Study: Cable Boxes Use More Power Than Refrigerators
Study: Cable Boxes Use More Power Than Refrigerators
on June 20, 2011

Hate the cable company? Now you have something new to complain about. Turns out that not only is your cable bill too high, your set-top boxes are power pigs.

Your Comments: One More Rental Car Rip-off
Your Comments: One More Rental Car Rip-off
on June 18, 2011

You’re supposed to bring your rental car back full of gas. But according to this reader, some rental companies want to see more than an arrow on the gas gauge pointing to “F”.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on June 18, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: The best free gifts for Father’s Day, the worst gifts for Father’s Day, the best advice a father can give, membership has its price, and deceptive receipts.

Why Greek Debt Matters
Why Greek Debt Matters
on June 16, 2011

Greece is 5,000 miles away, and their entire economy is about the size of Massachusetts’. How can the U.S. catch a cold when they sneeze?

Ask Stacy: Is It Time to Change Credit Cards?
Ask Stacy: Is It Time to Change Credit Cards?
on June 14, 2011

This reader is ready to move on to new credit cards. But will that help or hurt? And how many credit cards should she have?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on June 11, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: How to brown-bag it in style, great wines at great prices, saving money in Peru, parenting from home, and silly ways to keep your hands off your credit cards.

Investors Take Warning: Storm Clouds Gathering
Investors Take Warning: Storm Clouds Gathering
on June 10, 2011

Since the market lows of March 2009, the stock market has been all blue skies and sunshine. Now the storm clouds are starting to gather. Is the party over?

How Should You Set up Your Business?
How Should You Set up Your Business?
on June 10, 2011

Ask a small-business person why they’re forming a corporation, and you’re likely to get a vague answer like “for tax purposes.” Wrong answer. If you’re an entrepreneur, here’s what you need to know when it comes to setting up your next business.

Senate Votes Today to Delay “Swipe Fee” Reform
Senate Votes Today to Delay “Swipe Fee” Reform
on June 8, 2011

A law is supposed to go into effect next month that would radically reduce the fees retailers pay banks when you use a debit card, costing the banks billions. But will it happen – and more to the point, should you care?

Ask Stacy: Am I Responsible For My Ex’s Debts?
Ask Stacy: Am I Responsible For My Ex’s Debts?
on June 7, 2011

The spouse who ran up the bill fails to pay them, and the other gets hammered by debt collectors and a plunging credit score. If you get divorced, are you still responsible for your ex’s debts?

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on June 4, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: why extreme couponing isn’t extremely good, why saving money is like performing magic, what to do with $100,000, how to make money from other people’s property, and a craptastic customer service list.

Ask Stacy: Bad Marks Are Multiplying on My Credit Report!
on May 31, 2011

Sometimes one credit history blemish shows up as two on your credit history. Why do identical amounts show up twice?

Outdoor Jobs to Tackle Now – And Ways to Save While Doing Them
Outdoor Jobs to Tackle Now – And Ways to Save While Doing Them
on May 30, 2011

While most folks are spring-cleaning the inside of their house, I’m spring-fixing the outside – and saving a ton of money.

Your Comments: Electric Cars, Charities, Rental Car Rip-offs
Your Comments: Electric Cars, Charities, Rental Car Rip-offs
on May 30, 2011

Money Talks is a two-way street: We welcome your comments, suggestions, stories, and advice. Here are a few comments on some of the articles we published last week.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on May 28, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: consumption smoothing, bankruptcy emerging, the worst scamming, the best thrifting, and DIY house building.

Should Everyone Have a Prenup?
Should Everyone Have a Prenup?
on May 27, 2011

Personal finance personality Suze Orman says prenuptial agreements are for everyone contemplating a marriage. In fact, she even advocates a similar arrangement for those living together. Good advice?

Car Rentals Rip-offs: 6 Things to Watch For
Car Rentals Rip-offs: 6 Things to Watch For
on May 26, 2011

I’ve been doing stories about saving money and avoiding rip-offs for more than 20 years, so you’d think I’d never fall into some stupid fee trap. I wish.

Ask Stacy: Can I Have Bad Marks Removed From My Credit History?
Ask Stacy: Can I Have Bad Marks Removed From My Credit History?
on May 24, 2011

You probably know that you’ll improve your credit history and raise your credit score by paying your bills on time. But you did you know that you can sometimes have negative marks removed just by asking?

When You Donate to Charity, Are You Donating to a Bank Too?
When You Donate to Charity, Are You Donating to a Bank Too?
on May 23, 2011

The growing use of online charitable giving is a boon to nonprofits. But there’s an unintended beneficiary of this cyber generosity: The banks processing all those credit card transactions are raking in millions.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
on May 21, 2011

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: Glitter on your genitalia, wedding hair styles, why early is profitable, a personal tale of bank fees, and why coffee is awesome.

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