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Never go shopping unless you're armed with a cell phone.

"It seems like a great deal, but maybe it's cheaper somewhere else?" I've said those words a lot, maybe not out loud but certainly in my head. [more]

Best Money Tips: Saving for Your Child's College Fund

Today we found some awesome articles on saving for your child's college fund, reasons to have a budget, and saving money at restaurants.

Best Money Tips: Activities for Toddlers on a Budget

Today we found some awesome articles on activities for toddlers on a budget, saving on tax preparation fees, and expensive decisions that can haunt you for life.

Best Money Tips: Free Items You Should Take From Hotels

Today we found some great articles on free items you should take from hotels, questions to ask before hiring a financial advisor, and where to find freebies.

Laughing at Ourselves elevated by Doug Marlette

When I first heard of Doug Marlette, he was an editorial cartoonist with The Charlotte Observer. He accepted an invitation to speak to high school students and personally

Best investment: yourself

I read a lot of investment books. [more]

Exercise (and alcohol) good for your brain

A story in the New York Times says that exercise helps human brains build more neurons (a process called neurogenesis). It also reports on some mouse studies that show that exe

Is this the weirdest freebie ever?

Anyone who knows me knows I'm no fan of WalMart. Aside from their horrific treatment of workers and the impact they have on the economy, their stores just suck all the energy out o

Best Money Tips: How to Host a Yard Sale

Today we found some awesome articles on hosting a yard sale, shopping smarter for crafts, and frugal health and beauty tips.

Best Money Tips: Get Your Exercise Without Going to the Gym

Today we found some awesome articles on getting exercise without going to the gym, cheap London Olympic travel, and grocery items with a long shelf life.

Death and Money: Helping your family now in case something happens later

A lady I know of died last night. It was expected; she was diagnosed with incurable cancer last spring. I didn't really know her, as I'd just recently moved into a place wh

Save $100 on Your Next Spa Visit by Buying Cold Medicine

We’ve been hearing a lot about how you can save money by shopping at Walgreens lately. Walgreens is again offering a unique and potentially ver

Best Money Tips: Frugal Fashion

Today we found some great articles on frugal fashion, financial tasks to do each year, and what new college students need to know about money.

Can Limits Help Productivity Soar?

A mild, temporarily disabling accident in my home led me to consider how my friends with chronic disease (and accompanying physical limitations) manage to get things done. Limit

Don't Let Your Bank Pick Your Homeowner's Insurance

If you let your home insurance lapse, your bank can force you to pay insurance that can cost 5 to 10 times as much. Learn how to avoid this predicament.

Thinking Inside the “Little White Receipt Box”

One box + Lots of Receipts = Financial Responsibility for this blogger!

Killin 'em Out There: The School Clothes Conundrum

How do you break the cycle when social engineering and personal spending habits that are as unique as your genetic coding, are emptying your pockets?

Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Relax

Today we found some great articles on totally free ways to relax, creating lasting financial resolutions, and the keys to winning with money.

Savers suffering as rates fall--what to do

Interest rates for ordinary savers held up pretty well after the first Fed rate cut in July last year.  There was a simple reason--banks needed the money.  With the cr

Are You a Yawn?

I am familiar with the meaning of hippies and yuppies, but today I heard a funny new word for a demographic of people - yawns. YAWN stands for Young and Wealthy but Normal. It i