Ask Stacy: Is There Legitimate Work From Home?
Ask Stacy: Is There Legitimate Work From Home?
on August 30, 2011

It’s a question I get all the time: Is it possible to earn a few bucks from home? Because it sure seems like every “opportunity” turns out to be a scam.

Hurricane Coverage, or Commentary on the Media?
Hurricane Coverage, or Commentary on the Media?
on August 29, 2011

We’ve all seen the stupid shot of the intrepid reporter braving the hurricane while warning us not to attempt the same thing. Well, here’s a video of one who definitely should have followed his own advice.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 27, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: good junk mail, cheap tickets, healthy snacks, homemade Frappuccinos, and slow-cooked yogurt.

Last-Minute Disaster Preparation
Last-Minute Disaster Preparation
on August 26, 2011

If you’re one of the 60 million people in the path of Irene, or know someone who is, here’s the last-minute guide to saving your financial life.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 20, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: Starbucks pays big to a barista with dwarfism, great gifts for guys, curing oily skin with food you don’t eat, find out what Social Security will pay you one day, and prepare for a move with your eyes open.

Time to Take Ford for a Ride?
Time to Take Ford for a Ride?
on August 19, 2011

With the economy teetering on the brink of a double-dip recession, the last thing you’d think of buying is an auto stock. So why did I buy 500 shares of Ford yesterday?

10 Tips to Sell Your Car For More
10 Tips to Sell Your Car For More
on August 17, 2011

Ready for new wheels? Step one is getting rid of the old ones. Here’s how to sell your car as fast as possible for as much as possible.

Ask Stacy: Which Online Broker Should I use?
Ask Stacy: Which Online Broker Should I use?
on August 16, 2011

If you aren’t in the stock market now, this might be a good time to start. But how do you pick a discount broker?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 13, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: how to save your paint job, how to save on school supplies, and how to make your own power. Also: the stock market crash in pictures, and a funny story about customer revenge.

Ask Stacy: Why Are Stocks Tanking and What Should I Do?
Ask Stacy: Why Are Stocks Tanking and What Should I Do?
on August 9, 2011

Stocks are crashing, gold is skyrocketing, and U.S. debt is downgraded. Is this the big one?

U.S. Loses AAA Rating: How Will it Affect Your Finances?
U.S. Loses AAA Rating: How Will it Affect Your Finances?
on August 7, 2011

Just what we didn’t need. On the heels of a debt ceiling debacle, slowing economy and 10 percent stock decline, now for the first time in its history, the U.S. loses its AAA bond rating. Here’s how it might affect you.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on August 7, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: coffee grinds, college cars, used items, stuffed wallets, and new jobs.

Stock Sell-off: Is It Time to Panic?
Stock Sell-off: Is It Time to Panic?
on August 3, 2011

It was logical to assume the market would rally when the debt ceiling deal was finally done. And maybe it would have, if that were the only news. But there’s scarier stuff on the horizon: Namely, whether our economic recovery remains intact.

Ask Stacy: What Does the Debt Ceiling Deal Do to My Money?
Ask Stacy: What Does the Debt Ceiling Deal Do to My Money?
on August 1, 2011

Now that a debt deal is looking likely, let’s take a look at what it does – and more importantly, what it means to your family’s finances. One thing’s for sure: The stakes are high.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on July 30, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: working with the dead, drinking basil, frugal foods that taste good, things you shouldn’t tell your kids, and retiring to places you probably never thought about.

GOP Refuses Tax Hikes for Oil Companies – Exxon Makes $10 Billion in 3 Months
GOP Refuses Tax Hikes for Oil Companies – Exxon Makes $10 Billion in 3 Months
on July 29, 2011

Thanks to the deadlock on the debt ceiling debate, one of the most profitable companies in the world is getting richer as the rest of us get poorer. It didn’t have to be this way.

How to Contact Your Congress and President
How to Contact Your Congress and President
on July 26, 2011

In his speech on Monday, the president asked us to make our voices heard on the debt ceiling debate by contacting our elected officials. If you don’t know how – or even who they are – here’s what to do.

Ask Stacy: Ordering Flowers Online Can Cost You Hundreds
Ask Stacy: Ordering Flowers Online Can Cost You Hundreds
on July 26, 2011

Even when you’re paying attention, it’s hard to avoid getting squeezed by a scam. But when you’re not paying attention, you become a duck in a barrel. Here’s what can happen when you mix online flowers with unexamined credit card statements.

Follow the Debt Ceiling Debate
Follow the Debt Ceiling Debate
on July 25, 2011

If you’re not the type to follow what’s happening in Washington, make the debate over raising the debt ceiling an exception. If Congress doesn’t act soon, the consequences will be dire.

Quick – Buy a Plane Ticket!
Quick – Buy a Plane Ticket!
on July 23, 2011

Thanks to the inability of Congress to do even the simplest things, the FAA is now partially shut down and unable to collect federal taxes on tickets. Booking before the politicians get their act together could save 20 percent: unless your airline of choice chooses to pocket the money for itself.

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