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How do you decide what to spend on a computer?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Decide to buy a computer these days and immediately you’re confronted with a complex decision process wherein you pit features against price. The choice is intensely personal and a total reflection of your tastes, priorities, and pocketbook. I know how I’ve gone about it in the past, but I was curious to see how other people approach the problem. […]

Why buying individual stocks is a bad idea

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Even if you’ve never made an overt decision to invest in the stock market, stocks form the foundation of your retirement investing. […]

Layoff to start-up: 8 tips from a successful entrepreneur

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Ted Leonhardt’s plunge into entrepreneurship was just that — a plunge. After working for a small graphic design agency for eight years, he lost his job and was facing an uncertain future. “I was in survival mode,” he recalls. With a mortgage and a baby, he had to do something quickly. […]

How to get an apprenticeship and avoid student loan debt

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Given that student loan debt in the U.S. tops $1.2 trillion and the average graduate owed over $30,000 in 2015, it’s no surprise topics like how to start paying student loans are necessary. […]

How do you entertain out-of-town guests for free?

The holiday season is fast approaching, and you might be planning to travel home to spend time with family – or your family could be coming to see you. Either way, travel expenses add up quickly, leaving little to no room for entertainment once you’re together. Sometimes that’s not a problem because there’s so much to do anyway. […]

How to know when to change your financial plan

This article is by staff writer Richard Barrington. Financial planning is like taking a long car trip. You plan your route, your schedule, and your eventual destination in advance; but then you have to be prepared to adjust for detours, traffic delays, bad weather, fatigue or other unexpected changes. […]

Tax changes for 2015, and other tax mistakes you could easily make

This is a guest post from Amanda Argue. Don’t you feel sometimes like income tax is the hardest subject in the world to understand? Well, it’s really nothing to be embarrassed about. […]

Year-end tax planning – 2015 checklist

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. Know your taxes! I am a big fan of the philosophy: No one cares more about your money than you do. Even if a professional prepares your taxes every year, learn to do it yourself. […]

Things you never knew were taxable

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. When you order something online, does the retailer charge you sales tax? Do you pay attention to that? I haven’t always. Online purchases and sales tax After we became Amazon Prime users, our online internet orders went waaaaaay up. That free shipping will getcha every time. […]

How do you budget for experiences after debt?

This article is by staff writer Megan Wells. In college, my mind was set on becoming an ethnographic researcher. I wanted to study people and cultures that were new to me while traveling as extensively as possible. After I earned my diploma, I pooled every dollar to purchase a one-way ticket to Costa Rica. […]