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Oil Prices: What Goes Down Must Come Up

As oil consumption has declined, so has its price. But conditions may not remain that way. Photo: Addddee We all remember the high school economics lesson on the law of supply and demand. […]

How Purging Your Stuff Saves Money

Looking for something? With all that clutter, it’s no surprise you’re having trouble. Photo: Dickuhne Cleaning a little a day will keep the large messes away. […]

Four Tips for Using FSA Money Before New Year’s

Letting your FSA money go to waste is soul-crushing. Here are ways to put those funds to use before the deadline, even amid the holiday hustle. Photo: Brit-Knee At the end of the year, we can all get a little scatterbrained. […]

Best Health Insurance Companies in 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, the individual health-care mandate, health savings accounts, high deductibles — how in the world are you supposed to find the best health insurance companies? Unfortunately, picking a top health insurance company isn’t as straightforward as finding a low rate on car insurance, for instance. […]

Best Health Insurance Companies in 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, the individual health-care mandate, health savings accounts, high deductibles — how in the world are you supposed to find the best health insurance companies? Unfortunately, picking a top health insurance company isn’t as straightforward as finding a low rate on car insurance, for instance. […]

Expose a Fake Debt Collector by Asking These Three Questions

Here’s how to protect yourself from harassing debt collection scammers. Photo: Alon By Craig T. Kimmel It’s late and your phone is ringing off the hook. The caller ID reads a number you don’t recognize, but you pick up anyway. […]

Expose a Fake Debt Collector by Asking These Three Questions

Here’s how to protect yourself from harassing debt collection scammers. Photo: Alon By Craig T. Kimmel It’s late and your phone is ringing off the hook. The caller ID reads a number you don’t recognize, but you pick up anyway. […]

Questions About Backpack Living, Solitaire, Lazy Investing, Colds and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Avoiding certain degrees 2. Investing for the lazy 3. Will anyone have a job? 4. Getting organized 5. Glass jar banks 6. Last minute gift exchange ideas 7. Retirement advice 8. How to avoid holiday colds 9. […]

Questions About Backpack Living, Solitaire, Lazy Investing, Colds and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Avoiding certain degrees 2. Investing for the lazy 3. Will anyone have a job? 4. Getting organized 5. Glass jar banks 6. Last minute gift exchange ideas 7. Retirement advice 8. How to avoid holiday colds 9. […]