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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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Stacy talks about new book, “Life or Debt 2010″.

This is an interview I did for Simon and Schuster regarding my new book, Life or Debt 2010, scheduled for release in January. If you’re ready to pay off every debt you have, please: pre-order Life or Debt 2010 Read more ...Subscribe to our newsletterLike this article? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for our newest stories, money saving tips, deals and coupons. Click here to sign up now. […]

Consumer Debt Continues to Decline

Note: The following article is posted courtesy of our friends at Data released this week by the Federal Reserve shows that the consumer debt continues to decline.  The Federal Reserve Consumer Credit report reveals that credit card debt  fell in October for the 13th cons Read more ...Subscribe to our newsletterLike this article? […]

Way to Save #145: Reuse Plastic

Plastic has a half-life of a million years. Wash and reuse plastic food storage bags. […]

Way to Save #144: Use Hand Towels

Save a tree or two. Use a clean hand towel in the kitchen instead of always reaching for paper towels. […]

Way to Save #142: Inexpensive Decorating

Sometimes you just need to change the look of a room. A new tablecloth can transform a dining room, and you’ll probably find one at the Salvation Army for $5. Plants are great decorations that you can get free by exchanging clippings with your friends. A plywood circle sitting on a round trash can look [...] […]

Way to Save #141: Stop Being So Clean

Americans can be obsessive when it comes to cleaning our clothes. Result? High dry-cleaning bills, high utility bills and high clothing bills. Nobody’s suggesting you should use body odor to cull your circle of friends, but the fact is that many items, especially the expensive-to-dry-clean-kind can often be worn more before we have them cleaned. [...] […]

Way to Save #140: Buy Yesterday's Technology

One of the fundamental ways to save money is to buy yesterday’s technology. An older computer may not play Solitaire at the speed of light, but it will probably be perfectly adequate for the tasks normal people use computers for. And it will cost a fraction of the price of the newest, fastest models. Buying [...] […]

Way to Save #139: Use Reusable Batteries

Charge it! Batteries that is. Reusable batteries cost more to buy, but can pay for themselves easily. […]