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Time for some new retro

For some time now, we've had good success drawing on the decades from the 1950s through the 1990s for our retro. Some bolder types have even made some use of the 1890s and 1920s--

10 Things You Can Do to Be Happier Today

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Take one or more of these positive, feel-good actions and watch the day brighten.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Big at Hotels

Today we found helpful articles on ways to save money at hotels, great options for selling your clothes, and simple tips for people who eat alone.

Time Is Money: Budget Them Both Out

We hear it all the time: Time is Money. But do we really treat our time with the same respect we treat our money? If we really do believe that time is valuable shouldn't we be budg

Best Money Tips: 12 Strategies to Simplify Your Finances

Today we found articles on ways to simplify your finances, how to cook a pig in the ground Hawaiian style, and the keys to getting better results.

Craigslist Shopping 101

Here are the basic details of how Craigslist works and the tools that can give you the advantage in buying only the best!

Sex Up Your Sandwich: Ideas for Budget Conscious Brown Baggers

Spice up your lunch with these affordable sandwich ideas that are flavorful and way more exciting than your average baloney or ham loaf.

Ask the Readers: What Was Your First Paying Job?

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

Financial IQ Test: How Healthy Is Your Disability Insurance?

1 in 3 people are disabled during their working lives, and those disabled for more than 2 months have an average disability length of two and a half years. Make sure your disabilit

How to Prevent Boomerang Kids From Ruining Your Retirement Budget

It's important to be there for your kids, but how much help is too much help? Consider these factors before settling on an old living arrangement.

FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)

You only have 30 days left to take advantage of this one, but it's a great offer for a great product. The big picture is simple -- open up a BBVA Compass Build-To-Order Free checki

How to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is a growing concern: with surprisingly little information, a thief can do lasting harm to your credit score and bank accounts. However, there are steps that you can

How to Navigate 4 Tricky Family Money Situations

Mixing money matters and family dynamics can make gatherings more awkward than usual. Learn to manage both for happier finances and family.

Don't Buy Microsoft Office! And Other Free Alternatives to Pricey Computer Software

You don't have to pay for Microsoft Office or other expensive computer programs — discover how to use free open source software.

The WORST Time of Day to Do Everything

Your body has a clock of its own, and if you pick the wrong time do some tasks, you'll do them poorly — and feel poorly while doing them.

A Mortgage Crisis Solution

Some banks didn't manage the paperwork well enough to be able to prove that they actually own their mortgages. This just might be the germ of a solution.

When Is the Best Time to Lock in a Mortgage Rate?

Knowing exactly when to lock in a mortgage rate can make a big difference on the cost of your home.

This One Easy Strategy Will Lead to Better Decisions

Before you decide on anything, try on all your options. How do they feel?

The Low-Flow Shower Head: Get 640% ROI in One Year

That's right, a 640% return on investment...and it's good for the environment. Learn more about this easy-to-install money-saver.

The 8 Weirdest Cases of Credit Card Theft

While credit card theft is no joke, from time to time those thefts (and those post-theft purchases) are entertaining. And often weird.