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The Recession Glossary

Insource? Bleisure? Double-dip? The recession has generated a lot of new terms. Learn what they all mean in this recession glossary.

What Apple Can Teach About Retailing

Apple's retail stores are becoming as iconic as Apple itself. Here's how Apple's retail experience sets the brand apart.

Cocktail Time: Great Budget Liquors

Skip the mouth-puckering, bottom-shelf stuff and enjoy your drinks (while saving money!) with these great, moderately priced spirits.

Put Your Customers First

Want to keep your customers coming back for more? Make it easy to be your customer.

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Topic: How to have a frugal wedding. Join our conversation for chance to win Amazon gift certificates! Use #WBChat to participate!

The Fundamentals of Socially Responsible Business

Founding a sustainable, socially responsible business is just like founding any other. You need money, a market, a plan and the ability to execute on the vision.

Simple Ways to Shop Around

I’m getting married in less than 4 weeks. If it weren’t for the Internet, I wouldn’t be having a wedding. Or, rather, I’d be having half a wedding, because that would be all I’d be able to afford. [more]

UCLA security breach affects 800,000 people (not just students)

LA Times reported this morning that "hackers have gained access to a UCLA database containing personal information on about 800,000 of the university's current and former students, faculty and staff members, among others." The person [more]

Why Inflation?

We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen?

FBI Considered "It's A Wonderful Life" Communist Propaganda

I love "It's a Wonderful Life," but in 1947, the FBI considered this movie subversive Communist propaganda. Naturally, I want to get to the bottom of this.

Best Money Tips: Save Money on a Car

Today we found some great articles on saving money on a car, making money in your free time, and how to get lower prices on everything.

When Good Food Goes Bad, Part II: Tortillas and Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips go stale really fast in moist environments. REALLY humid places, like the Georgia in the summer, can sog up a bag of crisps in mere minutes. [more]

Should Conforming Loan Limits Be Increased?

The conforming loan limit for home loans in the U.S. fell back to pre-2008 levels recently. Now lawmakers want to raise it again. Learn how it could affect you.

Budgeting Beauty - An Expert Tells All

The preternaturally lovely Courtney Sauve writes one of my favorite beauty blogs, Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget. I asked her to share some tips and tricks for frugal beauty, and she generously agreed. Here's what she had to say. [more]

Best Money Tips: Avoiding the Flu

Today we found some great articles on avoiding the flu, ways to save at the grocery store, and things to do when you're laid off.

Bruce Campbell: "A" Level Advice From a B Movie Actor

“For a long time I was embarrassed to say I was a 'B' movie actor, ... [more]

Pop That Corkage: A Cross-country BYO Roundup

For me, drinking wine at a restaurant is a classic image of living large: sipping rich purply red from a bulbous stemmed glass, laughing at your companion's urbane chatter, and enjoying the moment. [more]

Best Money Tips: How to Get Out of a Ticket

Today we found some great articles on how to get out of a ticket, debt reduction tips, and ways to slash your spending now.

U.S. personal savings rate close to Depression-era rates

Have personal financial bloggers taught us NOTHING? [more]

Best Money Tips: Tips for Eloping

Today we found some awesome articles on tips for eloping, pitfalls of Black Friday shopping, and how to make unemployment an opportunity.