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The 6 Companies With the Best Customer Service

Sure, business is in it for the money. That's why it's so nice to hear about a company going above and beyond to satisfy a customer — like these.

Independent Contractors vs. Employees: Keeping Them Straight

Who the IRS considers an employee and who it considers a contractor doesn't always match what a business owner might expect.

How (and Why) to Help Your Parents Pay Off Their Mortgage

Many parents find themselves saddled with a mortgage well into retirement. Learn how to help your folks pay off theirs without taking on the debt yourself.

How to Close a Credit Card Without Dinging Your Credit Score

You don't use that credit card anymore — but canceling might crush your credit score. Try these smarter methods of ditching that card.

Exploring Debt Restructuring Options

If your business is finding it hard to keep up with all its credit card, credit line, and bank loan payments, it may be time to consider debt restructuring.

8 Dark-Side Motivations to Start Saving

If the usual motivations to save aren't working (emergencies, big purchases, your future), let your dark side guide your money.

The Truth About Business Grants

If you don’t mind lots of paperwork, frequent disappointment, and many strings attached, here’s a quick guide to the slow process of finding grant money for your business.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Use Lemons

Today, we share uncommon uses for yellow lemons, tips for growing basil, and tricks to make moving furniture a breeze.

6 Negative Traits That Are Actually Good for You

We're often taught to avoid certain negative traits and habits. Before you remake yourself into a saint, consider the positives of these negatives.

This May Be the Best Time to Negotiate Loan Terms

With credit at its tightest in over ten years, banks are hurting. For successful borrowers, that means loan terms and conditions may be more negotiable then ever.

You're Doing It Wrong, Moron: 5 Tips for Giving Better Compliments

Receiving compliments is easy. But giving legitimate, thoughtful compliments is increasingly rare in an era of instant, faceless communication.

9 Easy Ways to Start Taking Better Care of Yourself Today

It doesn't take a lot of effort to become the new, better looking and feeling you. Start with these simple (and quick!) self-improvers.

8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life

Need inspiration to save money, achieve a goal, or improve your life? Look no further than your refrigerator door.

11 Free Ways to Generate Referrals

What to generate referrals without spending money? Here are ways to elicit, not solicit, referrals.

3 Snow-Day Recipes to Help You Weather the Storm

Stuck close to home because of the snow? Break your cabin fever with these filling, feel-good recipes that all use ingredients you likely have on-hand.

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Beer

Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money on beer, inexpensive date ideas, and saving more on dental care.

Creating a Smooth Business Transition when You Sell Your Company

When the time comes to sell your company, you want to be able to smoothly transition your business to the new owner. That can take planning.

5 Things Other Grocery Stores Should Steal from Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's keeps me coming back by offering low-cost, healthy groceries — and if other grocery stores want to stay in business, they better do the same.

5 Ways Airline Travel Sucks — and What You Can Do to Make It Better

Air travel is no picnic these days. Learn to avoid these five common abuses and maybe you'll arrive in a tolerable mood (and almost on time).

The Real ROI of Social Media

The value of social media lies mostly in the daily process of helping every employee do their job more efficiently and effectively.