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7 Steps to Work-Life Balance When Working from Home

If you don't get ahead of your busy schedule, your busy schedule will get ahead of you.

10 Painless Ways to Save for Vacation

10 easy ways to save $1,650 a year--the cost of an average American vacation.

8 Overpriced Grocery Items to Skip

Getting everything you need at the grocery store is convenient. But if you're buying these eight items, you're definitely overpaying.

A Consumerist Editor Talks About How to Tackle Inept Customer Service

You're not imagining it — customer service is getting worse. But Consumerist Deputy Editor Chris Morran has a few suggestions to help you get the service you need.

10 Business Owners Who Turned Services into Products

The problem with selling a service is that supply -- you and your staff -- is often limited. But what if your service could be made into a product?

Best Money Tips: How to Make People Like You

Today we found some great articles on how to make people like you, 10 ways to save money now, and making extra money with yard sales.

Avoiding the Poverty Tax

Simply being poor can add to a family's cost of living. But the solution isn't necessarily increasing wealth...it's improving skills.

Ben Franklin's guide to wealth and savvy living

Benjamin Franklin was probably America's first "self-help" author. [more]

Sample before you buy - Perfume

Lucky Scent: How I learned to stop worrying and love the sample.  Some of my biggest expenditures are made in the fragrance department of Seattle’s downtown Nordstrom. [more]

Comics Curmudgeon: Filthy Rich Blogger Divulges Secrets to Wealth!

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you thought Garfield was funny? Maybe you shared his fear of spiders or intense love of lasagna? And then, as you got older, Garfield became increasingly less funny? [more]

Daylight "Saving" Time...What Does It Save, Anyway?

I've always liked long summer evenings, so I look forward to springing forward with daylight saving time every year. [more]

I've got my eye on you, WaMu

What happens when you try to transfer funds to or from any account having to do with WaMu? Nothing good, apparently (thanks to Consumerist for that link). [more]

Rare Book Bargains At Alibris

As a fan of some fairly hard to find books, I love Alibris.com (almost as much as I love half.com for CDs and DVDs, plus newer books, but that's a story for another post). [more]

Best Money Tips: Financial Tips for Families

Today we found some great articles on financial tips for families, how to negotiate rent in your current apartment, and tips for packing work lunches.

Best Money Tips: Save When Shopping for One

Today we found some great articles on ways to save when shopping for one, teaching kids financial responsibility, and the key to great investment returns.

Headaches, Begone!: 5 Tips for Making Airline Travel Easier

In these days of canceled flights, long lines at airline counters, and more frustrated customers than satisfied ones, there are some things you can do to make your trip go smoothly (or at least MORE smoothly). Headaches, begone! [more]

Deal Killers: 5 Phrases to Avoid When Negotiating

Negotiating can sometimes be stressful, and that stress can make buyers and sellers say dumb things. Learn to score better deals by avoiding these phrases.

Best Money Tips: Awesome Frugal Date Ideas

Today we found some awesome articles on awesome frugal date ideas, tested tips for a frugal life, and inexpensive ways to keep kids entertained this summer.

Best Money Tips: Tips for Reducing Your Water Bill

Today we found some fantastic articles on tips for reducing your water bill, banking tips for 20-somethings, and early retirement risks.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Today we found some great articles on saving as a stay-at-home mom, Black Friday ads worth checking out, and ways to save money without even trying.