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12 Natural Remedies for Stomach Pain

When I worked in the Wellness Department at the local co-op, one of the most common requests from customers was how to naturally ease stomach pain. […]

Best Money Tips: Save or Earn $1,000 by the Holidays

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on saving or earning $1,000 by the holidays, managing credit card debt after a setback, and Steve Jobs' 12 rules of success. Top 5 Articles Save -- or Earn -- $1,000 by the Holidays — Want to save $1,000 by the holidays? Try increasing your home insurance deductible and ditching cable. […]

Too Broke to Buy Diapers?

A recent Wall Street Journal report suggested that tough times have brought parents to a new low — leaving tots in dirty diapers to save money. Well, maybe. The report noted a drop in diaper sales and an increase in use of diaper rash cream. It even quoted a doctor who was seeing more diaper rash cases. […]

4 Ways to Treat Your Customers Like People

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/4-ways-to-treat-your-customers-like-people ShareThisWhen someone called our vintage airplane ride company’s 800 number, and it was busy, the perky recorded voice (my wife’s) said, “All our lines are busy, but your call is very important to us. […]

Settle Your Worker Classification Problems with No Penalties

Link:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/settle-your-worker-classification-problems-wit... ShareThisOne of the thorniest issues in taxes is determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor. The stakes are high for getting the answer right. […]

Occupy Wall Street, the 99%, and All That

The Occupy Wall Street movement does not lack a unified message. What they're saying is perfectly clear to me. (See also: Peak Debt and Income) To understand Occupy Wall Street, start with the people who say "We are the 99 percent." (That link goes to a site with statements from people who aren't in the top 1% of wealth and income. […]

Is Bank of America’s $5 Monthly Debit Card Fee Just the Beginning?

In a word, yes. Consider this phrase — “Take money from businesses, they’ll just turn around and take it from the customers.” I’ve heard that, and many variations of it, several times over the last few years. Now it looks like it’s coming true for all of us. It’s no secret that banks make a lot of their money from fees. […]

Avoiding the Poverty Tax

There's a lot of money in poverty. Not for the poor folks, of course. (See also: Too Broke to be Frugal) The money in poverty is for the rich folks who sell things to the poor. You'd think that that there'd be more money in selling to the wealthy, but the wealthy tend to be difficult customers. […]

Best Money Tips: Save Money Raising a Kid

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on ways to save money raising a kid, must-have millionaire habits, and ways football fans can save money. Top 5 Articles 9 Ways to Save Money Raising a Kid — Save money when raising a kid by opting for public school. […]