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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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How to Find the Right Gym or Get Fit on Your Own

Trying to make exercise part of your daily routine? A gym may not be the answer, but if it is, find one that's a good "fit." […]

10 Painless Ways to Save $1,000

Whether you're in debt, making big plans, or just want a better quality of life, saving is essential. But going on a "dollar diet" won't work. Here are 10 ways to gain without pain. […]

How to Find Free, Sticky Money

You know those coin-counting change machines in your local supermarket? I make money from them. […]

9 Best Ways to Get Free Stuff

Everybody loves free stuff, but few spend the time hunting for it – time is money too. Save both by learning to find great freebies without much work. […]

Saving Green by Growing Your Own Vegetables

Money doesn't grow on trees, but you can save a lot of it by growing your own veggies. Here's a quick overview on how to garden even if you don't have a green thumb. […]

13 Tips for a Super Yard Sale

A yard sale is just clearing your clutter, right? Wrong. It's an opportunity to become a master of marketing and merchandising. Use these tips to make more money with less sweat. […]

How to Make Dishwasher Detergent (And More)

Wondering how to make dishwasher detergent? Good news, it's really simple – and cheap – to brew your own detergents. […]

5 Better Ideas Than Skipping a Loan Payment

Maybe you've gotten an offer from your lender: Pay a small fee, skip a monthly payment. It may sound enticing, but you should always pay if you can. Here's a better idea. […]

Ask Stacy: Should I Borrow $80,000 or Forget Art School?

This high-school senior is confronted with a choice: lose out on the opportunity to attend a prestigious college, or borrow 80 grand. But are those really the only options? […]