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6 Financial Questions You Must Answer Before Going Freelance

Are you ready to strike out on your own? Before you drop your day job, make sure you really understand what your finances will look like.

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5 Essential Facts Women Should Know Before Asking for a Raise

Don't wait for your employer to close the earnings gap. Know your worth, find your confidence, and spearhead change with a clear ask.

Never go shopping unless you're armed with a cell phone.

"It seems like a great deal, but maybe it's cheaper somewhere else?" I've said those words a lot, maybe not out loud but certainly in my head. [more]

Re-Nesting: Tips for Moving Back in With Your Parents

Thanks to the sluggish economy, more and more kids are moving back in with their parents. Here are some suggestions for making the transition smooth.

Cow Appreciation Day!

Are you just itching to pull out that cow costume? Or have you ever wanted to dress like a cow and get rewarded for it? Then, Friday, July 13th might just be your day! Chick-Fil

Some 4th of July Numbers

July 4th is such a good time. There's something for everyone--getting tanked with your friends, hanging out with your family, the smell of the barbeque, the spectacular fireworks.

Do I need life insurance for little ones?

When my second child was born, I was approached by an insurance agent who thought that I should consider purchasing life insurance policies for my children. [more]

Did Office Max hire an accountant with an I.Q. of 62?

I think I may be losing my grip on reality. Recently I received four coupons in the mail from my local Office Max. Two coupons were for $10 off a purchase of $10. [more]

Fun, Frugal Vacations: What the Experts Fail to Mention

Frugal experts champion certain vacations as great ways to save, but these trips are not one-size-fits-all fun. Avoid these pitfalls on your next vacation.

5 Ways to Make Adoption Affordable

The road to starting a family isn't always direct — or easy to pay for. Make adoption more affordable with grants, tax credits, and creativity.

Your Personnel home

Your employer has (or should have) a personnel file with your name on it; should you have one also? Theoretically, you should be able to access information from your file at the of

6 Skills That Helped Your Boss Get Ahead

Ever wonder how those at the top got there? Follow in their footsteps with these job skills and you will get there, too.

Best Money Tips: 7 Behaviors of Emotionally Wealthy People

Today we found some great articles on the behaviors of emotionally wealthy people, why more restaurant chains are offering delivery, and how to get more use out of your old makeup.

Pre-career advice

If you've got a living situation like most high school and many college students, where you'll continue to have a roof over your head and food to eat even if you don't

Credit One Bank Visa Platinum Card Review

The Credit One Visa Platinum Card targets those with poor to bad credit, but beware the extra costs of this card.

The Slow Bleed: Plugging Your Financial Leaks

Don't let your finances suffer death by a thousand cuts! Learn to stop the little leaks that add up to big bucks.

Asiana American Express Card from Bank of America Review

The Asiana American Express credit card offers rewards for everyday purchases like gas and groceries, allowing you to earn free travel quicker.

A Note on Consumer Justice

Remember my lamps? These lamps? I’m not surprised if you don’t—I mentioned th

For Best Results, Turn Your Kid's Pants Inside Out

Designer kids’ clothes are not cheap. And while boutique looks are adorable and all the rage for younger tots, they don’t exactly fit into our