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.

Beware Small Business Credit Cards
on September 15, 2010

The CARD Act made credit cards much more consumer-friendly. The problem? Not all credit cards are covered by the law – something that hasn’t escaped the notice of issuers.

YouTube Live – One More Nail in the Cable Coffin?
YouTube Live – One More Nail in the Cable Coffin?
on September 13, 2010

Today begins the next chapter in internet video – live programming. If it works, it’s another reason to drop that expensive cable bill.

Monday’s Money Deal: Digital Cameras
on September 13, 2010

If you’re looking for a camera that’s better than your cell phone but won’t break the bank, here’s a clear picture of some decent deals.

Can a Virtual Doctor Visit Save You Money?
Can a Virtual Doctor Visit Save You Money?
on September 12, 2010

While some patients are skittish about it, checkups over a computer are becoming more popular – if you’re sick of wasting time and money in a waiting room, this could be just what the doctor ordered.

Bankers Remain Pessimistic About Credit Card Market
on September 11, 2010

Fewer consumers are turning to credit cards these days, and more are paying back their balances.

Ask Stacy: What To Do With a Windfall?
Ask Stacy: What To Do With a Windfall?
on September 10, 2010

Question: I just inherited from a relative. What should I do with the money?

7 Things You Should Always Buy Generic
7 Things You Should Always Buy Generic
on September 9, 2010

You know that generic products are cheaper than name-brand ones, but are you clinging to the belief they’re also inferior? Here are some where we challenge you to discern the difference.

Vacation Houses At Hotel Room Prices
Vacation Houses At Hotel Room Prices
on September 8, 2010

Here’s a creative way to have more fun on your next vacation – instead of renting a cramped, cookie-cutter hotel room, rent a private home.

The Research Has It Wrong – Don’t Make the Same Mistake
The Research Has It Wrong – Don’t Make the Same Mistake
on September 8, 2010

A new poll claims that if given one wish, Americans would rather be richer than thinner, smarter, or even younger. Another study claims happiness comes from a $75,000 salary. Hogwash – here’s why.

Victory For Women’s Rights – Ladies Night Remains Legal
Victory For Women’s Rights – Ladies Night Remains Legal
on September 6, 2010

Is it fair for women to get preferential treatment in bars? Proof that some lawyers have too much time on their hands.

UPDATE: Outrage Over the Most Outrageous Fee Ever
UPDATE: Outrage Over the Most Outrageous Fee Ever
on September 6, 2010

A fee that lasts 99 years? Thankfully, we weren’t the only ones really upset about it. The “capital recovery fee” is becoming increasingly illegal.

Convenience Checks: the Crack Cocaine of Credit?
Convenience Checks: the Crack Cocaine of Credit?
on September 3, 2010

They’re called “convenience checks,” but for the vast majority of recipients, there’s nothing convenient about them. For those who have a problem with debt, they’re temptation. For everyone else, they’re a nuisance.

4 Tips to Book the Right Travel Insurance
4 Tips to Book the Right Travel Insurance
on September 1, 2010

It seems logical to insure your luggage against loss and your vacation from cancellation due to illness. But if you don’t read the fine print, you’re sending your savings on a bad trip.

Saving Green: New Help to Save on Power
Saving Green: New Help to Save on Power
on September 1, 2010

If there’s one technology that hasn’t kept up with the times, it’s the analog power meter outside your house that tallies your energy consumption – and the paper bill you get in the mail. But that may be changing for the better.

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