Brian Hopkins

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25 Simple Recipes for 25 Delicious Veggies

A sure sign you've crossed that invisible line into full-fledged adulthood is that you actually start enjoying vegetables. Even those really yucky …

Healthy Eating

Should You Pay Your Student Loan with a Credit Card?

<b>Short Answer:</b> Unless you can transfer your balance to a 0% APR card and pay it off before the introductory rate expires, it doesn’t make sense to pay …

Personal Finance

Don't Miss Out: Top Overlooked Tax Breaks

Computer tax software helps preparers find deductions more easily than in the past, but many people still miss out on commonly overlooked deductions. …

Budgeting | Saving Money | GOBankingRates

Some people hate the “B” word because it typically means they will have to limit their spending, but a budget is a great way to keep your finances on …

4 Common Mistakes That Will Shrink Your Tax Refund

Wondering how to maximize your tax return? Commonly missed deductions, the wrong withholding number and DIY tax preparation are often the main …

Banking Industry and Technology | GOBankingRates

In the last two decades, the world has become more technologically advanced — and banking has followed suit. With technology development comes faster …

Consumers More Likely to Read Reviews for Restaurants Than Banks

Thanks to easy access of the Internet, we have made a ritual out of reading online customer reviews before we make a purchase, patronize a restaurant …

How to Balance Saving for Retirement, Emergency Fund, and Paying Off Debt

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Best Online Savings Accounts

You might already know that online banks offer perks that aren’t available at your local brick-and-mortar branch. In fact, an online savings account …

5 Common Investing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

I have been using a new free tool called Personal Capital for a few weeks now and I am really impressed by it (if you are familiar with Mint.com, it …

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13 Overlooked Tax Deductions That Will Boost Your Return This Year

Tax season is here, and it’s time to get organized and prepared for the grueling task of filing your taxes. It’s important to be aware of all the …

Here’s How to Save Thousands by Negotiating Lower Credit Card Interest Rates

Credit cards are great tools when used appropriately, but sometimes you find yourself getting in over your head. Before you get too deep, take a few …

Saying Yes to Your Kids

You shouldn't feel guilty about spending money on your children -- when the occasion is right, that is.<p>My previous column on how to say no to your …

The Human Body has a Story to Tell

Daniel Lieberman, the Harvard evolutionary biologist sometimes credited for sparking the barefoot running revolution, has a new book out—<i>The Story of the Human Body</i>—and it’s a doozy. Lieberman argues that only by looking at human physiology through an evolutionary lens can we truly begin to …