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Escaping the Trap of Eating Out Every Night

If you live in a city and have a busy schedule, it is really easy to fall into a cycle of eating out almost every night. This used to be me. I worked in a city, but I actually lived in a small town that was a good dozen miles away. In the evenings, many... The post Escaping the Trap of Eating Out Every Night appeared first on The Simple Dollar.

Child Care Showdown: Nannies vs. Family Care vs. Day Care

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6 Ridiculous Bank Fees Buried in the Fine Print

Getty Images By Lucy Mueller Americans really care about banking fees, but are hapless at skirting them. Less than a third of all bank accounts come attached with no fees at all, while expenses are rising on accounts that do. The median...Show More Summary

Starting Your Own Business Offers Great Tax Benefits

Alamy The way to get a substantial pay raise in 2015 is to focus on your net income -- not your gross income -- by reducing your income tax liability. The first step is to understand how the tax system works. The current system is set up to benefit business owners at the expense of salaried or hourly employees. Show More Summary

White House Releases Snapshot of Plan to Rate Colleges

Jacquelyn Martin/APPresident Obama speaks last June before signing a Presidential Memorandum to help 5 million Americans reduce the burden of student loan debt. By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. Show More Summary

Reports: Carly Fiorina is hiring staff members for a presidential campaign

The National Journal reports that Republican Carly Fiorina is hiring staff members for an "imminent" presidential campaign, citing three sources with "direct knowledge of the situation." Sources told the Journal that Fiorina's campaign...Show More Summary

Punching President Obama in the Face: A Good Gift Idea?

Getty Images Looking for an unusual holiday gift? Down on the president? On the website for Sears (SHLD), right alongside an inflatable clown punching bag and another with a specific clown (Bozo), is a third punching bag featuring the...Show More Summary

How Often Should You Switch Jobs? What to Consider Before Quitting

Longevity in your job position or career has always been applauded as a sign of stability and loyalty. Among the younger generation, however, this is not the trend. recently conducted surveys among older Boomer generation...Show More Summary

Bill Clinton, Neil Degrasse Tyson, James Franco join Stephen Colbert to sing 'We'll Meet Again' instead of 'goodbye'

Dozens of celebrities, including everyone from Bryan Cranston to Willie Nelson, appeared on Thursday's Colbert Report to wish Stephen Colbert well in his new endeavors. During the episode, Colbert embraced his immortality, discarding...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today: December 19, 2014

1. Stocks surge for a second day after soothing words from the FedThe Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped by 421 points on Thursday — its biggest one-day increase in more than three years. The gains capped Wall Street's biggest two-day advance since late 2011. Show More Summary

Alex Trebek joins Stephen Colbert for his last-ever Colbert Report sign-off

In his last-ever episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert extended a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the show's production and the guests who appeared throughout its 1,447-episode run. During the epic sign-off, set in the space-like "eternity," Colbert gives Jon Stewart a special shout-out. Show More Summary

6 Little Stressors You Can Easily Eliminate Today

Stress is how we respond to life's challenges. And since life always throws us curveballs (especially if you're a Baltimore Oriole gunning for a World Series title… I'll get over the shutout eventually), a completely stress-free life might never happen. (See also: 20 Free (or Cheap) Ways to...

Wall Street Money Can Predict How Democrats Vote. Here’s How

Follow the money in the latest budget vote which rolled back regulations on banks and divided House Democrats

Five Family Vacation Spots on Sale for Winter Break

The holidays are rarely the cheapest time to travel, as airlines hike fares to make the most of increased demand and space sells out quickly to hordes of travelers visiting relatives or taking advantage of school vacation. In fact, between...Show More Summary

Losing A Property Bidding War Never Felt So Good

It took about three months of intense searching to find my new home in the western portion of San Francisco largely because I was unfamiliar with the area and price points. Every house I saw looked cheap compared to where I used to live, hence I needed time to recalibrate my thinking. I must imagine Californians retiring Read More...

Your Financial Adviser May Be Killing Your Returns

Ariel Skelley/Blend Images It has long been my view that investment advisers who don't recommend investing in a globally diversified portfolio of index funds with low management fees, exchange-traded funds or passively managed fundsShow More Summary

Want Some Bling? Learn Sneaky Tricks of the Jewelry Trade

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5 Networking Strategies You Are Doing Flat-Out Wrong

Getty Images We've all been there. You're at an event and get cornered by a narcissist. You try to escape, but it's no use. You're stuck in networking hell. In life -- and especially in business -- your network is everything. AuthorShow More Summary

Cuba should beware of Westerners bearing gifts

The normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, announced Wednesday by President Obama, is a highly welcome step. Our hostile posture against Cuba stopped making sense in 1989, if not before then, and it's long since time we allowed the country back into the full community of nations. Show More Summary

Don't Let This High-Yield Dividend Trap Snare You

Bloomberg/Getty Images Investors who need income from their investment portfolios have come to appreciate dividend stocks over the past several years, as they've provided a viable alternative to fixed-income investments like bonds and bank CDs. Show More Summary

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