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How to Make an Easy $139,000

You stare at your portfolio and worry. How is it going to grow into a nest egg large enough to sustain you when you're 70, 80, maybe even 90? In addition to all the hints we've dropped about saving more, saving often, and—did we mention?— saving...

Amy's House is Under Water

  Expert: Carmen Wong Ulrich Reader: Amy Welcome to Season 1 of The Money Fix! This new series connects eight DailyWorth readers with top national money experts who will offer each woman a game plan for tackling her specific money problem. The...

Don't Blame the Mouse

During our August trip to Disney World, my husband and 5- and 7-year-old sons received jaunty “First Visit!” buttons. When we got back, I wanted an “I Survived Disney Without Spending an Unholy Amount of Money!” button. Because, dang it, I...

Americans Hooked on Savings?

You may have seen the numbers: In the last couple of years, the personal savings rate has kicked up from about 2%-3%—where it hovered for years—to an astounding 6% today. Economists and government wonks can gripe all they want about how too much...

Phone Savings on Target

Target is making it easier for you to offload old phones and video games with a new trade-in program that we just read about (thanks for the tip, Barbara Weltman).The good news: They take old iPhones, iPods, cell phones and video games—and give...

Step 3: How Many Savings Accounts Do You Need?

This week, let's work together on 5 small steps that will enable you to worry less and feel more in control—so that it takes less effort to manage your finances this fall. We all know the answer to the question, How many pairs of shoes does one...

How Much House Can You Afford… Now?

Remember the good ol' home-buying days, circa 2006? You took out a $450,000 adjustable rate mortgage, at 4.25% (set to re-adjust after five years, but who cared) and bought a $440,000 home—with just $10,000 down. You can't get away with that...

5 Ploys that Get You to Overspend

Photo Source: Northwest dad's photostream on Flickr Have you ever popped into a shop to buy "a few things"—and left with a full bag? Get hip to stores' spend-more ploys and you can save a bundle, says Philip Graves, author of Consumer.ology:...

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