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The ethics of hoarding

In the Philippines, they're threatening life sentences for people hoarding rice.   In the United States, grocers need to put limits on rice purchases just to keep their shelves

Real Estate Appraisals - Ten things most people just don't understand about them

The homeowner wants to make the sale. The broker wants to make the commission. The lender wants to make the loan. It'd be nice to see all these folks made happy, but first... th

10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier

Want to develop healthier habits? Become the Six Million Dollar You with the help of these 10 cheap (or free!) self-improvement apps.

New York Times turns off double click dictionary pop ups!

The New York Times website had a terrible feature that would open a new window every time you double clicked on any word in a story.  The window pointed to a definition of the word you just highligthed.  Apparently the Times had a pretty low opinion [more]

Preserving In-Season Foods for Off-Season Feasts

The garden's bounty is arriving in overflowing CSA boxes and crowded store produce bins. Now is the time to learn the sweet and sour art of home food preservation.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money on Valentine's Day?

Tell us how you save money on Valentine's Day and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Find Freelance Clients: Part Two

Last time, "How to Find Freelance Clients: Part One" discussed some of the things you would need to do to prepare for freelancing. In Part Two of this article, we'll cover where t

15 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel

What can you do with witch hazel, the mightily useful little medicinal marvel? Here's a rundown.

How to Find Free Fun for Kids on Family Vacations

Don't miss out on all the free perks your kids can get on your next family vacation.

9 Gifts to Give the Neighbor You Like

If strong fences make good neighbors, what do great gifts make? Give a couple of these this holiday season and find out!

The 5 Best Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

These bulbs can save you serious cash — and they'll all last 20+ years.

5 Quick Remote Control Hacks to Save You Time and Money

If time is money, and I sincerely believe it is, then these five remote control hacks will save you a little of both. Some are time savers, others money savers, and some do both.

Elevate Your Kitchen Skills With These 5 Easy Cooking Techniques

OK, they're not as easy as "nuke-it for 30 seconds," but you'll love the results you get with these simple, and classic, cooking techniques.

Do You Need an Estate Plan?

Estate planning is much more than just divvying up your coin collection and jewelry. Quite the contrary, there are a number of issues that a good estate plan can address.

Smarter Security and No Foreign Transaction Fees: The Best Credit Cards to Use While on Vacation

You may know which credit card to use on everyday purchases, but what about when you're on vacation? Here are the best cards to have with you when you're traveling.

5 Best Money-Saving, Healthy, Homemade Salad Dressings

Making your own salad dressings will cut down on expense, waste and your waistline. Here are the top 5 favorite salad dressings, in their easy homemade versions.

8 Ways Convenience is Screwing Your Finances

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

12 Places to Keep Your Money Safe — And Growing

Sure, you could stuff your money into a mattress, but these 12 savings vehicles keep your money safe and they help it grow a little.

Money-Saving Tricks I Learned Planning an Elopement

I always thought that eloping meant flying to Hawaii to get married on the beach with a hired witness. I was wrong, and now I'm saving tons of money.

7 Ways to Pick the Bank That's Right for You

With so many banks — and credit unions! — vying for your business, it can be hard to choose. Here's how to find the bank that works for you.