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8 Cheap Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

By Angela Colley, MoneyTalksNews.com The Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program says the average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills – with almost half of that going toward heating and cooling. To add insult to injury, you could be throwing money out the window if your home isn’t energy-efficient. Leaking windows, poorly […]

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6 Outrageous Things Parents Spend Money On

By Renee Morad, Money Talks News Raising a child is expensive. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, middle-income parents of babies born in 2011 will spend $295,560 on that child from birth through age 17. Affluent parents will spend $490,830. Of course, it’s not hard to spend more,especially for the super-rich. Beyonce […]

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How to Stop Companies from Collecting and Selling Your Facebook Info

By Brandon Ballenger, MoneyTalksNews.com If you want to keep a secret, don’t put any trace of it online. That’s something ex-CIA director David Petraeus just learned the hard way. But our lives are increasingly digital, and the government recognizes it. In July, Congress asked nine data brokerage firms – including credit reporting agencies – what consumer information […]

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