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The Best Amazon Coupons and Deals

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time searching for the best deals on Amazon and scouring Amazon coupons. […]

Best Apps to Save You Money in College

These apps can help you save money on textbooks, avoid fees, or score deals at local restaurants. Photo: Chegg via Facebook Did you hear? College is super-expensive. So here are some apps that could save you money while you’re there. Your Bank’s App Monitor your account so you can track your spending. […]

Three Simple Money Management Lessons for Teenagers

When teens buy something with their own money, they’ll usually take better care of it. Photo: Jhaymesisviphotography My most important goal for my children is that they grow up to be independent human beings. […]

Three Simple Money Management Lessons for Teenagers

When teens by something with their own money, they’ll usually take better care of it. Photo: Jhaymesisviphotography My most important goal for my children is that they grow up to be independent human beings. […]

How to Master Your Money Habits

Want to master your money habits? According to “The Happiness Project” author Gretchen Rubin, there is no magic bullet. You have to know yourself. “There’s this really strong impulse among habit experts to have one-size-fits-all solutions,” she says in a phone interview from her home in New York. “Like, ‘Only use cash! […]

Discover it Miles Review

If you’ve been looking for a simple way to earn travel rewards on all of your purchases, the brand new Discover it® Miles credit card might be exactly what you’re looking for. Unlike other popular cards that force you to keep track of rotating categories, the Discover it® Miles card promises to award you with 3 miles for every dollar you spend the first year. […]

Questions About Thin Mints, Netflix, Daniel Norris, and More!

Should you feel guilty for declining to buy Girl Scout cookies?  Photo: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar 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. Girl Scout cookies 2. Cash income and taxes 3. Daniel Norris 4. Credit cards are a ripoff! 5. Parkinson’s Law 6. […]

Questions About Thin Mints, Netflix, Daniel Norris, and More!

Should you feel guilty for declining to buy Girl Scout cookies?  Photo: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar 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. Girl Scout cookies 2. Cash income and taxes 3. Daniel Norris 4. Credit cards are a ripoff! 5. Parkinson’s Law 6. […]

Five Side Hustles Even Your Grandma Could Try

Spending less than you earn is the No. 1 rule of personal finance, so increasing your earnings can immediately improve your financial picture. But depending on your job, it can be difficult to boost your weekly or monthly income. If you’re paid hourly, for example, you might be able to secure some overtime. […]