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3 surprising ways to save money this summer

June 11, 2017Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:Sun, surf, and FSAsDon't forget about your flexible spending account before you head to the beach this summer, said Kimberly Lankford at Kiplinger​. Yes, you can actually tap tax-free money from your FSA to pay for many summertime essentials, like sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, first-aid kits, reading glasses, and other over-the-counter items. "You can also use the money for prescription...

New Lewiston partnership gets glasses for kids

LEWISTON — Mckayla Hilliard leaned over the display boxes filled with glasses. Wire frames, plastic frames, geek chic, sophisticated, black, white, multicolored. Dozens of them, new and shiny and waiting.She reached out to touch a brown pair with square lenses, then pulled back."Wait," she said to Lynn Poulin, who runs the dispensary, "these are all covered by MaineCare?"Hilliard, 17, had gotten her first eyeglass prescription last Friday, one with which she could see street signs and read...

From Drab to Fab! Here’s My 5 Minute Beauty Makeover

This post was developed in partnership with Solar Shield.I live in workout clothes and a ponytail, so I rely on my 5-minute beauty makeover a lot. Whether it’s my husband taking me out for an impromptu date or an event for one of my kids that I’ve forgotten about until the last minute, I usually only have a few minutes to make the transformation from drab to fab.Since I’m all about doing things quickly and easily, I’ve figured out a few beauty essentials that make looking good in minutes a...