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Amanda Waxes Eloquent About Beauty Costs

I grew up believing that you went to a salon for your hair, for your nails, for all sorts of (cough) basic womanly maintenance. I never questioned that my monthly beauty budget was more than most people spend in a year—sometimes as much as $300...

Holiday Hindsight is 20-20

About three weeks ago, as the holiday season kicked into high gear, I vowed to put all my receipts into a folder to better track my spending. And although I didn't want to look at that pile of receipts, never mind add them up, a promise is a...

The Best Last-Minute Gift

You're out of ideas, almost out of money, and there's little chance you can get anything shipped by Christmas Eve now anyway. Before you resort to regifting, there is a smart, affordable surprise you can have ready at the click of a mouse. It's...

End Holiday Spending Stress

With nearly one in 10 Americans currently unemployed, millions of people have seen their household incomes drop this year. A full 34% of Americans said they plan to spend nothing on holiday purchases, because they expect further financial...

DIY Gifts: Lotions, Potions & More

Those last-minute "gotta get the neighbor a gift" moments can lead to reckless rampages through the mall. Chill! This selection of handmade treats can be made in one relaxing afternoon or evening. By you.     DailyWorth's own Hilary...

Thanks to YOU

As we all scramble to wrap things up before the holiday weekend, we want make sure that all the things we're grateful for don't get lost in the cranberry sauce. First and foremost, let's all give thanks for signs of sanity in our beleaguered...

Save or Pay Off Debt?

It's a common dilemma: Should you put all your spare cash toward paying down debt, or build up your emergency savings—or a little of both? It's a serious question now. If you lost your job, the average length of unemployment is about 33 weeks—or...

College Smarts Without the Elite Price Tag

Bad news: Nearly 25% of parents plan to use their own retirement savings to pay for college, according to a study released last week. Cashing out retirement funds early,  even for education, is a big no-no. The tax bite, never mind the lost...

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