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Discount doesn't count The beauty of buying a handbag, digital camera or sofa on sale for "50% OFF!" is that you feel, deep in your wallet, that you are saving 50% of the price. But you're not, notes Peter Tufano, professor of consumer finance at...

Save Like an Animal

It's a jungle out there For some reason, some of the best savings sites boast four-legged mascots right now. Cutesy-ness aside, join these free services and you can save like a wild thing:SmartHippo Why a hippo? We don't know. But this...

1 Hour to Big Savings

  Small things considered We love small steps here at DailyWorth. Money can be arduous and complicated—but who needs that? Rather than attempt a massive lifestyle overhaul (way too much effort!), it's smarter turn your financial life around with a...

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...

Say 'I Do' to Affordable Weddings

That "Big, White Wedding" Bill As DailyWorth reader Emma noted, many people justify wedding extravagance because "it's the happiest day of your life," when in reality it's just the start. "I think you should spend less on flowers to match your...

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...

New Fridge or AC? Get Cash Back

More Cash for Clunkers If you need a new water heater, air conditioner, furnace, fridge or washer-dryer, now could be the time to buy it. Under the new State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, many new appliances qualify for government...

Tax Refund Allocation Dilemma

Meet TRAD What is TRAD? TRAD is the Tax Refund Allocation Dilemma, and it's a hazard this time of year. Here's one reader's puzzle: Q: I'm getting about $1,200 back for my tax refund. There are three things that I would like to do. What is the...

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