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Be Careful What You Pay For

When you set out to make a purchase—especially a big one like a new phone, car, or even home—do you end up buying what you really want? A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research finds that people tend to choose an item they want...

Single Mom Start-Up Debt

For the first time in 10 years, I have gone into debt—a whopping $4,200—to restart my life as a single mom.  I’ve had to buy a car ($1,000 down payment)  rent an apartment ($2,400 for the first month and security)  buy furniture for the apartment...

Money Rules: “My Friend Lost My Camera!”

Q: My friend borrowed my digital camera for her vacation, but she just emailed me to say that she lost it. I assume she’ll offer to replace it when she returns, but what if she doesn’t? A: Ideally, your friend will come back, bringing you a new...

Lower Utility Bills Now

Have you ever tried to reduce your utility bills (electricity, cable, wireless, etc.)? Probably not, says a 2010 survey by WhiteFence. Only 50% of Americans have shopped around—or haggled with their current providers. In fact, 39% don’t even...

A Money Book with Fresh Advice. No Really.

I loathe most personal finance books. Typically they're dull and preachy, and they all seem to cover the same ground. So you can imagine my relief—and delight—to read "The Real Cost of Living", by our own Money Fix expert, Carmen Wong Ulrich....

5 Rules of Regifting

To regift or not to regift? It's possibly the most polarizing question in all of etiquette. To some, it’s as tacky as tacky gets. To others, it’s driven by a desire to be practical, and give away things they know they will never use. My take? I’m...

Girl Powered Giving

When I was at the Pennsylvania Governor's Conference for Women in October (speaking about women and retirement), I was among the many who were surprised by a last-minute appearance by New York Times journalist Sheryl WuDunn. She was there to talk...

Tacky, Tasteless & Scary—Gifts to Avoid

It's staaaaarting... the fake trees, the blow-up Santas, the holiday pressure that can lead you to buy really strange stuff. Fear not! A quick trip through our little shop of horrors will remind you to spend wisely.   Price: $9.99-$13.99 Shrub...

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