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Times Are Tough; Would You Consider A DIY Funeral?

It's never pleasant to think about death and funerals, but if there is one certainty in life, it's that we're all going to bite the dust at some point. And just like most things in

Cheers to the Holidays: 10 Affordable Wines Perfect for the Season

Finish your holiday table right with one of these delicious — and reasonably priced — bottles of wine.

Summer Freebies and Bargains for Kids

The best thing about public school is that it keeps kids occupied and not spending money for six hours a day or more. Now that it's summer, here re seven ideas for free or very che

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How will the federal minimum wage increase affect you?

On July 24th, 2009 the federal minimum wage will increase from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour. This amounts to an increase of 10.7%. How will this change affect you?

7 Habits of the Financially Successful

Your bad financial habits could be ruining your life. Start living your own financial success story by establishing these good habits of life and money management.

Watch Out for Surge in CPI

Just to be clear, I'm also worried about a surge in inflation, but that's not what I'm talking about here. I don't know the future, so I try to stay away from predictions. But yo

How Technology is Changing our Financial Behaviors

In this interview with Brett King on Breaking Banks, our Community Coordinator discusses how technology is changing our financial habits.

Saving for Opportunity

What happens if an opportunity comes your way that you just can’t pass on, but just can’t find the money for either? If you have an opportunity account, you won’t have this problem

Best Money Tips: Negotiating the Raise You Deserve

Today we found some stellar articles on negotiating the raise you deserve, manly Christmas gift ideas for under $30, and surviving the holidays with your job intact.

You Trade-In Your Car…Why Not Your Home?

Here’s a question for you that has been bugging me for years; why can’t home-builders follow the auto dealer’s classic model of old for new, and let people trade-in their old homes

Best Money Tips: Doable Financial New Year's Resolutions

Today we found some fantastic articles on doable financial New Year's resolutions, uses for dead gift cards, and financial figures you need to know.

An Introduction to High Yield Reward Checking Accounts

Here is a quick introduction to reward checking accounts and how you can take advantage of these high yielding accounts.

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Common Spelling and Grammatical Errors

Spelling and grammar miscues are embarrassing and irksome — and maybe even career threatening. Trap those errors before they trip you up with a few simple tricks.

You Can Watch Your Netflix Instant Queue Using Your Xbox 360

Recently, my son noticed that the Netflix logo appeared on his Xbox 360, when he was just browsing through his “dashboard”. He knows way more about the Xbox than I ever will, but

10 Easy Luxury Hair Treatments From Your Kitchen

Many of the ingredients in pricey hair care products are derived from plants — plenty of which you probably already have in your fridge or pantry.

5 Simple Ways to Fight Burnout

For most of us, we've got too many responsibilities to let burnout and disinterest sap our performance and productivity. So don't.

Do a Background Check Before Hiring Your Financial Advisor

Are you looking to hire a financial advisor but worried they might be next Madoff. Before doing so, be sure to do a background check to see if you can find any clues that might pre

Best Money Tips: Sleeping Tips You've Never Heard

Today we found some awesome articles on sleeping tips you've never heard, reasons not to eat fast food, and things to remember when everything goes wrong.

Don't Despair Over Small Retirement Savings

If you quit checking your 401(k) balance last year, because the market crash made it too depressing, now might be a good time to take a fresh look. It'll still be well down from t