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How to Do a One-Day, Do-It-Yourself Bankruptcy

While filing for bankruptcy should be an emergency measure, it's possible to file in one day if you're in urgent need of protection. Here's how.

How to Stop Chronic Procrastination

Twenty percent of the population ALWAYS puts things off. The good news if you're a chronic procrastinator? There are ways to fix it.

How to Sing Your Own Praises at Work (Without Bragging)

Workplace success can hinge on self-promotion...as long as you don't cross over into bragging. Here's how to walk that oh-so-fine line.

The Dichotomy of Media Messages

When I had an occasion to watch some television recently, I was absolutely horrified with what I saw. Read on for the details...

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The Gas Tax Holiday; don’t fall for it.

Both John McCain and Hillary Clinton are proposing a new Gas Tax Holiday that will run during the summer months, bringing “much needed relief” at the pumps. But will it? More than

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive, Short Vacations for Parents

Today we found some great articles on inexpensive, short vacations for parents, money rules of thumb to live by, and foods you should and shouldn't by organic.

Is the Wii Fit a cheap workout?

I’ll be honest, I’m not a fitness nut. I don’t like exercising, it always seems like a chore. But what if it wasn’t? What if it were, dare I say it, almost a game? That’s what Wii

FHA Home Loans: You Can Buy a Home Even If Your Finances Aren't Perfect

Even with stricter post-crash lending standards, FHA home loans remain a great option for home buyers who don't have perfect credit or large down payments.

Best Money Tips: Find the Best Prepaid Plan

Today we found some fantastic articles on finding the best prepaid plan, common missed fees you need to avoid, and dealing with difficult work personalities.

What clearance price is your Achilles Heel?

Some people are suckers for bargains of any kind. Others, well, even a genuine FREE offer is difficult for them to take up. But most of us, myself included, have a magic number. It

How We Brainwash Ourselves Into Brand Loyalty

If you think you're immune to marketing, think again — in fact, you might be convincing yourself to buy something and not even realize that you're doing it.

Women of personal finance spotlight: Nina Smith of Queercents here to answer your questions

Nina is a savvy real estate investor and the founder of Queercents--a personal finance blog serving the LGBT community. Although Queercents targets a specific audience, its advice

Buy the Same House Twice for Less Than Buying It Once

Interest rates have ticked up recently, which means homeowners who've been on the fence about refinancing may want to act soon. Here's what to to expect.

Best Money Tips: Save When Building the Home of Your Dreams

Today we found some stellar articles on saving when building the home of your dreams, getting money in a hurry, and finding a great financial adviser.

The Gen X Last-Minute-Get-Creative Xmas Present Alternative

Does nothing in the mall or your craft book seem like it will please the discerning taste of the Gen-Xer on your Christmas list? Don't want to spend a lot on them anyway? Consider

Best Money Tips: How to Negotiate Your Rent Payment

Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating rent payments, free stuff for your birthday, and making your commute suck less.

Book review: Game Over

Stephen Leeb's new book makes that case that we're running into resource limits on every front--energy, metals, water--and that this problem is going to affect everything we do. T

6 Ways that Dieting and Budgeting are Exactly the Same

The New Year usually brings about two very common goals for most people: Getting in shape and getting their finances under control. Dieting is the number one method of achieving t

The 5 Best Small Appliances for Students

Make your dorm room feel like home with these appliances that make it easy eat, caffeinate, clean, and more.