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12+ Free Government & Charity Resources for Emergency Financial Assistance

You can't always avoid a financial crisis, but you can keep it from crushing you. There are plenty of programs out there – some run by the government, some by charities – that can help keep the bills paid until you get back on your feet.

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Wet/Dry Vacuum Reviews

For home or on the worksite, Ridgid wet-dry vacuums make quick work of messy cleanups. For workshop use, we found a great performing Makita tool-activated shop vacuum. Need to go cordless? Check out this DeWalt model.

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Read More While Spending Less

If you love new books but hate the price tags, here are the best sources of cheap books - and better yet, free books - for the bookworm on a budget.

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Best Scanners - Top 5 Scanner Reviews

For most homes and small offices, reviewers say Canon flatbed scanners are your best bet. Choose Epson for the best image quality and Fujitsu for sheet-fed scanners.

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7 Stores With Price Match Guarantees

Today, comparison shopping can showing a price from one store and asking another store to match it. Here's how to use price matching at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and more.

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Should I Repair or Replace a Broken Appliance? – Here’s How to Decide

Broken appliances can be a real drag. If you’ve got one sitting around, there are a few simple rules that can help you figure out whether to repair it or replace it.

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Best Miter Saw - Miter Saw Reviews - 2017

It's a year later, but experts and owners agree that last year's Best Reviewed compound miter saws are this year's too, and they are all from DeWalt.

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Portable Generator Reviews

Live through a hurricane like Sandy and you'll quickly learn the value of a reliable back-up generator. These are the models that experts and users say will see you through to safety.

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How to Buy Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Clothing on a Budget

If you know where to look, you can find clothing that’s good for the planet and for your wallet.

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Best Steam Iron - Steam Iron Reviews

Ironing's a pain, but our research found some great corded, cordless and travel irons that that can make the task at least a little less painful.

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How to Stop Wasting Money

Americans waste a lot of money – and we know it. Yet often the things we know are a waste are the very things we're least willing to cut back on.

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Best Chainsaws - Top 6 Chainsaw Reviews

Once again, Husqvarna is the top name among gas-powered homeowner chainsaws, though we also found a Stihl saw that's nearly every bit as good. WORX makes the best corded electric alternatives, while Ego makes a powerful cordless model that can go for a surprisingly long time between trips to the charger.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Gifts

Worried about busting your budget during the holidays? A few sensible steps – like setting spending limits, shopping sales, and saving on shipping – can help keep your expenses in line.

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Best Shredder - Paper Shredder Reviews

A quality shredder is the best way to secure paper records like old checks, sensitive correspondence and the like.

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Best Light Bulbs - Light Bulb Reviews

Falling prices and increased availability have made LED bulbs the top choice for household lighting. CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) are still available, but despite their lower upfront cost, they can't beat LEDs for value.