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What's the big deal about banks refusing to lend?

Anybody--but especially frugal people--can be excused for thinking that the whole credit crisis thing is being overblown. After all, we get along without debt. In fact, we str

What Makes You the Expert?

Now, more than ever, financial “experts” are crawling out of the woodwork, ready to give you advice on pinching pennies in a tight economy. While all of this concern and guidance

How to Be Fearless and Do What You Want

Overcoming fear sounds easy when the motivational experts advise it. Get from the scary here to the confident there with practice, planning, and a little playacting.

Should We All Just Stop Paying the Mortgage?

Should you take advantage of the $700 billion bailout plan to help struggling homeowners and stop paying your mortgage?

Can a Kindle Save You Money? Oprah's Coupon Code Makes It Easier

For awhile I have been pondering whether Amazon's Kindle reading device can really pay for itself. But something happened today that got me off the fence: Oprah shared a coupon cod

Best Money Tips: Save Money While in College

Today we found some great articles on ways to save money in college, the biggest money wasters, and email etiquette.

New rate set for series I savings bonds

Every six months, the Treasury sets a new fixed rate for series I savings bonds. After tracking close to the rate on the Treasury's other inflation-indexed bonds during the Clinto

4 Easy, Natural DIY Facial Products You Have to Try

Many natural beauty products are made with ingredients already in your kitchen. Save time and money with these easy-to-make recipes.

Will A Dental Discount Plan Save You Money?

Those of us without traditional dental insurance may have been tempted to buy a dental “discount” plan. On paper, it looks good. In practicality, it could save you some, or more

Bit of fun turns into $10,000

In my recent post about eBay Motors, I recounted the story of a seemingly worthless car that sold for over $226,000. But this next story is bizarre. What turned out as a sarcastic

Save Money and Water With These 6 Clever Landscaping Hacks

If you've been eyeing your neighbor's perfectly landscaped lawn, try some of these strategies to create a low-cost outdoor oasis.

Is hunting/fishing a good way to feed your family?

As times get tougher, I have began to wonder how many people will turn to hunting and fishing as a means to provide food for their families. I don't think I have the stamina to tra

Off the Wall: 21 Clever Uses for Leftover Wallpaper

If you have a few orphaned rolls of wallpaper laying around, here are 21 creative ideas to use it up without putting it on the wall.

Last minute tips for quick and easy homemade Holiday cards. .

It happens every year to my family. We think we have all of the Holiday cards done and in the post, and then we get one out of nowhere from someone completely unexpected. If you've

5 Best Amazon Deals for Thursday 08/08

Including $149.95 (from $285) for a Le Creuset Signature Round Wide 3-1/2-Quart Dutch Oven... and more!

Waste Not, Want Not: Turning Waste Into Savings

If you can adjust your daily habits in some very minor ways, you can start saving some extra cash each month. Here is a list of ideas you can implement immediately around the house

How Do I Find the Best Deal on Life Insurance?

How do you know you're getting the best deal on life insurance? Jeff Rose, CFP, recommends getting help from an online quoter and a truly independent life insurance agent.

Getting Rid of Acne

This is not a complete list of ways to fix problem zits, but rather a few tips that I've picked up along my acne journey that surprised me.

E*Trade Review: If a Talking Baby Can Do It, So Can You

E*Trade's wide selection of no-fee funds and ETFs make it a good choice for new and intermediate investors.

What will be pulled off the shelves? The impact of the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Recently the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act is making headlines because it required that all products (including clothes) made for children 12 and under be tested for lead