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A Million Bucks By 30: A Book Review

This digestible escapade from Alan Corey details his journey from fed-up college grad to self-made millionaire. But is it practical advice for you?

4 Ways "Boring" Investments Make Life Exciting

The most exciting part about investing? Watching your money grow — and safe, reliable investments do that just fine.

6 Random Things I Have Taught My Kids About Money

I’d like to say that I have taught my kids everything they need to know about personal finance, from the basics of banking to the complexities of investing and portfolio management

Here's How to Deduct Charitable Donations on Your Taxes

Follow the rules if you want a tax break for charitable contributions. The IRS isn't so charitable with audits.

For Amazing, Affordable Vacations, Travel Slowly

Regardless of how long your vacation is, the slower you travel and the less you plan, the more rewarding (and affordable!) your trip will be.

Flashback Friday: 104 Sweet Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day can end up costing you a pretty penny. Luckily, we have 104 ways to make this year the cheapest and sweetest Valentine's Day ever.

Could the last person to leave America please turn out the light.

I don’t know about you, but I’m more than a little worried by recent economic events. First Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, then Lehman Brothers, and now an $85 billion loan to AIG. So

9 Things You Don't Need to Clean

If you're looking to shorten your cleaning to-do list, experts say you'll be fine — or even better off — by not cleaning these commonly cleaned things.

The 7 Best Objects to Pawn

If a quick buck is what you're after, these household dust-collectors may net you a pretty penny at the pawn shop.

Are poor folks and the middle class on the same side?

Rational people try to buy what they need at the cheapest price they can find. There's a contrary argument, though, that holds that it's "shooting themselves in the foot" for poor

How to Get Work Experience Without Having a Job

If you want a new job but your resume doesn't have an extensive job history to catch an employer's eye, try these alternative ways to gain work experience.

The Only 9 Things You'd Really Need If You Lost Everything

If, God forbid, you were to lose everything, what would you need to get by? Start with the basics and work your way up.

How to Delegate at Work and at Home in 4 Easy Steps

Delegating may be the busy person's best productivity tool. Learn how to get the results you want while strengthening relationships.

Investment Secrets of the Rich and Famous

Sure, celebrities have a lot more income to work with than most of us, but that doesn't mean we can't learn from their investing techniques.

Focus Focus Fo....What Was I Saying?

We as a nation are looking at finances in a way we might not have ever done in the past. Having to analyze our bills, pay close attention to our usual spending habits, and learn th

Five Free Ways to Improve Your Life

Making improvements to your quality of life isn't always going to be about money. Usually, the sea changes that make our lives more livable are things that don't involve coupons or

Which Disney Credit Card Is Best for You?

Planning a Disney trip? Here's how to choose the right Disney Credit Card.

Modern companies as specialized venture capital firms

In the old days, companies actually produced stuff. They invented it, designed it, made it, marketed it, and sold it. Although there are still some companies like that, they'r

How to Find Freelance Clients: Part Two

Last time, "How to Find Freelance Clients: Part One" discussed some of the things you would need to do to prepare for freelancing. In Part Two of this article, we'll cover where t

2 Things You Must Know Before Making a Major Spending Decision

Some investments and major purchases are better than others. Learn to to identify each — and how to find your way to financial security.