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How to Reduce Distractions When You Work from Home

One of the things I love about what I do is the fact that I get to work from home. I enjoy sitting at my home office, setting my own hours, and being home for my son if needed. It’s a great setup. Unfortunately, working from home also comes with distractions. Show More Summary

Saving Money at the Movie Theater: 5 Ways to Indulge Without Overspending

There are many ways to enjoy a movie these days that don’t cost a lot of money. From renting via Redox or Blockbuster, joining a movie membership club like Netflix, or streaming shows and movies on Hulu or Amazon, there are lots of ways to save on entertainment costs. Show More Summary

Cheap Oil is Hurting These People -- Will It Hurt You, Too?

The economic effects of the precipitous decline in oil prices could mean tough times for some Americans. The last time the U.S. was hit this hard by an oil crisis was in the mid-80s; a five month period referred to as the 1980s Oil Glut that left oil prices staggering to recover for nearly two...

5 Financial Lessons Everyone Should Learn by Kindergarten

We each grasp financial lessons at different points in our lives, but we're never too old — or too young — to start learning. Some lessons, however, are so basic that understanding them is nearly a prerequisite to financial survival. Whether you need a refresher yourself, or are...

The Insulting Names That Businesses Call You Behind Your Back

Ever wonder how casinos, car dealerships, restaurants, pay TV providers, and online marketers refer to customers in private? The answers aren't pretty.

Retiring: Training for Triathlons at an Older Age

Sports that test discipline and endurance, like the triathlon, have gained popularity among older adults who want to stay healthy.

Your Money Adviser: Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks

At a two-year community college, textbooks can equal 40 percent of tuition. Free or low-cost electronic books can cut that way back.

Ask the Readers: Do you use technology to save money?

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. Last week’s bitter-cold temperatures presented an awful time for my furnace to start acting funny. It would shut off for no reason only to restart when I fiddled with the thermostat. Then...Show More Summary

Honey Progress Report: Replacing our HVAC, Part I

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. As I mentioned in my homeownership and priorities post, one housing project that we wanted to tackle sooner rather than later was replacing our HVAC unit. Within months of moving into ourShow More Summary

Calculating your emergency fund: providing for opportunities and a higher cost of living

After a brief stint in the automotive industry in Detroit, Ryan Takach moved to Chicago to work for a major financial institution. The antics of traders on the trading floor stoked his curiosity for the markets, and an ex-pat assignment in London provided additional exposure to the global financial system. Show More Summary

Nine tricks for buying discounted gift cards safely

Buying discounted gift cards can be an easy way to spend a bit less. There are a number of websites that sell discounted gift cards, both physical and electronic. Depending on the retailer, the savings can be a few percent to 25% off, or more. Show More Summary

DIY Investing: Choosing the Right Industry at the Right Time

By Gaspar d’Orey Many people consider the stock market an alien and complex thing to grasp. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With some grounding in the basic elements of investing and a little demystification of the terms involved,...Show More Summary

How I Earn Over 10% Passive Income With P2P Lending

The following is a guest post from my friend Jeremy Johnson who was kind enough to help me out with a random WordPress question issue when I first started back in 2009. I’m pleased to say he jumped head first into P2P lending when we spoke a couple years ago about diversifying his savings, and Read More...

Universal Orlando Getting Bigger, Better, Wetter, Wilder

Stuart PearceUniversal Orlando has submitted plans to build a water park next to its theme parks. When it's open, it's rumored that the nearby Wet 'n Wild will be torn down and a hotel built there. Universal Orlando is hoping to make a big splash at its Florida theme parks. Show More Summary

5 Common Tax Myths That Can Cost You Big Bucks

Tetra Images/Alamy By Rob Berger Tax myths are a lot like a bad date. They are annoying and seem to last forever. Yet people have beliefs about income taxes that have no basis in reality. Were it not for the potential financial costs, some of these might be amusing. Show More Summary

YouTube's Subscription Plan May Be Crazy Enough to Work

Shutterstock YouTube fans who hate the ever-growing number of ads popping up may soon be able to buy their way out of the marketing missives. Speaking at last week's Code/Media conference, YouTube content chief Robert Kyncl announced...Show More Summary

Why Google Wants to Wire You With Fiber

Getty Images It's a sales come-on that's difficult to resist. Google (GOOG) (GOOGL), through its expanding fiber-optic network, will bring Internet at blazing speeds into your home or business. The company's Google Fiber unit promises...Show More Summary

How Men Buy Groceries - and How Stores Are Taking Note

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-308793{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-308793, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-308793{width:570px;display:block;} By Krystal Steinmetz Men and women are different, certainly when it comes to what they put in their grocery shopping carts. Show More Summary

Why Fiat Chrysler Has Wall Street Going Full Throttle

Fiat ChryslerLast year's debut of the brand-building Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was just one of a slew of planned moves to remake FCA's brand portfolio. Shares of Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) have risen more than 60 percent since its debut (at a price of $9) on the New York Stock Exchange last October. Show More Summary

15 Ways to Save for Vacation

Getty ImagesA trip to the beach could be in your future, so start saving now. By Jon Lal If you're dreaming of a getaway this summer, the best thing you could do right now is to stop dreaming and start taking action to save money for your vacation. Show More Summary

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