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Holiday Weekend Spending Alert!

Holiday weekends wreak havoc with people's budgets. (Did you need another swimsuit? No. Did you buy one? Yes.) But there's particular spending hazard to beware of during the Fourth of July weekend. Yard sales? Excessive flip flop purchases?...

Help! My Spending is Boiling Over

Dr. April Lane Benson is a psychologist and author of "To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How To Stop."Dear DailyWorth, I suffer from a phenomenon that I can only describe as my "boiling point." I scrimp and save until—BAM!—I can't take it...

The Fashionomics of Retail Begging

Caitlin O'Toole writes the Miss Jobless Chronicles for MediaBistro. When you're under- or un-employed for a long time, like me, you begin to dwell on all the material things you don't have. The catalogs that land in your mailbox seem to be sent...

Budget Extra for Feelings

DailyWorth recently reviewed Spent. The following is an exclusive post by Cardella for our readers.Sigh. So often we focus on the dollars and cents necessary to get our financial life back on track—and fail to acknowledge the emotional currency...

Are Banks to Blame for Your Debt?

Two national debt debacles have been popping into the headlines lately: For the last 18 months, some 650,000 homeowners haven't paid their mortgages; many are using the money to get back on their feet. As 1.7 million students look toward college...

Skintastic Sunscreens

Soaking up the rays Given the amount of sunscreen you'll slather on this summer, it's important to know that you're getting the best SPF for the buck. Just as summer is heating up, Consumer Reports has released their 2010 list of superior...

Tax-Saving Secrets of the Self-Employed

Nickels, dimes, quarters If you're self-employed, the not-quite quarterly tax payment deadlines can be a pain (Jan. 15, April 15, June 15, Sept. 15, what?). You need a surefire system to keep your tax savings on track—so you don't end up owing...

On Becoming a Financial Grown-up

  Amanda Steinberg is the founder of DailyWorth. When I was a kid, being raised by a single mom, money was tight. But I always believed that when I crossed a certain income threshold the money stress would evaporate. I'd be free of the need to be...

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