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Funding your 401(k) when you're in debt

If there are two pieces of financial advice that get hammered more often than any others, they're "Get out of debt" and "Put enough in your 401(k) to get any corporate match." Wi

Wear Frozen Clothes and 9 Other Ways to Beat the Heat

Frozen clothing is kind of an unconventional way to cool off, but this method — and others — can help you chill out and save energy this summer.

Book review: Towers of Gold

It will not, I think, surprise my regular readers to hear that I like to read books about money. All kinds of books about money--not just books on personal finance and frugality,

Three bad ways to fund mortgage lending (and maybe a good way)

Any institution that wants to fund mortgages has a problem. They want to lend the money out for thirty years, but the money they have to lend comes from deposits that can be withdr

So, will Cash4Gold offer me cash to kill this story?

You’ve seen the tacky ads; you’ve been entertained by Ed McMahon and MC Hammer; but hopefully, you haven’t fallen for any of it. Cash4Gold has a simple promise; send them your unwa

Do Nigerian Scam Artists Catch more Flies with Threats of Detainment?

Due to the economy, it’s slow all around. In fact, even those who run some of the most devious and damaging email scams are having to come up with new ways to try to steal your mo

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 09/09

Today's great deals include $19.99 & Under Women's fashion tops & tees, 70% off Sam Edelman shoes, 51% off Classic Archive Collections DVD, and more!

What Does “YMMV” Mean? The Official Guide to Decoding the Language of Frugality

You don’t have to browse the forums at hot savings sites very long to notice that super-shoppers have their own lingo. Before you let terms like “FAR” and “peelies” scare you away

Are you a telecommuter paying commuter rates for auto insurance?

A couple of things to ask your insurance agent that might save you a good deal off of your car insurance.

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 10/21

Last minute Halloween Shopping? We've got 5 great deals for you!

10 Tips for Landing an Gig Online

Getting hired online is easier now than it ever was. If times are tight for you, you may find yourself looking for ways to make extra cash. The bad news is that everyone else is do

The 5 Best 3D Televisions

With Black Friday sales approaching, you might be considering buying a new 3D TV — if so, make it one of these top picks.

Make Love, Not Money (Sort Of)

Even during a recession, it turns out that love can still trump money.

Crappy practice is a waste of time

If you want to get good at something, you need to practice. If you're not trying to get better, and just want to enjoy doing whatever it is, there's no need to practice--do what y

10 Tips To Lower The Cost of Banking

When shopping for a money market savings account or other bank products, I don't believe it should be all about the yield. You should also be aware of how much it costs to bank wit

Not driving your less-frugal friends crazy

A while back, I heard an interview with a guy who, troubled by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, decided the right response was to quit driving. The bit of the interview that stuck with

Are the new home appraisal rules good for consumers?

On May 1st a new set of home appraisal rules called the Home Valuation Code of Conduct was put into effect by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in order to distance realtors and mortgage

The Secret to Succeeding at Absolutely Everything

What do most winners have in common (beside some natural ability and maybe some luck)? It's a gritty little secret that's easier than it looks.

Best of Money Carnival #8 Eagle Has Landed Edition

Neil Armstrong's moon walk 40 years ago represented one of the pinnacles of human achievement. In the spirit of honoring excellence, I'm proud to present the 8th edition of the Bes

25 Ways to Make Yourself Smarter — Today!

It may take years to master a subject or skill, but that doesn't mean you can't learn something new in a hurry. Read on to learn more about... learning more!