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9 Amazing DIY Lamps You Want in Your House

A good lamp does more than just shed light. With the right size, shape, color, and texture a lamp can compliment your furnishings and demonstrate …

Frugal Living

How to Raise Money-Smart Kids

<i>This article was written by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach</i><p>My husband, Earl, and I have a true partnership in every since of the word.<p>Not only …

How Many Jobs Does Fracking Really Create?

Frack­ing cre­ates jobs.<p>That’s the linch­pin of the oil and gas in­dustry ar­gu­ment for per­mit­ting the con­tro­ver­sial drilling prac­tice. And …

Oil & Gas Industry

Rich People Are Mad They Have to Pay So Many Taxes on Their Ballooning Incomes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>No group of Americans is less happy about the taxes they pay than the wealthy, <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

Getting a big tax refund may not be a good thing

Eagerly awaiting your big tax return?<p>Well, according to some experts, your big payday this April may not be anything to take pride in.<p>"Often the very people who celebrate receiving a refund are those who are most in need of extra money in their pocket each month," said Gail Cunningham, a …

Demographics

Food banks see 'shocking' rise in number of users

<b>A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food parcels in the last year, up from 347,000 the year before.</b><p>The Trussell Trust said a third were given to repeat visitors but that there was a "shocking" 51% rise in clients to established food banks. It said benefit payment delays were the main …

United Kingdom

Former Bank Executive: Women, Ask For A Raise!

It's not an exaggeration to say most of America's financial sector is run by men. In the securities and investment banking industries, men hold more than 80 percent of executive positions. And women hold only 17 percent of the board seats on Fortune 500 companies.<p>Sallie Krawcheck bucked the odds.<p>As …

Autopsies on B.C. sex workers inconclusive

Police are still unable to say whether two female escorts found dead in a New Westminster apartment block were murdered, or even if their deaths are related, after autopsies on both women have now come back inconclusive.<p>The uncertainty has left Lower Mainland sex workers in limbo, taking extra …

BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonne carbon cap

Trillion tonne communiqué signed by 70 companies calls for rapid response to rising emissions, reports BusinessGreen<p>Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change.<p>The companies, which have …

Obama: GOP budget would make life harder for middle-class Americans

Remarks made in weekly presidential address amid discouraging recent poll results showing Republican gains<p>President Barack Obama on Saturday used his weekly presidential address to criticise the Republican budget proposal released this week by Congressman Paul Ryan, saying it would shrink …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Food

Newly engineered foods. A TV show satirizing Big Ag. Farming practices that reduce greenhouse gases. Here are the companies that are cooking up new ideas and changing how we think about our food.<p>1. Beyond Meat<p><b>For rerouting agriculture’s environmental impact.</b> Meat production, which results in …

10 reasons Americans ignore climate disasters

C’mon, admit it, we humans really are causing our own climate suicide. But so what?<p>We’ve got freedom of choice. And we love our cars. They need gas. …

4 things smart investors look for in annual reports

I wouldn’t have noticed what was in Andrew’s trash last weekend had he not called attention to it by saying he was embarrassed for me to see what he …

5 Easy Ways to Pay Your Mortgage Early

Paying your mortgage early can be relatively pain free, but, before getting started, you need to take care of some basic prerequisites. I recommend …

Personal Finance

My Portfolios - Finance Portfolio

Savings Account | Best Savings Account Interest Rates | GOBankingRates

Saving money is the key to setting yourself up for financial stability. As a general rule, you should aim to save at least six months’ worth of …

10 CD Savings Strategies for Homebuyers

Many people who want to buy a house find it tough to save cash for a standard down payment — typically 20 percent of the home’s purchase price. …

You're Wasting 1/3 of the Food You Buy — Here's How to Stop

Ugh, food waste. I think we probably all feel pretty crummy when we waste our food, and those of us who have depression-era parents remember …

Frugal Living

Stories You Might Have Missed Because You Were Too Busy Being Awesome

We post a lot of stories during the week, and we know that most of you have jobs, families, lives, hobbies, nagging itches and other more important …

Consumer Protection

Don’t Put Your Bread In The Fridge & Other Important Food Storage Tips

We’ve all got a somewhat innate sense of where to store the foods we eat in our modern cultures — you’re not going to stick your ice cream in the …

National Financial Literacy Month is in Full Swing

April is the first official full month of Spring, which means many Americans will be cleaning out their wardrobes and homes to prepare for the warmer …

Personal Finance

6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

Motivation is the better part of getting things done. You can be the most organized person in the world and keep all the lists that you want, but if …

Frugal Living