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Memorial Day deals for the military

[ad_1] Mary Knox Merrill/Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images Memorial Day commemorates all the men and women who have died while serving in America’s armed forces, and many places — from restaurants to car dealerships — choose to offer special deals and discounts to active or retired military members for the holiday. Below is a list of some […]

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How being frugal can help you land a date

[ad_1] Thanasis Zovoilis/Moment/Getty Images Bankrate published a poll a few weeks ago that found that nearly 4 in 10 adults would take a potential romantic partner’s credit score into account when deciding whether to date them. That got me thinking: Do people in the dating pool also consider a person’s mindset on saving? There’s some […]

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Sports Authority strikes out

[ad_1] Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post/Getty Images Sports Authority has officially struck out. After filing for bankruptcy protection 3 months ago, the sporting goods retailer will be shuttering all 460 of its stores, according to a court document obtained by The Associated Press. Sports Authority had initially planned to close about 30% of its stores in a restructuring, but […]

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Whole Foods’ answer to ‘Whole Paycheck’

[ad_1] David McNew/Getty Images If you appreciate organic and natural foods but can’t help rolling your eyes at overpriced kale or turkey bacon, Whole Foods says it has a new option for you. The supermarket operator is about to open its first “365 by Whole Foods Market” store in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. […]

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When regrets drive you to save

[ad_1] Nearly everyone could use a financial do-over. Bankrate asked Americans about their biggest money regrets, and they unsurprisingly centered on savings. About 4 in 10 Americans expressed regrets about failing at some kind of saving — for retirement, for emergency expenses or for their children’s education. There is an upside here, though. The fact […]

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Millennials going out more, spending less

[ad_1] Valentin Casarsa/DigitalVision/Getty Images Millennials dine out more but spend less than their older brothers and sisters, and their parents. That’s according to a survey of more than 1,500 consumers conducted by TD Bank. It found that millennials make more discretionary purchases and go out twice as often as other generations. Even so, they spend 27% […]

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Air going out of the balloon at Macy’s

[ad_1] TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images Business at Macy’s has been deflating like the Snoopy balloon after the annual Thanksgiving Day parade. On Wednesday, the department store giant announced sluggish first-quarter sales, signaling that it’s still struggling to lure customers in a shopping era dominated by online purchasing and trend-savvy millennials. It was the fifth quarter in a row that sales were […]

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CD yield: Accept no substitutes

[ad_1] Image Source/Getty Images Bankrate has new research out this week on exotic rising-rate CDs. The upshot: For the most part, they aren’t very good. In most cases, you can easily find conventional CDs that will outperform them, barring some kind of crazy rate increase. They seem to be quite popular with banks, however. Bankrate […]