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News: Broken appliance? Consider repair, rather than replace

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If one of your appliances has been acting up this winter, you may have wondered whether it’s best to repair it or replace it.

“If the sound of noisy appliances is cutting into your enjoyment of listening to music or watching a movie nearby,” says Sheila Schmitz, an editor for home-remodeling company Houzz, “it may be time to upgrade.”

But, with a growing list of self-help websites and online videos to aid the frugal consumer, repairing many household appliance issues sans a technician may be a viable option.

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Ends 02-05-17 $20,000 Avocados From Mexico Guac Nation Sweepstakes

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Prize(s): Enter daily for the chance to win a $5000 check (Grand Prize), or one of 60 secondary prizes of a $250 Give Card. Total ARV: $20,000.

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Coupon: Save $1.00 on Charmin

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Get $1.00 off when you purchase any one Charmin Ultra Soft or Strong 6 Mega Roll, 9 Big Roll, 12 Double Roll or larger, with the coupon (link) below.

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Ends 02-05-17 Win a $20,000 Bucket List Sports Experience

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Prize(s): A credit of up to $20,000 fulfilled by an agency selected by sponsor to be allocated towards the winner’s bucket list sports experience taking place within the United States or the District of Columbia. The grand prize will be allocated to include roundtrip, economy class air transportation for winner and one (1) guest from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to bucket list destination selected, a minimum of three (3) days and two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy), roundtrip ground transportation from the airport and hotel, $500 spending cash for winner only awarded in the form of a check, and two (2) tickets to the sporting event corresponding to the bucket list destination selected. Grand Prize Winner will also receive a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone with one (1) year (12 months) of Cricket Wireless service on a $70 per month plan. Maximum Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize package: $21,489.99.

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News: IRS changes you should know about before filing your taxes

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Every year, the IRS tinkers with many of its rules to adjust for inflation and new legislation. Keeping up with all the changes can be daunting — especially because there’s a difference between the year we’re in and the tax year the changes apply to.

Tax season officially gets under way this week. Here are some of the changes that matter as you prepare your tax return for the 2016 tax year.

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