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Top 100 Amazon author here to answer your 401(k) questions

For the next two weeks, author David B. Loeper will be answering your 401(k) questions in our forum. If you have any questions about your 401(k), here's a good time to get some fre

Making Do With Help From Mom And Dad

Ever wonder how the person with about the same salary as you lives in a fully furnished apartment, enjoys Caribbean vacations, and is setting aside money for retirement while yo

The 1% Rule and Other Ways to Make Goals Manageable

Big goals are achieved through small changes. How small? Well, forget about 110% — sometimes all you need to give is 1%.

My House in Shifts: From 3 Housemates to 6.5, and Back Again

My dream home was four times my annual salary, but I knew it was an amazing property — and an even more amazing investment opportunity. I bought it, knowing full well that it would

Bank-Based Small-Dollar Loans: An Alternative to Payday Loans

A recent pilot program conducted by the FDIC featured loans with terms designed to beat those offered by payday sharks. Hopefully we'll see these loans replicated.

What Helped You Become Financially Aware?

Our histories shape who we are, including how we manage money. What early experiences helped you become the financial person you are today?

8 of Your Childhood Heroes Filed for Bankruptcy

Honest Abe's not the only role model to have filed for Chapter 11.

8 Fees You Need to Stop Paying Right Now

Save hundreds of dollars a year by dropping these useless fees from your life.

Best Money Tips: Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know

Today we found some fantastic articles on things car salesmen don't want you to know, busting out of your money comfort zone, and keeping your relationship fresh.

Unsolicited Phone Calls: How You Could Unwittingly Change the World

Amidst a crying baby, a noisy dryer, and the steam from my tea kettle, I barely made out the sound of my ringing cordless phone. The caller ID flashed “unknown caller – unknown nu

Fill your tank

Last week I saw several reports about a sharp jump in people running out of gas on the highway. The stories attributed the increase to high gas prices, suggesting that people who

Making Change Count

I brought a bag filled with quarters to pay for my meal at an Italian restaurant recently. I’ve been taking an informal survey of merchants to see who welcomes my coins. Having rec

Easy, Frugal Ways to Have People Over (Even If You Don't Cook and Clean)

Don't get intimidated by hosting dinner parties. Instead, discover great ways to gather people together that require minimal cooking and cleaning.

Are some lives so empty that an iPhone 3G will fill the void?

In certain parts of the world (Russia comes to mind), people have stood in line for hours just to get some food. It’s messed up, but I get it. If standing in line for hours will re

Best Money Tips: Earn More From Your Garage Sale

Today we found some stellar articles on earning more from your garage sale, saving on wedding reception food, and investing lessons from Monopoly.

The Make You Wanna Holla Presentation

In a realm where the DJ is dead and many spend more time texting and e-mailing than talking, defeat the Borg with a little bit of imagination. And if you've got your PC or Mac join

Laptop travel kit - FREE after rebate

Sweet deal. Circuit City is currently offering a very handy Nexxtech Laptop Travel Kit for $39.99, which comes with a $40 mail-in rebate. If you're someone constantly on the move o

Best Money Tips: Tips to Save Money Daily

Today we found some stellar articles on tips to save money daily, the biggest problem with early retirement, and job benefits you can negotiate.

Best Money Tips: Effectively Reduce Your Food Budget

Today we found some great articles on reducing your food budget, social media's role in job search, and saving on your water bill.

How to Throw a Kid’s Birthday Party That’s Fun, Happily Memorable, and Not So Expensive

The most fun, memorable and least expensive birthday party for your child may be, figuratively and literately, right in your own backyard. I’ve attended and hosted fabulous but sim