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Financial benefits of solar panels? Not so fast!

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. In my homeownership and priorities progress report in September, I mentioned that Jake and I were considering getting solar panels installed on our new house. Although that was our last priority, our first priority was replacing our HVAC unit. We thought there might be HVAC units that were made to be compatible with solar panels. […]

If the recession is over, where are the jobs?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. A few weeks ago, we asked the question “What is your investment strategy?” and described the survey Get Rich Slowly did of attitudes toward investing and a few related subjects. […]

If the recession is over, where are the jobs?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. A few weeks ago, we asked the question “What is your investment strategy?” and described the survey Get Rich Slowly did of attitudes toward investing and a few related subjects. […]

Free online background check — Could a specialty consumer report be costing you?

This article is by Suba Iyer, who currently writes for FiveCentNickel.com. Ever wonder why you had to pay a deposit to get your utilities turned on when your friend didn’t? Have you noticed that the health insurance premiums for two self-employed people can be different? […]

Free online background check — Could a specialty consumer report be costing you?

This article is by Suba Iyer, who currently writes for FiveCentNickel.com. Ever wonder why you had to pay a deposit to get your utilities turned on when your friend didn’t? Have you noticed that the health insurance premiums for two self-employed people can be different? […]

How to raise a frugal child

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Sometimes you find clues of your kids’ financial education progress in the strangest places. “Dear Santa” – began my seven-year-old daughter’s letter, published in our local newspaper - “May I have more money? I will save it to buy a house or car.” (I know. […]

How to raise a frugal child

This article is by staff writer Lisa Aberle. Sometimes you find clues of your kids’ financial education progress in the strangest places. “Dear Santa” – began my seven-year-old daughter’s letter, published in our local newspaper - “May I have more money? I will save it to buy a house or car.” (I know. […]

Ask the Readers: What are your best tips for interview success?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. I have watched a number of people go through the interview process over the years. For some, it’s nerve-racking. Often, the process is mysterious: How do you know what the interviewer is looking for in a candidate? Do they want someone to fit seamlessly into their culture or do they value skill, experience, or reputation above all else? […]

Ask the Readers: What are your best tips for interview success?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. I’ve watched a number of people go through the interview process over the years. For some, it’s nerve-racking. Often, the process is mysterious: How do you know what the interviewer is looking for in a candidate? Do they want someone to fit seamlessly into their culture or do they value skill, experience, or reputation above all else? […]

How to turn down a job offer (or resign) gracefully

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. So, you’ve done it. You’ve considered all the costs of a new job, networked your heart out, and considered all aspects of your job offer. Now you are facing one of two outcomes: Pull the trigger! Take the new job. Not good enough! For whatever reason, you’ve decided to decline the offer. […]