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7 Steps You Must Take to Protect Your Family Financially

One way to stay focused on financial planning is to remind yourself whom you are planning for. Follow these steps to secure their future.

Free $10 on Amazon (or Why to Read Fine Print)

Want to get a free $10 on Amazon.com? Last week I ordered some electronics on Amazon. There was a "special offer" for a free Wired magazine subscription. It turns out I could opt o

How to Get Someone to Accept Your LinkedIn Invitation

You really can add professional acquaintances to your network, even if you've never met. Here's how.

Millennial Millionaires: How the Brokest Generation Can Also Become the Richest

Young adults may be feeling the weight of student loans and low-income jobs, but they too can become millionaires by taking the right steps now.

The 5 Best Backpacks

You have things you need to carry at all times, and a painless way to do so. Get any of these five backpacks and your stuff will always be taken care of.

15 Ways to Stay on Budget — Even With Your Spendy Friends

You don't have to give up spending time with your friends if you have decided to stop spending money. Here's what to do instead.

“Smart Pills” Will Soon Have You Swallowing Computers

The sensors in "smart pills" will help you and your doctor monitor your health from the inside out.

8 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Baseball

Our beloved national pastime can teach us a whole lot about hitting a home run with our money.

The Surprising True Source of Wealth Creation (That You Probably Already Have)

Building substantial savings isn't all about investment. In fact, you might already have the best tool in your grasp.

Flashback Friday: 44 Sneaky Shopping Traps to Avoid

You've got your list, and you trust your willpower is strong. But then something shiny lures you in, and oh, it's on sale! Here's how to resist those sneaky shopping traps.

Sun Screens Can Really Cost You – By the Ounce or By the Tumor

Some sunscreens might not do everything they claim to. Here's how to make sure your skin is actually protected.

What Happens to Your Online Stuff After You Die?

After you're gone, your virtual self will live on — for a while. Grant your heirs access to your digital property before it's gone, too.

Is This the Best Search Engine Ever for New & Used Cars?

The site is one I found quite by accident.The site is called AutoTempest.com. It's only in Beta right now, but the results are a

6 Simple Ways to Make a Fantastic First Impression

You know first impressions matter most — and that can make a tense situation worse. Master the art of meeting people with these simple rules.

Lessons From My Frugal Father

My dad was a child of the Great Depression, and those challenging years solidified a financial philosophy and simple lifestyle that's worth a new look today.

How Men and Women Use Smartphones Differently

The genders may be equal, but their smart phone usage may not be.  Here are some of our findings on the topic, taken from our recent article at My Life Sco

The 5 Best Office Chairs

A good office chair is good for your productivity and good for your back. Here are our best five office chair picks.

Convert Your Crap Into Cash Without a Garage Sale

A yard sale is one way to get rid of your old stuff, but it's a pain. Fortunately, the Internet (and your "Friendnet") both offer an easier way.

Here's How a Spending Ban Can Help (and Hurt) You

Finances currently a mess? Hit the reset button with a spending ban. Just be careful not to overdo it.

10 Signs You Ought to Get Another Credit Card

Another what!? Yep, responsibly maintaining several credit accounts is good for your financial health. Know when to apply for your next.