I wanted to be a full-time writer. So, I came up with a naive plan: Live more frugally; save and invest; free myself to do the work that I choose.
Soon it won't be enough to remove those compromising tweets and selfies. To succeed and prosper, you need to build an attractive online persona.
Your average fictional hero can teach us a lot about living in the real world, starting with understanding motivation and goals, and finding a way to reach them.
Discover how smart investors keep their retirement accounts in check.
Responsible financial management doesn't mean you have to live like a monk. It does mean you have to define — and choose — your own individual lifestyle.
Scheduled to enter circulation back in early 2011, the new, more secure $100 finally starts circulating today. These are the new security features to look for.
The Obamacare exchanges will go live in a few days. Find out how to use the new insurance market to reduce your risk and consider more career choices.
A good financial plan includes planning and budgeting for both needs and wants. Don't let short term wants steal from those wants you really desire.
The gap between making and consuming keeps widening, but making more of what you consume can lead to a richer life.
People often create spending rules because they don't trust themselves. But if you can develop that trust, you can save even more.
Do you use credit to manage cash flow fluctuations or to live beyond your means? Here's a simple, practical test for keeping your debt under control.
After years of production problems, the new $100 bill finally has a date of issue — October 8th. Learn what's new and different.
A lot of healthy food — organic, locally grown food — comes at specialty food prices. But with some planning and smart shopping, you can eat both well and cheap.
Recently, there's been no reason to pay much attention to how you store your cash — it doesn't earn enough interest to worry about. That's about to change.
Despite what some people think, you don't have to be a hermit to be frugal. Learn how you can have a fun social life AND maintain your budget.
You've seen stories about compound interest adding up to big savings. That can happen — but often, it's not the whole truth.
Standard financial advice is full of things to do first — emergency fund, 401(k), paying off debts...but what REALLY comes first?
"Is college worth it?" has become a difficult question to answer — and answering wrong could saddle you with years of debt. Here are your options.
People often recommend cutting out little expenses to help get back on financial track. What's rarely mentioned is that this alone won't solve the problem.
Retirement planning has changed a lot since the economic downturn. But the things you need to understand and do are still very simple.
It's worth tracking your spending because it's the only way to learn where your money is going. But it's worth doing for another reason as well.
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