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Why You Should Make the Case for a Raise Instead of a Bonus

Companies including Apple, American Airlines and Home Depot are all generating positive headlines for giving some employees one-time bonuses, which they are crediting to the tax cuts recently passed by Congress (the corporate rate was reduced from 35 percent to 21 percent). The problem with that, as the New York Times reportsRead more… Continue Reading […]

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For a Happier Marriage, Spend Less on Your Wedding

The first important decision a married couple makes is … how to get married. Black tie at the Ritz? Clambake at the shore? Backyard potluck? Research shows you might be better off with a cheap—but well-attended—wedding. Scott Stanley and Galena K. Rhoades, professors and researchers for the Institute of Family…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Tell High Schoolers About Money

Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at alicia.adamczyk@lifehacker.com.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Stay Anonymous When You Win the Lottery

We all have fantasies of hitting the lottery, right? The new cars, the boat, the…lawsuits, predators, and bankruptcies? The winning ticket isn’t necessarily the winning ticket for a happy life, which is exactly why the winner of January’s Powerball jackpot of $560 million wants to keep her name out of the public…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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If You Have Something to Return to LL Bean, Do It Now 

Bought anything from LL Bean in the last year? Not totally happy with it? Return it now. The century-old catalog retailer for outdoorsy types has changed its famously generous return policy: Previously, you could return anything, anytime, no receipt necessary; now you must keep your receipt and take your items back…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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