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Best Money Tips: Tips for Parents to Save Money

Today we found some fantastic articles on tips for parents to save money, making your bachelorette party more affordable, and ways to save from the 60s.

The Value of Human Life Just Ain’t What it Used to Be

The government has determined that people are worth less than five years ago.

What's Your Credit Card Spending Style?

Whether you're a credit pro or a plastic-card newbie, understanding your card use can help you have a better relationship with your money.

Divining Your Home’s Value, The Quick-and-Dirty Way

It’s the American Nightmare: your neighbor, in an effort to avoid foreclosure, sells his house for thousands less than he paid two years ago, causing your home to plummet in value.

How to Find Free Fun for Kids on Family Vacations

Don't miss out on all the free perks your kids can get on your next family vacation.

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

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

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.

Wear Frozen Clothes and 9 Other Ways to Beat the Heat

Frozen clothing is kind of an unconventional way to cool off, but this method — and others — can help you chill out and save energy this summer.

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets

Putting on soft clothes that just came out of the dryer is great — but traditional dryer sheets are filled with chemicals. Instead, make this eco-friendly version.

7 Habits of Extremely Punctual People

Being punctual makes you look reliable — and it means your life is low-stress too. Discover seven ways you can improve your punctuality.

Time for some new retro

For some time now, we've had good success drawing on the decades from the 1950s through the 1990s for our retro. Some bolder types have even made some use of the 1890s and 1920s--

The Piggy Bank: A Secret to Simple Saving

When I was a sophomore in college, my dad gave me a piggy bank for Hanukkah. I couldn't figure it out at first — had my dad forgotten that I was all grown up and didn't need a pigg

Cheap Decorating: Three Simple Hacks for Style on a Dime

Going for an affordable little spruce up? Not wanting to spend an entire weekend sanding down Grandma's old bureau? Here are three easy and cheap decorating ideas to add unexpected


Stagflation, the bane of the 1970s, is pretty much the worst situation for ordinary folks. With the economy depressed, jobs are scarce for workers and profits are scarce for busin

6 Reasons You're Not a Millionaire

The biggest obstacle standing between you and your first million? Well, it's probably your bad decisions. Learn what to do different.

Book review: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

In the days when self-sufficiency was simply the normal way of things, you'd learn the necessary knowledge and skills from your parents. (And from your grandparents, aunts and

Everything You Need to Know About Personal Finance on One Page

Trent Hamm of The Simple Dollar has published a short ebook he's giving away for free. It's audaciously titled "Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance On

Make Love, Not Money (Sort Of)

Even during a recession, it turns out that love can still trump money.

10 Tips To Lower The Cost of Banking

When shopping for a money market savings account or other bank products, I don't believe it should be all about the yield. You should also be aware of how much it costs to bank wit