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Mothers Forming ‘Mommunes’ To Save Money, Time

You probably have heard the proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” and now a group of single moms are doing just that — combining families into “mommunes.”


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Could You Be The Victim Of Financial Infidelity?

Your spouse may be faithful when it comes to relationships, but many couples today admit to a different kind of cheating. And it involves their bank accounts.


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Discounted Gift Card Ideas For Christmas

Check out these websites where you can buy gift cards without any hidden fees or other surprises.


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Consumer Savings Expert Andrea Woroch Shares Holiday Layaway Tips

Want to get a way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, but haven’t quite filled your piggy bank yet? Consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch says layaway programs are making a comeback. She visited the KCAL9 studio to share some tips.


Nosy Neighbors May Sell Their Homes Faster

In a tough real estate market, sellers have to be proactive to get a leg up on the competition. One industry expert says the secret to success may be spying on your neighbors.



Homeowners Fall Victim To Loan Modification Scam

In the current economic climate, desperate homeowners who have fallen on hard times can become easy prey for scam artists. Knowing the law is the first step to avoid falling for a predator’s schemes.


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New App Puts Best Bargains At Your Fingertips

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, a new application for the iPhone and iPad helps shoppers save time and money.


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Landlord Underwater? What To Do If You’re Renting A Foreclosed Home

What happens when you’re renting a house and the owner goes into foreclosure?

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More Than 1M Homeowners May Qualify For Foreclosure Relief

Are struggling homeowners to blame for failing to seek help with their faltering mortgages? The Obama administration says more than one million borrowers may be qualified for a foreclosure prevention program, but simply won’t ask for help.


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Bank Of America Drops Plan For $5 Monthly Debit Card Fee

Bank of America is dropping its plan to charge debit card customers a $5 monthly fee.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/01/2011

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KFC Offering Real Treat Leading Up To Halloween

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Colonel Sanders wants to help you survive this tough economy. KFC is offering a real treat leading up to the Halloween – double the sides. If you purchase an eight piece […]



Experts Offer Tips To Help You Stretch Your Dollars

The Commerce Department’s latest report shows consumer spending increased over the last three months, but have savings decreased.


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UCLA Junior Works To Help Homeless Students

A UCLA junior is working to help as many as several hundred struggling students who have found themselves without a place to live.


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Food Pantries Strapped By High Demand, Low Donations

Food pantries are places of last resort for many people down on their luck, trying to survive in this economy. But the L.A. Regional Food Bank reports that many of the agencies that provide free food for those in need are in need themselves.

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Stores Offering Price-Matching Guarantees For The Holidays

We have learned that many big stores like Walmart, Target, Sears, Staples and Bed Bath & Beyond are offering price-match guarantees this holiday season.