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Training Your Dog: 9 Hazardous Habits (and How to Break Them)

A dog doesn't need to graduate from an (expensive) obedience school to be good. Learn how to teach him the habits that will keep you both happy.

4 Simple Tips to Improve Homemade Bread

One of my fondest memories from my childhood is the time I spent helping my grandmother bake challah . The woman is still an artist in the kitchen and her recipe is the basis th

Buy This Product, Friend: The Hidden Power of Testimonials

Many sellers count on testimonials to reassure buyers that a product or service is great. But just how reliable are those testimonials?

How Rewards Cards Make Money

If you think you're gaming your credit card company, think again — you might be one of its biggest money makers. Learn how to avoid the trap.

The Power of the Customer in Banking

When big banks make big changes we don't like, it's easy to feel helpless. But the truth is that raising your voice can make a real difference.

How Traditional Banking Practices Can Make You Poor

Traditional banking practices benefit the banks, not the customer. Discover how, if you're not careful, banks can hurt your finances.

Free Travel With Postcard Fun

At the same time nostalgic and alluring, nothing epitomizes travel so much as the postcard. Whether decorating your home, revisiting old memories, or making new friends, a little f

How to NOT Get What You Want From Customer Service

There are right ways to complain to businesses...and there are wrong ways. These are definitely the wrong ways (plus, how to make them right).

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What to Do If You're Hit With a Huge Medical Bill

If you're facing a large stack of medical bills with nowhere to turn, take a deep breath and fear not. You can pay off your medical debt without going broke.

Best Money Tips: Inexpensive Powerhouse Foods to Add to Your Diet

Today we found some great articles on inexpensive powerhouse foods, how to make money selling your stuff, and springing into summer vacation savings.

How Wealthy Are You Beyond Your Bank Account?

On my previous article about working to death I found a pretty long comment by a woman named "Jen" who has a husband that works seven days a week to provide for his family. This l

The Value of Human Life Just Ain’t What it Used to Be

The government has determined that people are worth less than five years ago.

The "Pa-Doink" Principle of Personal Savings

"Pa-doink" is the sound you hear when something small and heavy hits water. Think about a child throwing a coin into the fountain at a shopping mall: a toss and a pa-doink later, t

Divining Your Home’s Value, The Quick-and-Dirty Way

It’s the American Nightmare: your neighbor, in an effort to avoid foreclosure, sells his house for thousands less than he paid two years ago, causing your home to plummet in value.

Do You Know Your Retirement "Number"?

You might think you know the amount of money you'll need for a comfortable retirement — but you could be basing that off the wrong number.

Back to Reality: Coming Down after the Holidays

Whatever holidays you celebrate in November, December, and January, they're over now. We spend November and December gearing up, getting ready, anticipating days off from work, tra

Book Review and Giveaway: Rich Brother Rich Sister

Robert Kiyosaki's latest book is a slight departure from the words of financial prowess he typically shares with his readers. If you want to know more - and to win a free copy to c

How to create a speculative bubble and profit

Recently I read an enlightening story in the New York Times about the Pu'er tea bubble in Yunan, China. The burgundy fermented teas fetched prices of $150 a pound at the peak, but

10 Things You Think Affect Your Credit Score — But Don't

Myths abound about what does and does not impact a credit score. Read this list of "Does Nots" and know why your score is gonna be fine.