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6 Indirect Ways Taxes to the Rich May Hurt You

Should we extend the tax cuts for the rich? This may affect you more than you think, even if you aren't making $250,000 yet.

Top 5 Online Resources for the Design Impaired

At our newest My Life Scoop article, we gathered the top websites to help you become more skilled in your design efforts, and we preview two of them here!

5 Ways Money Can Buy Happiness

Don't listen to the old cliche; spending money on these five things can make you more content.

Best Money Tips: How to Network With a Banana

Today, we share a fruity networking tip for conference attendees, a handy list of 51 foods and their shelf life, plus dollar-store goodies that will save you a bundle.

Getting Started in Indoor Cycle Class

Want to exercise during the winter months? Indoor cycling classes are great whether you're a hardcore bike-rider or you never graduated from training wheels.

Best Money Tips: How to Stay Focused

Today, we share effective ways to stay focused, a technique to help you move a home-baked pie, and tips to help you deal with a mouse problem humanely.

Managing a Holiday Potluck: How to Keep Things Under Control

There are a few tricks I've picked up on that keep a potluck meal from winding up with ten desserts and no salad.

3 Ways to Beat Holiday Shopping Stress

This "jolly" season can become overwhelming when you shop, but these tips can help you avoid getting caught up in the hustle and bustle.

ETFs Offer Incredible Benefits...with a Dark Side

MOO is a cute name for a ticker symbol, but not a good reason to buy an exchange-traded fund. Learn what you need to know about these potentially great tools for retail investors.

Best Money Tips: How To Win Sweepstakes

Today, we share tips to help you bag you next contests or sweepstakes, to-do's to keep your family and home safe over the holidays, instructions for a DIY book safe, and more.

4 Fun Activities to Get Your Grinch into the Holiday Spirit

If your guy is more "Bah Humbug" than "Happy Holidays," get him into the spirit with these ideas.

To Payroll or Not: Hiring Contract vs. Salary Employees

You have some projects coming down the pipe that you need additional staff for. What do you do: offer your potential new team player an independent contract or full-time salary

5 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Make those New Year's resolutions last all year with these techniques to help new habits stick.

5 Ways to Stay Profitable in Changing Times

A few weeks ago, after enduring a major rainstorm during a cycling training event, I accepted a ride back to my starting point at a local bicycle shop. The shuttle driver happen

'Tis the Season for Decluttering: Why and How To Do It

Forget spring cleaning — the last week of the year is the best time to clean house. Here's why.

How Employee Benefits Provide Better ROI Than Cash

A dollar on a paycheck is worth a dollar to the employee. And it costs you a dollar. But benefits aren't like that. Sometimes, your employee will value the benefit much more tha

10 Scams to Avoid in 2011

Most of us work hard for our money, and last year, scammers worked hard to take it away from us. Here are last year's top scams and how to avoid them.

Online Tax Payment and Filing for Small Businesses

The IRS wants businesses to pay their taxes online, as well as file their taxes online. It's faster, eliminates the need for the IRS to have people open envelopes and process pa

Nanny Sharing: Lowering the Cost of Personal Childcare

With nanny sharing, you can save money while giving your baby both the individualized attention of a nanny and the social benefits of a day care.

10 Examples of Tremendous Business Leadership

Here are 10 examples of top-notch leadership from leaders who ultimately led by example, letting their actions (and bottom lines) speak for themselves.