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The Best Last-Minute Gift

You're out of ideas, almost out of money, and there's little chance you can get anything shipped by Christmas Eve now anyway. Before you resort to regifting, there is a smart, affordable surprise you can have ready at the click of a mouse. It's...

End Holiday Spending Stress

With nearly one in 10 Americans currently unemployed, millions of people have seen their household incomes drop this year. A full 34% of Americans said they plan to spend nothing on holiday purchases, because they expect further financial...

DIY Gifts: Lotions, Potions & More

Those last-minute "gotta get the neighbor a gift" moments can lead to reckless rampages through the mall. Chill! This selection of handmade treats can be made in one relaxing afternoon or evening. By you.     DailyWorth's own Hilary...

Thanks to YOU

As we all scramble to wrap things up before the holiday weekend, we want make sure that all the things we're grateful for don't get lost in the cranberry sauce. First and foremost, let's all give thanks for signs of sanity in our beleaguered...

Save or Pay Off Debt?

It's a common dilemma: Should you put all your spare cash toward paying down debt, or build up your emergency savings—or a little of both? It's a serious question now. If you lost your job, the average length of unemployment is about 33 weeks—or...

College Smarts Without the Elite Price Tag

Bad news: Nearly 25% of parents plan to use their own retirement savings to pay for college, according to a study released last week. Cashing out retirement funds early,  even for education, is a big no-no. The tax bite, never mind the lost...

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...

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