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Live on 40%, Save 60%?

Could you live on 40% of your income—and save the other 60%? It sounds impossible (or tortuous), yet Mary-Jo Dionne says she's learned to make it happen—and happily—with a system she calls the 1-2-3 saving strategy. "Every time I get paid, I...

Amanda's Money Coma III: Triumph Over Chaos

This post is the resolution to Amanda's Money Coma I and Amanda's Money Coma II. When we last saw our protagonist (aka, moi), I had reduced $11,000 in unexpected bills down to $4,435. Still, my husband and I had to resolve where that money would...

Amanda's Money Coma, Part II of III

  Me, hiding from my bills ... Last week, in "Amanda's Money Coma," I shared my recent financial debacle with thousands of women. To my delight, most of you cheered me for exposing such a personal and awkward situation. Before I describe our...

Amanda's Money Coma, Part I of II

As the founder of DailyWorth, I have a responsibility to be on top of my financial game. Like many entrepreneurs, I'm obsessive about managing my business accounts--and occasionally that comes at the expense of my personal finances.   As some of...

Celebrity Money Meltdowns

Manisha Thakor is a 15-year veteran of the financial services industry and the other of Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey. Tough economic times have tested the vast majority of Americans – and that includes celebrities....

Q&A: Affording Your First Home

Q: I am a 23-year-old professional, and I'm eager to buy a home. I just landed a new job with great pay and benefits. What's your advice to a young woman ready to spread her wings? { A: First, you need to decide how much home can you afford. It's...

Plan Your Next Splurge

Need $10,000 to renovate your kitchen? How about $2,000 to buy a new computer? Big expenses happen. Here's a way to save for large, one-time, non-budgeted expenses: Set up a separate savings account (try ING DIRECT (9/9/09 APY: 1.3%),...

Your Computer Will Die

  Every three years or so, your computer will die, or it will become so slow and buggy you'll want to kill it. Starting over with a new computer can be a painful, costly, time-consuming headache. Here are three ways to save yourself money and...

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