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Prime, HELOCs and New Kitchens

Today's post was authored by Galia Gichon of Down-to-Earth Finance with support from Kathy Ivens of CPA911.com. You're feeling more secure about your job, so you decide to renovate your outdated 1970s kitchen.  Your bank quotes you a $10,000,...

The Cost of Being Lazy

Go ahead, spend an entire Sunday catching up on episodes of Lost. Leave a few dishes in the sink overnight. But please, don’t be lazy where money is concerned. It's costing you more than you realize. In today's post on GetRichSlowly.org, "The...

FICOlogy: Credit Scores and You

Craig Briskin, a consumer and anti-trust class action attorney with Mehri & Scalet, PLLC, wrote this expert's perspective on FICO exclusively for DailyWorth. Times are tough for that thing we call money. Jobs are disappearing, credit is drying up,...

Stop Overshopping: 3 Proven Strategies {+ New York Event}

If you're overshopping, there are strategies that will help you stop, says Dr. April Lane Benson, author of To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop. Dr. April Lane Benson, DailyWorth's newest contributor and a shrink! Identify your...

We Give You Credit

The latest credit card reforms are great for consumers, limiting credit card companies from raising interest rates and charging crazy penalties. Don't relax just yet: Credit card companies need to make up for lost sales. They'll shorten the grace...

New Plastic Protection

The new Credit Card Act of 2009 is meant to protect you from the various tactics credit card companies use to separate you from your money. They have to give 45 days' notice of a rate hike; They can't impose increases in the first year of a new...

My Weight Watchers-Inspired Money Diet

I'm a Weight Watchers master. In 2003, I was 5'8" and 160 pounds — not exactly ideal for a 25-year-old single girl living in Manhattan. I spent three (!) years on Weight Watchers, and for two years, failed repeatedly. I obsessed over every drop...

Where Has All the Money Gone?

Go ahead and pat yourself on the back for not booking that Mexico trip this year, and for buying the 8 GB iPhone instead of the 16 GB iPhone. Then once you're done congratulating yourself, sit back and look at the bigger picture. Are you spending...

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