With prices varying widely, catching the best deal comes down to timing.
If you're facing unpaid time off from your federal job thanks to sequestration, use these tips to survive on a smaller paycheck.
Do you feel entitled to have the latest gadget? Is your self-worth based on the stuff you own?
Some very wealthy people have retained the spend-less-than-you-earn mindset that got them where they are today.
Americans are sitting on $34 billion in old cellphones, a survey says. Some people don't realize they can sell or recycle them, and others admit they're just too lazy to do it.
Do the math: If it makes sense to pay a little more upfront, find room in your budget.
As we prepare to observe Presidents Day, let's remember that past commanders-in-chief have had financial ups and downs just like the rest of us.
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