic budgeting to early retirement. Here is a list of the best personal finance books you need to read.
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10 Ways to Enjoy a Romantic Weekend Getaway for Less

If your relationship has gotten stale, a weekend getaway can help rekindle the flame. And it doesn’t have to be pricey. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a romantic weekend without breaking the budget. You just have to think outside the box.