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Bankruptcy is a good thing

I don't mean that declaring bankruptcy is a good thing--obviously that sucks for everyone involved. But a system of bankruptcy is a good thing. It's good for creditors an

8 Steps to Budget Mastery in 20 Minutes a Month

All it takes is 20 minutes a month to be a total money master. Try this method and budget like a boss.

13 Things to Teach Your Kids About Credit Cards

Credit cards can be dangerous tool in the wrong hands. Educate your kids before they ruin their credit.

Taxes on irregular income

This is really a non-issue, if you work a regular job:  Your employer withholds taxes.  It's also not much of an issue if you're self-employed and your income is reasonably

It costs nothing to be nice.

I was in McDonald's this morning, returning a RedBox movie rental. I've seen a lot more of this place since I started using RedBox actually, and although I don't order

Best Money Tips: Fun Ways to Make Money While Traveling

Today we found fun ways to make money while you travel, common budgeting mistakes, and steps to a happy new you.

11 Unexpected Things Covered by Homeowners Insurance

From volcano eruptions to riots, your homeowners insurance has you covered for even these unexpected things.

Should your standard of living rise?

Studies show that a high standard of living doesn't make people happier. People who live in mansions and penthouses aren't any happier than people who live in suburban houses, sma

5 Ways to Restart Your Resolutions This Spring

Winter is a tough time to set and achieve your goals. Here's how to revive them this spring — or anytime.

What's a Split Credit Report - And How Much Is It Hurting Your Score

If your three credit reports don't seem to align, you may have a fragmented report. Here's how to fix it.

4 Sort-of Small Kitchen Gadgets that Equal Big Savings!

Are your kitchen counters cluttered with unused small appliances and dusty “do-it-all” gizmos? Learn how to use these top four appliances to cut meal prep, clean-up time, and a bi

8 Assets You Can Count on During Tough Times

When the going gets tough, the tough get going toward these eight dependable assets. What's backstopping your finances?

How a $700 billion bailout became a $800 billion "rescue plan"

You might have thought that the $700 billion bailout bill seemed a bit excessive. You'll be relieved to hear that the bill that the President will sign tonight is worth a mere $800

Advanced Airline Miles Collection Tricks for High Flyers

How did that guy get upgraded to business class? By taking advantage of these credit card bonus offers and travel rewards program loopholes.

Best Money Tips: 29 Quick, Easy Ways to Save Money

Today we found helpful articles on super quick and easy ways to save money, weight-loss gimmicks to avoid, and how to get the biggest tax refund possible.

10 Ways to Shave $10 (or More) Off Your Grocery Bill

Need to save $10 this week? Try just one of these 10 easy ways to save $10 on your next trip to the grocery store, and you've done it!

6 Pearls of Career Wisdom From Brian Tracy

Find yourself stumbling down your career path? We've collected some favorite tips from motivational expert Brian Tracy to get you back on track.

Countrywide tried to steal my parents' money - How you can avoid being a victim of mortgage servicing fraud

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about checking your mortgage statement, and interestingly enough my family was recently confronted with an erroneous mortgage statement. This is

Who Cares About Where The Stock Market Is Headed?

Where is the stock market headed? Any rally may simply be a "dead cat bounce". And while many investment experts are offering a variety of stock market predictions, some of those

Book review: The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

In the days when self-sufficiency was simply the normal way of things, you'd learn the necessary knowledge and skills from your parents. (And from your grandparents, aunts and