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Ask the readers: How are you saving on spring break?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. How are you saving on spring break? A few weeks ago, I attended a daytime get-together comprised mostly of mothers of school-aged children. With spring break approaching, the topic inevitably came up, to which everyone in the room simultaneously let out a grunt of frustration. […]

Ask the readers: How are you saving on spring break?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. How are you saving on spring break? A few weeks ago, I attended a daytime get-together comprised mostly of mothers of school-aged children. With spring break approaching, the topic inevitably came up, to which everyone in the room simultaneously let out a grunt of frustration. […]

What does Quantitative Easing mean for me now?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. If you have ever heard talk of Quantitative Easing (QE) and “tapering,” you may have been left wondering what it is exactly. The terms are bandied about so frequently these days that it is rather difficult to parse out the facts from the political hype that surrounds every move the Federal Reserve Board, or Fed, makes. […]

The sharing economy and taxes

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. Etsy, TaskRabbit, Uber, AirBnB, and numerous other technologies make earning a little extra income (or even a full-time income) easier than ever. Almost anyone can be a micropreneur these days, even if they started out just pursuing a hobby. The sharing economy or peer-to-peer economy is growing at a record pace by leveraging disruptive technologies. […]

The sharing economy and taxes

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. Etsy, TaskRabbit, Uber, AirBnB, and numerous other technologies make earning a little extra income (or even a full-time income) easier than ever. Almost anyone can be a micropreneur these days, even if they started out just pursuing a hobby. The sharing economy or peer-to-peer economy is growing at a record pace by leveraging disruptive technologies. […]

How to use coupons effectively

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. I like saving money — but it has to be easy. And spending hours clipping and organizing coupons, or planning epic shopping trips based on my coupon stash is not easy. Most of the time — if I clip coupons at all — they end up floating around the bottom of my purse, expired. Instead, I usually choose to save in other ways. Yet, there are coupons. […]

How to use coupons effectively

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. I like saving money — but it has to be easy. And spending hours clipping and organizing coupons, or planning epic shopping trips based on my coupon stash is not easy. Most of the time — if I clip coupons at all — they end up floating around the bottom of my purse, expired. Instead, I usually choose to save in other ways. Yet, there are coupons. […]

How to save money on dental bills

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, around 108 million Americans go without dental insurance during any given year. […]

Ask the Readers: How do you motivate yourself when you feel like giving up?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. Honey Smith’s article about achieving your long-term financial goals got me thinking. It’s one thing to tackle big, long-term goals if you are healthy and employed. But hopefully you have to imagine how difficult it is to stay on track to reach them if you aren’t. What if the bottom has dropped out in your world? […]

How to achieve long-term financial goals

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In my last post, I talked about how personal finance is about playing the long game and “making choices that are harder in the short term for the good of the long term.” But when the payoff is so many years down the road, it can be difficult to stay on track. […]