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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...

The Black Sweater Syndrome

By Manisha Thakor, personal finance expert, speaker and author of "Get Financially Naked." Do you ever feel like your possessions are holding you hostage? Or you’ve bitten off more stuff than you can chew? If so, you may be suffering from......

A Shopping Addict Comes Clean

  The end of shopping Despite its chic-lit sound, "Spent: Confessions of Shopping Addict," by Avis Cardella, is a fresh and gritty memoir of the financial and emotional devastation that can result from a shopping habit gone amok. Unlike the fluffy...

Impulse Shop No More - Try Wishpot

When wishes come true... It's 11:29 PM and you're still clicking around the web, in a fit of late-night (only vaguely satisfying) retail therapy. Look—click—add to cart—repeat. If only there was some way to corral the gems you find so that a) you...

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...

Sin Tax

  Sneaky taxes Every time you buy a bottle of wine or a pack of cigarettes, you pay an added price for your vice in the form of a small, built-in sin tax. Gambling is also taxed. Soda is the next hot ticket. (Some states have even considered...

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