Razors, Makeup, Hot Sauce — You Can Subscribe to Almost Anything. But Should You?

Remember when getting a hot pizza delivered to your door felt special? (OK, it still does.) Now you can spice up that pie with regular deliveries of hot sauce, or subscribe to nonfood items like neckties, razors, underwear, makeup, dog toys, mystery books — even slime.These subscription-box services can allow you to try out new types of goods and bypass […]

What to Do If Hurricane Florence Hits Your Home, Mortgage

If you’re affected by a hurricane, flood or another natural disaster, what does it mean for your mortgage? With Hurricane Florence getting ready to make landfall, this is especially important for homeowners on the East Coast. Here are frequently asked questions and answers.What should I do first?Get in touch with the following entities:The Federal Emergency Management Agency. You can register with FEMA […]

The 2018 Lincoln County Apple Festival has been rescheduled

DENVER – With Hurricane Florence expected to hit the North Carolina coast later this week, the Lincoln County Apple Festival has been rescheduled for Oct. 27. Earlier this week Festival Director Carole Howell said she had been in communication with city and county officials as well as emergency management, waiting to make the call. As of 5 p.m, according to the festival’s […]

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Razors, Makeup, Hot Sauce — You Can Subscribe to Almost Anything. But Should You?

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The 2018 Apple Festival has been postponed. 

How I Ditched Debt: Changing Habits, Budgeting for a Baby

In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt using a combination of commitment, budgeting and smart financial choices. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.Allison BaggerlyHow much: $111,108.29 in 4.5 yearsBudgeting was the last thing Allison Baggerly and her husband, Matt, thought about. Instead, they focused on eating out, shopping and enjoying life as young professionals. That […]

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Allison and Matt Baggerly paid off $111,108 in debt in four and half years. (Photo courtesy of Allison Baggerly)