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Build a Secure Future Starting With Your Next Paycheck

Don't just dump your next paycheck directly into your checking account. Make these wise money moves instead.

10 Kitchen Gadgets That Aren't Worth the Money

The next time you're in the kitchen utensil aisle, resist the urge to buy that strawberry stem remover. You already own a better tool for the job.

Best Money Tips: Ways You're Being Tricked to Spend More

Today we found some great articles on the ways you’re being tricked into spending more, how to decorate on a budget, and the ways your employer can help you save money.

Brian Williams' $5 Million Fib: 4 Little Lies that Can Cost You Your Job

The NBC anchor's lie cost him his job, but before you judge too harshly, ask yourself; Are YOU guilty of any of these fibs that might cost you yours?

6 Times a Higher Salary Isn't Worth It

They're offering more money and another rung up the ladder — Hooray! Before you take the job, be sure the extra money is actually worth it.

The Sale Aftermath: Beware of PayPal Chargebacks

PayPal is super convenient — chargebacks are not. Here's how Internet entrepreneurs can avoid getting tangled in a sticky situation.

Flashback Friday: 137 Ways to Make This the Best Halloween Yet

Make Halloween 2017 the most spook-tacular trick-or-treating holiday ever.

Lock bumping - your home isn't safe

I heard about lock bumping last month from a friend. I figured it was all just a bunch of hokum. But I checked it out. It's not a myth, it's not an urban legend. Crooks can make a generic key to open any lock, including yours. And it's easy. [more]

How to Revive an Old Retirement Fund

If you've been neglecting your nest egg, it's time to bring it back from the dead.

Become a Model Employee With This 10-Point Work Etiquette Checklist

Being a model employee is more than just showing up every day. You, too, can learn to shine.

How to Enjoy Retirement If You Haven't Saved Enough

You're ready for retirement in every way except your savings — now what? Catch up, supplement, and cut costs.

Save money on ITunes every time you buy a song

Another quick and easy money-saving tip for everyone, this time for the few million of us out there addicted to ITunes. It basically involves using a cash back rebate site called BigCrumbs.com (similar to ebates.com). [more]

8 Signs You're a "Helicopter Investor" (And How to Stop)

Do you obsessively hover over your investments? If you don't give them space, they'll never grow into the responsible returns you need.

Top 10 Tax Urban Legends, Myths and Rumors.

Hey, it's tax time again. If you've already looked at my other post on weird tax deductions , you'll know I like looking at the lighter side of taxation. [more]

Save $5 or more on your Verizon wireless bill

You can lower your cell phone bill by moving your cell phone to a state with lower taxes (unless, of course, you already live in said state).

Job Hunting Resources

The job search process is never easy, but there are ways to improve your chances of landing a job.

Revel in a corporation's misfortune - all Discovery Channel stores to close

I don't like to see good stores close. Especially an Aladdin's cave like The Discovery Store, which offers great educational toys and videos and is just a pleasure to walk around on a Saturday afternoon. [more]

Know Your Markets and Earn Some Cash: Ebay vs. Amazon

Most online shoppers I know are very familiar with Ebay and Amazon. The problem is that the hardcore Ebayers are not very familiar with the Amazon Marketplace. Those faithful to Amazon third-party sellers are put off by Ebay. [more]

Timeless Money Lessons From Teens

From frugal fashion to savvy savings and more, discover money lessons from teens that are great advice at any age.

Fix energy in tangible form

They key problem with energy is that it's really hard to store--it's tough to buy energy now and use it later, and most energy storage techniques lose a large fraction of the energ