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Free movies rentals for life.

Seriously, when I tell most people that I have a deal that blows Netflix or Blockbuster Total Access out of the water, they think I'm all talk. But here's the truth. I can't remember the last time I paid for a DVD movie rental. [more]

Save Money by Trusting Yourself

People often create spending rules because they don't trust themselves. But if you can develop that trust, you can save even more.

5 Sure-Fire Signs of an Investment Scam

Even well-educated and honest people can get conned. Learn the signs of a scheme to avoid losing your savings.

Poll: Would you support the Consumerist in the Dell scandal?

Update: Dell has apologized! Richard from Dell has informed us that not only is Dell apologizing to the Consumerist, but Dell will also work on reforming some of their more confusing pricing practices. Great job Richard. [more]

Alcohol is good for your heart

After quitting smoking, having one or two drinks a day is the best single thing you can do for your cardiovascular health. [more]

Renting is cheaper

Everybody has seen a rent-versus-buy analysis. Here's a different way to look at it.

The Real Deal: What to Expect When Starting Your Own Business

It's easy to list "Start Business" as a goal for the new year, but do you know what that actually means?

5 Best Amazon Deals for Wednesday 01/01

Today's great deals include Kindle Books $0.99, 50% off Portable Dual USB Port External Battery Charger/Power Pack, The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-ray $24.99, and more!

Miser v. Stunna: A Case Study

Miserly is derived from a Latin term that means "wretched." It is the linguistic blood relative of miserable. Stuntin' is when you spend too much money and w

Ask the Readers: Do You Have a Prenup?

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

Ask the Readers: Do You Shop at Thrift Stores?

Tell us whether you shop at thrift stores and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Interview with Silicon Valley Blogger of The Digerati Life

The Silicon Valley Blogger from The Digerati Life recently stopped by our forums to do a great Q&A session with our readers. She gave insightful advice on how to write a personal f

Deposit insurance for money funds

Early this morning, the Treasury announced deposit insurance for money market mutual funds, provided that the fund pays a fee. The money to provide the insurance will come from th

Going All-In: What Texas Hold 'Em Can Teach You About Investing

Poker's not just about gambling anymore! Interested in investing? Have a lot of poker know-how but not much in the world of finances? Need an excuse to play some more? Read on for

The "marriage penalty" of taxes in America - how does it affect you?

It is tax season again, and it seems that every year the tax code in America gets a little more convoluted. One thing in the tax code that has always annoyed me is something calle

Are You a Sucker for Health Trends?

Sometimes it can be just too easy to get roped in on a miracle pill or new health fad. But is it really worth your money, or even the health risks, to invest your cash into these "

Telling My Daughter the Truth about Her New 'Friend,' The Salesclerk!

At the risk of hurting my baby's feelings, I had to tell her that the cool teenager in the 'tween-age clothing store was not really a friend. The 16-year-old salesclerk --so cute,

Being Healthy Can Have Big Cash Rewards

I recently became a member of my wife’s gym. I had always hesitated, being a frugal person I preferred to work out at home with a few weights and some exercise DVDs. But, when I di

Ask the Readers: Hope in a New Year? (Chance to Win $10)

As everyone relaxes from a whirlwind of holiday activity, cleans their houses and settles back into their regular routine, many are looking ahead to a bright future in 2010. Other

Ask the Readers: What Do You Want in a Health Insurance Plan?

This past week has sparked a lot of debate regarding the health care bill and what people want vs. need in a health insurance plan. All politics aside, we want to know what matter