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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Personal Finance
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This blog is retired.
Archived Since:December 12, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Simple Truths That Help You Save — and Make — Money

As the Wallet goes on extended hiatus, former WSJ personal finance columnist Jonathan Clements shares seven simple truths about money.

College Costs Add Up — Before You’re Even Accepted

Shopping for and applying to colleges can be expensive, but it doesn't have to break the bank.

The Frugal Joys of Shoulder-Season Travel

Summer may be waning, but now is a great time to book a shoulder season travel deal. Here's how.

Loose Change: 9/4/09

How to avoid disaster when loaning money to friends. Plus, getting a raise during the Great Recession.

Still Confusing Times for Renters, Homeowners

Become a landlord? Rent or buy? When it comes to shelter, there's no shortage of confusion out there.

Is Brand Loyalty A Thing of the Past?

The Great Recession has changed many Americans' loyalty to particular brands. Whether this is a passing or permanent shift is a subject of debate.

Loose Change: 9/3/09

Dumb reasons to be in debt. Plus a guide to recreating Trader Joe's success.

Should College Resemble A Low-Cost Airline? Schools Tout Value Over Amenities

Do you want your college to resemble a low-cost airline? To attract budget-minded families, some schools are pushing value over cushy amenities.

How Much Should You Spend on a Job Hunt?

For job-seekers, the costs of networking can add up quickly. But what spending makes sense, and what's unnecessary?

Loose Change: 9/2/09

Web sites that pay you to recycle, and investing without fear.

Loose Change: 9/1/09

How to stay out of debt while unemployed. Plus what to do with a small windfall.

Just as We Learn to Love Saving, Government May Limit 401(k) Contributions

The government may lower the maximum contribution limits on 401(k) retirement accounts. Yes, you read that correctly: lower.

Making the Most of Zero-Percent Balance Transfer Credit Cards

Zero-percent balance transfers are rare, but they're still out there. If you're able to pay down debt quickly, these transfer offers could save lots of money.

Loose Change: 8/31/09

Another byproduct of the recession: We're becoming our own barbers, a move that can have expensive consequences.

Dumbing Down Luxury

Americans have tightened their belts in the last year, paying down debt and delaying big-ticket purchases, but some are spending more on life’s little indulgences.

Loose Change: 8/28/09

Why healthy splurging makes people happy. Plus, streamline your personal finance like a Fortune 500 company.

A User’s Guide to Craigslist can help you save money. But navigating the site can be problematic. here are some tools to help.

Loose Change: 8/27/09

How to choose a bank account. Plus, why the IRS is looking at your Facebook profile.

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