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How to Get Laid Off: A Step-By-Step Guide

It seems ironic in this economy, and with a high unemployment rate, that anyone would want advice about getting kicked from a job. But last week a question was posed to me, and it

The 9 Secrets of Highly Successful Craigslist Sellers

From couches to cell phones, you can hock it on Craigslist. Follow these tips and go from Craigslist amateur to selling machine.

20 Delicious Ways to Use Pineapple

Tough on the outside, sweet on the inside, delicious pineapple adds a tropical touch to dishes sweet and savory.

13 Dumb Little Purchases You Need to Stop Making Today

All small purchases add up quickly and ruin budgets, but these wastes are just silly — or even harmful. Find out what not to buy.

Debit Or Credit? Which One Should You Choose At The Checkout?

Debit or credit? Although the outcome seems the same, it’s a different process with different consequences.

How to Take the World's Most Efficient Shower

When your hot water's lacking but your body odor isn't, clean off fast with this quick, water saving shower technique.

Cheaper and Healthier Than Store-Bought: 10 Great Freeze-Ahead Burrito Recipes

The Internet is awash in make-ahead frozen burrito recipes. These 10 favorites satisfy your need for a quick, nutritious meal on the go, however you roll.

The Only 5 Words You Need to Declutter Your Life

Bust your clutter with the help of these five words. Here's a hint — they all begin with the letter "R".

The 5 Best Mops

Cleaning floors can be a pain — make it easy with one of these great mops.

The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Say

You're smart, wise, savvy — so stop saying these 10 words and phrases that make you look stupid!

The AMAZON URL hack generator. Save big $$$.

In a previous post I mentioned url hacking. It's basically just a way to figure out how to get to the bargains more quickly, and involves finding the codes for the different departments on Amazon and matching them to a sale percentage. [more]

Spice Up the Conversation by Skipping "What Do You Do?"

The next time you meet someone new, don't do the usual and ask, "So, what do you do?" Instead, ask, "What excites you?"

12 Places to Keep Your Money Safe — And Growing

Sure, you could stuff your money into a mattress, but these 12 savings vehicles keep your money safe and they help it grow a little.

Horizon Organic Milk: Is it All Just Lies?

There are some misleading and downright deceptive statements on Horizon Organic's packaging. Let's deal with them one at a time.

5 Places to Find Free or Cheap Mason Jars

Don't overpay for brand new canning jars! If you know where to find them, affordable used jars can help you preserve your garden bounty on the cheap.

Credit Unions vs. Banks: What's the Difference?

Banks and credit unions both have their benefits...and the potential to be totally annoying. Here's how to figure out which institution is right for you.

Make Your Own Moon Sand, Dirt Cheap

While moon sand is certainly not a bank-breaker, it is costly for what is basically wet sand. So, I did a little digging and discovered a way to make your very own moon sand.

How to Launder Money

Money laundering is not a simple concept. It's two simple concepts, because there are two different activities that are called money laundering. Here's how to do both of them.

Figuring the Size of Your Emergency Fund

The usual rule of thumb is 3 to 6 months' income. Of course that's silly--the size of your emergency fund needs to be based on your spending, not your income. But even 3

50 Best Deals and Coupon Sites

Coupon users are no longer scrooges but sages, wisely spending by saving. Here are a list of 50 great deals and coupon sites dedicated to serving savvy shoppers like you.