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Thinking Inside the “Little White Receipt Box”

One box + Lots of Receipts = Financial Responsibility for this blogger!

Eat Your Garbage! Turn Your Trash Into Delicious Holiday Food

From elegant brunches to tasty (and giftable!) treats, discover how your food waste can make amazing, celebration-worthy eats.

Killin 'em Out There: The School Clothes Conundrum

How do you break the cycle when social engineering and personal spending habits that are as unique as your genetic coding, are emptying your pockets?

Best Money Tips: Money Lessons from Santa

Today we found some awesome articles on money lessons from Santa, holiday events that won't tax your wallet, and saving by doing little things.

Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Relax

Today we found some great articles on totally free ways to relax, creating lasting financial resolutions, and the keys to winning with money.

Savers suffering as rates fall--what to do

Interest rates for ordinary savers held up pretty well after the first Fed rate cut in July last year.  There was a simple reason--banks needed the money.  With the cr

Best Money Tips: Saving on Winter Energy Bills

Today we found some awesome articles on saving on winter energy bills, turning a hobby into income, and things your kids need to know about money.

Wal-Mart Celebrates Its Own Green Efforts with Free Reusable Shopping Bags

Wal-Mart gets its fair share of negative press. However, a recent article in the new National Geographic’s Green Guide magazine really had me t

Delicious Ways to Prepare Affordable White Fish

Fish has plenty of protein and fewer calories than other meats — plus it's easy on the budget. Discover delicious ways to prepare frugal white fish.

Are You a Yawn?

I am familiar with the meaning of hippies and yuppies, but today I heard a funny new word for a demographic of people - yawns. YAWN stands for Young and Wealthy but Normal. It i

What if energy costs keep rising?

Recession or not, I think the medium-term trend in energy costs is up.  Just in case I'm right, you ought to have plan for that.

Get Fit and Pocket Up to $1,200 With Employer Wellness Programs

You may be able to pocket some serious cash if you get serious about your health. Learn how to earn wellness incentives worth up to $1,200.

When Multitasking Can Work

You probably aren't very productive if you're multitasking. But if you follow this time-management technique, you can make multitasking work for you.

Is It the End of 6% Real Estate Commissions?

This week the Justice Department reached an antitrust settlement with the National Association of Realtors that is meant to spur competition and bring down the standard 6% commissi

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Best Money Tips: Improve Your Chances of Getting a Job

Today we found some stellar articles on ways to improve your chances of getting a job, investments for people in their 20s, and tips for taxpayer newbies.

Spot shortages of gasoline?

As long as prices are free to rise, I wouldn't expect much in the way of gasoline shortages--at least not widespread, long-lasting ones. But it's actually pretty easy to produce a

Making direct deposit safe for the garnished

The US Treasury pays more money to more people than just about anybody in the world. Last year it disbursed more than $1.6 trillion in 982 million individual payments. As you can

Big Lessons From the Tiny House Movement

Imagine life without a mortgage or an overstuffed attic. Even if we don't live in one, tiny houses can teach us a lot about consumption, debt, and simplicity.

Declare a Frugal Friday Fun Night

Ah, Friday nights. A time when we can relax and unwind without worry of going to work the next day (or the next). You walk in the door from work ready to kick off your shoes and