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The Money Fix: Arden Doesn't Want to Stop Shopping

Expert: Amanda Clayman Reader: Arden Age: "old enough to know better" Location: Massachusetts Welcome to Season 1 of The Money Fix! With the help of top national money experts, nine DW readers will tackle real-life money problems, and blog about...

Eat Out on Less with BYOB

Your dining out budget is tight, and adding a wine to the tab may put it over the edge. You may have noticed your favorite $10 bottle selling for $25 on the wine list. It's not a typo. Restaurants typically charge more than double the retail...

A DIY Will You Can Live With

Do you need a will? It depends. If your "estate" is comprised of IKEA collectibles, probably not. The real reason to get a will is to make sure that, in the event of your untimely death, that your spouse and children are cared for, and your...

The Save-to-Spend Budget

If you'd like to become an avid saver, and/or if you scored in the lower range on our budget quiz, try this Save-to-Spend plan. While most budgets are designed to control spending, this one is designed to expand your saving. And...

Decide When to Refinance

  Q: How do I decide whether it makes sense to refinance my mortgage at a lower interest rate?In this example, imagine that you're refinancing a $160,000, 30-year fixed mortgage that is currently at 6.5%, into a 30-year fixed at 5.5%. Your current...

Join Save UP! DailyWorth's 2010 Saving Challenge

Ready, set ... JOIN Save UP! on DailyWorth, a year-long, savings initiative that will help every DailyWorth member build her net worth. You now have thousands of women (all of us)—your built-in cheering squad and advisory board as you save (and...

Budget Busters

Congratulations, you've got a budget: $400 a month for groceries. $2,000 for rent or mortgage, and 15% of your take-home pay distributed across your six-month emergency savings fund, IRA and 401k. Wait ... nothing left over for savings? You have...

A Penny Saved, Part III

What you don't see, you won't spend. That's the idea behind an automated withdrawal system, which takes money out of your checking account every month and puts it into a savings account. You can create multiple savings accounts, one for a 6-month...

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