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Do You Pay Yourself?

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 22:25:04 +0000

The typical scenario is that you simply get your paycheck. After you recover in the shock at how little is left after taxes, you proceed to divvy it up among all your outstanding bills, intending to put whatever is left above into your savings. But there never seems to be anything left over and your […]

6 Strains On Your Financial Future

Sat, 29 May 2010 19:45:17 +0000

by Rick Newman, US News World & Report [Excerpt] Don’t exhale just yet. The recession is winding down, and shell-shocked consumers can finally begin to repair finances thrashed by the housing bust, stock-market collapse, and wretched job market. But the white-knuckle ride may continue, even as the economy recovers. The whole nation has been living […]

5 Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

Mon, 24 May 2010 16:55:25 +0000

By Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Reader’s Digest Magazine [Excerpt] They’re just like you. But with lots of money. When you think “millionaire,” what image comes to mind? For many of us, it’s a flashy Wall Street banker type who flies a private jet, collects cars and lives the kind of decadent lifestyle that would make Donald […]

10 Ways You’re Getting Ripped Off

Tue, 18 May 2010 21:48:11 +0000

by Forbes, Edited by Brett Nelson [Excerpt] Think you’re not getting a fair shake? Here’s how bad it really is. Economists call them “market inefficiencies”–those periods when the price of something veers from its underlying, inherent value. Consumers on the short end of these misalignments call them rip-offs. We’re not talking fraud here, though there’s […]

How to Be a Savvy Cheapskate

Sat, 17 Apr 2010 17:23:40 +0000

by Katy Marquardt [excerpt] Don’t judge this penny pincher by his cover. Jeff Yeager may be the author of The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Roadmap to True Riches–which one might assume to be filled with coupon-clipping strategies and saving tricks–but his philosophy isn’t as much about how to get more for less as it is learning to […]