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Smart Design Tips to Maximize Small Spaces

April 7, 2013 by Kristin Hauch-Melton  
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If you’ve ever strolled through Ikea’s showroom in downtown Atlanta, you’ve probably been in awe that designers can fill and decorate every inch of a 600 square-foot living space while still preserving the room’s visual balance, interest, and functionality. It’s not as much of a challenge as you might think, though. Whether you are struggling [...]

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Avoid Card Skimming Scams

March 11, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Finances

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It’s National Consumer Protection Week ,and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is proud to join the effort to educate consumers and businesses from becoming victims of fraud and scams. National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers nationwide to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed decisions. NCPW.gov [...]

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7 Savings Tips for Winter Formalwear

February 24, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Fashion & Style

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Nestled between homecoming and prom, the winter formal is a festive way to kick off the new year. It helps combat post-holiday blues and distracts dance-goers from the fact spring is still a few months away. Though the timing of this dance is ideal for teenagers, it couldn’t come at a worse time budget-wise. Families [...]

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Do’s and Don’t of Buying Clothes Online

February 22, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Innovations in online shopping have made the Internet an increasingly popular outlet for fashion. From technology that promises the perfect fit to widgets that allow you to discuss your potential purchase with friends, virtual clothes shopping is on the rise. With e-retail spending projected to increase 62 percent by 2016, it’s no wonder this trend [...]

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8 Unique Places to Find Jewelry for Less

February 12, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Etcetera

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Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away and consumers are spending only slightly more on the holiday this year than last, according to a recent report from the National Retail Federation. Yet, the report estimates $4.4 billion will be spent on jewelry for Feb. 14 festivities, including gold, silver and diamonds. Despite the hefty [...]

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Resolve to Save More of Your Money in 2013

January 15, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) Two of the most commonly made and commonly broken New Year’s resolutions are saving money and paying off debt. These are promises we all seem to make to ourselves every year with every intention of seeing through. But somehow, we wind up in the same spot we were before. So how can you make [...]

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Five Tips to Boost Your Retirement Readiness

January 10, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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(StatePoint) In challenging financial times, it can be difficult to pay bills today, let alone save for the future. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Lincoln Financial Group found that 72 percent of Americans say that the state of the economy is making it challenging for them to stay on track with their retirement [...]

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13 Ways to Save in 2013

January 2, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Spending less and saving more money are among the top goals on typical New Year’s resolution lists. Heavy holiday spending coupled with potential tax hikes from the fiscal cliff make these goals even more important in 2013. To help, here are 13 easy ways to save more in 2013. 1. Dine Out Less Have you [...]

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Guide to Gift Card Giving

December 20, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
Filed under Merry and Bright

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With the holiday season right around the corner, many shoppers are looking for the best gift options for family and friends. Gift cards may seem like a simple solution, but Better Business Bureau is warning that some gift cards could carry high fees making them far from a good deal. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility [...]

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12 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

December 19, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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?What does it take to qualify as a last-minute gift? With a few quick searches, you’ll find suggestions ranging from knitted scarves to diamond stud earrings. Unless you have an abundance of cash or lightning-fast knitting fingers, such suggestions don’t offer much help. If you’re looking for legit last-minute holiday gift ideas — not just [...]

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Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List

December 13, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending. The holidays are upon us, bringing all those personal and family images and sensations we [...]

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8 Ways to Get the Best Price

December 13, 2012 by Fayette Woman  
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As if staying on budget during the holidays wasn’t hard enough, retailers are using dynamic pricing to make it even more difficult. The concept refers to the practice of changing the price of a product based on fluctuations in supply, demand, and even in response to the weather. However, most retailers use dynamic pricing to [...]

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