While LEDs last decades and sip electricity, replace the wrong bulbs and you could be dead before you break even.
So many approach budgeting as a one-size-fits-all philosophy, but that isn't how it works. Comparing budgets to fitness regimens shows there are many ways to budget.
One writer outlines his personal finance values and explains that while he doesn't apsire to be poor, he won't chase the almighty dollar either.
Some gas stations advertise prices based on a cash discount. But that's not always clear to credit card users. Pay attention and don't get surprised at the pump.
Planning and teamwork are essential before one partner leaves paid employment to take care of a child or children at home. Here's how to prepare.
Despite the myth that finance is a rational science, money is in fact all about emotion. Little wonder then that the field of financial therapy is growing.
When are you willing to spend more to get better quality? Paper towels and shoes are on my list. On the other hand, there are some items that aren't worth the extra money.
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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.
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