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The things that money just can't buy

After reading Ed's post about Afluenza , I began thinking long and hard about what I have in my life that really matters to me. It's all very well keeping up with the Joneses, but at the end of the day it really doesn't mean anything. [more]

6 Questions to Ask Before You Book a Discount Airfare Deal

Crazy airfare deals come and go, but are they really worth it? Here are some of the other costs to consider.

Bad, bad China: a round-up

I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I need to stop buying Chinese goods. This is a tough one for me, mostly because so much of the cheap stuff I love to buy comes from Chi

Best Money Tips: Ways to Give More to Charity in 2018

Today we found articles on ways to give more in 2018, effective ways to stretch your meal money, and how to decide if something is worth fixing.

Best Money Tips: Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy Something

Today we found some fantastic articles on questions to ask yourself before you buy something, selling on Craigslist, and food and vacation.

The 6 Best Natural Sunscreens

The sun's harmful rays can dim your summer fun. Try one of these skin-friendly sunscreens to stay outside and keep sunburn at bay.

5 Ways to Handle Big City Rents

Big city life comes with big city costs. Here's how you can shave dollars off an apartment rental.

Creating an artificial windfall generator

Everybody enjoys getting a windfall. One of the attractions of the lottery (besides the infinitesimal chance that you might win a life-changingly huge amount) is that the smaller

5 Things to Never Keep in Your Wallet

Losing your wallet can cost you a lot more than your cash...especially if you keep these five things in it. Learn what to remove to protect yourself.

The Benefits of Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship sounds old-fashioned, but the reality is that apprenticeships are still around, and they can be valuable career-building experiences.

Unexpected, Delicious Drinks You Can Make at Home

Think you have to go out for bubble tea, mango lassis, and ultra-fancy cocktails? No way. Make your own with these recipes.

Make Your Hobby Pay Its Way

Hobbies generally end up in the expense category. Depending on the hobby, you may be paying for equipment, supplies, books and magazines, classes, training--the list goes on.

The Real Deal: What to Expect When Starting Your Own Business

It's easy to list "Start Business" as a goal for the new year, but do you know what that actually means?

Scammers Stole All of My Grandma's Money

The trouble started innocently enough. For as long as I can remember, Grandma bought a lottery ticket each and every week. She promised us, her children and grandchildren, that whe

Open Secrets: Surprising Things Your Spending Reveals

Credit card companies, banks, retailers, and insurers may know more about who you are than your parents do. A lot more.

The story of a guy with Downs Syndrome, some grocery bags and an idea straight from the heart.

Something I have often heard from teachers, mentors and my own parents is the following phrase: “Be the best at what you do, whatever you do.” It’s a lesson I have tried to live up

Certainties: Death, Taxes, And Change

What's certain about life: death, taxes, and changes in tax laws. So my best tax advice is "keep up with tax laws." Coasting along with financial vehicles and investm

Is Target Really Just as Bad As Wal-Mart?

There is plenty not to like about the practices of both the nation's leading big-box retailers. But a few subtle differences -- and one h-u-g-e one -- make one of them the o

A Simple Guide to Series I Savings Bonds (I-Bonds)

After the recent interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve many of my bank and money market interest rates plummeted.  Now the best yield I have is on my Series I Savings Bonds iss

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