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Ways to Avoid Foreclosure

Foreclosure rates are at an all-time high: nearly a million homeowners faced the big F in the third quarter of 2009 alone. Millions more are on the brink, because of epic job losses and plunging home values. If you're finding it hard to meet your...

Holiday Tipping Guide

Holiday tips have become an accepted—and often expected—gesture of appreciation. But how much, to whom, and for what? We've scoured the holiday tipping guides and consulted with etiquette expert Anna Post, to bring you the following holiday...

3 Reasons to Avoid Outlet Malls

Outlet malls lure shoppers with the promise of designer goods at fire sale prices—but many don't deliver bona fide bargains, so beware. Here are three ways outlet malls tempt you to spend: That looong drive. Consumer research shows that with most...

Celebrate 'Buy Nothing Day'

Around the world today, consumers are celebrating Buy Nothing Day as an alternative to Black Friday. The idea is to put materialism on hold, just for a day, at the very moment when the pressure to spend is most intense. What is the point, given...

When Bankruptcy is the Right Choice

Bankruptcy still has that whiff of shame and failure, but in some cases it's the best possible move under the circumstances. The question is: Which circumstances signal that declaring bankruptcy could be the smartest move for you? Personal...

Celebrity Money Meltdowns

Manisha Thakor is a 15-year veteran of the financial services industry and the other of Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey. Tough economic times have tested the vast majority of Americans – and that includes celebrities....

It's Okay to Skip Costco

Turns out Mom was right: One of the best ways to save money on groceries is to (drum roll) ... make a list! NO. Yes. In a study published earlier this year by Consumer Reports, researcher Tod Marks (aka "Tightwad Tod") shopped for 30 household...

Parties Too Pricey?

Dear DailyWorth, It seems like all of my friends are either getting married or having babies. While I love my friends, I can't afford all the parties and gifts that I'm expected to pay for! I am in debt and can't afford my own groceries let alone...

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