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Jeanette Pavini
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Two time Emmy Award-winner and consumer savings expert, Jeanette Pavini has been providing consumers with money-saving tips they can use for more than a decade. Teaming with, Jeanette puts her expert feedback to use immediately with real world tips and advice. Jeanette Pavini is a personal finance columnist for MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal Sunday and contributor to the networks live shows. During her 10 years with CBS 5 News, Jeanette worked to investigate consumer injustices, to right wrongs, and provide up to the minute consumer advice to her audience. Jeanette Pavini's consumer savings tips have been featured on The Today Show, ABC Now,, NY Daily News, USA Today and more. Along with her advocacy work, Jeanette's most popular pieces were stories teaching viewers how to get the most value for their dollar, day in and day out. Her work investigating the wireless industry's business practices brought about a first of its kind settlement and restitution for California consumers, administrated by the California Attorney General.

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5 Home Remodel Projects That Add Value

(3) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 3:22 PM

You've probably heard it before, the kitchen and the bathroom are the best places to invest your remodel dollars. And while this is certainly true, they aren't the only improvements that recoup a significant amount of costs when you sell. Here are five remodel projects that stand a good chance...

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How to Bring Your Financial Life Online

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 4:54 PM

We're living life online. We invite friends to parties, store our family photo albums, and buy clothes, all from the Internet. But even the most Internet savvy of us have at one time or another felt a little reluctance to bring our financial life online. And while it always comes...

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Creative Ways to Save on a Cruise

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 11:26 AM

2014-06-11-cruise.jpg It's like a floating city! These days cruise ships come equipped with shopping malls, water slides, midnight buffets, theaters and even ice skating rinks. And when you know the tricks to saving big bucks, you can score...

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12 Clever Ways to Add More Time to Your Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 4:11 PM

You know what they say -- time is money. So, finding extra time in your day is kind of like finding extra dollars in your pocket. Save time on life's mundane tasks with these 12 clever ways to add more time to your day to do the things that matter.

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Random Acts of Kindness

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 10:10 AM

Even the smallest gesture of kindness can mean so much to someone. You never know when a simple smile or kind word could transform a bad day. The best thing about random acts of kindness? They are contagious. Doing something nice for a stranger or loved one will make them...

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12 Hacks to Save Serious Money on Groceries

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 12:43 PM

Groceries. They are an expense we can't avoid completely, but an expense we actually have a lot of control over. By shopping smarter, there are ways to stretch your grocery dollars when you're shopping the aisles and even after you get your food home. Here are 12 tips for making...

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Super Bowl Party

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 1:15 PM

Last year, an estimated 108.4 million people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl and it just so happens to be the second largest day for food consumption in United States, proving that you don't have to be a Broncos or a Seahawks fan (or even a football fan), to...

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7 Strategies to Pay Down Your Debt

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 3:31 PM

Even with the best intentions to live debt-free, somehow, we create debt. In fact, the average household owes more than $15,000 to credit card companies. With holiday spending and New Year's resolutions fresh in our mind, January is a good month to get serious about paying down your...

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10 Tricks to Help You Actually Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 4:36 PM

Many of us spend January 1 making resolutions and the other 364 days trying to stay resolved to keeping them. In fact, only 8% of people successfully achieve their resolutions, according to research from the University of Scranton. So, here are the top 10 tips for making resolutions...

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Things That Will Cost More in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2014 | 11:51 AM

It's a new year, and time to begin that 2014 budget and begin those saving resolutions. There are some items that are going to increase this year. Here is what we are finding at

Most car manufacturers are set for price increases in 2014,...

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Holiday Trends

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 10:31 AM

From footwear to breakfast to this year's centerpiece, holiday trends have got you covered from A to Z. Find out how people are celebrating, decorating and feasting. Plus, learn a few simple DIY projects for enjoying these trends in your home and on a budget.

Chalkboard Holiday Cards


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What You Need to Know for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 4:04 PM

It's almost here! One of the biggest shopping days of the year. If you are planning on heading out this Friday, here are some tips on how to prepare. If you are waiting to do everything online on Monday, we have tips for you too. Happy shopping!


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How to Stretch Your Thanksgiving Dollar

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 3:13 PM

Want some good Thanksgiving news? The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) predicts that Thanksgiving dinner will cost a little less this year. On average, it's $49.04 to serve turkey and all the trimmings for ten. That's just under $5 per person. Here's how much the AFBF predicts you'll spend on...

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How to Plan Your Finances 60 Days Before Christmas

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Believe it or not, Christmas Eve is three months away. Consider yourself warned.

This year, don't let procrastination invade your holiday. If you start planning and shopping now, it may very well be possible to get through the holidays debt-free. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the simple...

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What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 3:04 PM

You've been pilfering from the trick-or-treat stash all month long. This week your kids are going to come home with bucketfuls of candy. This candy binge has to end!

Or does it? Fortunately, there are dozens of things you can do with leftover candy to make sure not a single...

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Better Ways to Save on Halloween!

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 6:32 PM

Halloween is a few days away! So, if you still don't have a costume, now's the time to make your purchase.

First thing's first, what do you want to be this year? You can always go with the popular vote. A survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) revealed...

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How to Stretch $500

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 5:41 PM

It is amazing how quickly we can all whittle away $500 at times. Here are a few not so known ways to stretch your hard earned dollars even more.

Museum membership. Buy an annual family membership to a museum or educational center that participates in a reciprocal program. It...

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Apples to Apples: A Rundown Between the Different Varieties

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 4:05 PM

October is National Apple Month, and orchards around the country are teeming with apple fans who know that the fruit is ripe for the pickin'. But the question remains: Which varieties do you pick for what?

Before you go load up your produce bags, here's a quick rundown on some...

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Your Guide to Supermarket Lingo

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 5:24 PM

The average supermarket carries tens of thousands of items, so it can be hard to simply remember the name of your kids' favorite cereal bars, let alone keep up on all of grocery store lingo flying through the aisles. Here's a guide to some common grocery store terminology. Know these...

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What to Buy Now -- The Middle of Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 2:51 PM

July is the heart of summer, which means more time (and better weather) to have fun. That's why this month's best buys are less about shopping and more about doing! Here's how to score real deals on activities that are simply essential to summertime.

Water slides: Look for half-day discounts,...

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