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Air Conditioning

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Appliances

Energy Use
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Automobiles

Automobiles, Buying & Selling
Automobiles, Fuel
Automobiles, Insurance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs
Automobiles, Managing Auto Loan or Lease
Automobiles, Rentals


Automobiles, Buying & Selling

Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Another Car vs. Repair
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying with Cash
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New vs. Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Choosing a Used Car
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Classic Cars
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Dealership Tips
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Co-Signer
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Poor Credit
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Hybrids
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Insurance
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Kids and Teenagers
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Leasing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Lemons
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Online
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Refinancing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling vs. Trading
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Trading

Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying with Cash

4 Steps to Getting Rid of Car Payments Forever by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Saving for a Newer Car by Gary Foreman - Avoiding the car payment trap. (9/6/10)
My Story: Buying a Low Mileage Used Car - Buying a car without a car payment
How I Saved $8,000 in 10 Months by April Borbon - Overcoming a momentary embarrassment means big savings. (12/01/08)
My Story: The Carfree Couple (3/26/07)
The Car Payment Merry-Go-Round - Get off with just patience, discipline and a little planning (1/16/06)
15 Years by Douglas E. Morris - He's gone without a car for his own protection and found that he saved big bucks (4/26/04)


Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New vs. Used

How to Never Have a Car Payment by Edson Senna - Reliable wheels for less.
5 compelling reasons not to buy that new car - Sure, auto loan rates are low, but you still may want to steer clear of buying a new car.
5 smart reasons for buying a used car - A used car can look as good as new, and it doesn't have the surprisingly hidden costs of a new car. (7/20/10)
Buying a Used Car Instead of a New One? - Used car shopping requires a keen eye and an inquisitive nature
Have $15,000? Do you buy a new car or used? - With $15,000, you have a good selection of new and used cars. Here's what to consider.
My Story: Buying a New Car contributed by Rhonda - Why I chose a new rather than used car. (12/29/08)

Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New

Also in Automobiles, Buying & Selling:
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Another Car vs. Repair
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying with Cash
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New vs. Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Choosing a Used Car
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Classic Cars
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Dealership Tips
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Co-Signer
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Poor Credit
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Hybrids
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Insurance
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Kids and Teenagers
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Leasing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Lemons
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Online
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Refinancing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling vs. Trading
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Trading

see also Decision Making Tools - including:
How much car can you afford?
The opinionated auto loan calculator
Buy or lease your next car, which is right for you?
Is a hybrid car right for you?
Your next car - new or used?

How do I find a car with high resale value? - If you want a new car that holds value, stick with one that has won an award for it.
August is the best month to buy a car...and these 3 tips will help you save more - If you are heading out into the car market, here's how to make sure the deal you snag is one of the best.
5 new technologies for the connected car - Car companies displayed an array of new gadgets and gizmos at the L.A. Auto Show.
How to Find Help Buying a Handicapped-Accessible Vehicle by Eric Mohrman - Making it easier to get around.
Check reliability ratings when buying a new car - A car's reliability rating can give you clues into the cost of ownership. Here's where to look.
Avoid the brand-new car blues - Some first-year car models go through growing pains, but not all do.
New car window sticker offers more information - You'll want to bone up on a car before buying. The new car window sticker can get you started.
6 common car-shopping mistakes - Avoiding these six mistakes will keep you out of car-buying trouble. (8/29/08)
How auto options cost you by TDS Guest Blogger
Which types of vehicles cost the most to insure and why by TDS Guest Blogger
Buying an Insurance Friendly Car by Aliya Martin - Think about insurance before you visit the showroom.
5 costly car dealer options to skip - Some car add-ons are valuable, but these dealer options aren't. Find out why to steer clear.
The case for and against buying a diesel car - Diesels have changed since the days of smoky, noisy engines. Here's what to expect today.
Car advertising: What's fact and what's a fib - If a car ad sounds too good to be true, it might be. The truth is in the fine print.
5 useful tips on employing a car-buying service - A car-buying service can save money. Follow these tips to decide if it's right for you.
Choosing the right car to fit your budget - To make the best car-financing move, start with a budget and factor in these costs before buying. (9/24/10)
Factors that Influence Depreciation and Resale Value courtesy of AutoTrader.com - Minimizing monetary loss due to depreciation. (6/21/10)
Car shopping? Think fuel economy - With gas prices expected to rise, consider the fuel economy of the car before buying. (5/28/10)
Car buyer's dilemma: power or fuel economy - Buying a car? Consider these options when looking for a peppy car that also saves on gas mileage. (5/14/10)
25-point checklist for new-car test-drive - There's a lot more to test-driving a new car than checking the stereo and finding the cup holders. (12/8/09)
Miles per Gallon vs. Miles per Dollar - part 2 by Skip Thorsen (11/2/98)
Miles per Gallon vs. Miles per Dollar by Skip Thorsen (10/26/98)

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Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Used

Also in Automobiles:
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Another Car vs. Repair
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying with Cash
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New vs. Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Choosing a Used Car
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Classic Cars
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Dealership Tips
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Co-Signer
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Poor Credit
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Hybrids
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Insurance
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Kids and Teenagers
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Leasing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Lemons
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Online
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Refinancing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling vs. Trading
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Trading

see also Decision Making Tools - including:
How much car can you afford?
The opinionated auto loan calculator
Buy or lease your next car, which is right for you?
Is a hybrid car right for you?
Your next car - new or used?

Buying a Cheap, Reliable Used Car by Chantal King - How to find a reliable used car for less.
3 tips on buying a certified pre-owned car - Is it better to buy a certified pre-owned car? Here's what to ask to ensure it's the right move.
How to get a lien lifted from a used car - Oops, a used car you just bought has a lien. Follow this strategy to ensure its release.
6 easy ways to become a frugal car owner - Don't spin your wheels when buying your next car. Follow this strategy to get the best deal.
How do you buy a car with a lien? - There's a lien on the car of your dreams? These tips will help you get the car when the lien is paid.
6 common car-shopping mistakes - Avoiding these six mistakes will keep you out of car-buying trouble.
My Story: My New Used Car contributed by JW - How I afforded my choice of used cars.
Smart Used Car Shopping courtesy of Hertz Car Sales - 5 keys to getting a good used car deal.
5 red flags that signal a used car-buying scam - Don't get suckered on a used-car purchase. Follow these road signs to a legit deal.
Buying a Used Rental Car by Barbara Weddle - 7 reasons why I bought a rental.
7 ways to wreck a used car sale - Want your buyer to get a steal? Follow these rules and that's exactly what will happen.
How do you close a private car deal? - Buying a car from a private owner can be involved. Follow these tips to protect yourself.
Should you buy your leased car? - Looking at buying your leased car or leasing a new car? Consider these factors before deciding.
Low-mileage used cars bring best prices - There's no new car smell, but you can find the best prices on used cars with 5,000 to 6,000 miles.
7 key steps to buying used cars - Buying a used car can save big bucks but it's also risky. Follow these steps to a successful buy.
Trade in a used car for a newer used one? - When you trade a used car for a newer used model, weigh these factors before buying.
Wheel, deal on a gas-sipping used car - Fuel-saving used cars are pricey. Get the best deal, whether you're buying or selling.
Finding a car's depreciated value - If you want to calculate the right price of a car, there's an easy way to do it, and here's how.
My Story: Buying a Low Mileage Used Car - Buying a car without a car payment
Buying a Used Truck - When and how to get the best deal
How to Buy a Used Car
Used Car Bargains - What you need to know about demos, rentals and salvage cars
Auto Shopping Online
The Auto Auction - You don't need two jobs to buy a decent car
A Cheap Used Car - A single mom doesn't have money for wheels

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Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Choosing a Used Car

4 tips to avoid buying a water-damaged car - How do you avoid getting soaked by these water-damaged cars? Find out.
How do I narrow down my used car choices? - When you have many used cars on your radar, use these variables to pare your options.
The best programs for certified preowned cars? - Buying a certified preowned car? One 2014 study says you can't miss with these brands.
Buying a used car? Get an inspection first - A pre-owned car purchase can be a dicey deal. Here's how to avoid buying a damaged vehicle.
Buying a used auto? Beware of car recalls - If you're thinking of buying a used car, first find out if it's been recalled. Here's how.
4 tips to avoid buying a water-damaged car - Owners often will unload cars damaged in a storm. Don't be a buyer.
Tap vehicle history report to inspect a used car - A used car can be a dicey purchase. Find out what you can learn from a vehicle history report.
3 tips on buying a used car that's fuel-efficient - Want a gas-sipping used car? These car-buying tips will help you make a wise choice.
Which types of vehicles cost the most to insure and why by TDS Guest Blogger
6 easy ways to become a frugal car owner - Don't spin your wheels when buying your next car. Follow this strategy to get the best deal.
Buying a Cheap, Reliable Used Car by Chantal King - How to find a reliable used car for less.
Finding Diesel Cars - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - He likes what he drove in Europe
Buying an Insurance Friendly Car by Aliya Martin - Think about insurance before you buy.
The case for and against buying a diesel car - Diesels have changed since the days of smoky, noisy engines. Here's what to expect today.
Choosing the right car to fit your budget - To make the best car-financing move, start with a budget and factor in these costs before buying.
Car shopping? Think fuel economy - With gas prices expected to rise, consider the fuel economy of the car before buying.
3 tips on buying a certified pre-owned car - Is it better to buy a certified pre-owned car? Here's what to ask to ensure it's the right move.
7 things to look for in a winter beater - Don't let slush and freezing temperatures damage your sweet wheels. Use these tips to buy a beater.
Do your own used-car detective work - Before buying a used car, check the car's service history for what repairs have been done.
Test oil before buying used car - Don't just look at a used car's spit and polish. Test the oil to peer into the engine.
My Story: Low Mileage Car - Finding a car that won't need a lot of repairs
Low Cost Car - Finding a reliable car for $500
My Story: Buying a Used Car - Making good choices with a little help
A Good $5,000 Used Car - Find the best car for a little cash
Finding a Used Mini-Van

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Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Classic Cars

Are you being scammed in a classic-car deal? - When someone on the Internet offers to sell a vintage auto at a jalopy price, pump the brakes.
How can I tell if my used car is a classic? - It's tough to put a value on a 20-something car, but there are resources to tap.
Finding a sweet deal on classic car insurance - Need coverage for your classic ride? Here are tips to get the most for your money.
5 hidden costs of having your own classic car - Can you afford a sweet vintage ride? Consider these costs before taking one for a spin.

Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Dealership Tips

Also in Automobiles:
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Another Car vs. Repair
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying with Cash
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New vs. Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Choosing a Used Car
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Classic Cars
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Co-Signer
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Poor Credit
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Hybrids
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Insurance
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Kids and Teenagers
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Leasing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Lemons
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Online
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Refinancing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling vs. Trading
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Trading

see also Decision Making Tools - including:
How much car can you afford?
The opinionated auto loan calculator
Buy or lease your next car, which is right for you?
Is a hybrid car right for you?
Your next car - new or used?

6 tips to save money as a a frugal car buyer - Don't spin your wheels when buying your next car. Follow these strategies to get the best deal.
How to outwit car dealers with your smartphone - From showroom to financing showdown, here's how your phone can help you navigate the dealership.
Can you buy a car without having to haggle? - It may be a time-honored custom, but you can avoid haggling over a car. Here's how.
7 Dealership Fees to Avoid by Gary Foreman - The price of the car is only the beginning of negotiations.
New car window sticker offers more information - You'll want to bone up on a car before buying. The new car window sticker can get you started.
10 tips to buy a car at the right price - Low rates on car loans should continue into 2013. Follow these tips to get the best deal.
4 ways to beat the dealer on a new car - A new study shows how much you can save on buying a new car. Here's how to get the best price.
4 tips to snag the best used-car trade-in - Now is a great time to trade in a used car. Do your research to sidestep the dealer's tricks.
Secrets about new-car prices can be found on window sticker - Knowing the secrets behind a new car's price sticker can help you make your best deal.
Don't be duped by year-end clearance car deals - The price might be right at a year-end car sale, but consider these factors before buying.
Don't pay unnecessary dealer fees - Car dealers may try to sneak fees past you. Question these if they appear on your invoice.
10 ways to save on your next new car - It's a great time to buy a new vehicle, and these tips will help you get the best price.
Top 3 Things Auto Salesmen Discuss in the Manager's Office by Michael M. Dickson - You've always wondered what they talked about.
5 tips for finding an honest car salesman - Car salesmen aren't always on the up and up. Follow these tips to find a reputable car rep.
Car Buying Blues by Kathryn J. Bain - You can control the car buying process
Email your way to a cheaper car - Buying a new car is seldom a frugal affair, but emailing a few dealers can save you thousands.
Is September the best time to a buy a car? - Is this the best month for buying car? Maybe. Follow these car-shopping do's and don'ts for a deal.
3 tips on bagging a car loan at the dealer - Working through a dealer to snag a car loan can be tricky. Follow these hints to get the best terms.
Can you pay less than MSRP to buy new car? - You can buy a new car for less than the sticker price, but you'll have to do some research first.
Year-end clearance? Think car depreciation - If you're thinking of buying a new car at a year-end clearance sale, consider these factors first.
Can you buy a car below invoice price? - It's possible to buy a car below invoice price, but it may not have the color or options you like.
How to get the best lease-buyout deal - Determine the value of your car so you can more effectively negotiate the lease-buyout price.
8 tips for negotiating a car trade-in - Bargaining with a dealer on a car trade-in can be irritating, but these hints will help you beat it.
Car-Buyer's Minefield: Dealership Fees by Mark Albertson - Don’t fall prey to fees that line the dealer's pocket.
The 15 Minute Auto Deal by Gary Foreman - Rushing could prove to be expensive
The Art of the Car Deal by J.A. Livingston - What can you learn from a car salesperson?
My Story: Buying a Car - Getting the best deal every time
Guerrilla Car-Buying
How to Pay Less for Your Next Car
Think First! by Doris Dobkins - Being an informed consumer reduces the cost of your car
My Story: Vehicle Shopping Tips by Beth Johnson - Lessons from an auto buying experience
Dealing for Your New Car by Gary Foreman

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Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing

Also in Automobiles:
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Another Car vs. Repair
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying with Cash
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New vs. Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Choosing a Used Car
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Classic Cars
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Dealership Tips
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Co-Signer
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Poor Credit
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Hybrids
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Insurance
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Kids and Teenagers
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Leasing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Lemons
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Online
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Refinancing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling vs. Trading
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Trading

What You Need to Know Before You Shop for an Auto Loan by Debra Karplus - Finding the lowest cost car loan.
Is there a way out from a car title loan? - You can tell the lender to take the car but still be stuck with your title loan. Here's why.
Prepaying an Auto Loan by Gary Foreman - Making sure your prepayment save you money.
Why you want to avoid a long-term car loan - Your payment will be less with a longer loan. Even so, a shorter-term car loan is better.
Get your loan from a car dealer or a lender? - Most buyers take a loan offer from the car dealer. There are reasons to try a lender instead.
Should you get a car loan through the dealer? - Many shoppers don't look past the dealer for a car loan. There are other sources you can tap.
Figuring the size of a preapproved car loan - Getting preapproved for a car loan is smart. Here's how to avoid botching the loan.
How to find good karma with your auto loan lender - Don't worry, be happy with your auto loan lender. But, answer these questions first to be sure.
Pay more on car loan to lower interest? - Some lenders don't allow you to pay additional principal on a car loan. Check your loan papers.
Blank-check auto loans can ease car-sale woes - Follow these steps when taking a blank check from your lender to a car sale to streamline the deal.
Can you really score a no-interest car loan? - Interest-free car loans are legit, but you can expect other charges. Learn what fees you'll pay.
What is the highest rate on a car loan? - A car loan rate shouldn't exceed your state's usury rate. Find out what you can do if it does.
Make fat car-loan down payment to get best rate? - Putting down lots of money to trim a car loan is one option for idle cash, but here are others.
Zero percent car loans: Are they worth it? - No-interest auto loans have their pros and cons. Don't just assume they're a good deal.
7 keys for taking a car loan from family - Borrowing from family is dicey. These loan tips will keep you on the road to repayment.
5 timely tips for an affordable car loan - Want to lower your monthly costs? Get more mileage out of a cheaper car loan.
How not to finance a car by Celebrating Financial Freedom
When can a lender refuse a car loan? - After you've driven a car off the lot, can a lender turn down a car loan?
Should you borrow money to buy a car? - There's more than one way to finance a new car. Ponder these points before choosing one.
Find the best car loans - Don't be fooled by the dealer. Do your research ahead of time to find the cheapest car loans.
How to stay afloat on your car loan - Sounds simple, but don't buy a car you can't afford. Shop within these guidelines.
Taking Over Payments - What you need to know before taking on someone else's ride and payments.
Is taking the 'cash back' a better deal? - Here's what to consider when you have to choose between low financing and incentive rebates.
3 tips on bagging a car loan at the dealer - Working through a dealer to snag a car loan can be tricky. Follow these hints to get the best terms.
5 tips to avoid an upside-down car loan - Dodging a drop in your car's value would seem a stretch, but you can avoid a car-loan catastrophe.
Shop around for the best auto loan rates - Auto loan rates are more negotiable than many people think. Here's how to find the lowest rates.
Take the rebate or zero percent auto loan? - Zero percent car loans are nice, but a rebate may cover your down payment. What's your choice?
5 car loan mistakes that cost you money - Don't be duped by the dealer. Avoid these costly car financing missteps.
Buying a car? Compare HELOC to auto loan - If both financing options are open to you, compare rates of an auto loan to a HELOC before deciding.
10 steps to your best deal on a car loan - Getting a great deal on a new car means getting a great car loan as well as a great price.
Defensive Financing - Prepare for the unexpected now to avoid accidents later.
A Lot of Debt, Some Cash and a New Car - Stop credit card debt from haunting you
Finding The Best Auto Financing by Gary Foreman

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Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with a Co-Signer

Can my co-signer sue me for my car loan she paid? - My ex-wife borrowed money to pay my car loan. Can she force me to repay her loan?
Does my income matter with car loan co-signer? - With a car loan co-signer, the lender will want to know these factors before approving a loan.
How can car co-signer avoid credit crash? - Here's some credit damage control if you vouch for someone else's car loan, and it goes unpaid.
Can co-signed car title prevent its sale? - If a second name is on the paperwork, you can't sell the car separately. Better make a deal.
Car loan co-signer gets socked with costs - Even if a car is repossessed, you're liable for costs the lender can't recoup when it's resold.
Does a loan co-signer co-own car? - If your name is listed on the title and registration, yes. If you're only on the loan, maybe not.
Risky business: co-signing a friend's car - Is putting your friend's credit on the line worth it to drive a new car?
When not to co-sign a car loan - Co-signing a car loan makes you responsible for it. Consider this before moving forward.
Can you repossess ex's car as a co-signer? - If you co-signed a car loan with your ex-boyfriend, you have some options for snatching his car.



Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Poor Credit

Finding a new car loan while in bankruptcy - Going through bankruptcy is tough enough. Can you get a new car loan while in the process?
Can I buy car after filing Ch. 7 bankruptcy? - Years ago, buying a car after bankruptcy was next to impossible. Thankfully, times have changed.
Have bad credit? Car financing gets easier - You can get a car loan with a low credit score, but driving away with a good rate is another matter.
Can I refinance a car loan with bad credit? - With poor credit, a car loan refi won't be easy, but there's one thing a lender can do to help.
3 tips to snag a car loan when you have so-so credit - If your credit is less-than-stellar, you can still find an auto loan by following these tips.
9 steps to getting a good car loan on damaged or weak credit - Weak credit doesn't mean you can't get a car loan or have to lock yourself into sky-high interest rates.
5 ways to trim a subprime car loan rate - Can't beat a bad credit rap in the short term? You can still shave your car loan costs.
Choosing between auto loans and rebates - Buying a car without good credit? You may need to decide between an auto loan and a dealer rebate.
Fix your credit before seeking a car loan - To get the best auto loan rate, take these steps to improve your credit score.
Can I buy a pricey car after bankruptcy? - You can buy an expensive car, even after bankruptcy, but you'll pay a higher rate on your car loan.
No credit? Get a car loan anyway - Trying to get a car loan when you don't have credit? Hit the road to good credit with these tips.
9 steps to a car loan on damaged credit - Weak credit doesn't mean you can't get a car loan or have to lock yourself into sky-high interest rates.
Debt settlement tough on car buying - As you cruise for an auto loan, expect the road to be bumpy, even if you find a receptive lender.
Struggling to Afford a Newer Car by Gary Foreman

Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Hybrids

The pros and cons of electric cars - Before plugging into this hot trend, learn what's good and bad about electric cars.
Are high-mpg gas cars a better buy than hybrids? - Hybrids might be greener, but with more gas-only cars for sale, which is a better deal?
Are you ready to buy a hybrid or electric car? - Deciding between a hybrid or electric car is a big step. How you drive can dictate if you save cash.
Is a hybrid car worth the added cost? - When considering a hybrid car, these factors can help you decide if it's worth the price premium.
4 steps in deciding to buy a used hybrid car - Can you recoup the higher cost of a used hybrid car? Weigh these factors before buying one.
Hybrid quandary: How to buy used - Many motorists know how to shop for a regular used car. Here are some tips to buying a used hybrid.
Hybrids not the only answer - There's more to higher gas mileage than hybrids, such as new fuel injection and turbocharging.

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Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Insurance

See Insurance, Auto

Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Kids and Teenagers

Also in Automobiles:
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Another Car vs. Repair
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying with Cash
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New vs. Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Choosing a Used Car
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Classic Cars
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Dealership Tips
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Co-Signer
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Poor Credit
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Hybrids
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Insurance
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Leasing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Lemons
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Online
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Refinancing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling vs. Trading
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Trading

see also Decision Making Tools - including:
How much car can you afford?
The opinionated auto loan calculator
Buy or lease your next car, which is right for you?
Is a hybrid car right for you?
Your next car - new or used?

5 car-buying tips to keep teen drivers safe - Protecting teen drivers from a crash is daunting. It helps to buy a well-equipped car.
5 teen-driving safety tips to prevent crashes - Drive these safety points home with your teen to reduce the risk of a car accident.
5 tips for buying your teen's first car - Your kid may want a cool ride. Steer your teen to safe and affordable.
A graduate's guide to buying a first car - Need some wheels to get to college or a new job? Consider these factors before buying.
How can a full-time student snag a car loan? - Without established credit, you could get caught in student car loan limbo. Here's how to exit.
Mom, I bought a car. Can you pay for it? - What's a parent to do if a kid buys a car and can't pay for it? Hint: Your options aren't good.
How can a young guy save on car insurance? - Bummer, dude! Rates tend to be high for single men just starting out, so learn about discounts.
10 smart choices for a teen's first car - Your teen may steer you to the hottest cars. Use our Top 10 list for a savvy search.
Can your car budget handle a teen driver? - In a tough economy, does it make financial sense to give the car keys to your teen?
Finding cheap car insurance for a teen - It won't be easy to buy cheap insurance for your teen driver. These tips will lead to the best rate.
Share gas expenses with teen - Use the family car to teach new drivers important financial lessons.
Kids and Wheels - When your teen learns to drive
My Story: Daughter's First Car - Teaching real life lessons to your teenager
The Car Purchase Project by Barbara Frank - When your teen is ready for their first car

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Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Leasing

8 best car lease deals to keep cost down - If a loan would break your budget, try a car lease to drive down your monthly payment.
Will I pay sales tax when buying my leased car? - Unsure whether you'll be taxed if you buy your leased car? You may not owe anything.
Calculating an Auto Lease by Paige Estigarribia - How to use the auto lease calculator.
Should I buy out my car lease? - Your lease is ending soon. This guide will help you decide if you should buy the car.
4 Hidden Dangers of Leasing a Car by Hank Coleman, FiveCentNickel.com - What you need to know before you sign that lease.
Can I trade in my leased car for a used car? - You can't turn in a leased car as a trade for a used car. Still, there are ways to make a deal.
Is leasing a car better for senior citizens? - Auto leasing can be an attractive option for retired drivers. Why buy if you can't afford it?
5 dumb car leasing mistakes to avoid - Car leasing can save you money. But steer clear of these goofs, or you'll pay more than you expected.
How to get the best lease-buyout deal - Determine the value of your car so you can more effectively negotiate the lease-buyout price.
Want out of a car lease? Try trading - When the economy is putting on a big hurt, let someone assume your lease and save money.
Finding a 'Good' Auto Lease Deal by Gary Foreman



Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Lemons

How to unload a lemon car and not lose money - If you think you own a lemon car, check your state's law to learn your rights.
Don't be a sourpuss over your lemon car - Ask the carmaker to buy or replace it. If it won't, you can go to court over your lemon.
4 juicy tips to win a lemon law case - Lemon laws vary by state. But getting a new car or your money back will be easier with these tips.
What should you do if you own a lemon car? - If you think you own a lemon car, follow these steps to return it to the dealer.


Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Online

A 9-step guide to buying a car online - Spend some time on your computer to get a great car deal by following this road map to savings.
6 keys for making a car purchase online - Buying a car online is a good way to negotiate a fair price without resorting to haggling.
How to Buy a New Car on the Web by Shari Smith - Buying on the web avoids hassles and could save a bundle!
Selling Your Auto Online by Sandra Ketcham - A proper presentation could bring you top dollar!
5 keys to selling your car online - No luck selling your car in the newspaper? Here are five ways to rev up your sale.
Buying a car online? Beware of scams - Don't let scammers drive off with your online car-buying dreams.


Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Refinancing

Also in Automobiles:
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Another Car vs. Repair
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying with Cash
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New vs. Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying New
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Buying Used
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Choosing a Used Car
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Classic Cars
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Dealership Tips
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Co-Signer
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Financing with Poor Credit
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Hybrids
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Insurance
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Kids and Teenagers
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Leasing
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Lemons
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Online
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling vs. Trading
Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Trading

Cut my payment without extending car-loan term? - You may want to refi for the same term as your current car loan, but your lender might balk.
What if car loan refinance is too costly? - You may be faced with a car loan refi offer that doesn't cut the cost enough. What can you do?
Can I refinance a car loan with bad credit? - With poor credit, a car loan refi won't be easy, but there's one thing a lender can do to help.
Should you refi your car loan to a lower rate? - A car loan refi would seem obvious at today's rates, but it might not be worth the bother.
How can I get out of an upside-down car loan? - Refinancing is one way to solve a lopsided car loan, but remember to shop for the best rate.
Refinance your car loan and save money - Tweaking your car loan with a better rate will cut your cost, but another way works, too.
Refinance car loan to cut interest payment - If you pay more in interest than in principal, go for a car loan refi to lower the rate.
Demand better car loan rate - If at first you don't refinance, try, try again. Lenders are loosening car loan credit.
Can you lower the interest on a car loan? - If you have good credit, you may be able to cut the interest rate on your car loan. Here's how.
Car refinancing can improve your credit - Find a co-signer with good credit for your car loan. You'll get a lower rate and better credit.
Charge Your Car? - Should they transfer their auto loan to a credit card?
Refinancing a car loan when money is tight - When you refinance a car loan, your payments will drop but you'll be paying longer.
5 top situations for an auto refinance - If you fit these scenarios you could save a lot on an auto refinance.


Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling

Does a cash rebate lower a car's resale value? - If you own a model that's selling with a cash rebate, your car's value could take a hit.
Selling a car after Cash for Clunkers - by Live Like a Mensch
4 tips to sell a used car saddled with a lien - Selling a used car with a lien can be tricky. Follow these tips to get top dollar on your sale.
Will I lose my down payment if I sell my new car? - Want to sell your car so soon after buying it? We can tell you the fate of your down payment.
Buying or selling a used car? Sing the DMV blues - Follow these tips to cruise through the DMV and transfer ownership to the used car buyer.
Selling Your Auto Online by Sandra Ketcham - A proper presentation could bring you top dollar!
Secrets of car resale value - If you trade in your car every few years, these factors can make or break its resale value.
How to transfer title in car sale - Before the deal is done, you must pull the car's title from your lender for the new owner.
5 keys to selling your car online - No luck selling your car in the newspaper? Here are five ways to rev up your sale.
How to sell a recalled car - A car recall can make it tough to sell your vehicle. But these tips can help seal the deal.
Getting the Most Out of Selling Your Car courtesy of AutoTrader.com - Wouldn't you like to get more for your old wheels?
Can co-signed car title prevent its sale? - If a second name is on the paperwork, you can't sell the car separately. Better make a deal.
6 steps to selling your car - If selling your car rather than trading it will net more money, follow these steps for a safe sale.
Getting Out of an Upside Down Car
Selling My Car - Getting the best price for your old ride
Get Top Dollar for Your Car by Gregory Thomas - Don't sell it for less than you deserve

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Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Selling vs. Trading

Why sell your used car rather than trade it? - It would be easier to trade in your car, but it's better to sell it. Just compare the numbers.
Should you trade or sell a nearly new car? - Whether you trade or sell your car, once it rolls off the lot, it won't fetch what you paid for it.
If I trade year-old car, will I lose money? - It's likely a money loser because the greatest depreciation on a new car occurs in the first year.


Automobiles, Buying & Selling, Trading

Trade in my car or put down cash on a new car? - Deciding to kick in cash to cut your car loan or trade in your auto will depend on these factors.
4 tips to snag the best used-car trade-in - Now is a great time to trade in a used car. Do your research to sidestep the dealer's tricks.
8 tips for negotiating a car trade-in - Bargaining with a dealer on a car trade-in can be irritating, but these hints will help you beat it.
Tips on Trading in Your Car by Mark Albertson - What you should do before heading to the dealership.
Should you trade for a fuel-efficient car? - Can you save money by swapping your car for one with better gas mileage? These factors are the key.
Should I make payments on 2 car loans? - Buying a new car but your trade-in won't cover your old car loan? These are your options.


Automobiles, Fuel

Also in Automobiles:
Automobiles, Buying & Selling
Automobiles, Insurance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs
Automobiles, Managing Auto Loan or Lease
Automobiles, Rentals

Can biodiesel damage my diesel car engine? - Biodiesel can be blended with diesel, but you may not want it in your car. Here's why.
Does hot weather hurt a car's gas mileage? - Many factors can hamper a car's fuel economy. Learn whether extreme heat is among them.
Fuel cost: Gas cars vs. electric cars? - Here's help for comparing the fuel cost of electric cars with gas cars.
12 high-mileage cars to keep fuel costs down - Gas-guzzlers don't make the grade. These cars get high marks for high mileage.
Replace 5 car parts for better gas mileage - If you want to save a few more bucks at the pump, change these car parts yourself.
6 busted fuel-economy myths to save on gas - Manual transmissions save on gas, right? Nope. We debunk that fantasy and others.
What you need to know about ethanol in gas - E15 gas is 15 percent ethanol. Find out if your car is one of the many that shouldn't use it.
5 tips for saving on gasoline - Gas is expensive. Here are tips to help you improve gas mileage and fuel efficiency.
Video: Can Top Tier Gas Improve Your Car's Performance? by Angela Colley - Where you buy gas could be important.
5 savvy steps to save on gas - You can't control the price at the pump, but you can keep fuel prices from driving you crazy.
Tune up your driving and save money on gas - Forget about turmoil in the Middle East. You can curb your fuel cost by altering your driving.
4 strategies to save money at the gas pump - Fuel prices are rising as the summer driving season nears. Can you cut the cost of a fill-up?
What To Do Before Gas Hits $5 by Gary Foreman - Afraid of $5 gas? Take action now!
Tame That Gas Guzzler by Chris Stevenson - Let a mechanic tell you how to get better gas mileage.
Should I fill up with high-octane gasoline? - Depending on the age and model of your car, high-octane gas might be a better choice.
Historic Gasoline Prices: When’s the Best Time to Drive? - TDS Guest Blogger
Is no-name gas as good to buy as brand-name gas? - No-name gas costs a few pennies less than brand-name gas, but is it bad for your car?
Does ethanol gas get less in fuel economy? - You may see a drop in your gas mileage when using ethanol gas.
5 easy ways to find cheap gas - As gasoline prices rise, follow these strategies to find the lowest prices at the pump.
SMART Ways to Save at the Pump by Veronica Bowman - Save money and also do something good for your body.
19 Ways to Save on Gas by Chris Faulkner - An oil company executive shares how to save.
The Cost of Commuting by Steven Burns - Less rubber on the road equals more money in the pocket.
Gas pump primer: filling the tank for less - Does driving slower really save on fuel consumption?
The Carpool Solution by R. Kellogg - Saving you time, money, and commuter stress.
Gas Crunch by Barbara Carrow - Drive like a miser and save on gas.
Commuting On a Motorcycle by Ken Aversano - Can a car commuter really save money by switching to a motorcycle?
3 driving tips for better fuel economy - Here's why your fuel economy never reaches the window sticker MPG, and what you can do about it.
Cruising into Summer - 10 gas-saving tips before you hit the road.
My Story: Gas Saving Tips - Stretch your gas dollar to its limits!
Fuel Additives
5 Ways to Save Gas - Simple, often overlooked methods
The High Price of Gas - Handling the crisis with minimal changes in lifestyle
The Car Diet by Peter Biedlingmaier - 10 easy tips to cut car costs
You Can Save 10% on Gas by Gary Foreman - You don't need OPEC or politicians to reduce your gas bill
Crude Oil - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - A brief explanation
Calculating Fuel Mileage - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - How far can you go on a gallon of gas?
An Engineer's Tips on Fuel Economy by Tom Wagner, Jr. - Practical suggestions to saving gasoline
Low Priced Gasoline - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Is it the same as the name brand stuff?
A Full Fuel Tank and Gas Mileage - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - How often should she fill up the tank?
Gas Savers by Angie Zalewski and Deana Ricks - Outraged at the pump? Here's help!
Gas Saving Device - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Save gas or waste money?
Octane Explained - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - What do the numbers mean?
Poor Fuel Economy - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - His Ford pick-up has a drinking problem
Overdrive Transmissions and Gas Mileage
Gas Saving Tips by Matt Miszewski
A/C and Gas Mileage - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
Better Gas Mileage by Doris Dobkins
Lousy Winter Gas Mileage - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
Gas Saving Tips
Gas Price Survey
Saving Gas: Part 2 by Gary Foreman
The Smiths Save Gas by Gary Foreman
Saving Gasoline and Our Air by Gary Foreman
Saving Gasoline: Part 1 by Gary Foreman

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Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs

Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Accidents & Roadside Assistance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Choosing a Mechanic
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Costs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Cutting Ownership Costs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Summer Driving
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Winter Driving
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Maintenance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Oil & Other Additives
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repair vs. Buy Another Car
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repairs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Safety and Theft Prevention
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Warranties & Car Maintenance Plans
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Window Tinting

Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Accidents and Roadside Assistance

5 safety tips if your car breaks down - While a car breakdown can be daunting, be mindful of your personal roadside safety.
6 tips for avoiding a staged car accident - Don't let your car insurance climb after a staged accident. Steer clear by remembering these tips.
What info to share after a car crash - When vehicles collide, don't make it worse by giving the other driver more than the minimal personal information.
Choosing a Roadside Assistance Plan - Getting the level of service that matches your needs.
Video: What to Do if You Have a Car Wreck by Rhonda Grice - Being prepared can make all the difference.
Video: Roadside assistance programs Roadside assistance programs can be great. These tips will ensure you aren't left stranded.
Don't overpay for roadside assistance - Need a tow truck after a crash? Nail down the cost before they hook up your car.
Roadside assistance: Who will you call? - There's more than one place to get roadside assistance. Check these options before signing up.
Finding an Auto Club - Comparing the best auto clubs.


Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Choosing a Mechanic

Choosing the Right Auto Repair Center by Chris Stevenson - The right shop can reduce the cost of auto repairs.
How to choose the right auto body repair shop - Don't just go with a shop from your insurer's list. Follow these criteria to get the right guy.
3 keys to avoid auto body shop rip-offs - Don't just drop off your car for repairs. Follow these steps to get the job done right.
How to pick an independent auto mechanic - Don't wreck your wallet and your ride. An independent mechanic may be the road to take.
Body shop blues: Getting the repairs right - Don't know much about auto body repairs? These tips will keep you from getting scammed.
Selecting an Auto Repair Shop - How to select one you can trust.
The Incompetent Auto Mechanic by Art G.
Behind the Scenes at a Collision Repair Shop - The Car Care Council
Insider Tips: Finding an Honest Auto Mechanic by Art Gale
Finding an Honest Mechanic by Gary Foreman
Finding an Auto Repair Shop by Kathy Atkins


Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Costs

5 DIY tips to save money on auto-body repairs - Was your car dinged in a fender bender? Follow these tips to avoid the body shop.
Compare car repair costs across the US - Car repair costs differ depending on where you live. See if you're paying more.
Who pays for repairs in a car recall? - You've taken your car in after a recall. If you have problems again, does the carmaker pay?
5 tips on car repairs after a natural disaster - When a storm strikes, follow these car repair tips to avoid being overcharged by your mechanic.
What if I can't afford to make car repairs? - Stuck in neutral because you can't pay for hefty car repairs? Here's how to defray costs.
5 steps to cutting a big car repair bill - Major car repair work can cost hundreds of dollars. Taking these steps may save you cash.
How much money should your car repair cost? - Want to be sure you're not snookered on a car repair? Here's how and where to get an estimate.
Cruise the Web for car repair estimates - Don't get taken for a ride by an auto mechanic. Go online to find a fair price.
Find the lowest car repair estimates - Before getting work done on your car, follow these steps to keep your repair costs low.
Car repair estimates on the Web Video - Wondering if you really need that repair on your car? Cruise the Web to find the answer.
Confessions from the Auto Body Shop Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - To make sure customers are not getting ripped off on their auto body repairs, Edmunds.com advises these steps .
Auto Repairs For Less by Shaunna Privratsky - Sometimes a little knowledge can save you big.
The Cost of Replacing an Oil Pump - Why is it so expensive?
My Story: Car Repairs - Smart ways to reduce the cost of repairs
What Your Mechanic Doesn't Want You to Know by Austin C. Davis - What you don't know can hurt you

Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Cutting Ownership Costs

Reducing the Cost of Owning a Car by Amy Livingston - How to drive down those costs
4 ways to help your car pay for itself - A car can be a major money pit. Use your car for one of these services to drive in extra cash.
Car sharing: a cheap ride when you need a lift - It has become an option to owning, but car sharing isn't for everyone. Is it right for you?
8 free smartphone apps for tech-savvy drivers - Looking for cheap fuel or nearby parking? Use these free apps to find what you need.
A tightwad's 10 tips to trim car costs - With gas prices zooming up and down like a roller coaster and financial cutbacks continuing, many drivers are looking for ways to save a few bucks. (8/21/09)
The accelerating costs of owning a vehicle - A car can be a money pit. Find out which expenses are draining the most cash from your wallet.
5 free smartphone apps for frugal drivers - While on the road, these smartphone apps can help you save money and time.
Vanity = Wasted Money by Rich Finzer - Maybe vanity license plates should be called "foolish" plates.
Get Paid To Drive by Jeffrey Strain - Reduce your driving expenses with little effort



Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Summer Driving

Recharge Your Car's AC System by Rich Finzer - And save yourself about $50!
How do you prep a car for a summer road trip? - A road trip can be tough in the heat. These moves will help your car run better.
Can I make my car air conditioner run colder? - A car air conditioner gets old like a car. Find out what to do with an aging AC unit.
5 tips for safe towing over summer vacation - Will you be towing the toys of summer? Heed these tips in pulling your camper, trailer or boat.
Prepare Your Car for Summer Driving by Shaunna Privratsky - Don't take those summer drives without preparing your car first.
Video: 8 Ways to Keep Your Car Cool by Brandon Ballenger - Summer heat can turn your car into an oven
Spring Cleaning for Your Car - How to clean your car's interior after a rough winter.
6 ways to prep your car for summer driving - Getting your car ready for summer driving is cheaper and easier than ever.
Spring Car Cleaning - Cleaning the 'winter' off of your car
Warmer Weather, Wetter Brakes - courtesy Car Care Council

Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Winter Driving

When should you put winter tires on your car? - Winter tires grip the road better. Whether to buy them depends on the weather.
6 must-have features for driving in nasty weather - Winter conditions and driver error cause many car crashes. This equipment makes driving safer.
5 tips for using winter tires on snow, ice - Unless you want to go slip-sliding away on slick roads, make sure your tires are winter-ready.
How to Buy Snow Tires - What do you need to know about buying snow tires?
Are you a candidate for winter tires? - Not everyone needs to swap out their tread for winter tires. Are you one who should?
5 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter by Mildred Robertson - Don't get stuck in a snowbank!.
3 timely tips to take care of your car in winter - Too early to plan for the cold and snow? Not if you expect your car to withstand the elements.
4 smart auto checks to prevent a winter break down - Jack Frost is harsh on older vehicles. Avoid a breakdown with these cold-weather checks.
Prep car for winter driving and save fuel - If your car is ready for winter driving, you can save big bucks on fuel and costly repairs.
7 winter warmers for you and your car - Protecting you and your car from the elements just got easier. Follow these tips to a warmer winter.
4 tips to avoid costly winter car repairs - Winter can wreak havoc on your car. Follow these tips to stay ahead of the storm.
5 threats to your car from Old Man Winter - These common problems in winter weather can burn you. Here's how to avoid them.
5 easy DIY car maintenance moves for fall - Even if you don't know a screwdriver from a wrench, you can do these car maintenance projects.
Tool Story - Using a dollar store, prepare for the quickly approaching winter months.
A Winter Emergency Kit - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
Winterizing Your Car - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
Homemade Window De-Icer


Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Maintenance

Also in Automobiles:
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Accidents & Roadside Assistance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Choosing a Mechanic
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Costs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Cutting Ownership Costs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Summer Driving
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Winter Driving
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Oil & Other Additives
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repair vs. Buy Another Car
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repairs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Safety and Theft Prevention
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Warranties & Car Maintenance Plans
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Window Tinting

see also Decision Making Tools - including:
How much car can you afford?
The opinionated auto loan calculator
Buy or lease your next car, which is right for you?
Is a hybrid car right for you?
Your next car - new or used?

5 costly car tuneup myths uncovered - A car tuneup -- once a routine task for a responsible car owner -- may not be needed.
The true cost of not maintaining your car - Pinching pennies by delaying car repairs can cost you over the long run.
Car maintenance: Don't skip these 8 moves - The cost of many car maintenance projects is minor. The cost of skipping them can be huge.
4 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Car by Don Elfrink - Protecting an important investment.
4 costly car maintenance mistakes to avoid - These car maintenance moves don't take much effort, but missing them can cost a bundle.
5 truths about car maintenance and repair - Think you have auto upkeep all figured out? These axioms for cars today will surprise you.
4 car maintenance checks to help you save - Don't procrastinate. These regular checkups will catch your car's engine problems early.
How to make your used car last longer - Thinking of sticking with your old jalopy? Follow these tips to keep it in tiptop shape.
Getting your car ready for the road - Make sure your engine doesn't quit on the way to Grandmother's house.
Protecting the Value of Your Used Car by Sandra Ketcham - Simple, affordable ways to keep your ride showroom fresh.
Factors that Influence Depreciation and Resale Value courtesy of AutoTrader.com - Minimizing monetary loss due to depreciation.
Air Filter Flim-Flam! by Rich Finzer - Saving money and protecting your car's engine.
The Squeaky Wheel Doesn't Always Get Greased by Rich Finzer - A costly lesson in grease.
Wiper Blade Rip-Off by Rich Finzer - I can see clearly now, without being ripped-off.
Keeping Your Car Rust Free by Rali Macaulay - Protecting your second most expensive investment.
Using Overdrive at Low Speeds - Is it bad for the transmission?
Is My Timing Belt Too Old?
Is Engine Warm Up Necessary? Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
Low Mileage Maintenance - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Should she follow the owners' manual?
30,000 Mile Check-Up - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
Lengthen Your Car's Life - courtesy AutohausAZ

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Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Oil & Other Additives

Should I change my oil if I don't drive much? - If you drive less than 3,000 miles a year -- the old norm for an oil change -- we suggest this tip.
Can fuel additives stop car engine knocking? - Want to make the ping go away? Try this method before using octane-boosting fuel additives.
Video: How Oil Change Coupons Can Cost You by Angela Colley - You don't need to know about cars to protect yourself.
3 occasions when additives might help a car - In these instances, additives might extend your car's life without replacing a costly part.
3 additives a well-maintained car doesn't need - Don't be lured by ads about giving your cars more oomph. These additives are a waste of money.
Can I trust my new car's oil-life monitor? - Do you change your oil too frequently? Follow your oil-life monitor. It may save you money.
How frequently should you change your oil? - Your carmaker knows best on when you should get an oil change.
Don't scrimp on your oil change - Cutting corners on an oil change may seem smart, but it could come back to haunt you in the future.
DIY Oil Changes Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Is it safe for her to change oil?
Oil and Filter Mileage Minder
Low Mileage Oil Changes
Dealer Forgets to Replace Oil


Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repair vs. Buy Another Car

Repair or Replace My Car? by Gary Foreman - Is it worthwhile to spend the money to repair?
Should I repair my old car or buy a new car? - Think you'll avoid repairs with a new car? Don't forget, it will need regular maintenance, too.
Repair your old car or buy new? - Want to make the smart move on fixing versus buying a car? Try these tips to avoid driver error.
Replace vs. repair a used car - Is it better to pay for costly repairs than to buy an unfamiliar used car?
7 low-cost ways to spruce up your ride - Not ready to take on a new car payment? Give your old jalopy a fresh look by following these tips.
What's best: Repair an old car or buy new? - If you don't have the money to keep up with a new car payment, repair the old jalopy instead.
Is It Best to Repair or Replace Your Car? - When is it time to buy a new set of wheels?
Time for a New Car?
Is It Worth Fixing?
Keep It or Trade It? - When the 'new car bug' bites
Wanting a Newer Car by Gary Foreman - It could mean more financial stress
Too Much to Repair My Car? by Austin Davis - Help in deciding whether it's time to replace your old car
Repair or Replace? - Time to trade-in the old Suburu?
Money Under the Bed Liner by Cheryl Gochnauer
Keep It? - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Should she trade in her old car?

Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repairs

Also in Automobiles: Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Accidents & Roadside Assistance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Choosing a Mechanic
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Costs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Cutting Ownership Costs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Summer Driving
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Winter Driving
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Maintenance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Oil & Other Additives
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repair vs. Buy Another Car
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repairs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Safety and Theft Prevention
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Warranties & Car Maintenance Plans
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Window Tinting

see also Decision Making Tools - including:
How much car can you afford?
The opinionated auto loan calculator
Buy or lease your next car, which is right for you?
Is a hybrid car right for you?
Your next car - new or used?

Top 10 check-engine-light car repairs - When that light flickers on your dashboard, don't stall. Your car needs attention now.
Do I have to pay for an unneeded car tow? - Learn why the tow truck driver might have mistakenly thought you had no spare tire.
Service a car under warranty at a dealer? - When you change the oil in a car under warranty, can you go to an independent shop?
Is it safe to jump-start a car battery? - It can be dangerous to use jumper cables if you don’t know how, but it is easy to learn.
Solving the riddle of a check engine light - A flickering bulb on your dashboard can be minor or menacing. How do you know which it is?
How to choose replacement car parts - Aftermarket or original equipment car parts? When do you choose one over the other?
Radio Static Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - He can't stand the noise on his AM radio.
New Power Steering Pump Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
No Fuel on Start-Up Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Be careful over-pumping the gas pedal on modern cars!
Starting Primer Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - How do I get this thing started?
Fuel Pump Problems Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Is it possible that gasoline is damaging the fuel pump?
Good Battery Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - His engine refuses to crank.
Temperature Rising Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - The temperature gauge goes higher and higher when idling in traffic
Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - A/C problems in a ’97 Dodge Caravan.
Bob: Blinking Oil Light - A blinking oil light can signal a few different things.
Bob: Up & Down Idle - This Ford Explorer can't make up its mind.
Old Explorer Acting Its Age - Sometimes it starts and sometimes it doesn't.
Bob: New Engine Overheats
Bob: Oxygen Sensors - Finding where oxygen sensors are located.
Bob: Bogging Truck - Her truck has been bogging down lately and the mechanic stumped.
Jumping Bad Alternator- Can I jump it or will it need to be towed?
Wiring Problems - Unrelated parts have stopped working. Could it be a wiring problem?
On and Off Brake Light It is most likely the brake fluid.
Mysterious Water Leak
They Forgot Oil - Is the shop liable for damages to her truck?
Replacing an Alternator
Radio Serial Number - An anti-theft device is preventing her from using the radio.
Replacing a Timing Belt - Is now the time to replace other items?
The Reluctant Turn Signal - Is it easy to replace a turn signal for a DIY mechanic?
Blinking Door Ajar Light
Wet Auto Carpet
Eliminating Odors in Your Car
Eliminating Gasoline Odors - What can you do when you spill gas inside your car?
Shoddy Body Shop Work
Door Gas Shocks - Pathfinder's rear gate won't stay up
Diagnosing a Dead Battery
Saturn Won’t Start
Breaking Alternator Belt
Cold Stalling F150
Does the Odometer Have to Work?
Can I Replace an O2 Sensor?
Frozen Van Doors
No Heat - A number of things could be preventing his van from getting warm.
Engine Warm Up
Wandering Idle
Worn Out Window Motors
Grinding Brake Rotors
Weak Alternator
Tired Fuel Pump
Worn Engine Mounts
Easy Flat Fix? - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Could a fix come in a can?
Cheap Dent Repair - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - Good job? Or cheap trick?
Frozen Car Doors - Old Man Winter has high-jacked his car - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
A 'Blown' Engine Story by Nikki Willhite
When a Breakdown Turns Into a Crisis - The Car Care Council
Vehicle Service Contracts by Pat Mestern
Signs of Impending Car Trouble - The Car Care Council
Using Junkyard Parts - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
Remanufacturered Auto Parts: The Ultimate Recycling
Check the Manual - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man
Don't Let a Blown Hose 'Blow' Your Trip

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Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Safety and Theft Prevention

Also in Automobiles: Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Accidents & Roadside Assistance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Choosing a Mechanic
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Costs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Cutting Ownership Costs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Summer Driving
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, For Winter Driving
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Maintenance
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Oil & Other Additives
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repair vs. Buy Another Car
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Repairs
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Warranties & Car Maintenance Plans
Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Window Tinting

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How much car can you afford?
The opinionated auto loan calculator
Buy or lease your next car, which is right for you?
Is a hybrid car right for you?
Your next car - new or used?

Is my child safe without a car booster seat? - Is your child ready to move from a booster seat to a seat belt? Here's how to know.
4 tips for driving in a disaster area - Navigating a disaster area is dangerous. These tips will keep you safe on the roads.
Tips for protecting yourself against car break-ins - It's becoming increasingly common for thieves to break into cars using high-tech electronic devices.
Teaching teens about car care before college - Keep daughter off the roadside and in class with a crash course on signs of car trouble.
Car safety technology of the future - Carmakers are putting technology in the driver's seat to protect you from yourself.
What is the best way to learn of car recalls? - Carmakers send out car recall notices by mail. Here's how to get an early heads up.
Rely on a backup camera to see behind my car? - New cars come equipped with rearview cameras. Learn their limitations before driving.
6 child-safety errors parents make in cars - In a car crash, these errors in judgment can cause serious injury to your child.
4 tips for driving in a disaster area - Navigating a disaster area is dangerous. These tips will keep you safe on the roads.
10 popular pickups and SUVs among thieves - Often, trucks don't have devices to stop thieves. See which ones are stolen the most.
6 must-have features for driving in nasty weather - Winter conditions and driver error cause many car crashes. This equipment makes driving safer.
Black boxes in cars: Invasion of your privacy? - Privacy could take a back seat under a proposal to put event data recorders in cars in 2015.
Safe to drive a water-damaged car? - If your car was in a flood, take these precautions before driving it.
A crash course on used-car safety ratings - Crash tests have changed, lowering scores on some cars. What will it mean for your car?
Is it safe to put used tires on your vehicle? - You can save money with used tires, but there are safety factors to consider before buying.
What if my car has a safety defect? - Armed with documentation in hand, approach the dealer for a free fix on your car.
2 car safety features worth the money - Some safety features aren't worth the cost of buying a car with them. Can you guess which ones are?
Air Bag Fraud - The hidden danger of air bag fraud.
What Consumers Should Do About CAFE Changes Today by Gary Foreman - Make changes now before it's too late.
Road Kit by Jenny Harrington - Saving strategies for when you're on the go!

Your Car's Safety and Performance - courtesy The Car Care Council
ABS for Safe Holiday Driving - The Car Care Council
Homemade Window De-Icer
Preventing Auto Theft by Gary Foreman

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Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Tires

Can I install run-flat tires on an older model car? - These tires that keep rolling when flat have been around for years. See if they fit your car.
How to match your tires to your driving needs - Are you an aggressive driver? Do you drive on snow? Some tires are better for such conditions.
5 tips for using winter tires on snow, ice - Unless you want to go slip-sliding away on slick roads, make sure your tires are winter-ready.
Why are my tires wearing out faster than normal? - You're replacing tires sooner than you should. Find out if it's the carmaker's fault or yours.
Video: How to Avoid Hidden Tire Costs by Jeffrey Trull - Why tire ratings are important.
How to Buy New Tires by Debra Karplus - What you need to know before you buy new tires
Is it safe to put used tires on your vehicle? - You can save money with used tires, but there are safety factors to consider before buying.
How to Buy Snow Tires - What do you need to know about buying snow tires?
Are you a candidate for winter tires? - Not everyone needs to swap out their tread for winter tires. Are you one who should?
Will filling tires with nitrogen save you money? - Is nitrogen a cost-saver compared to compressed air? These are the factors you need to know.
Tire Replacement


Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Warranties & Car Maintenance Plans

Car breakdown insurance vs. extended warranty - Think these types of car insurance policies are alike? Read on to learn more.
7 automakers with the best new-car warranties - Cars break down. Research warranties before making your next purchase.
How can you learn if your car warranty is good? - When you buy a used car, a warranty may come with it. Find out how much time is left on it.
Do you need a prepaid car maintenance plan? - Prepaid car maintenance plans can save on repairs, but check on their limitations before buying.
Does prepaid car maintenance save money? - If the dealer pitches prepaid car maintenance, consider the pros and cons before you buy.
Car out of warranty? Ask for free repairs - If your car warranty has run out, ask the dealer to pay for repairs if you're a loyal customer.
Is a maintenance plan worth it for a used car? - Ask these three questions before a promise of free service lulls you into signing on the dotted line.
Should you break an extended car warranty? - Read the fine print before dropping your service contract so you understand the penalties.
What happened to my extended warranty? - You bought an extended warranty but it's not on file. You have legal options if you were cheated.
Buyer beware: car extended warranty scams - Extended warranties are an extra that car dealers offer. Ask these questions before deciding to buy.
Car Warranties by Mark Albertson - Don't be surprised to find out that your repair isn't covered.
Dealer Services courtesy of The Car Care Council - What you may not know about car service under warranty.
Extended Auto Warranties - Worthwhile or worthless?
My Story: That Auto Warranty by Debbie Benish
Extended Warrantees

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Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs, Window Tinting

5 Tips for Auto Window Tints by Michael M. Dickson - What you need to know about window tinting.
Removing Auto Window Tint - Do you need a professional to remove old window tint from your car?


Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan

Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Lease Problems
Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Payments & Payoffs
Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Payment Trouble


Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Lease Problems

Also in Managing Your Auto Loan: Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Payments & Payoffs
Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Payment Trouble

What will it cost to return a leased car? - You'll have to pay the balance on your dealer contract when you take back a leased car.
Surrendering your leased car - When you voluntarily surrender a leased car, you still owe the remaining payments and penalties.
Can you buy your leased car in bankruptcy? - Buying a leased car in bankruptcy won't be a problem, but finding a car loan to finance it could be.
Want out of a car lease? Try trading - When the economy is putting on a big hurt, let someone assume your lease and save money.
You can't sell a leased car - You may have a three-year lease, but you can't sell a car if you have no title to it.
Lease car repo can be costly - If your leased car is repossessed you will be charged with all the remaining payments plus fees.
A Painful Auto Lease - What happens when you can't afford your lease payments

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Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Payments & Payoffs

Also in Managing Your Auto Loan: Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Lease Problems
Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Payment Trouble

How to make principal-only car loan payments - If you make extra car payments each month, here's how to ensure they're applied to principal.
What if I pay off my car loan early? - Some say it will hurt your credit score to pay off your car loan early. Here's what really happens.
Pay half a car payment twice a month? - Making half a car payment can help you save money, but check on dealer limitations first.
Can you save by paying off car loan early? - To get the greatest savings, you will need to pay the loan balance as soon as possible.
Should you pay your car loan off early? - If you want to make up for a crazy-high interest rate, pay an extra $100 every month.
How much can I save if I pay off my car loan? - How can you find out if paying off your car loan early will save you money?
When early auto loan payoff won't save - Depending on how interest is calculated, you may be stuck paying the entire loan term.
Paying off car loan could backfire - Paying off a car loan may not make sense at a time when jobs are disappearing fast.
Know rules before paying off car loan - Know the rules and potential trade-offs before using stock proceeds to pay off a car loan.
Auto Loan Prepayment Penalties by Gary Foreman - There's more than one way that you can be penalized.


Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Payment Trouble

Also in Managing Your Auto Loan: Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Lease Problems
Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan, Payments & Payoffs

Must I still pay my charged-off car loan? - The bank charged off your auto loan as bad debt. What does it mean for your payments?
I want my car repossessed. Why won't they? - You can surrender your car in bankruptcy, but forcing the lender to take it back may be difficult.
Can't keep up with your hefty car loan payments? - You want out of your car loan, but here's why it won't be easy to get clear title to your car.
Marine battles to keep up with his car loan - This Marine has strained to make his car payment. Should he fall back and sell his car instead?
How to prevent your car from being repossessed - Lenders would rather not repo a car. Here's how to get the bank to restructure your auto loan.
Is there a way out from a car title loan? - You can tell the lender to take the car but still be stuck with your title loan. Here's why.
Liable for auto loan if car is returned? - It's most likely that the lender can demand payment on the returned car. Here's why.
A bankruptcy geared to lower car payment? - Steer clear of the notion that bankruptcy can be a quick and painless way to keep a new car.
When can a creditor seize your car? - A creditor can grab your car with a court judgment, but is it worth the trouble?
Turn in your car or let it be repossessed? - Unless you can get a lender to revise your car loan, your car is gone, repo man or not.
Car repo'd, do you still owe? - Even if your car is repossessed, you may still be on the hook. Find out why.
Can't make your final car loan payment? - It's just like every other car payment. Miss it and the repo man will pay you a visit.
Repo man swipes car; credit is wrecked - When your car is repossessed, it can ruin your credit. But there are ways to fight off the repo man.
Try to steer clear of car repossession - There are better alternatives to repossession with a car you can no longer afford.
Can you repossess ex's car as a co-signer? - If you co-signed a car loan with your ex-boyfriend, you have some options for snatching his car.
Will lender extend car loan period? - The finance company might rework your car loan, but don't wait till you're behind in payments to ask.
Can't make your car payment? - It's best to talk with your lender if you want to keep your vehicle and preserve your credit.
How do you avoid repossession? - You may be able to avoid repossession if the lender defers car payments or takes partial payments.
Seriously Upside-Down - Staying right-side-up in your auto loan.
Can't Make Car Payments
When You Can't Make Your Car Payments


Automobiles, Rentals

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Babies

Bottle and Breastfeeding
Clothing
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Food
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Save on Raising Baby
Toys & Activities
Maternity

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Banking and Credit Unions

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CDs
Checking
Choosing
Credit Unions
Family
Fees
Online Banks
Other
Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Security

Banking, Basic Information


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Banking, Checking
Bank, Choosing
Bank, Credit Unions
Bank, Family
Bank, Fees
Bank, Online Banks
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Bank, Security
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Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

Opening a bank account with bad credit - If you lost a home through foreclosure, will opening a new bank account also be a hassle?
How the Fed affects you - The Fed touches more than just investors. Try retirees, car buyers, florists and more.
6 reasons people don't have a bank account - Consumers ditch their banks -- or get ditched -- when one of these issues crops up.
Why isn't the bank crediting my deposit? - If you've made a deposit in your bank's ATM, you might have to wait to get the cash.
How many bank accounts do you really need? - Some folks need multiple bank accounts. Ask these questions to find out if you're one of them.
7 reasons to keep savings, checking accounts at 1 bank - Variety is the spice of life except when banking. Perk up with all your accounts in one place.
Want to brawl with the bank? Expect to lose - If you signed an arbitration agreement, the odds favor the bank. Here's how to make your case.
Banks target seniors for free checking accounts - Free checking is a banking perk offered to consumers 50 and older. What else do they get?
Consumers can be hurt by banks increasing transaction speed by TDS Guest Blogger
Does bank play keep-away with your interest? - Every bank is different, so check to determine how quickly your deposit starts earning money.
Make a bundle by bundling your bank accounts? - Don't bungle your finances by bundling bank accounts. Ensure it won't cost you more in the end.
Any risk to savings account with good rate? - When a savings account offer looks tempting, here's how to know if your money will be safe.
Should you check your bank's credit rating? - A bank's credit rating doesn't affect deposit accounts, but it's something you should check.
Future of debit card rewards - New technology may spawn debit card deals tailored to you. Find out the future of rewards.
Are federal benefits safe from garnishment? - A veteran asks if his bank account is safe from garnishment.
Managing Your Banking by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - What you need to know about banks, S&Ls, credit unions and online banks.
5 Ways to Make Finances Easier by Brandon Schmid - Are you tired of wrestling with your finances? (12/07/09)
FDIC insures bank deposits to $250,000 - Once temporary, the $250,000 insurance limit on bank deposits is retained. Here's what it means.
Advantages of savings accounts - They might not offer the highest yields, but there are good reasons to have a savings account.
Finding Compound Interest - Exploring the value in compound interest.
3 Ways to Bank Smarter
How to Start Saving by Doris Dobkins
Balance Your Bank Statement by Jack L. Mann

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Bank, Family
Bank, Fees
Bank, Online Banks
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Bank, Security
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Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

Banking, CDs

Bank has right to jack up CD fee - Make sure you read the fine print on how a bank can raise its fees before investing.
Scant interest in savings, CDs - Dread the same sad song of low CD rates? Use our 2011 forecast to change your tune
Step up CD returns with laddering - A technique called laddering can produce top-rung CD rates.
How to get the best CD rates - When looking for a good return on a CD, it's best to throw some assumptions out the window.
Avoid those early withdrawal blues - Take money out of a CD before it matures and you will pay a penalty, losing the interest you accrued.
3 Ways to Bank Smarter

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Banking, Checking


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Bank, CDs
Bank, Choosing
Bank, Credit Unions
Bank, Family
Bank, Fees
Bank, Online Banks
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Bank, Security
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Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

Checking account features for every age group - Many consumers hold checking accounts, but the features they demand may differ by age.
Finding the best student checking account - Open a checking account with the right perks to be smart about your money.
Are prepaid cards making checking accounts obsolete? - TDS Guest Blogger
6 must-have features for checking accounts - Is your checking account boring? Jazz it up with these elements.
Getting your money after a check deposit - Once you've deposited a check, you want your money. There are rules involving the timing.
Can new bank ownership mean changes to my checking account? - If your bank has been purchased, the new owner can make changes to checking accounts.
Steps to move checking account to new bank - Switching banks can be complicated. Follow four steps to "check out" of your old account.
Banks refuse to give me a checking account - Even if you've had money troubles, consider these ways to open a checking account.
How much should you keep in your checking account? - Live Like a Mensch
Chasing high yields can be costly - A professor says high-yield checking accounts are great for some, money losers for others.
5 reasons married couples should have separate checking accounts - Married couples often have joint checking accounts. Here are five reasons to go it alone.
Cash in on prize-linked checking accounts - Sign up for one of these checking accounts, and you could win big. But is it smart?
Balancing act: Checking accounts for couples - Choosing whether to share a checking account can depend on a couple's dynamic.
Why you should balance your checking account - With online banking and mobile apps, why check on your checking? For these reasons, that's why.
5 dumb excuses for ditching checking - Don't be self-delusional about needing a checking account. You can use one, and here's why.
Why your checkbook is a doomed dinosaur - Professor Dalgaard says the world knows what the U.S. will learn: Checks are on the way out.
What happens when you write a check? - Years ago, it took days for people to get paid when you wrote them a check. Not anymore.
5 common requirements of high-yield checking - You can't get higher rates without a little pain. You'll have to meet certain conditions first.
High-yield checking for savvy savers - Savers are turning to high-yield checking accounts to beat the low interest rate environment.
4 warnings for high-yield checking chasers - Is high-yield checking an answer to low account rates? Yes, but there are strings attached.
The skinny on checking accounts for teens - Here's what parents and kids should know about teen checking accounts before jumping in.
Will Streamlined Checking Disclosures Catch On? by Jim Sloan - Banks adjust how they communicate with customers.
Steps to move checking account to new bank - Switching banks can be complicated. Follow these four steps to take your checking account elsewhere.
5 reasons businesses need separate checking - It's not just a place to park capital. Learn how a business checking account can be a business tool.
Finding the best student checking account - Open a checking account with the right perks and keep your scholar out of financial trouble.
7 ways checking accounts cost you more - To stash your cash in today's checking accounts, you'll pay more and higher fees.
Who needs a high-yield checking account? - People who have idle cash and want a little return should weigh interest-bearing checking.
6 ways to keep rewards checking rewarding - In this low-yield world, rewards checking can help you wring out a slightly better return.
Winners & losers of high-yield checking - Don't expect a mountain of interest. With high-yield checking, it's more like a molehill.
5 ways to become a checking account genius - Keep your account in check with tools such as text alerts, e-statements and more.
What happened to my free checking? - Many banks now charge for checking accounts. Try one of these alternatives to avoid the fees.
Bounced-check fees break the $30 threshold - Bouncing a check can be costly. Find out what you can do about it.
More banks are yanking free checking - More banks are applying fees to checking. Can you keep yours for free?
Video: Free checking accounts drop - Free checking accounts come with strings attached.
Landlord fumes at bank after check scam - A landlord's fraud story should serve as a warning to everyone who writes checks.
Checking account do's and don'ts - Look for ways to avoid hidden fees to get the most from your checking account.
Free money for debit card users - With debit card rewards, you can get paid for spending money. Our 2010 survey shows you how.
Double trouble: joint account garnished - The perils of joint checking: It's your girlfriend's debt, but your money is garnished, too.
Have banks killed free checking? - Obtaining free checking at banks may mean consumers have more hurdles to jump.
Choosing the right checking account - Knowing your spending habits can help you to select the best, cheapest bank checking account.
Will free checking disappear? - The days of the free checking account, with no minimum balance and no fees, are numbered.
Are interest checking accounts worth it? - Are interest checking accounts worth the cost of maintenance?
Interest account carries a hefty price - Interest-bearing checking accounts have a high minimum balance, and a miserly rate.
6 tips to avoid checking account fees - If you pay checking fees, it's money draining out of your account. Here's how to avoid them.

Poor Credit and Checking Accounts - Where can she open a checking account?
Your Checking Account by Terry Rigg - New transaction types make them harder to balance
Checking and Savings Accounts by Gary Foreman - Should you separate money saved for larger purchases?
To Love, Cherish and Share Checking Accounts?! Reader's Tips
Balancing the Impossible Checkbook Reader's Tips

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Banking, Choosing

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Bank, Family
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Bank, Online Banks
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Bank, Security
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Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

Are newly minted mobile banks for you? - Mobile banks offer low or no fees. Still, they're not for everyone.
5 questions to ask before joining a neobank - Ever heard of a neobank? If not, here's what to know.
Community banks vs. big banks - Find out more about your options in community and big banks.
6 cold, hard truths to know when choosing a bank - Follow these precepts for the lowest fees, highest rates and best service at your next bank.
Steps to move checking account to new bank - Switching banks can be complicated. Follow four steps to "check out" of your old account.
4 factors in opening a savings account - Savings accounts offer lousy yields. Ask these questions to decide if you still need one.
6 cutting-edge bank alternatives - Ready to tell your traditional teller to take a hike? Try one of these new methods of banking.
Checking accounts with a dash of bank services - Banks offer a feast of banking services. Find out what your bank is bringing to the table.
6 truths to know when choosing a bank - Follow these precepts for the lowest fees, highest rates and best service at your next bank.
Save big bucks with bank statement rewards? - These discount offers on bank statements are an easy way to save money, and to spend it.
Depend on one bank for all my loans? - As the saying goes, it's not how many lenders you have; it's how you use the credit.
What can you gain by ditching your large bank? - As bank fees rise, it might be time for a banking alternative. You have a fistful of options.
Could a Local Bank Save You Money? by Rich Finzer - Banking locally could be more convenient and less expensive.
7 questions to ask before you switch banks - Thinking of switching banks? Skip the free toaster, and check these factors first.
5 warning signs it's time to switch banks - Are you headed for Splitsville with your bank? If these scenarios exist, you ought to be.
Should you ditch your savings account? - If you're planning to retire, don't put your nest egg in a savings account. Here's why.
6 cold, hard truths to know when choosing a bank - Follow these precepts for the lowest fees, highest rates and best service at your next bank.
6 offbeat ways to break up with your old bank - Ready to tell your traditional teller to take a hike? Try one of these new methods of banking.
Steps to move checking account to new bank - Switching banks can be complicated. Follow these four steps to take your checking account elsewhere.
Should I break up with my bad bank? - It's splitsville with a bank if you're unhappy. You won't snag a loan by supporting a bad bank.
What is the best way to bank for your buck? - With so many choices in financial institutions, it pays to learn the differences.
Compare bank rates from all institutions - If you're looking for a better bank rate, try looking in other places to boost your savings.
Which is safer: bank or credit union? - All deposits are insured, but you can still determine the safety of each institution.
Stage of Life – A Young Adult’s Bank Accounts by Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Of the many potential options for your money, there is one system that stands above the rest, the "three-account approach"
Choosing the best bank for road-trippers - Here's what to look for in a bank when choosing one to fill your multistate needs.
Is it safe to invest in a one-star bank? - What's more important: a bank's safety rating or its yield on deposits?
How to find the best bank rates - Finding the best bank rates means looking for those that fit best with your financial lifestyle.
Finding the best savings interest rates - Savings accounts are still good options. Here are tips for finding the highest interest rates.
How many bank accounts do you need? - Most people should avoid the temptation to open more checking and savings accounts. Here's why.
Could you benefit from banking globally? - Big global banks with U.S. offshoots can offer more alternatives, but there are a few drawbacks.
Bank-shopping? Here's how to choose - Like meeting a first date, it pays to ask questions when entering into a relationship with a bank.
Banking at credit unions, community banks - Find out the pros and cons of credit unions or community banks before switching from the big boys.
Should you choose a community bank? - Should you choose a community bank? Or will a big national bank better serve your needs?
Choosing the right bank account - There are three reasons to hold cash, and they dictate the right type of bank account for you.
Should you go offshore? - Opening an overseas account isn't for everyone. Here are some of the reasons to consider it.
Online or branch: Where is the best yield? - Can you get a better yield on a CD online or through a traditional bank? It depends on what you're looking for.
Saving Money Where You Save Your Money - Are you unintentionally paying too much for banking?

Poor Credit and Checking Accounts - Where can she open a checking account?
Stashing Small Savings - Once you've saved it, make sure it doesn't disappear
Bonus or Bait? by Gary Foreman

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Bank, Checking
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Bank, Family
Bank, Fees
Bank, Online Banks
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
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Cash Management
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Banking, Credit Unions

6 myths about joining credit unions - You may have the wrong impression of credit unions. The truth may surprise you.
4 ways credit unions help raise credit scores - If your credit score is shaky, try a credit union. It might improve your tally.
5 credit union freebies worth scooping up - Credit unions use perks to keep members happy. Just try finding these benefits at a bank.
Will credit union still want you post-bankruptcy? - Be careful what you put in your bankruptcy if you want to stick with your credit union afterward.
5 types of credit unions worth joining - Not all credit unions are alike. For your money, one of these institutions might be a good fit.
4 popular myths about America's credit unions - Don't believe everything you hear about credit unions, especially these supposed truisms.
5 times when a credit union isn't your friend - Credit unions are known as consumer-friendly, but sometimes a megabank is a better choice.
3 tips to keep your credit union deposits safe - Like banks, credit unions can fail. Don't face financial ruin should yours go belly up.
Are credit union credit cards a good idea? - Credit union credit cards are different from typical plastic. Here's what they can do.
When to fight mistaken debt collection - Debt collectors are relentless. Sometimes it's smart to pay that bill before you fight it.
What to look for in credit union checking - Considering credit union membership? Follow this checklist before signing on.
5 ways to hang on to debit card rewards - If your debit rewards are under attack, try switching to a credit union or small bank.
Company ties not required for credit unions - Credit unions used to require a job tie for membership. Now, you can join without it.
Are you a good fit for a credit union? - A credit union may be a better option than a bank for certain depositors. Are you one of them?
5 credit union perks for the little guy - From lower fees to cash-back incentives, credit unions offer perks many banks don't.
What are the requirements to join a credit union? - Don't be put off by the "members-only" tag. Reap the benefits of these not-so-exclusive clubs.
5 new services credit unions are offering - Credit unions are stepping up their game. See how they now compete with major banks.
How safe is this credit union? - Credit union deposits are insured, but you can also check ratings using this tool.
5 new services credit unions are offering - Credit unions are stepping up their game. See how they now compete with major banks.
Credit union's great rate not for everyone - Credit unions often offer higher rates on savings, but membership restrictions typically apply.
Can you join a credit union? - Don't be put off by the "members-only" tag. There are many ways to join a credit union.
Finding a Credit Union by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - Why she's never used a bank

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Banking, Family


Also in Banking and Credit Unions:
Banking, Basic Information
Banking, CDs
Bank, Checking
Bank, Choosing
Bank, Credit Unions
Bank, Fees
Bank, Online Banks
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Bank, Security
see also:
Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

4 bank products to make teens money-savvy - The learning curve for teens can be steep with bank offerings. Here's what to know.
5 tips for opening a teen checking account - Checking accounts offer valuable money lessons for your teen, so it pays to shop around.
My Story: Marriage and Money
Starter Savings for Children - What's the best way to get them started?
Teaching Kids to Save by Julie Kletzman
To Love, Cherish and Share Checking Accounts?! Reader's Tips

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Banking, Fees


Also in Banking and Credit Unions:
Banking, Basic Information
Banking, CDs
Bank, Checking
Bank, Choosing
Bank, Credit Unions
Bank, Familiy
Bank, Online Banks
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Bank, Security
see also:
Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

5 common banking myths debunked - True or false: Every bank charges higher fees. Get the facts on banking today.
7 bad financial habits that increase bank fees - You can save on bank fees if you're diligent. But lax consumers can see their accounts drained.
Why you are charged hefty bank fees - Banks blame the feds for their fees going up. True or not, it's still money out of your pocket.
That darn bank charging you check-cashing fees? - Banks have the right to charge noncustomers for check-cashing. There's a way to avoid the cost.
4 surefire ways to slash rising ATM fees - ATM fees are one of many bank charges that are climbing. Here's how to tame those growing costs.
Interactive: 7 Ways to Avoid Those Nasty Debit Card Fees by Bill Hardekopf - You don't have to go along with those new bank fees.
What Consumers Should Do To Avoid Escalating Bank Fees by Bill Hardekopf - How to adjust your banking habits to the new reality.
A future with higher debit card fees? - More banks are charging debit card fees for the first time. Find out why and what you can do.
Consumers socked with higher overdraft fees - Fees for bounced checks have risen, but new rules make it harder for banks to charge them.
Bank taps 'free checking' for $200 in fees - College student gets schooled in account management. Today's lesson: Don't over-debit.
3 ways to keep bank fees from adding up - If bank fees are biting into your hard-earned savings, use these tips to avoid certain penalties.
5 ways to beat higher bank fees - Banks are raising fees in reaction to new laws, but there are ways to keep your costs low.
Trim pesky bank account fees - The way you bank will help determine the best type of account to manage costs.
8 great ways to avoid growing bank fees - Banking is costing people more money. Try one of these ways to dodge a hike in bank fees.
My Story: Banking for Poor People - Avoiding outrageous banking fees.
Cash Advance Pitfalls - courtesy of CardRatings.org
Beating Bank Fees
Ways Your Banker May Be Taking Your Money by Elaine Silverman

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Banking, Mobile

Best iPhone personal finance apps - Which iPhone apps can help you stay on top of your finances? Bankrate reviews its favorites.
Smartphone apps to send cash quickly - Need to settle up a debt with a friend quickly? These smartphone apps can help.
4 free apps that help you save - These great apps can make the task of saving money far easier.
Is Mobile Banking Safe?
4 tips for finding the best mobile banking
6 steps to safer online and mobile banking
Are you ready for mobile wallet?
5 high-tech trends driving the future of banking - Do you really want to go into a branch? Bankers don't think so and are changing how you bank.
4 clues your bank is technology-challenged - Has your bank embraced social media and smartphones, or is it stuck in the past?
The 411 on mobile banking for beginners - Mobile banking is the newest thing in deposit accounts. This primer brings newbies up to speed.
6 simple steps to get started with mobile banking - Banks are unveiling new ways to use mobile banking. Here's how to take the plunge.
7 savvy and secure steps to safer mobile banking - Follow this guide to keep your sensitive financial data from falling into the hands of hackers.
6 ways to make mobile banking work for you - Smartphones can help you interact with your bank by transacting these services remotely.
Smartphone scams: Bank at your own risk - Accessing your bank account is easy with a smartphone, but fraudsters could be listening.
Hunt down the closest ATM with these apps - No need to drive for miles to find an ATM. Find the nearest one with a mobile phone app.
Smart to pay your friends with a smartphone? - Person-to-person payments are growing in use. Weigh these factors before joining the trend.

Banking, Online Banks


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Banking, Basic Information
Banking, CDs
Bank, Checking
Bank, Choosing
Bank, Credit Unions
Bank, Familiy
Bank, Fees
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Bank, Security
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Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

7 mobile banking threats and how to avoid them - As people switch to mobile banking, they'll face more dangers to their data and money.
Are you ready to switch to a mobile wallet? - You can't slip a family photo in this wallet. Find out how this nascent technology works.
4 tips to get the best mobile banking experience - With wide adoption of smartphones, mobile banking is growing. Find the best bank apps.
6 astute steps to safer paperless banking - Scared of online and mobile banking? Protect your money and identity by following these tips.
8 practical perks of paying your bills online - Paying your bills online can make your complicated life more manageable. Here's how it works.
Internet banking for dummies by Live Like a Mensch
Online banking: Is your money safe from hackers? - Banks are beefing up security for consumers who bank online. Protect yourself with these tips.
Pros and cons of online checking accounts - Online checking offers easy account access, but beware the downsides before logging in.
5 rules to protect a bank account online - Online banking is under attack by sophisticated hackers. Learn how to keep them at bay.
No need to fear online banking - A bank's level of safety is based on factors other than brick-and-mortar walls.
5 smart ways to bank with your smart phone - There's no need to see a teller at the bank when you can perform these tasks on your smart phone.
Are online checking accounts for you? - Before you consider going virtual with your checks, here are some key drawbacks to consider.
Should you bank online? - Customers who bank online gain many perks, but dangers may also lurk in cyberspace.
3 Ways to Bank Smarter
Bonus or Bait? by Gary Foreman

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Banking, Other


Also in Banking and Credit Unions:
Banking, Basic Information
Banking, CDs
Bank, Checking
Bank, Choosing
Bank, Credit Unions
Bank, Familiy
Bank, Fees
Bank, Online
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
Bank, Security
see also:
Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

Should I Use Automatic Bill Payments? by Gary Foreman - Weighing the advantages and disadvantages.
4 ways tech will change your bank branch - As banking changes with technology, so will bank branches. Here's what you can expect.
Learn how to handle losing a cashier's check - Don't panic. There's a way to replace or file a claim for a lost cashier's check.
Be Your Own Banker by Rick Kahler - Good plan? Or good scam?
Turning In Change by Rich Finzer - Do you pay to have your change rolled?
4 questions on opening a foreign currency account - Do you often travel abroad? A foreign currency account can make buying stuff easier.
Can arbitration solve your beef with the bank? - Bringing an arbitration case against a bank won't be easy. Follow these tips before deciding.
A big banking blunder can get you blacklisted - What you think was an innocent mistake might look like fraud to an unforgiving bank.
What to do when an ATM makes a money mistake - ATMs don't often make errors. When they do, here is what to do to protect yourself.
3 questions regarding bank levies answered - A bank account levy has limitations. Here are times when your income can't be garnished.
8 secrets about your debit card - Your debit card may look like a credit card, but it's a different animal.
Banking and your credit score - Most bank activities don't affect your credit score, but some transactions can lower them.
Bank account levy is heavy burden to bear - Make sure a creditor's levy on your bank account doesn't ruin your life.
Your bank's been acquired: Should you stay? - If your bank is under new ownership, consider these six factors when deciding to stay or go.
Are bank branches becoming extinct? - They may be on the wane, but bank branches still provide plenty of services for customers.
When you die, is your bank account in limbo? - You can't take it with you, so what happens to your bank account after your death?
Should you social network with your bank? - Banks are making it easier to get social with services offered through Facebook and Twitter.
Repo man swipes car and credit is wrecked - When your car is repossessed, it can ruin your credit. But there are ways to fight off the repo man.
Risks of joint bank accounts - They may be commonplace, but joint accounts are fraught with risks that many people don't consider.
Private banking offers perks to wealthy - Wish you could skip the teller line? $1 million could make you a bank VIP.
5 reasons to use mobile banking - Banks are rushing to bring services to your cell phone. Here are reasons to start using them.
More small banks offering student loans - As big banks pull out of the student loan market, community banks step in. Know the pros and cons.
Bank account woes won't hurt credit - Closing a bank account should have no impact on a credit score, since credit was not extended.
Spend-to-save accounts: helpful or hoax? - Bank promotions promise to help you save with every purchase. But critics have their doubts.
How long can a bank hold deposit? - Federal rules prevent a bank from taking a deposit and holding the funds for an indefinite period.
Can chasing top savings rates hurt you? - Chasing higher savings yields is the American way. But it can backfire on savers who are careless.
Direct Deposit - When can I have my money?
Organize and Simplify Bill Paying by Maria Gracia - make this unpleasant task as easy as possible
Debt Consolidation Loans
Compound Interest for Poor People by Gary Foreman

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Banking, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks


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Banking, Basic Information
Banking, CDs
Bank, Checking
Bank, Choosing
Bank, Credit Unions
Bank, Familiy
Bank, Fees
Bank, Online
Bank, Other
Bank, Security
see also:
Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

Insider Report: 6 Ways to Avoid Overdraft Fees by Evan McLier - Don't let the bank profit from a short-term cash shortage.
Overdrawn account won't ruin credit score - Your credit score reflects your borrowing history, not your checking account history.
Nightmarish consequences for $15 overdraft - Don't let an old unsettled charge from a failed bank keep you from opening a new bank account.
6 ways to avoid pesky overdraft fees - Bank fees are on the rise. Here's the lowdown on how to avoid them.
Bank overdraft protection: Do you need it? - Starting Aug. 15, your bank won't cover you for insufficient funds. Can you stand the embarrassment?
Bounced check leaves her a wreck - After bouncing a check, it makes sense to call the payee once funds are available in your account.
Debit Card Dangers - 6 tips to prevent bounce fees

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Banking, Prepaid Cards

When do prepaid debit cards make sense? - Prepaid debit cards aren't for everyone, but they're a good choice in certain situations.
3 reasons prepaid cards may be right for you - Fees on prepaid cards can swipe money from your pocket, but they can help some bank consumers.
Prepaid Cards vs. Checking Accounts by Doresa Banning - What's best for you wallet?

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Banking, Security


Also in Banking and Credit Unions:
Banking, Basic Information
Banking, CDs
Bank, Checking
Bank, Choosing
Bank, Credit Unions
Bank, Familiy
Bank, Fees
Bank, Online
Bank, Other
Bank, Overdrafts and Bounced Checks
see also:
Budgets and Budgeting
Cash Management
Credit, Credit Cards, and Debt Repair
Investments

How banks fight fraud in electronic banking - Hacking has become pervasive and banks have deployed multiple defenses to block it.
Are your savings really safe? by The Dollar Stretcher
FDIC insurance: You can bank on it - Keep your money safe by choosing FDIC-backed accounts and diversification.
Does your bank spy on your spending behavior? - In today's high-tech world, banks follow your spending habits. How do they use your data?
How can you check your bank's rating and if your deposits are insured? - Investors who want to chase yield by depositing money in lower-rated banks should feel comfortable as long as the deposit is FDIC-insured.
4 risky places to swipe your debit card - When you swipe your debit card in these spots, you may find someone swiping your money.
What to do about a lost ATM card - Don't freak out if you misplace your ATM card. These tips will help with damage control.
Credit freeze requires advance thaw - A credit freeze is a security measure against identity theft, but has its disadvantages.
5 crafty ways to spy on your bank - You don't need to be a private eye to make sure your money is safe.
Insurance on joint bank account - With a credit union or bank, deposit insurance increases on a joint account.
If the bank goes under, does your account? - Find out if your accounts are protected and when you can get to your money again.
How much money will the FDIC insure? - The FDIC insurance limit was raised in July. Is your bank account fully protected?
FDIC insures bank deposits to $250,000 - Once temporary, the $250,000 insurance limit on bank deposits is retained. Here's what it means.
4 tips to protect you from ATM thieves - High-tech thieves are out to steal your PIN and your money. Here's how to protect your account.
Could online hackers steal your cash? - Online theft from bank accounts is getting more sophisticated. Here's how to protect yourself.
2 ways to stop identity theft - Which option should you use to stop identity theft: a fraud alert or a security freeze?
Bank failure worries? Move money - If your bank's woes have you worried about short-term liquidity, move some funds.
Is your bank safe? - Find out if your money is safe by checking out your bank's rating.
Don't Bury Your Head in the Sand!

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Beauty


Beauty, DIY Recipes: Hair
Beauty, DIY Recipes: Skin
Beauty, Make-Up & Nails
Beauty, Hair Care
Beauty, Tips & Tricks
Beauty, Skin Care
Natural Living, Cosmetics & Body Care

Book, Product, and Service Reviews

Books
Products
Services

Reviews, Books


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Reviews, Services

see also: The Book Buzz Blog - Beatriz Fernandez reviews frugal books

Review of Emily Guy Birkin's book by Paige Estigarribia
Books for teaching children and teens money management by Thrifty Living Today
How to Become Your Own Library by Debra L. Karplus - More ways to get great books for less.
Book Review: What New Car Dealers Won't Tell You review by Mary Thompson - What you need to know before you buy your next new or used car.
Review of Dave Ramsey's Entreleadership Seminar by Tamara Wilhite - What happens when you mix "entrepreneurial" and "leadership"?
Book Review: "The Problem With Money? It’s Not About The Money!" by Jane Honeck by TDS Book and Product Reviews - She makes you think about why you do what you do with your money .
Book Review: "Get Rich Click!" by Marc Ostrofsky TDS Book and Product Reviews - Ostrofsky will help you figure out how to get rich if you're willing to work for it
Book Review: "Personal Finance in Your 20s for Dummies" by Eric Tyson TDS Book and Product Reviews - A great book for a demographic who sorely needs the help, even if they don't realize it yet.
Book Review: “The Skinny on the Housing Crisis” review by Deborahmichelle Sanders - Why the housing bubble became a bust.
Book Review: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half reviewed by Toni B. - No kitchen should be without it!
Book Review: “Lessons to My Children” review by Toni B. - Offering simple, solid information without being preachy or complicated.
Book Review: “Personal Finance for Seniors for Dummies” reviewed by Toni Betrus - As you start exploring your options in retirement pensions, medical coverage, taxes, investments, and estate planning, this book can offer some guidance.
Book Review: The Last Chance Millionaire by Douglas R. Andrew - Sounds great, doesn't it? Even if you're in your fifties or older, you still have a good chance to become a millionaire.
Book Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stretching Your Dollar reviewed by Brandy Ross - Is it worth the time to read?
Book Review: “Whatever Happened to Thrift?” by Ronald T. Wilcox reviewed by Toni B. - In order to secure our future, we need to look back and not repeat the same mistakes.
Book Review: 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget reviewed by Walt - by the writers of Wise Bread
Book Review: Inheritance Hijackers reviewed by Toni B. - by Robert C Adamski
Book Review: 1001 Things They Wont Tell You review by Gayla - by Jonathan Dahl and the editors of Smart Money.
The Lavish Cheapskate Reviewed by Tony B. - Everyday Stretegies to Free up Money and Recession - Proof your Life.
Review of Bank on Yourself by Pamela G. Yellen review by Walt Moore - A look at whole life insurance policies.
review by Brandy review by Brandy - Could your money plan be as simple as 1-2-3?
Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Shopping & Caring for Clothing review by Toni B. - Did you know that there was an owners' manual for clothing?
Book Review: “Multiple Streams of Income” by Robert G. Allen 2d ed.
Book Review: “Millionaire Women Next Door” by Thomas J. Stanley
Book Review - "The Millionaire Mind" by Thomas J. STanley, Ph.D.
Great Books for Frugal Cooks by Rebecca Underwood - Even great cooks can use some new ideas
Book Review: How to Invest $50 to $5,000
Canning and Preserving for Dummies: A Review by Cheri Sicard - Put your canning fears to rest
Turn Your Money Life Around - reviewed by Maria Konicki Dinoia - Your journey to financial well being
Reader's Digest "Back to Basics" by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Enjoy traditional American skills
Favorite Frugal Resources - What helps you to save money?
Book Review: Healthy Foods - reviwed by Debra Vaughn - A good buy for your kitchen?
Cookbook Review: CookMISER by Amanda Formaro - More than a cookbook
Simple Money Solutions: A Book Review by Mia Cronan
A Review of Frozen Assets
Miserly Moms: a review
The Best Do-It-Yourself Books
Escape from Affluenza
Cheaper & Better: A Review by Joy Pelto
Credit Card and Debt Management by Scott Bilker - reviewed by Gary Foreman
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko - reviewed by Bonnie Cole
Tightwad Gazette: a review by Margaret Ambrose
Cheaper & Better by Nancy Birnes by Margaret Ambrose
Your Money or Your Life by Margaret Ambrose
Grocery Shareware: A Review by Gary Foreman
Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: A Review by Ellen Ferlazzo
Mom's Bookshelf by Rae Osenbaugh
A Review of 'Miserly Moms' Jonni McCoy by Marla Saunders

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Reviews, Products


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Reviews, Services

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Appliances, Product Reviews

Why Reusable Snack Bags Make Sense by Paige Estigarribia - We review Fit and Fresh Reusable Lunch Bags.
Cutting the Cost of Squeezable Pouch Snacks by Paige Estigarribia - We Review Squeasy Gear.
A Frugal and Natural Laundry Option by Paige Estigarribia - We Review Naturoli Soap Nuts.
Organic Treats for Halloween! by Paige Estigarribia - We Review Yummy Earth Lollipops.
Opening Wine Bottles with Ease by Paige Estigarribia - We review the Smart Touch Wine Opener.
Convenient Sweeping by Paige Estigarribia - We review a Broomy Broom and Dustpan kit.
Save Time During the Holidays with Pre-Ordered Desserts by Paige Estigarribia - We Review Barbara's Homemade Cookie Pies.
Walmart's Savings Catcher Tool by Paige Estigarribia - Let Walmart Compare Prices for You!
Natural Care for Cuts and Scrapes by Paige Estigarribia - We Review KeriCure Natural Seal.
Can You Save Your Smartphone from Water Damage? by Paige Estigarribia - We Review the Bheestie Wet Electronics Kit.
Save Energy and Money by Keeping an Eye on Usage by Paige Estigarribia - We Review the Kill-A-Watt Edge Power Meter.
Keeping Cooking Frugal Using a Kitchen Scale by Paige Estigarribia - We Review an Eat Smart Precision Elite Scale.
Keep Your Gadgets Securely in One Place by Paige Estigarribia - We Review the Grab-It Universal Mount
Back to School Essentials by Paige Estigarribia - We review Ecocozies.
Food Saving Tools for Fresh Summer Foods by Paige Estigarribia - We Review Food Huggers.
A Time Saving Strategy for Couponing by Paige Estigarribia - We Review Pirc.com
We Review Washdrops by Paige Estigarribia - Water-saving ways to wash your car
We Review Shout Color Catchers. Windex Touch Ups, and Pledge Multisurface by Paige Estigarribia - Cleaning tips for the college bound
We Review Mighty Leaf Tea by Paige Estigarribia - A frugal way to relax at home.
Tasty Lunch Box Treats by Paige Estigarribia - We review Veggie-Go's fruit snacks.
We review the Greencycler Countertop Composter by Paige Estigarribia - Composting for a Better Garden.
Aermate Wine Aerator Review by Paige Estigarribia - Improving the flavor of wine
Review of Primal Pit Paste by Paige Estigarribia
Review of Bag-Up Broom Combo by Paige Estigarribia
Carrie Elle Meal Planner review by Paige Estigarribia
Newman's Own Organics review by Paige Estigarribia
We Review LitterBiotic by Paige Estigarribia
We Review PetBox by Paige Estigarribia
Gaiam Yoga Kit Review by Paige Estigarribia
Gaiam Balance Chair review by Paige Estigarribia
Apara bag review by Paige Estigarribia
GoPicnic review by Paige Estigarribia
iCoffee Maker Review by Paige Estigarribia - How does iCoffee compare to your favorite coffee shop?
The Rich Dad, Poor Dad Financial App by Paige Estigarribia - We review their iPhone app.
6 telltale signs of a phony online review - Don't believe Web reviewers who take things to extremes or leave these other clues.
We Review FlexScore by Paige Estigarribia - Can a score motivate you to better financial behaviors?
A Review of the Mom365Meals App by Paige Estigarribia
We Review SodaStream by Paige Estigarribia - How much could you save if you didn't have to buy soda?
Review of the Wisely App by Paige Estigarribia - Using your phone for budgeting, banking, and finding a dinner destination too!
Review of the Pay Day Board Game by Paige Estigarribia - Could your family have fun while they learn about money?
HuMn Wallet Review by Paige Estigarribia - Product review of the HuMn Wallet II.
Memory Foam - Are memory foam toppers worth it?
Buying a Washing Machine
Buying a Vacuum Cleaner - Finding a lightweight vacuum that really works
Picking a Treadmill
Product Review:SoyaJoy Automatic Soymilk Maker by Vickilynn Haycraft
Product Review: Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cooker by Vickilynn Haycraft
Mica Tortilla and Flatbread Maker by Vickilynn Haycraft
Salton Electric Yogurt Maker by Vickilynn Haycraft
The Best Vacuum for Pet Hair - Making clean-up a breeze
Buying a Camcorder - Getting the most for your money
Bottled Water for Less - What do readers do to get good, inexpensive water?
My Story: A Product Review - Water Softener Magnets by Katrina Maben
Comments on Water Softening Magnets
Do I Need a Water Purifier?
Carpet Cleaners and Shampooers
Non-Stick Cookware
'Clean Showers': Does It Work? What Are the Alternatives?
Electronic Pest Devices: A Product Review - Reader's Experiences
'Cashback' Credit Cards - Reader's Review
Quick-n-Brite Our Readers Respond

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Reviews, Services


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Reviews, Products

Operation Smile Supported by Campusbookrentals.com by Paige Estigarribia

Freecycle - Free is a good price!
Prepaid Legal Plans
Favorite Frugal Resources - What helps you to save money?
A Review of Free ISP's
'Cashback' Credit Cards - Reader's Review
Affluenza by Gary Foreman

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Budgets & Budgeting

Answers
Dealing with Debt
Emergency Planning
Families
Limited Income
Making
Reasons for
Saving
Tips

Budgets, Answers


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Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Making
Budgets, Reasons for
Budgets, Saving
Budgets, Tips

My Story: A Basic Spending Plan contributed by Kim - Controlling your spending when money is tight.
A Spending Plan by Gary Foreman - How much can I spend for different things? (01/04/10)
Making It Through the Winter by Teresa Randall - Strategies for the Seasonal Worker. (8/25/08)
Customized Budgeting Software by Gary Foreman - Is there such a thing as a one-size-fits-all budget template? (9/24/07)
How Much House? by Gary Foreman - Help for the broken budget (6/9/03)
Which Debt First? by Gary Foreman - One of the most frequently asked questions... (5/28/01)
My Story: Broken Down Budget by Anthony Howland - Don't quit. Fix it! (5/21/01)
Consolidation Loans by Gary Foreman (11/27/00)
In The Red (10/9/00)
Behind in Credit Card Bills by Gary Foreman (7/3/00)
No Money Left by Jonni McCoy (10/11/99)
Budgeting with a Variable Income by Jane Chidester (10/4/99)
Grocery Budgeting for Non-Food Items by Jonni McCoy (5/31/99)
From Budget Stretch to Savings by Gary Foreman (3/1/99)
Can I Afford It... by Gary Foreman (1/11/99)
When to Begin Budgeting by Jane Chidester (1/4/99)
Monthly Budget Crunch (10/5/98)
Variable Income Budgeting - Readers' Recommendations (12/22/97)
Feast or Famine Budgeting by Gary Foreman (10/27/97)
Our Budget Doesn't Work by Gary Foreman (2/3/97)

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Budgets, Emergency Planning
Budgets, Families
Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Making
Budgets, Reasons for
Budgets, Saving
Budgets, Tips

Which Debt First? by Gary Foreman - One of the most frequently asked questions... (5/28/01)
Disabled Debt Disaster by Gary Foreman (12/18/00)
In The Red (10/9/00)
Behind in Credit Card Bills by Gary Foreman (7/3/00)
Credit Card Strategies by Doris Dobkins (11/1/99)
No Money Left by Jonni McCoy (10/11/99)
Budgeting When You're Behind in Your Bills by Jane Chidester (6/14/99)
From Budget Stretch to Savings by Gary Foreman (3/1/99)
Debt Reduction for Singles by Gary Foreman (7/7/97)

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Budgets, Emergency Planning


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Budgets, Dealing with Debt
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Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Making
Budgets, Reasons for
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Budgets, Tips

Defensive Financing - Prepare for the unexpected now to avoid accidents later. (3/5/07)
Make a Budget to Help Your Dreams Come True! (1/1/07)
My Story: Surprised No More - Preparing for major household expenses (3/22/04)
Would You Be Ready? by Doris S. Dobkins - if a layoff happened (12/10/01)
Warning Signs by Ruby J. Wallace - You know you're in trouble when... (10/8/01)
Frightening Future by Gary Foreman - With ware clouds on the horizon she wants to prepare financially (9/24/01)
Question of the Day by Doris Dobkins - What would you do if you lost your job? (1/8/01)
Your Best Year Ever by Kelly Jo Landers (1/3/00)
Emergency Savings vs. Debt Reduction by Derrick Gunter (9/20/99)
Financial Emergencies by Doris Dobkins (9/6/99)
Women and Money by Jane Chidester (8/30/99)
Planning for Major Expenses by Sarah Stewart (11/16/98)
My Finance Notebook by Julie Davis (7/6/98)

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Budgets, Families


Also in Budgets & Budgeting:
Budgets, Answers
Budgets, Dealing with Debt
Budgets, Emergency Planning
Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Making
Budgets, Reasons for
Budgets, Saving
Budgets, Tips

4 places moms save money - No one's more frugal than Mom. Look to these four areas to cut your family budget.
Don't Argue About Money by Hannah Augustine - I love you, but you’re making me broke. (6/8/09)
My Story: Marriage and Money (1/22/07)
Let Your Kids Teach You To Save Money - Giving monetary incentive to save and budget (3/6/06)
Set Kids Up for Success - Teaching them to budget (11/14/05)
Teen Clothing Allowance (10/24/05)
Family Finances Without a Fight by Marianne Giullian - Keeping peace in your home (8/16/04)
Student Expenses - Habits that will last a lifetime (8/16/04)
Raising a Self-Sufficient Teen by Rachel Paxton - Start small to get big results (9/23/02)
Stop That Overspending Spouse (6/26/00)
New Marriage, New Budget by Michelle Kennedy Hogan (1/31/00)
Getting Your Family Involved by Kelly Jo Landers (1/24/00)
Couples and Money by Jane Chidester (12/6/99)
Handling Finances in a Second Marriage (7/26/99)
The Cost of Working by Jonni McCoy (5/17/99)
Teaching Teens About Money (11/2/98)
Not Enough Money (10/12/98)
Baby Boomer Financial Squeeze (9/14/98)
Divorce and Family Finace by Gary Foreman (8/3/98)
Budgeting for Teenagers by Karen Jones (3/30/98)
Family Budget Counseling by Gary Foreman (3/30/98)
To Love, Cherish and Share Checking Accounts?! - Reader's Tips (10/20/97)
Money Management for Kids by Gary Foreman (9/15/97)
Marriage and the Single Budget by Gary Foreman (8/25/97)
Average Family Expenses by Gary Foreman (7/22/96)
Calculating Family Income by Gary Foreman (8/5/96)
Getting Families to Save by Jonni McCoy (8/26/96)

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Budgets, Limited Income


Also in Budgets & Budgeting:
Budgets, Answers
Budgets, Dealing with Debt
Budgets, Emergency Planning
Budgets, Families
Budgets, Making
Budgets, Reasons for
Budgets, Saving
Budgets, Tips

I'm Out of Money - When there’s more month than money. (11/20/06)
My Story: Living on One Income (11/6/06)
A Single Mom's Income Shortfall (10/2/06)
My Story: Bare Bones Budgeting - When you need to go one step further. (6/12/06)
Fixed Expenses, Variable Income by Anna Harrington - Living with an unpredictable income (4/12/04)
How to Survive a Job Loss by Lana Westcott - Surviving tough times (2/10/03)
Temporary Downsizing? by Gary Foreman - Should I sell my home? (12/2/02)
A Crash Course in Frugality by Nancy Twigg - Struggling families have two choices (3/4/02)
Question of the Day by Doris Dobkins - What would you do if you lost your job? (1/8/01)
Disabled Debt Disaster by Gary Foreman (12/18/00)
Bare Bones Budget (8/21/00)
Budgeting for Unpredictable Income (6/14/99)
Living on a Tight Budget by Nico Fowler-McClellan (11/2/98)
Not Enough Money (10/12/98)
Monthly Budget Stretch by Gary Foreman (12/8/97)

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Budgets, Making


Also in Budgets & Budgeting:
Budgets, Answers
Budgets, Dealing with Debt
Budgets, Emergency Planning
Budgets, Families
Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Reasons for
Budgets, Saving
Budgets, Tips

6 steps to create a budget that works for you - Like cleansing your body with a special diet, purge your debt and start saving with a budget.
A Workable Budget Plan by Rick Kahler - Use the plan that wealth accumulators use.
Widow: Help me with my household budget - When you're on your own and overextended, getting a financial grip can require tough choices.
Make Budgeting Easier- Use Financial Software by TDS Guest Blogger
Overspending? 4 ways to start budgeting right now by TDS Guest Blogger
The One Month Budget Squeeze by Joanne Guidoccio - This family intentionally squeezes their budget one month a year.
Leave My Latte Alone! by Shaunna Privratsky - 9 reasons why budgets fail. (7/19/10)
Budget can get finances back on track - Creating a personal budget can lead to financial security and greater peace of mind.(12/21/09)
Pay My Bills by Gary Foreman - She wants someone to take over paying her bills (9/14/09)
A Beginner’s Guide to Budgeting Success by Kim Randall - Reach your desired financial destination (10/29/07)
My Story: Bare Bones Budgeting - When you need to go one step further. (6/12/06)
Radical Cost Cutting - What to do when your budget is seriously out of balance (5/15/06)
How Much Apartment? - What will fit into his budget? (4/10/06)
Who’s in Control of Your Spending? - You or “The Joneses”? (3/13/06)
The "Envelope System" in a Cashless Society - Bringing old budget tools into a new century (2/13/06)
Time and Money - Budgeting both time and money (12/27/04)
Getting Out of Debt - Devise and execute a workable plan (1/13/03)
Cash Management - Managing your spending money (9/23/02)
Unpredictable Income Budgets - When you work on commission a budget can be a challenge (10/22/01)
Out of Control by Jane Chidester (5/3/99)
Too Overwhelmed to Start Budgeting by Jane Chidester (4/12/99)
How to Begin Budgeting by Jane Chidester (2/1/99)
Finding a Budget You'll Stick With by Jane Chidester (12/7/98)
Budgeting Through the Ages: Taking It to the 21st Century by Jan Chidester (10/19/98)
Where Does All the Money Go? by Gary Foreman (8/24/98)
Can I Afford This? My First Apartment by Gary Foreman (5/18/98)
Variable Income Budgeting - Readers' Recommendations (12/22/97)
Painless Financial Check-Up by Gary Foreman (12/22/97)
How Much Are You Worth? by Gary Foreman (6/16/97)

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Budgets, Reasons for


Also in Budgets & Budgeting:
Budgets, Answers
Budgets, Dealing with Debt
Budgets, Emergency Planning
Budgets, Families
Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Making
Budgets, Saving
Budgets, Tips

Zero Based Budgeting by The Dollar Stretcher - Budgeting for those expenditures that rise just a little bit each year
Being a deadbeat won't beat budget blues - Don't blame your bills for your money problems. Maybe you need to plan your spending.
5 budgeting excuses and how you can overcome them Celebrating Financial Freedom
Budget, or go home - Why budgeting is necessary to achieve your financial goals
My Story: The Spending Plan contributed by Anne - The most terrifying tool is also the most useful. (11/10/08)
Who’s in Control of Your Spending? - You or “The Joneses”? (3/13/06)
My Story: Where Will You Be in 5 Years? - Making your goals a reality (6/13/05)
Do You Really Want to Save? by Gregory Thomas - Hard questions and hard answers (10/14/02)
Your Secret Weapon - a Budget by Gregory Thomas (4/3/00)
Budgeting Top Ten List by Jane Chidester (1/10/00)
Why Budget? Seven Things a Budget Can Do for You by Jane Chidester (11/16/98)
GETing Money with BudGETing! by Jane Chidester (9/28/98)

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Budgets, Saving


Also in Budgets & Budgeting:
Budgets, Answers
Budgets, Dealing with Debt
Budgets, Emergency Planning
Budgets, Families
Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Making
Budgets, Reasons
Budgets, Tips

see also:
Savings

3 ways to save on a tight budget - Here are some tips on how to save despite being on a tight budget.
4 Handy Smartphone Apps That Save Money by Jennifer Colonia - Saving money is easier with these apps.
Ten Ways To Save (9/11/06)
My Story: Nickel and Dime-ing 101 (7/23/07)
One Saved Is Two Earned - Think of spending in pre-tax dollars (10/25/04)
Windfalls of Cash by Doris Dobkins - Do you turn a windfall into an asset or a liability? (9/3/01)
Nothing Left for Extras by Gary Foreman (8/7/00)
How to Start Saving by Doris Dobkins (6/12/00)
How to Save Money for Your Vacation by Teresa Higginbotham (4/24/00)
Getting Families to Save by Jonni McCoy (8/26/96)

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Budgets, Tips


Also in Budgets & Budgeting:
Budgets, Answers
Budgets, Dealing with Debt
Budgets, Emergency Planning
Budgets, Families
Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Making
Budgets, Reasons
Budgets, Saving

Top 5 Budgeting Apps - Celebrating Financial Freedom
A Little Stretching Guest post by Bonnie - How a little adds up to a lot.
How your phone can boost your budgeting skills - Your smartphone can be a powerful ally in your quest to create and stick to a budget.
5 steps to balancing your budget - Here are five steps that can help you balance your budget.
Peppy ways to fight budget burnout - Tired of eating ramen and peanut butter? These tips can help you get your frugal groove back.
The Ultimate Budgeting Guide Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Would you like to be better at budgeting? Try these tips
6 must-have holiday apps - These six must-have apps will help you stay on financial track now through the new year.
Best debt move? Duh. Spend less than you earn - Cutting your spending will help curb your debt. For more complicated solutions, read on.
5 critical items for any budget - Don't forget these not-so-obvious expenses when you come up with your spending plan.
The Ultimate Budgeting Guide Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Would you like to be better at budgeting? Try these tips
Better Financial Management Via Prepaid Cards and Weekly Budgets Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Start better controlling day-to-day expenses
My Story: A Different Way to Budget contributed by Karen - How one simple number can keep spontaneous spending in check.
An Easy Budget Trick by Craig Hinton - Making the job so easy anyone can do it
Simplify Your Budget by Jill Cooper - A humorous look at why most budget plans don't work. (10/19/09)
My Story: Budget Diet - What could we learn from dieting that would help our budget? (6/4/07)
Ten Reasons to Use a Cash-Only Spending Plan (3/19/07)
False Economies - Weed them out for a more frugal and satisfying life. (1/8/07)
Just Say 'No' - How just saying ‘no’ can prevent a financial overdose (12/18/06)
Splurge Day Spending - Could it be wise to overspend one day a week? (11/27/06)
My Story: Tips for Radical Cost Cutting (7/31/06)
My Spiral Bound Conscience - Controlling your money instead of it controlling you (7/24/06)
My Story: The Tax Refund That Keeps Giving (4/17/06)
Cutting Expenses Doesn't Equal Saving Money - Cutting expenses is only the first step to saving money (3/27/06)
My Story: Everyday Savings - Her mission is to save so she can stay home (2/6/06)
Recipe for the American Dream - The ingredients for prosperity (1/23/06)
3 Critical Elements to Successful Budgeting (8/29/05)
Reducing My Spending - Putting your budget into shape (3/14/05)
Staying On a Remodeling Budget (2/28/05)
The Difference Between Needs and Wants (1/31/05)
Cutting the Burn - Asking the hard financial questions (1/17/05)
A Budget to Help Your Dreams Come True (1/10/05)
Cash Flow Management - A lock of knowledge can keep you from success (11/15/04)
The Wedding Budget - Don't cloud your dream with a financial storm (10/18/04)
It's Not the $3 Cup of Coffee - Key choices provide financial security (8/23/04)
Excuses or Choices by Doris Dobkins - How do you respond to life's challenges? (3/29/04)
How to Stick to Your Budget by Terry Rigg - We all know that it can be a challenge (12/22/03)
Playing Defense by Michael Milner - Study, plan, discipline (2/17/03)
The Three R's of Success by Gregory Thomas - Effectively tackle the process of saving money (2/3/03)
Signs of Wealth by Gary Foreman - Read the road signs to make your trip easier (11/18/02)
Low Overhead by Gary Foreman - What can we learn from an old ad jingle? (9/9/02)
Budgets and Credit Cards by Gary Foreman - Can you keep a budget and still use credit cards? (8/26/02)
A Management Tool for Expenses by Gary Foreman - Take a professional look at your budget (5/27/02)
A Fall Financial Check Up by Doris Dobkins - When was the last time you gave your finances a check up? (11/12/01)
Total This! by Tawra Kellam - A dollar here, a dollar there... (8/6/01)
Grocery Budgets by Gary Foreman - How do you make a budget for groceries? (3/26/01)
One Dollar Bill by Mia Cronan - How you look at it makes all the difference (1/22/01)
Your Money Quotient by Gary Foreman - how smart are you when it comes to money? (1/1/01)
Organize & Simplify Bill Paying by Maria Gracia - make this unpleasant task as easy as possible (1/1/01)
A Little Extra Cash by Doris Dobkins (11/20/00)
A Budget You Can Live With by Rozey Gean (9/18/00)
The $5 Stretcher Survivor Challenge (8/28/00)
Life Happens by Kelly Jo Landers (2/14/00)
When Friends Say You're Cheap (12/6/99)
Budget Bonanzas by Ginita Wall, CFP, CPA (9/27/99)
Having More Fun on Less Money by Gary Foreman (9/6/99)
Why Budgets Fail by Gary Foreman (7/19/99)
What I Learned About Surviving Hard Times by Heidi B. (5/17/99)
Budget Yes! Maintaining the Budget Habit by Jane Chidester (3/8/99)
Which Version of Quicken? by Karen Jones (1/19/98)
Rearranging Cash Flow by Shelley S. (10/6/97)
Budgeting: A Closer Look by Karen Jones (6/30/97)
Evolution of a Budget: Using Quicken by Karen Jones (4/21/97)
Defensive Shopping by Rhonda Ramos (3/17/97)
Calculating Your Expenses by Gary Foreman (7/15/96)
Where to Cut Expenses by Gary Foreman (8/19/96)
How Did We Do? The Smiths Review Their Budget by Gary Foreman (12/30/96)
Getting Your Budget to Balance by Gary Foreman (1/13/97)

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Buying

Appliances
Bargaining and Bartering
Clothing and Jewelry
Controlling Spending
Electronics
Family and Pets
Food and Health
Furniture
Holidays
Online
Other Products
Property
Refunds
Seasonal Bargains
Shopping Strategies
Travel
Vehicles

Buying, Appliances

Also in Buying:
Buying, Bargaining and Bartering
Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

see also:
Appliances, Product Reviews
Book, Product, and Service Reviews, Products

Finding the grill of your dreams - What's the totally tricked-out grill wearing this summer? Think stainless steel, a few side burners and a rotisserie.
Buying a Kitchen Stove by Debra Karplus - Finding the right stove for your needs.
Does a commercial range belong in a home? - A supersize restaurant stove seems pleasing, but it's a beast and too much for most homes.
Buying an Expresso Machine - Buying the right expresso machine for your family.
How to Buy a Juicer - Finding the best juicer.
3 tips for saving on kitchen appliances - Here are three tips that can help you find good overall value on kitchen appliances.
When to save or splurge on 5 major appliances - New appliances can be expensive, but how do you choose which options to pass on?
Are Used Appliances a Good Deal - Can I save money buying used appliances?
Buying Scratch and Dent Appliances by Gary Foreman - How to find and buy scratch and dent appliances.
Cheaper Small Appliances by Lynn Bulmahn - How to find small appliances for cheap.
Choosing a Microwave Oven - Make sure you select the microwave that's best for your usage. (7/20/09)
Selecting a Space Heater (11/28/05)
Freezer Finances - Will a freezer reduce my grocery bill? (2/28/05)
Buying a Washing Machine (2/21/05)
Buying a Vacuum Cleaner - Finding a lightweight vacuum that really works (1/17/05)
Save Money When Buying Appliances - Did you know that they have two price tags? (10/18/04)
Buying a New Furnace (8/2/04)
My Story: Trust the Experts - Compare before you buy (6/30/03)
Choosing a Crockpot by Rebecca Underwood - What should you look for? (3/17/03)
Buying a Refrigerator by Gary Foreman - A good decision now will save money later (3/10/03)
The Best Vacuum for Pet Hair - Making clean-up a breeze (8/26/02)
Why They Sell Extended Warranties - courtesy of RepairClinic.com - Should you buy an extended warranty for your appliances? (10/15/01)
How to Avoid Yardsale Junk by Christina Heiska - Only bring home the good stuff! (5/7/01)
Replace or Repair My Appliance? - courtesy of RepairClinic.com - You'll waste your money with the wrong answer (4/30/01)
Buying a Vacuum Cleaner (11/8/99)
Saving with Scratch 'n' Dent Appliances (10/4/99)

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Buying, Bargaining and Bartering

Also in Buying:
Buying, Appliances
Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

Video: Barter Smarter by Jeff Yeager - The Cheap Life.
5 ways a sharing economy helps save money - Don't need a bike or your tools full time? Play nice with others, and share your stuff.
Free Consignment Clothing by MS: Van - Her method for getting free consignment store clothing.
Haggling for a better deal Video - Bargaining for a better deal can save you money.
16 Ways to Make Haggling Work for You by Gary Foreman - You don't need to be at a foreign market to be a success at haggling.
Save Money With Peer to Peer Rentals by Kristy Ramirez - 8 ways that peer-to-peer rentals can save you money.
7 tips on finding gems at yard sales - You can score great deals at a yard sale. Here's how to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Mastering the Art of Haggling by Joanne Guidoccio - Why would you want to pay full retail?
Become a Grinder by Steve and Annette Economides - Grinding beef at home for big savings. (10/4/10)
Save Money Being Polite by Tawra Kellam - Could it be that nice guys don't finish last? (9/27/10)
Barter Your Way to Savings by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Just like trading lunch at school. (8/23/10)
Pay cash? Ask for a discount - The discounts aren't always huge, but businesses are willing to trim your tab if you pay cash. (3/9/10)
Best time to shop -- winter bargains - Instead of trawling stores all the time, shop at the right time to get the best deals. (1/22/10)
Modern Haggling by Garen Daly - Information + persistence = money. (11/09/09)
Barter, and save your cash - Bartering has gained ground with networks of buyers and sellers and e-bartering on Craigslist.org. (3/10/09)
Pay Cash, Get a Discount (10/23/07)
5 Secrets to Getting a Better Price on Anything (3/26/07)
How to Barter (2/27/06)
The Art of Asking - Creating great deals out of thin air (8/8/05)
Beginning to Barter - Finding matches to get started (5/9/05)
Be Smarter: Barter - Enjoying some of life's luxuries (3/28/05)
How to Deal - A guide to retail bargaining (2/14/05)
Can You Do Better? by Greg Moore - Ask and you might receive (6/16/03)
Just Ask! - The discount secret (11/15/02)
Wanted: Services for Trade by Maureen Bennie - A practical approach to the barter system (7/29/02)
Think First! by Doris Dobkins - An informed consumer saves on the cost of an auto (7/22/02)
Easy and Effective Negotiation by Shelley Wake - Get the lowest possible price (6/3/02)
Insider Reports: Small Business Bargains by Darlene P. - Small businesses are glad to work with you if you only ask them (2/12/01)
Bartering for Bargains by Gary Foreman (7/12/99)

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Buying, Clothing and Jewelry

Also in Buying:
Buying, Appliances
Buying, Bargaining and Bartering
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

see also:
Clothing

4 Ways to Buy Clothes for Less by Kyleigh Vrettos - Knowing where to shop makes the difference.
A Teen Clothing Allowance by Gary Foreman - Quit arguing about what clothes you'll buy for them.
Finding Plus Sized Teen Girls' Clothing - Stylish…for less.
Building a Business Casual Wardrobe - Frugal ways to look good at work.
5 Ways to Save on Women's Clothing by Ashli Sweat - Building a minimalist wardrobe.
Spring fashion on a budget - Use these styling tricks while sticking to your fashion budget this spring.
A Teen Clothing Allowance by Gary Foreman - How a clothing allowance can help you and you and your teen.
Build a wardrobe on a budget - Find out how to build a wardrobe without breaking the bank.
5 Ways to Save Money on Formal Clothing by Rachel Barnard - Don't get stuck in a pricey formal clothing trap!
Take good care of your clothing and save by Thrifty Living Today
Extra Wide Shoes for Women - How to find comfortable extra wide shoes made just for women.
5 ways to save on an engagement ring - Dazzle your future bride with a stunning engagement ring and your excellent financial sense.
Plus Sized Boys Clothing - Where to find deals on plus sized boys clothing.
Ways to cut clothes shopping costs - Have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? A shopping diet may cure you of what ails you.
Cheap Strategies for Fall Fashions by Lynn Bulmahn - 3 ways to look great this fall.
Clothing Expense Reduction by Michelle Giroux (2/25/08)
The Fashion Frugalista (3/13/06)
Conquering Clearance Sales - No one will ever know how much you saved! (2/20/06)
Make Sure the Shoe Fits - Maximize your shoe-buying dollars (1/9/06)
Goodwill Hunting - Confessions of a Goodwill addict (1/2/06)
What Is a Bargain? by Wendy Lomano - How you answer could save you money (2/2/04)
7 Ways to Save at Thrift Stores by Kathryn Jones - Finish your shopping with money to spare (1/19/04)
Buying an Engagement Ring - Proclaiming your love without sinking your finances (12/15/03)
Little Known Thrift Store Shopping Secrets by Faith Sugarman - High fashion wardrobe on a tiny budget (10/27/03)
>Big & Tall Clothing - Where can you find a bargain on extra size clothes? (11/5/01)
The Cheapskate's Guide to Factory-Direct Outlets by Jo Stewart Wray - Finding the best deals (10/29/01)
Mauled at the Mall - Looking for mall quality without mall prices? (6/18/01)
Shopping for Jewelry (12/4/00)
My Story: Finding a Bargain by Beverly Wichmann (8/23/99)
Super Savings in Secondhand Stores by Nanette Gilbert (8/2/99)
Secondhand Stores by Nanette Gilbert (6/21/99)
It Cost How Much? by Gary Foreman (6/22/98)

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Buying, Controlling Spending

Also in Buying:
Buying, Appliances
Buying, Bargaining and Bartering
Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

8 Ways to Beat Retail Therapy by Joanne Guidoccio - Did you know that over half of Americans shop to improve their mood?
How retailers appeal to your 5 senses to get you to spend - Retailers get shoppers to spend more by appealing to the five senses. Guard yourself with these tips.
Curb impulse buying with the 30-day rule - How can you get around the siren song of impulse buys? Observe the 30-day rule.
The Emotions Behind Buying Stuff by Heather Gilmore - How does shopping make you feel?
Video: Impulse Buying by Jeff Yeager
Video: How Your Neighbors Can Influence Your Buying Habits by Gary Foreman - Interview with Dr. Ryan Howell of BeyondThePurchase.org.
7 stingy steps to curb impulse buying - Don't be a sucker for glitzy store deals. Follow these tips to wean yourself from buying on a whim.
10 Questions to Ask Before Splurging by Julie Bawden-Davis -Is it really ok to splurge just this once? lives.
How to become a socially responsible shopper - With the outcry over items like the iPad, social responsibility is influencing how people shop.
Controlling Overspending by Chantal King - How to get your spending under control.
Mind Over Money by Rick Kahler - Could your mind be dictating what you spend?
Curb clothes spending with a shopping diet - Have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? A shopping diet may cure you of what ails you.
Why Can't I Stop Charging by The Dollar Stretcher - Why do we find it so difficult to control our spending?
You Need What? by Hannah Augustine - A fresh look at your lifestyle. (4/05/10)
Hope for a Spendaholic by Gary Foreman - Is there any hope for someone who can't stop spending? (12/21/09)
Seeking Professional Help - Where to turn for help with a spending addiction. (9/14/09)
My Story: I Am A Recovering Shopaholic contributed by Karen - How she overcomes the shopping urge. (8/10/09)
How ‘Not’ to Be Frugal by Ava from RadiatorToast.com - Could your necessities really be “self-fulfilling prophesies”? (7/06/09)
Beware the Seduction of a “Free Lunch” by Helen Young - Don’t let the perception of getting a deal override economic reality. (12/29/08)
The Piggy Bank Blessing by Gloriana Casey - Him vs. her. (7/14/08)
But I Want That by Jeana Owens - When your kids say it, it's a lame excuse (3/24/08)
Curbing the Spendthrift Appetite by Rachel Muller - Nip spending-for-the-sake-of-spending urges in the bud (12/3/07)
The Critical Pause by Pamela Parks - How consumerism and poor eating go hand-in-hand (11/19/07)
The Urge to Collect by John White - Perhaps it's something we're born with (11/12/07)
Too Much of a Good Thing - Is bargain hunting blowing your budget? (4/23/07)
Shop at Home - Taking inventory of what you really have on hand (3/19/07)
6 Money Resolutions (1/1/07)
Just Say 'No' - How just saying ‘no’ can prevent a financial overdose (12/18/06)
Impulse Buying - 10 ways to curb that impulse (10/16/06)
Compulsive Shopping? It's No Joke (9/25/06)
Who’s in Control of Your Spending? - You or “The Joneses”? (3/13/06)
Fun With Reverse Shopping (11/7/05)
Deal Delirious - When to quit stocking up and start saving (10/17/05)
Can't Stop Shopping - She's lookingfor ways to control her wild spending (8/8/05)
Spendaholic! - Getting addictive spending behaviors under control (6/6/05)
Stop Me Before I Shop Again! - A reader can't stop her clothes shopping sprees (4/25/05)
Are You a Shopaholic? (3/21/05)
The Good Deal Dilemma - What to do in the face of a great bargain (12/27/04)
My Story: Breaking the Shopping Habit (11/29/04)
One Saved Is Two Earned - Thinking of spending in pre-tax dollars (10/25/04)
Living Without Plastic - Control your spending by using cash (8/2/04)
The Psychology of Splurging (7/12/04)
My Story: The Problem With Wal-Mart - Putting a lid on impulse shopping (5/10/04)
The Unstoppable Shopper - When your spending is out of control (10/6/03)
The Same Message...A Thousand Times a Day by Cathryn Sykes - Stop, listen and think before buying (4/28/03)
You Might be a Shopaholic (3/14/03)
Not a Dollar - What things do you refuse to buy? (1/6/03)
Low Overhead by Gary Foreman - What can we learn from an old ad jingle? (9/9/02)
Addicted! by Gary Foreman - What can they do to control their spending? (10/15/01)
Warning Signs by Ruby J. Wallace - You know you're in trouble when... (10/8/01)
Patriotic Spending? by Gary Foreman - Can she really save the economy by spending a little more at the mall? (10/1/01)
Spending Choices by Doris Dobkins - Who says that you have to make that purchase? (6/25/01)
Don't Buy Into It! by W. Lomano - What the marketers want you to believe (4/16/01)
Tingling Fingers Syndrom by Tammy Harrison (10/9/00)

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Buying, Electronics

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Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
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Furniture, Electronics

How do I make my car a wireless hot spot? - Many new cars come with mobile hot spots. You can create your own, but it's not cheap.
Want to change carriers? Cellphone unlocking no longer illegal - If you're considering ditching your current wireless carrier, here's some good news: switching just got a lot easier.
Want to save big? Don't upgrade your phone - Upgrading to a state-of-the-art phone could cost you thousands.
Should you pay by mobile wallet? - This quiz will help you decide if trading in your debit card for a smartphone is right for you.
5 smart ways to cut smartphone costs - Paring down smart phone costs takes smart shopping.
Turn Your Computer Into an Ebook Reader by Rich Finzer - You don't need to buy a Kindle.
Finding the Best Buy On a Computer by Charlie Cohn - Maximizing your computer dollar.
10 Reasons for a Slow PC by Liz King - Maybe you don't need a new PC.
Check-in apps: Dart into stores, get rewards - Smartphone apps can make it worthwhile to zip through a store or put a product in your hand.
6 reasons not to buy a smartphone - Smartphones may be indispensable, but we found six good reasons not to buy one.
Laptop v. Tablet v. Ultrabook by Rebecca Keller - Laptops, tablets and ultrabooks compared feature by feature.
6 Steps to Find the Right Digital Camera by Jeffrey Trull - Getting picture perfect results for less!
Save on Printer Ink by Joel Arnold - How to make your printer ink cartridges last longer.
Video: 8 Ways to Get Your Favorite Music for Free by Brandon Ballenger - courtesy of MoneyTalksNews.com - You don't need to pay to hear your favorites.
5 apps to pack on road trips - Check out these apps to make any trip bearable, from finding good deals to bathroom stops.
Best iPhone personal finance apps - Which iPhone apps can help you stay on top of your finances? (6/16/10)
Digital Photo Printers - The pros and cons of owning one (1/5/09)
My Story: Buying a Computer (11/14/05)
Choosing the Best Big-Screen TV (10/25/04)
Ring Up Savings With a Pre-Owned Cell Phone (7/19/04)
Are You Getting a True Bargain? - Here's how you can find real bargains on electronics, apparel and home furnishings (7/5/04)
Before You Get a Cellular Phone by Gregory Thomas (8/11/03)
Prepaid Cellular - Shop carefully or they could get expensive (7/15/03)
Interest-Free Deals - Are not always worth it (1/10/03)
Buying Your Next Computer by H.P. Barrett III (3/13/00)
Buying Photo Quality Paper (11/8/99)
Kids' Video Games for Less (11/1/99)
Buying Power Tools (10/25/99)

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Buying, Family and Pets

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Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

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Pets

Buying a Puppy (1/16/06)
Back-to-School Savings Aren't Just for Kids - End of summer savings can be enjoyed throughout the year (8/1/05)
Why Pay Twice? - Get the full value out of your purchases (8/23/04)
You Can't Buy Love, Can You? by Emily Lambert - A furry companion without the breeder's price tag (10/14/02)
The Best Vacuum for Pet Hair - Making clean-up a breeze (8/26/02)
Band Instruments by Gary Foreman - Reducing the cost of blowing your own horn (8/5/02)
Say "Cheese" - Keep the cost of senior portraits down (6/10/02)
One Dollar Bill by Mia Cronan - How you look at it makes all the difference (1/22/01)

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Buying, Food and Health

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Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

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Groceries & Food
Medical Care

How Iron Cookware Saves Money by Debra Karplus - Why you should use the original non-stick cookware.
Saving Money on Eyeglasses by Rich Finzer - Buying better vision for less.
Buying Vitamins and Supplements Online - How to save money buying vitamins and supplements online.
Saving on Supplements by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Knowing how to buy supplements can save you money.
Still The Same – Only Less! by Rich Finzer - When store brands will work just fine. (11/23/09)
Health or Hype? - Don't be fooled by food and natural health hucksters (9/12/05)
Picking a Treadmill (1/3/05)
My Story: Buying Bulk - Bug big and save big (9/6/04)
Money Calorie Counter by Deborah McNaughton - Save your waistline and your budget (5/10/04)
My Story: Warehouse Shopping - Could supersizing your groceries be hazardous to your health? (4/19/04)
Break the Shopping Rules by Shelly Burke - She turned the rules upside down (2/2/04)
Warehouse Club Face-Off - Which warehouse store has the best deals? (9/29/03)
Supermarket Savant? - A master of the aisles or just a babe in buy-land? (5/10/02)
Containers for Frozen Foods - How do you protect your frozen foods? (3/4/02)
Bottled Water - What do readers do to get good, inexpensive water? (12/17/01)
Side of Beef - Does it pay to buy beef in bulk? (5/21/01)
Affordable Fat-Free Foods - They're fighting cholesterol and need to find fat-free foods that fit in the budget (4/23/01)
Using Coupons and Rebates by Jonni McCoy - They won't automatically reduce your bill, but if used properly they can help (1/29/01)
Organic Foods for Less (12/4/00)
Liquidation Bargains by Rachel Paxton (5/8/00)
My Story: Canadian Bargain Hunting by Corina Radford (9/13/99)
The Lazy -er -um, Efficient Guide to Creating a Price Book by Julie Davis (2/8/99)
Starting a Price Book (10/19/98)
Price Book & Beyond - Two Readers Comment by Louise Wulf (12/29/97)
Price Book Plus - A System for the Dedicated or Desperate by Louise Wulf (11/24/97)
A Grocery Price Book by Gary Foreman (10/13/97)
Comparison Grocery Shopping by Ken Shainker (3/24/97)

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Buying, Furniture

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Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

see also:
Furniture
Home Decorating

How To: Mattress Buying - What should you consider when you go mattress shopping?
Outdoor Furniture for Less by Chantal King - How one family found outdoor furniture for less.
How to Buy a Mattress by Debra Karplus - Buying the right mattress for your sleep needs.
Choosing a Bed That's Right for You by Anthony Rhyne - Finding the right bed can be tricky!
My Story: Why I Buy Estate Sale Furniture contributed by Debbie - Estate sales offer great furniture at bargain prices.
Small Furniture - Finding furniture for smaller spaces. (3/30/09)
Antiques for Frugal Home Decorators (2/19/07)
Furniture Buying Tips - 9 ways to buy furniture for less. (2/5/07)
Why Buy it New When You Can Buy it Used? (1/22/07)
Top Ways to Save Big on Furniture (8/28/06)
My Story: You Can Win at an Auction (7/24/06)
Decorating with Yard Sale Finds (7/24/06)
Buying Carpet (1/16/06)
Furniture for Less (7/4/05)
Low-Flush Toilets - Finding a 'one-flush' model (3/28/05)
My Story: Quality Furniture for Less (3/7/05)
Buying Furniture for Your Home - spending enough, but not too much (1/31/05)
Buying Big Ticket Items - Could an auction save you money? (11/29/04)
Are You Getting a True Bargain? - Here's how you can find real bargains on electronics, apparel and home furnishings (7/5/04)
Buying Carpet Direct - Cut out the middle-man (6/30/03)
Same as Cash? by Damon Carr - Only if you don't fall into one of their traps (3/24/03)
Interest-Free Deals - Are not always worth it (1/10/03)
My Story: Action at Auctions contributed by Lori - Research and patience pay off (1/6/03)
Buying Replacement Windows - Single-pane, double-pane, insulated? What's the best value? (11/18/02)
My Story: The Desired Sofa at a Desired Price - by Anita - Do your homework and save considerable amounts of money (7/1/02)
Renting to Own - Prepare to pay more than retail (6/11/02)
Rent to Own vs. Retail Prices (6/11/02)
The Cheapskate's Guide to Flooring by Jo Stewart Wray - It's the basis for the room's decor (7/23/01)
Replacing a Furnace - A mistake could cost you for years to come (3/5/01)
Buying Furniture for Less (10/23/00)
Buying Replacement Windows - The Natural Handyman (3/6/00)
Buying Carpet for Less (2/7/00)
Buying Furniture by Phone (9/6/99)
Retail Financing Games by Doris Dobkins (8/23/99)
Rent to Own by Gary Foreman (2/15/99)
An Insider Look: Buying a Mattress by Trish Chapanian (9/28/98)

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Buying, Gifts

Birthday Gift Basket Ideas - A personalized birthday gift.
Great Ways to Give Gifts - It's all in the presentation (8/29/05)
Gift Basket Ideas - A basket for every occasion (7/16/01)
The Birthday Box by Mary Waggoner (8/7/00)
Ask Miserly Moms: Kids' Party Gifts by Jonni Mccoy (8/23/99)
Imaginative Gifts by Dorothy Mallonee (8/2/99)
Save Money on Birthday Parties and Gifts by Jonni McCoy (3/15/99)
The 'Gift Box' by Angie Zalewski (1/11/99)
Low Cost Gifts for the Grad - Reader's Tips (5/18/98)

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Buying, Holidays

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Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

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Holidays

5 ways to prevent Black Friday craziness - Celebrating Financial freedom
Gifts Money Can’t Buy by Rich Finzer - A gift of knowledge is a precious thing.
After-Easter Savings by Nancy Twigg (4/12/04)
Shopping for Jewelry (12/4/00)

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Buying, Online


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Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

Should you make payments through social media? - Paying for goods on social media is in its infancy. Find out the pros and cons.
Online Clothing Resale Shops by Shannon Cutts - You can be stylish for less.
We Review GoGoShopper.com by Shaunna Privratsky - An online tool for finding deals, discounts and coupon codes.
11 Ways to Protect Your Online Purchase by Joanne Guidoccio - Protecting your purchase and identity when you shop online.
7 Ways to Save on Software Online by Valerie Lepine - Finding software for less.
Online auction: Virtual bargain or real rip-off? - Before you place your bid, be sure to understand the rules of the Internet auction game.
Is Amazon Hiding It's Best Deals? by Lee Gillett - Tips for finding where they're hidden.
Shopping around too tiring? Use smartphone - Apps for finding products at the best prices make your phone a great shopping companion.
Online shopping check list for finding bargains - If you're buying gifts online this holiday season, these seven tips will help you through it.
5 tips on safely selling your gift cards - You don't have to dump gift cards you can't use. Some websites will pay for your plastic.
Slideshow: Top 5 Parental Control Software Programs Under $25 courtesy of FindTheBest.com - Protecting your children from a dangerous virtual world.
6 smartphone shopping app traps - Using your mobile phone can be convenient, but being smart involves avoiding spending traps.
Are you a social media gaming spendaholic? - Real-life farmers make money, but FarmVille players may find that their "farm" is a money pit.
Think twice about daily deals - Getting hooked on daily deals like Groupon or LivingSocial can cost you. Learn to buy responsibly.
Shopping Online: A Good Way to Save On Engagement Rings by TDS Guest Blogger
How Fed policy affects your finances - Whether buying a car, house or a book online, Fed policy affects what you'll pay.
Get More Bargains by Shopping Online by Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Can you actually save money and find more bargains by shopping online?
The Online Garage Sale by Hannah Stevens - Yes, you can buy and sell garage sale style all year round.
Online shopping check list for finding bargains - If you're buying gifts online this holiday season, these seven tips will help you through it.
My Story: Buying Online without Credit Cards contributed by Diva - How much can insurance discounts save you? (3/16/09)
A Buyer's Guide to eBay by Jonathan Formby - Much more than just an online garage sale. (5/19/08)
Buy Your Next Pair of Glasses Online by Adam Zekmueller - (3/31/08)
Shopping on eBay by Matia Bryson - Learning your way around the online shopping mall. (1/21/08)
Seeing Clearly through Online Contact Lens Tactics - Tips to save time, money and potentially your eyes. (11/26/07)
Online Shopping by Kyle James - Where and how to find the best deals when shopping online (11/5/07)
Avoiding Internet Shopping Surprises by Elaine Silverman - Five steps to ensure the best possible experience (12/1/03)
Online Auctions by Bob Osgoodby - Approach with care (1/21/02)
Online Buying Safety by BeeJay Smith (7/31/00)
Buying Furniture on the Web by Ricka Gerstmann (1/24/00)
Seven Cardinal Rules of Online Auctions by Bob Osgoodby (10/11/99)
Internet Shopping for Savvy Consumers by Lillian Villanova (7/12/99)

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Buying, Clothing and Jewelry
Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

Save on Luggage by Debra Karplus - Buying the right luggage for less.
Saving on Home Office Software by Trevor Serrao - Open source alternatives to Microsoft Office.
Free Your Music by Jennifer Tuohy - How to pay less for the tunes you love.
Should you purchase an extended warranty? - Before you make that big purchase, find out if you really need an extended warranty.
Is a mobile wallet right for you? - Lots of services let you make in-store purchases with phones, but are they right for you?
Memory Foam Matress Toppers by Chris Stevenson - Maybe you don't need a new mattress.
When should you purchase an extended warranty? - Buying a product protection plan is not always wise. Find out when it makes sense to buy.
6 smartphone shopping app traps - Using your mobile phone can be convenient, but being smart involves avoiding spending traps.
How to Buy a Chainsaw by Debra Karplus - Getting the right saw for your needs.
Get Well Gift Basket Ideas - Making a 'get well' gift basket special.
Costly Automatic Software Updates by Rich Finzer - The least frugal way to buy software.
Saving On a New Bike by Debra Karplus - Getting the right bike for your needs.
How to Save on Towels - Getting good towels at a good price.
How to Buy a Lawnmower for Less by Debra Karplus - Buying the right mower for your needs.
Choosing a New Vacuum Cleaner by Debra Karplus - Choose your vacuum carefully before you buy.
Video: Are Name-Brand Batteries Better Than Generics by Angela Colley - Get all the power you pay for!.
Video: 8 Ways to See Big Savings on Eyeglasses by Angela Colley - See clearly for less.
Video: 20 Things You Shouldn't Buy Used by Angela Colley - Don't be pennywise and pound foolish.
Video: Buying a Boat? by Brandon Ballenger - Here's how to stay afloat.
Slideshow: 5 Cheapest Snowboards for Advanced Shredders courtesy of FindTheBest.com - For the die-hard boarder!
7 smart ways to make the most of gift cards - No one likes fees, fraud or wasting money. These tips will help you use gift cards wisely.
4 easy ways to buy gift cards at a discount - You don't always have to pay the full price for gift cards. Here's how to get a deal.
Dollar Store Fixes by Marlene Alexander - Four fast fixes from the dollar store.
Household Products - Keeping your home well stocked for less.
Simple Savings: Saving Money on Laundry by Spendwise Mom - There is no way to get around having to do laundry!
7 motorcycles to fit your lifestyle - There is a dizzying array of motorcycle models. This should help you decide which is right for you. (7/30/10)
5 easy steps to buying a new motorcycle - A motorcycle is a different critter than a car. These tips will help you pick the best bike for you. (7/30/10)
Buying a Paper Shredder by Gary Foreman - Getting value when you buy a shredder. (7/26/10)
Quiz: What's the best cell phone plan for you? - Which cell phone plan makes sense for you -- contract or prepaid? Take Bankrate's quiz to find out. (6/30/10)
Consumer prices down, but some costs way up - The dip could imply that your out-of-pocket costs in retail stores are on the downswing. Is the world on sale? (6/18/10)
Cheap Digital Music by Jonathan Moeller - Finding affordable digital music. (11/10/08)
Best Kitchen Knives On Any Budget - Getting the most knife for your money. (7/28/08)
Drugstore Doubles: The Best In Beauty - Wasting money isn't beautiful (11/14/05)
Buying Furniture Direct - Does it pay to go direct to the manufacturer? (4/18/05)
Hair Care Fact vs. Fiction - Know the truth before you buy (4/4/05)
A Savvy Hair-Care Consumer (1/10/05)
Buying Pots and Pans - Hot tips on cookware (1/13/03)
Buying Life Insurance by Craig Lock - Investigate before investing (12/9/02)
Hunting for Bargain Books by Rachel Paxton - The hunt is half the fun! (9/10/01)
A Need to Read by Tina Shake - What's the best source for magazines? (8/6/01)
Cheaper Photo Developing (7/24/00)

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Avoiding Internet Shopping Surprises by Elaine Silverman - Five steps to ensure the best possible experience (12/1/03)
When Big Purchases Go Bad - Getting what you paid for (5/12/03)

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Buying, Seasonal Bargains

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Buying, Controlling Spending
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Buying, Family and Pets
Buying, Food and Health
Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Other Products
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What to buy in October Video - With the holidays coming up, use October sales to your advantage. Find out what to buy.
What to buy in September - Wedged between summer and fall, the month of September brings deals on items from both seasons.
Grocery items you can find on sale in August - Melons, figs, tomatoes and mussels are some of the bargains found in August.
Food, linens and other bargains offered in January - For the NFL playoffs, enjoy snacks on sale -- then get a discount gym membership.
Make Money On Black Friday by Paige Estigarribia - Don't spend money, make money on this busiest shopping day.
Give thanks for these November food bargains - When are turkeys on sale? Which veggies are cheaper frozen? Find November buys.
What's on sale in October - From some getaways to getting warm, here are six categories where you can usually find some good deals this month.
What's on sale in September? - For smart shoppers, September is more than back-to-school sales.
What you shouldn't (and should) buy in August - Want a good deal in August? Don't get a fridge just yet. Instead, stock up on office supplies.
What you shouldn't (and should) buy in June - Want a bargain in June? Forget grills and cute sandals. Think power tools and lingerie.
What you shouldn't (and should) buy in May - Looking for a bargain in May? Don't buy those power tools for Dad yet. Give Mom a spa visit.
What you shouldn't (and should) buy in March - It's hard to find a last-minute travel deal in March. But you can find discounts on luggage.
What to buy in November Video - Shopping for holiday gifts or looking to splurge on yourself? There's a lot on sale this month.
What not to buy in November - Here is what you should wait to buy until the holiday shopping season begins.
What to buy in October Video - With the holidays coming up, it's time to start planning your gift giving. Find out what to buy now.
Tricks and treats: What not to buy in October - You probably won't find bargains in October on these items. Find out when they'll be on sale.
8 items to buy at yard sales this summer - Get ready to haggle over nickels and dimes. It's yard-sale season! Here are the best bargains.
On sale in August: From tools to back-to-school - August bargains include household linens, barbecue supplies and -- shudder -- school items.
A Blackbelt in Smart Seasonal Shopping by Alayna Frankenberry - How to save by shopping seasonally.
On sale in July: Food, summer party supplies - July brings bargains on watermelons, grills, swimsuits and much more.
Spring savings: What's on sale in April - From raincoats for April showers to perennials for May flowers, here's what's on sale this month.
What bargain shoppers find on sale in March - From digital cameras to tropical fruit to ski vacations, here's what's on sale in March.
What's on sale in November? Not just turkey - November is the perfect month to gobble up bargains, from taters to TVs.
How to Survive Black Friday by Marnie Moore - Two ways to conquer the day. (11/1/10)
Back-to-School Savings Aren't Just for Kids - End of summer savings can be enjoyed throughout the year (8/1/05)
Month-by-Month Guide for Finding Bargains - Time a big purchase could save you hundreds (5/9/05)
My Story: Timing Sales by Christiane E. - All times aren't created equal (6/17/02)
Saving Money on Seasonal Sales by Patti Chadwick (8/7/00)
When To Find It Cheap (7/13/98)

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Buying, Controlling Spending
Buying, Electronics
Buying, Family and Pets
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Buying, Furniture
Buying, Gifts
Buying, Holidays
Buying, Online
Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
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My Favorite Money Saving App - What apps fatten your wallet?
When you should avoid store brands - Find out which store brands fall short of their name brand competitors.
Targeting the convenience/frugality sweet spot - Live Like a Mensch
8 ways a smartphone is a shopper's BFF - Your smartphone can get you better deals and help you choose the best product.
Video: Warehouse Club Savings by Jeff Yeager - Small warehouse club tips that can add up to big savings.
What you shouldn't (and should) buy in July - Want a deal in July? Things don't look too bright for sunglasses. Find a sale on house paint.
6 secrets to saving more at discount stores - Sure, Costco and Wal-Mart offer deals, but there are tricks to saving even more in these stores.
7 effective ways to tackle high and hidden fees - Surprised with a smartphone upgrade fee? Learn how to reduce this and other budget-busters.
Save With Store Brands by Gary Foreman - How to use store brands to your advantage.
5 times when you can rake in fat rebates - Rebates might take a bit more work, but the payoff for the deal you get will be worth it.
What you should (and shouldn't) buy in February - Luggage, jewelry and summer clothes are full-priced in February. But some stuff is on sale.
When you should avoid store brands - Sure, the store brand could save you a few bucks. But does the quality always compare to the name brand?
What you should (and shouldn't) buy in January - Furniture, fine jewelry and other items aren't on sale in January. Shop for a TV instead.
6 times it pays to wait till the last minute - Procrastination can be a bad trait to possess, but in these cases, it might be a benefit.
Video: 7 Pricing Tricks That Make You Spend More by Renee Morad - Understanding shopping psychology.
What you should (and shouldn't) buy in December - Don't drop that cash on cashmere in December. Here's shopping that should wait until 2013.
5 technologies that will change how you shop - If you like gift cards, here's the skinny on the latest high-tech ways to use them.
Stay in the black on Black Friday - Black Friday is almost here. Get expert tips on everything from layaway and credit cards to debt and door busters.
Layaway seems like a better option than a credit card, but is it? Video - Layaway is making a comeback. But is it a better option than a credit card?
Why Would I Go to an Estate Sale by Marilyn Michaels - You don't need to be a collector to enjoy an estate sale.
Video: 20 Products With Giant Markups by Renee Morad - Are you buying any of these high markup products?
Goodwill is a special thrift store. Why? by Thrifty Living Today
Flatware to figs: What's on sale in September - September sales start on Labor Day weekend. Find the prices that are falling in autumn.
Borrow or dip into savings to pay for pool? - Dive in for some advice on how to avoid getting in deep when financing a swimming pool.
Buy Generic? Or Not? by Andrea Woroch - Knowing when to pay up for the branded item.
Finding Deals on Wallpaper - How to save when you buy wallpaper.
What are the best items to buy in June? - June boasts bargains on athletic shoes, travel to warm locales and peaches. Find out what else.
The Beginner's Guide to Co-Op Buying by Lee Doppelt - Co-op buying is for more than just food. Here's how to get started.
7 Ways to Shop Less and Have More Free Time by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Why Older Is Better by Lynn Bulmahn - She'd rather buy older items.
Payment Methods and Product Perceptions by Nickel - How using credit or cash effects what you buy.
Saving on Paper Products - How to reduce the cost of paper products in your home.
When to save or splurge on everyday items - From bikes to wine, how do you know when to spend more and when to save?
What bargain shoppers find on sale in February - From swimwear to blueberries to winter jackets, here's what's on sale in February.
Slideshow - 5 ways to get the best price at pawnshops - More people are pawning their old treasures. Find out how to score the best deals.
A dozen things you should buy in December - What's on sale in December? Everything from kale to the Caribbean to diamonds.
Thrift Store Shopping by Katherine Lewis - What a college student can tell you about thrift store fashions.
Stay away from layaway? Video - Layaway is making a comeback. But is it a better option than a credit card?
Black Friday Survival Tips - TDS Guest Blogger
How to Buy First Rate Seconds by Cindi Myers - Knowing when and how to buy 'seconds'.
How Do You Shop? by Anne Lyken-Garner - Some valid questions and answers from an English shopper.
Video: 5 Secrets of Finding Outlet Store Deals courtesy of MoneyTalksNews.com - What you need to know before you go shopping.
Save on Seasonal Shipping by Shari Smith - Weigh shipping before you buy the gift.
Surviving and Thriving on Black Friday by Shaunna Privratsky - 17 survival tips for Black Friday.
How interest-free deals can prove costly - If a store offers interest-free financing, it may be via a credit card with a deferred-interest plan.
Size Does Matter by Rich Finzer - Read the “fine print” and save soney.
7 secrets retailers don't want you to know - Stores are cleverly designed to compel you to spend as much as possible. Spot the tricks.
The Value Add by Rich Finzer - How to get more from the stores you shop at.
8 smart ways to spend $20 - Congrats for finding a long-lost portrait of Andrew Jackson! May we suggest how to spend it?
Extended warranties: Deal or no deal? - A service contract is helpful when you need it and a wallet drain when you don't.
7 ways to haggle for the best bargain - Talking your way to a better price is a skill worth mastering.
Don’t Pay Retail! by Anne Katir - Getting a discount, even deep discounts, is easier than you might think.
Shopping for a Deal by Loralee Leavitt - How to get offered a deal without really trying.
7 secrets retailers don't want you to know - Stores are cleverly designed to compel you to spend as much as possible. Spot the tricks.
Discovering the Dollar Store by Chantal King - You'll be surprised what you can get for a buck!
Just-in-Time Purchasing by Rick Kahler - How an inventory management tool could help your finances.
Big-ticket items at low-interest financing - You can finance more than pricey cars and homes. Think diamonds and dream trips.
Want a coupon? There's an app for that - Don't use location-based apps? You might be missing out on unexpected deals.
The Shopping Trip by Barbara Weddle - 10 ways to save in department stores.
Retail sales secrets revealed - Retail sales, like magic acts, are full of stunts and illusions. Learn the tricks of the trade.
Ruts by Veronica Hunsucker - Staying stuck in a rut could be costly.
6 tips for frugal back-to-school savings - You don't have to spend a pile of money on school needs. Follow these frugal tips to save big. (8/20/10)
How to be a Smart Dollar Store Shopper by Marlene Alexander - Separating the 'junk' from the 'good stuff'. (5/10/10)
Quality Versus Cost by SDuck - Making the right choice between cost and quality. (4/12/10)
Shopping by phone - New tool for bargain hunters -- software turns your phone into a price checker. (3/1/10)
10 Secrets of Thrift Store Shopping by Chantal King - There is a thrift store treasure waiting just for you. (2/22/10)
My Story: How I Use My Dollar Store Finds contributed by The Baroness in Oregon - Outside-the-box thinking in the dollar store. (1/18/10)
When Cheap is Expensive by Rich Finzer - Sometimes buying the low-cost alternative isn’t the best way to stretch your dollars. (12/07/09)
5 tips for saving on Black Friday - Experts suggest tips to get the most bang for your buck on the busiest shopping day of the year. (11/20/09)
Adventures on Down Marketing: Dollar Stores by Garen Daly - Do you know what things you can safely buy in a dollar store? (11/23/09)
How to Buy Used Stuff by Greg Karp -3 steps to getting what you want for less. (7/13/09)
The Art of Price Matching by Shaunna Privratsky - They tend to keep the policy under wraps, but... (4/20/09)
When Older is Better and Cheaper by Shaunna Privratsky - Do we always need the newest thing? (3/2/09)
My Story: Thrift Stores contributed by Shirlee - Admissions of a thrift store junkie. (2/9/09)
Speak Up and Save by Margaret Marquis - Perfecting the art of asking can be a powerful tool in your money-saving arsenal. (12/22/08)
My Story: Layaway contributed by This Old Housewife -Boon or burden? (12/08/08)
My Story: Thrift Store Junkie contributed by Dena S. - Shopping secrets from an insider. (12/01/08)
Thrift-store bargains offer thrills- Shopping at thrift stores enables this busy mompreneur to live a life of riches. (10/28/08)
The Truth about Thrift Stores by Rachel Muller - Could a thrift store be dangerous to your financial health? (10/13/08)
The Joys of Anticipation by Melissa Tosetti - Fill your home with things that you love. (10/06/08)
Happy Yarding by Laura Del Prete-Conde - Making yard sales work for you. (9/29/08)
Great Bargains at Thrift Stores and Yard Sales by Monica Resinger - With a little patience and know-how, you’ll find some real treasures. (8/25/08)
Play the Drugstore Game by Cathy Tanaka -Save hundreds maybe thousands of dollars. (7/21/08)
Spend It Twice by Rich Finzer - Leveraging price matches. (7/07/08)
Designer Results at Bargain Prices by Sandy Carter - Tackle decorating projects like a pro (1/14/08)
Hidden Costs by Jeffrey Strain - What is the true cost of an item? (9/24/07)
Shopping Temptations - 7 ways to reduce the amount of time and money spent shopping. (6/19/06)
Bag a Bargain - What can a simple bag do for your budget? (2/13/06)
Tightwaddery Shopping - Her Own Style of Shopping (1/30/06)
Save Big By Being Patient - Patience is a virtue in search of a deal (10/3/05)
How Junk Mail Can Save You Money (9/5/05)
Retail Shopping - 10 inside tips to scoring big (8/1/05)
20% Instant Return - The greatest investment return for the 'average Joe' (7/11/05)
My Story: Rebate Rejections - Getting the money you were promised (7/11/05)
Compiling a Resource/Bargain Directory - Knowing where to find the best deals in town (9/20/04)
Stress-Free Frugality - How to get a good deal without driving yourself crazy (9/6/04)
Bargains for a Buck by Deborah Ng - Confessions of a dollar store junkie (7/5/04)
More Ways to Save Money by Spending by April Borbon (5/24/04)
Spending Money Could Save You Money by April Borbon (5/17/04)
Immigrant Lessons by April Borbon (4/26/04)
How to Buy Anything at Auction (4/26/04)
To Market, To Market by Sharon Camino - Finding flea market bargains (4/19/04)
When You Don't Get No Satisfaction by Claudia Carver - Returning unwanted merchandise (10/20/03)
Rural Living - Shopping when you live in the 'boondocks' (10/20/03)
Using ROI at Home by Gary Foreman - The framework for better decisions (10/13/03)
The Patient Shopper by Rebecca Sahr (9/1/03)
My Story: Outlet Shopping - Where the 'real' outlet stores are found (9/1/03)
My Story: Franchise Comparison Shopping - It pays to shop around (8/4/03)
Comparison Shopping - Save hundreds in minutes (4/28/03)
Hitting the Bullseye by Kim Danger - Strategies for shopping at Target (10/28/02)
My Story: The Buyers' Creed by Doris - Ignorance is not bliss (7/15/02)
Finding Real Factory Outlets - How can you find where the real savings are? (9/10/01)
Use the Law to Save Thousands by Gary Foreman (9/18/00)
Effective Consumer Decision Making by Tammy Harrison (4/24/00)
Comparison Shopping with the Smiths by Gary Foreman (8/4/97)
Defensive Shopping by Rhonda Ramos (3/17/97)
Professional Purchasing by Rod Merrill (10/7/96)

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Buying, Travel

see Vacations
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Buying, Vehicles

see Autos, Buying & Selling
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Canadian Interest

My Story: Reaching Financial Goals (6/6/05)
The Kid's Garage Sale by Nellie the Nag - Sure, Mom was tough. But they learned some valuable lessons (10/22/01)
Simple Living by Pat Mestern - Is it time to reconsider what you're doing? (9/10/01)
Preparing for Retirement by Pat Mestern - Adjust your lifestyle before you get there (7/9/01)
What About Harry? by Pat Mestern - What could we learn from old bachelor Harry? (4/2/01)
When You Get Cabin Fever by Pat Mestern - Tired of looking at the same four walls? Time to get creative! (1/29/01)
Autumn Musings by Pat Mestern (11/20/00)
The Blacksmith's Wage by Pat Mestern (5/8/00)
Miserly Musings by Pat Mestern (3/20/00)
Winter Thoughts by Pat Mestern (2/7/00)
Mulch and Other Thoughts by Pat Mestern (11/29/99)
Am I Poor? by Pat Mestern (7/19/99)
Our Mailbag by Pat Mestern (5/24/99)
North of the Border: Questions by Pat Mestern (2/8/99)
North of the Border: Winter Heating by Pat Mestern (1/25/99)
Homework & Other Pressing Issues by Pat Mestern (8/10/98)
North of the Border by Pat Mestern (6/8/98)
Canadian Potluck: Gift Ideas for Any Occasion by Katzina (2/23/98)
Canadian Potluck: Cable TV & Paper by Katzina (2/2/98)

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Cash Management

Banks
Debt
Emergency Planning
Family
Making Money
Other
Reducing Expenses
Saving and Investing

Cash Management, Banks

Also in Cash Management:
Cash Management, Debt
Cash Management, Emergency Planning
Cash Management, Family
Cash Management, Making Money
Cash Management, Other
Cash Management, Reducing Expenses
Cash Management, Saving and Investing

see also
Banking and Credit Unions

The Money Jar Trap

Stashing Your Savings by Gary Foreman - Can she safely get more than 1%?
Bill Paying Methods by Doris Dobkins - Things to consider
Finding a Credit Union by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - Why she's never used a bank
Debit Cards - An alternative to carrying around plastic debt bombs
The Difference Between Credit and Debit Cards by Curtis Arnold
Business Checking Accounts
Getting Higher Returns from CD's by Paul A. Merriman

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Cash Management, Debt

Also in Cash Management:
Cash Management, Banks
Cash Management, Emergency Planning
Cash Management, Family
Cash Management, Making Money
Cash Management, Other
Cash Management, Reducing Expenses
Cash Management, Saving and Investing

see also
Debt

A Lot of Debt, Some Cash and a New Car - Pay cash for the car? Or pay down the credit cards? (10/18/04)
Same as Cash? by Damon Carr - Only if you don't fall into one of their traps (3/24/03)
Step One by Doris Dobkins - Every journey begins with the first step (8/13/01)
Which Debt First by Gary Foreman - One of the most frequently asked questions (5/28/01)
Now What? by Gary Foreman - How can he take advantage of lower interest rates? (2/19/01)
The Difference Between Credit and Debit Cards by Curtis Arnold (12/18/00)
Make Money With Your Credit Cards by Wendy Lomano (12/4/00)
Reading Between the Lines by Doris Dobkins (12/4/00)
Consolidation Loans by Gary Foreman (11/27/00)
Mortgage Prepayments When You Expect to Sell by Gary Foreman (11/20/00)
In the Red (10/9/00)
Debt Reduction Calculators (9/11/00)
Behind in Bills by Gary Foreman (7/3/00)
Choose Bankruptcy? (2/21/00)
Using Your 401k to Pay Off Debts by Gary Foreman (12/27/99)
Credit Card Strategies by Doris Dobkins (11/1/99)
Credit Card Minimums by Gary Foreman (10/18/99)
Emergency Savings vs. Debt Reduction by Derrick Gunter (9/20/99)
Retail Financing Games by Doris Dobkins (8/23/99)
Debt Consolidation Loans (8/16/99)
Cancel Our PMI? by Gary Foreman (8/9/99)
Comments on Transfer My Credit Card Balance? (2/1/99)
Transfer My Credit Card Balance? by Gary Foreman (1/25/99)
How We Got Out of Debt by Patti Hutterli (11/10/97)
After Bankruptcy by Gary Foreman (11/10/97)
Rearranging Cash Flow by Shelley S. (10/6/97)

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Cash Management, Emergency Planning

Also in Cash Management:
Cash Management, Banks
Cash Management, Debt
Cash Management, Family
Cash Management, Making Money
Cash Management, Other
Cash Management, Reducing Expenses
Cash Management, Saving and Investing

see also
Emergencies

Emergency Fund Investing - Where can you earn a good return and still keep your emergency fund safe and quickly available? (12/4/06)
Finding Funds for Emergency Savings - How can you save some money for an unexpected crisis? (10/8/01)
Frightening Future by Gary Foreman - With war clouds on the horizon she wants to be prepared financially (9/24/01)
Question of the Day by Doris Dobkins - What would you do if you lost your job? (1/8/01)
Emergency Savings vs. Debt Reduction by Derrick Gunter (9/20/99)
Financial Emergencies by Doris Dobkins (9/6/99)

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Cash Management, Family

Also in Cash Management:
Cash Management, Banks
Cash Management, Debt
Cash Management, Emergency Planning
Cash Management, Making Money
Cash Management, Other
Cash Management, Reducing Expenses
Cash Management, Saving and Investing

My Story: The Power of a Hundred Bucks contributed by Janet P. - What can you really do with $100? (5/11/09)
My Story: The Family Secret - When your family is pressuring you to spend (4/10/06)
The Power of Money Boxes - Encouraging teenagers to start saving money (12/27/04)
It's Not the $3 Cup of Coffee - Key choices for financial security (8/23/04)
Family Finances Without a Fight - Keeping peace in your home (8/16/04)
Cash Management - Managing your spending money (9/23/02)
Gift Money and the Three-Part Rule by Mia Cronan - Teach your children how to allocate money (2/26/01)
Is It Worth It? by Gary Foreman (4/3/00)
Opposite Money Styles by Jane Chidester (11/1/99)
Handling Finances in a Second Marriage (7/26/99)

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Cash Management, Making Money

Also in Cash Management:
Cash Management, Banks
Cash Management, Debt
Cash Management, Emergency Planning
Cash Management, Family
Cash Management, Other
Cash Management, Reducing Expenses
Cash Management, Saving and Investing

see also
Cash Management, Earning Money

Instant Money! - Looking for a little quick cash? (12/13/04)
Tax Refunds Feel Good, But... by Rob Flanigan - Why lose interst? (5/20/02)
Raising Cash Quickly - Any ideas for serious savings in a short period of time? (12/3/01)
Desperate for Cash? by Bernardine Quesada - Sooner or later everyone has a cash crisis (3/26/01)
Make Money With Your Credit Cards by Wendy Lomano (12/4/00)
A Little Extra Cash by Doris Dobkins (11/20/00)
Cash Advance Pitfalls - courtesy of CardRatings.org (11/13/00)
Selling Through Consignment Shops (8/9/99)

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Cash Management, Other

Also in Cash Management:
Cash Management, Banks
Cash Management, Debt
Cash Management, Emergency Planning
Cash Management, Family
Cash Management, Making Money
Cash Management, Reducing Expenses
Cash Management, Saving and Investing

18 Ways Money Slips Through Your Fingers by Marianne Giullian - Stop having money fall through the cracks.
Falling Gas Prices by Gary Foreman - What will you do with the money that falling gas prices will free up? (12/15/08)
Recipe for the American Dream - The ingredients for prosperity (1/23/06)
Windfalls: Bonus or Bust - Design a plan to deal with any excess that comes your way (8/13/07)
Reduce Financial Stress - 5 strategies to help you take charge of your finances (8/22/05)
Fixed Expenses, Variable Income by Anna Harrington - Living with an upredictable income (4/12/04)
Do What You Can by Doris Dobkins - The amount you save is not the issue (1/26/04)
A Fall Financial Check Up by Doris Dobkins - When was the last time you gave your finances a check up? (11/12/01)
Unpredictable Income Budgets - When you work on commission a budget can be a challenge (10/22/01)
United We Stand: Coping With Crisis by Dawn - She went from a carefree lifestyle to watching every penny (10/15/01)
Patriotic Spending by Gary Foreman - Can she really help the economy by spending a little more at the mall? (10/1/01)
Your Money Quotient by Gary Foreman - How smart are you when it comes to money? (1/1/01)
Organize and Simplify Bill Paying by Maria Gracia - Make this unpleasant task as easy as possible (1/1/01)
What About Ben Franklin? by Doris Dobkins (2/14/00)
Monthly Budget Stretch by Gary Foreman (12/8/97)

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Cash Management, Reducing Expenses

Also in Cash Management:
Cash Management, Banks
Cash Management, Debt
Cash Management, Emergency Planning
Cash Management, Family
Cash Management, Making Money
Cash Management, Other
Cash Management, Saving and Investing

Covering the Monthly Nut by Gary Foreman - Are you defeated financially before your month even starts? (8/23/10)
When You are Short of Money… (9/25/06)
My Story: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda - Money management advice for the twenty-something crowd (2/6/06)
Have More Money Without Working Harder - 8 simple ways to put more money in your pocket (1/2/06)
Cutting the Burn - Asking the hard financial questions (1/17/05)
It's Not the $3 Cup of Coffee - Key choices for financial security (8/23/04)
Lost Opportunities by Gary Foreman - Could an economic theory improve your finances? (6/28/04)
Not a Dollar - What things do you refuse to spend money on? (1/6/03)
A Crash Course in Creative Frugality by Nancy Twigg - Struggling families have two choices (3/4/02)
Maximize Your Tax Refund by Gary Foreman - Put that refund to work for you (2/11/02)
United We Stand: Coping With Crisis by Dawn - She went from a carefree lifestyle to watching every penny (10/15/01)
Breaking Habits Can Yield Dollars to Invest by Joyce H. Christenbury - You can find money to invest if you really want to (8/27/01)
Maximize Your Money by Craig Lock - Getting the most out of your money (8/20/01)
Total This! by Tawra Kellam - A dollar here, a dollar there... (8/6/01)
Painful Property Taxes by Gary Foreman - Would it help if they were included in the mortgage? (2/26/01)
Using Coupons and Rebates by Jonni McCoy - They won't automatically reduce your bill, but if used properly they can help (1/29/01)
One Dollar Bill by Mia Cronan - How you look at it makes all the difference (1/22/01)
Nothing Left for Extras by Gary Foreman (8/7/00)
Cash Only by Doris Dobkins (5/1/00)
Is It Worth It? by Gary Foreman (4/3/00)
No Money Left by Jonni McCoy (10/11/99)
Budget Bonanzas by Ginita Wall, CFP, CPA (9/27/99)
Monthly Budget Crunch (10/5/98)

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Cash Management, Saving and Investing

Also in Cash Management:
Cash Management, Banks
Cash Management, Debt
Cash Management, Emergency Planning
Cash Management, Family
Cash Management, Making Money
Cash Management, Other
Cash Management, Reduing Expenses

see also
Investments
Savings

Sudden Wealth - 7 foolish mistakes people make when they come into money. (3/5/07)
Comparing Options - What to do with extra cash. (11/6/06)
Finding Compound Interest - Exploring the value in compound interest. (10/16/06)
Recipe for the American Dream - The ingredients for prosperity (1/23/06)
How to Win the Lottery - You could have more money than a lottery winner (8/1/05)
The Power of Compound Interest - A magical money concept (6/27/05)
It's About Time - A dollar today is worth more than having one tomorrow (5/2/05)
Cash Flow Management - A lack of knowledge could keep you from success (11/15/04)
My Story: Small Start, Big Finish - Every little bit counts (5/3/04)
Stashing Your Savings by Gary Foreman - Can she safely get more than 1%? (2/2/04)
My Story: Saving Success - A big income wasn't their secret to success (4/8/02)
What Happened to POS? by Sharon Tabor Warren - It's a secret that she learned as a girl... (11/5/01)
Checking and Savings Accounts by Gary Foreman - Should you separate money saved for larger purchases? (10/22/01)
Stashing Small Savings - Once you've saved it, make sure it doesn't disappear (9/17/01)
Investing With Small Dollar Amounts by Barbara O'Neill - Yes, you can start small (9/10/01)
Windfalls of Cash by Doris Dobkins - Do you turn a windfall into an asset or a liability? (9/3/01)
Why I Can't Save by Gary Foreman - The top reasons people give for not saving money (7/16/01)
Starter Savings - Where can you put your money to work a little at a time? (3/19/01)
Annuity Income Options by William D. Brownlie, CLU, ChFC - How would you like your money paid out? (2/19/01)
A Method to Guarantee Savings (8/21/00)
Property Taxes by Doris Dobkins (6/19/00)
Start Saving Now! by Ginita Wall (6/21/99)
I Got My Tax Refund - Now What? by Dawn Adams (6/7/99)
Invest In Your Own Mortgage? by Gary Foreman (9/22/97)
Money Earning Money by Gary Foreman (7/21/97)

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Charity & Non-Profit Organizations

Giving Items
Giving Money
Giving Time
Other
Tax Information

Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Items

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Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Money
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Time
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Other
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Tax Information

Is it best to donate my car to charity? - There are benefits to giving a car to charity, but you have some options financially.
Donating a vehicle to charity - Even with tighter donation rules, that jalopy may be a valuable tax deduction.
Helping Those Less Fortunate by R. Kellogg - You'd support your local food pantry if you could. (3/2/09)
Make the World a Healthier Place - 7 cost-free ideas that will make you a health-hero to someone in need (7/2/07)
My Story: Creative Giving (4/2/07)

My Story: Giving to Domestic Violence Shelters (6/26/06)
Charity on a Shoestring (2/28/05)
Can You Spare a Dime? by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Friendship bags demonstrate the real holiday spirit (12/23/02)
Making Christmas Meaningful by Virginia Brucker - Volunteering as a family (12/9/02)
When Friends Are Laid-Off - How you can help (10/15/01)

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Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Money

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Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Items
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Time
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Other
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Tax Information

6 cheap & easy ways to donate to charity - Don't have a big chunk of change to donate this season? Giving a little still counts a lot for a charity.
Benefits of giving a scholarship endowment - You don't have to be rich to leave a legacy that will benefit generations of students.
Double or Triple! Your Charitable Donations (11/27/06)
Your Charitable Dollar - Making the world a better place (10/18/04)
Making a Difference by Beth Hering - Easy, inexpensive ways to contribute to charities (5/17/04)
The Secret Place by Patrice Blackburn - Buying building supplies from Habitat for Humanity (2/16/04)

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Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Time

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Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Items
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Money
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Other
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Tax Information

Organize a Service Auction Fundraising Event by Debra Karplus - Raising money for your school, church or non-profit group
5 Ways to Donate Without Spending Money by Cristin Frank - Being generous when you're broke.
Why You Should Be a Volunteer by Melanie Newton - 5 Ways Volunteering Can Benefit You and Your Community.
The Benefits of Volunteering by Veronica Bowman - You could be the one who benefits when you volunteer.
12 Ways You Can Help Others Without Spending Money by Lynn Bulmahn - You don't need to pull out your checkbook to help people.
Volunteerism: Why It is So Important - Thrifty Living Today
Those Who Give Too Much - Some people get into trouble buying for others (8/20/07)
Charity on a Shoestring (2/28/05)
Making Christmas Meaningful by Virginia Brucker - Volunteering as a family (12/9/02)
When Friends Are Laid-Off - How you can help (10/15/01)

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Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Other

Also in Charity & Non-Profit Organizations:
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Items
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Money
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Time
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Tax Information

Avoiding Charitable Scams by Joanne Guidoccio - Making sure your gift goes where you want it to.
5 ways to make your small donations count big - You don't have to be a billionaire to make a difference. Here's how to make your giving count.
How to Be Charitable On a Budget by Susan Sundwall - Even on a tight budget you can afford to be charitable if you know how.
Charitable giving do's and don'ts - It's not easy being generous. Follow these rules to make your charitable giving meaningful.
4 steps to donating after a disaster - Disaster strikes and you want to help. These steps will help you choose the right charity.
How to sniff out a charity scam - In a disaster, many of us want to help the needy. Unfortunately, others want to scam these helpers.
6 tips for charitable giving on the cheap - Even if you're strapped for cash, there are still ways to support a worthy cause.
A Guide to Cold-Blooded Giving by Kathleen Fox - Giving more consciously so our gifts carry out our good intentions.
Check charity before giving - Check on the charity of your choice before you write any checks. (9/29/09)
5 ways to give big on a shoestring budget - Nonprofit and philanthropic experts list 5 ways you can help charities even on a tight budget. (9/29/09)
Questions to Ask Charities Before Giving - Knowing where your money will do the greater good (9/14/09)
Steering Clear of Fundraising Scams by NAPSA - Making sure your hard earned money goes to the people who really need it. (8/3/09)
6 Questions to Ask Charities before Donating (1/15/07)
My Story: The Gift of Life (12/18/06)
Quiz - What your charitable style says about you(10/18/04)
Eligible, But Not Needed - When you qualify for government aid, but really don't need it (1/12/04)
Nurture Thankfulness In Your Child by Brenda Nixon (11/3/03)
Fundraising Ideas - Part Two (8/9/99)
Fundraising Ideas (8/2/99)
Frugality and Charitable Giving (1/25/99)
Finding Honest Charities (12/28/98)

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Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Tax Information

Also in Charity & Non-Profit Organizations:
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Items
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Money
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Giving Time
Charity & Non-Profit Organizations, Other

Cash in on uncommon charitable tax deductions - Atypical charitable deductions can help your favorite charity and help to cut your tax bill.
Gifts to charity pay off on your taxes - Your gifts to charity can do more than make you feel good. They might lower your tax bill.

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Children

Activities
Allowances
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College
Decorating
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Food
Health and Safety
Holidays
Money
Organization and Chores
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School
Single Parents
Stay at Home Parents
Summer Activities
Toddlers
Teenagers and Money
Teenagers General

Children, Activities

Activities
Birthday Parties and Gifts
Educational Activities
Organization and Chores
Summer Activities

Children, Activities

Also in Children:
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

Video: Child's Play! Kids Crafts by Jeff Yeager - Ulitmately cheap crafting projects.
After School Arts & Crafts by Wendy Burns - Using crafts to bring your family closer together.
Keeping Kids in the Game with Creative Financing by Kathleen Frassrand - Finding a way to fund your child’s extra-curricular activities. (9/22/08)
When Does School Start? by Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam - Fun activities to keep little hands busy. (8/11/08)
Playtime by Irene Helen Zundel - Creative ways to make old toys new again (10/15/07)
Computer Gaming on a Budget (7/2/07)
Rainy Day Fun - Develop your child’s ability to think outside the box (6/4/07)
Backyard Play Areas (7/31/06)
Rainy Day Activity Box (2/27/06)
Frugal Winter Fun with Kids (2/6/06)
Raising Creative Kids On a Budget (10/10/05)
My Story: Grandma Shares - How I connect with my grandkids (9/12/05)
Keeping Up With Children's Activies and Meals (8/29/05)
A Backyard Play Area (4/25/05)
Develop Close Relationships With Your Grandchildren (3/14/05)
Family Time - Keeping fit and having fun! (3/7/05)
Frugal Indoor Fun (1/17/05)
15-Minute De-Frazzlers for Families by Susie Michelle Cortright - Dedicated to bringing joy into your home (3/1/04)
Winter Nature Walks by Nita Holstine (1/5/04)
Can't Afford a Winter Vacation? by Janine Lynn - Plan a 'Hawaii Day' for your kids (12/29/03)
Split-Shift Parenting by Deidra Ramirez - Time with your kids without sacrificing the income (11/10/03)
Box Land by Linda Gray - A world of fantasy and imagination (5/12/03)
Special Gifts for Little People - Handmade treasure (12/9/02)
Easy Kid's Crafts for Autumn by Brenda Hyde - Fall family fun for all ages (11/11/02)
Old Fashioned Apple Head Dolls by Brenda Hyde - A craft from the past (10/14/02)
Toys for Tots by Victoria Purdie - Inexpensive homemade fun (9/30/02)
How to Make Garden Stones by Becky Yeager - A craft for the whole family (9/16/02)
My Story: A Lesson In Love contributed by Carol - Create a lasting family bond (6/24/02)
Play Areas - Creating soft landing places (5/13/02)
Simple Recipes for Small Hands by Deborah Shelton - Happy when they're helping (5/13/02)
Gardening With Kids Project by Brenda Hyde - Children love growing things, but sometimes they need a little encouragement (4/15/02)
No Cost Kids' Entertainment by Janine Lynn - Time for some fun! (3/18/02)
Start a Playgroup with Little or No Money by Carren W. Joye - Looking for activities for your kids? (1/21/02)
Colored What?!? by Marybeth Henry - An inexpensive art project (1/7/02)
101 Car Games by Kathleen Bieke - Make travel time a fun time! (11/19/01)
Let's Play With Edible Clay by Irene Zundel - This time it's ok if they play with their food (8/27/01)
200-Plus Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Running out of activities for your kids? (8/13/01)
Easy to Make Musical Instruments for Kids by Amanda Formaro - Hours of creative fun (7/23/01)
Everyday Adventure by Tammy Harrison - Always a new experience (7/16/01)
Rainy Day Paper-Mache by Brenda Hyde - A great project for your kids! (6/11/01)
Edible Crawlies for Kids by Amanda Formaro - Who says kids shouldn't play with their food? (5/21/01)
Make It Special by Marybeth Henry - Use your time to make memories for your children (4/16/01)
Felt Boards by Paula Refici Cummings - Entertain your preschooler for hours (3/26/01)
Nothing to Do by Heather Newman - Kids' activity ideas for winter (2/12/01)
35 Ways to Use a Cookie Cutter by Mary Ann Ross - The things that Moms can create with a simple cookie cutter! (2/5/01)
Answers for Kids by Kathleen Bieke (1/1/01) - ever get tired of answering all their questions?
Road Tote for Kids by Debra Vaughn (12/4/00)
20 Fun Ideas by Amanda Formaro (10/23/00)
Raising Great Kids by Kathleen Bieke (10/9/00)
Homemade Toddler Toys by Malissa Copeland (8/21/00)
One Dollar Entertainment by Wendy Lomano (8/14/00)
Children's Treasure Hunt by Tina Shake (8/7/00)
Hassle-Free Road Trips With Kids by Maxine Sprague (7/24/00)
The Mother Lode of Games by Kathleen Bieke (7/17/00)
Quality Time: A Fresh Look by Teresa Higginbotham (6/26/00)
Help! I'm Bored by Janine Lynn (5/29/00)
No Cost Ways to Show Your Love by Brenda Nixon (5/22/00)
Movie Review for Parents by Kathleen Bieke (5/8/00)
Creative Ideas for Parents by Penny E. Stone (5/(1/00)
Dedicated to Learning by Kathleen Bieke (5/(1/00)
Edible Bird's Nest by Amanda Formaro (4/17/00)
The Need for Quiet in Your Child's Life by Lauren Bradway, Ph.D. (3/13/00)
Cyber Sites for Moms: Prevention Magazine by Kathleen Bieke (3/6/00)
Activities for a Toddler by Maxine Sprague, BEd. (2/28/00)
Twenty Toys You Don't Have to Buy by Colleen Moulding (2/21/00)
Winter Frolic by Janine Lynn (2/14/00)
Clothing, Book and Toy Exchanges (1/24/00)
Homemade Recipes for 'Easy Bake' Ovens by Jonni McCoy (1/10/00)
Teen Activities (12/20/99)
Indoor Games for Children by Janine Lynn (11/1/99)
Kids' Video Games for Less (11/1/99)
Kids' Night Out at Home by Shelley Senteney (10/25/99)
Practical Ideas to Save Money on Toys by Vicki Simons (10/11/99)
Surviving the Latest Kiddie Craze - part three by Kim Tilley (10/11/99)
Mom vs. Pokemon: Surviving the Latest Kiddie Craze by Kim Tilley (9/27/99)
Entertainment for Children on Long Trips by Sarah Delaporte (7/19/99)
Homemade Bubble Bath (6/7/99)
Paper Does Grow on Trees, Dad by Brad Bauman (4/5/99)
Crafts for Toddlers (12/14/98)
Tag a Friend - Charo's Place (9/21/98)
Children's Activities: Beach Preserves - Charo's Place (8/24/98)
Children's Action Games - Charo's Place (8/10/98)
Children's Games - Charo's Place (8/3/98)
Finger Paints, Water Colors and Nutty Putty by Rae Osenbaugh (11/17/97)
Mother and Child Volunteer Teams by Louise Wulf (10/27/97)
Arts and Crafts Ideas by Louise Wulf (9/22/97)
Frugal Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Louise Wulf (6/9/97)
Homemade Playdough and Bubbles by Louise Wulf (6/8/97)
Kids' Blocks from Cardboard Cartons - Free! by Louise Wulf (5/12/97)
Magic Crystal Gardens by Louise Wulf (4/5/97)
Toys that Last by Louise Wulf (1/27/97)
A Toy to Welcome Spring! by Louise Wulf (3/3/97)

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Children, Allowances

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Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

My Story: Why I Pay My Son for Chores contributed by Evelyn - A better today and a better tomorrow.
Allowance and chores: Should they be connected? by Live Like a Mensch
Kids spend, save, learn with an allowance - A kid's allowance is more than small change. It offers money lessons for children of all ages.
Raising Money-Smart Kids: Allowances - Giving them first-hand experience in money management
Kids and Money - Interview with Janet Bodnar, Deputy Editor of “Kiplinger's Personal Finance”
Teaching Teens the Value of Money
My Story: The Allowance Decision - contributed by Diane M. - A system that works
An Allowance and Your Child's Growth by Gary Foreman - Teach your child about money and life
Teens and the Value of Money by Peter Muehling - Could a bigger allowance be better?
Teens Clothing Allowance - End the battles over clothing expenditures
7 Tips for Giving Allowances by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - Strategies to make a different in their life
Ragamuffins to Riches - Use their allowance to teach them money skills
Children and the Value of Money - Don't let them take money for granted
The War Against Financial Education
Teach Your Children...About Money
Teaching Children About Money
Money Management for Kids

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Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts


For Children's Party ideas see Parties & Entertaining: Children and Parties & Entertaining: Teens.

Slideshow: 9 Low Cost Child's Birthday Gift Ideas - Children's birthday gift ideas when you don't have money to spend.
The Tween Shoebox Birthday Gift by Alicia Z. Klepeis - A creative gift for a tween birthday.
A No Cost Birthday Gift for 5 Year Old Boy - Only a 'no cost' gift will fit in her budget. (10/12/09)
Fun, Inexpensive Gift Wrapping (9/18/06)
Good Gift? Or Good Grief? (11/29/04)
Too Many Presents - When gift giving becomes a burden (5/31/04)
Presents for Teenage Boys by Peggy Hinnah - They've got their own ideas. Here's how to make them happy (11/24/03)
Special Gifts for Little People - Handmade treasure (12/9/02)
Unique Gifts for Teens by Patti Chadwick - Yes, you can find great gifts for teens (12/9/02)
My Story: Children's Gifts by Melonie Murray - It's all up to the parents (11/26/01)
Gift Ideas for Teen Girls by Rachel Paxton (3/12/01)
Homemade Bubble Bath Gifts by Kaylin Cherry (10/30/00)
Creative Children's Gift Giving by Darlene Howell (10/9/00)
The Birthday Box by Mary Waggoner (8/7/00)
Ask Miserly Moms: Organic Baby Formula and Kids' Party Gifts by Jonni McCoy (8/23/99)
Inexpensive Gifts for Children: part 2 (8/17/98)
Inexpensive Gifts for Children (8/10/98)
Kid's Birthday Gifts Reader's Tips (5/30/97)

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Children, Childcare

Choosing the Right Childcare by Debra Karplus - Finding affordable good quality care.
Childcare costs and the work-at-home mother Live Like a Mensch
Finding New Child Care Solutions by Dara Hofman
8 Cheap to Free Childcare Options
Child Care and Babysitting - 9 ways to save money
Split-Shift Parenting by Deidra Ramirez - Time with your kids without sacrificing income
Avoid Daycare Disasters by Joann Barnes - Questions you should be asking
Avoiding Younger Teen After School Troubles - Those few hours can be productive or a problem
Starting a Babysitting Co-op
My Daycare Experience by Cherie

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Children, Clothing

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

see also:
Clothing

5 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Kids' Clothing by Brittney Walker - Have them looking great for less.
Clothing Kids Close to Free by Penny Saver - Keeping your kids well-clothed for less. (5/31/10)
Children's Clothing (7/16/07)
My Story: Kids’ Clothing - Ways to stretch that clothing budget. (1/22/07)
My Story: Large Family Tips (9/25/06)
Back to School, or Back to the Poor House? (8/7/06)
The high cost of raising a teen - Just keeping up with the kid's sneakers can blow a hole in your budget (3/6/06)
Keeping Toddlers Warm at Night (12/19/05)
Teen Clothing Allowance - Teaching kids how to shop for clothes (10/24/05)
Hand-Me-Down How-To's (9/13/04)
Rack Up Savings on Children's Clothing (8/16/04)
Passing on a Legacy by Tenna Perry - She improved her relationship with her daughter and taught her a skill (12/15/03)
Plus Size Teen Fashions - Finding style in unexpected places (10/13/03)
Success As a Single Mom by Patricia Renard - One mom's story of survival (10/6/03)
10 Ways to Save on Children's Clothing by Jill Terry - Stretch your kid's clothing budget (8/25/03)
My Story: Clothing a Teenager contributed by Karen - Sew you can save (9/23/02)
Teens Clothing Allowance - End the battles over clothing expenditures (7/15/02)
Wear, Don't Tear by Donna LeSchander - Getting the most out of children's clothes (7/(1/02)
Child's Play by Nita Holstine - A little ingenuity can save you money on children's clothing (5/27/02)
A Simple Shirt by Tammy Harrison (12/11/00)
Back to School Clothes by Kim Danger (8/14/00)
Clothing Cooperatives Create New Wardrobe by Tammy Harrison (5/8/00)
Frugal Fashion With Flares by Pearl Sanborn (4/17/00)
Hassle-free, Cost Effective Dressing for Kids by Maxine Sprague (3/27/00)
Clothing, Book and Toy Exchanges (1/24/00)
The Clothing Chain by Amanda Formaro (9/27/99)
A Children's Clothing Swap Meet by Lisa Maas (4/19/99)
Kids + Clothes = Mess, Not! by Barbara Stacy (9/20/99)
Beating the High Cost of Bedwetting by Pat Hansen (10/26/98)
Cleaning Stuffed Animals (8/17/98)
Second Hand Clothes for Boys - Reader's Suggestions (11/17/97)

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Children, College

My Story: What We Learned about College Life contributed by Rick Fowler - There's a lot you don't know about the transition from high school to college. (7/26/10)
First Credit Card - Can a college student avoid running up a big balance? (1/24/05)
Student Expenses - Habits that will last a lifetime (8/16/04)
Prepared to Leave the Coop by Marianne Giullian - When Junior goes off to college (8/2/04)
Starter Adults, Grown-Up Debts - Credit cards in college (7/26/04)
Low Cost Gifts for the Graduate - Reader's Tips (5/18/98)

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Children, Decorating

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Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

see also:
Home Decorating

Kids Room Redo for $25! - Step-by-step guide to decorating your child’s room (3/20/06)
Creative Kids’ Rooms on a Budget (8/20/07)
Choosing a Fantasy Theme for Your Child’s Room (2/6/06)
5 Tips to Preschoolers Bedrooms (11/28/05)
Teen Rooms on the Cheap - A daunting task made easy and affordable (9/12/05)
Fantasy Rooms for Kids Under $50 (6/20/05)
Special Place - Creating privacy for your child (12/30/02)
Play Areas - Creating soft landing places (5/13/02)
Colorful Kids Spaces by Gail McCauley - A powerful punch to a child's bedroom (3/11/02)
Space Bedroom by Kathleen Wilson - For the budding astronaut in your home (2/18/02)
Home Improvement With Kids by Brenda and Chuck Hyde - Could you be raising the next Bob Vila? (8/27/01)
The Cheapskate's Guide to Children's Rooms by Jo Stewart Wray - They could be the hardest rooms in the house to decorate (5/7/01)
Make Your Home a Refuge by Nancy Twigg (11/13/00)
A Camping Bedroom on a Budget by Kathleen Wilson (10/2/00)
Do-It-Yourself Play Structures (2/21/00)
A Storybook Kids' Room by LeeAnn Young (3/29/99)
Organizing Kids' Bedrooms (2/22/99)
Thrifty Classroom Decorations (8/3/98)
Inexpensive Sandboxes - Reader's Designs (5/25/98)
Plant a Backyard Teepee for Your Kids by Louise Wulf (6/2/97)

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Children, Education

College
School

Children, Educational Activities

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

Tots and Tools by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Teaching kids about DIY projects.
Mind Expanders by Olivia Fox - Helping our kids to use their imaginations. (3/23/09)
Skills by Michelle Plamondon - Skills are good to know even if you never use them. (11/17/08)
Summer Is the Time for Teaching by Marenda Babcock - Teaching skills can be fun and build confidence, too! (5/19/08)
Molding the Savvy Young Shopper by Kathleen D. Frassrand - Turn a trip to the grocery store into an educational outing (12/24/07)
Home Learning Activities - Keep your children thinking and happy. (10/16/06)
Fun and Frugal Things to Do With Toddlers by Irene Helen Zundel - Helping them learn about the world around them (4/12/04)
One Man's Trash Is This Boy's Treasure by Christine Klein - Priceless gems awaiting discovery (3/10/03)
Do-It-Yourself Enrichment Programs by Lucynda Koesters - Enriching your children's lives (7/15/02)
A Reading Program by Kathleen Bieke - Help your children to improve their future (9/17/01)
Simple Family Field Trips by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Great fun for the whole family (9/3/01)
Roll 'Em by Lindsay Small - Games that teach and entertain (7/30/01)
A Backyard Nature File by Carolyn Allen - They'll have fun while they learn (7/16/01)
Teaching Our Children About Nature by Don Trotter - What should we teach them about the world around us? (4/30/01)
The Alphabet Board by Evelyn Saunders - They'll quickly be on the road to reading (3/12/01)
Children and Vegetable Gardening by Don Trotter - They'll learn to grow and eat vegetables (2/19/01)
Kids Web Portal by Kathleen Bieke - Help them to use their surfing time productively (1/22/01)
The Importance of Reading by Bev Jaremko (10/23/00)
Stimulating Your Child's Development by Lauren Bradway, Ph.D. (5/1/00)
Learning Activities That Cost Nothing by Scott Gettel (4/24/00)
Educational Activities for Kids and Families by Maxine Sprague (2/7/00)
Extra Curricular Overload by Amanda Formaro (8/23/99)

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Children, Encouraging Saving

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Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
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Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

Teaching kids about cash: Whose job is it? - This scholar says students should be learning the basics of finance along with their ABCs.
8 Tips for Raising Money-Dumb Kids by Ed Avis - Making sure your kids are poor all their lives.
Raising a child with financial smarts - Want your kids to be smart about money? Follow these tips to get them started.
Where to Put the Kids' Money (9/4/06)
Let Your Kids Teach You To Save Money - Giving monetary incentive to save and budget (3/6/06)
Cost-Cutting and Saving Strategies for Kids (1/31/05)
Mini Money Managers - Teaching money management (1/10/05)
The Power of Money Boxes - Encouraging teenagers to start saving money (12/27/04)
Teaching Teens the Value of Money (10/25/04)
Get Kids In the Habit of Saving (10/4/04)
Investing for Children by Gary Foreman - Paying dividends for a lifetime (6/7/04)
Getting Kids Interested in Investing (5/30/02)
Through the Eyes of a Ten Year Old by Robyn Bray - Make a difference in how they see money and what it buys (7/30/01)
Making Saving Fun for Your Child by Mia Cronan - You'll be more successful if you make it fun (3/5/01)
Gift Money & The Three-Part Rule by Mia Cronan - Teach your children how to allocate money (2/26/01)
Teaching Kids to Save by Julie Kletzman (7/31/00)
Save, Spend and Share by Julie Kletzman (7/17/00)
The War Against Financial Education by W. Lomano (7/3/00)
Teach Your Children...About Money by Michelle Kennedy Hogan (5/15/00)
Teaching Teens About Money by Charles M. Armstrong III (12/21/98)
Money Management for Kids by Gary Foreman (9/15/97)

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Children, Food

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Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

Turn your Kitchen into a Food Factory by Debra L. Karplus, MS - Six fun, family-friendly activities that will save you money. (7/20/09)
My Story: Large Family Tips (9/25/06)
Keeping Up With Children's Activies and Meals (8/29/05)
My Story: Going to Restraurants With the Kids - An economical way to eat out (7/4/05)
Kids' Concoctions by Laurie Krulc - Recipes that kids love (6/21/04)
Cute But Costly by Erin Huffstetter - The truth about child-sized grocery carts (5/3/04)
May I Take Your Order, Please? by Sandy Williams Driver - The perky blonde waitress was only ten! (3/15/04)
Success As a Single Mom by Patricia Renard - One mom's story of survival (10/6/03)
My Story: Dining Out With Children contributed by Karen - It can be a pleasant experience (7/14/03)
Summer Fun In the Kitchen by Janean Nusz - Beat summer boredom (6/3/02)
Simple Recipes for Small Hands by Deborah Shelton - Happy when they're helping (5/13/02)
Super Summer Snacks 'n Fun by Janine Lynn - Your kids will love them (7/9/01)
Marshmallow Yummies for Kids by Amanda Formaro - Yummie says it all! (6/18/01)
Easy Chocolate Spots for Kids by Amanda Formaro - You'll enjoy making these with your kids (3/19/01)
Inexpensive Meals Kids Love by Sarah Delaporte (5/15/00)
Ask Miserly Moms: Organic Baby Formula and Kids' Party Gifts by Jonni McCoy (8/23/99)
Healthy, Inexpensive Snacks for Kids (5/31/99)
Day Camp and School Lunches for Picky Eaters (7/27/98)

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Children, Health and Safety

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Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

Save In Your Sleep! - Get serious about your family’s sleep habits. (2/12/07)
Preparing for Sick Days (12/4/06)
Children and Identity Theft - Even our kids aren't immune to this high tech crime. (11/13/06)
Delicious Drinks for Kids by Lucinda Jenkins, LPNHC - It's important to keep them hydrated (11/18/02)
Protecting Your Family - The National Safe Kids Campaign (11/11/02)
Protecting Your Child's Identity by Yolanda Kennedy - Don't compromise their safety (9/2/02)
Get Rid of Lice for Good by Monica Resinger - What we learned from the experience (2/11/02)
Organizing the Disorganized Mom by Kim Danger - She was going to be the new June Cleaver. Not! (10/1/01)
Safesurf by Kathleen Bieke (10/16/00)
Don't Vacation in the ER by Brenda Nixon (7/3/00)
Ask Miserly Moms: Organic Baby Formula and Kids' Party Gifts by Jonni McCoy (8/23/99)
Summer Safety for Kids (6/28/99)
Eliminating Head Lice (4/26/99)
Ouch Control by Paulette Bulger (1/4/99)
Swimming Safety Tips (7/6/98)
Put Some Play in Your Emergency Kit by Louise Wulf (3/10/97)

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Children, Holidays

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Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

Kids and Holiday Decorating: Frugal, Fast and Easy (12/18/06)
Fun, Inexpensive Gift Wrapping (9/18/06)
Great Gifts for Grandma - Low-cost, high-value gift ideas (12/5/05)
A Cheap and Fun Christmas (12/6/04)
Too Many Presents - When gift giving becomes a burden (5/31/04)
Great Valentine's Gifts for Teens by Patricia Chadwick (1/26/04)
Happy Holidays With Teens by Patricia Chadwick - Keeping wonder in the holidays (12/8/03)
Presents for Teenage Boys by Peggy Hinnah - They've got their own ideas. Here's how to make them happy (11/24/03)
Unique Gifts for Teens by Patti Chadwick - Yes, you can find great gifts for teens (12/9/02)
Frugal Easter Basket Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Fill the basket with love, not costly trinkets (4/2/01)
Gift Ideas for Teen Girls by Rachel Paxton (3/12/01)
A Child's Thanksgiving Tree by Amanda Formaro (11/20/00)
Homemade Bubble Bath Gifts by Kaylin Cherry (10/30/00)
Creative Children's Gift Giving by Darlene Howell (10/9/00)
Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make by Jenny Wanderscheid (12/6/99)
Thanksgiving Fun for Kids (11/15/99)
A Fourth of July Birthday by Kim Tilley (6/28/99)
Inexpensive Gifts for Children: part 2 (8/17/98)
Inexpensive Gifts for Children (8/10/98)
Halloween Ideas for Teens by Louise Wulf (10/20/97)
Halloween Special: Children's Party Ideas by Louise Wulf (10/13/97)

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Children, Money

Allowances
Encouraging Saving
Money
Teenagers and Money

Children, Money

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

The danger of not teaching kids about cash - An expert says it is important to teach children about money at an early age.
Kids Cash In With Their Business Ventures by Lynn Bulmahn - Learn from their success!
Teaching kids to avoid money missteps - An expert urges parents to teach their children the secrets to financial literacy.
3 tips to teach kids about money - Are you helping your kids understand smart saving and spending habits?
10 teaching-kids-about-money truths by TDS Guest Blogger
Video: Principles We Should Teach Our Kids about Money by Gary Foreman - Interview of Gregg Murset, CEO of MyJobChart.com.
Kids' financial education on the playground? - Start kids' financial education early to avoid banking mistakes.
10 money questions to ask your kids by Bankrate
5 dumb ways to spend money on your kids - Don't fall for that pouty face. Caving in to kids' money demands can put you in the poorhouse.
My Story: A Frugal Budget Lesson contributed by Tamara Wilhite - An easy money lesson for children.
Part-Time Work for Nearly-Teens - Can a 12 year old really make money? (4/19/10)
Financial Advice for a Picky Eater by Gary Foreman - Could picky eating now lead to financial problems later? (1/25/10)
11 Ways to Teach Kids about Money, Especially Right Now! by Eric Tyson - A slow economy provides opportunities for kids to learn smart money habits. (12/14/09)
Modeling Money Behaviors by Sam X Renick - 4 strategies to help moms, dads and teachers teach children about money. (11/30/09)
An Experiment in Business by Olivia Fox - Could Junior learn his math and business skills at the same time? (11/16/09)
Recession Provides Opportunity to Talk to Kids About Money by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil - It’s time to educate kids about finances, budgeting and wise spending. (7/13/09)
My Story: Mom, I Need a Bigger Allowance contributed by Joan - How to boost your child's allowance and save money at the same time. (12/08/08)
Financial Mistakes You Don't Want Your Kids to Repeat by Darren Hardy - An inheritance you do not want to leave your children. (11/24/08)
For the Fun of It by Kimberly Paulk - Saving money with kids. (11/03/08)
Saving Kids from Consumerism by Tamara Wilhite - 20 tips for parents of preschoolers to save. (8/4/08)
Cheaper/Richer Living - with kids by Tamara Wilhite - A frugal poem. (6/2/08)
Making “Frugal” Fun for Kids by Sarah Collins (3/17/08)
Kids and Money by Sam X Renick - Interview with Garrett Sutton (1/7/08)
Like Father, Like Son - When kids pick up their parents' bad money habits (12/31/07)
Setting an Example by Jill Cooper - Helping children to become wise caretakers of their money (11/19/07)
Kids and Money by Sam X Renick - Interview with Bob Bacarella, Money Manager and founder of the Monetta Family of Mutual Funds (10/8/07)
Teach Your Children Better Money Skills (9/10/07)
The Four Terrible Money Mistakes We Make With Our Kids (8/13/07)
Kids and Money - An interview with Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek columnist (8/6/07)
Teaching Children about Money - Are there any courses to help explain how money works? (7/30/07)
Kids and Money - Interview with Janet Bodnar, Deputy Editor of “Kiplinger's Personal Finance” (7/9/07)
Surviving Family Financial Hardship - What our kids learn when we handle money (2/27/06)
Teaching Your Children with Coupons (2/20/06)
Kids and Money - Could 3 rules set your child up for life financially? (1/9/06)
Set Kids Up for Success - Teaching them to budget (11/14/05)
Making Frugality a Family Affair (9/26/05)
My Story - What happens when your kids write the family checks (4/11/05)
It's a Family Affair - Working toward common financial goals (3/28/05)
Arm Your Kids - To fight for their financial future (3/7/05)
Minimum Wage Millionaires - Teaching kids about compound interest (1/17/05)
Raising Financial Responsible Teenagers (7/19/04)
The Anti-Cinderella by Gary Foreman - Is there a happy ending to her financial story? (7/12/04)
Cute But Costly by Erin Huffstetter - The truth about child-sized grocery carts (5/3/04)
About Your Financial Future by Jen Singer - What every stay-at-home mom should know (2/2/04)
Nurture Thankfulness In Your Child by Brenda Nixon (11/3/03)
Financial Incentives for Children - Bribery? Or good teaching? (10/6/03)
Help Your Teenager While Helping Yourself by Elizabeth L. Blair - On the road to becoming a responsible adult (10/6/03)
To Tell the Truth? - What to tell children about the family budget (8/25/03)
What Kids Need by Cheryl Stewart - When less is more (10/14/02)
Business Ideas for Kids by Pearl Sanborn (9/2/02)
Introducing Children to Money by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - It's one of the hardest things to discuss with children (1/7/02)
The Kid's Garage Sale by Nellie the Nag - Sure, Mom was tough. But they learned some valuable lessons (10/22/01)
Depriving Our Kids? by Jill Cooper - An important question for their future well being (6/4/01)
Teaching Entrepreneurship by Mia Cronan - you don't need to be in business to learn and share some important lessons (1/15/01)
Your Legacy by Azriela Jaffe - Here's a tradition that will benefit your children (1/8/01)
Growing an Entrepreneur by Lauren Bradway, Ph.D. (11/6/00)
Teaching Life-Skills by Patricia R. Chadwick (10/30/00)
Make Frugality a Family Affair by Nancy Twigg (10/16/00)
Kids & Financial Organization by Julie Kletzman (9/4/00)
Teaching Children the Value of Money by Gregory Thomas (8/28/00)
What to Teach Your Teens About Money by Gary Foreman (8/14/00)
My Story: Childhood Reminisces by Vanessa M. (7/31/00)
Laying the Foundation for financial education by Julie Kletzman (7/10/00)
Teaching Kids Their Financial ABC's by Julie Kletzman (6/26/00)
Reduce Expenses for Children (6/12/00)
The Costs of Children by Gary Foreman (3/20/00)
Cornucopia Kids by Lauren Bradway, Ph.D. (1/17/00)
Kids in Business by Heather Hemmingway (10/18/99)
Chip Off the Old Cheapskate by Gary Foreman (6/(1/98)

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Children, Organization and Chores

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

see also:
Organization

Homemaking School for Children - Give your kids valuable lessons in housecleaning and responsibility (7/11/07)
Storing Kid's Stuff (5/14/07)
My Story: Large Family Tips (9/25/06)
Racing to Complete Chores! by Monica Resinger (2/23/04)
Organize Your Children and Save Your Sanity by Gregory Thomas - Making your children responsible for their belongings (1/19/04)
Raising a Self-Sufficient Teen by Rachel Paxton - Start small to get big results (9/23/02)
They Race to Complete Chores by Monica Resinger - Many hands make light work (9/9/02)
Fridge Clutter by Debbie Williams - Can't get at all the food because of the 'artwork'? (7/22/02) Organizing the Disorganized Mom by Kim Danger - She was going to be the new June Cleaver. Not! (10/1/01)
12 Tips for Helping Disorganized Children by Gail Miller (11/8/99)
Chore Charts (9/13/99)
Grandma's Clutter Solutions by Roberta Paola (12/(1/97)
Kids and Clutter - Reader's Solutions (11/17/97)
Braving Kid's Rooms - Anyone have a Map? A Shovel? by Brenda Sparks (3/21/97)

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Children, Other

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

How young is too young for a smartphone? - Deciding when a child is ready for a smartphone can be tricky. Here are some tips.
Choosing the Right Childcare by Debra Karplus - Finding affordable good quality care.
DIY Kids Haircuts - Can I learn to cut my kids' hair?
Childcare costs and the work-at-home mother Live Like a Mensch
Moving Back In With Your Parents by Gary Foreman - 15 ways to make it a positive experience.
The 5/50/500 Rule by Steve and Annette Economides - Is doing the best for your kids really the best for them?
Financial planning for special-needs children - Plan for the long-term cost of care for a child with disabilities by following this guide.
Uncle Sam pitches in for child care - Expenses paid with a flexible spending account can't be claimed for the child care credit.
How to Shoot Your Kids’ Portraits by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Capture their personality in photos better than the pros. (2/15/10)
The cost of raising a child -The cost of raising a child is high, but there are ways to save. (11/24/09)
My Story: Buying and Selling Toys on Craigslist contributed by Nikka Kensel - An endless supply of new toys for less!(1/26/09)
Child Care by Dara Hofman - Finding new child care solutions. (12/08/08)
The Argument for Secondhand Toys by Wendy Hummeldorf - Even better the second time around! (10/27/08)
8 Cheap to Free Childcare Options by Angela D'Ambrosio - When you need a little “me time”. (7/07/08)
Does Your Child Suffer from Affluenza? - Too much of the good things can be a bad thing for your kids. (11/5/07)
Finding Quality Child Care (3/27/06)
Special Needs Children - Finding ways to save with a special needs child (2/27/06)
Child Care and Babysitting - 9 ways to save money (4/18/05)
Adoption Help From the IRS (4/11/05)
Unplanned Parenthood - Suddenly you're the guardian of your sister's kids (4/8/03)
Picking a Guardian for Your Child (4/8/03)
What Do Kids Really Want? - courtesy of The Center for a New American Dream - The findings may surprise you (3/31/03)
Adoption Help (3/13/03)
Avoid Daycare Disasters by Joann Barnes - Questions you should ask (11/25/02)
Kid Multiplication by Debbie Williams - Time management solutions for working parents (6/17/02)
My Story: Doggy Etiquette contributed by Jeanne - Developing a child-friendly dog (5/20/02)
Adoption Resources - The costs are holding them back (2/5/01)
Dolphins, Kids, Dogs and Husbands by Jacqueline McLaughlin Hale (1/24/00)
Misplaced Murals - Cleaning Children's Scribbles (12/20/99)
Starting a Day Care Center - Reader's Recommendations (3/23/98)
My Daycare Experience by Cherie (10/20/97)
Mom Bakes a Cake humor by Rae Osenbaugh (9/1/97)
Advice from Mom: Childrearing by Rae Osenbaugh (9/2/96)
Too Much for Children by Mia Cronan - What do you say when they ask for the stuff that their friends have? (9/24/01)

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Children, School

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

see also:
School

6 back-to-school supply tips from teachers - Teachers dole out lots of lessons, but when it comes to school supplies, the rule is simple: Less is more.
Video: 6 Tools to Reduce Back-to-School Spending by Gary Foreman - Interview with Daniel D. Morris of CPADudes.com and VeraSage.com
Does your kindergartner need a student loan? - Private schools are offering more financial aid, but the costs can still be too much for some.
Back-to-school savings tips-VIDEO - Cut back-to-school costs in half by being proactive.
5 ways to fight back-to-school costs - As students head back to school, don't let the costs of clothes and supplies break your budget.
6 tips for frugal back-to-school savings - You don't have to spend a pile of money on school needs. Follow these frugal tips to save big.
Students score top discount perks - Don't pay full price when you're a student. From laptops to new clothes, student discounts abound.
Gifts for the high school graduate - With their generous gifts, relatives may unwittingly negate a grad's financial aid.
Making Beautiful Music by Jacqueline Harris-Stone - Buying a musical instrument that won't play a sour note for your budget. (4/20/09)
Back to School for Less - 10 ways to trim your expenses this fall (8/6/07)
How Parents Pay for Private School (12/18/06)
Back to School, or Back to the Poor House? (8/7/06)
Managing the High Cost of High School (5/22/06)
Is Private School Right For Your Child? - Knowing and meeting your child’s educational needs (3/13/06)
Motivation for Good Grades - Reap powerful results (11/7/05)
Back-to-School Basics - 10 ways to save on school gear (8/22/05)
Back-to-School Savings Aren't Just for Kids - The savings can be enjoyed year-round (8/1/05)
Back-to-School Gear - Filling that new backpack with school supplies (8/23/04)
School ATMs May Teach Wrong Lesson (6/28/04)
Use Your Library by Catherine Livens - A goldmine for parents (12/30/02)
When Does School Start? by Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam - Help your kids cook up some fun in the kitchen (8/5/02)
Band Instruments by Gary Foreman - Reducing the cost of blowing your own horn (8/5/02)
Back to School Clothes by Kim Danger (8/14/00)
SOS! Saving on Sports by Angie Zalewski (5/29/00)
Band Instrument Rip-Offs by Cathy B. (8/17/98)
Thrifty Classroom Decorations (8/3/98)
Free Stuff for Kids and Teachers: Disney by Julia Jay (2/16/98)
Free Stuff for Kids and Teachers: Software by Julia Jay (1/19/98)

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Children, Single Parents

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

see also:
One Income Families
Single Parents

Single Parents: A Survival Guide by Jenny Harrington - It can be tough to make ends meet while playing the role of both parents. (6/30/08)
Success As a Single Mom by Patricia Renard - One mom's story of survival (10/6/03)
My Story: A Single mom's tips for a frugal life - contributed by NYC Lady (2/24/03)
When the Child Support Check Is Late by Sandra Ray - Running a household when the check doesn't arrive (1/20/03)
Surviving as a Widower With Children by Joanne Pritchard Wiradilaga (1/18/99)
Advice for Widowed Parent (12/7/98)

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Children, Stay at Home Parents

Slideshow: The Value of a Stay-at-Home Parent by Pam Hutzler - Feeling good about your choice to stay home with your kids.
Respect for a Stay-at-Home Mom by Gary Foreman - What should she do about friends that don't repect her decision to stay-at-home?
Emotionally Charged by Tammy Harrison - Recent events underscore valuable lessons (10/29/01)
Staying Home With Teenagers by Maggie Morrison - This mom stays home even though her kids are teenagers (5/7/01)
The Cost of Working for Parents by Jonni McCoy (5/17/99)
MomCare: Write a Little by Deb Frantz (11/23/98)
Shhh, Mom's Got Homework by Alicia Kaminski (10/27/97)
Quit My Job to Be With Kids? our reader's advise (9/8/97)

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Children, Summer Activities

Summer Activities for Kids by Beth Hering - Activities to keep your kids occupied this summer.
Sensational Summer Camps by Chantal King - Making summer camp memories.
3 Great Low Cost Summer Activities With Kids by Kathy Woodard - Great summer times for less $$$.
Chill Out This Summer by Tawra Kellam - Fun recipes to keep the kids busy. (5/25/09)
Summer Sanity Savers (7/11/07)
Reducing the Cost of Summer Camp (3/19/07)
Send a Kid to Camp ... on a budget! (4/17/06)
The ABCs of Beating Summer Boredom (7/11/05)
Summer Fun, Cheaply Done (5/30/05)
Popsicle Paradise by Tawra Kellam - Remember licking the drips? (6/7/04)
The Summer of Fun by K.M. Eldredge (5/24/04)
200+ Ideas for Summertime Fun by Deborah Taylor-Hough (7/21/03)
Free Family Fun by Shaunna Privratsky - Summer fun for less (6/9/03)
Summer In the City by Maureen Bennie - Fun activities for backyard and beyond (6/24/02)
Summer Savings by Eileen Coale - Minimize expenses while maximizing kid contentment (6/10/02)
Summer Fun In the Kitchen by Janean Nusz - Beat summer boredom (6/3/02)
Summer Break for Mom by Gary Foreman - How to survive the summer without income and without accumulating debt (4/8/02)
Summertime Developmental Goals by Patti Chadwick - Help your child to grow this summer (7/9/01)
Super Summer Snacks 'n Fun by Janine Lynn - Your kids will love them (7/9/01)
Summer Break by Tammy Harrison - Great ideas for summer fun (6/18/01)
Summer Sanity Kit by Rebecca Underwood - It's going to be a long summer. Will you survive? (6/11/01)
Summer Boredom Busters by Amanda Formaro (7/24/00)
Hot Summer Fun by Sarah Delaporte (6/19/00)
Clothing, Book and Toy Exchanges (1/24/00)
Summer Fun With Your Children by Jenny Wanderscheid (8/9/99)
Summer Camp at Home by Jennifer Deerman (6/14/99)
Summer Keepsake Scrapbook - Charo's Place (8/31/98)
Summer Fun by Julia Jay (6/1/98)
What to Do When Your Kids Are Home All Day by Marla Saunders (9/23/96)

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Children, Toddlers

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Teenagers and Money
Children, Teenagers General

see also:
Babies

Toddler Life Insurance (2/20/06)
Keeping Toddlers Warm at Night (12/19/05)
5 Tips to Preschoolers Bedrooms (11/28/05)
Fun and Frugal Things to Do With Toddlers by Irene Helen Zundel - Helping them learn about the world around them (4/12/04)
Money and Preschoolers by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - Involve future investors (1/6/03)
Toys for Tots by Victoria Purdie - Inexpensive homemade fun (9/30/02)
Homemade Toddler Toys by Malissa Copeland (8/21/00)
Activities for a Toddler by Maxine Sprague, BEd. (2/28/00)
Toddlers at Home by Nancy Morse-Kelly (1/17/00)
Crafts for Toddlers (12/14/98)
Shopping with Baby (6/8/98)
Reader's Tips on Babies and Children
How I Saved Money When My Children Were Small by Barbara Wunder Black (11/18/96)

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Children, Teenagers and Money

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers General

see also:
Teens

Video: Could Your Teen Become a Millionaire? by Gary Foreman - Interview with Bill Edgar author of "The Minimum Wage Millionaire"
Should a high-schooler take a part-time job? - A student can get more than a wage from a job. Mull these factors before letting your kid work.
A Teen Clothing Allowance by Gary Foreman - Avoiding the battle over teen clothing.
Jobs for Preteens - How can a preteen earn a few dollars?
Spending, Saving, and Earning Tips for Teens by Alyssa Liljequist - 10 things teens need to know about money. (9/20/10)
Your Teens and Moneyby June Walbert & J.J. Montanaro - 5 steps to raising a money-savvy teen. (7/06/09)
Kids and Money - Interview with Janet Bodnar, Deputy Editor of “Kiplinger's Personal Finance” (7/9/07)
Things I Wish I'd Known at High School Education - Finances for the high school graduate
Teen Clothing Allowance - Teaching kids how to shop for clothes (10/24/05)
The Cost of Teens - Do they really cost more than toddlers? (7/11/05)
The Power of Money Boxes - Encouraging teenagers to start saving money (12/27/04)
Kids and Wheels - 3 ways to save when your teenager gets behind the wheel (9/6/04)
Raising Financial Responsible Teenagers (7/19/04)
<The Car Purchase Project by Barbara Frank - When your teen is ready for their first car (2/9/04)
Help Your Teenager While Helping Yourself by Elizabeth L. Blair - On the road to becoming a responsible adult (10/6/03)
Put Those Teens to Work by Sandra L. Ray - Valuable resources for finding jobs (3/31/03)
Raising a Self-Sufficient Teen by Rachel Paxton - Start small to get big results (9/23/02)
Teens and Credit Cards by Patricia Chadwick - Don't let them get off to a bad start (2/5/01)
Teens & Credit: A Recipe for Disaster by Rebecca Lindsey (9/18/00)
Jobs for Younger Teens (4/17/00)
Teaching Teens About Money by Charles M. Armstrong III (12/21/98)
Teaching Teens About Money (11/2/98)

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Children, Teenagers General

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
Children, Food
Children, Health and Safety
Children, Holidays
Children, Money
Children, Organization and Chores
Children, Other
Children, School
Children, Single Parents
Children, Stay at Home Parents
Children, Summer Activities
Children, Toddlers
Children, Teenagers and Money

see also:
Teens

The high cost of high-tech teens - For parents, drawing the line on being cool is a cost-cutting lesson for teenagers.
My Story: Frugal Prom My Story: Frugal Prom (5/5/08)
Perfect Prom for Pennies by M. Carole Wyatt - Cutting expensive formal events down to size (1/21/08)
Teen Bedroom Decorating by Kathy Wilson - Five tricks that'll make your teens happy with their space (10/8/07)
A Backyard Teen Retreat Create a cool place for them to hang out
Teen Rooms on the Cheap - A daunting task made easy and affordable (9/12/05)
Your Teen Wants a Cell Phone? - A learning opportunity in the making (7/25/05)
My Story: Creative Graduation Gifts (4/25/05)
Great Valentine's Gifts for Teens by Patricia Chadwick (1/26/04)
Passing on a Legacy by Tenna Perry - She improved her relationship with he rdaughter and taught her a skill (12/15/03)
Happy Holidays With Teens by Patricia Chadwick - Keeping wonder in the holidays (12/8/03)
Presents for Teenage Boys by Peggy Hinnah - They've got their own ideas. Here's how to make them happy (11/24/03)
Plus Size Teen Fashions - Finding style in unexpected places (10/13/03)
Help Your Teenager While Helping Yourself by Elizabeth L. Blair - On the road to becoming a responsible adult (10/6/03)
Unique Gifts for Teens by Patti Chadwick - Yes, you can find great gifts for teens (12/9/02)
Teens and the Value of Money by Peter Muehling - Could a bigger allowance be better? (11/4/02)
My Story: Clothing a Teenager contributed by Karen - Sew you can save (9/23/02)
Teens Clothing Allowance - End the battles over clothing expenditures (7/15/02)
Avoiding Younger Teen After School Troubles - Those few hours can be productive or a problem (6/18/01)
Staying Home With Teenagers by Maggie Morrison - This mom stays home even though her kids are teenagers (5/7/01)
Gift Ideas for Teen Girls by Rachel Paxton (3/12/01)
Teen Activities (12/20/99)

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Christmas

Christmas
After Christmas Sales
Baking & Recipes
Budgeting & Spending
Christmas Tress
Decorating
Entertaining
Gift Cards
Gifts: Homemade
Gifts: Homemade Food Gifts
Gifts: Adults
Gifts: Kids
Gifts: Inexpensive
Gifts: Returns & Regifting
Gifts: Shipping
Gifts: Wrapping
Holiday Stress Busters
Paying Off Holiday Debt
Shopping Tips
Simple, Meaningful Christmas
Tipping Guidelines
Tipping Guidelines

Cleaning

Bathrooms
Cleaning Tips
Eliminating Odors
Exterior
Floors: Carpeting
Floors: Tile, Wood, Laminate
Furniture
Kitchens
Pets
Recipes for Homemade Cleaners: General
Recipes for Homemade Cleaners: Bathrooms
Recipes for Homemade Cleaners: Kitchens
Spring Cleaning
Time Management of Household Chores

See Also:
Eliminating Clutter
Laundry, General
Laundry, Clothing Maintenance and Stain Removal
Organization

Clothing

Accessories
Buying Retail
Buying Secondhand
Children and Teens
Cleaning
Maternity
Selling and Trading
Sewing and Repairing
Stain Removal

Clothing, Accessories

Also in Clothing:
Clothing, Buying Retail
Clothing, Buying Secondhand
Clothing, Children and Teens
Clothing, Cleaning
Clothing, Maternity
Clothing, Selling and Trading
Clothing, Sewing and Repairing
Clothing, Stain Removal

The Price of Status - What could they learn from a purse? (5/8/06)
10 Ways to Double Your Jewelry Wardrobe - Add glamour to your holiday wardrobe without spending a dime (11/15/04)
Quiz - This gemstone quiz gives you a chance to shine (7/15/02)
Handbag Chaos - How do you keep it all organized? (5/27/02)
Cheap Urban Tricks for Fashionites on a Budget by Kayla Solomon (7/24/00)

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Clothing, Buying Retail

How to Be a “Recessionista” by Diana Pemberton Sikes - Even in a recession you can have a wardrobe you like. (1/26/09)
Hard to Fit Women's Clothing - Tips on finding good deals (2/11/08)
Dress Like a Diva on a Thrift Store Budget by Kimberly Danger (10/8/07)
Special Occasion Clothing (11/6/06)
Also in Clothing:
Clothing, Accessories
Clothing, Buying Secondhand
Clothing, Children and Teens
Clothing, Cleaning
Clothing, Maternity
Clothing, Selling and Trading
Clothing, Sewing and Repairing
Clothing, Stain Removal

Style on A Budget (7/24/06)
Building a Casual Wardrobe - Updating your look for less (5/22/06)
Saving Clothes and Dollars (5/8/06)
The Fashion Frugalista (3/13/06)
Make Sure the Shoe Fits - Maximize your shoe-buying dollars (1/9/06)
My Story: Frugal Myths (11/21/05)
Recognizing Quality Clothing (8/22/05)
Back-to-School Savings Aren't Just for Kids (8/1/05)
Getting the Best Deals in the Retail World (7/26/04)
Fashionably Frugal by Shaunna Privratsky - It doesn't take a big budget to get compliments (3/1/04)
What Is a Bargain? by Wendy Lomano - How you answer could save you money (2/2/04)
Smaller Clothing Dilemma - When weight loss makes smaller sizes a necessity (5/19/03)
Fashion Savvy Shopping by Diana Pemberton-Sikes - Know your shopping options (9/30/02)
You and Your Wardrobe by Nikki Willhite - Looking good for less! (3/11/02)
Big & Tall Clothing - Where can you find a bargain on extra size clothes? (11/5/01)
Save on Clothing by Gregory Thomas - Look sharp! Not broke! (9/17/01)
Mauled at the Mall - Looking for mall quality without mall prices? (6/18/01)
Insider Report: Your Wardrobe by Donna V. - Clothing tips from a fashion consultant (2/5/01)
Shopping for Summer Clothing by Nikki Willhite (3/6/00)
Buying Athletic Shoes (1/10/00)
Finding Bargains in Odd Sized Clothing (11/2/98)
Pantyhose Budget Buster - Reader's Tips (9/19/97)

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Clothing, Buying Secondhand

Also in Clothing:
Clothing, Accessories
Clothing, Buying Retail
Clothing, Children and Teens
Clothing, Cleaning
Clothing, Maternity
Clothing, Selling and Trading
Clothing, Sewing and Repairing
Clothing, Stain Removal
Recycled Clothing 101 by Jill McCoy - What you need to know about consignment and resale shops.
6 Resale Shop Saving Secrets by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Beautiful clothes for a fraction of their retail price.
A Great Budget Wardrobe (7/30/07)
Special Occasion Clothing (11/6/06)
Bag a Bargain - What can a simple bag do for your budget? (2/13/06)
Goodwill Hunting - Confessions of a Goodwill addict (1/2/06)
A Closet Full of Wearable Clothes - Assembling a functional, attractive wardrobe (11/8/04)
7 Ways to Save at Thrift Stores by Kathryn Jones - Finish your shopping trips with money to spare (1/19/04)
Little Known Thrift Store Shopping Secrets by Faith Sugarman (10/27/03)
Consignment Cinderella by Shaunna Privratsky - Like-new wardrobe for less (6/23/03)
My Story: Sweaters for Cents by Van in Alabama - Old tricks still work today (10/29/01)
Consignment Shopping Pays Off by Rachel Paxton - She uses it like a clothing exchange (3/26/01)
Secondhand Stores by Nanette Gilbert (6/21/99)
Second Hand Clothes, First Class Style by Rachel Paxton (4/5/99)
Clothing on the Cheap by Doris O'Connell (4/5/96)

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Clothing, Children and Teens

Also in Clothing:
Clothing, Accessories
Clothing, Buying Retail
Clothing, Buying Secondhand
Clothing, Cleaning
Clothing, Maternity
Clothing, Selling and Trading
Clothing, Sewing and Repairing
Clothing, Stain Removal

see also:
Children, Clothing

Converting the Female Teen Diva by Amy L. Thomas - Bring your daughter back to the real world. (10/20/08)
My Story: Kids’ Clothing - Ways to stretch that clothing budget. (1/22/07)
Multigenerational Shopping with my Daughter (9/4/06)
Teen Clothing Allowance - Teaching kids how to shop for clothes (10/24/05)
Hand-Me-Down How To's (9/13/04)
Plus Size Teen Fashions - Finding style in unexpected places (10/13/03)
10 Ways to Save on Children's Clothing by Jill Terry (8/25/03)
My Story: Clothing a Teenager contributed by Karen - Sew you can save (9/23/02)
Teen Clothing Allowances - End the battles of clothing expenditures (7/15/02)
Wear, Don't Tear by Donna LeSchander - Getting the most out of children's clothes (7/1/02)
Child's Play by Nita Holstine - A little engenuity can save you money on children's clothing (5/27/02)
A Simple Shirt by Tammy Harrison (12/11/00)
Frugal Fashions for Teens by Suzanne Donahue (8/28/00)
Back to School Clothes by Kim Danger (8/14/00)
Clothing Cooperative Create new Kids' Wardrobe by Tammy Harrison (5/8/00)
Frugal Fashion With Flares by Pearl Sanborn (4/17/00)
Hassle-free, Cost Effective Dressing for Kids by Maxine Sprague (3/27/00)
Clothing, Book and Toy Exchanges (1/24/00)
The Childrens' Clothing Chain by Amanda Formaro (9/27/99)
Kids + Clothes = Mess, Not! (9/20/99)
A Children's Clothing Swap Meet by Lisa Maas (4/19/99)
Second Hand Clothes for Boys - Reader's Suggestions (11/17/97)

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Clothing, Cleaning

see also Laundry

How to Care for Suede Boots - Keep your suede boots looking good all winter.
Caring for Leather Boots - Ensure your leather boots keep their shape during the summer months. (5/5/08)
Caring for Suede - Brush and spray the dirt away (12/9/02)
Caring for Suede - Keeping it looking good for less (5/20/02)
These Boots by Jennifer Grindl - The first step to a good impression (4/8/02)
Caring for Leather Shoes (4/10/00)

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Clothing, Maternity

Also in Clothing:
Clothing, Accessories
Clothing, Buying Retail
Clothing, Buying Secondhand
Clothing, Children and Teens
Clothing, Cleaning
Clothing, Selling and Trading
Clothing, Sewing and Repairing
Clothing, Stain Removal

see also:
Babies, Maternity

Play Clothes for Nursing Moms - She doesn't have a budget for a short term wardrobe.
Maternity clothes and other items of limited usefulness by Live Like a Mensch
Baby Savings by Gary Foreman - How to save when you're having a baby.
Maternity Clothing by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - Don't let your enthusiasm overpower your common sense. (11/09/09)
The Maternity Wardrobe (6/25/07)
My Story: Maternity Wear - Surviving four pregnancies on a limited budget (10/18/04)
My Story: Maternity Wear for Less (8/2/04)
Clothes for Nursing Moms (8/9/99)
Maternity Clothing for Less by Rachel Shreckengast (6/8/98)
Maternity Clothes by Annie Logue (7/21/97)

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Clothing, Selling and Trading

My Story: Extending a Clothing Swap contributed by MsTLCT - We went beyond clothing.
Clothing Swaps by Deanna Kuder - A fun and frugal way to a new wardrobe.
Selling Your Wedding Dress (9/27/04)
Also in Clothing:
Clothing, Accessories
Clothing, Buying Retail
Clothing, Buying Secondhand
Clothing, Children and Teens
Clothing, Cleaning
Clothing, Maternity
Clothing, Sewing and Repairing
Clothing, Stain Removal

Reorganizing Your Wardrobe - Eliminate clutter and earn extra cash (8/30/04)
Selling a Prom Dress - Passing along a dream (2/24/03)
Clothing for Free? by Jennifer Krausz - Dress fashionably frugally (2/10/03)
Money In Your Closet by Tamela Hancock Murray - Selling on consignment (7/8/02)
Consigning: Cash In Your Closet by Kim Danger - Some people not only clean their closet, they create a business opportunity (1/14/02)
The Wearing O'The Green - Maddy Cranley - Recycled yarn projects prove rewarding (9/24/01)
Cash In the Closet by Monica Ricci - Why not take it to the bank? (6/25/01)

A Clothes Swap Coffee by Colleen Moulding - A great way to save money and have fun, too! (4/23/01)
Selling Through Consignment Shops (8/9/99)
A Children's Clothing Swap Meet by Lisa Maas (4/19/99)

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Clothing, Sewing and Repairing

Also in Clothing:
Clothing, Accessories
Clothing, Buying Retail
Clothing, Buying Secondhand
Clothing, Children and Teens
Clothing, Cleaning
Clothing, Maternity
Clothing, Selling and Trading
Clothing, Stain Removal

Sewing Tips - Reducing the Cost of Sewing Patterns.
Revamp Your Wardrobe by Tricia Goss - What's in your closet? (8/10/09)
Replacing Lost Buttons by Melissa Jagears - Don't throw it out because of a missing button. (5/11/09)
Sewing 101 by Rebecca Underwood - A few tips to help you get started (2/9/04)
Passing on a Legacy by Tenna Perry - She improved her relationship with her daughter and taught her a skill (12/15/03)
Sewing Savings by Rebecca Underwood - "Cents"ible sewing (12/30/02)
Learning to Sew - How can you learn this money saving skill? (12/2/02)
Making the Most of Sewing by Michelle Howard - Practices that will stretch your sewing dollar (4/8/02)
Make Mending a Habit by Teresa Higginbotham (1/31/00)
Hosiery Help by Marybeth Henry & Amanda Formaro (11/1/99)
Buying a Sewing Machine (3/29/99)
Dressing for Less by Gary Foreman (4/6/98)
Sock Immortality by Anne M. Wingfield (3/23/98)
Recycling Clothes by Julie Davis (11/24/97)

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Clothing, Stain Removal

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College

Adult Students
After
Alternatives
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During
Financial Aid
Other
Parents
Saving
Selecting
Student Loans
Taxes

College, Adult Students

Also in College:
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

see also:
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

When Baby Boomers Head Back to College by Paige Estigarribia - 4 secrets to becoming a successful undergrad again!
Employer-funded tuition need not be a trap - Your employer offers a tuition assistance benefit. Will you regret taking the money?
Financial aid opportunities for older students - Older adults might have an advantage over traditional college students in getting college aid.
Back to school? College aid for older students - Age isn't a barrier when it comes to financial aid for college, if you know where to look.
Transferring College Credits by Brandt Smith - Help! I’m going back to college and my credits won’t transfer! (8/03/09)
Educate Yourself by Denny Phillips - A little education could save you money or even make you money! (5/18/09)
Pre-paid plans an option for adults -Working adults should consider prepaid tuition and savings plans when charting a return to college. (1/05/09)
6 ways to save on continuing education -When it comes to applying for college scholarships, retirees have some advantages. (1/05/09)
It's back to school for older workers To meet growing demand, community colleges have developed programs geared to keep the 50-plus crowd competitive in the work force (1/15/08)
My Story: How I Got a Free Ivy-League Education contributed by Anna D. (9/24/07)
Returning to School - Exploring your financial options (7/4/05)
Finding Funds for College - A Marine wants to return to school after service (3/21/05)
Improve Your Bottom Line for the Long Term by Tina-Marie Harris - Reach your educational goals without breaking the bank (11/10/03)
My Story: Back to College Without Debt - contributed by Susan - Newlywed couple learns how to relieve the stress of debt (8/25/03)
Not Just for Teenagers Any More by Bernadette Engel-Whitley (12/18/00)
Get Your College Degree by D. Rickerd (5/29/00)
Linked Learning by Santina Kerslake (2/21/00)
Stay In College? (10/19/98)

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College, After

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

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How much do I need to save for my child's education?

How to avoid regretting your college investment - Almost a third of millennials lament going to college because of the costs. Here's how to avoid buyer's remorse.
Upbeat job market greets the Class of 2014 - This year's graduates should have an easier time finding jobs. But where?
Back to Grad School? - Can't find a suitable job, should he get an MS?
Financial tips for recent graduates - TDS Guest Blogger
How a college degree helps you financially - Sure, college is expensive, but that degree will help you financially in the long run.
Out of school, in a job and ready to invest - You've gone from student to earner. Now it's time to become an investor and a retirement saver.
10 college degrees that yield high-paying jobs - Math and science degrees lead to rewarding jobs. These other majors do, too.
Get a master's degree or graduate certificate? - A university's grad certificate can take less time, but is a master's better for your career?
Top 5 Things College Grads Would Have Done Differently by Jill Tyndale - Don't make the same mistakes they did.
Graduates Need Solid Financial Habits by Bill Hardekopf - It's important to get off to a good start.
Financial Tips for Recent College Graduates & Their Parents by Bill Hardekopf - Preparing for a life of financial independence.
Living at home after college - College graduates can pay off debt and save money by moving home after college.
“Real-World” Money Rules for Recent College Grads by Eric Tyson - 11 ways to save more and spend less when starting out.
Associate degree jobs that pay well - You don't have to invest four or more years in a college education to make a good living.
Preparing for Life After College by Lorneth Fahie-Peters - 6 things you need to know while you're still in college. (9/13/10)
Just Graduated, No Job by James Lacey - Adjust your lifestyle to a new reality. (5/24/10)
8 Dumb Interview Mistakes New Grads Make by Chad Bauer - Maximize your chances for that job! (3/22/10)
4 ways to handle overdue student debt - College graduates who fall behind on student loans can turn to these tips to get back on track. (9/21/09)
Competition heats up for internships - In lieu of entry-level jobs, many college graduates find internships are their best hope. Here's how to get the best one. (5/15/09)
Automatic Wealth for Grads - …and anyone else just starting out. (5/1/06)
5 Tips for Post-Collegiate Financial Sanity - Surviving the lean years that often follow a college education (7/5/04)

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College, Alternatives

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

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How much do I need to save for my child's education?

5 colleges where you can go to school for free - College is pricey, but these institutions offer a chance to earn a degree tuition-free.
Rethinking college costs: 3 radical plans - College means thousands of dollars of debt for students. These ideas could ease the burden.
Is online education the best option for college? by TDS Guest Blogger
Why Online Degrees Are Cost Effective by Sarah Daren - An economical option for academic pursuits.
4 company classes that earn college credit - Hamburger University? Barista Basics? These quirky work courses can prep you for a degree.
Companies offering college credit for training - Some businesses offer workers a chance to get college credit with training classes.
Community Colleges by Rebecca Rogge - Saving money without sacrificing quality. (2/16/09)
My Story: Funding College - How to send your kid to college with no college fund (1/28/08)
My Story: Online University - Can you pursue a degree from home? (8/15/05)
Revisiting the Idea of College by John O. Andersen (10/12/98)

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College, Credit Cards

Building a good credit score in college - Which is better for your credit score: paying the minimum or paying off the balance each month? (9/1/10)
Jump Start Your Credit History (6/25/07)
First Credit Card - Can a student avoid running up a big balance? (1/24/05)
College-Bound Students and Credit Cards - courtesy of AFSA Education Foundation (9/8/03)
College Credit by Gary Foreman - What can be done to protect our young adults? (8/20/01)
Credit and the College Crowd by Doris Dobkins - They're targeting students to make big bucks (4/2/01)

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College, During

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

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How much do I need to save for my child's education?

Protecting College Students from Identity Theft by Paige Estigarribia - Tips to keep your student's identity safe at school.
6 financial tips for college freshmen - Parents, here are six tips you can pass along to your kids to set them up for financial success this year.
Test your financial IQ for college Quiz - Your financial knowledge will be tested in college. Find out if you make the grade.
Financial to-dos for back to school - College students should look for checking features that will keep them more connected to their budget and their account balances.
Earning Money While In College by Becky Falto - A little extra income is always helpful.
7 cool college internships you wish you had - Don't want to just sit in a cubicle all day? These internships are anything but boring.
How to find the right internship for you - Match your career goals with an internship to really boost your resume.
Want an internship? Here's what to expect - No internship is the same. Yet a few trends may be emerging within the marketplace.
How to land the internship you want in college - Ever wonder when to apply for an internship or how many you should have? These tips will guide you.
Let Students Reduce the Cost of Professsional Services by Debra Karplus - They learn by doing. You save.
5 Ways to Avoid a Ramen Diet by Jep Barroga - Lessons from a recent grad.
7 Ways to Keep College Costs in Check by Paige Estigarribia - Reducing the cost of a higher education.
Eating Well Off-Campus for Less by Nat Forcier - A student guide to eating well.
10 smart financial tips for college freshmen - College is a financial test, but there are plenty of ways for freshmen to be money-smart.
Money management tips for college-bound students - by TDS Guest Blogger
4 Secrets to College Software Savings by Burlingtina Vines - Getting a great deal on educational software.
3 Financial Tasks Your College Student Needs to Do - Financial chores to perform while they're home on break.
Video: 11 Ways to Save Big on College Textbooks by Brandon Ballenger - Smart students don't pay retail!
Financial tips for students going off to college by TDS Guest Blogger
College Textbooks for Less - How to reduce the cost of college textbooks.
How to Save on College Textbooks by Gary Foreman - Yes, you can save on college textbooks.
Prepaid student ID cards making the grade? - A hybrid payment product lets student IDs double as prepaid cards. Here's what to know.
College Students and Storage Units by Matt Schexnayder - What college students need to know before renting a storage unit.
College must-have: insurance for your student - Along with books, laptops and dorm rooms, college kids need insurance against the unexpected.
How Can College Students Avoid Credit Hassles? by Gabe Albarian - Knowing how to handle credit is essential for college students.
5 ways to save on gas in college - Fuel costs don't have to break the bank. Here are five ways to save money on gas.
Paying for college with savings bonds - There are tax breaks for using savings bonds to pay for certain college costs but not all.
Surprise! College costs even more than you thought - College expenses don't end at tuition and room and board. Here's where college costs can get you.
7 surprising ways to cut student debt - Minimize the financial strains of college by taking these steps before debt comes due.
College Saving Tips from a College Student by Kelly Tang - Avoiding the debt that could ruin your future.
5 money tips for your college-bound kid - When it comes to managing college costs, parents need to teach their children well. (8/16/10)
Ways to Earn $$$ at College by Rich Finzer - 5 ways to pay for pizza and books. (8/16/10)
6 summer job options for college students - Think beyond the stagnant job market for creative ways to gain experience and earn money. (4/16/10)
4 ways to slash college textbook costs - Look past the campus bookstore. Shop online, rent, buy used books or download books for a small fee. (8/11/09)
5 Dumb Little Ways for a College Student to Make a Buck by Olivia Fox - Ways to bolster your spending money. (8/24/09)
Electronic Textbooks - Offering students savings and convenience. (7/27/09)
College Students: Avoid the Ramen Noodle Diet by Kelly McLendon - There's more than one way to eat for less. (7/20/09)
6 Things You Don't Need to Take to College by Melissa Mayntz - Minimize expense and maximize space. (6/22/09)
New Books and Used Books and e-Books! Oh My! by Kelli Ellenburg, PHR, CPRW - We compare sources for college textbooks. (8/11/08)
Textbook Alternatives by Kelli Ellenburg, PHR, CPRW - How to cut college expenses. (7/28/08)
Save Money Sending Your Child to College by Amy L. Thomas - What we learned from our son's first year in college. (7/21/08)
Dorm Room Decorating Ideas (8/13/07)
Hittin’ the Books on the Cheap (12/25/06)
Investing While In College (11/6/06)
My Story: 15 College Money-Saving Tools (9/4/06)
Part-Time College Jobs that Pay You to Study (8/28/06)
My Story: Getting Extra Help In College - This instructor shares how to get help for less (12/5/05)
My Story: A Grad Student's Guide to Books (9/5/05)
Cheap Student Entertainment - Having fun without blowing your tuition money (8/30/04)
Student Expenses (8/16/04)
Off to College - Knowing what you'll need and where to find it cheaply (4/26/04)
Cutting College Costs by Diane R. Schmidt - Stretch those funds (11/18/02)
Campus Life - Controlling college living expenses (7/29/02)
Research Paper Help by Kathleen Bieke - Not a place to steal term papers, but rather instructions on how to write one (8/27/01)
Off to College by Tina Shake (6/19/00)
Don't Let Spring Break Expenditures Break You (3/27/00)
Finding College Textbooks for Less (6/7/99)
Save on Class Rings (12/28/98)
Saving Time and Money as a Grad Student (11/16/98)

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College, Financial Aid

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

see also:
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

6 reasons colleges may increase your financial aid - Don't cry just yet -- colleges will hike your financial aid in some circumstances.
Can son lose financial aid if mom buys house? - If a parent owns a home, that might actually help a student qualify for college aid.
5 celebrity scholarships you can use for college - Want a celeb to help you pay for college? These stars believe in higher education and giving back.
Adjust your nest egg to get your kid maximum college aid - To increase your kid's chances of winning college financial aid, here's how to manage your money.
6 questions to boost your college financial aid - Paying for college has gotten complex. Ask these questions to help you score financial aid.
Your mortgage's impact on your kid winning financial aid - Whether you have a mortgage can affect how your child qualifies for college financial aid.
Maximize financial aid by filling out FAFSA - Score the most financial aid by knowing what assets count against you on the FAFSA form.
4 college scholarships for kids under 13 - Don't wait to apply for scholarships. Snag college cash while in grade school.
Will gift from Grandpa hurt financial aid? - Giving your kids money? Watch out! Too much could hurt their chances at college aid.
Financial aid for undocumented students - Students who want a college education but aren't legal residents face more than admission issues.
Debit card fees cut into college financial aid - Colleges are moving to debit cards to disburse aid. Find out the card fees that students face.
Applying for college aid with no tax return - No tax return? Don't worry. If you make less than a certain amount, the IRS has a form for that.
Video: 5 Ways to Win Scholarship Money by Brandon Ballenger - Reduce the cost of a college education.
Maximize financial aid by filling out FAFSA - Score the most financial aid by knowing what assets count against you on the FAFSA form.
7 lesser-known financial aid programs - Tap these little-known resources to maximize the college aid you might otherwise miss.
How to Get College Financial Aid by Kalman A. Chany - 8 tools that can unearth college financial aid.
9 ways to attend college for free - There are ways to sidestep college tuition. Find one that works for you.
A dozen unusual scholarships for students - Scholarships abound for students with interests in everything from sheep to duct tape fashions.
Financial Tips for College-Bound Students by Bill Hardekopf - Is your student prepared to be on his own?
Financial aid timeline for the college-bound - High school seniors should start lining up financial aid now. This timeline can keep you on track.
No parents, no financial aid (mostly) - There are instances where you can file for aid without parents, but they're slim and grim.
Ace college financing while in high school - Your high school kids can enhance their college financial aid chances with these tasks.
Students Can Appeal College Awards Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - The number one rule of appealing a student's financial offer is it never hurts to ask
Do you need a financial aid consultant? - With tuition prices increasing, a private consultant could get you more college cash -- or not.
How to lobby for more college financial aid - If your college's financial aid offer doesn't meet your needs, you can make a successful appeal.
Let Uncle Sam help pay for college - The cost of getting that degree goes up every year, but there are some tax-favored ways to save for college.
Financial aid for middle-income families - Help for paying college costs is available in three places that may not be obvious.
Do you need a financial aid consultant? - With tuition prices increasing, a private consultant could get you more college cash -- or not.
9 ways to attend college for free - There are ways to sidestep college tuition. Find one that works for you.
College aid rules can be confusing - The rules behind the expected family contribution formula have left one man perplexed. (8/17/10)
New college financing rules in place - Rules that went into effect this summer change the college financing picture for the better. (8/16/10)
Scholarships, Grants, and Loan Forgiveness Programs By Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Special breaks for teachers. (6/14/10)
Let Uncle Sam help pay for college - The cost of getting that degree goes up every year, but there are some tax-favored ways to save for college. (3/12/10)
5 tips on reading your Student Aid Report - Don't despair about your Student Aid Report. This primer should help you understand these reports. (3/3/10)
Need-based financial aid strategies - Trim the family assets to improve your eligibility for need-based financial aid. (12/14/09)
Tips for tapping needs-based financial aid - In a last-minute push for financial aid, these tips will help you get the most bang for your buck. (11/16/09)
New GI Bill pays children's college - In an added benefit, the money you squirreled away in a 529 plan can be withdrawn, penalty-free. (10/19/09)
Financial aid perks for college students - The federal government offers students new handouts, from cheaper loans to bigger grants. (8/20/09)
How to lobby for more financial aid - If your college's financial aid offer doesn't meet your needs, you can make a successful appeal. (8/17/09)
My Story: How I Got a Free Ivy-League Education contributed by Anna D. (9/24/07)
Finding Funds for College - A Marine wants to return to school after service (3/21/05)
Finding Money for College by Rebecca Underwood - Your plan for success (9/30/02)
Scholarship Quest (10/2/00)
Finding College Scholarships - Reader's Recommendations (2/9/98)

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College, Other

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

see also:
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

Finance college dreams with crowdfunding? - Fundraising websites offer easy access to money, but they come with rules and costs.
Grandma struggles to provide college aid - How far should a grandmother go to provide aid for family's college needs?
8 high-paying, nontraditional college degrees - You don't need an engineering degree to earn big bucks. These majors offer similar salaries.
Home equity to finance son's college cost? - A range of funding options is available for families when deciding how to pay for college.
9 ways to attend college for free - There are ways to sidestep college tuition. Find one that works for you.
Where do all your college tuition dollars go? - Yes, those thousands of dollars spent on tuition seem absurd, but here's where it all goes.
College Students and Financial Records by Susan M. Sparks - Help your student organize their financial records.
Marine wife: 'GI Bill for my college bills?' - A spouse can enjoy GI Bill school benefits, though possibly at a price to the service member.
The Cost of Attendance Hurdle by Susan M. Sparks - Controlling what colleges call the "cost of attendance".
8 circumstances for getting a free college ride - College costs are rising, but students meeting certain criteria may qualify for free tuition.
Reducing the Cost of College by Rick Kahler - Making college more affordable
Paying for college without second mortgage - There's more than one way to fund an education. Which method is right for you?
5 graduate programs that aren't worth the money - In these fields, you can make good money with a bachelor's degree and work experience.
Go to college despite job market Video - This past year provided plenty of arguments to skip college. Go anyway.
Graduating With Debt by Tom Skorupa - Are your college debts causing you to graduate with a sense of dread?
When you want to go to college but you have no money by Thrifty Living Today
Is education still worth the debt? - With rising prices, is it still worth taking on debt to attend college?
Is college worth the cost? - With tuition bills and loan defaults on the rise, more students are questioning conventional wisdom.
Reducing College Expenses by Gary Foreman - How to reduce the cost of getting a degree.
To pay for your kid's college, HELOC or refi? - To fund your child's education, these loans can help. Find out which is best.
Heading Off College Debt Early by Robert R. Neuman, PhD - Avoiding college debts before you get to college.
12 Ways to Pay for College in Tough Times by Kalman A. Chany - Don't let the economy keep you from getting a degree.
The College Credit Bubble by Kahler Financial - The latest bubble forming on the horizon isn’t in real estate or stocks. It’s the cost of a college education. What’s driving this stratospheric rise?
Is college worth the cost? - With tuition bills and loan defaults on the rise, more students are questioning conventional wisdom.
How to beat exorbitant college costs - College costs are rising nationwide. Take these steps to make college education more affordable.
Loan for nonexistent degree - Could an online university be pulling a fast one, even as loan payments are due?
6 summer job options for college students - Think beyond the stagnant job market for creative ways to gain experience and earn money. (4/20/10)
Paying for college: 5 top mistakes - Paying for college is a problem that can keep parents awake at night. Here's what NOT to do. (3/10/10)
College co-ed has bad debt, good questions - She may have a few bounced checks, but she's asking how to resolve her debt and improve her credit. (12/17/09)
Get payback for volunteer work - National service organizations are expanding to help students pay for college. Are they worth it? (10/1/09)
How I Paid Off My College Debt in a Year by Kim Dyckman - Things to do before, during, and after college to minimize the impact. (9/15/08)
Counsel to the College Bound by Marianne Giullian - A few basics to ease your transition to adulthood. (7/14/08)
Inexpensive Gifts for the Graduate (6/4/07)
The Myths and Realities of Rising College Costs (2/28/05)
Save Like a Student - Even if you aren't one (9/20/04)
Low Cost Gifts for the Grad - Reader's Tips (5/18/98)

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College, Parents

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

see also:
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

Tips for parents of new college students - An expert offers tips for parents helping their teens with the transition to college life.
What to do if parents can't help with college - Financial aid is hard to get when parents don't help out. Here's what you can do.
Home equity vs. retirement to pay for college - Searching for a funding source for college tuition? Here are some things to consider.
Options to pay for your kid's college education - College financial aid offices don't give tax advice, but we tackle school loan questions.
Should You Pay for Your Kids' College? by Rick Kahler - The answer might surprise you.
Should I refinance home to fund kids' 529 plan? - The U.S. set up 529 plans to help you pay for college. But be careful how you use them.
Mortgage a home to pay Junior's student loans? - Deductions and other issues can make it tricky to trade house debt for a child's college debt.
Send my kid to college with cash-out refi? - Your house can provide cash for your child's higher education -- if the math is right.
Refinance home to pay for daughter's college? - Cash-out refinancing on your home is one way to pay for college, but make your kid pay, too.
Is it smart to buy tuition insurance? - Your investment can be protected if your scholar withdraws from college, but consider the caveats.
Tap an IRA for your child's college? - You can withdraw savings from your IRA, but it's not the only source for college money.
Can parents pay off student loan? - It is legal for parents to use home equity to pay off a student loan. But there are other concerns. (11/2/10)
10 Ways to Reduce College Costs by Marc Hill - Avoid debt that can take years to pay off. (10/11/10)
College loans swamp out-of-work dad - A jobless father wonders how he'll pay off $70,000 in school loans for his children. (8/3/10)
Parents: Make your kid pay student loan - Mom and dad can offer moral support but should never cover their child's debt. (10/20/09)
Saying "No" to College Kids (1/28/08)
Prepared To Leave the Coop - When Junior goes off to college (8/2/04)
My Story: The College Question by Connie Stone - Should parents pay for college? (1/12/04)
Feathers for the Empty Nest by Linda Henson - cooking for two (9/22/03)
Love In a Box by Laurie Krulc - Care packages for your college student (8/18/03)

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College, Saving

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

see also:
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

Move 529 plan to prepaid college tuition? - Florida now offers a cheaper college savings plan. Is this 529 plan right for you?
What You Need to Know About 529 College Saving Plans by Rick Kahler - A great way to save for college.
Options for unspent Coverdell savings -You have an education savings account. Don't flunk a real-life test by failing to spend it.
Can 529 plan funds be used for rent while in college? - If you think a 529 plan can go only toward tuition and fees, you need to do your homework.
Using a Coverdell education savings account - You can use an education savings account to pay for many expenses, including housing.
Best gift ideas for babies' college savings - Two babies mean twice the college costs. Double down on these saving options.
529 plans and continuing education costs - A 529 plan isn't just for college students. It can also pay for other education endeavors.
6 myths about 529 plans - Think there's only one kind of 529 plan? We debunk these sorts of misconceptions about college savings.
Tips for grandpa who wants to help with 529 plan - A grandparent who funds a 529 plan needs to avoid sticking the student with a tax bill.
Accepted! Now, how to pay for your college education
How Will You Pay for College? by Gary Foreman - We interview Tutor.com CEO Mandy Ginsberg
Unexpected ways to save for college - Need help paying for college? Try these savvy, nontraditional ways to save money.
Community College Advantages by Debra Karplus - Saving money on a college education.
Where to start with college savings plans? - Check out tax advantages first when beginning to shop around for college savings plans.
How to reduce out-of-state tuition costs - Going to an out-of-state public college doesn't have to break the bank. Study up on how to save.
7 things you didn't know about 529 plans - These college savings plans can aid your family. They're also complicated.
Are savings bonds or CDs better for grandkids' education? - It'll be years before your grandchildren go to college. What's the best way to help them save?
Can we open a 529 account for a child who is already in college? - A 529 plan will help save for college over many years. But what if your kid needs money now?
Unexpected ways to save for college - Need help paying for college? Try these savvy, nontraditional ways to save money.
4 Simple Steps to Big College Savings by Marcos Cordero - Why you want to start saving for Junior's college now.
How to Save Big Bucks on a College Education by Sarah Rawson - Step by step financing instructions.
529 fears by Live Like A Mensch
Savings bonds or 529 for kid's college fund? - Learn the pros and cons of saving for school through either the U.S. Treasury or a state plan.
Best strategy for using up college savings? - A family should be smart about using its college funding sources. That means federal aid, too.
Best way to save money for grad school? - Get educated on a 529 plan, a good course to set money aside toward earning a graduate degree.
Will prepaid tuition money move with us? - If a family changes states, the old one may still be used for the kids' prepaid tuition accounts.
How do I choose a 529 college savings plan? - First decide what type of 529 plan you want, then research the plans of your state and others.
7 things you didn't know about 529 plans - These college savings plans can aid your family. They're also complicated.
Are savings bonds the best to save for college? - Savings bonds aren't earning much compared to rising college costs. Try this option, instead.
Who controls the Section 529 savings account? The parent, grandparent or child? - Parents or grandparents are usually the 529 plan account owners, but there are two exceptions.
529 college savings plans: 2 are better than 1 - Ex-spouses can open separate college savings plans for a child. Here's how to iron out the details.
How to beat exorbitant college costs - College costs are rising nationwide. Take these steps to make college education more affordable.
Choose 529 plan over Roth IRA for college - While a Roth account can work for college savings, a 529 plan has tax and other advantages.
3 ways to cash in on 529 plans - College savings plans can work for and against you. Get the most out of yours.
4 strategies for resetting college savings - Will your 529 plan cover college? If you're not sure, look for new ways to pay for school.
9 stealthy 529 plan fees to avoid - There are fees attached to college savings plans, but these charges might sneak by you.
Is a 529 plan right for college savings? - Do some homework before determining the best tax-advantaged college savings plan.
Choosing an in- or out-of-state 529 plan - Don't assume that your state 529 plan is best. Sometimes staying home can cost you.
Roth IRA or 529 plan for college savings? - Prepaid college plans can trump college savings plans, but there are limitations.
Use 529 plan cash to pay college loan? - In one circumstance, you may raid a 529 plan to pay off student loans and capture a tax break. (9/29/10)
College savings: 529 plan or Roth? - What is the best way to save for college? The answer differs from family to family. (9/1/10)
College choice won't kill 529 tax break - A student's decision to attend school out of state won't kill a 529 plan withdrawal tax break. (7/21/10)
Too late to start 529 college savings plan? -Does it make sense to open a 529 college savings plan for an 18-year-old child? (7/7/10)
CDs finding their way into 529 plans - Some 529 plans are including certificates of deposit as investment options, but are they a smart bet? (7/6/10)
Diverting retirement cash to a 529 plan - If you're 100 percent sure junior is college bound, a 529 plan is a great place to park your cash. (5/3/10)
What are eligible 529 plan expenses? - Qualified 529 plan expenses are those required by the college, with these few exceptions. (4/19/10)
Trickle down: Granddad's 529 goes to son - Granddad can repay his son from a 529 plan if it's for his granddaughter's college costs. (4/5/10)
529 plans beat Coverdell accounts for K-12 - Coverdell accounts can't be used for K-12 costs after 2010, making 529 plans your best bet. (3/8/10)
A 529 plan is great for grad school, too - You can save in a 529 plan for your child, and if he doesn't use it, transfer it to a grandkid. (2/8/10)
College savings options for grandparents - Grandparents have several options for building college savings for their grandchildren. (1/14/10)
Naming successor of grandparent's 529 plans - Grandparents can make parents or grandchildren owners of 529 plans, and each has pros and cons. (1/11/10)
Is your state prepaid tuition plan flawed? - The notion that you are paying tomorrow's tuition at today's prices is invalid in most cases. (1/7/10)
3 ways to take a 529 plan distribution - Here's how you can receive your 529 plan money, and which approach is best for you. (10/5/09)
Time to change your 529-plan portfolio? - Congress is allowing a second change this year to your 529 college-savings plan. Act soon. (8/21/09)
Moving UGMA money into a 529 plan - Converting a UGMA account to a 529 means more need-based financial aid for college, and here's why. (8/24/09)
College bonds: a taxing Catch-22 - Savings bonds for tuition are tax deductible, if you can qualify. Here's what to do if you can't. (8/10/09)
Combine 529 plan with other credits - Taking two or more tax benefits means splitting college expenses between them, but don't double dip. (7/27/09)
College saving options: Roth IRA vs. 529 - Each choice has its pros and cons. Find out which one is right for your college education. (7/13/09)
Parent, not the child, controls 529 plan - A savings plan may be for your college education, but the parent decides what goes in and comes out. (6/29/09)
When not to use 529 plan - If the tax advantages aren't beneficial, a 529 plan might not be for you and your child. (5/1/09)
New college savings options - There are many new options to save for college, and Congress is looking at more. (5/1/09)
Protecting grandchildren's 529 plans - There are ways to keep a successor from spending your grandchildren's 529 savings, should you die. (6/1/09)
Cashing in savings bonds to fund 529 plan - Parents who qualify can use the Education Savings Bond Program to help trim college costs. (06/1/09)
Coverdells versus 529 plans - 529 plans don't have the $2,000 annual limit of a Coverdell, allowing family to open more accounts. (5/18/09)
Pay 529 while kid's in college - Even with family's multiple 529 plans, continue to support child in college to reap tax benefits. (5/4/09)
Move money from loser 529 plan - If your overly aggressive 529 plan is underwater, you can roll it over to a new fund or new plan. (3/9/09)
Video: Saving on college costs - The right combination of student aid, student work and student imagination can defray costs.
How to spend multi 529s - Multiple 529s could make you the traffic cop, deciding which account should be spent first. (2/23/09)
Delay use of 529 plan - Delay use of 529 plan if it has lost money in the market decline or liquidate it and claim a loss on taxes. (2/02/09)
8 ways to save on college visits - Parents already spend a bundle on college costs. There's no reason to spend too much on visiting schools ahead of time. (1/06/09)
529 offers low-risk investment options - Most 529 college savings plans now offer money-market funds, CDs and other "safe" investment options. (1/12/09)
Saving for College by Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall, CPA, CFP - It's never too late to get started (10/29/07)
Paying for Grad School (6/26/06)
Savings Bonds and College by Gary Foreman - Should they cash them to pay for college? (6/4/01)

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College, Selecting

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Student Loans
College, Taxes

see also:
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

Tuition Free Colleges by Dr. Arnaud Prevot - Could you really get a free degree?
7 ways to figure if going to law school is worth it - With no job guarantees and staggering debt, prospective attorneys are taking a risk.
Top 25 public 2-year colleges in the country - Check out the creme de la creme of two-year public colleges based on six criteria.
Top 10 community colleges across the country - Bankrate sifted through statistical data on 900 two-year schools, and these made the grade.
Top 10 foreign universities at bargain prices - Get your passport ready. These universities offer affordable tuition and world-class academics.
6 debunked myths about for-profit colleges - Are for-profit schools the same as nonprofits? Not quite. Here's what you need to know.
5 colleges where you can go to school for free - College is pricey, but these institutions offer students a chance to earn a degree tuition-free.
4 tips for getting a college degree abroad - A college education overseas has its advantages. Here's how to make sure it's right for you.
Best 4-year college deals in 2012-2013 - Save money and show your smarts: These schools offer the best education for your dollar.
The million-dollar difference of a college degree - In these fields, a college degree can make a seven-figure difference in lifetime earnings.
Associate degree jobs that pay well - You don't have to invest four or more years in a college education to make a good living.
Do you want an MBA or different set of initials? - Earning an MBA or financial certification can be great for your career. Which is best for you?
Private college students: Tackle the CSS Profile - Filling out the CSS Profile may result in a lucrative award for private college students.
10 college degrees that yield high-paying jobs - Math and science degrees lead to rewarding jobs. Try these majors.
5 tips to a smooth college transfer - Transferring schools could result in lost college credits and financial aid. Here's what you can do. (7/20/10)
College search: finding your best school - Students don't always do their homework when it comes to selecting the best college for them. (3/3/10)
Can't afford tuition? Try these colleges - The best college plans offer a great education minus killer costs. Here are a few that fit the bill. (9/4/09)
Making Cents of College by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - Is a more expensive college degree worth more? (10/15/01)
The In's and Out's of a College Visit by Cliff and Sami Kramon (3/31/97)

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College, Student Loans

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Taxes

see also:
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

Should grandparents co-sign a student loan? - A default on a co-signed student loan could be disastrous on a fixed income.
Student loan debt: Home refinance might help - Tested by your mortgage and student loan debt? Combining them could get you an "A."
The tax advantages of student loans - If you have college tuition funded, think about the tax consequences of your next steps.
Are you taking on too much student debt? - Get your calculator and follow these steps to see how much college debt is too much.
Ease College Loan Burden–Borrow Like a Pessimist - Kahler Financial
When you default on a loan co-signed by a family member - Worried about being sued by a co-signer because you defaulted on a student loan?
How long will it take to pay off my student loan? - Plug in various factors to find out how long it will take to pay off your student loan.
Owe taxes on forgiven student loan? - If you were insolvent when the debt was canceled, you may not owe much tax.
When your mom gets stuck with your student loan - For parents stuck paying kids' student loans, here are ways to shed that debt.
Using student loans to get tuition deduction - You can get the deduction if you pay tuition with student loans, but consider this strategy. br /> How to deal with student loan debt default - Student loans can be consolidated for easier pay off. But what if that's not enough?
Helpful Info on Student Loans by Jim Gibson - And what are your options as a borrower.
Raiding retirement to pay for grad school - Don't sacrifice your retirement savings for school if student loans are available.
The 5 fastest ways to repay your college loans - Start budgeting and saving to repay those college student loans so you won't be in debt for years.
Mom struggling to pay son's student loans - It is kind as a parent to pay a student's loan. Here's a lesson for cutting the cost.
Seeking release as student loan co-signer - You made a decision to be a student loan co-signer. Here's why you might be stuck.
In too deep? Avoid defaulting on student loans - Has your student loan gotten out of control? Before you default, try these tactics.
Video: Trouble Repaying Student Loans by Gary Foreman - Interview of Christopher T. Lawson, director of planning at Financial Evolution Group that helps college grads and mid-career professionals drowning in student loan debt.
Can parents shed student debt obligations? - Your daughter got a wedding ring, but as co-signers you remain on the student loan hook.
2 ways to cancel student loan debt - The government offers two forgiveness programs to help borrowers with student loan debt.
Get schooled on student loan consolidation rights - If you co-signed for student loans, you might not have as much control as you'd like.
Best way to get control of overdue student loan debt? - That college debt isn't going away, no matter how hard you try. What should you do now?
Co-signer wants deduction for paying student loan - The IRS is not the problem. You need to notify the lender that you are making the payments.
Pay off student loan, or fund emergency account? - When deciding to pay down your student loan or pad an emergency fund, think about risk.
What to do before contacting student loan ombudsman - Should you contact a student loan ombudsman? This flow chart shows if you've followed all the steps.
How to get help from a student loan mediator - At an impasse with your student loan lender? An ombudsman can help settle disputes.
When student loan servicer changes: Conspiracy or normal process? - Between student loan originators and servicers, your loan could very well change hands.
Regret your student loan debt? Video - If you don't carefully plan how you'll pay for college, you could be left with a pile of debt.
3 terrifying student loan horror stories - Think twice before signing on those student loans. Debt problems can arise quickly.
What is the ROI of your college degree? - How soon you pay off your student loan depends a lot on which job you wind up with.
How to obliterate your student loan debt - Three couples explain their strategies on how they worked to pay down their student loan debt.
How long will it take to pay off my student loan? - Plug in various factors to find out how long it will take to pay off your student loan.
Can disability be garnished to pay delinquent student loan? - If you are getting disability, know the implications of failing to pay your student loans.
Pay off student loan, or fund emergency account? - When deciding to pay down your student loan or pad an emergency fund, think about risk.
6 surprising ways to land in student loan trouble - From universal default to co-signing, it's easy to get into hot water with your student loan.
Should I sell my investments to pay off student loan? - You're dying to pay off that student loan. Should you sell your investments to do it?
Mom's options when stuck with co-signed student loan - Don't learn the hard way: A co-signed student loan spells trouble when the student reneges.
Tax hit if parents pay kid's student loan? - Looking to reduce your child's student loan debt? Beware of these gift tax implications.
Can I fix my kid's student loan default? - Your kid is drowning in debt, and her credit is circling the drain. How can you help?
Brush up on student loan options for dental school - Pocket-picked by high dental school costs? Drill down for better student loan options.
How Does Your Student Loan Debt Stack Up? by Gary Foreman - Benchmark your student loans against others.
Cure for med school student loan debt? - Could a direct loan be a cure for a son's federal student loan debt ills after med school?
How best to handle mammoth student loans? - A college degree can leave you in debt for years. Here's how to handle those mammoth loans.
Student loan co-signer steamed about change - Does a student loan co-signer have a right to know when the borrower changes the terms?
Lowdown on income-based repayment plans - An income-based plan to repay student loans sounds like a great idea, but there are catches.
What's the fastest way to pay college debt? - Those student loan bills come soon after your diploma. Here's a quick way to tackle them.
Best way to pay $30K in overdue student debt? - That college debt isn't going away, no matter how hard you try. What should you do now?
Co-signed on $128,000 student loan. What now? - Is your kid good at paying debts? You'd better know before co-signing that student loan.
Do student loans have you down? - Understand what steps to take to manage your student loans.
What’s driving up student debt? - Admissions and financial aid policies — along with cost of attendance — play a significant role in determining student debt levels.
What's the best way to pay student loans? - Want to get rid of your student loans? These tips will make them go away ahead of schedule.
When bundled student loans are a burden - Here's advice when you're struggling with student loans that have already been consolidated.
Your real final exam: How to pay student loans - School's out, now pay up. Check out these tips for paying your student loans on time.
Hang up on student-debt calls for good - If the phone keeps ringing about your family's student debt, remedies include the obvious.
Can I re-refinance high-cost student loans? - When student debt needs another makeover, the best solution might be as close as your house.
Earn a degree without 14 percent loan? - Paying for college doesn't have to come with high interest, or from the Bank of Mom and Dad.
Fixed rate or adjustable for a student loan? - Student borrowers can learn from homebuyers who have faced a similar rate choice.
Are you taking on too much student debt? - Get out your calculator and follow these steps see out how much college debt is too much.
What to know before consolidating student loans - Congrats, grads! You made it. Now you need to pay back the piper. But what's the best strategy?
How Law Schools Mislead Students by Steve Rhode - Hooked into huge student loan debts.
6 things to know about private student loans - When in college, a private loan to cover extra costs seems like a good idea. But watch out.
Any relief from student loans when jobless? - An out-of-work borrower and his co-signer parent may be able to buy a little time from lenders.
When a grad student is a freshman in borrowing - Here's a crash course in student loans if grad school will be your first time taking on debt.
Repay student loan with cash-out mortgage? - Reducing the effective interest rate on a loan is smart, but know the tax impact.
An income-based way to tame student loans - Income-based repayment lets some grads cap payments and forgives federal loan debt.
Which student loans for my grad school kid? - Take our crash course on whether a graduate student should tap Uncle Sam or a private lender.
Bad grades: 5 common student loan errors - Get a crash course on what to avoid when closing the gap between financial aid and college costs.
8 things you don't know about federal student loans - Federal loans for college are great, but watch for these snags you might not see coming.
Should I sue my child over co-signed loan? - Get our ruling on whether to haul your kid into court when you're stuck paying a college loan.
30 Year Old Student Loan by Steve Rhode - A collection agency is demanding more than I originally borrowed!
Kids had me co-sign. Now, why can't I refi? Dr. Don - Help your children take out student loans and it could hurt you later with a mortgage lender.
How Can I Get My Student Loan Penalty Forgiven by Steve Rhode - He was penalized 25%!
What if I'm stuck as co-signer by forgery? - Parents wondering how they got on a child's student loan might ask the kid, ask for a lawyer.
Take on debt while you're in school? - Study up on these points before getting a college loan.
Here's how to limit your educational debt - Limit the amount of debt you take on from student loans with these four tips.
How students can avoid too much debt - Find out how college kids can avoid taking on too much student loan debt.
Beat student debt blues: Get a job pre-diploma - Reduce the risk of student loan default by landing a job before you even finish college.
Is there a way out for student loan co-signer? - You agreed to share responsibility for a buddy's college loan. Here's how to get off the hook.
1 in 4 Student Loans In Default by Steve Rhode - A future crisis?
What You Need to Know About Student Loans by Steve Rhode - CFPB Gets an Earful of Good Suggestions About Student Loan Disclosures.
College loans: Graduate then consolidate? - Bogged down by college debt? A financial aid guru weighs in on loan consolidation.
Can I combine parent and child student loans? - It seems smart to bundle student loans to parents and child, but the strategy faces snags.
Who applies for student loan: you or your kid? - Student loans are in flux. Get a rundown of the changes before deciding who signs for the debt.
Video: Struggling With Student Loans by Angelia Millender, courtesy of MoneyTalksNews.com - Here's what to do.
Can mom escape co-signed student loan? - A private student loan co-signer can be dropped from a loan. Find out what conditions must be met.
Student loans becoming scarce - Congress cut student loans as it raised the debt ceiling. Expect less aid in the future.
Can you drop your mom from a student loan? - After two to three years, Mom can exit your college loan and not hurt your credit score.
The Danger In Student Loans by The Dollar Stretcher - Things to consider before you borrow.
4 tips to navigate private student loans - Exhaust other avenues first. Private loans should be your college financing of last resort.
Don't delay your student loan applications - Get your FAFSA forms in. It's late in the year to request aid for the coming school year.
3 tips to limit student debt - Follow these rules to ensure the loan you take out now isn't a burden after graduation.
Student loan nightmare may be fraud - If you're slapped with unexplained college loan fees, call the federal fraud hotline.
College debt: How much is too much? - It's tough to pay for a degree. Figure out your debt threshold based on your future earnings.
Getting a student loan interest deduction - If your husband claimed his daughter as a dependent, he may be able to take the interest deduction.
Is there a way out for student co-signer? - Some private student loans allow a co-signer to be removed under certain conditions.
Student loan strategy: Start with a plan - Develop a strategy so that your financial life goes according to plan.
Student loans available after bankruptcy - Government-sponsored student loans are best for financing education after a bankruptcy.
Education loans can provide a tax break - If college loans take a big bite of your income, the interest you're paying on them could help cut your tax bill.
Living Well on a Student Loan Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Being a student doesn’t have to mean living on lentils and ramen noodles in order to make ends meet
Federal student loans offer default relief - Get your federal student loans out of default by using one of several options available to you.
Is co-signer's estate liable for loan? - When the co-signer of a student loan dies, will Sallie Mae come after the widow for payment?
Use 529 plan to pay off college loans? - Using college savings plan contributions to pay back student loans has a big tax drawback.
Can student loan debt be consolidated? - Refinancing student debt into a fixed-rate loan is possible, especially with good credit.
Co-signing student loan makes you liable - Even if you co-sign a student loan, make your child responsible to pay for it. If not, you'll pay. (10/13/10)
Can son put college loan 'on hold' again? - A graduate who began paying down his student loan wants a "do-over" now that he's unemployed. (10/13/10)
Don't put off paying student loans - Pay your student loans and get on with your life by creating, and sticking to, a spending plan. (4/12/10)
Settling student loan debt not a slam dunk - Think you can settle college loans? Getting around paying the principal can be a tough road. (4/12/10)
Financial aid changes in health reform law - The health care reform overhaul will permanently change the student lending landscape. Here's how. (3/30/10)
Sell car to pay boyfriend's student loan? - You should sell the car to pay off his student loan, but if there's a balance, make him pay it. (3/11/10)
Peer-to-peer sites offer college loans - Four peer-to-peer lending sites offer loans for students and parents seeking college funding. (6/23/09)
Don't default on student loans - If making student loan payments is tough, you can set up a new payment plan, among several other options. (6/05/09)
Retire student loan before you retire - School debt is forgiven in only some instances, so it's best to plan on repaying it instead. (5/14/09)
Shopping for a student loan - When you search multiple loan options, you could be damaging your credit report. Here's the best way to shop. (12/09/08)
Borrow for College? - Or is it best to wait until the money is saved first? (8/25/08)
Student Loans - Suggestions for paying them off early (3/31/08)
Pay Off Student Loan Debt by Harrine Freeman - 7 tools to repay those student loans. (10/22/07)
Drowning in Student Debt? (9/25/06)
Repaying Student Loans (8/14/06)
Troublesome Student Loans - What to do when you have trouble with the payments (6/21/04)
Stumbling Over Student Loans by Gary Foreman (1/17/00)
Trouble Repaying Student Loans (3/15/99)

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College, Taxes

Also in College:
College, Adult Students
College, After
College, Alternatives
College, Credit
College, During
College, Financial Aid
College, Other
College, Parents
College, Saving
College, Selecting
College, Student Loans

see also:
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

Tax benefits for education of grandkids - While you can't deduct your grandkids' college costs, you can get a different tax break.
Tax implications of the student paying the ParentPlus loan - When making student loan payments for a parent, think about income and gift taxes.
Get a tax break for son's college tuition fees? - If your kid is willing to study, bone up on these government dollars for scholars.
Getting (tax) credit for college expenses - Use the American opportunity credit to help pay college costs, including tools required for school.
Paying college loans with savings bonds - Is there a tax advantage if savings bonds are cashed in to pay off college loans?
Taxes loom large in college savings choice - Remember tax law when choosing the right college savings plan for your grandchild. (10/27/10)
Cashing savings bonds can yield tax break - If you used these government savings bonds to pay college costs, the interest is tax-free. (4/6/10)
Let Uncle Sam help pay for college - The cost of getting that degree goes up every year, but there are some tax-favored ways to save for college. (3/9/09)

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Consumer Protection

Banking
Businesses
Cars
Complaining
Credit Cards
Credit Rating
Debt Collectors
Employment Scams
Health
Identity Theft
Loans
Online
Other
Privacy
Scams
Telephone Calls

Consumer Protection, Banking

see also:
Banking & Credit Unions

11 data breaches that stung US consumers - Have you been burned by a data breach? It's hard to avoid when there have been so many.
4 landmark moves of consumer protection - As consumers struggled, Congress and regulators came to their aid. There's more to do.
Am I stuck paying for bank's forgery foul-up? - Don't settle for being the victim if your bank lets someone sign your name to commit fraud.
Saving Money Where You Save Money - Are you unintentionally paying too much for banking? (1/2/06)

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Consumer Protection, Businesses


Checking Out a Potential Landlord (3/19/07)
Also in Consumer Protection:
Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Complaining
Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Employment Scams
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Loans
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Other
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

Maximize your Warranties (7/24/06)
Crooked Contractor - When they take the money and run (3/6/06)
Top 5 Pitfalls of Frugality (6/20/05)
Consumers Turn to Arbitration by Curtis D. Brown - Getting their day in court (2/9/04)
Looking for Mr. Goodtool - The Natural Handyman - Know who you're letting into your home (11/3/03)
What Are My Rights? - When your landlord is negligent (7/28/03)
Don't be Fooled by the Grocery Stores by Shelley Wake - Carefully designed to separate you from your money (4/14/03)
When Your Landlord's a Jerk - How to handle a dishonest rental reference (3/31/03)
My Story: Garage Sale Scams - contributed by Mickie - Sellers beware! (3/24/03)
Junk Mail by Bob Osgoodby - Filter out frustration (3/24/03)
Travel Insurance - Should you leave home without it? (9/16/02)
My Story: Don't Get Burned After the Fire by Garry Cote - Be prepared if a disaster should happen (8/5/02)
Enron Lessons for the Little Guy by Gary Foreman - How to protect yourself from becoming the next victim (2/18/02)
Ticket Gouging - Can you avoid all the surcharges on event tickets? (7/23/01)
Don't Buy Into It! by W. Lomano - What the marketers want you to believe (4/16/01)
Lemon Appliances by Deborah Michelle Sanders (9/18/00)

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Consumer Protection, Cars

Troublesome Leased Auto - When you've leased a lemon (8/30/04)
Why They Sell Extended Warranties - courtesy of RepairClinic.com - Should you buy one for your appliances? (10/15/01)
Insider Report: The Incompetent Mechanic by Art G. (7/24/00)
My Story: That Auto Warranty by Debbie Benish (4/17/00)

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Consumer Protection, Complaining

Also in Consumer Protection:
Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Businesses
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Employment Scams
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Loans
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Other
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls
Resolving Online Consumer Complaints - How to get a solution to your consumer complaints.
4 Steps to Getting Your Way When You Complain by Gary Foreman - Complaints that get results.
5 trusty tips to score better customer service - Few consumer complaints ever succeed. These tips will help to effectively resolve your problem.
5 of the most frequent consumer complaints - Consumers complained most about identity theft last year. What other beefs topped the list?
Complaining Effectively by Joanne Guidoccio - 10 steps to an effective complaint.
The Quiet Consumer Learns to Speak Up by Beth Hering - Even the timid can confront poor quality or service.
Foil 6 common consumer credit complaints - Consumers are increasingly steamed about credit practices and abuses. (9/9/10)
Complaining Effectively - A simple solution to getting what you want. (8/28/06)
The Art of Fine Whining - Transform an ineffectual whine into a concise effective communication (8/6/07)
The Courageous Consumer - How to resolve problems (8/15/05)
When You Don't Get No Satisfaction by Claudia Carver - Returning unwanted merchandise (10/20/03)
My Story: Complaint Letters contributed by Dee - Get results! (9/16/02)
Complaint Letters That Get Results by Harlan Simantel - Don't just stew in silence (3/18/02)
Mail Order Refunds (3/13/00)

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Consumer Protection, Consumers

Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Businesses
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Complaining
Consumer Protection, Other
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

Consumer Protection, Credit

Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Loans

Consumer Protection, Credit Cards

Also in Consumer Protection:
Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Businesses
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Complaining
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Employment Scams
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Loans
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Other
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

see also:
Credit, Credit Cards & Credit Repair

The most vulnerable credit cards in your wallet - Are certain credit cards more vulnerable to fraud? Yes, but you can take steps to protect yourself.
How do I prove credit card charges aren't mine? - If someone steals your wallet and uses your plastic, you aren’t necessarily on the hook.
Zero liability: Are you really safe from credit card fraud? - You may have heard credit card customers aren't liable for fraudulent charges. Is it true?
How can seniors protect their credit cards? - You don't have to close your card account to guard against fraud. You have options.
Handling Credit Card Disputes by Bill Hardekopf - How to resolve credit card complaints.
Protect Yourself Against Card Skimmers by Bill Hardekopf - Don't put your money at risk.
Who can help with a credit card dispute? - Got a gripe with your credit card? Here's what you can do if customer service isn't helping.
Who gets to peek at your credit card data? - After you swipe, your credit card information spreads quickly. Where does it go?
5 Steps for Protecting Your Credit Card Information by Jim Sloan - Don't wait to become a victim.
Are Consumers Falling Into a Credit Card Trap Again? by Bill Hardekopf - Some current statistics would say yes.
Does law cap credit card interest rates? - The CARD Act doesn't set a cap on interest rates, but it can help you if your rates rise.
8 'gotchas' of the Credit CARD Act - CARD Act reforms are now in effect. Here's where the credit card law falls short. (10/5/10)
FinReg includes free credit scores - A provision in the Consumer Protection Act will bring widespread free access to credit scores. (7/24/10)
CARD Act protects consumers - The law aims to safeguard cardholders but most of its rules don't go into effect until February. (11/30/09)
Top Five List of Worst Credit Card Gotchas - Watch for common "traps" in the card industry. (1/8/07)
Arm Your Kids - To fight for their financial future (3/7/05)
Same as Cash? by Damon Carr - Only if you don't fall into one of their traps (3/24/03)
Using Your Credit Card by Doris Dobkins - Be helped, not harmed (11/25/02)
Eliminating Unwanted Credit Card Applications - Junk mail that could be expensive! (11/11/02)
Credit Card Surprise by Gary Foreman - Is your 'fixed rate' really fixed? (11/11/02)
Are the Credit Card Companies Guilty? by Doug Willey - Can they force people to do the wrong thing? (9/10/01)
College Credit by Gary Foreman - What can be done to protect our young adults? (8/20/01)
Canceling Credit by Gary Foreman (12/11/00)
Reading Between the Lines by Doris Dobkins (12/4/00)
Credit Lessons for Seniors - courtesy CardRatings.org (11/6/00)

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Consumer Protection, Credit Rating

Also in Consumer Protection:
Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Businesses
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Complaining
Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Employment Scams
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Loans
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Other
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

see also:
Credit Reports and Credit Scores

Unresolved credit disputes can get messy - A dispute is supposed to clear up errors in your credit report. But what happens when it doesn't?
Correcting Your Credit Report by Gary Foreman - 70% of all reports contain errors. What about yours? (5/7/01)
Improving Your Credit Rating by Deborah Michelle Sanders, Esq. (3/6/00)
Correcting Your Credit Report by Gary Foreman (2/14/00)

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Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors

Harassing Collection Calls by Gary Foreman - Being behind doesn't mean that you can be abused (3/18/02)
Debt Collection Harassment (12/8/97)

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Consumer Protection, Employment Scams

Also in Consumer Protection:
Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Businesses
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Complaining
Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Loans
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Other
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

Past the Hype by Pamela La Gioia - 10 guidelines for avoiding a scam (3/31/03)
Avoiding Ad Placement Scams by Rosalind Mays - Don't be the next victim (5/7/01)
The Telecommuting Temp Agency by Rosalind Mays (11/20/00)
Piled Higher and Deeper Diploma Scams by Bob Osgoodby (1/10/00)
Envelope Stuffing by Bob Osgoodby (11/29/99)
Don't Blame the Work-at-Home Scammers by Rosalind Mays Welch (10/18/99)

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Consumer Protection, Health

see also:
Health and Safety

Health or Hype - Don't be fooled by food and natural health hucksters (9/12/05)
You're Buying Healthy, But Are You Getting Healthy? by Shelley Wake - Sometimes on the package is changed (7/26/04)
Your Insurance Claim by Dan Baldyga - Medical insights and expenses (11/11/02)
The $140 Phone Call by Michelle Jones - A few minutes of time paid off big (11/19/01)

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Consumer Protection, Identity Theft

10 ways to prevent ID theft by TDS Guest Blogger
Reducing the Pain of Identity Theft by Kara Haskins - A simple step now could avoid grief later.
Negligent healthcare practices put your identity at risk - TDS Guest Blogger
Your child's ID is a big target for identity thieves - TDS Guest Blogger
9 ways to protect your child's identity - Criminals can wreak havoc on your kid's financial future. Here's how to stop them.
Top 10 Signs of Identity Theft by Bill Hardekopf
Hidden Identity Theft Risks by Paige Estigarribia - Are you really protecting yourself?
Should you have identity theft insurance? - If your identity is stolen, insurance will cover the expenses associated with restoring your credit.
The danger of identity theft after a car crash - When trading insurance and other information, protect your identity so it won't be hit, too.
7 ways to protect yourself from identity theft - It's as insidious as ever. Here's how to ensure someone doesn't steal your identity.
2 ways to stop identity theft - Which option should you use to stop identity theft: a fraud alert or a security freeze?
4 tips to guard your Social Security number - Keep your Social Security number secure. When you're asked for it, try saying "no."
Identity theft: Not as funny as in the movies - The scariest aspect is the lack of control victims feel when someone takes over their identity.
How a credit freeze can protect you from identity theft - A credit freeze blocks thieves from stealing IDs of the departed. Can it work for the living?
Protecting yourself against identity theft by TDS Guest Blogger
Beware of identity theft after a car accident - When trading insurance and other information, protect your identity so it won't be hit, too.
Protecting credit cards and bank accounts from hackers by TDS Guest Blogger
4 ways to protect your teen from identity theft - Your teen may have a bank account, but is the kid savvy about identity theft? Here's what you can do.
Avoiding ID theft on deceased family member - There are some simple steps to take in order to protect the identity of a departed loved one.
How do I shake debt resulting from ID theft? - A fraudster sullied your good credit. Don't let a fishy collection agency victimize you, too.
Will ID theft insurance shield you from fraud? - Identity theft affects millions each year. Is insuring against it a sound decision?
12 steps for victims of identity fraud - If you're a victim of ID theft, follow this program to reclaim your identity and restore your good name.
If At First You Don't Succeed, Commit Fraud and Fail Again by courtesy of GetOutOfDebt.org - Defrauding From Behind Bars.
Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft by Bill Hardekopf - Updating your arsenal to keep up with the bad guys.
Passwords by Don Ireland - Protect your identity and protect your money.
ID Theft Insurance- Do you need protection? (9/29/08)
Keep Your Identity And Your Bank Account Safe from Thieves by Jonathan Moeller - (4/7/08)
<Get the Facts on Identity Theft (2/26/07)
Children and Identity Theft - Even our kids aren't immune to this high tech crime. (11/13/06)
Credit Card Protection - Protecting yourself against identity theft. (10/30/06)
Prevent Identity Theft (1/23/06)
Insider Reports: Identity Theft - contributed by a Bank Employee (5/5/03)
Protecting Your Child's Identity by Yolanda Kennedy - Don't compromise their safety (9/2/02)
Identity Theft by Tom Koziol (10/16/00)
Dangerous Information by Gary Foreman (5/15/00)
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft by Raylene Moore (4/10/00)
Protecting Against Identity Fraud by Deborah Michelle Sanders, Esq. (1/3/00)

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Consumer Protection, Loans

Also in Consumer Protection:
Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Businesses
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Complaining
Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Employment Scams
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Other
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

Payday Loans by Gary Foreman - They collect over $2 billion a year in fees and interest (3/1/04)

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Consumer Protection, Online

How to keep your mortgage data safe from hackers - You want your loan info to be safe, right? But can you have peace of mind and convenience, too?
8 password-picking tips to outsmart hackers - Stay ahead of hackers by going beyond the no-brainer stuff, like not using "123456." (Duh!)
Protecting Yourself from Online Hackers by Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger
5 online security don'ts for your protection - Online security isn't new, but the growth in social media has added new scams to dodge.
5 ways fear of the Web costs you - Consumers who don't do business online may end up paying more than necessary in these five areas. (7/24/09)
Is Computer Illiteracy Costing You Money? (8/21/06)
Avoiding Internet Shopping Surprises by Elaine Silverman - 5 steps to ensure the best possible experience (12/1/03)
Online Auctions by Bob Osgoodby - Approach with care (1/21/02)
Online Buying Safety by BeeJay Smith (7/31/00)
Opening a Merchant Account by Bob Osgoodby (4/3/00)

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Consumer Protection, Other

Also in Consumer Protection:
Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Businesses
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Complaining
Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Employment Scams
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Loans
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

How disabled tenants can fight discrimination - If you're disabled and your landlord treats you unfairly, you can file a complaint.
Consumer Cautions on Prepaid Cards by Bill Hardekopf - Learning how to use prepaid cards safely.
“Foiled” by the Environmental Bandwagon by Rich Finzer - Could you be overpaying for 'green'? (8/2/10)
Consumer protection super agency created - The new consumer protection bureau will cast a wide net. Find out how it affects your financial life. (7/16/10)
How to be your own consumer protection agency - Can't wait for the Consumer Protection Act to become law? Take charge of your finances today. (5/25/10)
The Foreclosure Rental Trap by Gary Foreman - What happens when your landlord is in foreclosure? (3/29/10)
Avoiding Calling Card Scams - Steer clear of prepaid calling card scams with the tips from the FTC. (8/31/09)
Rebate Runaround by Bob Osgoodby - The reality is they hope you won't get the rebate (9/24/07)
The Great Papers Debate - Which ones should you keep and for how long? (1/8/07)
Fighting the Utility Company (1/8/07)
Increased Security, Small Expense by Tenna Perry - Don't become another crime statistic (5/17/04)
Where's My Money? - Getting your utility deposits back (5/5/03)
My Stuff's Gone by Gary Foreman (10/2/00)

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Consumer Protection, Privacy

Also in Consumer Protection:
Consumer Protection, Banking
Consumer Protection, Businesses
Consumer Protection, Cars
Consumer Protection, Complaining
Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
Consumer Protection, Debt Collectors
Consumer Protection, Employment Scams
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Loans
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Other
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

4 key things to look for in a privacy policy - Clicking "I agree" without reading the fine print is dangerous. Here's how to protect your privacy.
Insider Reports: Personal Info and Privacy Protection by H.M. Carper - What do they do with your info? (6/18/01)

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Consumer Protection, Scams

Consumer Protection, Employment Scams
Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Scams

Consumer Protection, Scams

Telephone tax scam growing - Don't fall for the ever-growing telephone tax scam. The caller on the other end of the line probably is a con artist, not an IRS agent.
Seniors: Avoiding ‘Grandparent’ and other scams - A recent “Grandparent scam” arrest serves as a reminder to seniors to protect themselves against financial exploitation.
6 athletes ripped off in financial scams - With hefty paychecks, the pros are often targets of fraud. These jocks became victims.
Avoiding work-at-home scams - As the economy cools, work-at-home scams are heating up. Here are the phony scams to avoid.
Confessions of a Conman by Lynn Bulmahn - How conmen target and take advantage of the elderly.
6 Reasons Smart People Fall for Scams by Amanda Geronikos - No matter how smart you are you could still become a victim.
How do you protect aging parents from creditors? - Aging parents with bad credit are easy prey for creditors. Here's how to protect them.
6 scams and rip-offs that target seniors - Here's how to tell if your elderly parents are being scammed and what can be done to stop it.
Texting Scams Target Credit Cards by Bill Hardekopf - A new technique to capture your credit info.
Would these 6 mortgage relief scams fool you? - Here's how to spot swindlers who cheat homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure.
Don't get burned by these 5 summertime scams - The hot season brings out the pests, including scammers who will set you up for a big sting.
What does 'fraud' mean? Video - From Ponzi schemes to email scams, fraud takes many forms these days. But how did it start?
Buyer beware: online car sales scams - The Internet can be a haven for scam artists. Follow these tips to a legitimate cyber car deal. (7/23/10)
Top 5 Internet Scams by Zach Kaufmann - 5 popular Internet scams that could pick your pocket. (3/15/10)
Check Scams - Tips on protecting yourself from check scams. (6/29/09)
Scam Proof Your Family (8/20/07)
Scams - Exposing high-tech con artists (2/20/06)
It's Your Money - Every scam has 'red flags' (4/4/05)
Garage Sale Scams by Christina Heiska (6/9/03)

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Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

My Story: Telemarketing Tidbits contributed by Christine - A telefundraiser's tips for fewer calls (4/7/03)
Avoiding Telemarketing Scams by Pat Mestern (9/13/99)
Stopping Telephone Solicitors (4/19/99)

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Cooking


see also:
Coupons
Diets, Health Foods and Food Safety
Freezing Foods & Freezer Meals
Lunches
Meal & Menu Plans
Meats & Poultry
Price Books
Recipes
Restraurants
Shopping Tips & Tricks
Warehouse Clubs

Groceries >> Coupons

4 tips to organize grocery coupons - Here are four tips that might help keep your coupons organized.
Finding Good Coupons - Where can you go to find good coupons?
Make rainy days fun with a savings coupon by TDS Guest Blogger
Coupon Strategies That Work - Stores have adjusted to extreme couponers. What strategies still work?
Obsessed With Coupons by Rich Finzer - Why I refuse to become 'coupon obsessed'.
How to find more coupons and save now - Coupons can be found in a lot of unusual places. You just need to be open and know where to look.
Extreme Savings, No Coupons Required by Lynn Bulmahn - Join the generic revolution!
Coupon clubs: Clip, swap, save - For coupon queens and procrastinators alike, coupon clubs can help boost grocery savings.
Pros & Cons of using Coupons The Homestead Mindset Anywhere - Coupons can either serve us or enslave us
Insider tips for finding online coupons - Want to spend like Scrooge but look like Santa? Try these tricks to find the best online deals. (12/10/09)
Dialing cell phone for store coupons - Before, you printed out store coupons from your computer. Now you can download them to your cell phone. (12/21/09)
Little Savings Slips by R. Kellogg - How to build a coupon binder in 10 easy steps. (6/23/08)
Coupon Clipping? Get Your Kids on Board by Dee Marie - (3/31/08)
Looking for Great Grocery Coupons? Try Flattery! (4/16/07)
Shopping Online (1/15/07)
6 Money Resolutions (1/1/07)
Lights, Camera, Action! - Money-saving strategies when you want to see the next great flick (12/11/06)
The Grocery Prosumer - For grocery savings in the electronic age, it can be as easy as “click, pick and save”. (11/13/06)
Entertainment Discount Books - Making sure that you get the savings you paid for. (10/30/06)
Internet Coupons (9/11/06)
Internet Coupons for Beginners - Part 2 (7/17/06)
Internet Coupons for Beginners - Part 1 (7/10/06)
Teaching Your Children with Coupons (2/20/06)
The Art of Couponing - Here's how the 'Coupon Queen' does it (5/16/05)
Coupon Codes - No clipping required (3/21/05)
Beyond Coupon Basics by Wendy Burt - 7 ways to get free or nearly free groceries (4/26/04)
Cut Coupon Clutter by Karen Baxter - There was a time when she wouldn't let another coupon into her house (3/22/04)
Sorting Coupons Without the Headache by Tenna Perry - Off-the-shelf organizers just weren't getting the job done (3/1/04)
When Coupons Aren't a Good Deal by Lana Dorazio - HAve a basis for comparison (12/29/03)
The Power of Online Coupons by Kyle James - Where to find them and how to use them (10/13/03)
Trade Your Way to Savings by Diane R. Schmidt - Multiply your savings at the grocery store (7/28/03)
The Grocery Game by Teri Gault - Winning at the cash register (8/26/02)
Organizing Coupons - Find your coupons before they expire (8/5/02)
Using Coupons and Rebates by Jonni McCoy - They won't automatically reduce your bill, but if used properly they can help (1/29/01)
The Checkout Line by Tina Shake (5/29/00)
Shoebox Economics: How Coupons Help Me Pay My Mortgage by Inge Schmidt (6/7/99)
Grocery Shop for Less by Sarah Delaporte (4/19/99)
Couponing for Beginners by Martha Miller (9/15/97)
Gifting with Refunding by Stephanie Lanza-Efthimiou (11/25/96)

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Crafts

Decorating
Holiday
Kids
Making Money with
Projects
Supplies

Crafts, Decorating

Also in Crafts:
Crafts, Holiday
Crafts, Kids
Making Money with
Crafts, Projects
Crafts, Supplies

Frugal Fall Home Decorating with the Kids! (10/9/06)
Candle Creations by Shaunna Privratsky - A fun, easy way to bring warmth into your home (4/12/04)
Simple Autumn Craft Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Using nature's bounty (10/28/02)
How to Make Garden Stones by Becky Yeager - A craft for the whole family (9/16/02)
Winter's Hearth by Gramma Sandra Schneider - Easy starters for your fireplace (11/5/01)
Reusing Old Picture Frames by Rachel Paxton - It's a brand new creation (9/24/01)
Fabrick Covered Boxes by Colleen Moulding - Turn the ordinary into something beautiful (7/30/01)
Inexpensive Christmas Decorations (12/6/99)
Beach Treasures by Gail Miller (7/26/99)
An Elegant Book by Leah Wynne (12/7/98)
Last Years' Calendar, This Years' Art by Leah Wynne (11/16/98)
Natural Decorations for Fall and Winter by Louise Wulf (11/3/97)

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Crafts, Holiday

Also in Crafts:
Crafts, Decorating
Crafts, Kids
Making Money with
Crafts, Projects
Crafts, Supplies

see also:
Christmas, Decorating

Christmas for the Craft Impaired by Rebecca Underwood - Easy to make holiday treasures (11/17/03)
Special Gifts for Little People - Handmade treasures for your children (12/9/02)
Charming Animal Cracker Ornaments by Brenda Hyde - Whimsical, easy-to-make ornaments (12/2/02)
Homemade Greeting Cards by Rachel Muller - Simple, creative ways to say you really care (5/6/02)
A Waste Not Snowman by Amanda Formaro (12/18/00)
A Child's Thanksgiving Tree by Amanda Formaro (11/20/00)
Christmas Craft Club by M. Taft (9/18/00)
Inexpensive Holiday Fun and Homemade Gifts by Janine Lynn (12/20/99)
Inexpensive Christmas Decorations (12/6/99)
Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make by Jenny Wanderscheid (12/6/99)
Homemade Holiday Decorations (11/29/99)
Everyday Items for Great Holiday Decor by Annette Rogers (11/15/99)
Holiday Craft Ideas by Tracy Seganos (12/7/98)
Your Thanksgiving Table by Christine Torres (11/9/98)
Inexpensive Holiday Centerpieces - Reader Suggestions (10/13/97)
Krafty Kitchen Korner: Christmas Ideas by Robin Carpenter (12/16/96)

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Crafts, Kids

Also in Crafts:
Crafts, Decorating
Crafts, Holiday
Making Money with
Crafts, Projects
Crafts, Supplies

see also:
Children, Activities

Fall Leaf Collage by Rachel Paxton (10/1/07)
Frugal Fall Home Decorating with the Kids! (10/9/06)
Raising Creative Kids On a Budget (10/10/05)
Special Gifts for Little People - Handmade treasures for your children (12/9/02)
Easy Kid's Crafts for Autumn by Brenda Hyde - Fall family fun for all ages (11/11/02)
Old Fashioned Apple Head Dolls by Brenda Hyde - A craft from the past (10/14/02)
How to Make Garden Stones by Becky Yeager - A craft for the whole family (9/16/02)
Homemade Toys for Babies by Victoria Purdie - Crafty toys that your baby will love (4/15/02)
Rainy Day Paper-Mache by Brenda Hyde - A great project for your kids! (6/11/01)
Felt Boards by Paula Refici Cummings - Entertain your preschoolers for hours (3/26/01)
Recycled Notepads by Lindsay Small - Teach your children about recycling and have some fun, too! (1/8/01)
A Child's Thanksgiving Tree by Amanda Formaro (11/20/00)
Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make by Jenny Wanderscheid (12/6/99)
Crafts for Toddlers (12/14/98)
Summer Keepsake Scrapbook - Charo's Place (8/24/98)
Children's Activies: Beach Preserves - Charo's Place (8/24/98)
Finger Paints, Water Colors and Nutty Putty by Rae Osenbaugh (11/17/97)
Magic Crystal Gardens by Louise Wulf (4/5/97)

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Crafts, Making Money with

Also in Crafts:
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Crafts, Holiday
Crafts, Kids
Crafts, Projects
Crafts, Supplies

Pricing Crafts for Sale - How do you decide how much charge for homemade crafts? (8/17/09)
Selling Crafts - A retired, rural couple looks for an outlet for their crafts (7/1/02)
Secrets to Making Money With Your Crafts by Liz Folger (9/6/99)
Home Business Hotline: Making Crafts by Heather Martin (5/11/98)
Gazingus Buttons by Nann Blaine Hilyard (1/6/97)

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Crafts, Projects

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Crafts, Holiday
Crafts, Kids
Making Money with
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Crafts, Supplies

Video: DIY Project - Key Chime by Jeff Yeager
Video: Can-terns: Cheap DIY Project by Jeff Yeager
Make Your Own Jewelry for Less by Shaunna Privratsky - Saving money on DIY jewelry.
How to make a stylish apron and a chalk & memo board from old curtains by TDS Guest Blogger
Homemade Gifts and Games from Old Photographs by Diane Boykas - Creative ways to use old photographs. (11/17/08)
A Guide to Air-Drying Flowers by Monica Resinger - A simple and fun hobby (8/12/02)
Homemade Greeting Cards by Rachel Muller - Simple, creative ways to say you really care (5/6/02)
Homemade Paper by Deborah Taylor-Hough - A craft activity for the whole family (1/14/02)
Preserving Flowers (12/18/00)
Autumn Snacks and Crafts by Brenda Hyde (9/25/00)
Craft Ideas for Everyone by Kathleen Bieke (7/31/00)
Homemade Holiday Decorations (11/29/99)
A Fall Craft Project by Annette Rogers (11/1/99)
Pringles Can Bird Castles by Diane Pleasant (9/13/99)
Soapmaking: Recipes and Directions by Elaine White (6/28/99)
Bath Bombs: Basic Recipe by Brenda Sharpe (3/29/99)
Bookmenders: How to Repair Torn Pages by Tom Bellino (2/15/99)
Crafty Snowman by Linda Williford (1/25/99)
Finally, a Use for Junk Mail by Pearl Sanborn (1/18/99)
Holiday Craft Ideas by Tracy Seganos (12/7/98)
Making a Faux Braided Rug by Leah Wynne (11/2/98)
Preserving Your Treasured Family Recipes by Rachel Paxton (9/14/98)
Magic Crystal Gardens by Louise Wulf (4/5/97)

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Crafts, Supplies

Also in Crafts:
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Crafts, Holiday
Crafts, Kids
Making Money with
Crafts, Projects

13 Ways to Find Cheap Art Supplies by Jeanine DeHoney - Artistic fun on a budget.
Less Expensive Hobby and Craft Supplies by Christine Stephens - Why I buy my craft supplies at the thrift store.
Low Cost Creativity by Tchikima Davis - How to save on craft supplies. (11/26/07)
The Dollar Store Shopper - Be Crafty Save Money (10/9/06)
Scrapbooking On a Budget - 9 ways to find discount scrapbook supplies (7/18/05)
Scrapbooking On the Cheap (5/23/05)
Over-Crafted - When your craft supply greatly exceeds the demand (2/23/04)
Space for Crafts - When there's little room to do what you love (6/30/03)
Organized Craft Supplies by Rachel Paxton - Divide and conquer (1/13/03)
Scrappin' on a Shoestring by Kim Danger - Keep the costs down (6/3/02)
The Wearing O'The Green by Maddy Cranley - Recycled yarn projects prove rewarding (9/24/01)
My Story: An Inexpensive Hobby by Christiane Eichler - A lot of enjoyment for a little money (3/26/01)
I Can Make That! by Tammy Harrison (5/29/00)
Buying Photo Quality Paper (11/8/99)
Paper Does Grow on Trees, Dad by Brad Bauman (4/5/99)
Finding Inexpensive Yarn (2/8/99)
Arts and Crafts Ideas by Louise Wulf (9/22/97)

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Credit, Credit Cards & Credit Repair

Bad Credit Score
Balance Transfers
Bankruptcy
Canceling
Credit Counseling
Credit Rating
Debit Cards
Debt
Debt Collection
Debt Repayment
Family and Friends
Fees
Interest Rates
Late Payments
Loans
Minimum Payments
Other
Rewards Cards
Safety
Selecting
Teenagers and College Students
Understanding
Using

Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Bad Credit Score

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

What to do if turned down for a secured card - When a bank won't give you a secured card, things are bad. Here's what to do.
How to improve your credit score - The benefits of having good credit are numerous. Find out how to improve your credit rating.
Long-lost utility bill zaps credit score - A bill you never knew about can lurk for years before landing on your credit report.
Credit will sink if underwater home dumped - Dive into research before addressing your home's submerged value.
A company credit card can hurt your score - While corporate cards are a nice perk, your credit score can suffer if the bill isn't paid.
Can bad credit ruin your job search? - A credit check may or may not sink your job prospects. Here are seven facts to know.
Bank account debt may appear on credit report - A nonsufficient funds problem may migrate from a bank account to a credit report. (6/2/10)
Bad credit can hurt job prospects - If you default on a loan after losing a job, it could become harder finding a new one. Here's why. (7/23/09)
Credit damage may last beyond 7 years - In most cases, bruised credit will heal within seven years. But there are exceptions to the rule. (3/27/09)
New job vs. bad credit -Even with a new job, it may be tough to rent a house with bad credit. Here are some tips to help. (3/12/09)
Protect Yourself From Credit Repair Scams - Can they really take accurate information out of your report? (2/9/09)
Double entries erode credit score - A credit report that mistakenly lists two similar entries will inflict greater damage to your credit score. (1/22/09)
Bad Credit Score and Employment - Can bad credit keep you from getting a job? (1/29/07)
Life After Debt? Great Income, Bad Credit - Reader's Recommendations (5/4/98)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Balance Transfers

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Get debt down with balance transfer? - A balance transfer can help with high interest, but you'll need to chip away at the debt, too.
Balance transfer cards: Are they worth it? - Yes, you get a low rate on a credit card balance transfer, but weigh these negatives first.
Is it smart to transfer a credit card balance? - Moving a large credit card balance to a low-interest card might sound good -- but is it?
Tips on Transferring Your Credit Card Balance by Bill Hardekopf - 9 things to consider before you act.
Are multiple balance transfers smart? - When a credit card only takes a partial balance transfer, what do you do with the remainder?
Balance Transfer? Beware! by Justin Ripley - Knowing the ins and outs of balance transfers. (4/28/08)
Credit Card Balance Transfers by Bill Hardekopf - Tips for transferring credit card balances to a lower rate (1/14/08)
Insider's Look: Cred Card Transfers by Elizabeth Bogue (11/20/00)
Credit Crunch (11/6/00)
Comments on "Transfer My Credit Card Balance?" (2/1/99)
Transfer My Credit Card Balance? by Gary Foreman (1/25/99)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Bankruptcy

7 smart steps to a cleaner credit report - Finding credit after bankruptcy means sprucing up your credit report. These tips will get it done.
5 reasons to list all cards in bankruptcy - You may want to hold one credit card for emergencies, but here's why you won't get away with it. (9/01/09)
Charge-Offs, Bankruptcies & Collection Agencies (9/25/06)
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it the best way out? (1/28/02)
Struggling to Afford a Newer Car by Gary Foreman (11/13/00)
Choose Bankruptcy? by Gary Foreman (2/21/00)
After Bankruptcy by Gary Foreman (11/10/97)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Canceling

Close Credit Card Accounts to Get a Mortgage? by Gary Foreman - His mortgage company wants him to close accounts.
Will closing old cards hurt my credit score? - Wanting to clean out your wallet can be a good call, but there are downsides.
Is closing a credit card a good or bad move? - Canceling a credit card can impact your credit score in these four ways.
How to Close a Credit Card Account by Bill Hardekopf - There's a right and wrong way to break up with your credit card company.
Should I keep an unwanted store credit card? - A store credit card with an extremely low limit may not be worth keeping in your wallet.
Does closing bank accounts hurt credit? - Before you tidy up your savings portfolio, make sure your actions won't mess up your credit.
When is it bad to kill a credit card account? - It seems smart to close a credit card account after paying it off. Here's when it isn't.
Should You Break Up With Your Credit Card? by Bill Hardekopf - What you need to know about canceling a credit card.
Is it wrong to close a credit card account? - How can it feel so good and be so wrong? Learn why it's a lousy idea to close a credit card.
Approved for an unwanted credit card? - If you receive a new credit card and change your mind, there's only one way to reject it.
Is closing card worth crimped credit score? - Closing paid-off cards may crimp your credit score but could bring spending discipline.
Will closing card ding credit score? - Whether closing your only credit card will impact your credit score depends on some other factors. (10/13/10)
10 Reasons to Cancel ALL of Your Credit Cards by April Borbon - Avoiding the siren song of the credit card industry. (4/19/10)
Closing account won't sink credit score - Canceling a credit line should not devastate the account holder's credit score. (3/30/10)
Should you cancel an unused credit card? - To cancel or not to cancel? Here's what to do with inactive credit cards. (1/20/10)
Why closing an account hurts score - Understanding how the credit score model works will help you maintain a good score. (2/4/09)
Living Without Plastic - Control your spending by using cash (8/2/04)
How to Cancel a Credit Card - There's more to it than just saying, I quit (1/7/02)
Canceling a Credit Card by Gary Foreman - There's more to it than cutting up the card (1/8/01)
Canceling Credit by Gary Foreman (12/11/00)
Cash Only by Doris Dobkins (5/1/00)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Credit Counseling

On debt management plan, still want a credit card - So you've taken steps to shrink your debt. But you still want a credit card. What to do?
Rebuild finances with secured credit card? - A secured credit card would be open to debt collectors. Instead, you might try credit counseling. (2/11/10)
10 questions to ask a credit counselor - Getting help to manage debt is no longer shameful, but it's helpful to know what to ask. (8/18/09)
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Using Credit Counseling by Carrie (4/13/98)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Credit Rating

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Why does credit score drop after debt payoff? - Many factors determine credit scores. Here's what can bite into yours.
6 ways to deal with limited or no credit - If you fall into either category, here are six strategies you can try to establish, re-establish or beef up your credit file.
Can I get a credit card with poor credit? - Getting a credit card can be tricky if your credit is in rough shape, but there are options.
Will credit limit increase hurt my credit score? - Getting a bump in your credit limit seems tantalizing. Here's why it can be a good thing.
Why credit score drops after paying debt - Many factors determine credit scores. Here's what can bite into yours.
Credit score vs. credit report: What's the diff? - They sound similar, but they're not. Here's what you need to know.
Can I get credit when I'm unemployed? - Unemployed, but getting Social Security? Credit may not be the answer if you want to stay out of debt.
6 credit mistakes that could impact your career - by TDS Guest Blogger
Why did my credit score fall after paying loan? - You'd think paying off a loan helps your credit score. Unfortunately, credit doesn't work that way.
How FICO became 'the' credit score - How did FICO dominate credit scoring? Science, persistence and a lawsuit or two.
How to quickly boost my credit score - Your credit report has a long memory. Here's how to get it to forget your checkered past.
Why 3 credit bureaus are better than 1 - Why are there three credit reporting bureaus? Do we need three, or could we get by with just one?
Is trying to get a perfect credit score worth it? - Sure, an 850 credit score is perfect -- but would it get you a better rate?
Are you buying your real credit score? - by TDS Guest Blogger
How long will a judgment stay on your credit? - A judgment will eventually drop off your credit report. But that doesn't mean it's gone.
How many FICO credit scores do you have? - Thinking you only have one credit score is like believing pigs can fly. Here's the real deal.
5 lessons from free credit score notices - Free credit score disclosures triggered by federal rules contain important credit lessons.
Still dogged by bad credit after paying debts - You might have seven years' bad luck on your credit report if you had money trouble before.
Why does my FICO score constantly change? - From spending habits to history, little changes in your spending habits affect your credit score.
Tips for getting your credit in order - Is your low credit score driving you crazy? Learn how to boost it.
How do I improve my credit to buy a new car? - It will take time, but here's how to spruce up your credit for a lower auto loan rate.
Why is my FICO credit score falling? - Even the most careful, trustworthy people can see their credit scores sink. Here's why.
Your credit reports are dominated by your credit card history by TDS Guest Blogger
The Credit Reporting Agencies You Don't Know About by Bill Hardekopf - They're collecting all kinds of data on you.
How will a charge card affect my credit score? - No limit, no interest, no problem, right? Wrong. Charge cards affect credit in a big way.
You must move. Is it financially better to sell or rent your home? - If the rental amount doesn't cover your carrying costs, should you sell your home?
Is a credit report spreading lies about you? - Is a credit report spreading lies about you? Here's what to do if you find inaccuracies.
Big Credit Score Mistakes by Stella Walker - Any of these mistakes could cost you big time!
CFPB Finds Differences In Credit Scores by Bill Hardekopf - What's reported to you and to potential lenders could be different.
Does zero-percent offer hurt score? - Taking advantage of a low rate won't hurt your credit score, but here's what will.
Your Credit Score by Barbara Marquand - 3 surprising facts you should know.
Can you get your credit back on track? - Unlike fine wine, debts don't improve with age so, it's never too late to fix your credit.
Here's how to fix your horrible credit score - Don't get discouraged when your bad credit score doesn't turn "good" when you do.
How to get bad info off credit report - It takes persistence to get a collection agency to remove misinformation from your credit report.
Cut available credit to boost credit score? - Your friends don't know jack about credit scores. A lower credit limit actually can hurt them.
Will a settled car loan help my credit score? - Your credit score is bad from missed payments. If you settle your car loan, will your score jump?
Is there a legit company to fix my credit score? - Until there's a business that can speed up time, good luck finding someone to fix your credit.
Winning without a credit score by Celebrating Financial Freedom
5 uncommon ways to raise your credit score - On-time payments and debt reduction aren't the only paths to a higher credit rating.
I'm young and have bad credit. What do I do? - If you've made financial missteps early, here's some advice to help you establish credit.
Boost credit score with help from a friend - Becoming a user on someone else's credit card could raise your credit score. Find out how.
Delay homebuying to work on credit score? - So your credit's not great. Don't assume you should sit on the housing market's sidelines.
7 secrets your credit report won't reveal - Not every financial skeleton will make it into your credit report. Find out which items are excluded.
Take baby steps to boost your credit score - Charging then paying off your plastic can help your credit score, but you'd better pay on time.
How to rid credit report of debt that isn't yours - Set the record straight when your credit report lists accounts you don't have.
Video: In Search of the Elusive $11 Credit Report by Stacy Johnson - You're entitled to it, but can you really find it?
Here's how to fix your horrible credit score - Don't get discouraged when your bad credit score doesn't turn "good" when you do.
5 fantasy baseball tips to improve credit - Want a higher credit score? Strategies used in fantasy baseball can help.
Avoid credit whammies Video - Know your credit score to keep credit card qualification surprises to a minimum.
Using an Yahoo or AOL Email Account? by Steve Rhode - Your credit score probably stinks!
5 uncommon ways to raise your credit score - On-time payments and debt reduction aren't the only paths to a higher credit rating.
Does paying off credit card hurt your credit score? - Should you put everything on credit, and pay off your credit card monthly?
How to fix your credit after a major setback - Did a foreclosure or bankruptcy wreck your credit score? Get on the road to recovery with these tips.
5 myths of building better credit Video - Bankrate separates fact from fiction when it comes to building better credit.
7 simple ways to improve your credit score - The road to credit gold is straighter than you think. These tips will help you avoid making a wrong turn.
9 myths about building better credit - Paying a bill early will help your credit, right? Wrong. Learn from this and other credit-building myths.
Missed appointment charge hurts credit - If your doctor's bill goes unpaid long enough, it could lead to sick credit.
5 lessons from free credit score notices - Free credit score disclosures triggered by new federal rules contain important lessons about credit.
7 secrets not on credit reports - Not every financial skeleton will be exposed on your credit report. Find out which items are excluded.
Credit card merger won't drag down score - In most cases, when your credit card company changes hands, your score stays the same.
Set your goals to score good credit - Get your game on to rebuild credit after a setback like bankruptcy.
6 credit report score killers - Negative marks in your credit history can lower your credit score. Look for these red flags.
Can zero card balance hurt credit score? - Looking to raise your credit score? The effect of not having a card balance may surprise you.
Too many credit requests spoil your score - Each application that would trigger new debt will count against your credit score.
5 uncommon ways to raise your credit score - On-time payments and debt reduction aren't the only paths to a higher credit rating.
U.S. Credit Rating Affects Your Interest Payments Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Credit ratings are as important to a country as credit scores are to individuals
Harsh Consequences of One Late Payment by Bill Hardekopf - The cost of a late payment is expensive. Here's how to minimize the damage.
Low salary no excuse for not fixing credit - Don't use your salary as an excuse for mishandling your finances.
Demand Fair Credit Reporting Act rights - Take action if your lender isn't supplying required payment information to the credit bureaus.
On-Time Rent Payments May Now Improve Credit Score Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Great news for renters who dream of owning their own home!
Bump up your credit score - How much of your credit card limit should you use?
Does zero-percent offer hurt score? - Taking advantage of a low rate won't hurt your credit score, but here's what will.
Which credit inquiries hurt credit scores? - All credit inquiries appear on your credit report, but only some affect the score.
No quick fix for new grad's credit score - Don't let bad credit history keep you from nailing a higher credit score in the future.
Assure same-name kin don’t tar your credit - Make sure your credit report doesn't contain data on relatives with the same name.
Paying off balance may boost credit score - Your credit report reflects monthly spending, so a zero balance alone won't improve your score. (10/28/10)
Which credit inquiries hurt credit scores? - All credit inquiries appear on your credit report, but only some affect the score. (9/29/10)
How much credit do you really have? - Figuring out how much credit you are using is key to keeping your credit score high. (9/1/10)
Should you carry multiple cards? - Even if you're using less credit, there are still good reasons to carry multiple credit cards. (8/26/10)
7 smart steps to a cleaner credit report - Finding credit after bankruptcy means sprucing up your credit report. These tips will get it done. 8/2/10)
Remove charge-offs from credit report? - If a charge-off on your credit report shows it has been paid, will it still hurt your credit? (7/21/10)
Dispute high balance on credit reports? - If yearly credit reports show an inaccurate high balance, it might not be worth disputing. (7/7/10)
When does high balance affect credit score? - If you run up a credit card balance and pay it off, your credit score could still be damaged. (5/12/10)
Paying in full won't improve credit score - Your credit score can still suffer if you use much of your credit line and pay it off monthly. (4/14/10)
Paid charge-offs better for your credit - It might not help your credit score, but paid charge-offs look better to lenders and employers. (3/8/10)
How to get a free credit score - Here are five ways to get a free credit score estimate for the major credit bureaus. (1/13/10)
3 tips for repairing your credit score - Follow these points to boost your credit score while beginning to use credit again prudently. (1/11/10)
'Instant approval' yields unwanted card - Approved for too many credit cards? Here's what can happen to your score if you cancel a new account. (1/7/10)
Will late corporate card hurt credit score? - Laid-off worker discovers unpaid balance on her credit card and worries that her score will drop. (12/9/09)
How can I improve my credit score? - FICO recently revealed how certain missteps can hurt your credit score. But what can help it? (12/23/09)
What's a 'good' credit score? - Some credit cards require great credit, but it's tough to find out what that means in FICO numbers. (11/25/09)
Are charge cards bad for credit scores? - The impact of a charge card, like an American Express card, depends on the monthly balance. (9/16/09)
Boost credit score by self-reporting - A proactive approach can help consumers build a credit score when their payment history is thin. (8/4/09)
Credit scores dropping? - Credit scoring models haven't changed, but card issuers' practices may punish some scores. (4/15/09)
How long does credit check affect score? - The impact of a credit check depends on whether it was a hard or soft inquiry. (3/18/09)
'Soft inquiry' won't hurt credit score - Creditors who look at your credit report do not see soft inquiries, which do not damage your FICO score. (1/06/09)
Jump Start Your Credit History (6/25/07)
Realistic Credit Repair (5/8/06)
10 Credit Myths (3/6/06)
Think Twice Before Closing Old Accounts - You may impact your credit worthiness (8/23/04)
Refinancing and Your Credit Score by Gary Foreman - Will it affect your score? (5/19/03)
Building Credit by Gary Foreman - Getting started the right way (4/29/02)
Opportunities from Credit Rejection by Scott Bilker - Make a negative work for you (1/22/01)

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Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating

Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Debit Cards

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Video: Prepaid Debit Cards and Your Banking by Gary Foreman - Interview with prepaid debit card expert Curtis Arnold.
The Hazards of Prepaid Cards by Bill Hardekopf - $45 million theft highlights the risks.
The dangers of prepaid debit cards - A professor says prepaid debit cards often have high fees and other dangers.
5 downfalls to dodge with prepaid debit cards - Prepaid cards are often cheaper than checking accounts, but they have their drawbacks, too.
Prepaid Cards Skyrocketing in Popularity by Bill Hardekopf - Banks pushing their use.
Do consumers gain from lower debit swipe fees? - Debit card swipe fees dropped after the Durbin Amendment, but it doesn't mean you benefited.
Compare debit card rewards - Debit card reward offerings are changing. See what different banks are offering.
Pros and cons of prepaid debit cards - Prepaid cards help you limit your spending. But are the payoffs worth the fees?
5 downsides to prepaid debit cards - These cards offer a payment solution for the unbanked, but they have their drawbacks.
Consumer Headaches Resulting from Debit Card Holds by Bill Hardekopf - Why some of your money may not be available to you. (11/08/10)
Don't overpay for prepaid debit cards - There are many choices in prepaid debit cards, but it pays to shop around for the lowest fees. (6/16/10)
Where Did All My Money Go? by Daree Allen - Could credit 'holds' be causing your money to disappear? (1/18/10)
Video: Debit card or credit card? - Debit cards are used to purchase more than $1 trillion of goods and services every year: good news for banks, but not necessarily good news for consumers. Debit Card Dangers - 6 tips to prevent bounce fees (7/10/06)
The Difference Between Credit and Debit Cards by Curtis Arnold (12/18/00)
Surprising Bank Card Fees by Gary Foreman (12/29/97)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Debt

Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment

Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Debt

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Do young people get bad credit card rap? - Serious credit card defaults are less likely among young borrowers, an expert explains.
When will debt payoff show up on credit report? - It takes more than paying down your debts to qualify for a good mortgage rate.
Are you liable for charged-off credit card debt? - A letter from a lawyer could mean you are being sued, but maybe not. Here's what to know.
The Secret to Be Productive, Always - TDS Guest Blogger
Dispute charged-off debt on your credit report? - An old charge-off proves a lengthy credit history. Better check your credit report before keeping it.
Pay off $30K in credit card debt fast - The best way to get rid of credit card debt is to not have any. Barring that, here's what to do.
Erase a charge-off from your credit report - It's hard to make a charge-off disappear. Success is elusive, but these tips can help.
Separated couple still joined in debt - Couple who is living apart may still have responsibility for joint credit card debt. (10/4/10)
Fix your credit score, step by step - A credit score is computed in five parts. Follow these hints to improve each component. (9/6/10)
Reformed debtor wants to fix credit score - On the road to fiscal responsibility, should she consider getting a second secured card? (10/28/09)
How to Get Out of Debt by Gregory Karp - These 3 steps will change your financial direction. (6/29/09)
No company can erase bad debt - Be careful of false claims. A credit repair firm can only advise you on ways to improve your credit. (4/13/09)
Help With My Credit by Bill Hardekopf - Is this a good tool for consumers? (4/27/09)
How 'Charge Offs' Affect You by Gary Foreman - On time or not, you'll pay more (8/25/03)
What Is Debt? by Ruby Wallace - How much do you really know about debt? (12/17/01)
Warning Signs by Gary Foreman (9/28/98)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Debt Collection

Can I request proof of credit card debt from a debt collector? - You have 30 days to ask to verify credit card debt. After that, things get a lot trickier.
Can credit card company garnish IRA? - There's an iron wall between your credit card and IRA accounts.
Help! I can't afford my credit judgment - When a creditor gets a judgment against you, you have to pay up, even if you can't afford it.
Dealing With Credit Card Debt Collectors by Bill Hardekopf - What to do when you fall behind.
What if you stop paying your credit cards? - Debt collection efforts will intensify the longer your credit card bill goes unpaid.
Creditors can't touch your Social Security - Social Security is protected from creditors, but that doesn't mean you can ignore them. Know why? (7/23/10)
Understanding Write-Offs and Foreclosures (3/12/07)
Fighting Debt - The collection agency is asking for more than she can afford (2/13/06)
Harassing Collection Calls by Gary Foreman - Being behind doesn't mean that you can be abused (3/18/02)
Debt Collection by Gary Foreman (11/6/00)
Credit Collection Crisis by Gary Foreman (7/27/98)
Debt Collection Harassment - Reader's Solutions (12/8/97)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Debt Repayment

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

How are extra credit card payments applied? - Paying more than the minimum is a good idea, but how do companies apply the payments?
Manage ballooning credit card debt - Cash left over at the end of the month? You'd be wise to pay down credit card debt.
Credit Card Tips After You've Lost Your Job by Bill Hardekopf - Prompt action can prevent problems later.
Is an early payback good for credit score? - Before you dispose of a debt, consider your credit record along with other factors.
6 Tips for Paying Down Credit Card Debt - by TDS Guest Blogger
Don't use personal loan for credit card debt - Too much credit card debt won't be solved with a personal loan. A budget may be what you need.
Should settled debt be on credit report? - If your credit report doesn't reflect a debt settlement, it's not necessarily a good sign.
Stop saving to pay off credit card debt? - Holding some unsecured debt is not necessarily bad if you have a plan to repay it. (8/26/10)
Micropayments by Bill Hardekopf - A faster way to pay off credit card debt. (6/21/10)
How to use the minimum payment calculator - See how long it will take to pay off your credit cards when you pay only the minimum. (5/14/10)
Budgeting Debt Repayment - Steps to reducing credit card debt (7/11/07)
Paying Off Holiday Bills (2/5/07)
Comparing Options - Should she stop contributing to her 401k to pay off debt? (7/18/05)
A Lot of Debt, Some Cash and a New Car - Buy the car with cash? Or pay off debts? (10/18/04)
Credit Card Payment Pinch by Gary Foreman - Is there a way out of the trap? (2/4/02)
Giving Money Gifts - Would you like to help someone get out of debt or begin an investment program? (11/19/01)
Which Debt First by Gary Foreman - One of the most frequently asked questions (5/28/01)
Organize and Simplify Bill Paying by Maria Gracia - make this unpleasant task as easy as possible (1/1/01)
Debt Reduction Calculators (9/11/00)
Behind in Credit Card Bills by Gary Foreman (7/3/00)
Payback by Gary Foreman (1/24/00)
Using Your 401k to Pay Off Debts by Gary Foreman (12/27/99)
Emergency Savings vs. Debt Reduction (9/20/99)
Debt Repayment Plan by Jane Chidester (7/12/99)
Crushing Credit Card Debts (10/12/98)
Escaping Credit Card Debt by Gary Foreman (7/20/98)
Credit Card Payoff Strategy by Gary Foreman (1/5/98)
How We Got Out of Debt by Patti Hutterli (11/10/97)
Credit Card and Debt Management by Scott Bilker - a review by Gary Foreman (8/18/97)
Debt Reduction for Singles by Gary Foreman (7/7/97)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Family and Friends

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Your Mate's Credit Score by Gary Foreman - How important is it to be financially compatible?
Mom's delinquency ruining daughter's credit - Being an authorized user means you get the good -- and bad -- of someone's credit.
Can I remove name from ex's authorized user accounts? - You may owe for your ex's debts if you're an authorized user on his credit card accounts.
Couple frets over daughter's card, their scores - Can co-signing daughter's credit card damage parents' stellar credit scores?
5 warnings for credit card co-signers - Agreeing to co-sign on a credit card for a loved one may feel good, but it puts your credit at risk.
Wife's credit hurt by hubby's bankruptcy? - Hubby's $60,000 in debt doesn't have to cut off wife's access to student loans.
Play dead to get deceased's credit frozen? - Having to settle a deceased person's estate is hard enough without roadblocks from credit bureaus.
Boost credit score with help from a friend - Becoming a user on someone else's credit card could raise your credit score. Find out how.
How to protect your credit during divorce - The pains of divorce can spread to your credit if debts aren't handled properly.
Don't let fiance's debt ruin your credit - You may want to help with your fiance's debt, but follow these tips to protect your credit. (2/9/10)
Co-signing puts mom in bind - A mother who co-signed her son's loan wonders if it's too late to save her credit score. (9/30/09)
Make fraud claim to fix credit - Even if it's a family member who ruined your credit, you may have to claim fraud to help yourself. (4/28/09)
Hiding Debts from Hubby (1/29/07)
Love Is Blind, But Creditors Aren't by Gary Foreman - When your fiance brings debts with them (12/3/01)
Joint Credit Card Trouble by Gary Foreman - Even if you don't use the card there could be trouble (10/8/01)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Fees

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Credit card foreign transaction fee chart - Going overseas soon? Find out if your credit cards carry any foreign transaction fees.
3 prepaid debit card fees you should never pay - With more competition, prepaid cards are cutting fees. It pays to comparison shop.
Is an annual-fee credit card right for you? - Annual-fee credit cards are popular at major issuers. Here's how to figure out if one is right for you.
10 questions to ask before getting a secured credit card - People with little credit or bad credit can join the world of the carded -- for a price.
Are 'Grey Charges' Costing You? by Bill Hardekopf - 1 in 3 are paying for something they don't want or need.
What's the foreign transaction fee on my card? - Using a credit card overseas likely means a foreign transaction fee. What does yours charge?
10 of the World's Most Insulting Fees by Stacy Johnson - And how to beat them.
Credit card users could lose in swipe fee settlement by TDS Guest Blogger
Can a new credit card company raise rates? - When a bank is bought, the new entity can bump up your rate, but it faces these limitations.
Can charged-off card still rake in fees? - Unpaid credit cards can haunt you as long as the statute of limitations hasn't expired.
Credit card users face additional charges - Form a strategy now to deal with the hiked rates and fees that are expected this year.
Which fees on your card can increase? - The Credit CARD Act cracks down on many fees -- but not all. Here's a breakdown.
Beware of currency conversion fees - Most credit cards charge fees to change foreign money into dollars. Find out what you'll pay. (4/2/10)
Late Credit Card Payment Penalties - Her APR increased after missing one payment. How can she get it lowered? (4/21/08)

Getting That Annual Fee Waived by Scott Bilker - It's all in how you ask (9/22/03)
Credit Card Fees by Gary Foreman (11/25/96)
How Credit Card Companies Play 'Gotcha' by Gary Foreman (10/21/96)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Interest Rates

Where are all the fixed-rate credit cards? - Although finding a fixed-rate card won't be easy, here's one way to guarantee a low rate.
What rates can I get with my credit score? - Credit scores and borrowing costs are closely tied, though maybe it's not an exact science.
3 reasons credit card APRs are so high - Three things stand between credit cards and low interest rates. What are they?
Banks offering more near-prime credit cards - A blemish on your credit report isn't the budget-killer that it used to be. Here's why.
Can you ditch a high-interest credit card? - Putting away a credit card is one way to help a recent college graduate break the debt cycle.
No-interest credit card study: Lots of zeros - Zero-percent credit cards have returned, and a survey finds the deals can be extra enticing.
Figuring credit card promo rates - How are payments applied to cards with promo rates? It's clear in some cases, murky in others.
Credit card rate cut request hurts score? - Asking for a rate reduction on a credit card might lower a credit score. Find out when it does.
Can a new credit card company raise rates? - When a bank is bought, the new entity can bump up your rate, but it faces these limitations.
Does zero-percent offer hurt score? - Taking advantage of a low rate won't hurt your credit score, but here's what will.
Figuring credit card promo rates - How are payments applied to cards with promo rates? It's clear in some cases, murky in others.
7 ways Fed policy affects your pocketbook - Fed policy affects mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and other products that charge interest.
Does law cap credit card interest rates? - The CARD Act doesn't set a cap on interest rates, but it can help you if your rates rise.
6 facts about credit card APR - Three little letters, APR, carry a lot of weight when it comes to your credit cards.
Why is your interest rate so high? - Thanks to new credit regulations, lenders have to tell you their rate-pricing strategy.
Can you get a lower credit card rate? - A lower interest rate is one way to help pay off credit card debt. Here are some other tips.
Rate relief won't resolve credit card woes - Negotiating a lower credit card rate is just the first step in getting debt problems under control.
Can you get a lower credit card rate? - A lower interest rate is one way to help pay off credit card debt. Here are some other tips. (9/14/10)
Finding the best credit card rates - We all need to keep debt manageable. So how do you find the best credit card rates? (7/27/10)
How interest rates are determined - It's a good idea to know what makes interest rates go up and down. Why? Find out here. (3/29/10)
Is interest after credit card payoff legal? - You paid off your credit card in full but get interest charges the next month. What's going on? (3/3/10)
Haggling With Your Credit Card Company - Negotiating terms duting tough economic times. (2/9/09)
Shopping 'Til You Drop...the Rate by Scott Bilker - Make them fight for your business (9/8/03)
Credit Card Surprise by Gary Foreman - Is your 'fixed rate' really fixed? (11/11/02)
Now What? by Gary Foreman - How can he take advantage of lower interest rates? (2/1/01)
Tiered Loans and Rising Rates by Gary Foreman (3/20/00)
Low Rate Teaser Tango by Gary Foreman (12/20/99)
Lowering Credit Card Rates - Reader's Recommendations (2/23/98)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Late Payments

Your account is way past due. Now what? - Settling a past-due account could save some dough. But how will it impact your credit score?
Are late payments stuck on your credit report? - Late payments are a blemish to any credit report, but there are ways to help erase them.

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Loans

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Loan co-signer worried about credit rating - If you co-signed a loan, here's how to check whether your credit has been damaged.
Beware co-signing for a 'kiddie condo' loan - Your kid might get a loan to buy a place near campus -- if you are willing and able to co-sign.
Use personal loan to cut credit card debt? - You may find some advantages if you roll what you owe on credit cards into one big bank loan.
7 smart ways to pounce on low interest rates - With the Fed pledging to keep interest rates low, you can save some money on borrowing.
Will car loan payoff improve credit score? - You save on interest when you close out an auto loan. Find out if it helps your credit, too.
7 smart ways to pounce on low interest rates - With the Fed pledging to keep interest rates low, you can save some money on borrowing.
Paid off mortgage, can't get personal loan - With no mortgage, lenders will approve a personal loan, right? Wrong. Find out why.
Bank loans help to rebuild credit - Got bad credit? Don't despair. You can use your own savings to restore your ability to borrow.(7/27/10)
Co-signer payments will protect credit - A co-signer can protect her credit by making payments for an out-of-work primary loan signer. (9/10/09)
Consolidation Loans by Gary Foreman (11/27/00)
The 125% Mortgage by Gary Foreman (10/9/00)
Debt Consolidation Loans (8/16/99)
Personal Loan to Consolidate Debts? (6/8/98)
One Shot Debt Fix by Gary Foreman (2/24/97)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Minimum Payments

Understanding Your Credit Card's Minimum Payment by Bill Hardekopf - What you need to know about that minimum payment.
Can you really afford minimum credit card payments? - Celebrating Financial Freedom
Minimum payment on credit card - The interest charges pile up when you only make the minimum payment on your credit card. (7/30/10)
Senior in debt, spending on the grandkids - Making the minimum payment on credit card debt won't fix your finances. Try these methods instead. (7/15/10)
Credit Card Minimum Payments - How big a monthly payment would it take to pay off the debt? (8/1/05)
Credit Card Minimums by Gary Foreman (10/18/99)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Other

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

How valuable are you to credit card issuers? Quiz - A good credit score doesn't make you a credit card issuer's favorite customer.
Why is your credit limit not so limiting? - If a credit card limit should be 50 percent of the balance, why is the actual limit higher?
How to Stop Credit Card Offers In the Mail by Bill Hardekopf
Should I wait for statement to pay credit card? - Your brother says it's a bad idea to pay off your card when you make a purchase. Is he right?
Are RFID Cards Safe? by Bill Hardekopf - What you need to know about the new 'tap and go' cards.
Don't let bill errors empty your wallet - Does your bill contain charges you've never seen? Take these steps to correct the mistakes.
Dealing with credit card customer service - Dealing with credit card customer service can get ugly. Follow these tips to get what you want.
Credit card rate cut request hurts score? - Asking for a rate reduction on a credit card might lower a credit score. Find out when it does.
3 simple and easy ways to build your credit by TDS Guest Blogger
Beware of Payment Protection Plans by Bill Hardekopf - What you need to know before you buy this coverage.
Are convenience checks ever a good idea? - They seem harmless when they come in the mail with your monthly statement. What's the catch?
4 credit card myths of stay-at-home spouses - Think you'd never qualify for a credit card as a stay-at-home parent? Think again.
Benefits to friending your credit card issuers - Credit card companies try to reach customers through social media. Does it pay to connect?
7 tips for winning a credit card dispute - If you spot an unfamiliar charge on your bill, act fast. Here's how to file a credit card dispute.
6 ways to deal with limited or no credit - A scant credit record can be a hurdle to opening new accounts. These tips can help you build credit.
Credit Card Perks Unknown to Majority of Users by Bill Hardekopf - We bet you don't know the perks available with the cards you carry!
Credit Card Tips - Benefits of credit card rewards and ways to save money if using credit cards.
Cut card fees on purchase abroad - Planning a trip overseas? Trim the expense of foreign transaction fees on your credit cards.
3 steps to stymie a personal credit crunch - The right moves can help with current credit problems and prevent future ones.
7 questions to ask before buying a gift card - Gift cards are not all alike. Ask these questions to help you sort the good from the bad.
Paying off a credit card cash advance - Odds are, the credit card company isn't stiffing you and not letting you pay down the balance.
5 surprising stats about credit - Think everything you've read about credit is true? These statistics may come as a surprise.
Will credit problems move with you? - When credit is tight, lenders are pickier -- and a move to a different region won't solve your problems. (11/4/10)
How to build credit as a new immigrant - To build credit in a new country, you'll have to start from scratch. Here's how to do it. (8/4/10)
Transfers lower credit card interest rate - Interest rates are one factor to consider when deciding whether to transfer balances. (7/29/10)
Rebuild finances with secured credit card? - A secured credit card would be open to debt collectors. Instead, you might try credit counseling. (7/6/10)
10 changes to your credit card statement - Credit card reforms are showing up in your statement. Here are the key changes and what they mean. (7/1/10)
6 tips for traveling with credit cards - Charging your way around the world? Here are some ways to prep your plastic for a trip abroad. (6/29/10)
How to use the minimum payment calculator - See how long it will take to pay off your credit cards when you pay only the minimum. (5/26/10)
How do I win a credit card dispute? - A cardholder is withholding payment until a dispute is settled. What else can she do to help her cause? (5/26/10)
Best ways to establish credit - When you can't qualify for a regular credit card, other payment cards can help build your credit score. (2/16/10)
Are chip and PIN credit cards coming? - Widely used in the U.K., these credit cards are supposed to be more secure. (2/12/10)
5 credit card mistakes to avoid making - You can fall into a deep financial hole by deluding yourself with these rationalizations. (1/19/10)
10 ways women can build credit - Too much credit or not enough -- both can hurt your credit score. Here's how to get it just right. (9/14/09)
Will good cardholders suffer under new law? - The new credit card law may have negative impact on people who don't carry a balance. (5/27/09)
Will replacement card hurt my score? - How the card issuer reports the card to the credit bureaus determines the effect. (4/29/09)
Pay credit card bill early and save - Cardholders who carry a balance lose money every time they make a payment near the due date. (4/21/09)
Navigating the changing world of credit cards - Credit card issuers are imposing negative actions even on good customers. Here's what to watch for. (4/03/09)
Does an unactivated credit card hurt score? - Many consumers have gotten cards but never activated them. What does this do to their credit scores? (4/01/09)
Is credit card protection worth it? - Credit card protection plans might help in the event of a job loss, but their cost can add up. (3/16/09)
Others not liable for card owner's debt - When a credit card holder dies, authorized users are not responsible for the account's debt. (3/9/09)
Spending for the cause - Affinity cards can help your cause, but they're still credit cards. Make sure it's worth the return. (3/6/09)
Bad-credit boyfriend could pose risk - She's got good credit, he does not. Should she add him to her cards to help his credit score? (2/18/09)
Closing a secured card account - Closing a secured-card account may not hurt your FICO score, depending on your available- to used-credit ratio. (2/5/09)
Are the Credit Card Companies Guilty? by Doug Willey - Can they force people to do the wrong thing? (9/10/01)
Credit Lessons for Seniors - courtesy CardRatings.org (11/6/00)
Credit Card Company Tricks by Elaine Silverman (11/29/99)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Rewards Cards

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Time to reconsider your airline credit card? - Make sure your airline credit card fits into your wallet's economy section.
Why didn't my credit card apply my rewards? - Credit cards dole out rewards differently. Do you have the right card for where you shop?
Do credit card rewards count as taxable income? - The way you earn credit card rewards helps determine whether you need to pay Uncle Sam.
Avoid Losing Your Credit Card Rewards by Bill Hardekopf - Don't let your rewards disappear.
6 ways to spoil your cash-back rewards - It's easy to earn the cash back, but don't let those credit card rewards go to waste.
Are you paying for your cash-back rewards? - Ever wonder if you are paying for your own cash-back rewards on your credit card? This calculator will tell you!
How Credit Cards Can Reduce the Cost of Traveling by Jason Bushey - The right card could make your trip affordable.
How to earn rewards through credit card portals - Online shopping malls can be a bonanza for rewards-hungry cardholders. Here's why.
What do you get with airline credit cards? - Airline credit cards are great for frequent-flier miles. But that's just the beginning.
Insider secrets from a rewards points fanatic - What's the best credit card rewards program for you? Here's some advice from "The Points Guy."
Make investments with credit card rewards? - Investment-rewards credit cards give users a way to boost savings. Find out how they work.
6 tips for using gas rewards cards wisely - Some cards offer rebates of 5 percent or more, but that might not be the best deal for you.
Credit card rewards for the rich: 6 elite perks - How extravagant are the rewards offered on elite credit cards? Think private jet rentals.
6 tips for using reward credit cards to maximize your holiday shopping - TDS Guest Blogger
3 tips on choosing a cash-back credit card - The choices are plentiful, but these tips make it easy to find the best card for you.
6 Tips to Using Airline Credit Cards by TDS Guest Blogger - A free airline flight is one of the original and most popular credit card rewards, but those "free" flights have become expensive.
Consumer Tips on Airline Miles Credit Cards TDS Guest Blogger - Are you using your credit card airline miles in the most efficient way?
Gas Credit Cards Can Offer Attractive Rewards Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Gasoline credit cards are one way to keep a little more money in your pocket
6 ways credit card rewards work for you - Don't just buy stuff with your credit card rewards. Pay your taxes or invest in an IRA.
The pros and cons of travel rewards cards - Some credit cards offer travel rewards points. Ponder these options before settling on one.
3 tips on choosing a cash-back credit card - The choices are plentiful, but these tips make it easy to find the best card for you.
Cruise line reward card dunks cardholder - Transferring a balance to a lower-rate card can gain you protections offered by the CARD Act. (9/2/10)
6 ways to earn extra frequent-flier miles - You can still earn frequent-flier miles while your feet remain on the ground. (3/12/10)
How to earn rewards beyond credit cards - Had enough of credit card rewards? Debit cards and store-loyalty programs can replace them. (2/9/10)
Credit card rewards help foil recession - Choosing the right credit card rewards program can help a smart borrower get through the recession. (7/09/09)
Air Travel Reward Programs (5/9/05)
Turning the Tables on Credit Cards by Meredith Phillips - Could she get them to pay her for using their card? (11/26/01)
Make Money With Your Credit Card by Wendy Lomano (12/4/00)
'Cashback' Credit Cards - Reader's Review (11/24/97)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Safety

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Video: RFID & EMV Credit Cards: Are They Safe? by Gary Foreman - Interview with Curtis Arnold of CardRatings.com and BestPrepaidDebitCards.com.
4 steps to recover from credit card fraud - Here, Bankrate outlines four steps to recognizing and recovering from credit card fraud.
When is it smart to buy credit monitoring? - Find out when you should try these kinds of protections to keep your credit safe.
The Importance of Credit Card Receipts by Bill Hardekopf - What you should do with those little slips of paper.
Hack and spend: Who's using your credit card? - Data breaches are becoming more common. Here's how thieves leverage your stolen credit card.
Victim of credit card fraud? 4 steps to recovery -Don't despair over unauthorized credit card charges. These tips will help you rebound.
Hack and spend: Who's using your credit card? - Data breaches are becoming more common. Here's how thieves leverage your stolen credit card.
Which credit cards offer purchase protection? - Unhappy with a recent credit card purchase? Your card benefits may provide some recourse.
3 Ways Your Credit Card Protects Purchases For Free by Michael Dolen - Enjoy valuable built-in protections on the purchases you make.
4 ways homebuyers can protect their credit - Your credit is vulnerable as you buy (and sell) a house. Be sure to defend it.
5 ways to fall victim to credit card fraud - Looking to get scammed? These moves could make you a victim of credit card fraud.
5 ways thieves steal credit card data - Your credit card doesn't have to go missing for fraud to occur. Experts explain common schemes.
Frozen credit report: For your 'ice' only? - Don't let a credit agency give you the cold shoulder if you want to review your frozen credit report.
Is a credit card application by phone valid? - Cardholder asks if he is liable for credit card charges if the application was taken over the phone and never signed. (3/4/09)
Protecting Your Credit and Debit Cards (5/21/07)
Credit Card Protection - Protecting yourself against identity theft. (10/30/06)
Prevent Identity Theft (1/23/06)
Credit Card Protection Insurance (1/24/05)
Don't Throw Away Your Identity by Edward W. Stollery II - A nasty paper trail (2/18/02)
Credit Insurance by Rebecca Lindsey - Know what's being offered before you make a decision (3/12/01)
Card Registration Services by Curtis Arnold - Is it necessary to have someone keep a list for you? (1/15/01)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Selecting

Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Selecting

Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Selecting

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Find the best credit card for you - Take this quiz to find a new credit card that will fit all your financial needs.
How many credit cards should you have? - Your credit score reflects less about what cards are in your wallet and more about how you use them.
Which credit cards allow co-signers? - If you're under 21 and can't get a credit card, co-signing is an option. But not all issuers offer it.
5 tips if you're tempted by a 0% credit card - Before clicking or checking "I accept" to get your new zero percent credit card, consider these five tips to make sure your decision is the right one.
Secured credit cards: 5 things to know - A secured credit card can help you establish credit or spiff up a dinged credit report.
How to apply for credit with no credit - Need a mortgage or car loan but don't have any credit? Don't worry, there are ways to get approved.
The move to EMV credit cards by TDS Guest Blogger
Celebrity Prepaid Debit Cards by Chris Warren - What's in a name?
The safest kind of credit card for making payments - How you pay with a credit card could mean more or less chances of fraud.
Are tap-and-go credit cards worth it? - Even if you don't care about speed, there's another reason to consider using a tap-and-go credit card.
5 tips if tempted by no-interest credit card - A zero percent credit card could wind up costing you. Don't forget fees and other factors.
4 useless or costly credit card add-ons - Do you really need potentially unnecessary services such as lost-wallet assistance?
Balance transfer cards: Are they worth it? - Yes, you get a low rate on a credit card balance transfer, but weigh these negatives first.
5 facts about declining a new credit card - Simply ignoring a new card you don't want could affect your credit, or cost you in fees.
Is a charge card better than a credit card? - Are you prone to debt? One kind of plastic might be the best fit for you.
Prepaid card pays 6 percent. What's the catch? - Watch out for fees on prepaid credit cards tempting you to park money for a high yield.
9 questions to ask before applying for a credit card - A rash decision to apply for a credit card can result in cardholder's remorse.
Open a new credit card for the sign-up bonus? - Bonus offers for new credit card customers have been getting more appealing. Should you bite?
Why Store Credit Cards Are Bad for You by Bill Hardekopf - Do you know why you shouldn't apply for a store credit card?
How to pick a secured credit card - Secured cards can help you build your credit. These tips should help you select the right one.
Secured credit card boosts credit - Video-Secured credit cards are often a good way to establish or boost your credit rating.
9 questions to ask before applying for a credit card - A rash decision to apply for a credit card can result in cardholder's remorse. Find out more first.
Do no-limit cards affect score? - Credit cards with no preset spending limit don't give you unlimited purchasing power.
Medical credit cards not always best prescription - Before you consider a special credit card for health care costs, consider these four factors. (10/27/10)
Which credit cards allow co-signers? - Under 21? Co-signing for credit cards post-CARD Act depends on the issuer. Here's a guide. (9/22/10)
What do the best credit cards look like? - There's been a lot of change in the credit card industry. Here's how to choose the best card. (7/28/10)
3 tips for selecting credit card offers - Credit card offers flood your mailbox. Here's how to make sure you're getting the best card. (7/21/10)
6 alternatives to payday loans - Payday loans are to be avoided at all costs. Here are some credit options that might help you instead. (5/5/10)
Brokerages offer big credit card rewards - Brokerages offer generous rewards when investors use their credit cards. (2/8/10)
Store credit card: good deal? - At a department store checkout, you're often asked if you want a store credit card. Is it worth the discount? (12/18/09)
Consumer Tips on Applying for a New Credit Card by Bill Hardekopf - 7 Tips to find your best deal. (1/04/10)
Should you get a credit union credit card? - A credit union card may cost you less, but rewards are lower. See if it's the right choice for you. (11/25/09)
Will $1 million credit limit hurt score? - He wants to have a $1 million total credit limit on his cards. Will this hurt his credit score? (9/29/09)
Secured credit cards harder to get - Secured cards are becoming scarce. Here's what you need to know to get one. (2/27/09)
How to Choose a Business Credit Card - Not a decision to take lightly (5/7/07)
Understanding Credit Card Terms (4/30/07)
Finding the Best Credit Card by Gary Foreman (7/31/00)
Credit Cards by Jack Chang (8/26/96)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Teenagers and College Students

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Understanding
Credit, Using

Getting your student a credit card - Don't give your college student the keys to your credit card without some driver's ed.
Video: College Students & Credit Cards by Gary Foreman - Interview with Curtis Arnold of BestPrepaidDebitCards.com - Should college students just say no to credit cards?
Should I Get an Emergency Card for My Teenager? by Bill Hardekopf - Choosing the best option for your family.
How young people can begin to build credit - As a parent, there's an easy way you can help your son or daughter establish credit.
Credit cards and teens-VIDEO - Prepaid cards could be a way to teach teens how to use credit wisely.
Getting your student a credit card - Don't give your college student the keys to your credit card without some driver's ed.
Will secured cards help build credit? - An 18-year-old asks if a secured card is an option under the Credit CARD Act rules. (3/31/10)
Under 21? Credit cards hard to get - The new credit card law aims to protect those under 21. Here are options for getting cards. (3/10/10)
Time heals college credit card mistakes - Time is the best cure for a 20-something who made some foolish credit card mistakes in college. (4/09/09)

10 Tips to Avoid Back-to-School Credit Woes (9/5/05)
First Credit Card - Can a student avoid running up big balances? (1/24/05)
The Anti-Cinderella by Gary Foreman - Is there a happy ending for her story? (7/12/04)
College-Bound Students and Credit Cards - courtesy of AFSA Education Foundation (9/8/03)
College Credit by Gary Foreman - What can be done to protect our young adults (8/20/01)
Establishing Credit by Gary Foreman - Moms wants to help her son buy his first car (4/23/01)
Credit and the College Crowd by Doris Dobkins - They're targeting students to make big bucks (4/2/01)
Teens and Credit Cards by Patricia Chadwick - Don't let them get off to a bad start (2/5/01)
Teens & Credit: A Recipe for Disaster by Rebecca Lindsey (9/18/00)
Don't Let Spring Break Expenditures Break You (3/27/00)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Understanding

Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Understanding

Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Understanding

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Using

2nd Chance at a Credit Card by Bill Hardekopf - When you've been turned down.
How issuers determine credit card limits - One issuer gave you a $500 limit while another gave you a $1,000 limit. Want to know why?
Is no credit the same thing as bad credit? - You'd think having bad credit would be worse than no credit. Fixing either is about the same.
4 credit card strategies that can burn you - Got a great deal on a credit card? Don't let low starter rates lure you into dumb money moves.
6 Facts Baby Boomers Need to Know About Credit by Gary Foreman - Adjusting credit to a new stage of life.
8 surprising secrets about your credit card - Paying a few days late won't ding your credit. Learn this and other secrets of playing your cards right.
Are RFID Cards Secure by Christina Couch - What you need to know about new 'chip' credit cards
The Do's and Don'ts of Establishing Credit by Jane Atkins - Getting started in the world of credit.
Take Advantage of Relatively Unknown Credit Card Perks Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Five perks to your credit card you may not be using
Getting the most from credit cards - Credit cards won't help you build credit if used incorrectly. Here's how to do it right. (9/15/10)
New Credit Card Statements Could Help Consumers Decrease Debt by Bill Hardekopf - How you can benefit from the new look of credit card statements. (3/29/10)
3 ways to master a credit card - Your card rates are growing, and it may not be your credit that's the problem. It may be the bank's. (10/19/09)
6 smart credit card moves now - The credit card world is changing fast. Here are six ways to make the most of the new law. (9/23/09)
Economic Turmoil Causing Credit Card Changes by Bill Hardekopf - How will recent events affect your personal finances? (11/17/08)
Proposed Regulations for the Credit Card Industry by Curtis Arnold - Do they go far enough? (10/1/07)
Top Five List of Worst Credit Card Gotchas - Watch for common "traps" in the card industry. (1/8/07)
Avoiding Credit Card Traps (3/27/06)
Are You Being Card Tricked? - Learning to play the credit card game (1/31/05)
About Your Credit Cards by Terry Rigg - Some facts you need to know (1/29/01)

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Using

Credit, Canceling
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Loans
Credit, Other
Credit, Safety
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Using

Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Using

Also in Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair:
Credit, Bad Credit Score
Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Bankruptcy
Credit, Canceling
Credit, Credit Counseling
Credit, Credit Rating
Credit, Debit Cards
Credit, Debt
Credit, Debt Collection
Credit, Debt Repayment
Credit, Family and Friends
Credit, Fees
Credit, Interest Rates
Credit, Late Payments
Credit, Loans
Credit, Minimum Payments
Credit, Other
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Safety
Credit, Selecting
Credit, Teenagers and College Students
Credit, Understanding

5 signs your credit card is controlling you - Are you using your card as a status symbol? It's just one way your credit card owns you.
7 tips for using credit cards when traveling - Don't get burned by a credit card during summer travels. Keep cool, stay a step ahead.
How TV affects your credit card spending - Tempting ads and your subconscious could be driving up your credit card bills.
Should you use a charge card? Depends on the month - Credit card use spikes and sags over the year. When do you tend to charge the most?
8 Reasons Why Your Credit Card Was Declined by Bill Hardekopf - And what you can do to avoid them.
The Credit Card Island Strategy by Odysseas Papadimitriou - How comparmentalization can help control spending.
9 reasons your credit card was declined - The shame of a declined credit card is bad enough. Why did it happen? Can you avoid it?
What to know before taking credit cards abroad - Some credit cards are terrible travel companions. Find out which ones to leave home.
Some unusual benefits of using a credit card by TDS Guest Blogger
5 tips for dealing with a declined credit card - Credit cards can cut you off for a variety of reasons. Here's what to do in response.
4 ways credit card mishaps are like dating - Don't go into a relationship blindly -- financially or otherwise. Bank on these dating lessons.
5 ways to squeeze more value from your plastic - Credit cards can end up owning you with all their fees. Make them work for you instead.
The Dangers of Convenience Checks by Bill Hardekopf - What you need to know before you write that check.
7 huge credit card lies we tell ourselves by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Flattery and fear: 5 ways credit cards draw you in - Think you're special? Credit cards bet on your vanity with seductive-yet-misleading offers.
Avoid Cash Advances on Your Credit Card by Bill Hardekopf - An expensive way to borrow money.
6 hidden credit card perks - Credit cards can save the day in certain situations. Learn about common built-in benefits.
20 best ways to use your credit cards wisely by Celebrating Financial Freedom
What Happens When You Swipe Your Card by Geoff Williams - Let's play follow the money.
Credit Card Disadvantage by Bill Hardekopf - New study shows why we spend more with credit cards.
6 hidden credit card perks - Credit cards can save the day in certain situations. Learn about common built-in benefits.
Using secured credit cards to build credit - Using secured credit cards to build credit is one way to fix your credit history.
Credit Card Tips for Holiday Shopping by Bill Hardekopf - Don't be paying for this Christmas a year from now.
Video: Smart uses for credit cards - Use your credit card wisely and you will reap many benefits.(9/14/10)
Brokerages offer big credit card rewards - Brokerages offer generous rewards when investors use their credit cards. (3/9/10)
Credit cards not for car or house payment - By using short-term credit for a long-term purchase, you risk being socked with sky-high interest. (10/1/09)
Paying for basics with credit card a no-no - Find an accredited counseling agency to help you devise a budget and payment plan in retirement. (8/10/09)
Unavailable Credit by Gary Foreman - Could the rules of the game be changing? (4/13/09)
Defensive Financing - Prepare for the unexpected now to avoid accidents later. (3/5/07)
Christmas Club Accounts - Don’t put another holiday season on your credit card! (1/15/07)
Reducing Credit Card Interest Expense (7/17/06)
Using Your Credit Card by Doris Dobkins - Be helped, not hurt (11/25/02)
Budgets and Credit Cards by Gary Foreman - Can you keep a budget and still use credit cards? (8/26/02)
Warning Signs by Ruby J. Wallace - You know you're in trouble when... (10/8/01)
Reading Between the Lines by Doris Dobkins (12/4/00)
Cash Advance Pitfalls - courtesy of CardRatings.org (11/13/00)
Credit Card Strategies by Doris Dobkins (11/1/99)
Considering Credit Limits by J.C. (3/22/99)
A Matter of Attitude about credit (3/15/99)

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores

After Bankruptcy
Checking
Correcting
Damaging
Effect
Identity Theft
Improving
Marriage
Understanding Credit Reports
Understanding Credit Scores

Credit Reports and Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy

How do I establish credit after bankruptcy discharge? - Rebuilding your credit will take time, but there are some ways to get started on the right path.
After bankruptcy, apply for credit cards - Here's what you need to know about applying for credit cards after bankruptcy.
5 ways to rebuild credit after bankruptcy - It's possible to improve your credit even before the bankruptcy is off your record. Here's how. (8/31/10)
2 steps to finding credit after bankruptcy - Even after struggling through bankruptcy, you'll eventually find credit. This action plan can help. (7/27/10)
Getting a credit card after bankruptcy - Now that you're out of bankruptcy, follow these tips to choose the credit card that's best for you. (7/7/10)
My Story: Bankruptcy contributed by E - A first-hand account for anyone considering bankruptcy. (4/6/09)

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Checking

Also in Credit Reports and Credit Scores:
Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy
Credit Scores, Correcting
Credit Scores, Damaging
Credit Scores, Effect
Credit Scores, Identity Theft
Credit Scores, Improving
Credit Scores, Marriage
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Reports
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Scores

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Debt pay down calculator

When must lenders tell you your credit score? - In certain instances, a lender must reveal your credit score. Find out when.
Each spouse gets free credit report - Each spouse is entitled to a free credit report, and should check them regularly for errors.
Do you know what's in your credit report? - Knowing what is, and isn't, on your credit report is the first step to controlling debt. (9/30/10)
My Story: Credit Reports - It's worth the time to check them out (7/21/03)

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Correcting

Also in Credit Reports and Credit Scores:
Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy
Credit Scores, Checking
Credit Scores, Damaging
Credit Scores, Effect
Credit Scores, Identity Theft
Credit Scores, Improving
Credit Scores, Marriage
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Reports
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Scores

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Debt pay down calculator

Fixing credit report errors between Jr. and Sr. - Sharing your father's name can be a curse when it comes to credit. Here's how to fix it.
How to dump credit report debt that isn't yours - Set the record straight when your credit report lists accounts you don't have.
How to correct an erroneous credit report - When father and son have the same name, a credit report can get fouled up. Learn how to fix it.
8 steps to rid credit report of old debt - When debt remains on your credit report past its expiration date, get it removed.
My Story: Credit Reports - She could have spent $800, but she did it herself for $15 (3/8/04)
Credit Report Errors by Gary Foreman - Assume nothing (10/07)/02)
Removal Guaranteed? by Debra Vaughn - Can they legally remove bad credit references? (12/25/00)
Is Your Credit File Hurting You? by Doris Dobkins (7/17/00)
Correcting Your Credit Report by Gary Foreman (2/14/00)

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Damaging

Also in Credit Reports and Credit Scores:
Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy
Credit Scores, Checking
Credit Scores, Correcting
Credit Scores, Effect
Credit Scores, Identity Theft
Credit Scores, Improving
Credit Scores, Marriage
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Reports
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Scores

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Credit, Credit Cards & Credit Repair
Debt pay down calculator

Can paying off credit cards hurt score? - Believe it or not, your credit score could fall with a zero card balance.
Rewards card not worth credit risk - Rushing to open a new credit card account is not wise if you plan to refinance a mortgage soon. (1/23/09)
Think Twice Before Closing Old Accounts - You may impact your credit worthiness (8/23/04)
Refinancing and Your Credit Score by Gary Foreman - Will it affect your score? (5/19/03)
Establishing Credit by Gary Foreman - Moms wants to help her son buy his first car (4/23/01)

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Effect of Scores

Also in Credit Reports and Credit Scores:
Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy
Credit Scores, Checking
Credit Scores, Correcting
Credit Scores, Damaging
Credit Scores, Effect
Credit Scores, Identity Theft
Credit Scores, Improving
Credit Scores, Marriage
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Reports
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Scores

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Debt pay down calculator

Credit report vs. Credit score Video - Do you know the difference between a credit report and a credit score? Let's test your knowledge.
Credit score quiz: Millennial edition - Many millennials don't "get" credit scores. Take our quiz to see if you buck the trend.
Millenials cutting back on credit cards, but struggle with credit scores - by TDS Guest Blogger
Where is my credit score, and how do I boost it? - Can't get a credit card? Check out these tips for boosting your credit score.
6 facts every woman should know about credit - Whether you're dating, marrying or divorcing, it pays to have a good relationship with credit.
Too many credit requests spoil your score - Each application that would trigger new debt will count against your credit score.
Does paying off credit card hurt your credit score? - Should you put everything on credit, and pay off your credit card monthly?
How VantageScore helps 'thin file' consumers - Even those with "thin" credit files can get credit scores.
Is VantageScore or FICO score better? - Move over FICO, there's another credit score in town. Find out the implications for your borrowing. (8/5/10)
Bad credit can hurt job prospects - If you default on a loan after losing a job, it could become harder finding a new one. (11/25/09)
Does rental application hurt credit score? - There's no way to avoid it. A landlord can check your credit, and your score will feel it. (8/18/09)
Can card closed by issuer hurt FICO score? - When a credit card account is closed, your FICO score doesn't care who closed it. (8/5/09)
How secret score cards affect credit - Score cards influence consumers' credit scores, even though you have no control over them. (8/4/09)
How does zero card balance impact score? - A tiny reported balance on your credit card may help your credit score. (6/24/09)
Insurance Rates & Your Credit Score - Your auto insurance could be costing you more because of your credit score (12/26/05)
Ruin My Credit - Do you need good credit? (2/7/05)
Credit Repair: Ralph's Story by Jack Mann (9/2/96)

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Identity Theft

Also in Credit Reports and Credit Scores:
Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy
Credit Scores, Checking
Credit Scores, Correcting
Credit Scores, Damaging
Credit Scores, Effect
Credit Scores, Improving
Credit Scores, Marriage
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Reports
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Scores

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Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Debt pay down calculator

Deducting credit card theft loss - To deduct a theft loss when your credit cards are stolen, the IRS will expect some proof. (7/24/09)
Video: Freeze credit to prevent ID theft - You can stop fraudsters in their tracks by implementing a credit freeze through the credit reporting agencies.
Get the Facts on Identity Theft (2/26/07)
Prevent Identity Theft (1/23/06)

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Improving

Also in Credit Reports and Credit Scores:
Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy
Credit Scores, Checking
Credit Scores, Correcting
Credit Scores, Damaging
Credit Scores, Effect
Credit Scores, Identity Theft
Credit Scores, Marriage
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Reports
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Scores

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Credit, Credit Cards & Credit Repair
Debt pay down calculator

5 uncommon ways to raise your credit score - On-time payments and debt reduction aren't the only paths to a higher credit rating.
9 myths on how to build better credit - To help you sort the fact from the fiction, Bankrate tackles some long-held, but bogus beliefs that won't help you build better credit.
Buy a car to rebuild credit post-bankruptcy? -It's important to rebuild your credit after bankruptcy, but make sure to do it the right way.
How to quickly boost your credit score - Your credit report has a long memory. Here's how to get it to forget your checkered past.
New to the US? How can you build credit? - Credit history doesn't travel well. Here's how those without Social Security numbers can build it.
How to revive your credit after a car repo - Your credit score takes a big hit when the bank repossesses your car. Here's how to recover.
Which bills help you rebuild your credit? - Think your monthly bills, such as cellphone and utilities, help your credit? Think again.
Why isn't credit repair fixing my problems? - A credit repair service may be a waste of money when you're facing debt difficulties.
The top 5 tips to build a tiptop credit score - Want better credit? Here are some lessons you should learn.
Should You Pay for Credit Repair Brandon Ballenger - courtesy of MoneyTalksNews.com - Or, what can you do for yourself?
DIY Credit Repair Tips J.D. Roberts - Shopping for a mortgage or not, you need to protect your credit score.
Here's how to fix your horrible credit score - Don't get discouraged when your bad credit score doesn't turn "good" when you do.
How to fix your credit after a major setback - Did a foreclosure or bankruptcy wreck your credit score? Get on the road to recovery with these tips.
Start charging to re-establish credit - By paying off your credit cards, you must restart your credit for lenders to OK a new loan.
Best credit cards to build credit - Even with no credit history, you can begin building a base with these types of cards.
Turning bad credit into credit worthy - So you went bankrupt. Here's how credit repair can make you look better to lenders going forward. (6/22/09)
Fixing bad credit takes money and time - IIf you follow these tips, your credit should show definite signs of recovery after two years. (6/15/09)
When is the best time to pay credit card? - To improve your credit score, it helps to pay before the closing date of the statement. (5/13/09)
Time matters to your credit score - More recent good news on your credit report will outweigh old news about bad debt. (4/27/09)
Credit is Serious Business (2/12/07)
Building Credit by Gary Foreman - Getting started the right way (4/29/02)
Improving Your Credit Rating by Deborah Michelle Sanders, Esq. (3/6/00)
Credit Repair: Ralph's Story by Jack Mann (9/2/96)

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Marriage

Piggyback Can Lift Your Credit Score (4/30/07)
Fiance's Bad Credit is a Problem (4/16/07)
Good Credit Marries Bad; Debts Do Them Part (8/7/06)
My Ex Is Stalking My Credit Report (12/1/03)
Will a Joint Account Help My Credit? (6/2/03)
Saving Your Credit During a Divorce (5/21/02)

Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Reports

Also in Credit Reports and Credit Scores:
Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy
Credit Scores, Checking
Credit Scores, Correcting
Credit Scores, Damaging
Credit Scores, Effect
Credit Scores, Identity Theft
Credit Scores, Improving
Credit Scores, Marriage
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Scores

5 critical credit score facts for millennials - Don't know the difference between a credit report and a credit score? Here's a primer.
Credit score vs. credit report: What's what? - The relationship between the pair is much like a report card is to a grade point average.
When does old debt fall off your credit report? - Checking your credit reports is the best way to see if old debts are still lingering.
FICO expert: why your credit scores differ - Is your credit score different from what the lender has? A FICO expert offers a revealing explanation.
New rules on 'free' credit report ads - Web sites and ads that mislead consumers about credit reports must adhere to new FTC rules. (4/2/10)
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Credit Reports and Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Scores

Also in Credit Reports and Credit Scores:
Credit Scores, After Bankruptcy
Credit Scores, Checking
Credit Scores, Correcting
Credit Scores, Damaging
Credit Scores, Effect
Credit Scores, Identity Theft
Credit Scores, Improving
Credit Scores, Marriage
Credit Scores, Understanding Credit Reports

Will credit card insurance hurt my credit score? - Your credit card's payment plan kicks in during hard times. But will it hurt your credit?
You Do NOT Need a Credit Score by Celebrating Financial Freedom
FICO insider explains credit scores - How do credit scores work, and how often can they really change?
How credit scores work - If you want to keep your credit score high, you need to know how credit scores work. (9/21/10)
FICO Introduces New Credit Scoring System by Bill Hardekopf - Updating the credit scoring formula could help both lenders and borrowers. (3/23/09)
Understanding Write-Offs and Foreclosures (3/12/07)
Be Credit Smart - Take a moment to learn the basics. (1/29/07)
Credit Score Facts and Fictions
Managing Your Credit Score - Understanding how it's calculated (10/3/05)
What's Your credit Score? by Gary Foreman (4/26/99)

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