In the current economy, many of us are happy just to be employed, but at the same time very few of us are working at the elusive "dream job". For many people their jobs simply pro
by: Xin Lu | channel: Career Building
Being a parent, you may be able to admit (at least to yourself) that you enjoy indulging your children even if it is to the detriment of your budget. Here are some tips to help you
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Budgeting
Can you could use some cash for your old broken cell phones, laptops, or ink cartridges? These companies actually pay you to recycle.
by: Elizabeth Lang | channel: Extra Income, Green Living
It's easy to find books and articles on how to manage your money to support your long-term goals. You can read a lot about stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, investing in gold
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
If you are in the process of buying a new primary residence or second home, or considering refinancing a loan, a new set of federal consumer protection rules taking effect on July
by: Xin Lu | channel: Consumer Affairs, Real Estate and Housing
Just to be clear, I'm also worried about a surge in inflation, but that's not what I'm talking about here. I don't know the future, so I try to stay away from predictions. But yo
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
My husband and I are expecting a little baby boy this Halloween. Right now I am in the process of researching which baby products are necessary and which are a waste of money. He
by: Xin Lu | channel: Shopping
Corporations were invented a few hundred years ago--created to increase the wealth and power of favored businessmen (and the governments that favored them). They have become such
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Consumer Affairs, Financial News, General Tips
You know, I hear a lot of people say that frugal people would do anything for dime. Personally, I think that applies more to greedy people, but it got me thinking of a question tha
by: Paul Michael | channel: Frugal Living, Consumer Affairs
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the personal savings rate in May 2009 was 6.9%. This a 15 year high and a far cry from the negative savings rates of just a few yea
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Lifestyle
The third installment in my ten-part series (which has taken me much longer to write than planned), I decided to take a look at the Law of Attraction since the concept has hung aro
by: Kate Luther | channel: Career and Income, Life Hacks, Lifestyle
The Wall Street Journal has an opinion piece by Arthur Laffer that shows a scary graph of the monetary base, which has surged enormously in the past year. He suggests that this is
As part of the Obama stimulus plan passed in January, first time home buyers in 2009 are entitled to a tax credit of up to $8000 that they do not have to repay. This tax credit was
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs, Real Estate and Housing, Taxes
This is my story of shock, anger, and finally disgust at the practices of netSpend.
by: Xin Lu | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards
Today my middle son hit my youngest son in the face with a Ziploc bag full of pennies. It was premeditated, and as I burst into the dining room to sort it all out, I found myself
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs
Even during a recession, it turns out that love can still trump money.
by: Fred Lee | channel: Family, Lifestyle
You've been saving money with your online purchases thanks to Wise Bread, but wanna save even more? I know that got your attention.
by: Torley Wong | channel: Shopping
It turns out that the flow of money may hold some insight into the spread of swine flu.
by: Fred Lee | channel: Health and Beauty, Lifestyle
We hear it all the time: Time is Money. But do we really treat our time with the same respect we treat our money? If we really do believe that time is valuable shouldn't we be budg
by: Carlos Portocarrero | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Productivity
In the black community and many other communities there is a sense that material possession and flair denotes character, accomplishment and power. It's a poor dad mentality and a
by: Jabulani Leffall | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs
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