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The Art of Wearing Things Out, and Then Some

I've grown up hearing the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It never occurred to me that this saying could apply to a frugal lifestyle. How often do you really wear some

How to Find and Hire a Real Estate Agent

Choosing the right real estate agent is the first of many difficult decisions home buyers and sellers must make. Here's how to make the right choice.

Poisonous Infant Formula May Be Closer Than You Think

The FDA recently issued a warning against infant formula produced in China. With our current regulations, it seems that there would be no chance of the average consumer even havin

Money Market Accounts: Ideal for Emergency Funds

With a higher return than a regular savings account, a money market bank account is a good choice for your emergency cash.

Free Food This Week and a Chance to Give to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Free ice cream, egg rolls, and tiny subs are yours for the taking. This week only, 5 fine eateries are offering you a chance to snag a freebie -- and an opportunity to be charitab

How to Buy Affordable Life Insurance

Follow these rules of thumb from Jeff Rose, CFP, to make sure you're not paying too much for life insurance.

When will the bailouts stop? A summary of 2008 stimulus packages and bailouts in the United States

2008 will probably go down in history as the year of bailouts, crashes, and meltdowns. Here is a quick run down of all the laws and bills congress pushed through with lightning spe

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Should you take a second job?

When you're strapped for cash just before the holidays, it might behoove you to remember that right now is the busiest time of the year for big box retailers, and many of them are

Best Money Tips: Money Lessons to Teach Kids in High School

Today we found some awesome articles on money lessons to teach kids in high school, phrases that kill resumes, and how to stop stressing over money.

How to Raise Your Kids to Be Financially Independent

What your kinds don't know about money can hurt your wallet. One parent shares the lesson plan he used to teach his kids financial independence.

Roundup: Thanksgiving Survival

'Tis the season for family and food, but also family and food-related stress. Here are some tips that will help get you through the next few months with grace, beauty, and health.

The 6 Best Lawn Mowers

That grass isn't going to cut itself — get the job done with one of these recommended machines.

Surviving the Holiday Season: Entertaining (and Being Entertained) on a Budget

With the holiday season upon us, invitations to dinner parties – and expectations of reciprocating invitations – are on the increase. You bring a nice bottle of wine or bouquet of

What Do You and a Credit Card Thief Have in Common?

I've always considered myself to be an educated credit card user. I keep my balances low, pay on time, and don't do anything that could potentially come back to haunt me.. Little

Book review: Farewell, My Subaru

There are a number of books now by people who set out to live a more local, more sustainable life, and wrote a book to document their experiences. Most of them approach the proble

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 08/12

Today's great deals on Amazon includes G by Guess women's tops, Reebok ZigTech 1410 Treadmill, 49% off seasons of Star Trek, back to school coupons, and more!

Books Get Recalled, Too (The Shocking Truth)

Just when you thought the world of consumer product recalls was largely limited to lead-based toys, laceration hazards, and the phenomenon of exploding laptop batteries, we can now

Stuff We Love: Go Scootababy for an Easy, Comfortable Baby Carrier

You can count on Scootababy to be versatile, comfortable, and durable — basically, perfect for any baby-carrying parent.

5 Best Amazon Deals for Tuesday 08/20

Today's great deals include 40% off lightweight sweaters for Women, 22 Kindle Romances starting at $0.99, and more!