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Little Luxuries Lift You Up

Five years ago, the economy, my marriage—and my income—all collapsed at once. Then in my late 30s, with two small children, I could barely afford my mortgage, and I was actually ill from financial stress. My mother insisted: Get a treat now. I...

Spending Control Tips from a Pro

Americans spend a mind-blowing $1.2 trillion every year on stuff they don’t need. As a professional organizer, I deal with the fallout from shopping gone wrong all the time. Some lessons from closets I’ve seen: DOUBLE TROUBLE: It’s a classic...

Are You Rich? How to Feel Like It

Are you rich? If you earn more than $400,000 a year, you’re one of the lucky, wealthy people to be hit with a higher federal tax rate this year. Anyone whose income tops about $370,000 makes it into the top 1% of earners, according to IRS data....

Change Is Possible

DailyWorth CEO Amanda Steinberg asked Ramit Sethi, founder of “I Will Teach You to Be Rich” about why it’s so hard for most people to change—and what we can do about it.   We all know things we could do to spend less and save more. Why is...

My Storm Sanity Strategy

I'm working hard to avoid the Frankenstorm frenzy, which looks like the divorces of many of my close friends. It's the end of the world! Fill your bathtubs with water! Hope we all SURVIVE!  Rather than get sucked into the drama, I'm working...

Julie Powell: My Personal Take on Money

Julie Powell’s rise from blogger to amateur chef to bestselling author was immortalized in the hit movie Julie & Julia. Here, she dishes up her thoughts on money.  What does “wealth” mean to you? Peace of mind. Sure, I'd love a villa in Tuscany...

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Legal trouble. Since it acquired Merrill Lynch in 2008, Bank of America has been entangled in a series of pricey legal battles. A high note, literally, was last week's $2.43 billion payout to settle a class-action lawsuit in which plaintiffs...

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You’ve heard about the attacks on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya yesterday. The U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three staff members, were killed. That the violence happened on 9/11 casts a deeper shadow over these terrible...

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