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I’ve spent 30 years in personal finance -- 10 as an investment adviser for major Wall Street firms and the last 20 as a nationally syndicated consumer/personal finance TV news guy. Since I started Money Talks News in 1990, I’ve done about 3,000 news stories on saving more, spending less, avoiding rip-offs and understanding investing. While I’ve had a website for more than 10 years, I’m relatively new to blogging.

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Latest Posts from Money Talks News

Auto-Pilot: Good for Planes, Not Finances

We all do it: sign up for services that suck money monthly from our accounts, then forget about them. How much are you wasting on things you could pay less for or drop entirely? […]

Pump Up the Jam: 7 Sassy Uses for Preserves

Jam can be used to create sophisticated dishes and foodie treats very frugally. Its versatility will surprise you. […]

12 Ways to Host a New Year Party for Less

Want to ring in the New Year without wringing out your wallet? Here are some fun and easy ways to throw the party of a decade. […]

21 Things You Should Never Pay For

While the best things in life are always free, so is lots of other stuff. If you want to find some extra money in your budget, stop paying for things you could get for nothing. […]

Want to Get Richer? Here’s Step 1

If you're one of the 42 percent of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, it's time to break out. Here's how. […]

4 Summer Chores You Need to Do July 4

Outdoor maintenance can pay for itself – especially if you get free supplies! Touch-up paint and landscaping can build curb appeal if you're looking to sell, while sealing and pest control can keep the bills down. […]

8 Ways to Save Big on Rent

You probably spend more per month on rent than anything else. So why pay more than you have to? Here are eight easy ways to lower the cost. […]

23 Ways to Lower the Cost of Home Improvement

Whether it's adding a bath or remodeling the kitchen, here's how to find materials for a fraction of the price at big-box home improvement stores, hire the right contractor at the right price, and get that project done for less. […]