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Have a Sexy, Cheap Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day weekend is just a week away—the perfect amount of time to put a little thought, rather than lots of money, into creating some sexy fun for your guy or gal. Here, an inspiring collection of our frugal favorites, from around the...

Split Your Refund and SaveUP!

Note: This post applies to Canadians, in part. Millions of Americans use their tax refunds as a form of forced savings. You know who you are. Money experts quibble with this strategy, arguing that when the government withholds extra money from...

Fuzzy Math Recovery (winners announced!)

Many thanks to all those who participated in last week's pop quiz!Congratulations to Sophia and Kristina, our two winners! Although several other readers came close—Stephanie, Amanda, Kateh, Jordana, Debi, Beth, Di, Jamie—we regret to report that...

Cheap, Quick Meals

You know the Six O'Clock Scramble: that dreaded, end-of-day moment when you realize—holy fishsticks, Batman!--you have nothing planned for dinner. Should you dash to the store? Pray to the gods of leftovers? Aviva Goldfarb has a smarter, tastier...

Decide When to Refinance

  Q: How do I decide whether it makes sense to refinance my mortgage at a lower interest rate?In this example, imagine that you're refinancing a $160,000, 30-year fixed mortgage that is currently at 6.5%, into a 30-year fixed at 5.5%. Your current...

Saving Mysteries—Solved!

We've been staggered by the reader response to our SaveUp! campaign. So far, we have all pledged to save $246,656—and about 2,200 Euros—and the pledges are still rolling in! To aid you on your journey, answers to four common saving questions: I'm...

Join Save UP! DailyWorth's 2010 Saving Challenge

Ready, set ... JOIN Save UP! on DailyWorth, a year-long, savings initiative that will help every DailyWorth member build her net worth. You now have thousands of women (all of us)—your built-in cheering squad and advisory board as you save (and...

The (Female) Cost of Living

It sounds almost silly: A survey of drug store goods, in the January issue of Consumer Reports, found that items aimed at women tend to cost more—sometimes 50% or 60% more. What's disturbing is how pervasive and financially poisonous the...

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