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Know Your Wealth

OK, so why are we here? To build net worth, a.k.a. Wealth. That’s our mission and, from what we gather via reader mail, it’s yours too. Inspired by America Saves Week, Feb. 20-27, let’s embark on a wealth-building plan. Start by getting...

Decorate on a Dime

Original artwork is expensive, so many people opt for nothing at all, for fear that DIY solutions will appear cheesy or inelegant. It doesn’t have to be this way. Find prints. As I describe on Mod Nest this week, you can find amazing, inexpensive...

Get a Tax Credit for Saving

It sounds crazy, but you could potentially get a chunk off your tax bill just for having contributed to your retirement plan in 2012. Although most people are unaware of the so-called Savers Credit, according to a recent Transamerica survey, it...

Don't Blow Your Windfall

Last fall, my husband and I got a mini-windfall—a couple hundred bucks sent to us each month as repayment on a loan. Naturally, we vowed to save every dime. Naturally, we didn’t. We spent it. Meanwhile, over at the Money Magazine offices, where...

The G.O.O.D. Secret—Save

Assuming you’ve read the first installment of the DailyWorth G.O.O.D. guide, you’ve started to live the debt-free life, or at least figuring out what that means. Next step: Start saving.   Being in debt means you’re in danger of falling deeper...

Saved By My Car Budget

It’s not easy starting a new life as a single mom, and my first big challenge was to buy a decent but affordable used car. I’m loyal to Hondas and Toyotas, because I believe those cars spend less time in the shop. But my budget was $200 a month,...

Return It Already

Yes, it’s time for that annual post-holiday tradition we all dread: Deal with your returns and exchanges, or die trying. According to a DailyWorth study of rumors, guesses and human nature, you probably have the following items already gathering...

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...

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