7 Reasons You Should Join a Credit Union This Week
7 Reasons You Should Join a Credit Union This Week
on September 30, 2010

When it comes to making more or spending less, some things are a no-brainer. Here are 7 reasons why joining a credit union is one of those things.

Followup – What’s in a (Brand) Name?
on September 30, 2010

Manufacturers of brand-name grocery store items are getting concerned about competition from store brands – with good reason.

The Worst TV Ad You’ve Seen – and the Funniest One You Haven’t
The Worst TV Ad You’ve Seen – and the Funniest One You Haven’t
on September 30, 2010

The Consumerist recently announced the winner of this year’s worst-commercial contest. Here it is, along with a commercial from overseas that I guarantee you’ll share with friends.

Viewer Question: Can I Negotiate Debts Myself?
on September 29, 2010

This reader has a good question: can I negotiate my own debts to get balances lowered – and while I’m at it, is it possible to get my creditors to remove the negative marks on my credit history?

Rental Cars: 5 Tips for a Better Deal
Rental Cars: 5 Tips for a Better Deal
on September 28, 2010

Renting a car might be getting pricier soon, but you can still save money if you know where to look – and what to say.

4 Insider Tips to Applying for Credit Cards
4 Insider Tips to Applying for Credit Cards
on September 28, 2010

Applying for a credit card isn’t as easy or as transparent as it should be. Here’s what you need to know to secure one as quickly as possible.

Should the Rich Pay Higher Taxes?
Should the Rich Pay Higher Taxes?
on September 27, 2010

While Congress debates extending the Bush tax cuts, the question on most Americans’ minds is: How will this affect to me? Here’s the answer.

Monday’s Money Deal: Online Grocery Coupons
on September 27, 2010

Like everything else online, searching for grocery coupons can score you a deal or a scam. Best bet: Stick the big sites. Here’s a list that will help net you deals without potential malware, adware or other net-based nastiness.

New Debt Settlement Rules Start September 27th
New Debt Settlement Rules Start September 27th
on September 24, 2010

Starting on the 27th, debt settlement companies will have to start toeing the line. Bad for them – good for you.

Ask Stacy: Is All That Glitters Golden?
Ask Stacy: Is All That Glitters Golden?
on September 24, 2010

This week we have some questions about whether to invest in gold, grills or dishwashers.

Will the Lottery Fund Your Retirement? Don’t Bet On It
Will the Lottery Fund Your Retirement? Don’t Bet On It
on September 23, 2010

40 percent of Americans with incomes between $25,000 and $35,000 think their best shot at paying for their retirement is winning the lottery. Their odds of winning an academy award are much greater.

New Program Helps Underwater Homeowners – Followup
New Program Helps Underwater Homeowners – Followup
on September 23, 2010

If you’re one of the estimated 11 million Americans who owes more on their home than it’s worth, read this post.

4 Ways You Might Fall into a Seasonal Job
4 Ways You Might Fall into a Seasonal Job
on September 23, 2010

As the weather cools, temporary jobs start heating up. Here are 4 potential employers that might put some holiday cash in your pocket.

New Program May Reduce Mortgage Principal for Underwater Homeowners
New Program May Reduce Mortgage Principal for Underwater Homeowners
on September 21, 2010

The government recently launched a program for underwater homeowners that doesn’t just lower interest rate or extend mortgages, but actually reduces principal.

Are We About to Pay a 1% National Sales Tax?
Are We About to Pay a 1% National Sales Tax?
on September 20, 2010

Is there a law pending in Congress that would require paying a 1% sales tax on all transactions? Technically, yes.

Thousands of E-books: Free
Thousands of E-books: Free
on September 20, 2010

When you think about using the library now, you may think of getting in the car, driving to the nearest branch, finding the book you’re looking for – hopefully all the copies won’t be checked out – then waiting in line to borrow it. But what if all you had to do was to log on to the library’s website, do a quick search, then click “download”?

A Sales Tax When You Sell Your Home?
A Sales Tax When You Sell Your Home?
on September 19, 2010

Have you heard that beginning January 1, 2013, you’ll have to pay a 3.8% tax on the proceeds of any home you sell?

Ask Stacy: Last Lessons for My College Kid?
Ask Stacy: Last Lessons for My College Kid?
on September 17, 2010

This week we look at a question regarding a soon-to-be graduating student and the potential expiration of the so-called Bush tax cuts.

How to Sniff Out the Right Pet Sitter
How to Sniff Out the Right Pet Sitter
on September 16, 2010

When you travel without your pets, you have two options: board them at an expensive kennel, or hire a pet sitter. Pet sitters put less stress on your pets – but choose carefully. Here’s how to find the right one.

Going Green While Saving Green: Some of Our Best Tips
Going Green While Saving Green: Some of Our Best Tips
on September 16, 2010

Some experts say it costs too much to be eco-friendly. But we prove that’s a lie with dozens of ways to save money – and the Earth.

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