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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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9 Ways I Saved Money Between Jobs

Economizing doesn’t necessarily mean missing out on life. Here's how I trimmed expenses without cutting into my lifestyle. […]

Top-Rated Water Filters (Starting Under $20)

Grabbing bottled water may be convenient, but it's also costly. Filtering your own tap water is cheaper and better for you. Here's how to pick the right type of filter at the right price. […]

7 Cheap Ways to Relieve Stress

There's a lot to get worked up about in our daily lives, and some people wind down in expensive ways, like wining and dining. But cooling off doesn't mean you have to stress out your budget. […]

Where to Stash Some Cash Where Only You Can Find It

Stashing money under a mattress is so cliche – but sometimes cliches have a kernel of good advice. You should keep a cache of cash around the house. But where? […]

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Owning a home offers a sense of freedom and independence. But that's all an illusion until you polish off the mortgage, so here are some ways to do it faster. […]

8 Places to Save on Green Household Products

Going green doesn't have to mean going broke. Here are eight sites that sell eco-friendly household products cheap. […]

When to Buy and When to DIY

A new study shows people are taking greater interest in being more independent. That's great news, but some stuff is best left to professionals. […]

How I Wiped Out $37,000 of Debt in One Year

You don't need to be a financial expert to fix your finances. You just have take an honest look at yourself and get started. It worked for this Money Talks News reader and it can work for you. […]

Resolutions 2012: 4 Steps to Destroy Debt

2012 is when it all ends. No, not the world – your slavery to debt! If you're ready to break free, we're here to show you how. […]

Resolutions 2012 – 4 Steps to Saving More

Still haven't made a New Year's resolution? Well, the Chinese New Year is Jan. 23 - good enough. But instead of the Year of the Dragon, make it the Year of Savings. […]