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Caroline Banton


State College, PA, United States

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Past articles by Caroline:

30 Ways To Increase Your Take-Home Income

A sudden promotion or raise might seem unlikely, but there are many ways to boost your paycheck that you might not have considered. Read on to discover 30 ways to increase your take-home income... → Read More

8 Ugly Truths About Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting venture, but it also comes with risk and expense. Many homeowners underestimate the extra cost of maintenance and repairs or the labor required to keep a home and its... → Read More

10 Brands That Took a Beating in 2016 and 10 That Took Off

Several key brands went through some trying times in 2016. Samsung and Wells Fargo are two well-publicized examples. In other instances, seemingly popular brands surprised us by not posting expected earnings. Here are 10 brands that suffered in the past year, and 10 brands that are thriving going into 2017. Find out if your favorite brands are on the list. → Read More

17 Ways Small Businesses Can Save Money Without Cutting Jobs

If you have a small business and need to cut expenses, here are 17 ways to dramatically affect your company's bottom line without resorting to layoffs. → Read More

7 Ways to Protect Yourself From Holiday Identity Theft

The holidays are a prime time for identity theft. Learn all about the different types of identity theft and how to prevent them while holiday shopping. → Read More

5 Ways Your Social Media Accounts Hurt Your Career

Do you know how your social media presence looks to potential employers? Here are five potential career-killing social media moves to avoid. → Read More

5 Money Scams to Look Out for in 2016

It’s not just the old and vulnerable who can be targeted by scammers. Here are five money scams you need to keep an eye out for in 2016. → Read More

10 Reasons to Open a Savings Account If You Haven't Yet

Low interest rates on savings accounts are temporary, but your financial health is long-term. Here are 10 reasons you need a savings account. → Read More

7 Hidden Tax Breaks for Retirees

Some tax write-offs can lead to huge savings. Here are seven tax breaks for retirees you'll want to remember when tax planning. → Read More