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Is your kid itching to get behind the wheel? Brace yourself for higher insurance costs. How Much Does Adding a Teenager Increase Your Insurance? – Smart Asset

Whether you live in Philly, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York or another big city, check out these nearby, one-day getaways. Escape Your City This Summer With 33 Drivable Day Trips – Greatist

At a time when open positions are hard to come by, some job hunters may find themselves adopting this approach: beggars can’t be choosers. Should I Take Any Job or Wait For Something in My Field? - Lifehacker

If you’re prone to cell phone upgrade envy, this novel idea may be just right for you. New Phone Upgrade Plans: ‘Rentals’ – Fox News

One man describes how his spouse’s obsession with couponing went a tad too far. Money Magic or Mistake? – YourTango

Did you sell in May … and go away? DailyFinance breaks down this and four other financial blunders you may have made this year. The 5 Worst Money Mistakes You Could’ve Made So Far in 2013 - DailyFinance

You’ve hit the jackpot and met a contact at your dream company—and here’s how to get that person to put in a good word for you. 6 Tips For Politely Requesting a Job Referral - POPSUGAR Smart Living

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Whether you’re suffering from job stress or you have a serious case of creative block, these gorgeous getaways could be the perfect remedy. 14 Amazing Vacations to Cure What Ails You

Although $1 million may seem like an impossible figure to reach when it comes to a nest egg, these real people pulled it off, thanks to frugality and plenty of savvy. How I Saved More Than $1 Million for Retirement

Who says you have to go all the way to Bali or the Bahamas to host a memorable destination wedding? Check out these equally beautiful locales—no passport required. 7 Picture-Perfect Destination Weddings … in the U.S.

Research reveals that looking out for #1 may not be the best career strategy. Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?

Do you have a friend whose shopping is out of control … or who hasn’t even begun to think about saving for retirement? 5 Steps to a Successful Friend Money Intervention