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Roadtrip by are you my rik, Flickr
Roadtrip by are you my rik, Flickr
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Day Trippers: Family Vacations to Great Wolf Lodge, Dallas World Aquarium and Everything In Between On a Budget

The heat wave has the bills skyrocketing this summer, but there are ways to take advantage of family fun venues without traveling very far and saving some cash. Check out these popular local destinations to help plan your next day trip.

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United States Library of Congress
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This Day in History for July 3 – Battle of Gettysburg Ends and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge (More info)

1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average (More info)

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Which Credit Card Companies Have the Best — And Worst — Customer Satisfaction Records? — Dollars and Sense

Before you sign up for a new credit card, wouldn’t it be great to know which companies have the happiest customers? Thanks to a new publicly-available complaint database, now you will — and much of the work has already been done for you.

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Tough and Buff Gas Saving Tips

There are things you can do to pay less when you fill up and there are things you can do to fill up less often.

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401K 2012, Flickr
401K 2012, Flickr
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What’s the Most Awkward Money Moment? – Survey of the Day

It’s been said that money is the root of all evil. That’s debatable but there is no doubt that it can lead to some pretty uncomfortable situations.

CouponCabin.com asked 2,415 adults to list their most awkward money moments.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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How Much Money Will a Bad Credit Score Cost You? — Dollars and Sense

Savvy consumers know having a higher credit score means getting a lower interest rate and paying less over the life of a loan — but how much less?

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The Bed That Makes Itself
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Parents, This Bed Will Make Sure The Kids Make Their Bed

If you have kids how many times have you had to send the kids back into their room to make their bed?

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401K, flickr
401K, flickr
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Tax Tip: Extensions and Payment Options

With the income tax season winding down, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers how to request some extra time to file their return and the options they have to pay their tax bill.

If you need more time to file your return, you can get an automatic six-month extension of time to file from the IRS. You must file for an extension by the April 17 deadline. An extension will give you extra time to get your paperwork to the IRS, but it does not extend the time you have to pay any tax due. You will owe interest on any amount not paid by the deadline, plus you may owe penalties. To get an extension:

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Rick Diamond/Getty Images
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Grandparents Are Doing More for Grandkids Than Ever Before

Families are closer now than ever because of the recent economy. This recent closeness isn't the only think that the economy has effected as far are family relationships are considered. According to a survey of 1,900 grandparents conduction by the AARP grandparents are helping their grandchildren financially.

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*n3wjack's world in pixels, flickr
*n3wjack's world in pixels, flickr
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Less People are Spending Their Tax Returns on Vacations

Getting extra cash from Uncle Sam should mean you get to do something extra special right? Maybe even go on a vacation. Sadly only 10% of American's are planning to use their federal or state tax refunds to pay for a vacation. That's down from 20% just last year.

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Spanx Lady Makes Forbes Billionaire List!!

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Time For A New Job?

The 3 top things people make New Year's Resolutions about are:

1.) Losing Weight
2.) Quitting Smoking
3.) Get a New/Better Job

Well, lucky for me, I working on #1 and #2 right now, #3 I did last year, which is how I came here

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