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The Black Sweater Syndrome

By Manisha Thakor, personal finance expert, speaker and author of "Get Financially Naked." Do you ever feel like your possessions are holding you hostage? Or you’ve bitten off more stuff than you can chew? If so, you may be suffering from......

A Shopping Addict Comes Clean

  The end of shopping Despite its chic-lit sound, "Spent: Confessions of Shopping Addict," by Avis Cardella, is a fresh and gritty memoir of the financial and emotional devastation that can result from a shopping habit gone amok. Unlike the fluffy...

Impulse Shop No More - Try Wishpot

When wishes come true... It's 11:29 PM and you're still clicking around the web, in a fit of late-night (only vaguely satisfying) retail therapy. Look—click—add to cart—repeat. If only there was some way to corral the gems you find so that a) you...

3-Minute Summer Budget

When spending heats up Warm weather seems to sweat the cash right out of your wallet. At least during the winter holidays, you get constant reminders to watch your budget. All you hear now is that inner voice: "But I need a..."; "We should go...

Sin Tax

  Sneaky taxes Every time you buy a bottle of wine or a pack of cigarettes, you pay an added price for your vice in the form of a small, built-in sin tax. Gambling is also taxed. Soda is the next hot ticket. (Some states have even considered...

Personal Account: My Brain on Sales

MP Dunleavey is DailyWorth's Editorial Director.Stress Spending Last weekend was a hectic (but fun) time with family—but it was peppered with work, and followed by a high-pressure Monday morning meeting. Worse, everywhere I went there was another...

The Cons Are Pros

Scam Alert! You're hip to email phishing scams (an emerald mine in Nigeria? Who thought of that?)—and those phony calls saying that the warranty on your car is about to expire. But con artists are going high-tech, so watch out.Rip-offs on the...

Stretttccccch Your Food Dollar

Denise Schipani is a mother of two. She’s the Mom Advice columnist for American Baby, and blogs at www.ConfessionsofaMeanMommy.com So many money tips these days strike me as obvious. Brew your own coffee! Borrow books from the library! Shop the...

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