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Air Conditioning

Buy, Repair, Maintain
Lower Cooling Costs

Appliances

Energy Use
Product Reviews
Purchasing
Repairs and Maintenance

Automobiles

Automobiles, Accidents and Roadside Assistance

See Accidents & Roadside Assistance

Automobiles, Buying

Buying Another Car vs. Repair
Buying with Cash
Buying New vs. Used
Buying New
Buying Used
Choosing a Used Car
Dealership Tips
Financing
Financing with Poor Credit
Automobiles, Leasing
Automobiles, Buying/Selling Online

Automobiles, Fuel

Improving Engine Performance
Saving on Gasoline

Automobiles, Insurance

See Insurance, Auto

Automobiles, Refinancing

See Automobiles, Refinancing

Automobiles, Maintenance & Repairs

Choosing a Mechanic
Cutting Maintenance Costs
Cutting Repair Costs
Oil & Other Additives
Preparing Your Car for Summer Driving
Preparing Your Car for Winter Driving
Repair vs. Buy Another Car
Reducing Ownership Costs
Saving on Buying & Maintaining Tires
Warranties & Car Maintenance Plans

Automobiles, Managing Your Auto Loan

Loan & Lease Problems
Payments & Payoffs

Automobiles, Reducing the Cost of Ownership

See Reducing the Cost of Car Ownership

Automobiles, Rentals

See Rentals

Automobiles, Selling

Automobiles, Buying/Selling Online
Automobiles, Selling
Automobiles, Trading

Automobiles, Safety and Theft Prevention

See Auto Safety Tips

Automobiles, Young Drivers

See New Drivers: Teens and College Students

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Babies

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

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Children

Banking

Banking Basics
Best CD Rates
Best Savings & MMA Rates
CDs
Checking Accounts
Choosing a Bank
Credit Unions
Fees
Kids & Teens
Mobile Banking
Online Banks
Overdrafts & Bounced Checks
Savings Accounts
Security

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy, After
Bankruptcy, Alternate Options
Bankruptcy, Autos
Bankruptcy, Chapter 7
Bankruptcy, Chapter 13
Bankruptcy, Credit Cards
Bankruptcy, Divorce
Bankruptcy, House
Bankruptcy, Protecting Spouse
Bankruptcy, Retirement
Bankruptcy, Second Time
Bankruptcy, Wages Garnishment and Levied Accounts



Bankruptcy Basics

Is a trust safe in bankruptcy? - Determining if a trust is untouchable depends on the type of trust and who the beneficiary is.
9 ways to avoid falling into debt again after bankruptcy - You didn't go bankrupt on purpose. These tips can help you prevent it from happening again.
Bankruptcy and reverse mortgage payments - When you rely on the proceeds of a reverse mortgage, do research before filing bankruptcy.
Should I file for bankruptcy with a $12K debt? - Bankruptcy isn't a cure-all. You should avoid it if you can't afford these consequences.
Can I stop a wage garnishment on my own without a lawyer? - You don't need a lawyer, but you do need to take these steps to protect pay through bankruptcy.
Debts that can't be wiped out in bankruptcy - Certain debts can be covered in bankruptcy, but here are some you'll always have to pay back.
Which debts can be discharged in bankruptcy? - Filing bankruptcy has some debt exclusions. These charges can usually be eliminated.
Can Mom file bankruptcy to escape reverse mortgage? - Keeping up with reverse mortgage fees can be daunting. There may be a way out.
Can stigma of bankruptcy hurt a job hunt? - Bankruptcy can stymie a career move. Here's how to beat the stigma and land a new job.
Is my small business included in personal bankruptcy? - When you file for bankruptcy, even the watch you are wearing is listed as an asset.
Should I stop paying bills before filing bankruptcy? - You can stop paying some bills before filing bankruptcy, but it might mean more headaches.
Can I file bankruptcy on the taxes I owe the IRS? - Bankruptcy might help, but before you take that route, consider this option.
Bankruptcy won't help these money woes - Your financial "sins" won't go away if you file bankruptcy. Take a look at the big picture.
Should I take out a loan to file for bankruptcy? - Incurring more debt to get rid of debt could be trouble once you get to court.
When filing for bankruptcy becomes bankruptcy fraud - Sure you want to pay your Mom back, but do you think filing bankruptcy is the only answer?
Answers to 10 tough bankruptcy questions - The Bankruptcy Adviser answers frequently asked questions from readers.
Worst-case scenarios when filing bankruptcy - What's the worst that can happen when you file bankruptcy or go into credit counseling?
Will my 401(k) be safe if I file for bankruptcy? - Retirement money is safe in bankruptcy, as long as you keep it in the right place.
Is a trust safe in bankruptcy? - Determining if a trust is untouchable depends on the type of trust and who the beneficiary is.
Can bankruptcy cause me to lose my homes? - Whether you're inside or outside of bankruptcy, losing your homes is a possibility.
Debts that can't be wiped out in bankruptcy - Certain debts can be covered in bankruptcy, but here are some you'll always have to pay back.
Which debts can be discharged in bankruptcy? - Filing bankruptcy does have some debt exclusions, but these bills and loans are usually covered.
12 myths about bankruptcy - Facing bankruptcy is bad enough. Don't dig a deeper hole with faulty assumptions.
Find and list all collection agencies in bankruptcy? - Filing for bankruptcy means listing your creditors from old debts. But how do you find them all?
What can creditors take in a bankruptcy? - When filing Chapter 7, you must disclose all assets, but it doesn't mean you can't keep some.
Most debt goes away in bankruptcy - Creditors can still look to these few exceptions to discharging debt to get what's owed to them.
How to deal with bankruptcy and its effects on your life - By TDS Guest Blogger
Help filing for bankruptcy without a fee - You need money to pay a lawyer when filing bankruptcy, but there may be ways around it.
3 common property missteps in bankruptcy - Scheming to protect property from a Chapter 7 auction can bring you a world of pain.
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it really a "get out of jail free card"?
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it the best way out?
Choose Bankruptcy? by Gary Foreman

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Bankruptcy, After

See also Credit Report & Credit Score, After Bankruptcy

Restoring credit after bankruptcy - Paying off a debt that wasn't reaffirmed won't be reported to the credit agencies.
What happens to mortgage, home after bankruptcy? - Reaffirming a mortgage in bankruptcy can be nearly impossible if you're behind on house payments
Bankruptcy timeline: Rebuilding credit - Your credit will take a hit, but things might not be as bad as you expect.
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.
Can an old bankruptcy block your car loan? - You've moved on after bankruptcy, but will an auto lender give you a second chance?
How to unfreeze bank account after bankruptcy - After filing for bankruptcy, here's how to regain access to your funds.
6 ways to bounce back from bankruptcy - With the right financial plan, it's possible to recover from bankruptcy and start saving.
I filed bankruptcy. Why are they after me? - A debt might keep haunting you after bankruptcy. Here's how to make it go away for good.
Reaffirm car loan after bankruptcy? - Agreeing to pay a loan after it's cleared by bankruptcy is only beneficial in a few instances.
Make a fresh start after bankruptcy - Is bankruptcy the answer to your struggles with debt?
Some debts stain credit report for years - You can clean up your finances in bankruptcy, but some debt mars your credit report long-term.
Don't pay dismissed debt - A debt dismissed in bankruptcy can't be resurrected but can still show up on a credit report.
New car loan after bankruptcy? - Consider these factors before deciding to reaffirm a car loan or get a new one to repair credit. (9/21/10)
A Personal Loan after Bankruptcy - Is it possible? (9/6/04)
New Wheels After Bankruptcy - Replacing a leased truck (8/26/02)
After Bankruptcy Blues (6/28/99)
After bankruptcy, back in debt again - If you don't learn from a past "near-debt" experience, you will have to repent with creditors.

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Bankruptcy, Alternate Options

Also in Bankruptcy:
Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy, After
Bankruptcy, Autos
Bankruptcy, Chapter 7
Bankruptcy, Chapter 13
Bankruptcy, Credit Cards
Bankruptcy, Divorce
Bankruptcy, House
Bankruptcy, Protecting Spouse
Bankruptcy, Retirement
Bankruptcy, Second Time
Bankruptcy, Wages Garnishment and Levied Accounts


see also:
More on Debt Management
Take the free Get Out of Debt Course by The Dollar Stretcher
Should you borrow from your home equity?
Should you borrow from your 401k

I Really Want to Avoid Banktuptcy by Steve Rhode - What's the best way out of this hole?
10 steps to take before bankruptcy - Prepare yourself by making these proactive moves when a lawsuit lurks.
Multiple forms of debt could mean bankruptcy - For debts ranging from back taxes to lawsuits, look at all your options before seeking bankruptcy.
Should I file for bankruptcy with a $12K debt? - Bankruptcy isn't a cure-all. You should avoid it if you can't afford these consequences.
Is debt settlement an alternative to bankruptcy? - Finding Your Way Out of Debt
Cash out 401(k) or file for bankruptcy? - Weigh the pros and cons of liquidating your retirement to save you from bankruptcy.
3 options when sinking into bankruptcy - Using payday loans to avoid bankruptcy is just a finger in the dam. Here are other options.
Deciding whether to file bankruptcy - When you're free of an upside-down mortgage but still shackled by debt, bankruptcy isn't always the answer.
Should I file bankruptcy to avoid debt collectors? - Debts of $15K aren't outrageous, but when you're jobless, bankruptcy may work best.
File bankruptcy to dispose of my debt? - There are ways out of debt without filing for bankruptcy. Start with a spending plan.
When to choose bankruptcy over debt management - Bankruptcy and debt management are two ways to get out of debt. Which is right for you?
Bankruptcy: Is there a better way out of debt? - Getting crushed by your mortgage, credit cards, other debts? Don't think bankruptcy just yet.

Life happens, and so does bankruptcy - Bankruptcy isn't just the stuff of over-consumption. It's caused by real people with real problems.
Bankruptcy trumps settling debt - Debtors can pay religiously to a debt settlement company, and a creditor may still sue.
Who to Contact to Work Out a Debt Payment Plan by Steve Rhode - When you're trying to avoid bankruptcy.
Debt management: For those dizzy with debt - There are other ways to deal with bills you can't pay, but debt management is the least painful.
Debt payoff plan beats bankruptcy - Debt management plans and bankruptcy keep lenders at bay, but a debt management plan is kinder to your credit score.
Charge-Offs, Bankruptcies & Collection Agencies (9/25/06)
Choose Bankruptcy? by Gary Foreman (2/21/00)
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it the best way out? (1/28/02)

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Bankruptcy, Autos

Can I buy a car after filing Ch. 7 bankruptcy? - Years ago, buying a car after bankruptcy was next to impossible. Thankfully, times have changed.
How to keep your car during bankruptcy - If you want to hold on to your wheels after Chapter 7, you'll have to sign a reaffirmation agreement.
3 options to protect your car in bankruptcy - You can sometimes keep your car in bankruptcy. If not, you may be able to protect part of its value.
Can I Buy a Used Car After Declaring Bankruptcy?
Could selling car hinder bankruptcy filing? - You needed money and sold your car. Now that you're filing bankruptcy, could it mean trouble?
Driven to bankruptcy in upside-down car - Bankruptcy doesn't have to mean the end of the road for car ownership.
Include car-title loans in bankruptcy? - Car-title loans are dangerous beasts. Be careful when putting them in bankruptcy.
Can lender repossess my car in bankruptcy? - Trying to avoid the repo man? Here's how bankruptcy can and can't shield you.
Risks of including car loan in bankruptcy - Reaffirming a car loan in bankruptcy can have negative consequences if you aren't careful.
Keeping your car: auto loans in bankruptcy - Bankruptcy doesn't have to mean losing your wheels. What can you do to keep them?
5 car loan options in bankruptcy - You can surrender your auto but there a Reaffirm car loan after bankruptcy? - Agreeing to pay a loan after it's cleared by bankruptcy is only beneficial in a few instances.
Must I still pay my charged-off car loan? - The bank charged off your auto loan.
Avoid repossession by paying off car loan? - Closing out your car loan may not stop a repo. It's a matter of timing. Avoid these hurdles.
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.
3 options to protect your car in bankruptcy - You can sometimes keep your car in bankruptcy. If not, you may be able to protect part of its value.

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Bankruptcy, Chapter 7

Also in Bankruptcy:
Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy, After
Bankruptcy, Alternate Options
Bankruptcy, Autos
Bankruptcy, Chapter 13
Bankruptcy, Credit Cards
Bankruptcy, Divorce
Bankruptcy, House
Bankruptcy, Protecting Spouse
Bankruptcy, Retirement
Bankruptcy, Second Time
Bankruptcy, Wages Garnishment and Levied Accounts


see also:
More on Debt Management
Take the free Get Out of Debt Course by The Dollar Stretcher
Should you borrow from your home equity?
Should you borrow from your 401k
Protect home by filing Chapter 7? - Mounting debts from job loss are tough. Know when to file bankruptcy so it doesn't hurt you.
How safe is my home in Chapter 7 bankruptcy? - A bankruptcy trustee can't keep a case open indefinitely, waiting for a home's value to go up.
What should you say to save house in bankruptcy? - Reaffirm? Redeem? Other? Know the options in a Chapter 7 filing if you want to keep your home.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy by Steve Rhode - What is the truth about bankruptcy?
Real Housewives Star Teresa Giudice Denied Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge by Steve Rhode - Why the judge threw it out.
Filing Ch. 7 on your own? Avoid these mistakes - It's easy to miss documents and not file statements when you file for bankruptcy yourself.
Protect home by filing Chapter 7? - Mounting debts from job loss are tough. Know when to file bankruptcy so it doesn't hurt you.
Convert from Ch. 13 to Ch. 7 in bankruptcy? - Certain requirements must be met before you can convert your bankruptcy from Ch. 13 to Ch. 7.
Which bankruptcy: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13? - To make the best decision about which form of bankruptcy to file, first gather this information.(12/29/09)

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Bankruptcy, Chapter 13

Beware: A failed Chapter 13 bankruptcy may cost you your home - A Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan can protect your home, but not complying with it can cost you plenty.
Paying off Chapter 13 plan early - It seems smart to pay off your Chapter 13 bankruptcy early, but there's a good reason to wait.
Adjusting a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Repayment Plan - What would she need to do to get the payments reduced to her new lower income?
Is late Chapter 13 bankruptcy payment ok? - Being a week late on your bankruptcy payment is probably no big deal -- in most cases.
Can you file Ch. 13 if you own a home? - Just because you own a home doesn't mean you can't file for a "fresh start" bankruptcy.
Convert from Ch. 13 to Ch. 7 in bankruptcy? - Certain requirements must be met before you can convert your bankruptcy from Ch. 13 to Ch. 7.
Bankruptcy protection varies - Before you file for Chapter 13, learn how courts in your area interpret it.
Chapter 13 an option even after Chapter 7 - A Chapter 7 case in the past won't stop you from a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the future.
Paying off Chapter 13 plan early - It seems smart to pay off your Chapter 13 bankruptcy early, but there's a good reason to wait.
Can I defer Chapter 13 bankruptcy payments? - With a smaller paycheck, it may be necessary to alter how much you can pay back in bankruptcy.
4 reasons your bankruptcy payment can grow - Your bankruptcy payments could jump in Chapter 13 as your financial picture improves.
Which bankruptcy: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13? - To make the best decision about which form of bankruptcy to file, first gather this information.(12/29/09)
4 limits on modifying bankruptcy - You can lower your Chapter 13 bankruptcy payment, if you're not hung up by one of these obstacles.

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Bankruptcy, Credit Cards

Close credit card before bankruptcy filing? - There's no cherry-picking your debts in a bankruptcy filing. Your creditors will find out.
Pay off credit cards before bankruptcy? - Bringing credit cards to a zero balance before filing bankruptcy may complicate the process.
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)

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Bankruptcy, Divorce

Divorce and bankruptcy: a primer - When one party in a divorce files bankruptcy, it can make a messy affair even messier. Find out why. (6/29/10)
Which should I file first: Divorce or bankruptcy? - Before you file for divorce, you'll want to file for bankruptcy. But there are other steps, too.
File bankruptcy to get off mortgage with ex? - You might be divorced, but getting your name off an old mortgage with your ex isn't easy.
Ex files bankruptcy. Am I stuck with his debt? - If your ex ignores the divorce decree and files bankruptcy anyway, will court be worth it?
Ex filed bankruptcy -- is mortgage all on me? - A 12-year-old mortgage debt could all fall on your shoulders if your ex put it on his bankruptcy.
Keep paying ex-wife for discharged debt? - Just because your ex filed bankruptcy doesn't necessarily mean you're off the hook for the debt.
Use bankruptcy to keep house and ditch ex? - Filing Chapter 13 to keep the house may be one answer, but look to a mortgage modification first.
Ex filed bankruptcy. Do I still have to pay? - Should a man keep paying on his bike when his ex-wife included the loan in bankruptcy?
Should I File for Bankruptcy After My Divorce? by Steve Rhode - What's the best strategy for rebuilding her credit score?
Divorce could alter bankruptcy - The higher cost of separate households could force a change from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 bankruptcy. (5/19/09)
Will bankruptcy take ex off the mortgage? - Handling a mortgage after a divorce can mean big financial troubles if you aren't prepared.
Debts After Divorce - courtesy of Curadebt.com - Avoiding bankruptcy (12/16/02)

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Bankruptcy, House and Mortgage

Also in Bankruptcy:
Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy, After
Bankruptcy, Alternate Options
Bankruptcy, Autos
Bankruptcy, Chapter 7
Bankruptcy, Chapter 13
Bankruptcy, Credit Cards
Bankruptcy, Divorce
Bankruptcy, Protecting Spouse
Bankruptcy, Retirement
Bankruptcy, Second Time
Bankruptcy, Wages Garnishment and Levied Accounts


see also:
More on Debt Management
Take the free Get Out of Debt Course by The Dollar Stretcher
Should you borrow from your home equity?
Should you borrow from your 401k
Is it wise to try loan modification in bankruptcy? - A loan modification once you've filed for bankruptcy can be a very risky decision.
How to get a lien off your property after bankruptcy - If a no-good roofer put a lien on your property, removing it will take time and cash.
Responsible for property taxes and homeowners insurance if we walk away from our home? - Walking away from a home can be a financial relief, as long as you keep paying these bills.
HOA dues still due after bankruptcy filing? - Some fees are dischargeable with bankruptcy, but what about homeowners association dues?
How to keep your house with bankruptcy - Going the Chapter 13 bankruptcy route takes longer than Chapter 7 but you'll probably keep the roof over your head.
Reaffirm mortgage post-bankruptcy? - Keeping your home after bankruptcy isn't just about reaffirming your mortgage.
What should you say to save house in bankruptcy? - Reaffirm? Redeem? Other? Know the options in a Chapter 7 filing if you want to keep your home.
Can I walk away from home in bankruptcy? - Think about why you want to give up your home that's already in bankruptcy.
How do I keep creditors from taking house? - Bankruptcy and other options can protect your investment in your home from those you owe.
Will bankruptcy solve mortgage crisis? - Debts, including mortgages in foreclosure, might be a good reason to see if bankruptcy can help you.
File bankruptcy to stall foreclosure? - Filing bankruptcy once you're in foreclosure could slow the process. Is it worth it?
How safe is my home in Chapter 7 bankruptcy? - A bankruptcy trustee can't keep a case open indefinitely, waiting for a home's value to go up.
HOA dues still due after bankruptcy filing? - Some fees are dischargeable with bankruptcy, but what about homeowners association dues?
Will bankruptcy save my home from foreclosure? - Without decent income and your home in foreclosure, keeping lenders at bay will be tough.
Protect home by filing Chapter 7? - Mounting debts from job loss are tough. Know when to file bankruptcy so it doesn't hurt you.
When can the bank take your house in bankruptcy? - Homeowners sometimes use bankruptcy as a delay tactic when facing foreclosure.
Can 2nd lender foreclose after bankruptcy? - You could be safe from foreclosure if you didn't reaffirm your HELOC in bankruptcy.
Is bankruptcy the only way to keep home? - When a lender ultimately rejects a loan modification plan, can this house be saved?
Can you save your home in bankruptcy? - If you can't pay your mortgage loan, try getting a mortgage modification before filing bankruptcy.
3 common property missteps in bankruptcy - Scheming to protect property from a Chapter 7 auction can bring you a world of pain.
When can the bank take your house in bankruptcy? - Homeowners sometimes use ban What happens to mortgage, home after bankruptcy? - Reaffirming a mortgage in bankruptcy can be tough and nearly impossible if you're behind on house payments.
Keep paying mortgage in bankruptcy - As long as you continue to make your monthly house payment, the bank won't foreclose.

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Bankruptcy, Retirement

Use bankruptcy to wipe credit card debt in retirement? - Cashing out your 401(k) instead of filing bankruptcy may be riskier than you think.
Will my 401(k) be safe if I file for bankruptcy? - Retirement money is safe in bankruptcy, as long as you keep it in the right place.
Can senior protect savings with bankruptcy? - For older people in debt, bankruptcy may not even be an option if they have too much saved.
Does bankruptcy in retirement make sense? - Seniors in debt should consider these six questions before filing for bankruptcy.
Is bankruptcy an option with reverse mortgage? - Make sure to look at these three items before filing for bankruptcy with a reverse mortgage.
Life-changing crisis demands drastic action - Mounting debt.
60 years old and $60K in debt - Bankruptcy could be an option when you are near retirement and earning less than minimum wage.

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Bankruptcy, Protecting Spouse

Keep partner's credit safe from bankruptcy? - If you file bankruptcy and jointly own a home and a car, your partner's credit could be hit.
Bankruptcy may not harm spouse's credit - Filing a lone bankruptcy can ward off foreclosure and spare your spouse's credit.
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.
You can file bankruptcy and exclude spouse - Sure, file for bankruptcy if it's your debt only. But good luck trying to keep it secret.

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Bankruptcy, Second Time

Also in Bankruptcy:
Bankruptcy Basics
Bankruptcy, After
Bankruptcy, Alternate Options
Bankruptcy, Autos
Bankruptcy, Chapter 7
Bankruptcy, Chapter 13
Bankruptcy, Credit Cards
Bankruptcy, Divorce
Bankruptcy, House
Bankruptcy, Protecting Spouse
Bankruptcy, Retirement
Bankruptcy, Wages Garnishment and Levied Accounts


see also:
More on Debt Management
Take the free Get Out of Debt Course by The Dollar Stretcher
Should you borrow from your home equity?
Should you borrow from your 401k
Too soon to file for bankruptcy again? - You've gotten yourself back into a financial headache. Is bankruptcy the solution again?
Second bankruptcy could prove quite costly - Check out other options before deciding whether to file a second bankruptcy.
After bankruptcy, back in debt again - If you don't learn from a past "near-debt" experience, you will have to repent with creditors.
3 options for debt woes, none of them good - With one bankruptcy in the recent past and staggering debt, your options are slim to none. (8/4/09)
Going bankrupt again? What's the problem? -Don't be part of the problem. Be part of the solution and find out why you can't manage your debt.

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Bankruptcy, Wage Garnishments and Levied Bank Accounts

Can I stop a wage garnishment on my own? - You don't need a lawyer, but you do need to take these steps to protect pay through bankruptcy.
Landlord may fight to keep levied cash - Notify all of your creditors when filing bankruptcy, or risk losing protection of your assets.
How do I protect my money from garnishment? - There are limits to what creditors can take -- especially if you have the right paperwork.
Bankruptcy filing should halt bank levies - When you file bankruptcy, attempts to recover your debt should stop, including collection efforts.
How to get your money in bankruptcy - You want your money but it's been levied by the bank. Don't fret; you can get to it in bankruptcy.
Taking money back in bankruptcy difficult - Once your account is levied or wages garnished, prying cash away from creditors will be a struggle.

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Borrowing Money


Auto Financing
Home Equity Loans
Mortgages
Personal Loans

Borrowing Money, Personal Loans

The pros and cons of personal loans - Personal loans are a quick source of cash, but be careful how you use them.
Do personal loans beat alternatives? - More Americans are taking out personal loans, but is there a cheaper way to borrow?
When and how to refinance a personal loan - If you're thinking about refinancing a personal loan, check these factors first.
Want a co-borrower on your personal loan? Read this - Some online lenders may not allow joint applicants on personal loans. Here's why.
You can improve your credit score with a personal loan -- but should you? - A personal loan can help, but there are cheaper ways to bolster your credit score.
3 offbeat ways to use a personal loan - Most personal loans are used to consolidate debt. But these people had other plans.
The 6 key differences between secured and unsecured personal loans - Here are fundamental differences between secured and unsecured personal loans.
The 3 best places to turn to for a personal loan - Your credit score could determine the type of lender you should choose for a personal loan.
Will comparing personal loan offers hurt my credit? - Here's when shopping for a personal loan affects your credit, and when it won't.
6 things to know to get a personal loan with your low credit score - You still can snag a personal loan when your credit score stinks. Here's how.
Easy money? Qualifying for a personal loan - You don't need perfect credit to get a personal loan. Here's what you need to know.
4 ways to be a fool with your finances after getting a loan - After you've scored a loan, don't make these credit mistakes. They will cost you money.
Personal loans 101: Everything you need to know - Before seeking a personal loan, learn the essentials of this popular type of lending.
Make a splash: Build a pool with a personal loan - Don't belly-flop when building a pool. A personal loan is one way to dive into financing.
The 5 C's that decide a personal loan - If you're assessing your chances of getting a loan approved, consider these factors.
The top 9 reasons to apply for a personal loan - Personal loans can help with all your consumer needs. Here are common uses.
Self-employed? Here's how to apply for a personal loan - If you're working for yourself and want a personal loan, you'll need extra paperwork
5 mistakes to avoid when financing an RV with a personal loan - Looking to buy an RV? Avoid these common mistakes when securing your loan.
How a CD can help you get a personal loan - The certificate of deposit serves as collateral for the loan, but watch for restrictions.
Why you might not want to use a 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.
Need a personal loan? Here's how to get one - Personal loans are no longer just for people with bad credit. See why demand is up.
How to buy a time share with a personal loan - Loans for time shares are different from mortgages. Here's what to know before buying.
Personal loans for less than perfect credit - Poor credit can keep you from landing a personal loan. Here's how to impress lenders.
When it makes sense to refinance a personal loan - If you're thinking about refinancing a personal loan, check these factors first.
5 factors to weigh when shopping for a personal loan online - Buyer beware: Considering an online personal loan? Here's what you need to know.
What can a personal loan do for you? - Here's a look at some of the top reasons to get a personal loan.
Is peer-to-peer lending similar to a bank loan? - P2P lending has similarities to and differences from bank lending. Here's what to know.
The origination costs of personal loans - Loan origination isn't free, even when there are no upfront fees. When you take out a personal loan you're paying the expense involved with loan origination.
Use unconventional creditworthiness to get a personal loan - Will family members vouch for you? That may be enough to qualify for these personal loans.
3 tips to snag a personal loan for unexpected costs - When emergencies arise, you can get a personal loan to meet your needs.
Where can I go to get an unsecured loan? - There's more than one way to borrow money without offering collateral. Here are your choices.
What documents are required for a personal loan? - With no collateral on personal loans, you'll be asked to prove you can repay the debt.
What to know about personal lines of credit - Personal lines of credit can be a source of quick funds, but they have a few drawbacks.

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Beauty, Hair Care
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Book, Product, and Service Reviews

Books
Products
Services

Reviews, Books


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Reviews, Products
Reviews, Services

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Great Reads for a Summer of Saving by Paige Estigarribia
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
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
A Review of 'Miserly Moms' Jonni McCoy by Marla Saunders

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Reviews, Products


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Appliances, Product Reviews

Product Review: Crystal Wash Laundry Balls by Paige Estigarribia - A natural laundry product.
Frugal Cleaning Products For Your Natural Cleaning Toolkit by Paige Estigarribia - We review E-Cloth
A Tool to Make Tax Time Easier for the Small Business Owner by Paige Estigarribia - We Review Deductr.com
A Family Focused Gift Idea by Paige Estigarribia - We review Winning Moves Classic Board Games.
Comparing 6-Quart Slow Cookers by Paige Estigarribia - Product comparison for 6 slow cookers.
Easy Stocking Stuffer Ideas by Paige Estigarribia - We review Poster-A-Page.
Product Review: New Toys with an Old Tradition by Paige Estigarribia - We review the 2014 Collector's Edition Hess Truck
Product Review: Quick Cleaning Tips for the Holidays by Paige Estigarribia - Wipes to the rescue!
Relaxing During the Holidays by Paige Estigarribia - We Review Gaiam's restore Foot Roller.
An Affordable Financial Planning Tool by Paige Estigarribia - We review iQuantifi.
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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What Is Swagbucks? by Paige Estigarribia - Making your searches count.
Mobile app review: Bill Keeper - This app organizes your bills all in one place, helping make sure you never miss a payment.
Is Amazon Subscribe & Save Worth It? by Paige Estigarribia - Can you use it to save time and money?
Is Amazon Prime Pantry a Good Deal? by Paige Estigarribia - Does using Prime Pantry save money?
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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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?
Making It Through the Winter by Teresa Randall - Strategies for the Seasonal Worker.
Customized Budgeting Software by Gary Foreman - Is there such a thing as a one-size-fits-all budget template?
How Much House? by Gary Foreman - Help for the broken budget
Which Debt First? by Gary Foreman - One of the most frequently asked questions...
My Story: Broken Down Budget by Anthony Howland - Don't quit. Fix it!
Consolidation Loans by Gary Foreman
In The Red
Behind in Credit Card Bills by Gary Foreman
No Money Left by Jonni McCoy
Budgeting with a Variable Income by Jane Chidester
Grocery Budgeting for Non-Food Items by Jonni McCoy
From Budget Stretch to Savings by Gary Foreman
Can I Afford It... by Gary Foreman
When to Begin Budgeting by Jane Chidester
Monthly Budget Crunch
Variable Income Budgeting - Readers' Recommendations
Feast or Famine Budgeting by Gary Foreman
Our Budget Doesn't Work by Gary Foreman

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6 alternatives to payday loans - Payday loans are to be avoided at all costs. Here are some credit options that might help you instead.
Which Debt First? by Gary Foreman - One of the most frequently asked questions...
Disabled Debt Disaster by Gary Foreman
In The Red
Behind in Credit Card Bills by Gary Foreman
Credit Card Strategies by Doris Dobkins
No Money Left by Jonni McCoy
Budgeting When You're Behind in Your Bills by Jane Chidester
From Budget Stretch to Savings by Gary Foreman
Debt Reduction for Singles by Gary Foreman

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How family budgets can crumble in times of trouble - Our Money Pulse survey shows Americans like to budget. Are they ready if a crisis occurs?
Defensive Financing - Prepare for the unexpected now to avoid accidents later.
Make a Budget to Help Your Dreams Come True!
My Story: Surprised No More - Preparing for major household expenses
Would You Be Ready? by Doris S. Dobkins - if a layoff happened
Warning Signs by Ruby J. Wallace - You know you're in trouble when...
Frightening Future by Gary Foreman - With ware clouds on the horizon she wants to prepare financially
Question of the Day by Doris Dobkins - What would you do if you lost your job?
Your Best Year Ever by Kelly Jo Landers
Emergency Savings vs. Debt Reduction by Derrick Gunter
Financial Emergencies by Doris Dobkins
Women and Money by Jane Chidester
Planning for Major Expenses by Sarah Stewart
My Finance Notebook by Julie Davis

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Budgets, Limited Income
Budgets, Making
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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.
My Story: Marriage and Money
Let Your Kids Teach You To Save Money - Giving monetary incentive to save and budget
Set Kids Up for Success - Teaching them to budget
Teen Clothing Allowance
Family Finances Without a Fight by Marianne Giullian - Keeping peace in your home
Student Expenses - Habits that will last a lifetime
Raising a Self-Sufficient Teen by Rachel Paxton - Start small to get big results
Stop That Overspending Spouse
New Marriage, New Budget by Michelle Kennedy Hogan
Getting Your Family Involved by Kelly Jo Landers
Couples and Money by Jane Chidester
Handling Finances in a Second Marriage
The Cost of Working by Jonni McCoy
Teaching Teens About Money
Not Enough Money
Baby Boomer Financial Squeeze
Divorce and Family Finace by Gary Foreman
Budgeting for Teenagers by Karen Jones
Family Budget Counseling by Gary Foreman
To Love, Cherish and Share Checking Accounts?! - Reader's Tips
Marriage and the Single Budget by Gary Foreman
Average Family Expenses by Gary Foreman
Calculating Family Income by Gary Foreman
Getting Families to Save by Jonni McCoy

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Budgets, Limited Income


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Budgets, Dealing with Debt
Budgets, Emergency Planning
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Budgets, Making
Budgets, Reasons for
Budgets, Saving
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I'm Out of Money - When there’s more month than money.
My Story: Living on One Income
A Single Mom's Income Shortfall
My Story: Bare Bones Budgeting - When you need to go one step further.
Fixed Expenses, Variable Income by Anna Harrington - Living with an unpredictable income
How to Survive a Job Loss by Lana Westcott - Surviving tough times
Temporary Downsizing? by Gary Foreman - Should I sell my home?
A Crash Course in Frugality by Nancy Twigg - Struggling families have two choices
Question of the Day by Doris Dobkins - What would you do if you lost your job?
Disabled Debt Disaster by Gary Foreman
Bare Bones Budget
Budgeting for Unpredictable Income
Living on a Tight Budget by Nico Fowler-McClellan
Not Enough Money
Monthly Budget Stretch by Gary Foreman

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Budgets, Making


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Budgets, Reasons for
Budgets, Saving
Budgets, Tips

Video - Ask The Dollar Stretcher: The Envelope Budgeting System in a Digital World by Gary Foreman and Shane Tripcony - Using this effective cash-based budgeting tool in a cash-less society.
7 secrets to creating a budget - What good is a budget if you ignore it? Follow these steps to build a budget for your lifestyle.
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.
Budget can get finances back on track - Creating a personal budget can lead to financial security and greater peace of mind.
Pay My Bills by Gary Foreman - She wants someone to take over paying her bills
A Beginner’s Guide to Budgeting Success by Kim Randall - Reach your desired financial destination
My Story: Bare Bones Budgeting - When you need to go one step further.
Radical Cost Cutting - What to do when your budget is seriously out of balance
How Much Apartment? - What will fit into his budget?
Who’s in Control of Your Spending? - You or “The Joneses”?
The "Envelope System" in a Cashless Society - Bringing old budget tools into a new century
Time and Money - Budgeting both time and money
Getting Out of Debt - Devise and execute a workable plan
Cash Management - Managing your spending money
Unpredictable Income Budgets - When you work on commission a budget can be a challenge
Out of Control by Jane Chidester
Too Overwhelmed to Start Budgeting by Jane Chidester
How to Begin Budgeting by Jane Chidester
Finding a Budget You'll Stick With by Jane Chidester
Budgeting Through the Ages: Taking It to the 21st Century by Jan Chidester
Where Does All the Money Go? by Gary Foreman
Can I Afford This? My First Apartment by Gary Foreman
Variable Income Budgeting - Readers' Recommendations
Painless Financial Check-Up by Gary Foreman
How Much Are You Worth? by Gary Foreman

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Budgets, Making
Budgets, Saving
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Why live on a budget? - Discover how evaluating your spending and saving habits can make a difference in your life.
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.
Who’s in Control of Your Spending? - You or “The Joneses”?
My Story: Where Will You Be in 5 Years? - Making your goals a reality
Do You Really Want to Save? by Gregory Thomas - Hard questions and hard answers
Your Secret Weapon - a Budget by Gregory Thomas
Budgeting Top Ten List by Jane Chidester
Why Budget? Seven Things a Budget Can Do for You by Jane Chidester

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Budgets, Saving


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Savings

Don't diet while you're budgeting? Video - Spending this month thinking about making a change? Here's how to have a better shot at success.
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
My Story: Nickel and Dime-ing 101
One Saved Is Two Earned - Think of spending in pre-tax dollars
Windfalls of Cash by Doris Dobkins - Do you turn a windfall into an asset or a liability?
Nothing Left for Extras by Gary Foreman
How to Start Saving by Doris Dobkins
How to Save Money for Your Vacation by Teresa Higginbotham
Getting Families to Save by Jonni McCoy

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Are you normal? See how other households spend their money - Do you love travel, but spend a ton on housing instead? Maybe it's time to rethink priorities.
Want to manage your money better? Watch this Video - Need help managing your money? Two financial experts share tips to quickly improve your money skills.
8 ways to save money on a tight budget - Saving money isn't always easy. Try these simple tricks to grow your savings.
Money management 101 - This mini-course gives you seven steps to help get your financial life in order.
Secrets to living luxuriously for less - You can live large on a budget, but first clear the clutter and redefine luxury.
6 budget bombs - Your best intentions for saving and spending can be sabotaged by these budget blunders.
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.
My Story: Budget Diet - What could we learn from dieting that would help our budget?
Ten Reasons to Use a Cash-Only Spending Plan
False Economies - Weed them out for a more frugal and satisfying life.
Just Say 'No' - How just saying ‘no’ can prevent a financial overdose
Splurge Day Spending - Could it be wise to overspend one day a week?
My Story: Tips for Radical Cost Cutting
My Spiral Bound Conscience - Controlling your money instead of it controlling you
My Story: The Tax Refund That Keeps Giving
Cutting Expenses Doesn't Equal Saving Money - Cutting expenses is only the first step to saving money
My Story: Everyday Savings - Her mission is to save so she can stay home
Recipe for the American Dream - The ingredients for prosperity
3 Critical Elements to Successful Budgeting
Reducing My Spending - Putting your budget into shape
Staying On a Remodeling Budget
The Difference Between Needs and Wants
Cutting the Burn - Asking the hard financial questions
A Budget to Help Your Dreams Come True
Cash Flow Management - A lock of knowledge can keep you from success
The Wedding Budget - Don't cloud your dream with a financial storm
It's Not the $3 Cup of Coffee - Key choices provide financial security
Excuses or Choices by Doris Dobkins - How do you respond to life's challenges?
How to Stick to Your Budget by Terry Rigg - We all know that it can be a challenge
Playing Defense by Michael Milner - Study, plan, discipline
The Three R's of Success by Gregory Thomas - Effectively tackle the process of saving money
Signs of Wealth by Gary Foreman - Read the road signs to make your trip easier
Low Overhead by Gary Foreman - What can we learn from an old ad jingle?
Budgets and Credit Cards by Gary Foreman - Can you keep a budget and still use credit cards?
A Management Tool for Expenses by Gary Foreman - Take a professional look at your budget
A Fall Financial Check Up by Doris Dobkins - When was the last time you gave your finances a check up?
Total This! by Tawra Kellam - A dollar here, a dollar there...
Grocery Budgets by Gary Foreman - How do you make a budget for groceries?
One Dollar Bill by Mia Cronan - How you look at it makes all the difference
Your Money Quotient by Gary Foreman - how smart are you when it comes to money?
Organize & Simplify Bill Paying by Maria Gracia - make this unpleasant task as easy as possible
A Little Extra Cash by Doris Dobkins
A Budget You Can Live With by Rozey Gean
The $5 Stretcher Survivor Challenge
Life Happens by Kelly Jo Landers
When Friends Say You're Cheap
Budget Bonanzas by Ginita Wall, CFP, CPA
Having More Fun on Less Money by Gary Foreman
Why Budgets Fail by Gary Foreman
What I Learned About Surviving Hard Times by Heidi B.
Budget Yes! Maintaining the Budget Habit by Jane Chidester
Which Version of Quicken? by Karen Jones
Rearranging Cash Flow by Shelley S.
Evolution of a Budget: Using Quicken by Karen Jones
Defensive Shopping by Rhonda Ramos
Calculating Your Expenses by Gary Foreman
Where to Cut Expenses by Gary Foreman
How Did We Do? The Smiths Review Their Budget by Gary Foreman

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5 Tools to Negotiate a Better Deal...On Anything by Laura Foor - Why pay retail?
Video: How to Haggle Your Way to a Discount by Gary Foreman - Getting lower prices on big ticket items.
Expert Interview - Can Millinneals Learn to Haggle? by Gary Foreman - Does their online world keep them from knowing how to get lower prices?
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

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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

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Clothing

Affordable Outdoor Clothes for Winter by Debra Karplus - Keeping warm for less!
Expert Interview: Affordable Wardrobe Accessories for the Workplace by Paige Estigarribia - How accessories can stretch your wardrobe.
Why Cheap Shoes Are a Bad Buy by Debra Karplus - What you need to know about good shoes.
Strategic Wardrobe Additions Guest Post by Nancy in California - Adding items that fit your style.
Slideshow: How to Build a Business Casual Wardrobe by Pam Hutzler - Look good at work for less.
Creating a Wardrobe on a Budget by Berlin Mama - How to look good all the time for less.
7 tips for replacing your winter clothes - Here are seven frugal ways to replace an outdated and ill-fitting wardrobe.
How a Scarf Can Add Style to Your Outfit by Shaunna Privratsky - An inexpensive scarf can make your whole outfit new again.
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

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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

3 Ways Cognitive Bias Causes You to Spend Money by Subrata Dhar - Psychological manipulation by marketers and how to protect yourself!
Why I Don't Buy Off Infomercials by Rich Finzer - But wait...!
Emotions that fuel spending - Spending money to improve your mood might work in the short term, but it won't keep bad feelings away forever.
Could Social Media Be Causing You to Overspend? by Shaunna Privratsky - Is Facebook ruining your finances?
Want to buy something? Sleep on it! Video - The best cost-cutting tool is a night's sleep, says Jean Chatzky.
5 questions to ask before an impulse purchase - To avoid bad-spending consequences, try asking these five simple questions the next time you wonder whether or not to buy something.
Slow your spending with cash? - Try using cash instead of debit and credit cards to see how much money you can save.
How to stop shopping after the holidays are over - Recoup your frugal groove in the new year instead of drooling over January sales.
Slow your spending with cash? Video - Try using cash instead of debit and credit cards to see how much money you can save.
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
Buying, Vehicles

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Furniture, Electronics

5 ways to save on buying computers - If your computer conks out, consider these tips before rushing to replace it with the latest and greatest model.
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.
Save on Printer Ink by Joel Arnold - How to make your printer ink cartridges last longer.
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, Bargaining and Bartering
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

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.
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, Bargaining and Bartering
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 to Buy a Treadmill - Finding the treadmill that's right for you and your wallet.
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 Plus - A System for the Dedicated or Desperate by Louise Wulf (11/24/97)
A Grocery Price Book by Gary Foreman (10/13/97)

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Buying, Furniture

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Buying, Bargaining and Bartering
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

Personal loan vs. the store's loan for furniture - No-interest furniture loans are very enticing. Consider the downside before getting one.
Slideshow: Furnishing a First Apartment by Pam Hutzler - Don't sign up for years of payments for furniture.
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

Cheap Out of Town Flowers by Debra Karplus - Getting the best for your bouquet dollar!
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, 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, Online
Buying, Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

see also:
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


Are social media 'buy' buttons dangerous? - It's never been easier to buy stuff through social media apps. Is that a good thing?
What's your email address worth? - Type in your email -- get 10 percent off. But what is the cost to your privacy?
Retailer Report Card 2014 - How did online retailers treat you this Christmas?
5 Ways to Save Big Online on Black Friday by Tom Caporaso - Get ready, get set, save!
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)
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, Other Products

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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

10 Tools to Get the Best Deal on Membership Programs by Laura Foor - The inside scoop on membership programs.
Buying the Best Backpack for Your Back and Your Budget by Debra Karplus
The savvy shopper's guide to subscription services - Before paying for streaming services or subscription boxes, ask these 5 questions.
Is the Cheapest The Most Frugal? by Rich Finzer - A comparison of cordless tools.
Buying the Right Snow Blower by Debra Karplus - Getting the help you need!
10 Ways to Spend 99 Cents - And make or save much, much more!
4 options to consider before buying an extended warranty - Rather than pay this insurance, try these better and cheaper ways to protect yourself.
5 things Millennials won't likely buy - Millennials are less likely to spend on the major purchases their parents prioritized. So what are they skipping?
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.
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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Buying, Property

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Buying, Refunds

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

Also in Buying:
Buying, Appliances
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
Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Shopping Strategies
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles

Sizzling savings: The 10 best deals in July - From berries to bikinis, here are the best buys for shoppers next month.
6 things you shouldn't buy in July - You won't find hot deals on air-conditioning units, electronics and these other things.
10 bargains you shouldn't miss in June - From doughnuts to workout wear, here are the best buys as summer approaches.
5 things that cost too much in June - You won't find steals on steaks, TVs and these other products in early summer.
8 things you shouldn't buy in April - If you want the best prices, April is not the time to buy this stuff.
The 12 best bargains for shoppers in April - The first full month of spring blooms with bargains on groceries and other goods.
Where to find the deepest discounts in March - Get deals on everything from mangoes and asparagus to cellphones and luggage.
Where to find the best deals in February - Big screen TVs for watching the big game are among February's best deals.
Where to find the best deals in January - Usher in the new year with discounts on furniture, jewelry and more.
What you should (and shouldn't) buy in December - Don't drop cash on cashmere in December. Here's shopping that should wait.
A dozen things you should buy in December - Look for good deals on everything from kale to Caribbean vacations to diamonds.
What's on sale in November - November is the perfect month to gobble up bargains, from taters to TVs.
What you should (and shouldn't) buy in November - Here is what you should wait to buy until the holiday shopping season begins.
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.
What's on sale in October - Want a trip to Europe? You can find bargains on this and more in October.
What you shouldn't (and should) buy in September - Want a good deal in September? Don't look for one in a jewelry store. Visit Europe instead.
What's on sale in September? - As summer ends, Labor Day sales begin. Here are 6 bargains you'll find this month.
On sale in August: From tools to back-to-school - August bargains include tools, barbecue supplies and -- shudder -- school items.
August bargains in the supermarket and beyond - Look for these food bargains and clearance prices in August as kids go back to school.
June bargains in the supermarket and beyond - This summer, expect hot deals on these products.
What are the best items to buy in June? - June offers bargains on athletic shoes, travel, peaches and lots more.
What you shouldn't (and should) buy in June - Want a bargain in June? Forget grills and cute sandals. Think power tools and lingerie.
May bargains in supermarket and beyond - Spring continues to bloom in May, and some great bargains burst forth, too.
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.
On sale in May: Mother's Day gifts and clothes - Bargains bloom on flowers for Mother's Day, as well as seasonal produce and clothes.
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.
April bargains in supermarkets and beyond - Spring begins to bloom in April, and some great bargains burst forth, too.
What you shouldn't (and should) buy in April - Don't buy a baby buggy in April, unless you have to. But should you stockpile Peeps? Yep!
March bargains in supermarket and beyond - Mangoes and asparagus are on sale in March. Plus the marine green that's this year's kale.
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's on sale in March - From spring flowers to strawberries and sporting goods, here's what's on sale in March.
February bargains in the supermarket and beyond - From fragrant navel oranges to tender mussels, February offers bargains you'll love.
January bargains in the supermarket and beyond - From pears to parks, January is loaded with bargains.
A dozen things you should buy in December - Look for good deals on everything from kale to a Caribbean vacation to diamonds.
December bargains in the supermarket and beyond - December has bargains to ward off winter's chill, from sweet potatoes to sweaters.
5 reasons to shop Black Friday with a credit card - There are lots of reasons to use your credit card on Black Friday, and one very good reason not to. .
November deals at the supermarket and beyond - Turkey is on sale in November; cranberries, too. Give thanks for November bargains.
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, Shopping Strategies

Also in Buying:
Buying, Appliances
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
Other Products
Buying, Property
Buying, Refunds
Buying, Seasonal Bargains
Buying, Travel
Buying, Vehicles
Why you should say 'no' to no-interest deals at stores - A retailer's interest-free financing will sting if you're not careful with payments.
Cheap Ways to Update Your Wardrobe as You Lose Weight - You'll only wear them for a short while, so don't spend a lot on new weight clothes!
The High Cost of Convenience by Joel Fink - We compare prices to see the difference
Don't Get Scan Scammed by Veronica Bowman - Bad scans cost consumers up to $2.5 billion!
5 times to pick name brands over generic - A store brand can save you money, but is the quality always as good as the name brand?
This is the wrong way to shop Video - Here's what you should keep in mind when your money is on the line.
Will you get better deals shopping online or in-store? - Where do you save the most -- online or in a shop? Learn the secrets to savvy shopping.
Don't fall for these 5 store marketing tricks - Don't unwittingly fall for one of these tricks. Here's how to avoid marketing schemes.
How to shop savvy and have more money to shop with Video - Looking to save money? Jean Chatzky shares the most popular ways consumers are saving this year.
Does it pay to shop locally? - If you stick to your local farmers market, coffee shop and brewery, will you save money?
5 ways science can help you save at checkout - Marketers use science to get you to buy more. Harness some of that power for yourself.
How to save for something you want but don't really need - It's OK to put some money aside for something fun.
In-store shopping vs. online shopping: What saves more money? - Save money and gas by shopping online for your favorite things.
Do You Pay More Because of Variable Pricing by Melanie Toye - What you don't know can cost you!
10 warehouse club shopping do's and don'ts - Here are 5 deals and 5 duds you'll likely find at bulk goods membership clubs.
How to save money on razors - Don't get nicked at the register. Buy razor blades online for the best deals.
3 questions to ask to score a discount at checkout - Few shoppers haggle, but studies show it works. Try these strategies.
2 tricks to score online shopping deals - Try one of these strategies and you could save as much as 25% off the asking price.
Warehouse club do's, don'ts - Five deals and five duds you're likely to find at your nearest bulk goods membership club.
15 Fashionable Ways to Save on Clothes, Shoes & Accessories by Lidia Shong - A little retail therapy.
Shop with cheapskates to save big bucks? Video - In the right situations, the pressure to compete can help you kick your most unfortunate habits.
8 dollar store bargains you can’t miss - Here are eight bargain items that are great deals at the dollar store.
Product Comparison: Portable Carpet Cleaners by Paige Estigarribia - Comparing features of 5 of the top portable carpet cleaners.
Do shoppers get more responsible with age? - Our latest survey shows that your age may affect how good you are at keeping a budget.
Want to buy something? Sleep on it first! Video - The best cost-cutting tool is a night's sleep.
3 Ways to Guarantee a Smart Buy by Lee Doppelt - Use these tools and you won't waste money.
Are ‘doorbuster’ sales price-protected by your credit card? - Can credit card price protection preclude a consumer from braving the biggest of holiday shopping crowds?
5 reasons to shop Black Friday with a credit card - There are lots of reasons to use your credit card on Black Friday, and one very good reason not to. .
How long should you wait for price drops? - With the constant release of new technology, when is the right time to buy?
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)

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Buying, Travel

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Buying, Vehicles

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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)
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

Also in Charity & Non-Profit Organizations:
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

Also in Charity & Non-Profit Organizations:
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

Also in Charity & Non-Profit Organizations:
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 - These oddball charitable deductions can help your favorite nonprofit -- and cut your tax bill.
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
Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Clothing
College
Decorating
Educational Activities
Encouraging Saving
Food
Health and Safety
Holidays
Money
Organization and Chores
Other
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
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

How to spoil your grandkids -- sensibly - How do you love them? Bankrate counts several ways to express it throughout the year.
Fun But Inexpensive Activities Grandparents Can Do With Grandchildren by Gary Foreman - Making lasting memories for less.
Save on Youth Sports by Anthony Lynch - Keeping your kids in the game.
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)
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)
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)
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

Also in Children:
Children, Activities
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
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

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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

How to Make Split Shift Parenting Work
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
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

A No-Sew Way to Patch Holes in Pants? - He can't wear ripped pants to school. What's the solution?
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, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
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

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Children, Activities
Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Encouraging Saving
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

5 ways kids learn and earn from Minecraft - Can't pry your child away from Minecraft? That's OK -- it's a great money teacher.
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
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

5 tips for teaching kids about investing - Learning about investments early in life will help kids make smart money moves as adults.
Motivate your millennial to save money now - Uneasy about your offsprings' meager savings? Make sure the kids turn out all right.
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)

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Children, Food

See Food & Groceries: Children and Families

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Children, Health and Safety

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Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
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

When you can move child out of infant car seat - The infant car seat used to be swapped out when the child outgrew it, but that has changed.
Warning: 5 things many parents don't know about car seats - Don't cut corners with car seats. Using them properly can save your kid's life.
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)

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Children, Holidays

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
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:
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Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
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 3 best accounts to give kids a head start on saving - These key savings vehicles allow parents to safely put away money for their children's future.
8 Habits That Plug Parental Spending Leaks by Lynn Adams - And teach kids about money
3 apps that can teach kids financial responsibility - These apps can keep your children engaged -- and set them on the right financial path.
How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Leave at Your House? - Do you need to match other tooth fairies?
5 tips to help your child start saving money - Follow these 5 strategies to help your child open a savings account and ensure the experience has a lasting impact.
8 Secrets to Teaching Your Kids About Money by Rick Kahler
Bad with money? Teach your kids to get it right - Rehab your poor financial habits before tackling the bad behavior of your kids.
Expert Interview: Loaning Money to Adult Children by Paige Estigarribia - Factors to consider before you make the loan.
Grandmas: How big of a check should you send your grandkids? - Grandma check-giving can get complicated. We help you simplify your generosity.
8 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Money by Rick Kahler - Making sure your estate is distributed according to your desires
5 Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money by Anna Medici - The benefits will last a lifetime!
Video: Money Management for Kids by Gary Foreman - Interview with Dan Meader, CEO and founder of Allowance Manager
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

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Children, Allowances
Children, Birthday Parties and Gifts
Childcare
Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
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

Convincing Kids to Get Rid of Toys - How to get a 4 year old to give up old toys.
Getting Kids to Complete Chores by Gary Foreman - Training them to help around the house
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)

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Children, Other

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Children, Clothing
Children, College
Children, Decorating
Children, Educational Activities
Children, Encouraging Saving
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

Expert Interview: Dealing with the Stress of Raising Grandkids by Paige Estigarribia - It'll change your life. Here's how to make it work for you.
How to say 'no' to your kids at the checkout line - It's tempting to cave when the kids want a treat, but it can cost a bundle. Here's what to do.
Helping Your Adult Children With Housing by Debra Karplus - It's a big decision for both of you.
Kids failing to launch? How to prod adult children out of the nest - Vacuuming at the crack of dawn may not provide enough incentive. Follow these 10 tips.
9 Homemade Toys for Toddlers and Preschool Boys by Melanie Toye - No-cost fun for boys ages 1 to 5.
5 ideas for a kid-free mom cave - Happy Mother's Day! Treat yourself to a dreamy room just for you.
Boomers Raising Grandkids by Paige Estigarribia - You love them, but they do require some changes.
How mentors turn kids into successful adults - An expert says a good mentor profoundly impacts a youth's prospects for job success.
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)
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
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

How to use a Coverdell account for children's education - This education savings account helps you save for schooling from kindergarten through college.
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
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

Pull Your Kids Away From Their Phones and Tablets This Summer by Dawn Summerson - 13 ways to get them to disconnect!
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)

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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
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)
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
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

What is the Best Tool to Start Teaching My Teen to Manage Money? - Cash, debit dard or prepaid card?
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
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

Teen jobs and tax issues - Special tax rules apply based not only on age, but also on money earned and type of job.
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
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
How to Shop for Vintage Clothing by Joanne Guidoccio - Is retro style for you?
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
Credit
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?

What Baby Boomers Returning to College Need to Know by Paige Estigarribia - How college is different now.
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

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

Raise kids that launch Video - More than half of parents are providing financial support for kids who've graduated from college. Here's how to foster independence.
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

see also:
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

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

How to Get Paid to Go To Undergrad by Anisha Banerjee - Going beyond the all-ramen diet.
Expert Interview: Don't Let Your College Student Become a Financial Failure
Should you buy a college condo for your student? - Live in a dorm? Rent an off-campus apartment? Buy a condo? Here's how to choose.
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.
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?

9 fabulous financial aid offers for college - These colleges and local programs provide generous help with tuition. Find out how to qualify.
FAFSA strategies for getting more financial aid - Score the most college aid by knowing what assets count against you on the FAFSA form.
College students: Tackle the CSS Profile and maximize you financial aid - Filling out the CSS Profile may result in a lucrative award for private college students.
Expert Interview - Finding Weird Scholarships by Gary Foreman - You don't need to be an athlete or straight A student to win these scholarships!
10 Steps to Avoid Scholarship Scams by Pyper Barnes - Beware of companies that prey on students.
20 ways to get federal money for college - Help from the government is available. Try these strategies to enhance your chances of getting that cash.
4 tips for maximizing your FAFSA Video - This one document is the key to unlocking student loans, grants and other financial aid.
5 Things FAFSA Doesn't Tell You by Goldie Ector - There's more than FAFSA to getting financial aid.
5 social media scholarship opportunities - These social media scholarships can help friends and tweeters pay for college.
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.
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?

10 ways to save on college tuition in 2016 - Paying for college can be costly. Follow these tips to stretch your education dollars.
The 5 best- and worst-paying bachelor's degrees - See which undergrad diplomas bring top salaries, and which are less lucrative.
Free College! by Debra Karplus - You might want to go to work before you finish college.
5 tips for taking a gap year before college - Taking time off can help better prepare you for college. Here's how to organize it.
Is your college degree profitable? - How soon you pay off your student loan depends a lot on which job you wind up with.
5 money tips for college - Every teenager should learn these financial lessons before heading off to college.
Refi or home equity loan for school costs? - Paying for college? A refi, home equity loan and financial aid are among your options.
6 Ways Boomers Can Help Grandkids Afford College by Paige Estigarribia - Helping them to avoid student loan problems
Home loan options for paying college costs - Good news: You have equity in your home. How can you use it for college?
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?

Opinion: Who should pay for your kids' college? Them or you? - Should you or your kid finance college costs? Two experts square off.
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?

7 things every family needs to know about 529 plans - Need to save for college? Get an "A" in College Savings 101 by learning these facts.
Are savings bonds or CDs better for grandkids? - It'll be years before your grandchildren go to college. What's the best way to help them save?
7 things you need to know about 529 plans - Need to save for college? Get an "A" in College Savings 101 by learning these facts.
Video - The 2-Minute Dollar Stretcher: Smart Ways to Reduce the Cost of College by Gary Foreman - Don't graduate deep in student loan debt.
Best way for parents to catch up on college savings - You aren't obligated to pay for your kids' college. But here's how you can start to save.
529 plan: A good way to start college savings - College costs can be huge. Here are some good ways you can begin saving for your child.
Unexpected ways to save for college - Need help paying for college? Try these savvy, nontraditional ways to save money.
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?

4 types of advisers who help with college admissions - Don't chance getting into your college of choice. Ask for pointers from these experts.
5 colleges you can go to for free - These tuition-free or tuition-reduced schools are easy on the wallet and high on value.
6 ways smartphones can aid college searches - Apps and mobile-friendly websites help students pick the right college at the right price.
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?

Here's an offbeat way to pay your student loan debt - Some debit and credit card rewards help you pay your loan faster. See what you can save.
These 12 companies help pay workers' student loans - These employers offer an attractive perk for workers struggling with school debt.
How to avoid the stranglehold of too much student loan debt - Don't let student loans haunt you after college. Try these tips to right-size your debt.
3 ways to tame your student loan debt and buy a home - Overcome school debt in straightforward (or sly) ways and own a home.
Where you can find help for student loan payment woes - If you're struggling to pay student loans, you have options to get back on track.
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.
5 Ways to Save on Student Loans by Clair Belmonte - 69% of students leave school in debt
How best to handle huge student loan debt - A college degree can leave you in debt for years. Here's how to handle those mammoth loans.
Deep in student loan debt? 2 ways to delay the pain - If you're stressed over student loans, take a break from paying with 1 of these tactics.
3 signs you're the target of a student loan scam - Watch for these telltale signs that you're being hoodwinked in a college loan hustle.
How can I lower my student loan payment? - That college debt isn't going away, no matter how hard you try. What should you do now?
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.
Don't make these 5 student loan errors - Get a crash course on what to avoid when closing the gap between college aid and costs.
What you better know before you apply for student loans - Doing some homework before you take out college loans can help you avoid crippling debt.
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.
6 things to know about private student loans - Before signing on the dotted line, here's what you need to know about private student loans.
Borrower beware: What's your student loan going to cost every month? - Think about how much you'll pay each month before signing up for student loans.
Using the Student Loan Calculator by Paige Estigarribia - How to decide if you're taking on too much student loan debt.
Student loan debt swamping millennials - A professor says millennials accumulate student loan debt at an alarming rate.
The Easiest Way to Stop Student Loan Wage Garnishment by Steve Rhode
Pay student loans with credit card? - Paying down loans with credit for rewards may cause more trouble than it's worth.
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.
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.
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

How to protect yourself from check fraud - Paper checks have declined in popularity, but fraudsters still love them. Here's why.
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

Finding Hidden Money In Recalls by Leslie Winey - You could be owed some money from the manufacturer.
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

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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
How to Make an Effective Consumer Complaint - You don't have to put up with poor products or service.
Top 10 consumer complaints and how to resolve them - Which grievances frustrate consumers the most? Here's how you can avoid a hassle.
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
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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

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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

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Credit, Credit Cards & Credit Repair

6 habits that boost your odds of credit card fraud - Failing to protect your PIN is just one way you're making a card thief's job easier.
Credit, debit card fraud: How you're protected - Credit and debit cards are under siege. What's your liability if your card is stolen?
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

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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

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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

3 ways to fight a creditor's account levy - If a creditor taps your bank balance, you have these limited options to hold onto your money.
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

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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

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Health and Safety

Wellness program privacy: What will my boss see? - Employers say wellness programs save money. But what's the cost to confidentiality?
Medical identity theft: Why you should worry - Thieves want to hijack your insurance and medical profile. Protect yourself -- stat!
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

4 Summer Scams & Thefts to Avoid by Jessica Graham - Don't let theives ruin your summer!
8 things ID thieves don't want you to know - Your habits help ID thieves steal from you. Here's how to outsmart them.
3 ID theft questions to ask your investment adviser - Make sure the person handling your retirement nest egg is protecting your identity.
6 ways to protect yourself from credit card skimmers - Here's how to stop thieves from taking your card number, or reduce damage if they do.
Top 3 identity theft tips for 50-somethings - Unlike young people, 50-year-olds have a full financial history that's tempting to ID thieves.
How fraudsters use Internet, phone and email scams to steal your money - You're right to be paranoid: Scammers are everywhere. Avoid their traps.
How ID theft threatens the financial lives of kids and teens - Kids can be ID theft targets like adults. Here's what to do if your child is a victim.
Avoid these sneaky ID theft tricks - Avoid these 4 new ID theft tricks that could leave you holding an empty wallet.
Identity thief got you? Here's how to report it - Find out where to turn and what to do to hold back the damage and stop the scammers.
Protect your smartphone from ID thieves - Protect your phone as your would your computer or your wallet to avoid ID theft.
4 ways to protect against ID theft in your 40s - By 40, your identity is out there for thieves. Safeguard it by following these tips.
How 30-somethings can protect against ID theftLife events in your 30s can expose you to ID theft. Here's how to defend yourself.
Avoiding ID theft on campus - These 6 tips could protect you -- or your child -- from the threat of someone stealing sensitive personal data on campus.
How to combat child ID theft - Here are 4 things you can do to help protect your child from becoming an identity theft victim.
ID thieves love millennials. Here's why - Even with nonstop social networking, 20-somethings can use these tips to avoid ID fraud.
Prevent child ID theft with a credit freeze? - To the delight of identity thieves, just 22 states let you freeze your child's credit.
9 ways to protect your child's identity - Few parents realize that of all the dangers out there, their children's identity is uniquely vulnerable.
5 things to do after a data breach - Here are some critical steps you can take to protect your personal information.
Could a Hacker Steal Your Money Using One of Your Mobile Apps? by Gary Foreman
Why seniors should freeze their credit reports - A proactive step that seniors can take to thwart identity theft? Place a security freeze on their credit reports.
I Was Part of the IRS Hack...Now What? contributed by Lorrie
How online spelling mistakes can lead to fraud - Misspell your bank's web address, and you may land on a page run by an identity thief.
The black market for your identityVideo - Do you know where your personal information goes once a hacker gets a hold of it?
5 smart moves to protect your data from hackers - Learn how to build a wall around your networks and your personal information.
What's your Social Security number worth on the black market? - Your data sells for cheap on the black market. So how do thieves make money?
Identity stolen? Do these 12 things now - If you're a victim of ID theft, see how to reclaim your identity and restore your good name.
Stop low-tech ID theft: Keep your financial paperwork safe - Think you're most vulnerable to ID theft when you're online? Think again.
ID theft: Is it safer to shop at a mom and pop? - Hackers and identity thieves have hit big companies. Is it better to "shop small"?
2 ways to protect yourself from identity thieves - Which option should you use to stop identity theft: a fraud alert or a security freeze?
Preventing Online Identity Theft by Gary Foreman - Using your credit and debit cards wisely.
What is synthetic ID theft and how do you spot it? - Synthetic ID theft is piecing together a new identity using a combination of real and fake information. It accounts for up to 85 percent of all fraud, the government says.
Tax fraud victim? How to report ID theft - No, you don't have to pay the IRS the defrauded amount, but do take these steps.
5 common consumer data breach misconceptions - EMV chips aren't a cure-all for data breaches. Be smart when it comes to protecting your info.
13 tips to avoid a data breach - Changing a few of your spending habits can keep you safer from a data breach.
6 places to be extra careful with a debit card - Keep your debit card safe from fraud, especially where "skimmers" could be used.
5 ways to help avoid identity theft - ID theft can make a mess of your life. Here's how you may be giving away information.
Credit Monitoring for your Personal Information by Paige Estigarribia - Experian's Protect my ID.
How you can become a victim of identity theft - Don't be a victim of identity theft. Know what to look for.
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.
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

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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

Top 7 tip-offs of a personal loan scam - Follow these cues to avoid falling prey to personal loan fraudsters.
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

Are your passwords safe? - How is your password integrity? If you're not following these 3 tips, your passwords aren't as strong as they could be.
How to protect your privacy when using mobile shopping apps - Video
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)
Opening a Merchant Account by Bob Osgoodby (4/3/00)

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Consumer Protection, Other

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Consumer Protection, Credit Cards
Consumer Protection, Credit Rating
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Consumer Protection, Health
Consumer Protection, Identity Theft
Consumer Protection, Loans
Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Privacy
Consumer Protection, Scams
Consumer Protection, Telephone Calls

How to Get Your Rebate by Joanne Guidoccio - Make sure you get what's coming to you.
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

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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
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Consumer Protection, Online
Consumer Protection, Scams

Consumer Protection, Scams

How to defend yourself against phishing scams, con artists and other scammers - You can make yourself a tougher mark by knowing more about how these cons work.
7 financial scams targeting seniors - Fraudsters prey on retirees. Watch out for these scams to avoid being victimized.
Beware the dirty dozen tax scams of 2015 - Phishing, fake trusts and dubious donations are just a few of the frauds.
Video: Preventing Senior Scams by Gary Foreman - Interview with Kai Stinchcombe of TrueLinkFinancial.com
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.
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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Crafts, Decorating

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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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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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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)
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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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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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:
Crafts, Decorating
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 Cards


Balance Transfers
Canceling
Co-Signing
Fees
Interest Rates
Late Payments
Minimum Payments
Rewards Cards
Safety
Secured Cards
Selecting
Teenagers and College Students
Understanding
Using

Credit Cards, Applying

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Credit Cards, Balance Transfers

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Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Understanding
Credit Cards, Using

Pros and cons of a credit card balance transfer - Moving a large credit card balance to a low-interest card might not be the best idea.
How to negotiate a credit card balance transfer fee - Use these strategies to cut the cost of transferring a high-interest credit card balance.
Credit card balance transfer: A good idea? - Follow these steps to determine if a balance transfer could be a smart move for you...or not.
5 features to look for in a balance transfer card - Look for these money-saving attributes when shopping for a new credit card.
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 Cards, Canceling

Also in Credit Cards:
Credit Cards, Balance Transfers
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Understanding
Credit Cards, Using

Is closing a credit card a good or bad move? - Canceling a credit card can impact your credit score in these four ways.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)

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Credit Cards, Co-Signing

5 warnings for credit card co-signers - Agreeing to co-sign for a loved one may feel good, but it puts your credit at risk.
Which credit cards allow co-signers? - For young adults without jobs or assets, co-signing or becoming an authorized user on a parent or guardian's account is the only way to obtain a credit card in their own name.
Sharing credit card accounts - Here's what you need to know before you share a credit card account.
Should dad co-sign credit card? - The risks and rewards of co-signing a credt card for an adult kid.
Getting your student a credit card - Here's everything you need to know if you're looking to get your student a credit card before they head off to college.

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Credit Cards, Debt

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Credit Cards, Debt Collection

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Credit, Credit Cards, and Credit Repair, Debt Repayment

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Credit Cards, Family and Friends

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Credit Cards, Fees

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Credit Cards, Balance Transfers
Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Understanding
Credit Cards, Using

11 hidden credit card fees you've never heard of - You know what a late payment fee is, but check out these other charges that can pop up.
Are 'Grey Charges' Costing You? by Bill Hardekopf - 1 in 3 are paying for something they don't want or need.
Credit card users could lose in swipe fee settlement by TDS Guest Blogger
Which fees on your card can increase? - The Credit CARD Act cracks down on many fees -- but not all. Here's a breakdown.

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)

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Credit Cards, Interest Rates

Also in Credit Cards:
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Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Understanding
Credit Cards, Using

The surprisingly simple way to lower your credit card rate - Don't be bashful about asking your credit card company to cut your rate.
Is the bank prohibited from lowering my credit card interest rate? - The Credit CARD Act addresses this question but leaves room for interpretation.
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?
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.
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.
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)
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 Cards, 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?
Late Credit Card Payment Penalties - Her APR increased after missing one payment. How can she get it lowered? (4/21/08)
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 Cards, 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 Cards, Rewards Cards

Also in Credit Cards:
Credit Cards, Balance Transfers
Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Understanding
Credit Cards, Using

4 Tools to Avoid Wasting Your Frequent Flier Air Miles by Justin Zipprich - How to make those flier miles count.
5 perks of a great travel rewards card - Live the globetrotting lifestyle, or visit family often? Be sure you have the right rewards card.
5 credit card perks that might help you out on a pinch - You may find these benefits in your credit card's fine print.
How to maximize airline miles - Frequent flier mile programs are changing for the worse. Use these strategies to maximize your rewards.
Paying for the holidays with credit card rewards - Credit card points can help drive down the cost of holiday gifts and other expenses.
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.
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.
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)
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 Cards:
Credit Cards, Balance Transfers
Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Understanding
Credit Cards, Using

5 ways thieves steal your credit card data - See how fraudsters can hijack your credit card without pilfering your plastic.
6 simple steps to protect your credit card from a data breach - Fortify your wallet against intrusion with these credit card data-breach defenses.
4 ways credit card alerts can save you money - Notifications can protect your credit and keep you out of trouble. Here's how.
Video: RFID & EMV Credit Cards: Are They Safe? by Gary Foreman - Interview with Curtis Arnold of CardRatings.com and BestPrepaidDebitCards.com.
Are RFID Cards Safe? by Bill Hardekopf - What you need to know about the new 'tap and go' cards.
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.
The move to EMV credit cards by TDS Guest Blogger
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.
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.
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 Cards, Secured Cards

5 best times that call for a prepaid debit card - A prepaid debit card can carry big fees, but here's when it may be the best way to pay.
6 signs you've outgrown your prepaid debit card - These 6 signs can tell you if it's time to graduate from a debit card to a bank account.
Secured credit cards: 5 things to know - A secured credit card can help you establish credit or spiff up a dinged credit report.
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.
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)
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.
Reformed debtor wants to fix credit score - On the road to fiscal responsibility, should she consider getting a second secured card? (10/28/09)
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.
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)
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.
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.

Credit Cards, Selecting

Credit, Balance Transfers
Credit, Rewards Cards
Credit, Selecting

Credit Cards, Selecting

Also in Credit Cards:
Credit Cards, Balance Transfers
Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Understanding
Credit Cards, Using

10 questions to ask before getting a secured credit card - If you don't qualify for a regular credit card, a secured card is a good way to establish credit.
5 things you should know about no-interest credit cards - A zero-interest credit card could wind up costing you. Don't forget fees and other factors.
Read this before switching credit cards - Avoid nasty surprises when changing credit cards. Here are 5 things to watch for.
Pick your plastic: Secured versus prepaid cards - Secured and prepaid cards have their pros and cons. Find out which is better for you.
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.
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.
What seniors should look for in a credit card - What do retirees look for in a new credit card? Oh, just a little bit of everything.
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.
Consumer Tips on Applying for a New Credit Card by Bill Hardekopf - 7 Tips to find your best deal. (1/04/10) 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.
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.
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.
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?
Do no-limit cards affect score? - Credit cards with no preset spending limit don't give you unlimited purchasing power.
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)
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)
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)

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Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students

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Credit Cards, Balance Transfers
Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Understanding
Credit Cards, Using

Top 3 ways for millennials to establish credit - Follow our tips to kick-start your credit and launch your financial life.
What Students Need to Know About 6 Credit Score Myths by Nate Matherson - Don't let what you don't know hurt you.
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.
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)

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 Cards,, Understanding

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

Credit Cards, Understanding

Also in Credit Cards:
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Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Using

5 gotchas lurking in your credit cards' fine print - These clauses we found buried in credit card agreements can cost you.
Why you should pay your credit card bill every week instead of once a month - Will frequent credit card payments help control spending and boost your credit score?
Should I keep my credit cards at a zero balance? - Keeping cards paid off is one strategy for a good credit score. But there are better ways.
Protecting yourself from credit card woes - An expert offers tips for protecting yourself in a changing credit card world.
How to read your credit card's fine print - Find out which words carry the most weight in your card agreement and what they mean.
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)
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)
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 Cards, Using

Also in Credit Cards:
Credit Cards, Balance Transfers
Credit Cards, Canceling
Credit Cards, Fees
Credit Cards, Interest Rates
Credit Cards, Late Payments
Credit Cards, Minimum Payments
Credit Cards, Rewards Cards
Credit Cards, Safety
Credit Cards, Selecting
Credit Cards, Teenagers and College Students
Credit Cards, Understanding

Learn to dip: A step-by-step guide to help you avoid fumbling your first chip-card purchase - Confused how to use your new chip card? Our step-by-step guide has you covered.
Why Millennials Should Use Credit by Rhona McKeran - Using credit isn't the same as being in debt
Should I get a credit card for emergencies? - A new credit card can be helpful in a pinch, if you use it properly.
Should I carry a balance on a 0 percent interest card? - It's tempting to revolve a balance on a zero interest card, but it could hurt your credit score.
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, Bad Credit

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Credit Reports, 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

Why you shouldn't pry into your spouse's credit - It's illegal to pull your partner's credit, but couples should share reports. Here's why.
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, 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

How to correct a credit report - If you're no longer liable for a debt but it's on your credit report, here's what to do.
How to fix credit report errors - Credit report errors can cost you a better credit score.
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)
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.
How to get bad info off credit report - It takes persistence to get a collection agency to remove misinformation from your credit report.
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.
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.
Demand Fair Credit Reporting Act rights - Take action if your lender isn't supplying required payment information to the credit bureaus.
Assure same-name kin don’t tar your credit - Make sure your credit report doesn't contain data on relatives with the same name.
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)
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, 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 things you must know about credit (before you screw it up) - It's never too soon to build a good credit score. This advice can help get you started.
The surprising cost of bad credit - Your credit rating can affect the interest rate you can get on a mortgage or a credit card, but it also can make other areas of your life more expensive.
How to get a free credit score - Your score can change often. Here are a couple of new ways to get a free credit score.
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 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 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 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

A bad credit score could be a romantic turn-off - If your date knew your credit score, you might not be in a relationship, our survey shows.
How a forgotten bills can kill your credit score - Here's how a missed $50 debt could damage your credit score and cost you thousands.
How your credit score affects your mortgage rate - The higher your credit score, the lower the interest rate on your mortgage.
Do personal loans and bad credit mix? - You can still get a personal loan with bad credit, but you may face tougher requirements.
What interest rates can I get with my credit score? - Credit scores and borrowing costs are closely tied, though maybe it's not an exact science.
Can bad credit ruin your job search? - A credit check may or may not sink your job prospects. Here are seven facts to know.
Bad Credit Score and Employment - Can bad credit keep you from getting a job?
6 credit mistakes that could impact your career - by TDS Guest Blogger
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)
Insurance Rates & Your Credit Score - Your auto insurance could be costing you more because of your credit score (12/26/05)

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Credit Scores, Improving

Raise your credit score by making this simple request - Almost 80% of credit card holders who ask for a higher credit limit get it, our survey shows.
3 easy ways to rebuild your credit - Everybody makes debt mistakes. Follow this advice and you'll be back with better credit in no time.
What's the fastest way to boost my credit? - Your credit report has a long memory. Here's how to get it to forget your checkered past.
Is an early payback good for credit score? - Before you dispose of a debt, consider your credit record along with other factors.
7 steps to clean up your credit report - Errors are common in credit reports. Fix yours and you can boost your score.
6 ways to build your credit from the ground up - These tips can help you build credit, even if your credit history is sparse.
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.
Rebuilding Your Credit Score by Gary Foreman - Taking the right steps to restoring 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.
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.
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.
How to improve your credit score - The benefits of having good credit are numerous. Find out how to improve your credit rating.
Which bills help you rebuild your credit? - Think your monthly bills, such as cellphone and utilities, help your credit? Think again.
Will prioritizing credit card payments raise my credit score? - For best credit score results, consider how close you are to your credit card's limit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cut available credit to boost credit score? - Your friends don't know jack about credit scores. A lower credit limit actually can hurt them.
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.
5 uncommon ways to raise your credit score - On-time payments and debt reduction aren't the only paths to a higher credit rating.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Set your goals to score good credit - Get your game on to rebuild credit after a setback like bankruptcy.
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?
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)
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)
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)
Realistic Credit Repair (5/8/06)
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.
The top 5 tips to build a tiptop credit score - Want better credit? Here are some lessons you should learn.
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.
Credit is Serious Business (2/12/07)
Ruin My Credit - Do you need good credit? (2/7/05)
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)

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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

Shop for a loan but don't ding your credit score - Inquiring about a loan or other form of debt impacts your credit score. Find out how.
5 huge credit score myths that can hurt you - Consumers just can't shake these credit score beliefs. See how these myths can hurt.
5 critical credit score facts for millennials - Don't know the difference between a credit report and a credit score? Here's a primer.
A credit report primer - Here's a tour of your credit report in four steps.
What's a good credit score? - The answer depends on what you're applying for.
Credit score quiz: Millennial edition - Many millennials don't "get" credit scores. Take our quiz to see if you buck the trend.
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)
6 facts every woman should know about credit - Whether you're dating, marrying or divorcing, it pays to have a good relationship with credit.
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.
Credit report vs. Credit score Video - Do you know the difference between a credit report and a credit score? Let's test your knowledge.
Video: Credit Score Fact vs. Fiction by Gary Foreman - Interview with Becky Frost of Experian.com
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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