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Saving Money for College: Should I Open a 529?

Though saving for college can seem like a challenging task, there are investment vehicles that make putting aside money for future college costs possible, such as a 529 plan. While you are asking yourself, How should I save for college? you will most likely have questions about 529 plans, such as the following:
What is a 529 plan?
Also known as a qualified tuition program, a section 529 plan consists of an educational savings plan that is operated by an educational institution or state that allows… See More

6 Ways to Get a Bigger Tax Refund

Filing taxes might not be fun, but getting a big refund sure is. Knowing you have thousands of dollars coming your way is certainly exciting, and finding ways to make that refund bigger is even more so.

If you want to get more of your hard-earned money back from the IRS this year, consider these 6 refund-boosting strategies.

Check out the Earned Income Tax Credit

Refundable tax credits provide a bigger boost to your refund than deductions, since they do more than reduce the amount of… See More

Post-Holiday Budgeting Tips

If you overspent during the holidays and find yourself with a huge spending hangover, now is the time to make some changes to get your finances back on track.
Follow these steps to create a household budget for the New Year by asking yourself how much money you actually have, how you’ve been spending and why you may have failed to follow previous budgets. Chances are your old plan was unrealistic. However the process comes out, remind yourself that a household budget is only useful if you actually… See More

Kmart’s Annual Family and Friends Event

The countdown to the holidays is on! Our annual Kmart Family and Friends Event will be held in stores and at Kmart.com1 this weekend so you, your family and your friends can get an early start on holiday shopping.

The schedule and markets are as follows:

 

 

 

Associates, family and friends can all save an extra 10 percent off in-store purchases. Associates will also receive their associate discount2 which will automatically be applied when they present their associate… See More

Can Using a Space Heater Save You Money on Your Heating Bills

Keeping comfortably warm during the winter can bring you uncomfortably large heating bills. No matter what part of the country you call home or how you heat your home, it is important to save energy and money when possible. To keep cash in your pocket, take the time to seal drafty doors and windows, plug leaks around foundations and, if necessary, add insulation to the attic.
Space heater strategies
Also consider placing space heaters in strategic locations throughout your home. Designed to heat… See More

Gas Offer on participating Clorox, Kimberly-Clark and Unilever products at Kmart

Are you ready for more big gas savings? From Oct. 6 – 12, you can save $1 per gallon on gas when you spend $40 or more on select Clorox, Kimberly-Clark and Unilever products at a participating Kmart store. Participating brands include: select Dove 8-bar soap, Dove body wash 18–24 oz., TRESemmé, Clorox, Tilex, Green Works, Pine-Sol, Formula 409, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Huggies, GoodNites, Pull-Ups, Kleenex, Depend, Poise, Kotex and U by Kotex. The coupons for $1 per gallon will be provided at… See More

Save Energy with a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats can help reduce your energy bills, and installing one is a relatively easy do-it-yourself project. Because of this, switching to a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to save money and help the environment by reducing energy usage.
The basics

A programmable thermostat is a temperature control device that allows you to automatically adjust temperature according to a predetermined schedule. This provides energy savings by reducing your air conditioner’s… See More

LED Lighting Buyer’s Guide

In recent years, revolutions in lighting technology have brought LEDs to the forefront as a possible replacement for both incandescent and compact florescent light bulbs. Until just a couple of years ago, the cost of LED lighting made it only viable for minute applications (backlit screens and illuminated signs for businesses), but we’re now seeing the technology becoming applicable in a variety of lighting, making many wonder whether now is the time to consider buying them for the home or office…. See More

Save $1 per gallon on gas when members spend $50 or more on P&G products at Kmart!

 

This year you’ve shipped your pants, you’ve had big gas and now we’re giving you even bigger gas. From Sept. 1 – 7, you can save $1 per gallon on gas when you spend $50 or more on Procter & Gamble (P&G) products at a participating Kmart store. There are over 40 P&G brands and thousands of P&G items to choose from at Kmart. The coupons for $1 per gallon will be provided at the register and redeemable from Sept. 8 – 15.

 
Click here for details on the offer… See More

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