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Sales tax break on clothing expanding

[-- Read Time: 3 mins --] Shoppers in New York State are getting back their clothing tax exemption on up to $110 per item. Beginning Sunday, clothing and footwear priced under $110 will be exempt from the state’s 4 percent sales tax. The total cost of qualifying...

Save money, pay off debt in new year

[-- Read Time: 2 mins --] Santa brought lots of gifts this year. Unfortunately, he also brought lots of credit card debt. But you can still get out of debt and save money in 2012. Lerone Harper, the education coordinator for Consumer Credit Counseling Services of West...

Learn new coupon tricks; watch grocery savings grow

[-- Read Time: 2 mins --] This year’s fast-rising grocery prices are forcing consumers to scrimp and save to make their food dollars go further. And using coupons is one of the top ways they’re cutting costs at the checkout line. If you’re new to the...

Late-blooming saver needs to get on the ball

[-- Read Time: 2 mins --] Q: What do I, a 47-year-old investor who has saved nothing for retirement, need to do so I can retire by 65 in light of the market’s recent volatility? A: For decades, investors getting a late start saving for retirement figured they...