The 80-20 rule tells you to focus on what produces the big wins. Tracking our spending in great detail was no longer telling us much.
Caffeine may be responsible for more lost phones than alcohol, a study finds.
With these smartphone apps, in-store shoppers can make sure they're not missing out on a better deal.
Most travel-booking websites offer some sort of price guarantee policy, but a new one also does the legwork on hotel rooms for you.
A new forecast predicts panicky consumers and perhaps even 1970s-style gas lines.
Gas prices have already topped $4 in several parts of the country, but efficient driving and shopping tactics can translate to big savings at the pump.
Cash-back shopping sites pay rebates on the stuff you want to buy. It's not a license to overspend, though.
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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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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.