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Three reasons to stop freaking out about socialism

McCain-Palin are trying to paint the Obama-Biden ticket as a bunch of socialist nutjobs. But 'socialism' isn't nearly the red menace that they are making it out to be, and McCain h

Ask the Readers: How Would You Balance America's Budget?

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Line Drying Your Laundry: Frugal or Foolish?

Line drying isn't always the best way to dry your clothes. Discover when you should let the machine do it, and when it's appropriate to let it all hang out.

37 Ways You’d be Better Off as a Bum

First, apologies for the blatantly provocative title (although I do make good on it). But did you know that some people prefer to be homeless? I know, sounds crazy right? But I was

Save Over $100 a Year by Shaving with a Cutthroat Razor

I despise paying the ridiculous prices Gillette and the like charge for razor cartridges. It seems as though the prices are directly aligned with the number of extra blades they pu

7 Cheap and Natural Ways to Fight the Cold and Flu

I have found 7 cheap and natural suggestions for beating the common cold or flu.

5 Ways to Earn Cashback Rewards Without Extra Spending

You can earn hundreds of dollars of extra cash without spending more money.

Beware, The Nasty Secret Of The Craigslist Free Section

If you love Craigslist, and use the free section to either post products or get great deals, you really need to read this. Because there’s a dirty secret to Craigslist that most pe

Ask the Readers: How Do You Cool Off on a Budget?

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Healthy Eating--It'll Cost You!

It's not easy eating green! With fresh foods at sky-high prices, what's a financially challenged yet socially conscious eater to do?

Concession stand treats – a license to print money.

I was at a local fair recently. The kids were hungry, I was thirsty and we all wanted a snack break. But my wife and I knew we’d have to pay the price. At events like these, you’re

The 5 Best Credit Cards for Small Businesses

Whether you run a small business or want a second card to help keep work expenses separate from personal ones, look to one of these cards.

15 Things You Should Buy at Costco

You know there are great deals to be had at Costco, but you really should be buying these 15 things at Costco and not anywhere else.

8 Ways Convenience is Screwing Your Finances

Convenience is great, but sometimes it costs more than it's worth.

The Costa Rica Lesson: Awwwwwww They Got Me

Get Travel Insurance before you go anywhere. Have and not need it. No really trust me.

I'd Rather Be A Brunette: 10 Tips To Save On Hair Care

In high school, I watched a friend drop over $100 on a trip to her favorite salon. I'd always known that her hair looked better than mine, but I couldn't believe that it was simply

Why I was an AT&T wireless customer…for 72 hours.

For the last 7-8 years, I have been a loyal Virgin Mobile customer. I liked the prepaid pricing plan, the customer service, I didn’t want a large monthly bill or overage charges. E

Passport Pictures for Under a Dollar

Use this technique to produce passport pictures, visa pictures, and any other required id photos, all for under a dollar.

Ask the Readers: Do You Do Black Friday?

I want to hear your thoughts on the all things Black Friday -- if you have any. Share them here in our comment thread or on Twitter, and you'll be entered to win one of two $10 A

Why Going to the Gym Is a Waste of Money, Time, and Resources

Working out at the gym is agonizing and expensive, but it's necessary for a healthy life — or is it? A recent Time magazine piece questions whether working out essential to weight