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10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

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Pocket accountant: 10 best money saving apps

Managing your expenses is a necessary, if arduous, chore. If you frequently recoil in horror at the sight of your bank balance, yet you constantly …

Your Debt Is Killing You — Here's the Cure

In the modern age, many people may think that debt is merely an unpleasant fact of life. Yes, debt is stressful, but it's not like owing money is …

What to do when the debt collector calls

Collection agencies are good at scaring people. But there are limits to what they can do.

Money-Saving Tips for Families

With the tight economy, families are becoming aware of the need to save, budget and consider all expenditures more carefully than ever. There are …

Save Money by Refacing our Cabinets Instead of Buying New Ones

If you are bored with the old kitchen and want to change the appearance, then refinishing may be the best option.

9 Tips to Cut Your Grocery Bill by Up to 50 Percent

Photo (cc) by Lodian<p>Food is one of those variable expenses that can definitely hit your budget below the belt. I mean, have you seen the price of …

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14 Ways to Have More Fun for Less Money

Photo (cc) by Yahoo Inc<p>We’re often encouraged to live life to the fullest, as tomorrow is not promised. But what happens when our wallets say …

Where to Sell Your Stuff for Top Dollar

Lowe's takes up to 40% off select appliances, grills, lighting, tools, home improvement items, and more during its Memorial Day ... Read …

Why Most People Miss Their Chance to Be Wealthy

As Dave sat down to work on his bills Monday morning, he found out how badly he was mismanaging his money.<p>Dave wasn’t mismanaging his money like …

50 Supermarket Tricks You Still Fall For

Food experts, industry analysts, and store employees share their insider strategies on how to save money on groceries, stay healthy, and beat the …

Personal Finance

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

The 10 Golden Rules of Retiring Rich

Think retiring rich is out of reach for most people? Think again. With a little planning and self-discipline, you could be rich before you know …

5 Ways Good Credit Can Save You Money

Photo (cc) by LendingMemo<p>In America, credit is everything. Without it, a lot of people wouldn’t have the possessions that they do.<p>Not only that, but …

15 Smartphone Apps That Can Make You Money

You may love your smartphone, but your monthly bill has to be a drag.<p>Fortunately, there is a way to make your smartphone start pulling its weight. A …

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5 Clever Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving More Money

The savings rate in America is dismal, and it's heading in the wrong direction. According to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, …

Five ways to save money on your water usage

Andrew Tucker of the Energy Saving Trust says limiting water usage can also reduce your energy bill, and save around two hundred pounds a year.<p>The Energy Saving Trust found that UK households use nine billion litres of water every day, with showers using a quarter of the total.<p>A study of 86,000 …

1 Big Money-Saving Secret Everyone Needs To Know

<i>by Colleen Oakley</i><p>Trying to buy a house? Save for retirement? Finally pay off your student loans?<p>Then you know that saving thousands of dollars doesn’t happen overnight.<p>And you also know that your good intentions (“This year I’ll save $20 a week!”) can easily get pushed to the side when life gets in …

15 Side Gigs for Making Money From Home

Who hasn't dreamed of firing their boss and working from home? The idea of working on your own schedule, doing the projects you love, is alluring. You could spend more time with your loved ones and family, and finally ditch that awful commute. This doesn't have to be only a dream. Running a home …

7 Essentials For Teaching Kids About Money

One of a parent’s fundamental responsibilities is to guide children to be responsible adults, and managing money is an important part of that. Fortunately, there are many day-to-day opportunities to inspire children’s natural curiosity and help teach them useful lessons. Try these strategies for …

Painless Ways to Turn Junk Into Cash

Photo (cc) by JeepersMedia<p>Looking to de-clutter your home and make a little money from stuff you no longer use? Yard sales are the traditional route, …

7 Frugal Habits Everyone Should Develop

<b>One of the most direct ways to change your life? You need to change your attitude</b>.<p>No one else is responsible for what happens to you but you, so you …

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5 Things You Think Will Save Money On Gas That Won't

Below, find five moves you might assume will bring down your gas bill … but actually won't.<p><b>1. Driving A Small Car</b><p>No one's arguing that a small sedan doesn't make you an amazing parallel parker, but it's not necessarily getting that money-saving mileage you've heard so much about. MarketWatch …

Have You Paid Off Your Debt? What are the Next Steps?

So, you have paid off your debt. Congratulations! That is quite the achievement. There is no better feeling than paying that last credit card bill or …