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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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Saving Green: New Help to Save on Power

If there's one technology that hasn't kept up with the times, it's the analog power meter outside your house that tallies your energy consumption – and the paper bill you get in the mail. But that may be changing for the better. […]

12 Things People Buy They Could Get Free

Here are 12 ways to enjoy the free things in life – and more great examples of the ways you can save by substituting imagination and resourcefulness for money. Is there anything you can add to this list? […]

Hit the Road! National Parks Free This Weekend

America has the most beautiful national parks on the planet. This weekend is a great opportunity to check out one or more absolutely free. […]

8 Tips for a Successful Community Yard Sale

Picking the right time and a high-traffic location are the first rules for a community yard sale. But don't spend a lot of time writing out price tags. […]

Antivirus Software is a Waste of Money

You need an antivirus program on your computer. But that doesn't mean you need to pay for it. […]

7 Tips to Finding the Grill of Your Dreams

Comparing today's grills to those of yesteryear is like comparing a Ferrari to a Model T. Here's a quick guide to finding the grill of your dreams. […]

13 Cool Tips for Lower Energy Bills

Don't spend a fortune keeping cool this summer when you don't have to. Here are a few tips to put a chill in your summer energy bill. […]

Secrets to Saving On Mother’s Day Flowers

What's the present mom likes best? One you make yourself! And, as it happens, that's also the kind of mother's day gift that will save you the most! What's the easiest, best and least expensive way to mom's heart? […]

9 Tips to Save on Appliance Purchases

The "Cash for Appliance Clunkers" program is the latest way to save on new, energy efficient appliances, but it's certainly not the only way. Whether you're planning to take advantage of your state's program or it's already over, check out these appliance-shopping tips. […]

11 Tips for a Less Expensive Lawn

When it comes to your lawn, seeing green doesn't mean spending green. Here are some tips to keep your lawn green for less this summer. […]