Tax Hacks 2012: 8 Easy-to-Miss Deductions
Tax Hacks 2012: 8 Easy-to-Miss Deductions
on February 13, 2012

There are three ways to lower your taxes: Make less, cheat, or take all the tax breaks you’re eligible for. The first two aren’t good ideas, but we can help with the third. Check out this list of commonly overlooked deductions.

7 Jobs Where You Can Find Love – and What They Pay
7 Jobs Where You Can Find Love – and What They Pay
on February 10, 2012

One website points out some jobs naturally lend themselves to dating – jobs that are social and involve a captive audience. But what do they make?

7 Cheap Ways to Relieve Stress
7 Cheap Ways to Relieve Stress
on February 9, 2012

There’s a lot to get worked up about in our daily lives, and some people wind down in expensive ways, like wining and dining. But cooling off doesn’t mean you have to stress out your budget.

Tax Hacks 2012: 6 Scams to Avoid
Tax Hacks 2012: 6 Scams to Avoid
on February 8, 2012

Continuing our series on tax hacks, we turn to some “tricks” you probably want to avoid – the kind offered by scam artists and the kind that you might be tempted to try yourself.

3 Tips for Negotiating a Higher Salary
3 Tips for Negotiating a Higher Salary
on February 8, 2012

Companies are hiring, and willing to offer more money for the right candidates. But you’ll have to convince them you’re worth more, and there are right and wrong ways to do it.

Tax Hacks 2012: 4 Places for Free Help
Tax Hacks 2012: 4 Places for Free Help
on February 6, 2012

Does $100 billion sound like a lot for taxes? It’s not what Americans owe every year – it’s just what we pay to get our returns filed. But 70 percent of Americans shouldn’t be paying anything.

Tax Hacks 2012 – Home Office Deductions
Tax Hacks 2012 – Home Office Deductions
on February 3, 2012

Many eligible taxpayers avoid this part of taxes because they’ve heard it’s complicated and likely to trigger an audit. But if you’re eligible, take it. There are lots of rules, but here’s the plain-English translation.

8 Sexy Tips for Valentine’s Day Savings
8 Sexy Tips for Valentine’s Day Savings
on February 1, 2012

There’s nothing sexier than a mate with money. And you’ll have more of it by using these simple tips to get maximum romance with minimum cash.

4 Places for Free Job Training
4 Places for Free Job Training
on January 30, 2012

It’s easy to get discouraged during a lengthy job hunt. Take a deep breath, then check out some free places to find work and training.

4 New Ideas for Protecting Your Online Privacy
4 New Ideas for Protecting Your Online Privacy
on January 30, 2012

Data Privacy Day is a reminder that we seem to rely on the Internet more with each passing hour, and that privacy settings aren’t getting any simpler. Are you taking enough steps to deter stalkers and hackers?

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster
3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster
on January 27, 2012

Owning a home offers a sense of freedom and independence. But that’s all an illusion until you polish off the mortgage, so here are some ways to do it faster.

When to Buy and When to DIY
When to Buy and When to DIY
on January 26, 2012

A new study shows people are taking greater interest in being more independent. That’s great news, but some stuff is best left to professionals.

More Help for Homeowners: HARP 2.0
More Help for Homeowners: HARP 2.0
on January 23, 2012

When the government realized one of its mortgage refinance programs wasn’t helping enough people, it changed the rules. Find out if you qualify for the revamped Home Affordable Refinance Program, which could save you thousands.

Should You Pay for Credit Repair?
Should You Pay for Credit Repair?
on January 20, 2012

You’ve seen the ads – stuff like “We can erase your bad credit, guaranteed!” and “Create a new credit identity!” Are these people for real, and are they worth it?

Resolutions 2012: 4 Steps to Destroy Debt
Resolutions 2012: 4 Steps to Destroy Debt
on January 18, 2012

2012 is when it all ends. No, not the world – your slavery to debt! If you’re ready to break free, we’re here to show you how.

Resolutions 2012 – 4 Steps to Saving More
on January 16, 2012

Still haven’t made a New Year’s resolution? Well, the Chinese New Year is Jan. 23 – good enough. But instead of the Year of the Dragon, make it the Year of Savings.

Resolutions 2012 – Finding Help With Debt
Resolutions 2012 – Finding Help With Debt
on January 13, 2012

Racked up some holiday debt you’ve sworn to tackle in the new year? A credit counseling agency can help, and the right one might not charge you.

6 Easy Ways to Save Energy
6 Easy Ways to Save Energy
on January 12, 2012

There are dozens of ways to lower your energy costs, and most require little in the way of effort or expense.

Resolutions 2012 – Budgeting Your Way to Happiness
Resolutions 2012 – Budgeting Your Way to Happiness
on January 11, 2012

Some people see budgets like diets, but starving yourself to meet your goals will never work. Here’s how to look at budgets and make them work for you.

Inflation Forecast 2012 – and How to Lower Your Personal Rate
Inflation Forecast 2012 – and How to Lower Your Personal Rate
on January 6, 2012

If you’ve ever paid attention to the inflation rate, you probably noticed it doesn’t match your experience, and it won’t in 2012, either. Here’s why, and a few ways to fight rising costs.

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