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Understanding your student loans: The payback system

With increasing expenses going towards attaining a higher education, and a decreasing amount of available resources to fall back on, it’s more important than ever to understand the dynamics of managing student loans before and after graduation. Increased loan debt not only dampens the economy but potential income as well. ...

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Have a Happy Halloween without scary expenses

The last three months of the year — October, November and December — boast the three most consecutive budget-busting holidays of them all, with All Hallows Eve, commonly known as Halloween, kicking off the list of expensive festivities. According to the National Retail Federation 2011 report, consumers spent about $6.8 ...

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South Florida seafood: Something smells fishy

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If you think you’re a smart shopper who always gets what you pay for, you may be surprised the next time you go shopping for your favorite seafood. The Oceana Foundation, a Marine Conservation group, conducted an investigation into the alleged seafood fraud taking place around South Florida, and found ...

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Know where to look for back-to-school bargains

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Looking for back-to-school bargains around South Florida? So are a lot of other folks. According to a forecast by the Retail Federation of America, consumer spending will be 20 percent better this year than last. Consumers are expected to spend about $83.8 billion for supplies as their children to head ...

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