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Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping and saving money. She writes for RD.com and CNNUnderscored.com, and her expert commentary can be found on RealSimple.com, Today.com, Kiplinger.com, and Marketwatch.com, and in magazines like Newsweek, Better Homes & Gardens, and Woman’s Day. She has appeared on-air hundreds of times, including on NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, and network affiliates around the country. You can find her money-saving tips at truetrae.com and at @truetrae on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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