Settling a disputed bill with pennies or other small change is occasionally used as a form of protest. But is it smart or effective?
More people are waking up to the big savings they can enjoy by using these services.
Following Wal-Mart's lead, Kmart provides an easy way for unbanked customers to pay their bills.
Online game lets you make financial and moral choices for a struggling but working single parent. What would you do?
After years of rationalizing that I was better off without one, I have to collapse under the weight of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Now that there's enough real-world data, it's clear that programmable thermostats have only a minimal impact on energy consumption.
Not really, but reports indicate more Americans are being threatened with jail -- or jailed -- for failing to pay their bills.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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