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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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How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy School Lunches

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 4:25 PM

Kids are back from winter break and that means parents are back on lunch duty. Packing a well-balanced lunch and getting kids to actually eat their fruits and vegetables can be a real challenge. Here are a few ways to get kids to eat those healthy school lunches that you...

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids With Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 9:07 PM

Sometimes we are so focused on our own resolutions -- lose 20 pounds, save $1,000, get organized -- that we forget to help our kids work on their own personal goals. Here are five resolutions for kids and ways parents can encourage them to stick to their goals:

Eat more...

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Great Holiday Shopping Deals for Seniors

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 7:57 PM

With age comes wisdom and also savings! The holidays are around the corner and that means we are all looking for any way we can save on all of those purchases we will inevitably be making. The older set has a leg up over the 20, 30 and 40 somethings...

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Which Type of Holiday Shopper Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 4:28 PM

Holiday shopping requires strategy, but strategy is not one size fits all. There are all types of different shoppers out there. So, which type of holiday shopper are you? Do you get it all done on online or do you wait until the last minute? Will you do anything to...

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How to Get the Most Value for Your Gift Card Dollar

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 4:16 PM

Yet again, gift cards are the most requested gift item of the holiday season. Sixty percent of people say it's the gift they'd most like to receive, making it the top gift on the National Retail Federation's survey for the eighth year in a row. That means there's a good...

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Prep Now, Save Later: What to Buy in November for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 9:08 AM

As we deck the halls and carve the turkey, we incur quite a few expenses starting in the month of November. From grocery shopping and gift wrapping to getting those holiday cards mailed out, there's a lot on our to-do list and a lot of expenses that come along with...

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Creative Ways to Donate to Breast Cancer Awareness

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 12:06 AM

Pink products are everywhere with the mission to raise money during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While purchasing a hot pink pair of hand-weights or a powder pink football jersey can be a great way to show your support, it's not the only way. So if pink isn't your color or...

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Prep Now, Save Later: What to Do in October for the Holidays

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 12:43 PM

Whether you like it or not, the holiday season is already upon us. The ads are airing, the gifts are hitting store shelves and the mall decorations are already up! Thankfully, we are here to help with our second installment of the "Prep Now, Save Later" series.

Here's the basic...

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Prep Now, Save Later: What to Do in September for the Holidays

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 8:35 PM

Procrastination not only leads to a very stressful holiday season, it can also make for a very expensive one. That's why it's time to start planning for the holidays now. Yes, Halloween costumes have barely hit the shelves, but by starting in September, you're less likely to be in debt...

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10 Things To Do on Labor Day Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 3:40 PM

Fall doesn't officially begin until September 22, but for many, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end to summer. While many kids are already back in school, this three-day weekend gives us one last chance to celebrate before it's really back to the grind. Here are 10 things you can...

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How to Fit Fitness Into What You Already Do Every Day

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 8:26 AM

We often start the day with the best intentions to get to the gym, go for a power walk, or make it to yoga class. Then life gets in the way. When we have to work late, fold piles of laundry and complete a mile-long list of errands, the workout...

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How to Make Your Fruits and Veggies Last

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Fresh produce is a must at every meal, and many of us pay a premium for organic, so it's a shame to ever let it go to waste. Here's a complete guide to making your fresh produce last, whether you have just a grocery bag or crates full of it....

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Back to School Fashion Trends for Kids

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 1:23 PM

Back to school sales are revving up. For many families, that means buying their kids a whole new wardrobe, or at least a new pair of jeans or two. These days, many young kids are just as much into fashion as the teens. So we've rounded up the top trending...

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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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