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Shopping on Black Friday or Monday?

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Are you planning on hitting the stores on Black Friday and the online stores on Black Monday? Or will you do your holiday shopping later? No matter when you shop, make sure you do your homework in order to get the best deals. Here are some tips to help.

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Q&A: Inheriting Credit Card Debt from a Spouse

Dear Liz:You've answered a number of questions regarding credit card debt when a person dies. But I haven't quite seen the answer I need.

If a spouse dies, and the remaining spouse is not on the credit card account, is it still the responsibility of the survivor to pay the card? Does the answer vary by state? Or is it a federal law?

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Q&A: Inheriting Credit Card Debt from a Parent

Dear Liz: My mother, who is widowed, has credit card debt. When she dies, are my sister and I responsible for that debt? There is no estate, but she does have a small amount of life insurance that mainly would go toward her funeral expenses and fixing things in her home to get it ready for sale.

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Digital Wallets: Apple Pay Joins the Crowded Field

Digital wallets have recently been in the news with the launch of Apple Pay. Digital wallets in one form or another have been around for several years. Apple Pay joins other wallets such as Google Wallet, Softcard, LoopPay, and PayPal. Digital wallets allow you to make mobile and online payments. Most wallets allow you to store credit and debit card information. Some wallets store loyalty/rewards cards, membership cards, insurance cards, coupons, receipts, tickets, and even your ID. Others allow you to make other types of payments and pay bills.

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From Guacamole to Gas: Really Useful Websites

useful_websitesI often browse financial and consumer-related websites and have found that by clicking through these websites (and the additional info links that they offer), one comes across a lot of useful and/or fun websites. (A lot of silly/useless/ridiculous ones, too, but let's not waste time on those!)

Whether you're out of money, out of time, or out of gas, these websites can help you and even protect your privacy.

One big warning: remember that all advertising—on these sites or on others—only gives you the good side of the story and most ads attempt to get you to make impulse purchases. So, forget the ads on these sites and dig into the hard info.

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