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How to Save on Holiday Travel

Don’t let the cost of transportation keep you from your loved ones during the holidays. If you’re like most families, you love to travel for the holidays, but hate the high cost of air travel. This is especially true if you have to make an international flight with a family of four or more. […]

Five Scary Liability Claims That Could Haunt You Long After Halloween

If you want a good scare on Halloween, all you need to do is contemplate the financial risk you’re taking if you don’t have adequate homeowner or renter liability coverage when visitors come calling. Liability claims stemming from injuries are common. […]

Five Scary Liability Claims That Could Haunt You Long After Halloween

If you want a good scare on Halloween, all you need to do is contemplate the financial risk you’re taking if you don’t have adequate homeowner or renter liability coverage when visitors come calling. Liability claims stemming from injuries are common. […]

How to Handle People Who Hate Your Frugal Lifestyle

While frugal people often get a bad rap for being “cheap,” it’s usually due to misunderstanding more than anything else. Oftentimes, non-frugal folks assume those who are more careful with their money just “don’t know how to have fun” or haven’t learned to enjoy the finer things in life. […]

Effective Frequency: Why Ads Might Impact You More Than You Think

Yesterday, I published an article entitled The Commandment of Treating Yourself, in which I lauded the virtue of caring for yourself but pointed out that it was a virtue that’s easily manipulated by advertisers to convince you to buy things you don’t really need. […]

Effective Frequency: Why Ads Might Impact You More Than You Think

Yesterday, I published an article entitled The Commandment of Treating Yourself, in which I lauded the virtue of caring for yourself but pointed out that it was a virtue that’s easily manipulated by advertisers to convince you to buy things you don’t really need. […]

How to Get Out of Debt Faster: Balance Transfer or Payday Loan?

Anyone who’s ever found themselves overextended on debt knows what a precarious financial situation that can be. When unexpected costs pile on top of existing debt, it can push a borrower’s finances over the limit. […]

How to Get Out of Debt Faster: Balance Transfer or Payday Loan?

Anyone who’s ever found themselves overextended on debt knows what a precarious financial situation that can be. When unexpected costs pile on top of existing debt, it can push a borrower’s finances over the limit. […]

The ‘Commandment’ of Treating Yourself

One of the most interesting phenomena to arise in the last 20 or 30 years is the concept of self-care as a widely accepted thing that people should integrate into their life. […]

The “Commandment” of Treating Yourself

One of the most interesting phenomena to arise in the last twenty or thirty years is the concept of self-care as a widely accepted thing that people should integrate into their life. […]