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The Case for Buying Refurbished Computers

You’re living in a “pre-owned” home, and it's likely that your car was owned before, too. So why does your computer have to be brand new?    Refurbished computers are as good as or better than their brand-new brothers, and buying one (instead of...

A Cash Plan for Kids

My sons are asking, again, when they’ll get an allowance. I’m ambivalent. After all, I never got an allowance. My parents taught me the value of money; they just didn’t do it by actually giving me any.    But my kids aren’t going to give up, so I...

Look Wine-Smart This Summer

Wine should be relaxing—yet choosing wine (especially for your picky friend’s soiree) can be stressful. Remember that time you showed up with a double-wide of Gato Negro?   Here’s an idea that will upgrade your wine profile without compromising...

Wowsa Gifts for Dad Under $45

Mom is happy with brunch and flowers, but buying gifts for Dad’s Day can be such a pain. Most of the stuff he really wants is beyond reach (in-ground pool, Porsche Boxter), or he’s gotten it already (power tools, 45-inch flat screen). Luckily,...

How to Decide Whether to Buy a Home

The economy may be gathering steam, but real estate prices are still falling in many markets. In some rust belt cities, you can buy a house—a house!—for $5,000.  “It sounds like a screaming deal,” says Josh Dorkin, CEO of BiggerPockets.com, an...

Greek-Style Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki

Hundreds of you requested more recipes recently, and who are we to deny you?  Sign up now for DailyWorth’s new once-a-week recipe edition, featuring fast, healthy, and affordable food for you and your family. For now, here’s an insanely easy and...

The Food Bill: Can You Hack It?

How much do I hate my grocery bill? Enough that I’m constantly reading cost-cutting tips. It’s my hobby (and cheaper than quilting or golf). My fave find this week: Frugalhacks! Here are two tips, run through my own “would I really do this?”...

A Special Mother’s Day Infographic

Most of our moms and grandmas have passed on brilliant—even life-saving—financial tips and tricks. (Who else reuses gift bags and Cool Whip containers thanks to Nana?) Of course, they’re only human…so many of them have passed down, shall we...

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