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The new face of poverty is fat

Twenty years ago, I parked at a supermarket, near where a poor family had just parked. I knew they were poor, because they looked like poor folks are supposed to look: Their clot

A Used Car Salesman Reveals Dirty Tricks (and How to Beat Them)

A former used car salesman reveals some tricks of the trade. Before you buy a used car, read this!

Keys Locked in the Trunk? Here's What to Do

A moment of absent-mindedness, and now your keys are locked in the trunk. Don't panic! Follow this guide to get back on the road.

21 great uses for beer

I’ll make no bones about it; I love beer. But you don’t just have to drink beer straight from the bottle. If you’re feeling experimental, here are 21 (the lega

Build Your Own Furniture: 9 Helpful Tips For Non-Carpenters

It might seem intimidating, but it's totally possible for you to make your own furniture, even if you've barely wielded a hammer before. Learn how.

Real Estate Appraisals - Ten things most people just don't understand about them

The homeowner wants to make the sale. The broker wants to make the commission. The lender wants to make the loan. It'd be nice to see all these folks made happy, but first... th

10 Small Businesses That Are Free or Cost Little to Start Up

Rather than face an untimely layoff, why not join millions of savvy entrepreneurs and start a business of your own? Here’s how someone with no capital can create their own schedule

How to Build Your Own Amortization Schedule

Looking for a dull, but financially eye-opening home project? Great! Today, we're going to build an amortization schedule. [more]

15 Ways to Reuse Detergent Bottles

Instead of trashing them when the detergent runs dry, discover the multitude of uses for these very versatile bottles.

5 Best Online Savings Accounts

Some online banks have great service, while others offer great interest rates. These five have both.

How Much Does Your Credit Card Debt Cost You?

Only having to pay 2% of your total credit-card balance a month makes charging tempting...but with interest, you could also pay more than double your original purchase price.

100 Small Things That Can Bring You Joy

Need a quick mood boost? No matter where you are or what's got you down, you're sure to find a pick me up in this big list of small joys.

Want Free HBO or Showtime? Just Ask.

Premium channels come with premium prices. Usually, between $10 and $20 a month, depending on the channel and your cable/satellite company. But here's something that applies across

30 Easy and Impressive Frozen Puff Pastry Recipes

Whether you're craving savory or sweet, puff pastry is the right buttery flaky base. Explore the versatile laminated dough with these 30 great recipes.

Carnival Of Scams - Top 4 fairground cons

Go to the fairground, get taken for a ride. Yep, those sneaky Real Hustlers are at it again. This time they've been uncovering the basic tricks and cons performed by your friendly neighborhood fairground staff. [more]

How Much?! A Breakdown of Concert Ticket Prices

Where does the money go when you buy a concert ticket? And what's with all the service charges? Learn exactly what your ticket purchase is paying for.

Get Your Free Credit Score from Credit Karma

Credit Karma offers free credit scores to consumer with no strings attached. It is a truly free service: There's nothing to cancel and they don't ask for your credit card number.

Explaining the climax scene of "Trading Places"

A little lost trying to follow the big scene at the commodities exchange in Trading Spaces? We'll break it down for you!

Bottled Water, Bottled Hype Part 1

When we buy bottled water, especially bottled water from overseas (like Fiji), we're deciding against using that we have immediate access to, something that pours freely into o

Concession stand treats – a license to print money.

I was at a local fair recently. The kids were hungry, I was thirsty and we all wanted a snack break. But my wife and I knew we’d have to pay the price. At events like these, you’re