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What Apple Can Teach About Retailing

Apple's retail stores are becoming as iconic as Apple itself. Here's how Apple's retail experience sets the brand apart.

The Fundamentals of Socially Responsible Business

Founding a sustainable, socially responsible business is just like founding any other. You need money, a market, a plan and the ability to execute on the vision.

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Simple Ways to Shop Around

I’m getting married in less than 4 weeks. If it weren’t for the Internet, I wouldn’t be having a wedding. Or, rather, I’d be having half a wedding, because that would be all I’d be able to afford. [more]

UCLA security breach affects 800,000 people (not just students)

LA Times reported this morning that "hackers have gained access to a UCLA database containing personal information on about 800,000 of the university's current and former students, faculty and staff members, among others." The person [more]

Why Inflation?

We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen?

When Good Food Goes Bad, Part II: Tortillas and Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips go stale really fast in moist environments. REALLY humid places, like the Georgia in the summer, can sog up a bag of crisps in mere minutes. [more]

Should Conforming Loan Limits Be Increased?

The conforming loan limit for home loans in the U.S. fell back to pre-2008 levels recently. Now lawmakers want to raise it again. Learn how it could affect you.

Man Tears Up Credit Card Application. Fills It Out. Sends It In. Result: Card Approved!

Go get a shredder immediately. The mad scientist at Cockeyed.com tried a little experiment: Take a regular credit card application from Chase Mastercard. Tear it up into roughly 16 pieces. [more]

Best Money Tips: Avoiding the Flu

Today we found some great articles on avoiding the flu, ways to save at the grocery store, and things to do when you're laid off.

5 Things to Do With Your Coffee Beans

Most of us just throw out our used coffee beans morning, or we toss them onto a compost heap. But what else can you do with coffee beans?

Best Money Tips: How to Get Out of a Ticket

Today we found some great articles on how to get out of a ticket, debt reduction tips, and ways to slash your spending now.

Cheap Condoms: Spread the Love, and Only the Love

Will's post about Valentine's Day not only made me snork my coffee when I read it this morning, but also surprised me with a number of its factoids. [more]

Free Money Finance Matching Your Salvation Army Donations Up to $5000!

If you are looking for a great cause to contribute to this holiday season, consider participating in the FMF $5k Red Kettle Challenge!

Do You Need a Disaster Survival Kit?

I've always thought of disaster preparedness as something for the highly paranoid or mildly insane. Current events have led me to believe in being better safe than sorry.

Frugal Drink Pairings for BYOB Restaurants

Bringing your own wine or beer can really help cut down on restaurant costs — but what if you don't know what to bring? Check out this pairing guide.

Free Ways to Keep Big Brother Out of Your Bidness

Cell Phone Madness I just love finding out that the government can find new and unique ways to listen in on our lives. [more]

15 Simple Networking Tricks

Great networking skills can help take you from a hum-drum job to landing your dream gig. Improve your networking chops with these 15 suggestions.

Man drives SUV through mall

Warning: While no one appears to be injured, the last part of the video does show the suspect resisting arrest and getting subdued by the police with pepper spray and a baton. Viewer discretion is advised. [more]