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10 Smart Storage Solutions for Your TV Room

A media or TV room (or corner) quickly becomes a cluttered eyesore — cables, DVD boxes, controllers. Corral it all with some simple fixes.

What NOT to Buy at a Farmers Market

When it comes to fruit and vegetables, farmers markets are tough to beat. But some farmers’ market regulars we talked to advised us of a few things to buy elsewhere.

How to Spend Less Without Starting a Budget

If you've had trouble making or following a budget, don't despair! You might be better off without one. Learn why — and how to save no matter what.

The Cost of Tanning

A trip to the tanning salon can cost you — and we mean more than just what's in your wallet.

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper

The lawn tonic recipe came from a former groundskeeper at a golf course. All you need are 5 common household ingredients and a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.

Best Money Tips: Entertaining on a Budget

Today we found some great articles on entertaining on a budget, saving money at restaurants, and how to use LinkedIn.

Toxic Laundry: What’s in Your Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softener?

There's more to fabric softeners than springtime freshness and fluffy teddy bears — your product might have some nasty chemicals hiding inside.

Why You Shouldn't Eat at Chain Restaurants

The portions are big, and the food is reliably the same...but is it worth it to eat at chain restaurants? One writer says no.

25 Ways to Get Motivated Today

Dragging, lagging, procrastinating, and generally unmotivated? No matter what you're trying to do, get motivated NOW with these tips.

4 Financial Experts People Under 40 Should Follow

It seems like most financial expertise is aimed at the 40 and up set. These four experts aim to help everyone else make more money, too..

How to Survive a Road Trip

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when you pack-up the car and depart on a summer road trip. Unfortunately, it is also the time of year when relationships are tested. [more]

20 New Things You Can Make With Old Denim Jeans

Don't toss that old denim! The durable and easy to work fabric is well-suited for a number of post-wardrobe uses.

Poem on opting out

A while back I wrote a piece on Opting out of the money economy, a topic I've long been interested in. Because of that long inte

10 Top Mutual Funds for Income Investors

Whether you're closing in on retirement or just need some extra cash, these 10 well-crafted mutual funds are worth a look.

FinCon12: The Second Annual Financial Blogger Conference

The 2nd Annual Financial Blogger Conference is just days away! Phil Taylor from PT Money has an amazing conference planned for all attendees!

Jobs That Offer Free Room and Board

If you're looking for a job with some non-traditional perks, check out these gigs that not only provide a salary, but also free accommodations.

5 More Fun, Affordable Train Trips

Summer's over, but don't let that stop you from one of these fun and frugal train trips. They're great for a fabulous fall excursion.

7 Ways to Get the Best Deals on Groupon

Before grabbing that Groupon, do some homework. With just a little effort, you can turn a good deal into a great one.

The Housing Market Is Finally Rebounding

The housing market is rebounding, and the buyer's market is ending. But should you rush to buy a home now? Read this article to help decide.

Take back St. Valentine’s Day from Hallmark and Hershey’s.

Today is St. Valentine’s Day. Delivery vans filled with flowers are passing each other on the highways; the supermarket aisles filled with pink and red cards are chock full of men