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Are You Getting the Most Bank for Your Buck?

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably picked a bank because of its convenient locations, or maybe you got a “special offer” of cash back if you opened an account there. Both compelling reasons, to be sure. But there are plenty of other...

What I Learned From Living on Cash

I have long preferred the simple swipe of plastic to handing over warm bills. (Doesn’t everyone?) Paying for things in cash is physically painful. As it should be.  When others have asked, my excuse for avoiding cash transactions has been that...

Are Your Friends Keeping You From Getting Rich?

Six ways they may be affecting your ability to save--and what to do about it.

Are You Acting Your Wage?

Your peers, or your profession, can be an excuse to overspend--as I learned the hard way.

How Much Can You Save?

We’re issuing 7 savings challenges. Which one will you pick?

Could You Cut Your Spending in Half?

We asked three women to try. Here’s what happened.

How My Boyfriend’s Trust Fund Almost Broke Us Up

I used to think that being a trust-funder would be the greatest thing ever. Then I got into a relationship with a man who has a trust fund. I've been trying to free him from it ever since. My significant other (let's call him Brett) is in his...

Cash In That Old Phone

As you upgrade from cell phone to smartphone to even-smarter phone—what happens to your old equipment? According to a new study, more than half of consumers have at least two unused cell phones in their home that do nothing more than collect dust...

Get That MRI Cheaper

Last year, I had the displeasure of contracting a viral nerve infection. I wouldn’t wish that kind of pain on my worst enemy. (Well, actually, there is this one woman...but that’s another story.) In any case, my doc ordered an MRI of my spine and...

A Money Skeptic Weighs In

In her new book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, author Helaine Olen argues that the whole money industry promulgates a myth of empowerment—pushed by shaming, blaming money celebs—that ignores economic...