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Get Ready for Christmas: 7 Things You Should Do Today

It can be frustrating to see stores roll out Christmas displays so early, but you can save money and sanity if you start thinking about the holidays now too.

Estate Planning: Why Me?

What is an estate, what makes up an estate plan, why do I need one, and how do I go about planning? These and more questions are answered in this matter-of-fact article.

Ways to Make Money Over the Holiday Break

You can make extra income over the holiday break by working a few odd but well-paying jobs — and you'll still have time to celebrate.

The Limits of Small Economies

People often recommend cutting out little expenses to help get back on financial track. What's rarely mentioned is that this alone won't solve the problem.

What will you do when gas hits $4 per gallon?

The image you're looking at is a classic VW ad from 1979, a response to the gas crisis at that time. I just filled up my tank, and 16 gallons of Plus Unleaded cost me over $52

6 Smart Auto Finance Options

Most of us can't afford to pay cash for a new or used car. Finding the right auto financing is easier than you think.

6 Warning Signs that It Is Not the Job for You

You’re scouting around for a decent job. While you realize that great jobs are hard to find, you’re avoiding getting into a position that really stinks. Here are 6 tell-tale char

11 Jobs With High Earnings and Growth

If you're looking to begin your first career, or switch to a better one, these are the jobs with the best prospects, near-term and long.

Ugggh, (hic) I justss gotta eat some(hic)thing; my top 10 homemade drunk snacks.

Most of us have been there (when I was in college, I was there 3 times a week during my first year…sorry mum and dad). You go out with your buddies, have a few beers and by the tim

3 Terrible Things Foreclosure Does to Your Credit

A foreclosure stings, but you can rebuild. Here's what it will do to your credit, and the steps to take to get it back.

Are You a Value or Growth Investor? Take This Quiz

When it comes to investing, are you a tortoise or a hare? Take our quiz to find out.

Make Guerrilla Job Hunting Work for You

Any job search can seem brutal and competitive. Here's how to stand out without going overboard.

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

Share a money tip & win $10: What do you buy to thrive in a recession?

What are you spending money on to thrive in this recession? What should I buy to save money? Share your tips for spending our way out of this recession, and be entered to win one

Stuff will never make you organized

There's a store near where I live that sells stuff for organizing your other stuff--racks, boxes, cabinets, and shelves for tools and toys, sweaters and shoes, spices and CDs. The

Budgeting for Your Next Vacation: Yaycations

Here is a fun tool to help you figure out how you can save money, and then where that money can take you. It gives us a chance to dream big, and (even better) find ways to make tho

Learn to Love Cooking (and Save!) With These 11 Kitchen Tricks

For those who enjoy cooking, the savings are an extra perk. But what if you don't enjoy it? You will, after you start doing these 11 things.

9 Hidden Health Benefits of Living on the East Coast

The East Coast may not boast year-round sunshine, but there are all sorts of hidden health benefits to living in this part of the U.S.

Rich People Spend $350K+ to Park Their Cars — Here's How We'd Spend it Instead

Would you pay for $350,000 parking? We sure hope not, when you could make these much smarter money moves instead

Stay Focused: 300+ Tips for Staying Focused

Spring brings out the worst in my ability to focus. When the weather turns better all I want to do is be outside. So, here is a roundup of the best motivational and focusing t