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Step-By-Step Guide to Rolling Over Your Old 401(k)

Rolling over your 401(k) isn’t necessarily fun, but it can be a vital to your financial future. Here's how to do it.

Everything You Need to Know About Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed Property consists of cash and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned after an owner cannot be located within a specified perio

Credit Card Rewards Programs

A commenter on a recent article of mine on credit card usage, suggested a follow-up post with an eye to uncovering the mysteries of credit card rewards programs. And in my research, I discovered it’s a murky world of points, rebates, fees, and [more]

8 Times to Avoid Dividend Stocks

Dividends can be a neat way to watch "free money" roll in, but beware. Sometimes you're better off without the cash.

7 Ways Your Smartphone Is Hurting Your Career

We’re more connected now than ever before — but be careful! Sometimes your smartphone can do your career more harm than good.

Up Before the Roosters: Becoming an Early Riser

Waking up earlier can help you de-stress, get more done, and generally live a happier life. If you're addicted to your snooze button, here's what to do.

A Prairie Farmer’s Meal Plan: Eat for a Buck or Two a Day

The economy and rising gas costs have consumed at least 60% of my regular news and public television broadcast programming. While I’ve heard all there is to hear about how bad foo

7 Investing Lessons From the Two Comma Club

If you want to be a millionaire, take some advice from people who have already achieved that goal — members of Two Comma Club.

Flashback Friday: Our 61 Best Home Improvement Hacks Ever

Giving your home a makeover can be expensive. But with our 61 brilliant home improvement hacks, your house will sparkle and your budget will survive.

10 Reasons Why Veterans Make Great Employees

Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of working with military veterans and active duty personnel who anticipate, are in the process, or have already transitioned to th

Old calendars never really go out of date.

This little fact was big news to me. I was casually flicking through a magazine at work when something caught my eye; it was buried in the bottom corner of one page and stated that

You're Probably Owed Almost $200: Here's Where to Claim It

State governments are holding billions of dollars in unclaimed settlements, refunds, wages, and more. Here's where to find yours.

It takes a frugal spouse to make a frugal home

Something of an exaggeration, of course—a one-person household can be very frugal. But there's an underlying truth: A household is only as frugal as its least-frugal member.

The Private Financial Information You Must Share

Couples often split finance chores across multiple accounts, which makes management difficult, especially in emergencies. Learn what you must share.

How I Got Over the Hump and Sold My Blog for $3 Million

Problogger Jim Wang explains how he pushed past the six-month small business plateau, kept growing, and eventually sold his blog for a cool $3 million.

Wine Tastings: Finding Cheap Wine That You Like

There is lots of advice out there on how to save money on drinking by buying this or that wine. But forget that—everyone's tastes are different and one person's "good wine" might b

68% of Shoppers Are Getting Ripped Off

If you’re not haggling, you’re not only paying more than you have to, you’re also subsidizing someone else’s discount.

4 Ways Being Passive Kills Your Job Prospects

The job interview process can be hard. Don't let passive, uncertain acts destroy your chances of landing the job.

Can You Save Money by Renting Textbooks?

When I went to college it was unheard of to rent textbooks, but a number of outfits such as Chegg, Campus Book Rentals, and BookRenter.com have sprung up in the last few years that

This Is How to Pick the Best Cookware for Your Needs

With so many cookware choices it's hard to know what's best for each style, recipe, or method. Here's how to decide between cast iron, copper, aluminum, and more.