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Episode 643: The Taxi King

Gene Freidman built a taxi empire in New York City. Now his empire is starting to crumble.

This Week In Credit Card News: Very Slow Move To Chip Cards, Mike Tyson Promoting Bitcoin

Could Mike Tyson Become The New Face For Bitcoin? Although bitcoin has taken some major steps toward mainstream adoption over the past year, the cryptocurrency’s user base is still largely dominated by tech-savvy individuals who see digital currencies as an important innovation. However, Bitcoin Direct is looking to change the cryptocurrency’s image by making Mike […]

Some Things Money Can’t Buy – How About A USTA 5.0 Tennis Rating

One of the most comical, yet sad things every aging athlete must face is that we no longer are what we once were. Our minds are there, willing us to keep fighting, but our bodies don’t cooperate. This is a post about perseverance. At the beginning of the year, I highlighted several personal goals in a Read More...

Market Wrap: Wall Street Ends Lower as Weak Oil Weighs

Spencer Platt/Getty Images By Noel Randewich NEW YORK -- Wall Street ended on a sour note Friday as a drop in energy stocks eclipsed wage data that supported expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve might hold off on an interest rate. Exxon...Show More Summary

Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget

It’s that time of year again! As a kid, you looked forward to going back to school; new classes and teachers, reuniting with old friends and most importantly, new clothes and supplies. Now as a parent, going back to school takes on a whole new meaning when you are paying for everything. In fact, according […]

Wealth Matters: Modern Families and Modern Money Worries

Financial advice is normally geared toward traditional families, but single-parent, same-sex or multigenerational households may gain from tailored advice.

Retiring: Health Clubs and Resorts Catch On With Older Adults

Retirees who want to live longer and enjoy those postwork years use their discretionary incomes to seek help with healthful eating and exercise.

Best Money Tips: 10 Things to Skip at the Grocery Store

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on things you shouldn’t buy at the grocery store, ways to maximize credit card rewards for travel, and how to treat the toughest summer stains. Top 5 Articles 10 Things Not To Buy At The Grocery Store —...

5 Habits Science Says Will Make You Smarter

So, you want to be smarter? You're not alone. Most people have moments when they wish they knew more, remembered more, performed better, or could connect ideas faster than the people around them. We tend to believe that a person's level of intelligence is genetic, or at least that it is set early...

13 Wonderful Household Uses for Essential Oils

Essential oil use is on the rise in home care products on the market. If you look around the web, you’ll also find recipes for putting oils in things like laundry detergents, candles, cleaners, and much more. What’s not to like? They smell great. And many are antibacterial, which helps...

7 Times to Avoid Debit or Credit Cards

Paying with debit or credit cards is fast, convenient, and easy. Despite the arguments for debit and credit cards, however — some of which are totally valid — there are instances when cash is the better option. What are they? Check out six of them here, and share some of your own...

Get a Great Workout for Free With 11 Simple Moves

I belonged to a fitness center for most of 20 years. It was expensive (even with the corporate discount I got through my employer), but I scarcely regret the money. What I regret was the time I wasted trying to get fit that way. The Modern Fitness Center There have been gymnasiums going back to...

The Money Onion: Peeling Back the Layers of Personal Finance Success

One of the most interesting things I’ve found over the years of working on The Simple Dollar, charting my own financial progress and changes, and talking with countless readers is that personal finance is a lot like an onion. An onion? Yep. Show More Summary

How Can Donald Trump Declare Bankruptcy Four Times… and Still Be a Billionaire?

By Doug Hoyes I took my family on a short vacation to New York City this summer, and we had the sense that Donald Trump’s name is everywhere.  There’s the Trump Tower, and more than one Trump hotel.  I even saw the Trump name on an airplane at the airport. Show More Summary

Budgeting iPhone App Pennies Updated

Since the launch of Pennies for Apple Watch in April, budgeting app developer Emile Bennett has been hard at work putting together the biggest Pennies update so far. Budgeting iPhone App Pennies Updated was originally published at Money Watch a UK personal finance blog. Sign up to our RSS feed and follow us on Twitter.

Can You Afford to Get a Pet?

Pets are an important part of many people’s lives — a source of comfort, companionship, entertainment, and lessons in patience. True pet lovers would never put a price on these special members of their family, but the reality is that taking care of pets can be expensive. Show More Summary

Strategies for an affordable college education

As you gaze at your newborn or newly adopted son or daughter, one of these thoughts may run through your head: “Will I be able to afford to put you through school?” “Am I required to put you through school?“ “Right now it’s all I can do to pay for Pampers and child care. Show More Summary

Being Benjamin Franklin For a Week

I don’t know about you, but every now and then I suck at being productive. I have my moments where I get a bunch of stuff done and feel like a complete rock star, but a few days later I’m typically back to “trying to figure it all out again.” And I think a lot of it has to do with finding that optimum schedule […]

What to Buy in August

m01229/Flickr By Raechel Conover August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids know they can find big discounts this month on items such as laptop bundles and home office supplies. This is also the beginning of the end of summer, so August bargains include seasonal products. Show More Summary

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