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You’re Fired! 20 Signs That a Pink Slip is Coming

If you can answer yes to THREE or more of these questions, you may want to think about sprucing up your resume and dry-cleaning your best interview attire.

10 Less Awkward Ways to Ask a Friend for Your Money Back

Friendships can easily be ruined by borrowed money. But if you're looking to get your loan repaid, here's how to do it with minimal awkwardness.

Book Review and Giveaway: Good Deals & Smart Steals

By the editors of Good Housekeeping, this handy book offers hundreds of ideas for getting the best value for your money on every kind of purchase. I've also got two copies to give

What You Need to Know About Homeowners' Associations

A home in an HOA may come with fabulous amenities, services, and sense of community. It will also come with a cost.

7 Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund From $0

When your latest financial emergency is that you can't afford an emergency, it's time to start building that safety net — quickly!

Ask the Readers: If You Could Have One Wish (Chance to win $20!)

What is your most longed-for financial wish? Let us know your thoughts in order to be entered to win one of three $20 Amazon gift cards!

How to Rebuild Your Credit in 8 Simple Steps

Bad credit will cost you more for insurance and loans, and may close some opportunities altogether. Learn how to rebuild a poor credit rating to an excellent one.

50 Best Deals and Coupon Sites

Coupon users are no longer scrooges but sages, wisely spending by saving. Here are a list of 50 great deals and coupon sites dedicated to serving savvy shoppers like you.

51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List

I was trawling the Internet recently searching for a way to remove a grease spot from a favorite shirt of mine. How it got there, well, I blame a faulty fork and not my clumsy mout

Ask the Readers: Do You Do Black Friday?

I want to hear your thoughts on the all things Black Friday -- if you have any. Share them here in our comment thread or on Twitter, and you'll be entered to win one of two $10 A

8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started

These eight tips are vital to making money in the somewhat misunderstood profession of mystery shopping.

How to Freeze Your Credit

A credit freeze can protect you from financial scammers. Here's how they work.

Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf

Discover the color code that will lead you to the freshest loaf on the store shelf every time.

The Best and Worst Nuts, by Nutrition and Price

Nuts are healthy, make easy snacks, and pack a lot of protein. But not all nuts are created equal. Discover the best nuts in terms of cost and health benefits.

8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Home Inspector

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure you get answers to these questions.

The Meaning of Milk Label Colors

Can you tell the difference between 1% and skim milk based on the color of the cap? It depends on where you shop.

Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year's Resolution?

Share your 2011 New Year's resolutions with us for chance to win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon gift certificates!

13 Natural and Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Diabetics and non-diabetics alike can take positive steps to control blood sugar levels safely and naturally. Read on to find out what you can do.

FBI Considered "It's A Wonderful Life" Communist Propaganda

I love It's a Wonderful Life, but in 1947, the FBI considered this movie Communist propaganda. Let's get to the bottom of this.

50 Great Things to Do With $50

One dollar may not buy you much anymore, but a crisp $50 bill still has value. From splurges to saving, try these savvy ideas for your half-hundred.