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Last minute free Valentine's Day gift ideas

It's Valentine's Day and you don't have a gift. [more]

Former Pop Princess Figures Out Frugal? Go Bald!

I think every woman should shave her head once in her life. I can say this, because I've already done it, so I'm off the hook now. [more]

Lock bumping - your home isn't safe

I heard about lock bumping last month from a friend. I figured it was all just a bunch of hokum. But I checked it out. It's not a myth, it's not an urban legend. Crooks can make a generic key to open any lock, including yours. And it's easy. [more]

Pay 1 cent, get a RAZR and $100. Seriously!

  As a dealhunter, I've seen a few offers that have defied reason. Here's another one. Drop by Amazon at this link and pick yourself up a nice new Motorola cell phone for the grand total of $0.01. Not a bad deal. [more]

FREE Norton Antivirus Software 2007 - $0 after MIR - UPDATED!

Well, I know some people aren't huge fans of Mail In Rebates, but this one is a killer deal. And I should know. I just bought myself a brand new notebook computer and am now in that painful position of buying brand new software. Lots of it. [more]

Is This Job Worth It?

This post technically isn't about me. It's about a friend, a lousy job situation, and soliciting feedback from our readers for a friend of mine. Tiffany is an engineer who works for a small start-up. [more]

The Tyranny of Stuff

"Stuff" can be helpful items, prized possessions, or needless objects that clutter not just our homes, but also our lives. Here's a vote for simplicity.

Intimidated by Retirement Investing? Get Professional Help!

It might seem like something of a no-brainer to ask for professional investment advice, particularly about retirement. That said, there's still an astonishing number of people I know who don't. [more]

You link us! You really, really link us!

It's time for our weekly round-up of link-love. Thanks to all who have linked to our site. We love you right back. [more]

Do you write like a girl?

Based on some of the comments we get around here, it's safe to say that some of you might suspect me of possessing my very own pair of cajones. Attached ones, that is. Not, like, in a jar or something. [more]

18 Ways to Make Old Things Seem New

Old stuff — we all have so much of it. Whether it's clothing, furniture, or something else, try one of these techniques to make it seem totally new.

Do You Have To Be Smart To Be Rich? University Study Says No

Next time you complain about being poor, don't blame it on your intelligence. [more]

Best Money Tips: How to Retire on the Cheap

Today we found some awesome articles on how to retire on the cheap, ideas to increase your income, and dangers of leasing a car.

And the winners are...(drum roll please)

Hey folks. Sorry it's taken me a while to post the results of my two little competitions, I have been on a well-earned vacation. [more]

Best Money Tips: Managing the Family Shopping Chore

Today we found some great articles on managing the family shopping chore, financial benefits to being sick, and having a productivity routine.

Inventor of Mother's Day Wants You To Stop Wasting Money

Americans are planning to spend an average of $139 on Mother's Day gifts this year. [more]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thu 2/16, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Topic: Frugal Entertainment. Join our conversation for chance to win Amazon gift certificates! Use #WBChat to participate!

Would Paris Hilton in the WWE be the biggest draw ever for search engines?

It would. But if she were playing poker at the same time, while attacking a Pokemon and marrying The Bachelor, well, the results would be unreal. But what do you care? [more]

Carrying the Kenmore: How to Move a Fridge

Moving refrigerators and other large items requires more care and work than you might expect. Learn from an expert how to do the job right.

Stop Being a Slave to Starbucks - How to Quit Caffeine

I'm not one to advocate for a boycott of caffeine or anything. But, if you're already thinking about quitting caffeine, here are some reasons, and methods, for doing so.