Life Hacks

Can't buy me love...but maybe I can buy happiness

Gretchen over at The Happiness Project claims that money can buy some forms of happiness. [more]

Setting Great Goals...and Achieving Them

Learn how to set goals and chase down your dreams.

Turn $1 into $100 in about 2 minutes.

So, I can think of a few ways to turn a $1 into a $100 bill in a few minutes. One would be to back a winning horse that has ridiculous odds. Another is to steal it. You could always ask your kind folks or other relatives for the money. [more]

Hacking your way to a better life

I love how the concept of hacking has changed so much over the past few years. I'm particularly taken with Hack Zine, a site the collects some of the best hacks on the web. [more]

Germ Killin' Machine

Guarding against germs doesn't have to be a chemical-filled experience. To get rid of germs in your kitchen sponge (and there ARE germs in you kitchen sponge), do the following: [more]

Giving is Better Than Blogging... or IS it?

Giving is better than receiving. I do sincerely believe this, as much as I like receiving. And I do like getting stuff. You know that old saying about giving a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day... [more]

Street market scams. Don't believe the hype.

Part three of my Real Hustle compliation is the one I have wanted to feature for a very long time. The other two posts were lighter in nature, this one is more grim as it involves more of your hard-earned cash being swindled from you. [more]

Last night I threatened to disconnect my cable

Sit down, relax, and let me tell you a story. A story about how you get to be a hero, and how to get your cable company begging on all fours like a dog. [more]

2 ways to find your dream amidst life's chaos

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about my husband's and my choice to take some risks and follow our dreams. [more]

Google Offers Free 411 - No Ads!

[insert a joke about getting da 411 on the 411 here] Google is offering free 411 service; ad-free, very sophisticated voice recognition, and oddly unirritating directory assistance. [more]

Hack a Mac!

If you're like me, the closest you get to hacking anything is when you are allowed to carve the turkey at Thanksgiving. But lately, I've been inspired to learn how to do all those techy things that my nerdy friends seem so good at. [more]

Save money on ITunes every time you buy a song

Another quick and easy money-saving tip for everyone, this time for the few million of us out there addicted to ITunes. It basically involves using a cash back rebate site called BigCrumbs.com (similar to ebates.com). [more]

Pet Peeves Part 3: Vet Visits

My animals are a pricey bunch. Cute, and sweet, but medically challenged. [more]

101 fantastic freebies for your PC

Software is expensive, right? Well, not today my friends. Those fab guys and gals over at PC World have spent a whole bunch of their very valuable time and energy researching the b

Fight Your Speeding Ticket, Save Yourself Some Dough

I've never fought a speeding ticket before. I usually just pay it and forget it. By "usually", I mean, for the two tickets I got before when I was 16 and 19 years old. My recent ticket was an anomaly for a couple of reasons. [more]

US Mint offers 2 for 1 on new $1 coins. Double your money!

Buy George! In an unprecedented marketing move by the US Mint, banks tomorrow will begin exchanging $1 bills for TWO of the new $1 coins, released only a few weeks ago. Got a $1 bill? Get $2 in coins back. Got 100 $1 bills? Get $200 in coins. [more]

3 Cheap Ways to Win Over the Ladies (by Looking Better)

I used to be a slovenly brute. OK, not so much slovenly as... average. My morning routine including a shave, shower, and deodorant. I figured that was all a guy had to do to look good. [more]

Beat the claw machine, save your sanity.

How many times have you passed one of these annoying things and thrown 50 cents away? I'm hugely guilty of it. I can't resist them. One time I got six out in a row, then I've gone years with no success. Is there a secret? Well, it seems there is. [more]

How to Get High-End Electronics with One Simple Question

My friend Mandy became the proud owner of a Mac PowerBook G4 in perfect condition, without spending a single cent. [more]

Shoes that grow with your child. Parents everywhere rejoice!

My 2 and a half year old girl has my feet. By that I mean they're growing like she spends all day stood in fertilizer. So I had this GENIUS idea. What if shoes could grow as your child's feet grow? [more]

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7 Surprising Ways to Earn Money Online

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These Apps Turn Saving Money Into a Game — Are They Worth It?

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6 Common Shopping Myths, Debunked

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You don't need to go broke keeping your children active this summer. Some of the best summer activities don't cost anything at all.

5 Times Dad Was Right About Money

Underneath the corny one-liners and dad jokes, your old man probably actually knew a thing or two about money.

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How to Make Your Pet an Official Emotional Support Animal

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A Simple Guide to Buying The Best Travel Cameras

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4 Parenting Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Kids About Money

If you want your children to be masters at managing money, you need to lead by example.

10 Ways to Make This Your Most Productive Summer Yet

This is your summer. Make it count by getting things done!

How I Scored Tons of Free Stuff By Building a Small Social Media Audience

You don't need a million followers to score tons of free goodies. Tweet faster!