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Bohemians Then and Now

Whenever people try to support themselves through their art, the bohemian lifestyle appears out of the resulting poverty and freedom.

5 Customer Service Battles You Just Can't Win

Put your phone scripts away, give up escalating, and don't bother screaming because whatever happens, you're not getting your money back.

Best Money Tips: Best Short-Term Investments for Your Money

Today we found articles on the best short-term investments, how to make extra money during spring cleaning season, and ways to stay motivated while paying off debt.

Does Your Net Worth Even Matter?

You may not be raking it in like Warren Buffett, but yes, your net worth still matters.

Here's Why a Late Retirement May Be a Bad Idea

Didn't save enough in your working years? You may be banking on a late retirement, but life can have other plans.

10 Reasons to Cut Millennials Some Slack About Their Money

Millennials have long been the punching bags of personal finance. It's time we ease up.

How to Be a Bad Craigslist Seller

Craigslist can be a great place to buy and sell stuff...or completely frustrating. Do your part by avoiding these awful habits of bad Craigslist sellers.

Best Money Tips: 5 Things That Can Kill Your Career

Today we found articles on things that can kill your career, tips for a happy retirement, and a recipe for an all-natural nighttime mosquito repellent.

Can You Survive a Double Dip Recession?

Five questions you should be asking before the double dip arrives.

Why Taking Social Security Could Cost You Thousands

Now that Social Security offers early retirement, it's tempting to take the money and run. Before you do, understand how much you're giving up.

10 Ridiculously Overpriced Pet Products

Dogs and cats deserve proper care, but at the upper end of the market, the pampering is not about animal welfare — it's about the owner's vanity.

Voluntary Slavery

Discover one writer's take on why the "voluntary slavery" of our personal financial situations can keep us from acting in our best interest.

14 Crock-Pot Dishes to Serve at Your Next Party

Your slow cooker already makes weeknight meals a snap. Why not rely on the same ease and convenience to help you feed your party guests?

Frugal Ways to Update Your Wardrobe for Spring

Before you start spending your savings on a new spring wardrobe, try these suggestions to stay in style on a budget.

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7 Careers That Pay Women More Than Men

While the gender pay gap is still too big across the board, there are a few jobs that reward women with more. A few may surprise you.

Does a plastic cork make for a lousy wine?

I remember the first time my mother opened a bottle of wine that featured a plastic cork. She gasped audibly; the family gathered in the kitchen, where we took turns poking at this

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6 Things to Never Do When Sharing Finances

Sharing a home, sharing a life… sharing money. Don't make these common money mistakes when splitting finances with your partner.

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