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7 Reasons Your Home Isn't Selling

If your house for sale is floating in market limbo, it might be time to examine these potential reasons why it's not selling.

Hold Off On Heating with These 10 Warming Ways

It’s October. In Nebraska. We will see Halloween before we smell the crackling logs on our wood stove. Because it is such a big deal for many to finally crank on the heat, we’ve

Can You Afford to Have a Baby?

Here are some financial considerations to plan and account for prior to sprouting your own little guys.

Paying While Traveling: Which Is the Smartest Option?

Not all payment options are equal, especially while you're traveling. Here's how to avoid fees — and worse — while paying on the road.

Book Review: How to Be a Geek Goddess (Win a Copy!)

If you’re a Twitter-fiend, a long-time blogger, or you customize PC’s in your spare time, this book is probably too elementary for you. If there’s a special lady in your life who

How Much College Can You (and Your Kid) Afford?

Is it worth it to pay steep tuition, or should you compromise and pay a lot less? Use this guide to evaluate costs and career goals to match budget with college.

Congratulations on Your Promotion… Or Maybe Not!

Believe it or not, it turns out that getting a promotion might in fact be bad for you because of the increased workload and stress, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

More Living a Life of Weisure - 15 Suggestions to Help You Keep the "L" In Your Leisure-Time

If living a life of weisure is not your cup of tea, then here are some suggestions that might help you to make the most of your free time.

Save Some Cash With These 6 Clever Cleaning Hacks

I’m a sucker for brand-name cleaning supplies, and while it’s no crime to be brand-loyal and use what works best for you and your family, often times there are shortcuts that can c

7 Kitchen Gadgets That Save You Money

Unleashing your inner chef (or barista or butcher) is one reason to buy these make it yourself kitchen gadgets. Saving money is another!

Prepaid Gift Cards for Modern Envelope Budgeting

Interested in budgeting your money but don't want to carry loads of cash? Enter in the modern equivalent using Gift Check Cards or Preloaded Student cards.

Is There Any Reason to Pay for a Landline Anymore?

Let's investigate if paying for a landline phone is still worth it.

11 Truths About Good Personal Finance

Many people ignore these important financial truths, costing them thousands of dollars a year. Are you one of them?

The game of Haggling: How to Get a Great Deal on a Used Car

Getting a great deal on a used car is easy if you know how. Here are 9 tips from a frugal family on how to get the most out of your car-buying dollars.

5 Expensive Products That Will Actually Save You Money

Reaching for the cheapest option on the shelf is often a false economy. If your budget permits, pay more for these products — and save much more later.

10 Ways to Improve Yourself for $100 or Less

Stuck in a rut? You can makeover your career, your finances, and your life for less than $100!

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

I've been to a lot of conferences and sat through a lot of bad presentations. But on a few rare occasions I'd sit in on a spectacular one. It wasn't just informative, but engaging,

The 5 Best Ceiling Fans

Keeping cool on the warmer days isn't easy, but it can be. Get any of these five ceiling fans and you'll stay cool on the cheap.

Contingency Plans

Are you assuming that things will go along pretty much okay? Most people do, and they're usually right. Even when they're wrong, it tends to be okay, because the typical household'

How to Examine Your Healthcare Plan and Save

I’ve been examining healthcare plans for a couple of decades. I’ve been covered under employer-based plans and private individual plans. As a result, I've learned mu