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Aug 4, 2010 9:35AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Textbook rentals have taken off. Here's how to decide when it's a good deal.

Aug 3, 2010 1:54PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Some states will exempt school supplies, clothes and other items from tax. Make sure you're getting the best deal.

Jul 26, 2010 12:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Bloggers detail the deals at national chains. One suggestion: Give your kids a budget and let them decide what to buy.

Jul 22, 2010 8:11PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The textbook business, which ought to be an altruistic endeavor, has turned into industrial exploitation of a captive audience.

Jul 7, 2010 8:26PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Here are some tactics for teaching deferred gratification -- and how a 4-year-old boy has responded to them.

Jun 30, 2010 11:18AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The perception that laid-off workers have gotten rusty or were substandard employees to begin with is on the rise.

Jun 28, 2010 7:03PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

A lot of people are going to college unnecessarily -- or for the wrong reasons. For many, there are strong arguments against college.

Jun 14, 2010 5:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Should they take anything they can get, or will future bosses hold a stint at Starbucks against them?

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