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A Brief History of Credit Card Marketing Tactics

Credit card companies have been trying to part us from our money for years — and their techniques are only getting more sophisticated.

Declare a Frugal Friday Fun Night

Ah, Friday nights. A time when we can relax and unwind without worry of going to work the next day (or the next). You walk in the door from work ready to kick off your shoes and

Best Money Tips: Why Your Budget Isn't Working

Today we found some awesome articles on why your budget isn't working, saving on car insurance, and custodial accounts.

Our Productivity Obsession

I spent a few weeks being extremely productive. And by productive I mean that I worked many more hours than usual. I was consumed by work. I was focused, efficient, and produced go

Best Money Tips: Money Lessons From Star Trek

Today we found some fantastic articles on money lessons from the new Star Trek, budget travel 101, and sending your child to preschool for less.

Book Talk On “The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable”

The Offsite is a quirky quick read, a short novel by leadership consultant Robert H. Thompson. There are no talking animals or inanimate objects that adopt human characteristics a

The Art of Wearing Things Out, and Then Some

I've grown up hearing the phrase, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It never occurred to me that this saying could apply to a frugal lifestyle. How often do you really wear some

Best Money Tips: Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas

Today we found some fantastic articles on frugal Father's Day gift ideas, tips that will save you hundreds on your next trip, and ways to save on your beauty regimens.

Poisonous Infant Formula May Be Closer Than You Think

The FDA recently issued a warning against infant formula produced in China. With our current regulations, it seems that there would be no chance of the average consumer even havin

Best Money Tips: DIY Gifts for Dad

Today we found some awesome articles on DIY gifts for dads, meaningful and unique wedding gifts, and how to save on running shoes, gear, and events.

Free Food This Week and a Chance to Give to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Free ice cream, egg rolls, and tiny subs are yours for the taking. This week only, 5 fine eateries are offering you a chance to snag a freebie -- and an opportunity to be charitab

9 Signs You Need to Fire Your Financial Planner

When you open your next financial statement, you may be in for a condition called "statement shock". The onset of statement shock often sends people looking for new financial plann

7 Financial Must Haves for the First-Time Home Buyer

Making the leap into homeownership for the first time? Before you buy, make sure you've covered these seven financial basics.

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Should you take a second job?

When you're strapped for cash just before the holidays, it might behoove you to remember that right now is the busiest time of the year for big box retailers, and many of them are

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Roundup: Thanksgiving Survival

'Tis the season for family and food, but also family and food-related stress. Here are some tips that will help get you through the next few months with grace, beauty, and health.

What Do You and a Credit Card Thief Have in Common?

I've always considered myself to be an educated credit card user. I keep my balances low, pay on time, and don't do anything that could potentially come back to haunt me.. Little

Books Get Recalled, Too (The Shocking Truth)

Just when you thought the world of consumer product recalls was largely limited to lead-based toys, laceration hazards, and the phenomenon of exploding laptop batteries, we can now

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