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3 Money-Saving Sites & Apps

We all have the same wish: If only I had a little more cash in my budget. These three super-easy services, recently featured at Finovate (the high-tech banking conference), will help you find and keep extra dough.   CashStar Every year, consumers...

Talking about Money with Your Friends

Would you tell a friend what you earn? How much debt you have? Despite how much you share with friends about the rest of your life, money remains a weirdly taboo topic. And that’s a shame, says financial therapist Amanda Clayman. Just as you turn...

My Fiance and I Crunch Our Numbers

Armed with detailed spreadsheets and statements—I recently had the “let’s combine our finances” talk with my new fiancé. Gulp. Despite past conversations about our income levels—I earn more—and some other issues, we’d never really bared our...

A Budgeting Solution to Keep You Sane

I’ve always been a yo-yo budgeter. Some months I'd be the DailyWorth poster-child for clarity; in other months I'd fall into a Money Coma, resulting in over-spending. Then, I came up with an ingenious solution: I took the old tactic of multiple...

Learning to Save Means Fixing My Spending!

In my Money Fix quest to buy a house by December, I’ve started putting J.D. Roth’s great advice into practice. I currently have one savings account for the house and one for emergencies. I’d like to add two more: one for gifts and vacations and...

Your Anti-Panic Guide to the U.S. Downgrade & More

What is a “downgrade” exactly? It’s similar to when your credit score takes a hit; lenders question whether you’re going to repay your debts. Similarly, the credit rating of the U.S. was knocked down from AAA to AA+ by Standard & Poor’s, a credit...

Lessons from the U.S. Debt Debacle

Months of doom-filled predictions, public debates, people scrambling to protect themselves from disaster. Remind you of anything? No, not the recent debt ceiling debacle, silly. We’re talking about Y2K: widespread hysteria that engulfed the final...

A Newly Single Mom Gets a Plan

My name is Stephanie and I’m a domestic violence survivor. I prefer the word survivor, not victim. I’m also a newly divorced parent to two wonderful girls, ages four and six. I have a great job and I’m college-educated, but there’s no education...

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