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Plan for your wants

Budgets tend to focus on needs--food, shelter, heat, light, transportation, and (of course) taxes. They also provide for wants, but generally the smaller, shorter-term wants--cabl

Save Money by Shopping at the Craft Store — Even If You're Not a Crafter

Craft stores aren't just for crafters. Your local craft store has plenty of good home decor buys and super cheap gifts, no assembly required.

Best Money Tips: How to Negotiate Your Rent Payment

Today we found some awesome articles on negotiating rent payments, free stuff for your birthday, and making your commute suck less.

A champion of savings over spending

We're subjected to constant barrage of unhelpful advice to the effect that what the economy needs is more spending. (The stimulus program is one piece of this.) It's kind of unde

Easy Business Rewards: Capital One Spark Miles for Business Credit Card

Earn double miles on all your purchases with the Capital One Spark Miles for Business Card.

Best Money Tips: Fall Trends on a Budget

Today we found some great articles on fall trends on a budget, surviving losing your job, and things happy couples do differently.

The end of a recession versus recovery

There's an organization that picks the "official" dates for the beginning and ending of recessions. It considers the recession as running from the top of the peak to the bottom of

Best Money Tips: Contributing to Charities Without Donating Money

Today we found some stellar articles on contributing to charity without donating money, saving this holiday season, and risks happy people take every day.

The 5 Best Webcams

If you make regular video calls or record videos on your computer, a webcam can be a worthwhile investment. Here are the five best.

Simplify budgeting with personal money

Many couples keep their finances partially (or even completely) separate. One big reason is that spending joint money on individual expenses can lead to disputes, and keeping sepa

What Do I Need to Know Before I Hire a CFP?

Need help managing your finances? Make sure you know what you're getting when you hire a financial advisor with the CFP designation.

Supermarket Angst Part III: How to Buy Better Poultry

In my supermarket angst series, I've been researching questions that have puzzled me at the store. This time, I'm tackling poultry. Is organic poultry worth the price premium? What

I Earned 20% More After Reading This Book

Within the last 30 days, I've increased my monthly income by about 20 percent and I give credit to to a book from 1944: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. In t

Are Most Businesses Going Green Just to Save Some Green?

I heard an interesting story the other day. A radio DJ was annoyed because when he went to pick up his boarding passes from the check in counter, he was handed them without any kin

5 Investing Basics That Can Make You Rich

Following a few fundamental strategies can mean the difference of over $100,000 over your investing lifetime. What are you waiting for? Start here!

Best Money Tips: How to Shop Designer Items for Less

Today we found articles on how to shop designer for less, things that make you less productive at work, and easy ways to meet your family’s savings goals.

‘Tis The Season To Get A Speeding Ticket! Are You Next?

Yes, speeding tickets suck. And yes, they’re also a necessary deterrent; they come not just with fines and points on your license, but insurance rate hikes. This is also the time o

Best Money Tips: Stay Motivated While Looking for Jobs

Today we found some stellar articles on staying motivated while looking for jobs, personal finance tips from Captain America, and the 30-second habit with a lifelong impact.

Do These 26 Things to Make This Year the Best Year Ever

This year is partially gone, but there's still plenty of time to make it rock! What are you waiting for? Do one of these awesome things!

Ask The Readers: Do You Comparison Shop?

Tell us if you comparison shop and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!