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Are You and Your Spouse Planning the Same Retirement?

You expect to spend your retirement years living in Costa Rica. Your spouse expects to stay local and join the golf club. And you don’t figure this out until the day before you re

Best Money Tips: Why Personal Budgets Often Fail

Today we found some fantastic articles on why personal budgets often fail, frugal Father's Day gifts, tips for effective business networking.

5 Essential Tools for Telecommuting

Working from home is great — especially if you have the right tools to make a seamless transition from office to house.

6 Ways to Get your Toiletries for Cheap or Even Free!

With my budget straining at the increase in the cost of milk, I can’t always justify buying my favorite shampoo, the best razor, or that luxurious body wash I crave. I have found

Lifestyle Inflation: The Ultimate Financial Trap

Lifestyle inflation takes extra money and turns it into a vain attempt to buy joy. Avoid it by changing your perspective on money and happiness.

Why You Need Credit — and How to Build It From Scratch

Learn how to create a great credit score even if you don't have an extensive financial history.

How Much Will Life Insurance Cost?

Life insurance may not cost as much as you think it does. Jeff Rose, CFP, explains the factors that affect how much you pay for your life insurance policy.

Family Finances, Entrepreneurship, and More with Canadian Finance Blog's Tom Drake

Check out our interview with Tom for tips on living frugally as a family, entrepreneurship, and his favorite ways to use Skype!

The 10 Things I Won’t Give Up Just To Save Money

Times are tough and they may be getting tougher as inflation and unemployment rates rise. There are 10 things that I could cut out of my expenses to save money right now but these

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in July

July is a great month to buy a mattress but not so good for a swimsuit. Find out what else is on sale — and what else definitely isn't.

10 Great Gifts for Frequent Travelers

Perfect gifts that will help them travel faster, safer, and enjoy the moment.

That Age-Old Conundrum: Time vs. Money

It's your time and your money. But if you don't choose how you're going to think about them, you might end up frustrated and unsatisfied with the life you live. Here are some commo

Do You Know Your Retirement "Number"?

You might think you know the amount of money you'll need for a comfortable retirement — but you could be basing that off the wrong number.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Your First House

Buying a house? Before you rush in, review this list for first-time buyers.

Wise Bread giveaway: $250 gift card courtesy of Scott products

Entering the contest is easy. Just drop by our frugal living forum and answer the question: Are you cutting back on spending?

Best Money Tips: Ways to Find a Job

Today we found some stellar articles on ways to find a job, taking a cruise for cheap, and shaving grocery costs.

Three reasons to stop freaking out about socialism

McCain-Palin are trying to paint the Obama-Biden ticket as a bunch of socialist nutjobs. But 'socialism' isn't nearly the red menace that they are making it out to be, and McCain h

Keep an Eye on Your Money With These 7 Online Investing Tools and Apps

If you can tolerate watching your nest egg rise and fall, these tools and apps can help you stay tuned to market news, manage your portfolio, and do research.

When Something Breaks, Should You Repair or Replace?

The common line is that it's better to repair than replace, but that's not always true. Here's how to figure out what you should do when something breaks.

Emergency belt-tightening

Typical personal finance advice would have you divide your budget categories into two groups: Your fixed expenses and your discretionary expenses. I generally don't like that dis