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10 Affordable Kids' Gifts That Won't Rot Their Brains

Give a kid an "educational" toy and it'll soon migrate to the bottom of the toy box. Try these toys and games that are fun first and smart second.

Best Money Tips: Hidden Sources of Toxins in Your Home

Today we found some great articles on hidden sources of toxins in your home, signs your aging parents need help with their finances, and mind-blowing life hacks from Instagram.

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Best Money Tips: 10 Ways Being Frugal Can Cost You

Today we found some great articles on the ways that being frugal can cost you, overpriced grocery items you should skip, and the questions you should never ask during small talk.

Being asthmatic just got more expensive

Feeling wheezy? Asthma attack coming on? Reaching for that inhaler? Let's stop and think about the CPP (cost per puff). Oh, it may not seem like much now, but that will all change soon. [more]

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Transportation?

Tell us about how you save on transportation and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: When Do You Use Organic?

Tell us about when you use organic and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition?

Tell us about your favorite Thanksgiving tradition and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: Apps for a Smarter Home

Today we found some great articles on apps that make your home smarter, summer items you can buy at the dollar store, and cheap date ideas that won’t skimp on the romance.

Shoddy PC repair tech caught in sting operation.

I don't know why, but I get some kind of perverse pleasure from watching scammers get caught in the act. Maybe it's the consumer watchdog in me? Anyway, in the UK there's a fabulous consumer show called House Of Horrors. [more]

For a Better Relationship With Money, Make Plans

What do you get when you tuck small plans inside of big plans? Financial success. Learn why.

Book review: Your Money or Your Life

This book is one of the classics of modern frugality, and it's been a source of some controversy. At the bottom, though, its message is a simple one: Pay attention. Pay attention t

The U.S. Government Wants You in Debt

I’m going to out on a limb and make the bold statement: the United States government wants you in debt, rather than you saving money. Politics aside, I am going to discuss why I be

Best Money Tips: Money Questions to Consider Before Marriage

Today we found some great articles on money questions to consider before marriage, Memorial Day discounts, and expenses you won't have in retirement.

13 Free or Cheap Ways to Be Blissfully Unproductive

Most of the time, we try to be productive...but everyone needs a break. Here are cheap ways to have fun, experience joy, and be blissfully unproductive.

How to Find Money for Charity

You're trying to delight everyone on your Christmas list, and then the guilt sets in. What about those in more need than your family? Here are 10 ways to find money for a donat

They used to call it "loan workout"

It has never been unusual for borrowers to run into difficulty, and sometimes it becomes clear that a loan will never be repaid in full. The lender's job then is to recover as

Holiday Lessons Learned: Advice To Avoid Rip-Offs NYC

This holiday season has been rough for me. I moved out to New York for a few months and thought I'd be set with my savings and supplementary, lucrative temp work. However, at t

Common Currency: A Primer

These postings will pertain to the economy of life, which is all about personal alternatives that shape our financial world.

12 Things You Need to Replace Right Now

If you're still using these 12 things, you could be exposing yourself to dangerous bacteria and chemicals. Discover what you need to replace now.