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Daycare, Child and Adult Electricity Finances
Debt Emergencies Fitness
Dentistry Energy Free Help
Divorce Expenses, Family Funerals
Earning Money Extended Warranties Furniture
Education Family Activities & Entertainment    

A - C
D - F
G - H
I - M
N - Q
R - Z

Daycare, Child and Adult

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Children, Childcare

How to Start a Babysitting Service - Creating a part-time income stream.
Tips for Starting a Childcare Business (8/14/06)
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living (8/8/05)
My Story: Ailing Parents and Financial Questions - What you can do now to avoid trouble later (10/25/04)
Opening an Adult Daycare - She'd like to care for some seniors at home (1/15/01)
Mom Can Make Money at Home by Jennifer Valentine (10/16/00)
Finding Inexpensive Adult Daycare (11/30/98)
Starting a Day Care Center - Reader's Recommendations (3/23/98)

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Debt

After Bankruptcy
Auto Loans
Bankruptcy
Before Bankruptcy
Borrowing
Collection
Collection Errors
Collection Harassment
Consolidation
Credit Cards
Credit Counseling
Credit Score
Crisis
Information
Family and Friends
Marriage
Money Strategies
Mortgage
Old Debts
Other
Payday Loans
Paying Credit Card Debt
Paying for a Bankruptcy
Paying Off
Planning for the Future
Settlement and Negotiation
Student Loans

Debt, After Bankruptcy


Also in Debt:
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Which home payments matter after bankruptcy? - You didn't reaffirm your mortgage in bankruptcy, so what should you be paying, if anything?
How do I protect my money from garnishment? - There are limits to what creditors can take -- especially if you have the right paperwork.
After bankruptcy, do I owe on 2nd mortgage? - You can't be sued after Chapter 7 for your second mortgage, but pay up to avoid other issues.
Getting name off mortgage post-bankruptcy - Your mortgage debt was discharged after bankruptcy, but you need your name off the title.
Reaffirm mortgage post-bankruptcy? - Keeping your home after bankruptcy isn't just about reaffirming your mortgage.
How do I establish credit after bankruptcy discharge? - Rebuilding your credit will take time, but there are some ways to get started on the right path.
Can I stop a post-bankruptcy home sale? - If your home is auctioned after you file for bankruptcy, you may be able to reverse the sale.
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.
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.
Bankruptcy's homeowners dues blues - You filed for bankruptcy and think you've given up your home, but you may still owe HOA dues.
Make a fresh start after bankruptcy - Is bankruptcy the answer to your struggles with debt?
After bankruptcy, apply for credit cards - Here's what you need to know about applying for credit cards after bankruptcy.
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)
5 ways to rebuild credit after bankruptcy - It's possible to improve your credit even before the bankruptcy is off your record. Here's how. (8/31/10)
2 steps to finding credit after bankruptcy - Even after struggling through bankruptcy, you'll eventually find credit. This action plan can help. (7/27/10)
Getting a credit card after bankruptcy - Now that you're out of bankruptcy, follow these tips to choose the credit card that's best for you. (7/7/10)
Protecting items post-bankruptcy - In bankruptcy, you may be able to keep certain items by negotiating them in a post-filing deal. (7/21/09)
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 by Gary Foreman (11/10/97)

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Debt, Auto Loans

Can my co-signer sue me for my car loan she paid? - My ex-wife borrowed money to pay my car loan. Can she force me to repay her loan?
Don't hurt co-signer's credit by filing bankruptcy - Someone was nice enough to co-sign on your car loan. Don't burn them by filing bankruptcy.
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.
Can I repo a car if I co-signed the auto loan? - Your brother-in-law pays late on a car loan you co-signed, but a repo is just one solution.
Should I transfer car loan to low rate credit card? - Want to load up a new low-rate credit card with your car loan? Consider these pros and cons.
File bankruptcy to get out from under car loan? - There are options besides bankruptcy when you are underwater on your car loan.
How to spot a car loan modification scam - The car loan has become a vehicle for the latest scam. Steer clear of fraud, using our road map.
When is a car loan too old to be collected? - The statute of limitations on auto loans differs among states. When will it run out in your state?
Lender wants loan balance for repossessed car - The bank is threatening to sue over the loan after car repo. Why bother when it has the car?
Pay for ex's parking tickets on a co-signed car? - You co-signed a car loan for your then-boyfriend? Find out the consequences of that foolish act.
Will settling car loan debt kill credit score? - A bank settlement sounds like a good deal, but find out the implications for your credit score.
Couple gets stiffed on their car loan to pal - We gave our friend money to buy a car and he stopped making payments. What can we do?
Have car repossessed or file for bankruptcy? - There's another answer to solve your car-payment woes while not injuring your credit score.
Jilted fiancee stuck with ex's car loan? - After a failed trip down the aisle, the bank might not marry this ex's debt to another co-signer.
Should you let lender repossess your worthless car? - If the cost of repairing your car is higher than its value, repossession is one avenue to take.
Deadbeat daughter-in-law reneges on co-signed loan - Even if you don't like your son's wife, if you co-signed her loan, you are on the hook for it.
Repossessed car wrecks credit - A repossessed car will drive down your credit, but don't let it floor you forever.
Getting Out of an Upside Down Car (2/28/05)
A Lot of Debt, Some Cash and a New Car - Pay cash for the car? Or pay off debt? (10/18/04)
When You Can't Make Your Car Payments (4/24/00)

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Debt, Bankruptcy

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Does dad's bankruptcy erase student loan debt? - Simply listing student loan debt in a bankruptcy doesn't free the co-signer from liability.
Answers to 10 tough bankruptcy questions - The Bankruptcy Adviser answers frequently asked questions from readers.
Reverse Chapter 13 bankruptcy, keep autos? - Walking away from Chapter 13 -- and your home -- might not be wise if you want to keep the cars.
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.
Worst-case scenarios when filing bankruptcy - What's the worst that can happen when you file bankruptcy or go into credit counseling?
Can I walk away from home in bankruptcy? - Think about why you want to give up your home that's already in bankruptcy.
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.
Will fiancee's old bankruptcy hurt my credit? - Your pending marriage might bind the two of you together, but it won't merge your credit reports.
File bankruptcy to stall foreclosure? - Filing bankruptcy once you're in foreclosure could slow the process. Is it worth it?
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?
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.
Too soon to file for bankruptcy again? - Want to file bankruptcy again because you're in another financial mess? Not so fast.
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.
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.
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.
Can you dismiss bankruptcy to sell home? - Getting a bankruptcy dismissed will take time, making it tough to sell a home.
Is a trust safe in bankruptcy? - Determining if a trust is untouchable depends on the type of trust and who the beneficiary is.
Can bank take my money to pay car loan? - Even in bankruptcy, banks and credit unions have different ways of collecting on unpaid loans.
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.
Can bankruptcy court force home loan modification? - While a bankruptcy judge can't force a lender to modify a home loan, there may be other options.
HOA dues still due after bankruptcy filing? - Some fees are dischargeable with bankruptcy, but what about homeowners association dues?
Can lender repossess my car in bankruptcy? - Trying to avoid the repo man? Here's how bankruptcy can and can't shield you.
Will bankruptcy save my home from foreclosure? - Without decent income and your home in foreclosure, keeping lenders at bay will be tough.
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.
Will bankruptcy creditors take away my TV? - Don't worry much about losing personal items in bankruptcy. You'll be OK in most states.
Bankruptcy will allow trustee to sell mom's home - Don't want to deal with selling your mom's house? A trustee will if you file bankruptcy.
Protect home by filing Chapter 7? - Mounting debts from job loss are tough. Know when to file bankruptcy so it doesn't hurt you.
What Is a Bankruptcy Score? by Bill Hardekopf - Lenders use a bankruptcy score to analyze your loan.
Can senior protect savings with bankruptcy? - For older people in debt, bankruptcy may not even be an option if they have too much saved.
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?
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.
Kill college credit mistakes with bankruptcy? - Old credit blunders are in the past. Work on building your present credit history for the future.
Can bankruptcy boost a really low credit score? - Your credit will take a nose dive if huge debts linger in your name. Is bankruptcy an option?
Should I file bankruptcy to avoid debt collectors? - Debts of $15K aren't outrageous, but when you're jobless, bankruptcy may work best.
Bankruptcy: Is there a better way out of debt? - Getting crushed by your mortgage, credit cards, other debts? Don't think bankruptcy just yet.
How to deal with bankruptcy and its effects on your life - By TDS Guest Blogger
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.
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.
File bankruptcy to scuttle old boat debt? - Just because the lender is "arrogant" doesn't mean you don't owe money on a repo'ed boat.
Can a past bankruptcy harm my job chances? - Hard times can befall us all. Unfortunately, they can affect your shot at landing a new job.
Why is filing for bankruptcy taking forever?! - Filing for bankruptcy can take time, especially if the attorney hits some snags along the way.
Use bankruptcy to get rid of car loan? - After a divorce, consider losing the pricier car loan and steer toward a vehicle you can afford.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy by Steve Rhode - What is the truth about bankruptcy?
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?
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.
How do I keep creditors from taking house? - Bankruptcy and other options can protect your investment in your home from those you owe.
Real Housewives Star Teresa Giudice Denied Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge by Steve Rhode - Why the judge threw it out.
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.
Help filing for bankruptcy without a fee - You need money to pay a lawyer when filing bankruptcy, but there may be ways around it.
Will bankruptcy solve mortgage crisis? - Debts, including mortgages in foreclosure, might be a good reason to see if bankruptcy can help you.
When can the bank take your house in bankruptcy? - Homeowners sometimes use bankruptcy as a delay tactic when facing foreclosure.
Will bankruptcy take ex off the mortgage? - Handling a mortgage after a divorce can mean big financial troubles if you aren't prepared.
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.
Risks of including car loan in bankruptcy - Reaffirming a car loan in bankruptcy can have negative consequences if you aren't careful.
12 myths about bankruptcy - Facing bankruptcy is bad enough. Don't dig a deeper hole with faulty assumptions.
Can 2nd lender foreclose after bankruptcy? - You could be safe from foreclosure if you didn't reaffirm your HELOC in bankruptcy.
Homeless woman looks to keep car using bankruptcy - When you are living with your children in a car, the last thing you want is to lose it to the bank.
60 years old and $60K in debt - Bankruptcy could be an option when you are near retirement and earning less than minimum wage.
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.
To keep house, keep paying Ch. 13 bankruptcy - No matter how high the payments are, Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to keep your property.
Will bankruptcy solve mortgage crisis? - Debts, including mortgages in foreclosure, might be a good reason to see if bankruptcy can help you.
Use bankruptcy to kick sister out? - Using bankruptcy as a way to get your share of a home is probably not your best option.
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.
Driven to bankruptcy in upside-down car - Bankruptcy doesn't have to mean the end of the road for car ownership.
Bankruptcy may remove tax bill - It's a long shot, but old tax bills might get discharged in bankruptcy.
Underwater home safe from bankruptcy court - Would a trustee take an underwater house if one co-owner files bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy not the worst thing for credit - If you're headed for hard times, the right moves can hasten your credit's recovery.
Does bankruptcy in retirement make sense? - Seniors in debt should consider these six questions before filing for bankruptcy.
Can my son-in-law's bankruptcy harm me? - Make sure you're legally protected if a relative goes bankrupt, and be cautious with financial help.
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.
Landlord may fight to keep levied cash - Notify all of your creditors when filing bankruptcy, or risk losing protection of your assets.
You can't force bankrupt borrower to repay - There are very few options to recover an unsecured loan to someone who declares bankruptcy.
6 ways to bounce back from bankruptcy - With the right financial plan, it's possible to recover from bankruptcy and start saving.
Failed Chapter 13 bankruptcy may cost home - A Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan can protect your home, but not complying with it can cost you plenty.
Keeping your car: auto loans in bankruptcy - Bankruptcy doesn't have to mean losing your wheels. What can you do to keep them?
Bankruptcy protection varies - Before you file for Chapter 13, learn how courts in your area interpret it.
Bankruptcy may not harm spouse's credit - Filing a lone bankruptcy can ward off foreclosure and spare your spouse's credit.
Keeping your car: auto loans in bankruptcy - You may need your car in bankruptcy. There are several options to keep your wheels.
Bankrupt LLC may not absolve liability - Putting your LLC into bankruptcy may still leave you liable for its debts.
5 car loan options in bankruptcy - You can surrender your auto but there are other ways to deal with your car loan in bankruptcy.
Second bankruptcy could prove quite costly - Check out other options before deciding whether to file a second bankruptcy.
Weighing bankruptcy options in foreclosure - Can filing bankruptcy shield a rental property from a foreclosure on your house?
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.
After bankruptcy, back in debt again - If you don't learn from a past "near-debt" experience, you will have to repent with creditors.
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.
Is bankruptcy the only way to keep home? - When a lender ultimately rejects a loan modification plan, can this house be saved?
Reaffirm car loan after bankruptcy? - Agreeing to pay a loan after it's cleared by bankruptcy is only beneficial in a few instances.
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.
4 reasons your bankruptcy payment can grow - Your bankruptcy payments could jump in Chapter 13 as your financial picture improves.
Can you save your home in bankruptcy? - If you can't pay your mortgage loan, try getting a mortgage modification before filing bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy haunts mortgage refinance - Good credit scores aren't helping a couple overcome an old bankruptcy.
A short sale after bankruptcy is iffy move - You can do a short sale and file for bankruptcy, but the strategy is a minefield fraught with risks.
5 money jams bankruptcy can fix - Bankruptcy may be the right move if you're facing any of the following situations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 common property missteps in bankruptcy - Scheming to protect property from a Chapter 7 auction can bring you a world of pain.
3 approaches to bankruptcy after job loss - Try one of these options when your income drops and you're in jeopardy of losing everything.
Most debt goes away in bankruptcy - Creditors can still look to these few exceptions to discharging debt to get what's owed to them.
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.
Keep paying mortgage in bankruptcy - As long as you continue to make your monthly house payment, the bank won't foreclose.
Taking money back in bankruptcy difficult - Once your account is levied or wages garnished, prying cash away from creditors will be a struggle.
4 limits on modifying bankruptcy - You can lower your Chapter 13 bankruptcy payment, if you're not hung up by one of these obstacles.
Some debts stain credit report for years - You can clean up your finances in bankruptcy, but some debt mars your credit report long-term.
Business safe in personal bankruptcy - Only sometimes do aggressive creditors try to seize a business, but don't hide assets when you file.
Bankruptcy filing slows refinancing - It's possible to refinance while in bankruptcy, but lenders rarely do it until the case is closed.
Bankruptcy trumps settling debt - Debtors can pay religiously to a debt settlement company, and a creditor may still sue.
Don't pay dismissed debt - A debt dismissed in bankruptcy can't be resurrected but can still show up on a credit report.
Judgments resolved in bankruptcy - Lawsuit settlements can be eliminated in bankruptcy, but it could be risky to your business.
File for bankruptcy to get rid of car payment? - Filing for bankruptcy is only one way to solve a hefty car payment.
What's a 'voluntary' car payment? - While in bankruptcy, this reader continues making his car payments but finds the credit bureaus are excluding them from his credit score.
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.
Working with a trustee in bankruptcy - In Chapter 7, you must disclose all payments to creditors and family members to the trustee.

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Debt, Before Bankruptcy

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Can I file bankruptcy on the taxes I owe the IRS? - Bankruptcy might help, but before you take that route, consider this option.
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.
Close credit card before bankruptcy filing? - There's no cherry-picking your debts in a bankruptcy filing. Your creditors will find out.
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.
Will bankruptcy affect inheritance money? - Your inheritance is considered an asset in bankruptcy. Spend the money wisely before you file.
Shield husband's assets with LLC bankruptcy? - Owning an LLC, what's the best way to file for bankruptcy without involving husband's assets?
Pay off credit cards before bankruptcy? - Bringing credit cards to a zero balance before filing bankruptcy may complicate the process.
I Really Want to Avoid Banktuptcy by Steve Rhode - What's the best way out of this hole?
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.
Is bankruptcy an option with reverse mortgage? - Make sure to look at these three items before filing for bankruptcy with a reverse mortgage.
Multiple forms of debt could mean bankruptcy - For debts ranging from back taxes to lawsuits, look at all your options before seeking bankruptcy.
Demand debt verification before bankruptcy - Demand collectors verify your debt before deciding whether to file bankruptcy.
Chapter 13 still an option post-Chapter 7 - Consider filing Chapter 13 if you have financial problems following a discharged Chapter 7.
Bankruptcy demands full asset disclosure - Bankruptcy won't let you keep preferred assets while dumping others onto your creditors.
Cash out 401(k) or file for bankruptcy? - Weigh the pros and cons of liquidating your retirement to save you from bankruptcy.
When a small business drowns in debt - When debt overtakes a business, bankruptcy might be the answer -- but ask these questions first.
3 options when sinking into bankruptcy - Using payday loans to avoid bankruptcy is just a finger in the dam. Here are other options.
Using land for a loan to avoid bankruptcy - You can use land as security for a loan to pay down debt, but you won't get much money from lenders.
5 options for a car loan in bankruptcy - You can surrender your auto but there are other ways to deal with your car loan in bankruptcy.
Protecting inheritance from bankruptcy - To keep your inheritance separate from your spouse's bankruptcy, don't wing it. Seek legal advice.
Don't spend money before bankruptcy - Creditors will nail you if you're spending large sums before filing for bankruptcy.
Life-changing crisis demands drastic action - Mounting debt and a fixed retirement income may make bankruptcy your last, best choice.
Life happens, and so does bankruptcy - Bankruptcy isn't just the stuff of over-consumption. It's caused by real people with real problems.
5 'gotta-gets' in a bankruptcy lawyer - Selecting the right person to handle your bankruptcy can mean the difference between an eventual rebound and long-term pain.
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it really a "get out of jail free card"?
Charge-Offs, Bankruptcies & Collection Agencies
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it the best way out?
Choose Bankruptcy? by Gary Foreman

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Debt, Borrowing

5 reasons you should never be a co-signer - It can be hard to say no to co-signing. It's easy to regret being a co-signer.
Auto title loans: Are they worth the risk? - Less known than payday loans, this form of predatory lending can be just as risky.
Loan options for building a backyard pool - If you're going to plunge and build a swimming pool, you need to decide how to pay for it.
Top 10 reasons you shouldn't co-sign a loan - Want to ruin your credit or pay off another's loan? These are just two dangers of co-signing.
Pros, cons of borrowing from family or friends - A loan from family can throw the relationship off balance unless both sides do what's expected.
How can co-signer be kept in the loan loop? - You co-signed for a pal who has stuck you with the loan. Don't be dissed by the lender, too.
Video: The 7 Dumbest Ways to Borrow Money by Angela Colley - Borrow from these lenders and you'll end up worse off.
When family skips out on a loan, should you sue? - Certain conditions must be met before using court action to enforce a loan agreement.
Desperate for cash? How to avoid the predatory loan trap - Don't become ensnared in a predatory loan trap. Look for the warning signs you're being stalked.
7 smart ways to pounce on low interest rates - With the Fed pledging to keep interest rates low, you can save some money on borrowing.
Co-signing to get daughter out of debt is risky - Co-signing your daughter's loan to get her out of debt could mean trouble for her future, and yours.
Don't get stiffed by freeloading kids - Don't let freeloading kids slide on a family loan. Make them pay it off with interest.
Earning $58K a year and still drowning in debt - Too much borrowed money means living on borrowed time. The right moves can stop the clock
Don't make lending a family affair - There's a word to describe many loans made to relatives -- losses.
Be a loan co-signer and it's your debt, too - It's a hard lesson to learn, but co-signing a loan keeps you on the hook for debt that's not yours.
Co-signing too risky for professionals by Gary Foreman - Co-signing for a loan is so risky that professional lenders won't even consider doing it.
Check credit before military does - Be upfront about your debt. The military is interested in reliability, not lending you money.
Consolidation Loans by Gary Foreman
Borrow Your Own Money? - 401k Loans by Gary Foreman
Personal Loan to Consolidate Debts?
401k Loans: Borrowing Your Own Money by Gary Foreman

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Debt, Collection

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Can I be arrested for not paying bills? - While an arrest isn't likely, you could face other serious consequences for underpaying.
3 common collection agency questions, answered - Is bankruptcy an option when a collection agency is after you? The answer might surprise you.
Can a creditor take away my Social Security? - If you're forced to retire and have debt, your Social Security may be safe. But it depends.
Can a debt collector take your Social Security? - Unpaid debts can hurt your credit and future wages. Can they take your Social Security, too?
Take the guesswork out of debt collection - Collectors may not be the best communicators. Verify you're dealing with the right one.
Debt collectors want money from ill father - Debts for your dad's business still exist even after Alzheimer's. Which option is best to take?
When creditors attack -- Is a lien legal? - If there's a lien on your home and your wages are threatened, you've been hit with a judgment.
5 Steps to Take If a Debt Collector Calls by Sergei Lemberg - Don't panic if you get a call from a debt collector.
Can they keep adding to debt I'm fighting? - Be proactive with a debt that's in dispute because it can keep growing, even in collection.
Can a creditor take away my Social Security? - If you're forced to retire and have debt, your Social Security may be safe. But it depends.
Help! My account's been levied - You can try to get the money back, but it will likely cost you more in the interim.
Don't dodge collection agency's debt call - You can force collectors not to call, but trying to beat an unpaid debt can have severe consequences.
Debt collector can't repo car - Even if you've had no income for 36 months, your paid-off car is off limits to collection agencies.
8 tips to show if debt collector is legit - You get a call about a bad debt. Is it true, a scam or mistaken identity? Here's how to find out.
Debt collector hasn't called? It'll happen - Sometimes the hardest part about having a bad debt is locating who you need to pay.
How credit card issuers collect - Don't be scared by credit card debt collectors. Here's what they can, and can't, do to you.
Is SS income safe from creditor? - Social Security benefits cannot be garnished by creditors, with some possible exceptions.
No reason to fear phantom debt collectors - Don't fall for collector's shadowy claims that you owe phantom debt.
Don't fall for phony debt collector - If you've paid a bill and are contacted by a debt collector, investigate before you pay.
How long to fight over a legal bill? - Start making payments and move on. A five-year-old dispute over a bill has to end.
How far can a creditor go to collect? - Once your wages are garnished, it may be too late to renegotiate with a creditor.
How debt collectors get your money - Debt collectors have many weapons to grab your cash. Find out what they are before you're a target.
Medical bills and debt collector await you - Collectors don't forget about unpaid debt. Here's what to do until you find work and they come back.
Stop! Keep debt from going to collection - You have alternatives for debt before it goes to a collection agency. After that, the hassle begins.
Should you pay debt in collection? - Even if you're not making a big purchase in the future, there are reasons to pay debt in collection.
3 debt collection horror stories - Many debt collection firms act in a legal way, but others will stretch the law to make you pay.
Dealing With Debt Collectors by NAPSA - Federal law requires fair treatment.
3 tips for when collectors come calling - Following these steps will smooth the way when multiple collectors are demanding payment.
Can a creditor garnish jobless benefits? - Except in a few instances, unemployment benefits are exempt. Watch out for these exceptions.
Hey, it's not my bill to pay! - While it's not your debt, collectors keep calling until you take these steps to clear your good name.
Good letter can silence debt collector - Sending the right letter should silence calls from debt collectors, but won't erase a debt owed.
Make collection agency reasonable offer - Rather than avoiding debt collectors, make contact and suggest a monthly payment you can afford.
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.
Don't ignore creditors on debt collection - Creditors may be willing to work with you, if they know you're unemployed and without an income.
Old debt can still bite you- With collection of an old debt still looming, negotiate payments over time and back up your plea.
Your Debt Collection Rights -by Gerri Detweiler - Four myths you need to know about.
Charge-Offs, Bankruptcies & Collection Agencies
Fighting Debt - The collection agency is asking for more than she can afford
Laid Off by Gary Foreman - He's been out of work and now the bill collectors are calling
Debt Collection by Gary Foreman
Credit Collection Crisis by Gary Foreman

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Debt, Collection Errors

What to do when a settled debt resurfaces - You thought that debt was settled long ago. Wrong. The collectors are back. What to do?
Collectors after mom for mystery debt - Tell your mom not to worry. With some research, you can rectify the debt with minimal stress.
Should I pay an old debt that's a mystery? - It's time for some diligent detective work if they say, "You owe," you say, "I don't know."
Defend yourself against debt collectors - If a debt collector makes threats, verbally harasses you or otherwise breaks the law, you have rights.

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Debt, Collection Harassment

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Can debt collector call friends and family? - Your debt was forgiven. So why is the debt collector contacting your family and friends?
What to do when the debt collector calls - Collection agencies are good at scaring people. But there are limits to what they can do.
Abusive Debt Collectors - How to stop abusive debt collection practices.
Get debt collectors to leave you alone - Are you being harassed by debt collectors when the debt isn't yours? Make it stop.
Can collector call at work, threaten jail? - Know your rights if a collection agency calls you at your job or makes extreme legal threats.
Get debt collectors to leave you alone - Are you being harassed by debt collectors when the debt isn't yours? Make it stop.
Turn tables: make debt collector pay you - You could end up collecting from the collectors if they violate consumer laws.
Not your debt? Don't take collector's guff - Fight back if harassed by a debt collector looking for someone else.
No jail time in debt collection - Threatening arrest is just a scare tactic by a collector. There's no debtors' prison in the U.S.
Stop Debt Collectors and Get Back on Your Financial Feet by John Ventura, Attorney - Know your rights
Harassing Collection Calls by Gary Foreman - Being behind doesn't mean that you can be abused
Debt Collection Harassment - Reader's Solutions

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Debt, Consolidation

Will debt consolidation wreck my credit? - Putting your debt eggs in one basket may not help unless you hatch a broader financial plan.
Whom can I trust to consolidate credit card debt? - A lot of places say they can help consolidate credit card debt. Which ones can you trust?
Will debt consolidation wreck my credit? - Putting your debt eggs in one basket may not help unless you hatch a broader financial plan.
Who to Contact to Work Out a Debt Payment Plan by Steve Rhode - When you're trying to avoid bankruptcy.
What is the Best Debt Consolidation Company That Isn't a Scam? by Steve Rhode - How to find a reputable debt consolidation company.
Are debt settlement companies legitimate? - Companies that negotiate your debts for pennies on the dollar may seem great, but be careful.
Is consolidation an option for credit card debt? - Your spending habits play a big part in determining whether debt consolidation is for you.
Consolidate $30K credit card debt: good idea? - Consolidating your loans is a tempting option, but which path you take depends on several factors.
Credit counseling: Damaging as bankruptcy? - A credit counseling program averts the stigma of bankruptcy, but may tag you as a credit risk nonetheless.
Important facts about debt consolidation - Before you make the call, learn these important facts about debt consolidation programs.
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.
Credit card debt requires new plan - Credit card debt consolidation may make sense, but only if the borrower shows self-restraint.
Does debt consolidation work? - Before you bundle your bills, check out the pros and cons of these debt consolidation options.
Climb out of bad debt with a payment plan - If you're 20-something with car and student loans and credit card bills, you need a payment plan.
Debt payoff plan beats bankruptcy - Debt management plans and bankruptcy keep lenders at bay, but a DMP is kinder to your credit score
8 Ways to Consolidate Debt (9/13/04)
Consolidate Debt by Scott Bilker - Few cards, more leverage
Consolidation Loans by Gary Foreman
Debt Collection by Gary Foreman
Reducing Payments by $200? by Gary Foreman
Personal Loan to Consolidate Debts?

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Debt, Credit Cards

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

How micropayments reduce credit card debt - TDS Guest Blogger
Secret Credit Card Debt by Gary Foreman - What do you do when you're mate doesn't know about your debt?
What happens to deceased's credit accounts? - Those in charge of your estate must protect your accounts from identity theft after you're gone.
Double trouble: joint account garnished - The perils of joint checking: It's your girlfriend's debt, but your money is garnished, too.
How do I get a grip on my credit card debt? - When credit card bills have you swamped, help and planning can keep you from sinking.
Do I still owe the debt if it's charged off? - A charged-off debt doesn't mean it's wiped away, so it may be best to pay up.
Sell truck to pay off credit card debt? - Selling your truck to pay off your credit cards and buy another truck may not be the best idea.
Credit cards: Kick the plastic habit - Many undergrads leave campus with thousands in credit card debt. Learn to swipe responsibly.
6 ways to ditch credit card debt - Want to eliminate your credit card balances? Pick the debt reduction strategy that's right for you.
What if you stop paying your credit cards? - Debt collection efforts will intensify the longer your credit card bill goes unpaid.
Settling store debt may take sales job - Retailers are often willing to work with loyal customers struggling with their charge accounts.
No government bailout on credit card debt - There's no government aid on credit card debt, but there are plenty of options to help consumers. (7/26/10)
How to Tackle Credit Card Debt by SVB - 5 techniques to reduce the amount you owe. (5/31/10)
Fighting credit card debt on maternity - You have options for keeping your credit card debt at bay while you're on maternity leave. (4/19/10)
4 ways to tackle massive credit card debt - Try these methods to lasso heavy credit card debt, but in the end bankruptcy might be the best option. (3/29/10)
3 ways to shed credit card debt in old age - There are few options for lowering credit card debt on a fixed income but these might help. (1/14/10)
Heavy card debt a financial dead weight - Your pile of bills can be backbreaking. But if you stop paying, collectors will come calling. (7/13/09)
Two debts become one - Credit card charges can be added to other debt with the same lender if you default.(2/24/09)
Beauty and the Beast - Using free financing plans to your benefit (6/5/06)
Avoiding Credit Card Traps (3/27/06)
Credit Card Payment Pinch by Gary Foreman - Is there a way out of the trap? (2/4/02)
Are the Credit Card Companies Guilty? by Doug Willey - Can they force people to do the wrong thing? (9/10/01)
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)
Canceling Credit by Gary Foreman (12/11/00)
Considering Credit Limits by J.C. (3/22/99)
Comments on "Transfer My Credit Card Balance?" (2/1/99)
Transfer My Credit Card Balance? by Gary Foreman (1/25/99)
Buy Now...Pay Later by Gary Foreman (4/22/96)
How Credit Card Companies Play 'Gotcha' by Gary Foreman (10/21/96)

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Debt, Credit Counseling

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Retired veteran wants to honor his debts - Credit counseling can help those who feel duty-bound to take command of their bills.
Assure you get reputable debt management - Find the right debt management help and start improving your finances.
How to recover from debt depression - To get back on track after a series of missed payments, you might need some professional help. (9/16/10)
How much can a debt counselor help? - Debt counselors don't have a magic wand. Without some sort of income, they can only do so much. (8/16/10)
Never too old for credit counseling - For people in debt for decades, credit counseling could show them how to climb out. (1/7/10)
Select credit counselor carefully - Credit counseling is just one option for dealing with debt. Do your homework before choosing this route. (1/27/09)
Using Credit Counseling by Carrie (4/13/98)

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Debt, Credit Score

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Worry about foreclosure, not credit score - Not paying your second mortgage will likely be more damaging than a lowered credit score.
Cleaning up toxic debt lifts credit score - Restore your credit score by cleaning up old debts that pollute your payment history.
Bad news sticks to credit score longer - Remembering what elements affect your credit score will help to decide how to fix it. (9/25/09)
Repair credit score in 2 steps - Two simple steps can help repair a credit score damaged by a man's status as an authorized user. (9/25/09)
Refinancing and Your Credit Score by Gary Foreman (5/19/03)
Credit Report Errors by Gary Foreman - Assume nothing (10/7/02)
Trouble Getting a Mortgage by Gary Foreman - Past credit problems have her locked in (3/25/02)
Correcting Your Credit Report by Gary Foreman - 70% of all credit reports contain errors. What about yours? (5/7/01)
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)
Improving Your Credit Rating by Deborah Michelle Sanders, Esq. (3/6/00)
Correcting Your Credit Report by Gary Foreman (2/14/00)
Low Rate Teaser Tango by Gary Foreman (12/20/99)
Credit Card Company Tricks by Elaine Silverman (11/29/99)
Re-Establishing Credit to Buy a Home (7/12/99)
What's Your (Credit) Score? by Gary Foreman (4/26/99)
Credit Repair Fraud: part 1 by Gary Foreman (6/17/96)
Credit Repair Fraud: part 2 by Gary Foreman (6/24/96)
Credit Bureau Reports & Your Credit History by Jack Mann (8/5/96)
How Credit Bureau Reports Can Affect Your Insurance Premiums by Jack Mann (8/19/96)

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Debt, Crisis

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

5 simple steps to get started getting out of debt - Celebrating Financial Freedom
Can creditors drain your joint accounts, too? - Creditors can nab your savings with a bank levy. Can they go after your parents?
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.
How your sadness can lead to deepening debt - Your wallet can take a hit when you're blue. Find out how poor mental health feeds on debt.
6 personal lessons from serious financial flubs - A major money miscue can bury you financially. These people tell how they survived their folly.
How to recover from bad financial decisions - Money blunders can wear on your head as much as your wallet. Here's how to get back on track.
Video: 7 Signs You're a Shopaholic by Renee Morad - Take this quiz to see if you're a problem shopper.
Out-of-control debt? Rein it in to fix credit - Get your financial life on track by knowing why you are racking up so much debt.
File bankruptcy to dispose of my debt? - There are ways out of debt without filing for bankruptcy. Start with a spending plan.
The 7 Stages of Debt by Steve Rhode - Knowing which stage you're in could help you get out of debt.
Why Debt Is Like Drug Addiction by Gary Foreman - What debtors can learn from drug addicts.
Coping with debt when you're laid off - Pink-slipped workers may benefit from their own "help wanted" appeal with creditors.
5 Reasons You’ll Never Get Out of Debt by TDS Guest Blogger
Preparing for Financial Disaster by Rick Kahler - What you can do today to be prepared for tomorrow's disaster.
Young, single mom faces deep debt troubles - Being a single parent is a difficult task -- made harder still by large debts.
When to choose bankruptcy over debt management - Bankruptcy and debt management are two ways to get out of debt. Which is right for you?
Military man fights valiant battle of debt - Being deployed while facing a mountain of debt is tough. Here's the artillery to get back on track.
6 ways to beat late fees - If you're always late with paying monthly bills, you're setting yourself up for financial calamity.
8 signs you're flirting with financial ruin - Are you marching toward a debt disaster? Look for these telltale signs that you need help.
Post-illness credit cures take patience - Medical crises can harm your financial health, but there are paths to credit recovery.
Do homework for court date with collector - Be proactive if you find yourself drowning in debt, and be ready to explain your plight.
What does it mean to claim insolvency? - The definition of assets is important in determining the extent to which a person is insolvent. (9/16/10)
7 easy ways to overcome debt denial - Denying demon debt can put you in the cross hairs of collectors. Use these tricks to kick the habit. (7/29/10)
There's no debt relief from the repo man - The lender can repossess your car or boat, but you will still owe the debt. Here's what to expect. (6/28/10)
4 ways to overcome a loss in income - Income loss turns credit card debt into a monthly headache. Try these strategies to ease the pain. (6/1/10)
Illness doesn't cancel out debt - Decide how much you can pay once you're well and working again, and map out a payment plan with creditors. (7/02/09)
Pay the mortgage, not the credit cards - Credit card issuers can scream and yell, but they can't take your home like the mortgage company. (3/16/09)
Issuer may help jobless cardholder - A newly jobless cardholder with good credit may be eligible for hardship treatment. (2/25/09)
Debts mounting? Ch. 7 and 13 are options - Even with mounting debt, don't assume you have no options. A Chapter 7 or 13 filing might be possible. (2/3/09)
My Story: Make the Call contributed by Jan R. - Avoidance will only make things worst. (11/17/08)
Managing Stress During a Financial Crisis by Diane Bergman - Rounding the corner to the good times (11/5/07)
Unemployed Bill Crisis by Gary Foreman - Starting the road to recovery (8/4/03)
Managing Debt During a Crisis - courtesy of CuraDebt - Analyze and prioritize (2/17/03)
United We Stand: Coping With Crisis by Dawn - She went from a carefree lifestyle to watching every penny (10/15/01)
Laid Off by Gary Foreman - He's been out of work and now the bill collectors are calling (4/9/01)
Disabled Debt Disaster by Gary Foreman (12/18/00)
When You're Facing Foreclosure (9/25/00)
Credit Collection Crisis by Gary Foreman (7/27/98)

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Debt, Information

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans <

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Those Debt Reduction Ads by Gary Foreman - Can they really reduce your debts?.
Answers to 10 tough debt questions - Are you wallowing in debt? Get the Debt Adviser's counsel on 10 common reader questions.
Top 10 dumb debt decisions - People can be so cavalier about debt. Don't be a doofus. Make smart debt moves now.
Is there really such a thing as good debt? - by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Is power of attorney responsible for debt? - A power of attorney can help you care for a loved one. But will their debt affect you?
Explaining the statute of limitations on debt - A bad debt can stay on your credit report for years, but knowing when it will fall off is key.
Wise or foolish debt? - Taking on debt can be either wise or foolish. Do you know the difference? (9/13/10)
Why Government Debt Matters to You by Gary Foreman - Personalizing the commitments our government has made. (8/2/10)
4 options when police call about debt - These possibilities may keep you out of jail after you've ignored a court summons for nonpayment. (11/10/09)
What Is Debt? by Ruby Wallace - How much do you really know about debt? (12/17/01)
Tiered Loans and Rising Rates by Gary Foreman (3/20/00)

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Debt, Family and Friends

Do my debts pass on to my kids after death? - Whether your debt will haunt your children depends on their liability for the accounts today.
How do I get out of a co-signed loan? - There is one sure way to take your name off a co-signed loan. But many can't do it.
How to lend money to loved ones - Lending money to family and friends? Make sure to follow these rules.
Son can't pay bills from prison. Can mom help? - A son behind bars is bad enough. Now, his creditors are calling. Here's how to help.
Should I use retirement to pay son's debt? - Nobody wants their kids to struggle with debt. If they ask for help, how much should you give?
Co-signers: Can you ever break that commitment? - You'd think a breakup would release you from your co-signed loan. Think again.
Parental support and nursing home bills - If a nursing home doesn't get paid by your parent, it could come after you for the money.
After death, who inherits credit card debt? - Before you trade the family silver to satisfy the credit card collector, find out if you're liable.
Pros and cons of lending to family and friends - Treating a loan as a gift or a business deal can work. Anything in between can lead to a rift.
Credit Card Debt After the Death of a Spouse by Bill Hardekopf - Who's responsible for debts after a death?
Am I stuck with a judgment and a boyfriend? - You owe a lot of money. How do you gracefully end a relationship when you have joint property?
Is Lending to Your Child Worth the Risk? by Craig Guillot - Evaluate the risk before you make the loan.
Who pays dad's credit card debts when he dies? - Before your father passes away, make sure to know his financial situation to avoid distress.
Buried under your dead relative's debt? - The estate is responsible for a dead relative's debt, but it can get complicated by these issues.
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.
Co-signed loan a bad debt waiting to happen - It's a hard lesson to learn, but co-signing a loan keeps you on the hook for debt that's not yours.
Video: Are your friends sending you into debt? -Sometimes it can be downright stressful trying to balance your friendship and your bank account. (9/7/10)
Don't let fiance's debt ruin your credit - You may want to help with your fiance's debt, but follow these tips to protect your credit. (9/7/10)
Pay friend's debt as a gift, not a loan - Paying a friend's debt can be dicey for you. Here's an approach to avoid any misunderstanding. (7/12/10)
Nursing home nags heir in debt collection - Unless you signed a contract to pay for your parent's debt, it's not your problem. (12/7/09)
Snooping wife breaks money taboo - A nosy wife gets a rude surprise when she reads through her husband's credit card statements. (8/26/09)
Borrowing from family - A loan agreement that spells out everything keeps lending loved ones and borrowers on the same page. (4/17/09)
Tapping savings in hard times - A loan from family is also an option for needed cash but avoid a 401(k) or pay-day advance loan. (4/17/09)
My Son's Auto Loan by Gary Foreman - What we can learn from a painful financing experience (12/24/07)
The Debt Next to You - Debt can be your problem even if you're debt free (6/18/07)
Helping a Desperate Sister - She wants a new car. Can I get involved? (5/14/07)
How to Lose Friends and Money - Is it a good idea to loan money to a friend? (9/4/06)
Avoiding Your Parents’ Debts (7/31/06)
Inheriting Debts - Can you be held responsible for a loved one's debts? (1/24/05)
Co-Signing a Loan by Stephanie Pruett - Think before you sign (3/10/03)
Friendship Loan by Gary Foreman - Should he loan money to a friend? (11/19/01)
Inherited Debts? by Gary Foreman - Can she inherit her parent's debts? (10/29/01)
When Friends Are Laid-Off - How you can help (10/15/01)
Establishing Credit by Gary Foreman - Moms wants to help her son buy his first car (4/23/01)

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Debt, Marriage

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans <

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Telling the wife about secret credit card debt - That hidden account of yours has snowballed into a $20,000 problem. What happens now?
Reducing Financial Stress in Your Relationship - TDS Guest Blogger
Husband married to wife's $15K debt? - With $15,000 in credit card debt and a ring on her finger, community property laws may be an issue.
Divorce your debt before the wedding - Take a vow to clean up your credit report before walking down the aisle.
Dead dad's secret debt won't stay buried - How do you break upsetting financial news to a surviving spouse? Be honest.
Hubby unmasks wife's secret credit affair - A dishonest spouse can ruin your credit. But you have options.
Debt woes may impact couple's joint assets - When dealing with debt issues, determine how your spouse's credit and assets could be affected.
Can you divorce spouse's debt? - If you divide assets, a spendthrift spouse need not drive you to the ultimate separation.
Is wife liable for deceased husband's debt? - Before you give in to a debt collector's demands to pay up, you should know your rights. (9/9/10)
Wife garnished, hubby skirts joint debt - You and your hubby got into debt together, but a creditor can make just one of you pay up. (7/29/10)
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)
Wife's debts could trigger foreclosure - Although a wife's debts could cause a second mortgage lender to foreclose, it's not a sure thing. (12/14/09)
No marital bliss with fiance's huge debt - You're not responsible for it, but it could be a drain on your joint income after exchanging vows. (8/6/09)
Fiance's debt won't ding woman's credit - A fiancee isn't obligated to repay her betrothed's existing debts when she becomes his wife. (6/3/09)
Divorce could alter bankruptcy - The higher cost of separate households could force a change from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 bankruptcy. (5/19/09)
'I do' also means 'I'll pay' - After you're married, it's too late. You're just as responsible for his debts as you are your own. (5/11/09)
Divorce doesn't end debt - Even if a divorce decree divides debt, you're still liable to creditors for jointly held accounts. (3/30/09)
Marriage brings love, affection, maybe debt - Close pre-existing accounts before tying the knot. (1/26/09)
Wife not married to spouse's old debts - Your spouse's creditors may suggest you are liable for debts incurred prior to marriage. Don't believe it. (1/05/09)
Hiding Debts from Hubby (1/29/07)
My Story: Marriage and Money (1/22/07)
Until "Debt" Do Us Part by Damon Carr - Don't let money destroy your marriage (11/24/03)
Debts After Divorce - courtesy of Curadebt.com - Avoiding bankruptcy (12/16/02)
Love Is Blind, But Creditors Aren't by Gary Foreman - When your fiance brings debts with them (12/3/01)

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Debt, Money Strategies

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Managing debt is like dieting - Like weight gain, most of us want to avoid accumulating debt. Here's how to fight it.
8 ways 20-somethings can deal with debt - School was a cakewalk compared to managing credit cards, student loans and other debt.
Debt calculator: pay or save? - Drowning in debt and low on savings? This calculator could help ease your money woes.
Managing debt on an unsteady income - If your income is cyclical due to seasonal slow-downs, there is help for debt management. (11/1/10)
3 ways to start managing your debt - Are you up to your eyeballs in debt? Learn ways to start getting your debt under control. (10/5/10)
3 rules for debt management - Here are some steps to help get debt under control, before it takes over your life. (9/17/10)
7 deadly sins that lead to debt - These misdeeds will almost certainly land you in a contemporary place of torment reminiscent of Dante's "Inferno." (4/20/10)
Battle of the Riches: Good vs. Evil (5/21/07)
Peeling Back the Layers of Your Financial Onion - Discover the real problem behind your overspending (8/6/07)
My Story: Our Success Story (11/27/06)
My Story: Addicted to Debt - Going from 'high' to low (10/16/06)
Pay Off Debt Using Other People's Money - A creative way to painless debt repayment (1/2/06)
Reduce Financial Stress - 5 strategies to help you take control of your finances (8/22/05)
Are You in Need of Financial Bypass Surgery? (11/1/04)
Getting Out of Debt (9/27/04)
Getting Out of Debt - Three myths to consider (8/9/04)
Encouraging Words - For when you're ready to throw in the financial towel (2/16/04)
Your Annual Performance Report by Gary Foreman - How does your financial performance measure up? (1/5/04)
Using ROI at Home by Gary Foreman - The framework for better decisions (10/13/03)
Dirty Dishes Cause Debt! by Jill Cooper (9/22/03)
Falling Behind - When there's less money than month (7/7/03)
Getting Out of Debt - Devise and execute a workable plan (1/13/03)
Low Overhead by Gary Foreman - What can we learn from an old ad jingle? (9/9/02)
A Fall Financial Check Up by Doris Dobkins - When was the last time you gave your finances a check up? (11/12/01)
Step One by Doris Dobkins - Every journey begins with the first step (8/13/01)
Are We Snacking Our Way Into Debt? by W. Lomano - You can learn a lot from a person's snacking habits (7/2/01)
What's Your Net Worth? by Doris Dobkins (1/1/01) - what kind of financial shape are you in?
Your Money Quotient by Gary Foreman (1/1/01) - how smart are you when it comes to money?
Can't Stop Spending by Gary Foreman (8/31/98)
Monthly Budget Stretch by Gary Foreman (12/8/97)
How We Got Out of Debt by Patti Hutterli (11/10/97)

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Debt, Mortgage

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Pay down mortgage or put the money in stocks? - When looking at a mortgage or investing in stocks, retirees should go with a sure thing.
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.
Lender auctioned off home: What now? - Getting your foreclosed home back after the lender has sold it at auction won't be easy.
Is my money safe after foreclosure? - If your bank doesn't make enough when the home is sold, it can target your cash for the difference. (11/17/09)
Fix mortgage, then deal with other debt - Once you've gotten a mortgage modification, decide the best way to pay down debt -- your way. (9/24/09)
Behind on the Mortgage? by David Moakler - Keep a clear head to save your home (2/11/02)
Should you refinance a first and second mortgage into one? (1/7/02)
The 125% Mortgage by Gary Foreman (10/9/00)
When You're Facing Foreclosure (9/25/00)
Mortgage Paydown Challenge by Gary Foreman (7/13/98)

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Debt, Old Debts

Do I still owe the debt if it's charged off? - A charged-off debt doesn't mean it's wiped away, so it may be best to pay up.
Debt statute of limitations up: Can you be sued? - You'll have to go to court, but the statute of limitations determines if you must pay the debt.
Can my wages be garnished for old judgment? - This case could haunt you for decades. It's time to face your old debt and deal with it.
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.
Hey! Get that old debt off my credit report - Even if you refuted an old debt, it'll still stay on your credit report for seven years.
Why settled debt can still show 'past due' on credit report - I settled my old credit card debt. Why is it still marked "past due" on my credit report?
Can collector come after me for 20-year-old debt? - You might owe, but you don't have to pay. Get the debt collector to stop sending letters.
Why didn't repo and charge-off erase old debt? - The bank took your boat and charged off the debt. So why are collectors still floating around?
I paid my debt. Why is it still 'charged off'? - Financial missteps can linger on your credit report for years. Here's how to fix them.
How can I protect my inheritance from creditors? - Unpaid debts can hurt you at the worst time. Here's how they can affect your inheritance.
What's the best way to handle old medical bills? - Timing is everything when paying debts. Pick the right moment to spend less and avoid court.
When will collectors stop pursuing old debts? - Debt collectors will keep calling even after the bank gives up. Here's what to expect.
State statutes of limitations for old debts - A look at the statutes of limitation on collecting debts in all 50 states.
What to do when going to court for old debt - The collector says you owe, but do you have to pay? Be ready when going to court over old debt.
Young mother with old debt fears collectors - Old debts never really go away, but you can keep collection agencies at bay using the right tactics.
How long can that bad debt hang over me? - Old debt can hound you on your credit and in the courts, and for different time periods.
Can wages be garnished for old debt? - Old debt never dies, but there is an expiration on a creditor's ability to garnish wages.
Young mother with old debt fears collectors - Old debts never really go away, but you can keep collection agencies at bay using the right tactics.
Will rich man's old debts hurt his new loan? - Check your credit score to ensure financial skeletons don't derail plans to buy a rental property.
What to do with stale-debt collectors - There are options for you if you have an old debt beyond the statute of limitations for collection.
Will payment on an old debt reset the clock? - Delinquent debt has a shelf life, but certain mistakes can keep it fresh.
Old charge-off accounts sting credit report - Only time and good financial behavior will hide this debt "scar" on your credit report.
Keep paying loan in charge-off - A charge-off from an inability to pay a loan isn't a reason to stop paying the money back.
Debt dropped from credit report still owed - You may still be liable for a bad debt even after it drops from your credit report.
Pay new owner of old debt to mend credit - Settle old debts so they don't return to haunt you later.
Paying old debt aids credit score in time - Rebuild your credit by taking care of old debts, even if it won't help your credit score right away.
Are you haunted by 'zombie' debt? - It's the scary truth, but some debts never die. Here are some tips to bury them once and for all. (10/29/10)
The true cost of debt settlement - When a collection agency offers to settle a debt for less, be aware of the other costs. (9/13/10)
Paying a collector for debt charge-off - If you can pay your debt in installments, ask the collection agency for a repayment plan. (5/13/10)
Most delinquent debt has 7-year limit - If your debt in older than 7 years, show proof to the credit reporting bureau to have it removed. (5/10/10)
Fighting a bank levy with few options - Maybe the statute of limitations has run out on your debt. If not, a bank levy is tough to overcome. (4/5/10)
Make a charged-off account work for you - Paid charge-offs look better to lenders even if they're glued to your credit report for seven years. (3/31/10)
3 ways to deal with an old debt - If it's more than 7 years old, you don't have to pay. But settling your debt makes it go away. (12/2/09)
Old debt can follow you forever - Debts have a statute of limitations in court but not in the ledger of a debt collector. (10/5/09)
What to do about mystery debt - You may hope a creditor forgets about your old debt, but you had better plan in case it resurfaces. (9/17/09)
Charge off could hurt credit - A utility might not report the charge off at all, but don't bet a future mortgage on it. (5/21/09)

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Debt, Other

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Men, women and debt: Does gender matter? - There just might be something to that whole Mars and Venus thing when it comes to debt.
Too old to manage your debt and good credit? - At 76, you might want to default on your debt, but there are reasons to keep your good credit.
Aging South Koreans Falling into More Debt Troubles by Steve Rhode - Problem debt is not limited to the US.
Good and Bad Debt by Robin Applegarth - The good, bad, and the ugly debts. (10/4/10)
Tired of debt? Live off the credit grid - More Americans are forgoing credit. Find out why and what it means for those who can do it. (9/22/10)
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. (7/8/10)
Good debt vs. bad debt - Not all debt is bad. Or, for that matter, good. Find out the differences here. (7/2/10)
How repossession affects credit score - A repossession sticks to your credit report for seven years but has less effect each of those years. (11/16/09)
Handling Credit Card Debt Should Your Spouse Pass Away by Bill Hardekopf - What are you responsible for? And, what do you need to do? (10/12/09)
Nice guys shouldn't finish indebted - You may be a sucker for someone else's debt, but there's time to fix your credit and get ahead. (8/17/09)
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)
Managing the stress of debt - While grappling to pay your bills, you may find the darkest side of debt is the mounting stress. (5/7/09)
Coping with debt when you're laid off - Pink-slipped workers may benefit from posting their own "help wanted" appeal with creditors. (3/3/09)
Inheriting Spouse's Debts by Gary Foreman - They have separate accounts. Is that enough protection?(3/9/09)
Afraid to Lose Your House or Car? by Gary Foreman (1/7/08)
Repaying Charged-Off Debts (4/23/07)
Understanding Write-Offs and Foreclosures (3/12/07)
How 'Charge Offs' Effect You by Gary Foreman - On time or not, you'll pay more (8/25/03)
Warning Signs by Gary Foreman (9/28/98)
Watch for Falling Prices by Gary Foreman (3/23/98)

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Debt, Payday Loans

Payday loans risky, even at banks - A new study shows that even at large banks, payday loans are risky for consumers and can lead to a downward financial spiral for borrowers.
Help me out of this payday loan debt! - Entangled in payday loan debt? Here's a way out -- and it doesn't involve bankruptcy.
Should I co-sign for a friend's payday loan? - You're inviting disaster when you co-sign a friend's loan. Here's how things can go wrong.
Repaying Payday Loans - How can she get out from under a payday loan?
Caught in a cycle of payday loans - Interest rates on payday loans can be astronomical, so it's best to seek other ways to pay debts. (8/19/10)
Payday Loans by Gary Foreman - They collect over $2 billion a year in fees and interest (3/1/04)

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Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

6 risky ways to pay off your credit card debt - Reducing large credit card balances is a tall order. These strategies could make things worse.
Raid retirement to pay off credit cards? - Is there ever a time it's OK to tap your retirement funds for debt? Maybe in this case.
Use cash-out mortgage to pay off credit cards? - If you're carrying a large debt load, a cash-out refinance can help put you on a better path.
Pay credit card debt with retirement fund? - It's tempting to use your 401(k) to pay debts. But beware: You can ruin your retirement.
How to dig out of credit card debt - Becoming debt free may feel impossible, but with a payment strategy you can succeed.
Pay Down Debt Goin' Commando by Celebrating Financial Freedom
6 ways to ditch credit card debt - Want to eliminate your credit card balances? Pick the debt reduction strategy that's right for you.
Don't use personal loan for credit card debt - Too much credit card debt won't be solved with a personal loan. A budget may be what you need.
How do I pay my $80,000 credit card bill? - A new mortgage to pay off crushing debts may not be in your interest.
Repaying Christmas Bills by Gary Foreman - Putting last year's Christmas bills behind you. (02/02/09)
Consumer Tips for Dealing with Debt by Bill Hardekopf - Tips on how to climb out of credit card debt. (5/5/08)
Budgeting Debt Repayment - Steps to reducing credit card debt (7/11/07)
Car Debt or Credit Debt First? (7/3/06)
The Anti-Cinderella by Gary Foreman - Is there a happy ending to her story? (7/12/04)
Credit Crunch (11/6/00)
Behind in Credit Card Bills by Gary Foreman (7/3/00)
Retail Financing Games by Doris Dobkins (8/23/99)
Crushing Credit Card Debts (10/12/98)
Escaping Credit Card Debt by Gary Foreman (7/20/98)
Credit Card Payoff Strategy by Gary Foreman (1/5/98)
Credit Card and Debt Management by Scott Bilker - a review by Gary Foreman (8/18/97)

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Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy

A Quick Look at Bankruptcy Costs (7/10/06)
9 Bankruptcy Costs You Should Know (7/10/06)
Tax Bill for Discharged Debt (3/27/06)
Bankruptcy Can Cost More Than Just Money - Experts Say Debtors Pay in Terms of Both Physical and Emotional Health (1/30/06)

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Debt, Paying Off

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Planning for the Future
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

6 klutzy steps to debt mismanagement - Climbing out of debt can be daunting, but you'll never succeed by following th

is path.
Too old to pay debt and maintain good credit? - At 76, you might want to default on your debt, but there are reasons to keep your good credit.
4 keys of consistency for getting out of debt - by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Fastest way to pay down $50K credit card debt - Paying the minimum amount could leave you in debt forever. Here's the way to pay it off feasibly.
8 mental perks of getting rid of debt - Paying down debt means more than extra cash in the bank. It also means better mental health.
Is an early payback good for credit score? - Before you dispose of a debt, consider your credit record along with other factors.
How to pay debt while improving credit score - Which is a better way to pay $5,000: a credit card balance transfer or a bank loan?
I owe $25,000. How do I get out of debt? - You can't hide from debt, even if it came from being charitable. Here's how to get out.
Tap pension to pay $30K credit card debt? - Your lump-sum pension was meant to be spent later, but you need the money now. What to do?
3 steps to attacking your debt - Attacking your debt requires planning, budgeting and just saying “no” to new forms of debt.
Time to pay the bills. Which comes first? - Debt comes in many shapes and sizes. Which should you pay first? Car, home, credit cards?
Should I use retirement to pay son's debt? - Nobody wants their kids to struggle with debt. If they ask for help, how much should you give?
Pay off and refi your debt at low interest rates - With the Fed keeping interest rates flat, it's a good time to pay off or refinance your debt.
Save money and take control of medical bills now by TDS Guest Blogger
Refinance car to pay off credit card debt? - Trying to get out of owing $6,000 by refinancing your ride could leave you stranded in a debt ditch.
A Single Women's Debts by Steve Rhode - She wants to dig out from debt.
Get Out of Debt In 3 Steps by Steve Rhode - What you need to know to be successful.
Fastest way to pay down $50K credit card debt - Paying the minimum amount could leave you in debt forever. Here's the way to pay it off feasibly.
Pay off mortgage or credit card early? - When paying down mortgage and credit card debt, there's one you should choose first.
Pay debt with 401(k) funds to help your credit? - Borrowing from your 401(k) to pay debt and help your credit score could wind up costing you.
Should I live with mom to pay off debt? - Making good on old debt may not instantly help your bad credit, but it's still a good idea.
Use your inheritance to pay credit card debt? - With a mortgage, HELOC and credit cards, find out why paying off the cards is your best bet.
$50,000+ in debt and looking for a way out? - Think you can handle debt management on your own? It's tougher than it looks.
How do I pay my $80,000 credit card bill? - A new mortgage to pay off crushing debts may not be in your interest.
Create plan to pay back debts - Financial mistakes can lead to credit ruin, but getting on the right track is what matters.
Raid 529 college plan to pay down debts? - With college paid by the GI Bill, direct your 529 to trim debt unless tax issues arise.
Pay off student loan or invest money? - If you're a conservative investor, it likely makes more sense to pay off your college loan.
The 7 P's of Paying off Your Loan Early by Shaunna Privratsky - A lot can be done with a firm goal and a little determination.
We ditched debts but can't lose the guilt - There's no statute of limitations on a guilty conscience.
A snowball's chance to get out of debt? - Don't agonize over which debt to pay first -- just get moving.
Focus paying debts that most affect credit - Pick the right order when you're paying down debt.
Debt not on credit report? Pay anyway - Take care of bad debts, even if for some reason they aren't on your credit report.
Be Debt-free in 2011 by Shaunna Privratsky - Now is a great time to go on a debt diet.
Should you sell assets to pay off debt? - Consider all the options and tax repercussions before you sell off your assets to pay off debt. (8/27/10)
How low can you go with debt payment? - Before you offer to pay pennies on the dollar to a creditor, be aware of how it harms your credit. (8/23/10)
5 great second jobs for extra cash - Looking for ways to pay down debt? Make up to $100 per hour with these second jobs. (5/26/10)
Money Essentials: Debt 101 - Make the conscious decision and commitment to save money and get out of debt to achieve success. (4/20/10)
Solve your debt problems before a job hunt - Don't let debt in collection hurt your chances of finding a job or a place to live after graduation. (4/15/10)
Loan payoff feels like rip-off - The terms of a loan payoff have left one borrower angry and seeking retribution. (1/6/10)
Should you pay debt before saving? - Should you pay down your debt before saving? It depends on your circumstances. (9/30/09)
Don't settle debt. Pay up! - Here are several good financial reasons why you should knock out all that you owe. (9/14/09)
Refi second mortgage to pay off card debt - Paying off your credit card is only half the task. Don't start the cycle over by creating new debt. (7/27/09)
Don't despair about the size of your debt - You may feel hopeless, but a debt management plan will start you on the road to financial recovery. (6/25/09)
Climb mountain of debt -It may seem insurmountable, but reducing massive debt can be achieved with a plan. (3/23/09)
Paying off debt won't erase history - Paying off bad debt to a bank won't remove the negative history from your ChexSystems report. (2/11/09)
Every Penny Counts by Scott Bilker - Especially when you're paying back debt (2/25/08)
Pay Off Holiday Debt by Kristen Garrett (2/11/08)
Paying Off Holiday Bills (2/5/07)
4 Ways to Pay Off Holiday Debts (1/9/06)
Comparing Options - Should she stop contributing to her 401k to pay off debt? (7/18/05)
Smallest Bill? Or Highest Rate? by Gary Foreman - Digging your way out of a financial hole (1/19/04)
Same as Cash? by Damon Carr - Only if you don't fall into one of their traps (3/24/03)
Payback Time by Gary Foreman - The many costs of debt (6/10/02)
Which Debt First? by Gary Foreman - One of the most frequently asked questions (5/28/01)
Debt Reduction Calculators (9/11/00)
Payback by Gary Foreman (1/24/00)
Using Your 401k to Pay Off Debts by Gary Foreman (12/27/99)
My Story: Paying Off Debts by DF (11/22/99)
Budgeting When You're Behind in Your Bills by Jane Chidester (6/14/99)
Retirement Account or Debt Reduction? by Gary Foreman (2/8/99)
Young and In Over My Head (6/1/98)
Debt Reduction for Singles by Gary Foreman (7/7/97)
One Shot Debt Fix by Gary Foreman (2/24/97)

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Debt, Planning for the Future

Also in Debt:
Debt, After Bankruptcy
Debt, Auto Loans
Debt, Bankruptcy
Debt, Before Bankruptcy
Debt, Borrowing
Debt, Collection
Debt, Collection Errors
Debt, Collection Harassment
Debt, Consolidation
Debt, Credit Cards
Debt, Credit Counseling
Debt, Credit Score
Debt, Crisis
Debt, Information
Debt, Family and Friends
Debt, Marriage
Debt, Money Strategies
Debt, Mortgage
Debt, Old Debts
Debt, Other
Debt, Payday Loans
Debt, Paying Credit Card Debt
Debt, Paying for a Bankruptcy
Debt, Paying Off
Debt, Settlement and Negotiation
Debt, Student Loans

see also:
Debt pay down adviser. What's the fastest and cheapest way to pay down your debts?
Should you borrow from your home equity?

Video: Should You Consider Debt Protection? by Brandon Ballenger - 3 alternatives you need to consider.
The Power of Compound Interest - What could training shoes teach him about money? (7/3/06)
Frightening Future by Gary Foreman - With war clouds on the horizon she wants to prepare financially (9/24/01)
My Story: A Plan by LF - Their debt and stress had reached critical levels (4/30/01)
Emergency Savings vs. Debt Reduction by Derrick Gunter (9/20/99)
Debt Reduction Plan (6/14/99)

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Debt, Settlement and Negotiation

Does debt settlement hurt credit score? - Clearing a debt by not paying the entire amount may be a bad deal for your credit record.
Will settling car loan debt kill credit score? - A bank settlement sounds like a good deal, but find out the implications for your credit score.
Is debt settlement an alternative to bankruptcy? - Finding Your Way Out of Debt
Adjusting a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Repayment Plan - What would she need to do to get the payments reduced to her new lower income?
Will settling car loan debt kill credit score? - A bank settlement sounds like a good deal, but find out the implications for your credit score.
I paid my debt. Why haven't collections stopped? - Learn what to do if another collection agency comes knocking after you've settled a debt.
Settle debt for less, hurt credit more? - Clearing a debt by not paying the entire amount may be a bad deal for your credit record.
Will settling car loan debt kill credit score? - A bank settlement sounds like a good deal, but find out the implications for your credit score.
Put a debt disaster behind you faster - You can speed your credit score's recovery from debilitating debt settlements.
Debt Rescheduling: What it means and why it works so well Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - If you’re looking for a way out of a loan situation, start with rescheduling
Settle Your Own Debts Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - It isn’t difficult and doesn’t require you to have a special relationship with the creditor
Two wage garnishments may get you fired - Get past garnished wages so they won't derail your career.
4 ways to settle hefty debt - Battling outsized debt? If you try debt settlement, proceed cautiously with one of these options. (10/11/10)
Debt Settlement by Michael Bovee - New rule changes adopted by the FTC will protect consumers who work with debt settlement firms. (10/25/10)
Can the government settle credit card debt? - Don't be fooled by ads: The government won't settle your debt, but there are ways to get help. (10/7/10)
5 debt settlement do's and don'ts - Debt settlement is an option for the deeply indebted. If you go that route, these tips can help. (10/7/10)
Video: Negotiating with creditors - You may be able to work with creditors to pay less to get out of debt. (7/30/10)
Deal with debt collector for elderly mom - If you have power of attorney for your mom, work with the collector for her and try this approach. (5/24/10)
Debts that debt settlement can't solve - Debt settlement is one answer to heavy debt load, but it can't resolve all accounts in arrears. (4/14/10)
Settle credit card debt for pennies? - The ads shout that you don't have to pay your credit card debt. But what can these outfits really do? (2/26/10)
Singing the debt settlement blues - Sometimes it's difficult to reach creditors about debt settlement. Even when you can, they reject it. (12/21/09)
What are effects of card debt settlement? - Cardholder wants to negotiate a settlement with the issuer without hurting his credit score. (9/2/09)
Debt management vs. settlement - There are pros and cons to a firm managing or settling debt; here are some tips to help you choose. (6/11/09)
Is debt settlement a good idea? -Companies that offer to lower your credit card debt make it sound so easy. Here's what you should know before you sign up.(2/11/09)
Debt Negotiation Practices Exposed by Damon Carr - Facts you need to know.(6/9/08)

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Debt, Student Loans

Use credit cards to pay down student loan? - Get an A in college finance by avoiding use of credit cards to pay for your education.
Is widow on hook for student loan? - If you die, your spouse might be liable for your student loan. It depends on the lender.
Little room to haggle on student debt - Trying to get a student loan discharged? You may face a three-pronged eligibility test.
Student Loan Debt Relief - New debt-relief programs may make college more affordable for more Americans. (6/08/09)
Paying your ex's student loan - A judge may have ordered him to pay, but you're on the hook because you co-signed the loan. (5/26/09)
Troublesome Student Loans - 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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Dentistry

Dentistry

Divorce

Split from spouse, but can't shake mortgage? - Here's what to do when your ex-wife can't refinance the mortgage even after the divorce.
Negotiating a divorce settlement - A divorce can go more smoothly if the concerned parties avoid these misdeeds.
Alimony payments affect both parties' taxes - When matrimony ends in alimony, each parting partner can feel the tax effects.
Will divorce release you from home lien? - The lien on your home came from your ex. Now that you're divorced, shouldn't it go away?
5 costly ways divorce hits your pocketbook - Your marriage didn't make it, just make sure your money does. Look out for these hurdles.
Protecting your credit rating through a divorce - If your former spouse failed to pay your mortgage, it may have hurt your credit rating.
How to split up retirement assets in a divorce - Getting a divorce is tough, and splitting up retirement assets can be tricky.
How does divorce affect bankruptcy and mortgage? - Your name won't come off the mortgage in a divorce, but bankruptcy will clear your liability.
Can ex-husband carry life insurance on me? - You may think you've cut all ties with your former spouse. Life insurance might say otherwise.
Best use of divorce cash before retirement? - Is your ex about to pay up big? Think twice before plunking it all down on your mortgage.
Divorce needn't separate you from benefits - Don't cry over failed marriages. Check exes' earnings for the best Social Security payout.
What to do when ex stiffs you with the bill - Divorces aren't just sad, they're expensive. How do you nurse your finances back to life?
Dumping husband. Now, how do I dump my debt? - Before a divorce settlement and retirement, it might be time for you to consolidate your debt.
How do I pay debts after divorce? - Besides creating heartache, a divorce can ruin your finances. Here's how to get back on track.
Divorced and unemployed: Time for bankruptcy? - Divorce can pummel your finances, especially if you're unemployed. Is bankruptcy the answer?
What to do if your ex sticks you with the bill - Divorce can wreck your credit, especially if an ex stops paying joint debt. Here's what to do.
Moving IRA assets under divorce decree - If you correctly transfer your IRA assets to your ex-spouse, it will not be a taxable event.
Credit Cards In a Divorce by Bill Hardekopf - You'll need to divorce your finances, too.
How do I break free from a loan with my ex? - Trying to make your ex take your name off joint loans? Good luck. Instead, try talking to her.
Must my ex pay for 2nd mortgage if I sell home? - She got the house, he got the second mortgage. Need he pay it off if she sells the house?
5 tips to deal with a divorce in a downturn - Divorce is never easy, but it can be especially hard during hard times. Here's how to cope.
Divorce no protection from ex's bankruptcy - Learn your legal options and financial obligations if an ex-spouse is considering a post-divorce bankruptcy.
Going through divorce in bankruptcy - Add divorce to bankruptcy and you'll want to consider these alternatives to make things easier. (4/20/10)
Credit Card Tips During a Divorce by Bill Hardekopf - You aren't just separating your lives, but your finances as well. (7/20/09)
Divorcing Your Finances - Separating financial affairs after a divorce (9/5/05)
Newly Divorced - What to do when you're on your own again (6/14/04)

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Earning Money


Advertising
Business Ideas
Career
Earn Money with Your Business
Extra Cash
Finding a Job
Home Office
Increasing Your Salary
Jobs for Kids and Teens
Marketing
Mystery Shopping
Online Businesses
Reducing Stress
Selling
Selling Crafts
Selling Used Items
Small Business
Small Business Finance
Starting a Business
Taxes
Telecommute
Work-at-Home Moms
Work from Home

Earning Money, Advertising

Writing a Craigslist Ad That Sells by Brittney Walker - 7 ways to make your ad pop.
Automobile Advertising by Debra Karplus - Auto advertising pays you to drive your car.
Don't Shoot the Messenger - Producing effective ad copy (5/8/06)
The Good from the Bad - Learning how to test ads for your business (4/24/06)
No Magical Powers - Writing ads that work in the real world (9/12/05)
Advertising Your Small Business for Pennies (8/15/05)
What Is the Most Effective Way to Advertise? (2/21/05)
What Don't You Understand? - Don't be guilty of 'geek speak' in your advertising (2/7/05)
The Dynamic Duo - Online marketing that produces positive results (11/13/04)
Grab Attention With Your Headlines (11/1/04)
Attracting Clients by Charlie Cook - Which words work best? (4/26/04)
Slam Dunk by Bob Osgoodby - Making affiliates work (9/23/02)
Publicity on a Shoestring by Jean Clement - You don't need big bucks to get well known (12/31/01)
Avoiding Ad Placement Scams by Rosalind Mays - Don't be the next victim (5/7/01)
Target Market by Bob Osgoodby - Define it and then you can hit it! (1/29/01)
All Advertising Is Not Created Equal by Bob Osgoodby (5/8/00)
How Much Advertising Is Enough? by Bob Osgoodby (4/24/00)
Advertising Your Home Business Without Cash by Bonnie Rice (7/20/98)

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Earning Money, Business Ideas

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home


Multiple Income Streams by Melodee K. Currier - Creating multiple sources of income.
6 ways to boost your income in a big way - Turn your talents into an income stream -- or launch a business. But no one promises it'll be easy. (11/24/09)
Starting a Cleaning Business - How much would it cost and how would I do it? (3/15/10)
Tips for Starting a Childcare Business (8/14/06)
Start Your Own Tutoring Business (6/19/06)
Starting a Tutoring Business (7/18/05)
Painting and Wallpapering by Pamela White - Have you already taken the first steps to your own business? (1/14/02)
Your Own Wise Man by Rosalind Mays - A lifestyle change requires some reflection (7/2/01)
Becoming a Handyman - The Natural Handyman - Should he turn pro? (6/18/01)
Starting a House Cleaning Service - She wants to work while the kids are in school (5/7/01)
Opening an Adult Daycare - She'd like to care for some seniors at home (1/15/01)
Discovering the Right Business for You by Rozen Gean (1/31/00)
How to Make Money With What You Know by Liz Folger (3/22/99)
Home Business Hotline: Which Business Is for Me? by Heather Martin (6/22/98)
Starting a Day Care Center - Reader Recommendations (3/23/98)
The Check's in the Mail - How to Start a Home Based Mailing Services Business by Jim Erskine (10/13/97)

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Money, Career

Earning Money, Career
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Reducing Stress

Earning Money, Career

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Working, Career

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Earning Money, Earn Money with Your Business

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Self-publishing smarts by TDS Guest Blogger
Diversification (8/21/06)
Summer Doldrums - Leapfrog over your competition during the warm weather months (7/3/06)
Collection Downfalls - How small business owners can avoid bad debt and make more money (1/30/06)
Surviving a Dry Spell by Barbara Frank - Quite a shock when no money is coming in (2/16/04)
You Can't Afford to Be In Business by Bob Osgoodby - Don't be penny wise and pound foolish (1/26/04)
Small Business Cash Flow Crisis by William Hamilton - Can you be profitable and still be forced out of business? (2/4/02)
Unclaimed Revenue by Cyndi Webb (10/16/00)
Make More Money in Your Business by Robert Imbriale (3/20/00)
Making Money with Your Business by Liz Folger (9/27/99)
How to Make Money from Your Competition by Liz Folger (6/28/99)
Money Earning Money by Gary Foreman (7/21/97)

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Earning Money, Extra Cash

Money, Extra Cash
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items

Earning Money, Extra Cash

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

7 legal ways to make money with your body - Giving more of yourself can be profitable. Some bodily assets are worth major bucks.
An Extra Income Source by Rich Finzer - Would you like to have extra money coming in?
Make Money Upcycling by Lynn Bulmahn - Make some green by being green.
Video: Beer by Jeff Yeager - Crafty ways to use aluminum cans.
Raising Quick Cash by Gary Foreman - When you need a quick cash infusion.
How to earn extra cash by participating in paid survey panels by TDS Guest Blogger
5 Ways to Make Quick Cash by Gary Foreman - When you run into that cash crunch.
What to do with an extra paycheck - You may be getting three paychecks in August. What should you do with the extra money?
Can I pawn my car title for some extra cash? - If you hold the title to your car, you can pawn it. Just make sure you understand the downside.
4 ways to save and make money this summer by TDS Guest Blogger
19 Ways to Raise Quick Cash by Gary Foreman - When you need cash quickly.
Using your talents to make extra cash - Ways to add some extra oomph to your saving power.
10 ways to find money - A credit counseling organization suggests 10 ways to make up the payroll tax holiday money missing from your paycheck.
Extra Income for Single Moms by Alexa Mason - How a single mom can create multiple income streams.
5 easy ways to raise cash - When you need money and need it fast, follow this strategy to build a pile of cash.
5 ways to make extra money, even in a tough economy by Celebrating Financial Freedom
How and where can you score fast cash -- legally? - Need money in a hurry? These tips will snag you a fistful of dollars without getting scammed.
Need cash quick? Avoid these 6 traps - Looking for fast money? Dodge financial ruin by reading this. You must act now!
Video: The 5 Best Ways to Make More Money by Jason Steele - courtesy of MoneyTalksNews.com - Could you use a little extra cash for the holidays?
Taking in a Renter by Teena Stewart - Could a renter provide the extra cash you need each month?
Ways to Earn Extra Cash - Earn Extra Cash at Home.
When Opportunity Knocks by Helen Young - Understanding "opportunity costs" could mean money in your pocket
5 tips for finding lost loot - Are you sitting on unclaimed money? Learn how to get your hands on it.
Points Programs by Wendy Hummeldorf - Maximizing your points potential.
Doing Surveys for Money - Can you really make money doing surveys?
The Spring Cleaning Money Hunt by Veronica Bowman - Spring cleaning could be a paying proposition!
Getting Paid for Research by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Your participation could provide extra income.
A Few Extra Dollars by Nathalia Aryani - What would you do for $5, $10, $20, $50, $100?
Sharing Your Skills by Debra L. Karplus, MS, OTR/L - Teaching could make you some extra money. (7/26/10)
6 Ways To Find Free Money by Jason Topp - Yes, there is such a thing as 'free money' (3/22/10)
How to Pick Up Cans for Fun and Profit by Buck Weber - An experiment in making extra cash. (2/22/10)
4 ways to make cash online - If today's economy has left you in need of more cash, use the Internet to bring home extra bacon. (9/11/09)
Make money by simply driving your car - Have your car wrapped in a colorful vinyl decal and get paid for doing routine driving. (8/5/09)
Cashing in on the Crumbling Economy by Shaunna Privratsky - It's a great time to raise some quick cash. (7/06/09)
Your House Can Make You Money by Thursday Bram - Put your home to work for you. (3/9/09)
Want More Cash? Get Focused! by Celeste Leibowitz - Being part of a 'focus group' can pay handsomely. (9/15/08)
Extra Income - Working two jobs at once (4/14/08)
Cast-Off Cash by Margaret Marquis - Easy options for making some extra cash (1/14/08)
My Story: Extra Cash - Earn extra cash as a guinea pig or a pack rat (12/3/07)
Book Review: “Multiple Streams of Income” by Robert G. Allen (2d ed.) (1/15/07)
The Gumball Queen - Making money with vending machines (3/13/06)
Writing for Parenting Magazines - You, too, could be a paid author! (3/6/06)
My Story: Making Extra Money from Home - Picking the company that’s best for you (2/27/06)
Surveys for Cash - Can you make money taking surveys? (10/10/05)
My Story: Selling at Auctions (6/27/05)
MLM Success? - Is a multi-level marketing program right for you? (6/20/05)
Selling Mary Kay - Could this be a good income source for her? (10/21/02)
The Silk Purse by Bob Osgoodby - Separating the good internet money making plans (2/11/02)
My Story: Extra Income Through Marketing Surveys by Lori Lunsford - A source for some extra cash (9/10/01)
Dot Com Home Business by Tammy Harrison - A slowing economy could be just the advantage you need (3/5/01)
Make Money Stuffing Envelopes by Liz Folger - Yes, you can make money. And you don't need to pay someone to start (2/26/01)
The 20 Minute At-Home Money Maker by Mary Jo Rulnick (10/2/00)
Retirement Income Through Online Marketing by Don Lewin (9/18/00)
By the Hour - a 'Working' Mom's Wage by Myrna Giesbrecht (5/8/00)
The Merits of Mystery Shopping by Nancy Twigg (4/17/00)
Envelope Stuffing by Bob Osgoodby (11/29/99)
The Truth About Making Money Overnight by Liz Folger (8/16/99)
Make Money While You Sleep by Liz Folger (4/12/99)
Earning Interest on Your Credit Card Purchases by Jack Mann (7/29/96)

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Earning Money, Finding a Job

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Working, Finding a Job

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Earning Money, Home Office

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Shoestring Office by TDS Guest Blogger
Considering Purchasing A Work-At-Home Program? by Steve Rhode - The FTC's business opportunity rule is here to help.
Small-biz owners save rent by moving home - You can save big by moving your office home, but make sure you take into account the drawbacks. (7/22/09)
Establish Structure in Your Home Business (4/2/07)
Five Tips for Working at Home With Kids (7/31/06)
A Home Office - 10 ways to save on setting up a home office (8/29/05)
A Home Office for $55 by Jennifer Hollowell (12/1/03)
Businesslike Image by Bob Osgoodby - Increase the odds of success for your home-based business (9/1/03)
A Movable Office (9/4/00)
A Workspace to Call Your Own by Rozey Gean (3/6/00)
Cottage Industry: Avoiding Zoning Problems by Bob Osgoody (9/13/99)
The Benefits of an Organized Home Office by Liz Folger (4/19/99)
Brighten Your Home Office In One Afternoon by Dianna Huff (2/22/99)
Get Organized to Earn Money from Home by Bonnie Rice (3/9/98)

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Earning Money, Increasing Your Salary

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Working, Increasing Your Salary

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Earning Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens

Teen Money Making Opportunities by Brittney Walker - Raising some cash without a part-time job.
Teen Summer Jobs - What jobs are available to help teens make money this summer?
Summer Money-Makers (4/30/07)
Put Those Teens to Work by Sandra L. Ray - Valuable resources for finding jobs (3/31/03)
Business Ideas for Kids by Pearl Sanborn - Raising young entrepreneurs (9/2/02)
First Job by Gary Foreman - Help your teen take a big step to adulthood (5/21/01)
Jobs for Younger Teens (04/17/00)
Kids in Business by Heather Hemmingway (10/18/99)

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Earning Money, Marketing

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

5 Ways to Promote a Business on a Small Budget by Jana Lynch - How to get your business noticed without much money.
Marketing Plans for Success by Steve Lohrenz - A marketing plan is very often the difference between success and failure of your home or small business. (6/2/08)
Is Your Marketing Message Holding You Back? by Charlie Cook (2/25/08)
What Santa Knows about Marketing (10/30/06)
Is Your Company the Real McCoy? - Or are you trying to be something you're not? (10/23/06)
Making Small Business Marketing Painless (8/28/06)
What Does Every Prospect Have? - The most powerful way to attract new clients (7/10/06)
Something of Interest - Getting the attention of potential clients. (6/26/06)
The Buyer's Eyes - Seeing your business from your client's perspective. (6/12/06)
The Good from the Bad - Learning how to test ads for your business (4/24/06)
Evil Marketing - What a buffalo rancher taught me about selling (12/12/05)
Tune Up Your Marketing (11/14/05)
Creating Marketing Fireworks - Get the attention of your prospects (8/1/05)
Do Something Different - Get noticed and step up your profits (7/18/05)
Your Target Market - Define your market to make your marketing successful (6/13/05)
Building and Maintaining Marketing Momemtum - Know your target and track your progress (6/6/05)
Moving Beyond Marketing Rituals - Using business cards to attract new clients (5/9/05)
The Proper Bait - To land customers you must have the proper bait (1/31/05)
Jumping Through Hoops - Making a good first impression for your business (1/3/05)
8 Common Marketing Mistakes to Avoid (10/18/04)
Are You Marketing to Your Potential? (9/20/04)
Find Your Niche - Finding the proper market for your business (8/23/04)
Are You Ignoring These Marketing principles? by Charlie Cook (8/9/04)
Marketing Smarter to Earn More by Charlie Cook (7/12/04)
10 Ways to Build Trust and Your Business by Charlie Cook - Use your marketing to establish trust (6/14/04)
Are You Marketing With a Deaf Ear? by Charlie Cook (5/17/04)
Differentiating Your Business by Michael Angier - Make your small business stand out (3/22/04)
What Is Your Marketing Really Costing You by Charlie Cook - It could be losing you revenue (1/12/04)
Your Biggest Marketing Obstacle by Charlie Cook - Don't start the new year with the same old problems (12/15/03)
Homebased Business Marketing by Bob Osgoodby (4/21/03)
Brand Recognition by Bob Osgoodby - Consistency is the key (11/25/02)
Prime the Pump by Bob Osgoodby (9/11/00)
Marketing Materials That Make a Difference by Rozey Gean (8/21/00)
Trade Shows by Bob Osgoodby (7/3/00)
Fun and Effective Presentations by Liz Folger (6/7/99)
10 Ways to Market Inexpensively by Liz Folger (3/8/99)
Considering Network Marketing? by Ralph Helwig (10/26/98)

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Earning Money, Mystery Shopping


Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Getting Started In Mystery Shopping by Debra L. Karplus - What you need to do to begin getting mystery shops.
Indulge Your Passion contributed by Tina - Trying to making your hobby your living (3/02/09)
My Story: Mystery Shopping (2/19/07)
Mystery Shopping - Extra income, free goods, and a few adventures along the way (5/16/05)
Secret Shopping Pays Off - She's been making extra money for 20 years (4/18/05)
A Peek Into the World of Video Mystery Shopping by Melanie Jordan - Earn higher shop fees with less paperwork (4/22/02)
Insider Information: Mystery Shopping by Niccole Rogers - It could be the perfect job if you know how to get started (11/26/01)
The Right Way to Start Mystery Shopping by Melanie Jordan - A good start to a part-time income opportunity (8/20/01)
The Perfect Work-at-Home Job by Melanie Jordan - It might be perfect for you, too (7/23/01)
The Merits of Mystery Shopping by Nancy Twigg (4/17/00)
Ask Miserly Moms: Working at Home and Mystery Shopping by Jonni McCoy (8/2/99)
Working as a Mystery Shopper by Saundra Coyle (3/1/99)
My Mystery Shopping Experience by J. Rogers (2/15/99)
Getting Paid to Shop by Gary Foreman (1/18/99)
Mystery Shopping - Reader's Experiences (2/23/98)
Getting Paid to Eat Out by Jim Erskine (5/13/96)

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Earning Money, Online Businesses

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Site Build It!

Starting an Internet Reselling Business to Raise Cash by James Currier - 5 tips to get you started.
8 secrets to internet entrepreneur success - Before starting your own web business, read these tips to make sure you'll prosper.
How to make money freelancing by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Is There Money to Be Made Blogging? by Debra L. Karplus - The truth about blogging.
Feeling Comfortable - Why are potential customers leaving your e-store without placing an order? (1/22/07)
Quiz: How Successful Will You Be Online? - Identify what you need to build your success. (5/22/06)
Barter - The Electronic Handshake - A great way to help your small businesses grow (4/10/06)
Need a Cheap Web Site for Your Small Business? Consider a Blog! (4/03/06)
Building Profitable Relationships With Your Web Site (9/5/05)
Building a Business Web Page (1/17/05)
A Great Opportunity by Bob Osgoodby - Succeed in an affiliate program when others fail (4/12/04)
Ad Space by Bob Osgoodby - The effective use of ads in home business (6/16/03)
Article Banks on the Web by Maria Marsala - Promote your business with your writing skills (8/6/01)
Niche Marketing by Bob Osgoodby - Who's making money on the web? (4/30/01)
Merchant Accounts by Bob Osgoodby - Does your small business need to take credit cards? (2/19/01)
The Free Ad Myth by Bob Osgoodby - Want to start an ezine? Then you'll need to know the facts (1/1/01)
Good Online Ads by Bob Osgoodby (12/18/00)
Get Serious About Your Online Business by Bob Osgoodby (7/31/00)
Learning from Brick & Mortar Businesses by Bob Osgoodby (6/26/00)
More Than Just a Random Drawing by Susan Donahue (6/12/00)
Opening a Merchant Account by Bob Osgoodby (4/3/00)
How an E-Zine Can Equal Cold Hard Cash by Liz Folger (3/13/00)
Increase Your Internet Sales: Sell Yourself First by Bob Osgoodby (2/7/00)
Your Internet Business: Seeing Through the Fog by Bob Osgoodby (12/6/99)
Is It a Bargain for Your Business? (10/11/99)

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Earning Money, Reducing Stress

Out of Control - Do you know the danger signs for your business? (1/16/06)
The Power of Positive Thinking - Failure is merely a stepping stone on your road to success (7/4/05)
Are You Multi-Tasking Yourself Into Stress? (9/13/04)
A 'Half-Hearted' Effort by Bob Osgoodby - Take time to renew enthusiam for your business (7/26/04)
Building a Home Business by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A. - Just what is persistence? (5/26/03)
Failing Isn't Not Succeeding by Barb Niehaus - The key to success is the human element (11/26/01)
Challenging Times for the Entrepreneur by Anne-Marie Rennick - How to keep your spirit strong in tough times (11/19/01)
Letting Go by Gary Lockwood (9/4/00)
Slave to Your Business by Cyndi Webb (7/17/00)
Exercising Your Flexibility by Rozey Gean (6/19/00)
A Time for Work And a Time for Play by Rozey Gean (4/10/00)
You Can Accomplish Great Things by Liz Folger (3/27/00)
Know Your Goals and Watch for Success by Liz Folger (3/1/99)
Calming Your Loved One's Fears When The Money Isn't Rolling In by Azriela Jaffe (7/27/98)

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Earning Money, Selling

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Should You Sell to American Pickers? by Paige Estigarribia - What's the best way to turn collectibles into cash?
Buying and Selling With a Facebook Group by Christina Stephens - Like craigslist, with more protections.
Selling Your Stuff Online by Debra Karplus - From clutter to cash!
5 ways to stay safe when selling online - Whether meeting up in person or shipping something online, keep yourself and your money safe.
Becoming an Ebay Power Seller by Deb Killion - What does it take to make money selling on Ebay?
4 tips for selling items on Etsy - When selling items on Etsy, these four tips will help you sell more items, for more money. A win-win.
Got a gift card you don't want? Sell it - Several gift card exchange websites have popped up that connect people who don't want their gift cards with people who do.
Selling Your Gold by Bruce Roemer - Understanding the exchange rate can keep you from getting ripped off.
My Story: Found Money contributed by Karen - How easy it was to turn scrap metal into cash.
Having a Successful Garage Sale by Jill Fitzpatrick - 5 ways to make the most of your time and effort.
5 ways you can sell old gold - You can sell gold for money, but consider your options before making a decision.
Why Don’t You Have Ten Times as Many Clients? You Could! (8/7/06)
More Sales with Less Selling (5/1/06)
Creating Sales Conversations (4/17/06)
Transform Objections into Selling Points (3/20/06)
Evil Marketing - What a buffalo rancher taught me about selling (12/12/05)
Do You Know What They Really Want? - Better serving the true wants of your clientele (11/28/05)
Making More With Existing Clients (9/26/05)
Building Customer Confidence - Remember the personal touch (8/8/05)
Rejection Is Not Always Bad - People want to do business with people (7/25/05)
Eliminating Objections to Increase Sales (3/21/05)
How to Generate Leads by Charlie Cook - The next step to growing your business (6/28/04)
Boost Your Conversion Rate by Michel Fortin - Use the readers' eye to effective drive customer actions (7/8/02)
Three Stages of Buying by Joe Gracia - A small business needs to know their customer (10/29/01)
Using Rejection by Bob Osgoodby - 'No' doesn't have to mean that you failed (7/30/01)
Standing Out From the Bad Guys by Azriela Jaffe (11/13/00)
A Sporting Event Changed My Business by Danny Gamache (8/7/00)
Responding to Difficult Customers by Azriela Jaffe (6/5/00)
The Meaning of 'No' by Bob Osgoodby (2/28/00)
Increase Your Internet Sales: Sell Yourself First by Bob Osgoodby (2/7/00)
"F" Means Great Customer Service by Santina Kerslake (2/7/00)
The Skinny on What to Charge by Liz Folger (5/10/99)

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Earning Money, Selling Crafts

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Selling Crafts - How to make money selling the stuff you make.
My Story: One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure - This enterprising woman turned a discarded wine crate into a small successful side business (5/21/07)
Six Sources of Additional Cash (9/18/06)
New Income from Ordinary Skills (9/4/06)
Scrapbooking for Money - Four ways to profit from your love of scrapbooking (6/5/06)
Home-Baked Business - Pursuing your passion (5/23/05)
10 Easy Ways to Get Extra Cash by Doris Dobkins (11/24/03)
Selling Crafts - a retired, rural couple looks for an outlet for their crafts (7/1/02)
Make Money This Holiday Season by Liz Folger - You can make more than you spend (11/12/01)
Easy As Pie! by Tammy Harrison - How hard is it for a mom to work-at-home? (3/19/01)
My Story: From Hobby to Business by Gramma Sandra Schneider - It all started in her kitchen (3/12/01)
Bake Yourself Some Christmas Dough by Liz Folger (9/11/00)
She Must Be Crazy to Like Her Work by Liz Folger (5/22/00)
Capitalizing on Natural Talents by Rozey Gean (5/15/00)
Secrets to Making Money With Your Crafts by Liz Folger (9/6/99)
Homework by Pat Mestern (8/10/98)
My Own Business - Reader's Experiences (5/18/98)
Home Business Hotline: Making Crafts by Heather Martin (5/11/98)

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Earning Money, Selling Used Items

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Cashing in on the re-commerce trend - Twenty years ago, decluttering your house meant breaking out the garbage bags. Today, it means breaking out the calculator.
Best places to sell 8 popular household items - Garage sale? Craigslist? EBay? Where should you sell old books and toys for the most cash?
9 Secrets to a Successful Consignment Store Sale by Gary Foreman - Turning used goods into cash.
Buying and Selling Used Video Games by Brittney Walker - Reducing the cost of gaming.
Selling Clothes for Cash by Brittney Walker - Apps & more for selling clothes
5 ways to cash in on pre-owned, pre-loved stuff - Cash in big when you trade up your gadgets, swap your wardrobe, or trade in your old DVDs.
Pawnshops: Swapping iPads, cars for cash? - A broader range of consumers has turned to pawning as some tap the Web for quick cash.
Clearing the closet can save you money by Thrifty Living Today
4 ways to get cash for your junk - If your garage and closets are overflowing with stuff you don't use, clean up and get some cash.
5 Things to Sell on Ebay Instead of a Yard Sale by Maggie Labrador - Less haggling, more profit.
Bring your bling to a gold party - Sell your gold chains, rings and other jewelry while enjoying a splash of Chardonnay with friends.
6 tips for a successful yard sale - Experts suggest ways to turn your next yard sale into a profitable endeavor. (6/18/10)
Gifts for Free - A clever way to purchase gifts with little or no cash outlay. (11/13/06)
Selling on Ebay (5/8/06)
Auction Selling Tips - What you need to know to sell on an auction site (2/20/06)
Dejunking Your Home (2/6/06)
Cash in Your Closet - How to get started selling your own clothes on eBay (1/23/06)
Too Many Books - She doesn't want a lot, but isn't there some way to sell used books? (1/9/06)
Selling Used Goods - Getting the most for the things you no longer want or need (10/31/05)
eBay vs. Garage Sales - She's made the switch to online sales (5/23/05)
Big Money Garage Sales - Maximize your sale's potential (4/4/05)
Instant Money! - Looking for a little quick cash? (12/13/04)
Garage Sales 101 - Planning executing and profiting (8/16/04)
Selling on Auction Sites - Running an at-home business from start to sale (4/12/04)
Selling Used Furniture by Gary Foreman (7/7/03)
Turn Cast-Offs Into Cash by Shaunna Privratsky - One man's trash... (9/9/02)
Money In Your Closet by Tamela Hancock Murray - Selling on consignment (7/8/02)
My Story: Money In Your Closet - A more profitable, less stressful garage sale (3/18/02)
Selling On Ebay - Like an ongoing garage sale (3/4/02)
Consigning: Cash In Your Closet by Kim Danger - Not only a clean closet, but a business opportunity (1/14/02)
Raising Cash Quickly - Ideas for raising serious money in a short time (12/3/01)
Selling Used Books by Marcy Johnson - A good part-time, at home income (12/3/01)
Auction Selling Tips by Monica Resinger - De-clutter your home and make a few bucks, too! (9/17/01)
Cash In the Closet by Monica Ricci - Why not take it to the bank? (6/25/01)
Consignment Shopping Pays Off by Rachel Paxton - She uses it like a clothing exchange (3/26/01)
Desperate for Cash? by Bernardine Quesada - Sooner or later everyone has a cash crisis (3/26/01)
Making Money on Your Bargains by Cathy Steinberg (2/3/97)

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Earning Money, Small Business

Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Marketing
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Selling
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes

Earning Money, Small Business

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

6 money management tips for the self-employed - When you're self-employed, finances can get dicey. Learn to iron out the income highs and lows.
Offbeat ways to finance your small business - When a small-business owner needs cash in a hurry, these options can fill the bill in the short run.
7 ways to minimize small-business risks - Make sure your small-business leaps of faith don't end in a crash with these tips to lessen risk. (8/20/09)
5 social media tips for small business - Use social networking and these other online trends to promote your company on the Internet. (7/14/09)
The pros and cons of forgoing a salary -The recession is causing many small business owners to stop paying themselves. Is it a smart move? (6/12/09)
Managing a small business in a recession - Economic downturns can provide opportunities as well as hardships for small business owners. (3/9/09)
My Story: Day Care Considerations (9/11/06)
Home-Based Newsletter Publishing
Finding the Right Clients - Some clients will make you money. Others won't. (1/2/06)
Positioning Your Business for Success (7/11/05)
Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer - Leapfrog the competition while they're at the beach! (5/23/05)
Your Key People - Maintaining win-win relationships in business (12/27/04)
Check Your Copy by Bob Osgoodby - An easily avoidable mistake for small businesses (2/9/04)
Business Stepping Stones by Bob Osgoodby - Reach your goal one step at a time (10/27/03)
Lazy Days of Summer by Bob Osgoodby - Capitalize on the inactivity of competitors (8/11/03)
Turn On the Lights by Bob Osgoodby - To be in business you must have a plan (6/9/03)
Metrics Make a Difference by Michael Angier - How does your business measure up? (10/28/02)
Avoid Business Failure by Bob Osgoodby - Is everyone doomed to fail? (8/26/02)
Better? by Tammy Harrison - Have you read your ketchup bottle lately? And what does it have to do with your business? (9/24/01)
Wine Tasting by Tammy Harrison - What could you learn about business from a wine tasting? (8/27/01)
What Happens to Your Business When You Die? by David F. Woods, CLU, ChFC - A tough question, but your business itself will provide the answer (4/23/01)
Contractor or Employee? by Tammy Harrison - Control your work situation (2/12/01)
The Fundamental Partnerships of Success by Philip E. Humbert, PhD. - Some insightful ideas to help you reach your goals (1/8/01)
Free Information for Small Business by Maria Marsala (11/27/00)
My Spouse Is Destroying Our Business by Azriela Jaffe (9/25/00)
Keeping Your Business Partner Informed by Azriela Jaffe (1/17/00)
Virtual Assistance = Higher Productivity by Janice Byer (1/3/00)
Get Serious About Your Business by Bob Osgoodby (12/20/99)
The Benefits of Creating a Business Plan by Liz Folger (5/31/99)
Ssshh...Success Secrets of the Stars by Liz Folger (5/24/99)
Getting Your Husband to Back Your Business by Liz Folger (4/5/99)
Home Business Hotline: Taking Advantage by heather Martin (9/7/98)

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Earning Money, Small Business Finance

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Rebuilding your small biz after a disaster - Help is available for small businesses in the form of loans, grants and other resources.
3 simple financial survival tips for new business owners by TDS Guest Blogger
How to Choose a Business Credit Card - Get the card that's best for you (5/7/07)
A Profitable Harvest - Making your business flourish (9/6/04)
Choose the Right CPA for Your Business by Maria Marsala - You need to keep track of the money you make (1/21/02)
Should I Borrow Money from My Father-in-Law? by Azriela Jaffe (7/10/00)
Support for Your Business by Cyndi Webb (5/29/00)
Lying About Your Business by Azriela Jaffe (2/14/00)
Funding Your Dream by Michelle Kennedy (1/24/00)
Know Where Your At-Home Business Money Goes by Cyndi Webb (10/25/99)
About the Cost of Copies by Linda Burnside (10/11/99)
New Business Creates One Income Family by Lynne Tartar (8/17/98)

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Earning Money, Starting a Business


Site Build It!

Millions of workers freelance. Should you? - Freelancing's popularity has made it an economic force, but it's not for everyone.
Starting a Furniture Restoration Business by Gary Foreman - Could he create a second income restoring old furniture?
Starting a Green Cleaning Business - What would it take to start a cleaning business using only green products?
CEO's tips for starting your own company - What's it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Innovation Capital Advisors' CEO has insight.
Be Your Own Boss by Lynn Bulmahn - If you can't find a job it might be time to become your own boss.
5 things to weigh when starting your own business - Starting a business requires a major commitment. Are you sure you're ready for it?
Starting a business in a downturn - There are advantages to launching a startup in down times. Follow these tips to make it successful.
New Business Legal Issues - What do you need to do to legally open a small home business? (6/14/10)
3 ways to boost your small business - Starting a new business in the recession? Get free or low-cost help from these agencies. (7/08/09)
Starting a Business on the Cheap by Ida Rowlands - Money-saving tips that will boost your bottom line. (6/01/09) Be Prepared to Quit Your Job by Steven Lohrenz - A guide to making it possible to work for yourself. (4/21/08)

When Are Your Ships Coming In? - The most important step in the process. (10/2/06)
How To Start Your Home Business (3/27/06)
Starting a Small Business - A roadmap to small business ownership (9/19/05)
Choosing the Right Direct Sales Company (5/2/05)
Starting a Business - Can you be your own boss? (9/15/03)
It's Time for You to Play by Michael E. Angier - The playing field has been leveled for small business (2/25/02)
A Perfect Time to Start a Home Business by Barb Niehaus - Don't let a bad economy keep you from getting started (11/5/01)
Misery by Bob Osgoodby (8/28/00)
How to Fail In Business by Bob Osgoodby (8/14/00)
Funding Your Dream by Michelle Kennedy (1/24/00)
I'm Scared of Business by Liz Folger (6/21/99)
You Can't Make Money Doing That by Liz Folger (5/3/99)
How to Make Sure Your Business Is Legal by Liz Folger (3/15/99)

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Earning Money, Taxes

See Taxes

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Earning Money, Telecommute

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

10 top telecommuting jobs to live abroad - Who needs an office? You can perform these jobs from wherever you choose.
Becoming a Virtual Assistant by Liz Folger - You could earn good money right at home (1/28/02)
Are You Snoopy Or Charlie Brown? by Rosalind Mays - Who will get the telecommuting job? Charlie or Snoopy? (4/16/01)
Three Types of Telecommuter by Rosalind Mays - Know what you want before you look for that job (2/5/01)
Beating a Dead Horse by Rosalind Mays - The key to landing a telecommuting job (1/22/01)
Medical Billing or Medical Transcription by Rosalind Mays (12/11/00)
The Telecommuting Temp Agency by Rosalind Mays (11/20/00)
Finding a Telecommuting Job by Rosalind Mays (9/4/00)
Want to Telecommute?Think Like an Employer by Rosalind Mays Welch (11/22/99)
Want to Telecommute? Do the Math by Rosalind Mays Welch (11/1/99)
Home Business Hotline: Medical/Legal Transcription by Heather Martin (6/1/98)

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Earning Money, Work at Home

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work from Home
Money, Home Office
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms
Money, Work from Home

Earning Money, Work-at-Home Moms

Five Tips for Working at Home With Kids (7/31/06)
My Story:Working-at-Home With a Toddler (2/13/06)
You're Already Working at Home by Kim DeLauro - One mama's advice on finding your niche (5/3/04)
Single Mom Income - Is it possible to stay home with your kids and still earn a living? (1/26/04)
One Income Beats Two by Joanne Watson - Help your husband make more money (5/5/03)
Working at Home With Kids by Susie Cortright - Five tips for success (3/24/03)
Single Work-at-Home Moms - How do successful moms do it? (8/13/01)
My Story: Work-at-Home Success by Kathy Moccaldi - Here's how one mother made the switch (4/2/01)
Mom Can Make Money at Home by Jennifer Valentine (10/16/00)
Single Moms Working From Home by Rozey Gean (7/24/00)
Women Working From Home: Do You Have What It Takes? by Rozey Gean (1/17/00)
Ask Miserly Moms: Working at Home and Mystery Shopping by Jonni McCoy (8/2/99)
The Real Reason Moms Work at Home by Liz Folger (3/29/99)

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Earning Money, Work from Home

Also in Earning Money:
Money, Advertising
Money, Business Ideas
Money, Career
Money, Earn Money with Your Business
Money, Extra Cash
Money, Finding a Job
Money, Home Office
Money, Increasing Your Salary
Money, Jobs for Kids and Teens
Money, Marketing
Money, Mystery Shopping
Money, Online Businesses
Money, Reducing Stress
Money, Selling
Money, Selling Crafts
Money, Selling Used Items
Money, Small Business
Money, Small Business Finance
Money, Starting a Business
Money, Taxes
Money, Telecommute
Money, Work-at-Home Moms

Site Build It!

Work at Home With Arise by Deb Killion - We review the work at home opportunity offered by Arise.
Working for LiveOps by Deborah L. Killion - A review of the LiveOps work-at-home opportunity.
How to get your boss to let you work from home - Before you approach the boss, consider all the angles and propose a win-win strategy.
5 ways to make money online from home - Make your computer a cash cow by trying one of these online methods to fatten your wallet.
7 legitimate work-at-home jobs for 20-somethings - For recent grads struggling to find jobs, these work-at-home trades offer much-needed money.
Working from Home - Readers share what's worked for them. (4/9/07)
Establish Structure in Your Home Business (4/2/07)
Finding a Work-at-Home Job (1/1/07)
Home Based Business (8/28/06)
My Story: Consulting-at-Home
How To Start Your Home Business (3/27/06)
Home Based Business - Your phone could be your most important selling tool (12/26/05)
Earn Money Without Leaving Your Home (3/7/05)
A Dozen Tips for Working at Home (10/11/04)
Who's In Control? by Bob Osgoodby - a prosperous home business (9/29/03)
Home Business Expose by Gary Foreman - Is it a dream come true or a scam? (7/1/02)
The Work-at-Home Trap by Bob Osgoodby - It might not be what you expected (2/18/02)
Legitimate Work-at-Home Offers - How do you start working at home without getting ripped off? (1/22/01)
Opening an Adult Daycare - She'd like to care for some seniors at home (1/15/01)
Making Money With a Home Biz in 2000 by Liz Folger (1/10/00)
Know Where Your At-Home Business Money Goes by Cyndi Webb (10/25/99)
Don't Blame the Work-at-Home Scammers by Rosalind Mays Welch (10/18/99)
Weed Out Work-at-Home Scams by Rosalind Mays Welch (10/4/99)
Making Working at Home a Success by Cyndi Webb (7/5/99)
Work-at-Home Scams: Don't Become a Victim by Liz Folger (2/22/99)
Work-at-Home Suggestions (1/18/99)
Work at Home Reader's Tips (6/14/97)
How to Write and Market Booklets for Cash: part 1 (3/21/97)

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Education

College
Middle and High School
Other
Outside School
School Supplies
Money

Education, College

Also in Education:
Education, Middle and High School
Education, Other
Education, Outside School
Education, School Supplies
Education, Money

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

Paying for Grad School (6/26/06)
Improve Your Bottom Line by Tina-Marie Harris - Reach your educational goals (11/10/03)
Finding College Textbooks for Less (6/7/99)
Life as a College Student by Usha Maharaj (9/21/98)
Thrifty Classroom Decoration (8/3/98)
Surviving the Crunch of College by Geoff Walbroehl
The In's and Out's of a College Visit by Cliff and Sami Kramon (3/31/97)
Advice from Mom: Earning Tuition Credits by Rae Osenbaugh (9/9/96)

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Education, Middle and High School

Also in Education:
Education, College
Education, Other
Education, Outside School
Education, School Supplies
Education, Money

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

Gift Ideas for Grads (5/2/05)
My Story: Creative Graduation Gifts (4/25/05)
Insider Report: Listen to the Teacher - contributed by Bob Hines (7/28/03)
My Story: Graduation and Saving Money contributed by Melanie - Money-saving ideas for their senior year (9/9/02)
Research Paper Help by Kathleen Bieke - Not a place to steal term papers, but rather instructions on how to write one (8/27/01)
Extra Curricular Overload by Amanda Formaro (8/23/99)

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Education, Other

Also in Education:
Education, College
Education, Middle and High School
Education, Outside School
Education, School Supplies
Education, Money

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

Why Do People Homeschool? - The School Room: Education at Home
Can you afford private school? -When money is tight, a private school education may seem more out-of-reach than ever. It need not be.(1/14/09)
Is Private School Right For Your Child? - Knowing and meeting your child’s educational needs (3/13/06)
School Choice On a Budget (6/13/05)
Linked Learning by Santina Kerslake (2/21/00)
Fundraising Ideas (8/2/99)
Shhh, Mom's Got Homework by Alicia Kaminski (10/27/97)

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Education, Outside School

Also in Education:
Education, College
Education, Middle and High School
Education, Other
Education, School Supplies
Education, Money

see also:
Children, Educational Activities
Homeschooling
How much do I need to save for my child's education?

Your Library by Catherine Livens - A gold mine for parents (12/30/02)
Inexpensive Educational Resources by Catherine Levison - You don't need to homeschool to benefit from this trick (10/21/02)
Raising a Self-Sufficient Teen by Rachel Paxton - Start small to get big results (9/23/02)
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 learn a skill that will help them forever (9/17/01)
A Backyard Nature File by Carolyn Allen - They'll have fun while they learn (7/16/01)
Summertime Developmental Goals by Patti Chadwick - Help your child to grow this summer (7/9/01)
Cooperative Extension Resources by Deborah Taylor-Hough - They offer more than you think (7/9/01)
Sites 4 Moms: Wildlife by Kathleen Bieke - A great learning experience for your kids (5/21/01)
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)
Superior Science Education by John O. Andersen - Learning a lot can be a free experience (1/22/01)
Teaching Life-Skills by Patricia R. Chadwick (10/30/00)
The Importance of Reading by Bev Jaremko (10/23/00)
Word Power by Kathleen Bieke (6/5/00)
Dedicated to Learning by Kathleen Bieke (5/1/00)
Educational Activities for Kids and Families by Maxine Sprague (2/7/00)

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Education, School Supplies

Also in Education:
Education, College
Education, Middle and High School
Education, Other
Education, Outside School
Education, Money

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

Back-to-School Basics - 10 ways to save on school gear (8/22/05)
Inexpensive Math Manipulatives - Save money with these creative substitutions (9/6/04)
Band Instruments by Gary Foreman - Reducing the cost of blowing your own horn (8/5/02)
Back-to-School Blues by Ami Elizabeth Reeves - Six ways to control your spending (7/29/02)
Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas by Deborah Taylor-Hough (12/11/00)
Finding College Textbooks for Less (6/7/99)
Band Instrument Rip-Offs by Cathy B. (8/17/98)
Thrifty Classroom Decoration (8/3/98)
Home School Savings - Reader's Recommendations (3/30/98)

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Education, Money

Also in Education:
Education, College
Education, Middle and High School
Education, Other
Education, Outside School
Education, School Supplies

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

Nurture Thankfulness In Your Child by Brenda Nixon (11/3/03)
Money and Preschoolers by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - Involve future investors (1/6/03)
Introducing Children to Money by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - It's one of the hardest things to discuss with them (1/7/02)
Tools for Teaching Children About Money - Let them have fun while they learn
Reading for the New Investor - Resources to help you learn the terms (7/9/01)
Ragamuffins to Riches by Shannon Jarvies - Use their allowance to teach them money skills (5/14/01)
The War Against Financial Education by W. Lomano (7/3/00)

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Emergencies

$10 for Peace of Mind by Pamela Parks - How a few dollars and a little effort provides protection for her family. (2/2/09)
Emergency Preparedness by Stephanie Stambaugh - Because you can’t afford not to be ready. (9/22/08)
My Story: Emergency Preparation - 12 tips for surviving emergencies. (9/1/08)
My Story: Emergency Supplies on the “Thrift” (3/12/07)

Energy

Cooling
Electronics
Heating
Insulating
Lighting
Other

Energy, Efficiency

See Utilities, Energy Efficiency

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Energy, Electronics

Also in Energy:
Energy, Cooling
Energy, Heating
Energy, Insulating
Energy, Lighting
Energy, Other

see also:
Appliances, Energy Use
Utilities

Turn Off Your Computer and Save $100 (3/12/07)
Cutting Your Electric Bill - Applying 'off the grid' lessons to your home. (12/11/06)
Turn Your Home Into an Energy Star - Cutting bills by making your home more energy efficient (12/19/05)
Skip the Dryer (12/12/05)
Power Smart Savings (4/25/05)
How to Keep Your Utility Expenses Low - Exposing once 'invisible' costs (7/12/04)
Lower Electric Bills - Bigger home's bills could drive them to the poor house (10/13/03)
Lowering Utility Bills - An apartment dweller needs help (1/20/03)
Figuring Appliance Electricity Usage by Gary Foreman - What's causing their bill to be so high? (9/23/02)
Pool Pump Operating Costs - The Natural Handyman - Determining the efficiency of your pool pump (7/1/02)
Unexpected Danger by Nita Holstine - A clean lint trap could save you money and possibly your home (4/1/02)
Slow Cookers & Energy Usage by Doug Cote - How efficient is that slow cooker? (5/28/01)
Surviving an Energy Crisis - Our friends in California need help (5/7/01)
Dishwasher Costs by Jonni McCoy (3/12/01)
Energy Savings for Older Homes and Appliances (12/11/00)
Your Washing Machine and the Environment by Gary Foreman (9/11/00)
Is a 'Phantom' Stealing Your Electricity? by Gary Foreman (9/13/99)
Electricity Savings by Sarah Kennington (2/15/99)
Lower Electric Bills - Reader's Suggestions (6/15/98)
Kitchen Appliance Face-Off by Gary Foreman (4/6/98)
The Smiths Explore Energy Labels by Gary Foreman (9/22/97)
Should We Buy a New Freezer? - Gary Foreman (2/10/97)
Cutting Your Electric Bill: the Refrigerator by Gary Foreman (9/16/96)

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Energy, Heating

Also in Energy:
Energy, Cooling
Energy, Electronics
Energy, Insulating
Energy, Lighting
Energy, Other

see also:
Utilities

Calculating Space Heater Electric Usage - Knowing how much it costs to run your space heater.
Firewood Facts by Rich Finzer - What you need to know when buying firewood. (10/27/08)
Frugal Ways to Winterize Your Home by Amy Allen Clark - Reduce your winter heating bills (10/1/07)
Homemade Fireplace Logs - Could you recycle your old newspapers into needed heat this winter? (10/1/07)
How to Reduce Heating Bills (11/27/06)
Beat Energy Costs: Hot Water (11/20/06)
Energy Efficiency How-To - Simple advice for lowering heating bills. (10/23/06)
Simple Cheap Heat - An energy-saving secret that every homebuyer should know. (10/2/06)
Turn Your Home Into an Energy Star - Cutting bills by making your home more energy efficient (12/19/05)
Tankless Water Heater - Is one right for your home? (12/12/05)
Gas vs. Electric Heat - Will an electric space heater reduce her natural gas bill? (12/5/05)
Selecting a Space Heater (11/28/05)
Preparing for Winter - Making the most of your heating dollar (10/17/05)
My Story: Utility Savings - A single mom attacks her heating bill (10/3/05)
Energy Saving Gas Fireplaces (10/25/04)
How to Keep Your Utility Expenses Low - Exposing once 'invisible' costs (7/12/04)
Winter Home Shutdown - Safeguarding your home during winter absences (1/19/04)
Furnace Maintenance by Christine Cristiano - A look at prepaid plans (11/3/03)
Winterizing an Apartment - What can you do when you don't own the place? (10/27/03)
Installing a Water Heater Timer - The Natural Handyman (10/6/03)
Closing Vents - and other ways to reduce heating costs (1/6/03)
Air Pockets Reduce Heating Bills by Gary Foreman - Air can provide inexpensive insulation (11/12/01)
Replacing a Furnace - A mistake could cost you for years to come (3/5/01)
Reduce Your Electric and Heating Bill by Brian Chow - 8 ways to lower your monthly bill (2/5/01)
My Story: Housewarming by Judith Selig - how a single woman keeps a 100 year-old farmhouse warm (1/8/01)
Winter Warmth - Creative ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat (1/8/01)
Let Your Forced Air Furnace Do It's Work by Warren Cook (12/13/99)
Home Heating by Gary Foreman (11/8/99)
North of the Border: Winter Heating by Pat Mestern (1/25/99)
Save $100 This Winter by Gary Foreman (11/9/98)
Buying a Home With Electric Baseboard Heating? - Reader's Recommendations (12/15/97)
The Smiths Save 15% on Heating by Gary Foreman (2/17/97)
Heat Pumps and Setback Thermostats - Gary Foreman (1/20/97)
Water Heater Blankets - Gary Foreman (1/27/97)

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Energy, Insulating

Also in Energy:
Energy, Cooling
Energy, Electronics
Energy, Heating
Energy, Lighting
Energy, Other

see also:
Utilities

Beat Energy Costs: Insulation (3/12/07)
Turn Your Home Into an Energy Star - Cutting bills by making your home more energy efficient (12/19/05)
Conducting a Home Energy Audit - Improve energy efficiency and lower utility bills (6/6/05)
Hidden Energy Efficiencies - New areas to explore (8/23/04)
How to Keep Your Utility Expenses Low - Exposing once 'invisible' costs (7/12/04)
Lower Electric Bills - Bigger home's bills could drive them to the poor house (10/13/03)
Buying Replacement Windows - Single-pane, double-pane, insulated? What's the best deal? (11/18/02)
Roofs and Heat Loss - The Natural Handyman - Will a new roof make a difference? (9/3/01)
Air Pockets Reduce Heating Bills by Gary Foreman - Air can provide inexpensive insulation (11/12/01)
Saving on Energy by Doris Dobkins (10/30/00)
Dollars Out The Window by Gary Foreman (2/1/99)

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Energy, Lighting

Also in Energy:
Energy, Cooling
Energy, Electronics
Energy, Heating
Energy, Insulating
Energy, Other

see also:
Utilities

CF Versus LED by Rich Finzer - The light at the end of the tunnel isn't fluorescent.(9/08/08)
CFL Bulbs and Lampshades - Tips on adapting lamps to fit CFL bulbs (2/18/08)
Updated Kitchen Lighting - What works best in your kitchen? (5/21/07)
Compact Florescent Lights (8/13/07)
Choosing Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (3/5/07)
Save Money and the Environment (1/29/07)
Beat Energy Costs: Lighting (1/8/07)
Cutting Your Electric Bill - Applying 'off the grid' lessons to your home. (12/11/06)
Dimming Fluorescent Fixtures (3/20/06)
Turn Your Home Into an Energy Star - Cutting bills by making your home more energy efficient (12/19/05)
The $60 Light Bulb by Gary Foreman (6/23/03)
How I Survived California's Energy Crisis by Teresa Ambord - Little changes, big savings (4/7/03)
Energy Star Lighting - courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency - Rebates light up your life (10/7/02)
I See the Light! by Tina Shake - But, what did it cost to turn on? (10/1/01)
Surviving an Energy Crisis - Our friends in California need help (5/7/01)
Saving on Energy by Doris Dobkins (10/30/00)
Is It Worth It? by Gary Foreman (4/3/00)
Turn It Off? by Gary Foreman (10/20/97)

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Energy, Other

Also in Energy:
Energy, Cooling
Energy, Electronics
Energy, Heating
Energy, Insulating
Energy, Lighting

7 green ways to wash away laundry costs - You can wash and wear for a lot less. Find out how to make your laundry lighter on your budget.
Do energy-efficient appliances add up? - Efficient appliances can mean big monthly energy savings, but do they make financial sense? (1/22/10)
The Cost to Operate - How much does it cost to run appliances? (9/14/09)
Timing Is Everything by Rich - How a "time of use" meter could reduce your electric bill. (8/25/08)
What I Learned from an Electric Bill - Achieving financial goals and learning a thing or two along the way. (4/30/07)
Fighting the Utility Company (1/8/07)
On Demand Energy Savings (2/27/06)
Lowering Utility Bills - An apartment dweller needs help (1/20/03)
Crude Oil - Ask Bob: The Auto Answer Man - A brief explanation (6/3/02)
An Engineer's Tips on Fuel Economy by Tom Wagner, Jr. - Practical suggestions to saving gasoline (4/22/02)
Better Gas Mileage by Doris Dobkins (3/20/00)
Mr. Solar's Intro to Solar Electricity by Charlie Collins (8/9/99)
Solar Cooking (2/22/99)
The Smiths Save Gas by Gary Foreman (5/11/98)
Ask Mr. Solar - Alternative Energy by Charlie Collins (9/29/97)

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Expenses, Family

Budgeting
Couples
Cutting Expenses
Food
Job Loss
Kids and Teenagers
Other
Saving and Investing

Expenses, Family, Budget

Also in Expenses, Family:
Expenses, Couples
Expenses, Cutting Expenses
Expenses, Food
Expenses, Job Loss
Expenses, Kids and Teenagers
Expenses, Other
Expenses, Saving and Investing

see also:
Budgets & Budgeting

Radical Cost Cutting - What to do when your budget is seriously out of balance (5/15/06)
The Secret to Keeping Your Budget on Track (2/21/05)
Cutting the Burn - Asking the hard financial questions (1/17/05)
Are You In Need of Financial Bypass Surgery (11/1/04)
My Story: Surprised? Not Any Longer - Preparing for major household expenses (3/22/04)
Your Annual Performance Review by Gary Foreman - How does your financial performance measure up? (1/5/04)
A Management Tool for Expenses by Gary Foreman - Take a professional look at your budget (5/27/02)
A Fall Financial Check Up by Doris Dobkins - When was the last time you gave your finances a check up? (11/12/01)
Budgeting for Unpredictable Income (6/14/99)
Can I Afford This? My First Apartment by Gary Foreman (5/18/98)
Our Budget Doesn't Work by Gary Foreman (2/3/97)

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Expenses, Family, Couples

Also in Expenses, Family:
Expenses, Budget
Expenses, Cutting Expenses
Expenses, Food
Expenses, Job Loss
Expenses, Kids and Teenagers
Expenses, Other
Expenses, Saving and Investing

10 Cheap (or free) Date Night Ideas by Ashli Sweat - Create some fun with that special someone.
Couples Money Talk by Rick Kahler - 4 tools to help you communicate about finances.
Marital Bli$$ by Eric Tyson - Stop fighting and start uniting. (4/28/08)
Overspending Spouse (7/31/06)
Dueling Vices - When you and your spouse argue about spending on your vices (11/22/04)
The Early Years - Advice for newlyweds struggling with limited income (3/3/03)
Stop That Overspending Spouse (6/26/00)
For Richer or Poorer by Ellsbeth Blackthorne (2/28/00)
New Marriage, New Budget by Michelle Kennedy Hogan (1/31/00)
Couples and Money by Jane Chidester (12/6/99)
Handling Finances in a Second Marriage (7/26/99)
Divorce & Family Finances by Gary Foreman (8/3/98)
Living With a Spend-Thrift Spouse - Reader's Solutions (7/6/98)

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Expenses, Family, Cutting Expenses

Also in Expenses, Family:
Expenses, Budget
Expenses, Couples
Expenses, Food
Expenses, Job Loss
Expenses, Kids and Teenagers
Expenses, Other
Expenses, Saving and Investing

Trim the cost of indulgences - Find out how to trim back on the costs of little indulgences.
10 Ways to Prevent Non-Essential Spending by Barbara Weddle - How to avoid spending on non-essential items.
My Story: The R's of Reducing Expenses contributed by Kathy H. - There's more than one way to cut expenses.
5 telephone calls that can save lots of money - Turn the tables on your service providers, and slash expenses with a few short conversations.
Save Money With a Motorcycle by Debra Karplus, MS - How trading your car for a motorcycle can reduce expenses.
5 costs on the rise and how to beat them - Oil prices will drive up the costs of several items. Learn to save money as prices increase.
Learning to Love the “Next Best Thing” by Tara Alley - The transition from “best” to “next best” could be a painless moneysaver.
My Story: Cutting the Cost of Phone and Cable contributed by Gordon R. - He set out to reduce these costs without reducing service.
Ditching Cable TV by Jenny Harrington - New services and technology make cutting the cable easier than ever! (9/14/09)
My Story: 14 Ways We Save Money - Which ones would save your family money? (9/14/09)
My Story: Life without Cable contributed by Adam - Cutting yourself free of cable. (2/23/09)
How to Save Money on your Monthly Technology Bill by Kevin Brand - Technology doesn’t have to cost a bundle.(12/22/08)
The A La Carte Method by Ramit Sethi - Reduce the cost of your subscription services.(12/15/08)
Cut Costs by Eliminating Disposables by Lisa M. Maloney - They’re supposed to make our lives simpler, but do they? (10/13/08)
Sacred Cows by Steve and Annette Economides- Could you slay the 'little extravagance'? (8/11/08)
Recession Proof Your Family Finances by Diane Schmidt - Take control of your destiny. (7/07/08)
How to Tighten Your Belt in Tough Times by Marianne Giullian - Small savings can avert a crisis. (6/9/08)
Time to Tighten the Belt by Amy Burns - Having a plan for the hard times (4/7/08)
Black Belt Tightwads - Frugal experts share their best money-saving secrets (12/10/07)
Radical Cost Cutting - What to do when your budget is seriously out of balance (5/15/06)
Reducing My Spending (3/14/05)
My Story: Stretching to the Max - Keeping living expenses low (12/15/03)
While I Was Unemployed by Beth Hering - Beyond cutting coupons and buying on sale (12/1/03)
Give Yourself a Raise by Miriam Reed - How I 'earned' an extra $100 every month (10/27/03)
My Story: Poor in Money, Rich in Time - contributed by NYC Lady - The choice to live frugally (4/28/03)
My Story: After 35 Years - contributed by K.M. - Living a happy, simple and frugal life (3/17/03)
When the Child Support Check Is Late by Sandra Ray - Running a household when the check doesn't arrive (1/20/03)
My Story: Single Mom Relearns Lessons contributed by Tigger - No longer controlled by money (12/16/02)
Low Overhead by Gary Foreman - What can we learn from an old ad jingle? (9/9/02)
Patriotic Spending? by Gary Foreman - Can she really save the economy by spending a little more at the mall? (10/1/01)
Reasons People Over-Spend by Debra Vaughn - Wouldn't you like to know why you spend too much? (9/17/01)
Contentment Robbers by Deborah Taylor-Hough (7/3/00)
Ways to Reduce Your Expenses Now by Ginita Wall, CPA, CFP (1/10/00)
What I Learned Surviving Hard Times by Heidi B.
An Odyssey into Frugality: How I Became a Miserly Mom by Jonni McCoy (4/5/99)
Where to Cut Expenses by Gary Foreman (8/19/96)

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Expenses, Family, Food

Also in Expenses, Family:
Expenses, Budget
Expenses, Couples
Expenses, Cutting Expenses
Expenses, Job Loss
Expenses, Kids and Teenagers
Expenses, Other
Expenses, Saving and Investing

see also:
Groceries & Food

Figuring My Grocery Budget - How much should they be spending on groceries? (10/18/10)
An $1800 Grocery Bill (8/27/07)
My Story: Save Money When Dining Out (2/20/06)
Grocery Spending? - How much should they spend on groceries? (9/30/02)
My Story: She'll Save $760 on Groceries by Chantelle Hosner - She's figured it out (4/23/01)
Grocery Budgets by Gary Foreman - How do you make a grocery budget? (3/26/01)
Grocery Spending Survey (7/5/99)
Jonni's Ten Quick Tips by Jonni McCoy (4/5/99)
A Grocery Price Book by Gary Foreman (10/13/97)
Reduce Your Grocery Bill by Gary Foreman (3/3/97)

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Expenses, Family, Job Loss

Also in Expenses, Family:
Expenses, Budget
Expenses, Couples
Expenses, Cutting Expenses
Expenses, Food
Expenses, Kids and Teenagers
Expenses, Other
Expenses, Saving and Investing

Preparing for a Layoff (8/7/06)
While I Was Unemployed by Beth Hering - Beyond cutting coupons and buying on sale (12/1/03)
My Story: Potential Layoff Revisited - contributed by JoAnn - Unemployment insurance worth the cost (3/24/03)
How to Survive a Job Loss by Lana Westcott - Surviving tough times (2/10/03)
Temporary Downsizing? by Gary Foreman - Should I sell my home? (12/2/02)
Preparing for a Layoff (12/13/99)

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Expenses, Family, Kids and Teenagers

Also in Expenses, Family:
Expenses, Budget
Expenses, Couples
Expenses, Cutting Expenses
Expenses, Food
Expenses, Job Loss
Expenses, Other
Expenses, Saving and Investing

see also:
Children
Teens

5 tips on a grown kid moving back home - Parents should set these financial rules when adult children fly back to the nest.
Overspending on Your Kids - This mom can't stop spending money on her children. (12/07/09)
Dollar Smarts for Pre-teens (10/30/06)
Raising Teens on a Tight Budget - Let's face it, raising teens is expensive! (10/16/06)
Large Family Savings (5/1/06)
Save Over $2000 in Your Baby's First Year (2/13/06)
The Cost of Teens (7/11/05)
My Story - What happens when your kids write the family checks? (4/11/05)
Make Frugality a Family Affair by Nancy Twigg (10/16/00)
Getting Your Family Involved by Kelly Jo Landers (1/24/00)

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Expenses, Family, Other

Also in Expenses, Family:
Expenses, Budget
Expenses, Couples
Expenses, Cutting Expenses
Expenses, Food
Expenses, Job Loss
Expenses, Kids and Teenagers
Expenses, Saving and Investing
How to find help when you're a family caregiver - If you're weighed down by caregiving obligations, look for relief by tapping these resources.
Good Dental Hygiene Is $$ in Your Pocket by Cynthia Bower - Making an “investment” in your teeth. (9/13/10)
Style on A Budget (7/24/06)
Sleep Cheap! - Simple, inexpensive steps towards a good night’s sleep. (5/15/06)
Too Frugal? by Gary Foreman - Frugal living in balance (7/14/03)
Making Cents of College by Misty Weaver-Ostinato - Is a more expensive college degree worth more? (10/15/01)
Single Parent Homeowner by Gary Foreman - Can she find lower rates to stay in her home? (9/10/01)
My Story: Redefining Financial Necessity by Rachel Astyk - Why wait for a crisis to evaluate your finances? (12/25/00)
Creativity: The Necessary Ingredient by Debra Vaughn (7/10/00)
Priorities for Single Income Families by Jonni McCoy (1/10/00)
Gas Price Survey (9/20/99)
The Costs of Working by Jonni McCoy (5/17/99)
One Mom, No Dad and Lots of Debts - advice from Our Readers (8/18/97)

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Expenses, Family, Saving and Investing

Also in Expenses, Family:
Expenses, Budget
Expenses, Couples
Expenses, Cutting Expenses
Expenses, Food
Expenses, Job Loss
Expenses, Kids and Teenagers
Expenses, Other

11 dumb and dumber excuses not to save money - You can't or won't save money? Really? One of these lame reasons should cover your tracks.
Are you a saver or investor? Try both hats - You've saved a pile of money, now what? Keep some for an emergency and invest the rest.
My Story: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda - Money management advice for the twenty-something crowd (2/6/06)
My Story: A Plan for Early Retirement by KM - Financing it with extra income (8/19/02)
What Ever Happened to POS? by Sharon Tabor Warren - It's a secret she learned as a girl... (11/5/01)
'Big' vs. 'Little' Savings - Should she try to save a little every day? Or is he right to try to save on the big ticket items? (11/5/01)
Frightening Future by Gary Foreman - With war clouds on the horizon she wants to prepare financially (9/24/01)
Facing Financial Fears by Lucynda Koesters - How are you handling uncertain times? (6/11/01)
Chicken Little by Kelly Jo Landers - The sky may not be falling, but what happens if it rains on your life? (4/23/01)

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Extended Warranties

see also:
Automobiles, Warranties

Furnace Maintenance by Christine Cristiano - A look at prepaid plans (11/3/03)
New Home Upgrades and Warrantees - Opportunity or obstacle to savings? (11/25/02)
Why Warranties by Doris Dobkins - Information is your best tool (9/30/02)
Why They Sell Extended Warranties - courtesy of RepairClinic.com - Should you buy one for your appliances? (10/15/01)
Extended Auto Warranties - Worthwhile or worthless? (4/30/01)
Appliance Insurance (10/30/00)
My Story: That Auto Warranty by Debbie Benish (4/17/00)
Automotive Extended Warrantees (10/11/99)
Vehicle Service Contracts by Pat Mestern (9/27/99)
Service Contracts & Extended Warrantees by Gary Foreman (9/23/96)

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Family Activities & Entertainment

Couples
Decorating
Educational
Food
Holidays
Movies and Television
Other
Outdoors
Parties
Sports
Summer
Vacations
Winter

Family Activities & Entertainment, Couples

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Other
Family, Outdoors
Family, Parties
Family, Sports
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

see also:
Romance

Cheap Date Night - Can they have fun on just $5 or $10?
6 Steps to a Romantic Fall Picnic by Christy Pessemier - An affordable fall picnic date.
Night on the town on a budget Video - City life is expensive. Find out how to have a fun night on the town without spending a lot.
Pleasure Your Mate Month by Veronica Hunsucker - Ways to say "you're special to me". (8/24/09)
Fun and Frugal Dates by Steven C. Smith - Dating on a budget (11/17/03)
25 Free or Cheap Dates by Linda Alexander - Love in Action (3/17/03)
My Story: Not Surprised by Joanna - The end of meaningless gifts (4/1/02)
10 Cheap and Fun Dates by Suzanne Donahue (12/4/00)
The Dating Game - Who Pays? by Michelle Kennedy (2/14/00)
Can You Spare a Quarter (for a date)? by Michael Webb (7/19/99)
Marriage Builders by Michele Johnson (3/9/98)
Cheap Dates & Family Activities - Reader's Suggestions (1/26/98)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Decorating

Frugal Fall Home Decorating with the Kids! (10/9/06)
Winter's Hearth by Gramma Sandra Schneider - Easy starters for your fireplace (11/5/01)
Rainy Day Paper-Mache by Brenda Hyde - A great project for your kids (6/11/01)
Decorative Vegetables by Amanda Formaro (6/26/00)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Educational

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Other
Family, Outdoors
Family, Parties
Family, Sports
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

see also:
Children, Educational Activities
Education, Outside School

Why Ebooks Are the Frugal Choice by Chris Stevenson - Ebook revolution reduces the cost of reading.
Why I Buy Membership to My Local Museum by Eric Mohrman - Reciprocal membership programs could save all over the country.
Frugal Family Journeys into Genealogy by Christine Stephens - Enjoy an inexpensive educational experience for children and adults alike.
Videos That Save by Amel S. Abdullah - Safely finding online video tutorials.
How to Create an Outside Science Wall by Andra Land - Create a year-round learning tool in your backyard (8/30/10)
Museum Reciprocal Programs by R. Kellogg - Get admittance to hundreds of museums for the cost of one museum's membership. (5/11/09)
Bringing the World Home by Rachel Muller - Your family can travel the world in your own backyard! (11/03/08)
Home Learning Activities - Keep your children thinking and happy. (10/16/06)
Fun Factories - Free tours for the whole family. (5/22/06)
My Story: Grandma Shares - How I connect with my grandkids (9/12/05)
Living Large at the Library (11/1/04)
Easy Reader by K.M. Eldredge - When your appetite for reading is bigger than your budget (5/31/04)
Bird Watching by Susan Gateley - A lifetime of fun (4/5/04)
Passing on a Legacy by Tenna Perry - She improved her relationship with her daughter and taught her a skill (12/15/03)
Libraries - More than just books (6/23/03)
United We Stand: The Use of Time by EB in Mo - You 'spend' it like money. But you can't make more of it (10/1/01)
Simple Family Field Trips by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Education wrapped up in great fun! (9/3/01)
Everyday Adventure by Tammy Harrison - Always a new experience! (7/16/01)
The Entertainment Bug by Kayla Solomon (2/21/00)
Educational Activities for Kids and Families by Maxine Sprague (2/7/00)
Inexpensive Cultural Events (8/31/98)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Food

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Other
Family, Outdoors
Family, Parties
Family, Sports
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

see also:
Groceries & Food

4 sweet ways to use mobile dining apps - 4 sweet ways to use mobile dining apps
Video: Restaurant Tricks of the Trade by Amanda Geronikos - Sneaky ways to get you to spend a little more.
What are you looking for when you choose a restaurant? by Thrifty Living Today
Cutting Down on Your Entertainment Budget by Thrifty Living Today
Reduce Your Restaurant Bill - Eliminate unsuspected costs that will drive up your bill. (10/16/06)
Kids in the Kitchen (9/11/06)
Dinner's Ready (8/21/06)
Start Your Own Supper Club (8/7/06)
Keeping Up With Children's Activities and Meals (8/29/05)
Fine Frugal Dining - There is no need to give up your night on the town (1/24/05)
My Story: Dining Out With Children - contributed by Karen - It can be a pleasant experience (7/14/03)
Recreation on the Skinny by Karen Kuebler - 15 cheap ways to have fun (4/28/03)
Eating Out With Children - An affordable meal at a 'real' restaurant (4/21/03)
When Does School Start? by Jill Cooper and Tawra Kellam - Help your kids cook up some fun in the kitchen (8/5/02)
Dining Out for Less by Debra Vaughn (10/16/00)
Picnic Cookers by Mary Ann Ross (6/26/00)
A Grocery Shop Day by Sarah Delaporte (4/3/00)
Kids' Night Out at Home (10/25/99)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Holidays

Gifts that don't cost money by The Dollar Stretcher Review
Fun, Inexpensive Gift Wrapping (9/18/06)
Making Christmas Meaningful by Virginia Brucker - Volunteering as a family (12/9/02)
Simple Autumn Pleasures by Deborah Taylor-Hough - Holidays are a wonderful time to be home (11/19/01)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Movies and Television

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Other
Family, Outdoors
Family, Parties
Family, Sports
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

Getting Studio Audience Tickets by Debra Karplus - Watch your favorite show from the studio!
6 good ways to reel in discount movie tickets - Savvy moviegoers can save money at the box office and still catch the latest releases.
Money lessons from 5 summer movies - What can you learn about personal finance from "Bad Teacher" and "Cowboys & Aliens."
5 smart money lessons from reality TV - The unscripted drama may be what reels you in, but finance tips might be your take-away.
What I Miss About TV by Pamela Parks - There were some things that she just didn't expect. (3/29/10)
Marvelous Movies on a Budget by Shaunna Privratsky (2/11/08)
My Story: More Movie Savings (4/16/07)
Cheap Movie Thrills - Overlooked discounts to slash movie ticket prices. (1/29/07)
Lights, Camera, Action! - Money-saving strategies when you want to see the next great flick (12/11/06)
A Blessing In Disguise - Life without television (9/27/04)
My Story: Life Without Cable (5/17/04)
Cheap Thrills by Jennifer Beam - Perhaps a big annual vacation isn't your best choice (3/22/04)
Recreation on the Skinny by Karen Kuebler - 15 cheap ways to have fun (4/28/03)
Kids' Video Games for Less (11/1/99)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Other

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Outdoors
Family, Parties
Family, Sports
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

Zoo and Botanical Park Memberships by Lee Doppelt - Affordable family outings
Cheap Family Activities for Families With Grade School Kidsy
Night on the town on a budget Video - City life is expensive. Find out how to have a fun night on the town without spending a lot.
Adult Children Returning to the Nest by Marina Goodman, CFP® - 6 tips for coping with the boomerang generation.
Video: How to Score Cheap Tickets and Avoid Ripoffs by Brandon Ballenger - courtesy of MoneyTalksNews.com - Don't pay full price to get good seats!
Using Entertainment Books - Putting Entertainment Books to good use.
8 Tips for elegant & frugal socializing Yankee 2.0 - How can a person manage to be frugal while entertaining with flair and elegance?
Family Game Night Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - What are you doing when you have family time? And what is it costing you?
Rely on Your Library by Ron Geelan - Closing the entertainment gap. (9/13/10)
How to Save Money on Console Games by Alina Bradford - Don't spend hundreds to play. (9/6/10)
Campus Entertainment Isn't Just for Students by Steve Graham - Why you should know what the students know. (8/17/09)
No Need to Feel Deprived by Veronica Hunsucker - Find ways to prevent the feelings of deprivation, depression, and resentment. (4/20/09)
Autumn Family Fun by Linda Shapero - Fall activities that the whole family will enjoy.(9/8/08)
Meaningful Family Traditions by SherryLynn Rankin - Fun, simple, and memorable without spending a lot of money (3/10/08)
Frugal Frivolity by Lyn Michaud - Having fun relieves stress (1/7/08)
Indulgences for the Frugal - Ways to wind down when you’re stressed out (5/15/06)
The Family Game Room - Making a space for family game night (4/17/06)
Develop a Close Relationships With Your Grandchildren (3/14/05)
Family Time - Getting fit and having fun! (3/7/05)
Rediscover Everyday Joys - The best things in life are free (1/24/05)
Fun and Frugal Things To Do With Toddlers by Irene Helen Zundel - Helping them to learn about the world around them (4/12/04)
15-Minute De-Frazzlers for Families by Susie Michelle Cortright - Dedicated to bringing joy into your home (3/1/04)
Emotionally Charged by Tammy Harrison - Recent events underscore valuable lessons (10/29/01)
Ticket Gouging - Can you avoid all the surcharges on event tickets? (7/23/01)
Out-of-Town Visitors - You're happy for the company, but how can you control the extra expenses? (1/29/01)
The Question Game by Michael Webb (11/20/00)
One Dollar Entertainment by Wendy Lomano (8/14/00)
Fair Priced Fairs by Dawn Adams (8/3/98)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Outdoors

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Other
Family, Parties
Family, Sports
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

Theme park prices -- then and now - Why are theme parks so pricey? Take a look at what they've added to see where your money is going.
How to Build a Backyard Ice Skating Rink by Shirley Byers - Healthy, affordable fun for the whole family.
Geocaching by Angelia Crawford - Frugal fun for the adventurous. (4/13/09)
My Story: Grandma Shares - How I connect with my grandkids (9/12/05)
Family Fun Days - Budget-conscious hints for great family fun! (7/12/04)
Bird Watching by Susan Gateley - A lifetime of fun (4/5/04)
Cheap Thrills by Jennifer Beam - Perhaps a big annual vacation isn't your best choice (3/22/04)
Chickens In Your Backyard - Never buy eggs again! (9/29/03)
Paddle Power by Susan Peterson Gately - Safe and seaworthy entertainment (9/1/03)
Recreation on the Skinny by Karen Kuebler - 15 cheap ways to have fun (4/28/03)
Nature's Decor for Fall by Kathleen Wilson - Make memories as you decorate together (10/21/02)
Take a Hike! by Sheryl Simons - Finding family fun in the wonderful outdoors (4/22/02)
Gardening With Kids Project by Brenda Hyde - Children love growing things, but sometimes they need encouragement (4/15/02)
Feeding the Birds by Brenda Hyde - A little money, a lot of fun (3/11/02)
Scavenger Hunt Ideas - Looking for fun? (1/15/01)
Frugal Fun Ideas (10/11/99)
Nature and Simple Things by Deborah Taylor-Hough (7/5/99)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Parties

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Other
Family, Outdoors
Family, Sports
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

see also:
Parties & Entertaining

Video: Frugal Cocktail Parties by Jeff Yeager - How can you build a bar for your bash without breaking the bank?
6 money-saving tips for summer parties - From what's on the grill to what's in your glass, these thrifty ideas will make your party sizzle.
Cooking up a pricey backyard barbecue - Ready to drop $200K on the ultimate summer bash? Your beer and burger will be heavenly.
25th Anniversary Party Ideas - How to throw a great anniversary party for less.
Want free samples and coupons? Join the party - Want to host a product sampling party? Find out what's in it for you and your friends.
DIY Catering by Leanne Ely, CNC - 5 tips on stress-free catering.
How to Throw an Affordable Birthday Party by Kelly Richards - A fun, frugal party for that special child!
My Story: A Lesson In Love contributed by Carol - Create a lasting family bond (6/24/02)
A Barney Toddler Party - Fun without high finance (5/14/01)
Anniversary Party Ideas - Make it a really special occasion (3/12/01)
Parties Without Panic by Deborah Taylor-Hough (11/6/00)
Citrus Summer Shower by Mary Ann Ross and Kimberly Lainson (6/12/00)
Create a Kids' Party by Maxine Sprague (5/22/00)
Surprise 50th Birthday Party Ideas (10/26/98)
Family Reunion Fun - part 2 - Reader's Best Ideas (6/29/98)
Family Reunion Fun - Reader's Best Ideas (6/22/98)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Sports

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Other
Family, Outdoors
Family, Parties
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

Cost breakdown of frugal and healthy Super Bowl recipes: Part 2 of 3 by Live Like a Mensch
Cost breakdown of frugal and healthy Super Bowl recipes: Part 1 of 3 by Live Like a Mensch
6 money-saving tips to ski on the cheap - Spending can snowball on those slippery slopes. Here's how to be a ski bum on a budget.
Cheap Thrills by Jennifer Beam - Perhaps a big annual vacation isn't your best choice (3/22/04)
6 Ways to Save Money at Sporting Events by Carol Parsons (2/23/04)
Recreation on the Skinny by Karen Kuebler - 15 cheap ways to have fun (4/28/03)
The Entertainment Bug by Kayla Solomon (2/21/00)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Summer

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Other
Family, Outdoors
Family, Parties
Family, Sports
Family, Vacations
Family, Winter

see also:
Children, Summer Activities

The cost of summer fun through the years - From baseball to barbecues, we look at how the cost of summer has changed.
How to keep a ticket scam from ruining your summer by TDS Guest Blogger
5 Low Cost Ways to Have Summer Fun by Gary Foreman - Have some frugal fun!
6 cheap things to do this summer - Here are a few ways to save money and have a memorable time this summer.
10 fun, frugal summer activities - Keeping the kids entertained this summer can cost almost nothing with these thrifty ideas.
Alternatives to Summer Camp - Mom's looking for summer activies for her 9 and 11 year-olds.
Summer Entertainment by Susan Sundwall - 3 cheapo ways to entertain kids. (8/10/09)
Summer Fun without the Price by Amy L. Thomas - Fun and free ideas that won’t drain you wallet or your gas tank. (7/28/08)
Summer Sanity Savers (7/11/07)
Summer Event Savings - Plan ahead to save under the summer sun (5/21/07)
Summer Fun, Cheaply Done (5/30/05)
Family Fun Days - Budget-conscious hints for great family fun! (7/12/04)
12 Tips for Inexpensive Entertainment by Vickie Phelps - Cheap activities that the whole family will enjoy (6/14/04)
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)
Finding Summer by Sheryl Simons - Grab some memories! (8/6/01)
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 Fun With Your Kids by Jenny Wanderscheid (8/9/99)
Summer Safety for Kids (6/28/99)
Summer Camp at Home by Jennifer Deerman (6/14/99)

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Vacations

See Vacations

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Family Activities & Entertainment, Winter

Also in Family Activities & Entertainment:
Family, Couples
Family, Decorating
Family, Educational
Family, Food
Family, Holidays
Family, Movies and Television
Family, Other
Family, Outdoors
Family, Parties
Family, Sports
Family, Summer
Family, Vacations

Frugal Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs by Veronica Bowman - Brighten winter days without spending money.
Cabin Fever Relievers by Shaunna Privratsky - Try these tricks and say good bye to cabin fever. (2/9/09)
Winter Fun! by Denny Phillips - Yes, you can have fun in the snow! (01/05/09)
Surviving Winter Break (12/18/06)
Frugal Winter Fun with Kids (2/6/06)
Winter Nature Walks by Nita Holstine (1/5/04)
Can't Afford a Winter Vacation? - Plan a 'Hawaii Day' for your kids (12/29/03)
Nothing to Do by Heather Newman - Kids' activity ideas for winter (2/12/01)

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Finances

Banking
Bankruptcy
Budgeting
Cars
Checkup
Credit
Debt
Family
Guide
Home
Insurance
Investing Small Amounts
Job Loss
Money Perspectives
Other
Planning
Reducing Expenses
Retirement
Saving and Investing
Taxes

Finances, Banking

Also in Finances:
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

see also:
Banking and Credit Unions
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

When do prepaid debit cards make sense? - Prepaid debit cards aren't for everyone, but they're a good choice in certain situations.
Withdrawing enough but not too much by Kahler Financial
Make a bundle by bundling your bank accounts? - Don't bungle your finances by bundling bank accounts. Ensure it won't cost you more in the end.
5 ways the eurozone crisis could impact you - You've been watching the eurozone crisis play out. Find out how it could affect you.
5 Ways to Make Finances Easier by Brandon Schmid - Are you tired of wrestling with your finances? (12/07/09)
Your Checking Account by Terry Rigg - New transactions make them harder to balance (5/6/02)

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Finances, Bankruptcy

Should I Declare Bankruptcy? - When is it time to throw in the towel?
Declaring Bankruptcy - Is it the best way out?
After Bankruptcy Blues by Gary Foreman
After Bankruptcy by Gary Foreman

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Finances, Budgeting

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

see also:
Budgets & Budgeting
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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.
My Story: A Basic Spending Plan contributed by Kim - Controlling your spending when money is tight.
Budget, or go home - Why budgeting is necessary to achieve your financial goals
Widow: Help me with my household budget - When you're on your own and overextended, getting a financial grip can require tough choices.
Plow my extra cash into my IRA or mortgage? - Have money to feed either your low-rate mortgage or your Roth IRA? That choice is easy.
The One Month Budget Squeeze by Joanne Guidoccio - This family intentionally squeezes their budget one month a year.
6 ways you can manage your money better by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Overspending? 4 ways to start budgeting right now by TDS Guest Blogger
Are you spending more to try to save? - Shoppers beware: The tools that might save you money now could cost more in the long run.
Video: 10 Ways to Waste Money on Tech by Brandon Ballenger - You could be a lot richer.
5 Ways to Beat Inflation by Richard Barrington - Even 2% inflation can hurt your budget.
8 smart ways to spend $20 - Congrats for finding a long-lost portrait of Andrew Jackson! May we suggest how to spend it?
7 ways you can beat bill shock and save money - Do you face astonishingly high bills every month? Track your spending to keep costs down.
5 tips to cut debt, boost savings - Ready for some budget calisthenics? These tips will get your finances in shape this spring.
The Benefits of Living on Limited Income by Marianne Giullian - Your family could benefit when your income goes down.
4 Apps to Manage Your Finances by Sam Mauzy - Helpful financial management apps.
A Workable Budget Plan by Rick Kahler - Use the plan that wealth accumulators use.
A Toothbrush Is a Gigantic Budget Stretcher! - TDS Guest Blogger
Tips to cope with job loss in recession - Lost your job? Here are 15 ways to meet your financial obligations until you get back on your feet.
5 fixes for your own fiscal year - Federal finances roll over in October. Yours can, too. Just don't spend like Uncle Sam.
Zero Based Budgeting by The Dollar Stretcher - Budgeting for those expenditures that rise just a little bit each year
The Mom and Dad Allowance by Nicole Palacios - Tired of arguing with your spouse over their spending?
Peppy ways to fight budget burnout - Tired of eating ramen and peanut butter? These tips can help you get your frugal groove back.
Being a deadbeat won't beat budget blues - Don't blame your bills for your money problems. Maybe you need to plan your spending.
The Ultimate Budgeting Guide Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Would you like to be better at budgeting? Try these tips
Financial Pitfalls of Smart Phone Payment Apps Dollar Stretcher Guest Blogger - Shifting to a system of virtual money is convenient, but it could have significant consequences for consumers and their family budgets
5 financial lessons for 20-somethings - Gen Y faces an uphill battle in a bad economy. These tips will help you survive it.
Smart phone can set tone on managing money - Dial in to your smart phone's powers by using it as a money management tool.
3 recession-busting gadgets - In tough times, these three bare-bones gadgets can help stretch budgets. (6/22/09)
Dodge debt with financial plan - Jot down what you earn and spend, keep a cushion for emergencies and create a path to your future. (6/18/09)
4 key expenses NOT to cut - In a bad economy, don't be so quick with the scissors. Some budget cuts you make now will cost more later. (2/10/09)
Cash Management - Managing your spending money (9/23/02)
Budgeting with Variable Income by Jane Chidester (10/4/99)
Not Enough Money by Gary Foreman (10/12/98)
Where Does All the Money Go? by Gary Foreman (8/24/98)
Variable Income Budgeting - Readers' Recommendations (12/22/97)
Feast or Famine Budget by Gary Foreman (10/27/97)
Using Quicken by Karen Jones (3/17/97)
Average Family Expenses by Gary Foreman (7/22/96)
Calculating Family Income by Gary Foreman (8/5/96)

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Finances, Cars

See Automobiles

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Finances, Checkup

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

5 money myths that are financial nonsense - Be savvy with money. Avoid these "truths" about saving, investing and spending.
Give Your Finances an Annual CheckUp by Shaunna Privratsky - Making sure you are fiscally fit.
7 money-related things to give thanks for - Be grateful for access to free credit reports, and these six other things.
Spring cleaning, big savings - Spring is the perfect time to start over and save cash. Here are three tips for doing so.
Could What Believe Make You Wealthy? Or Poor? by Gary Foreman - Examining your beliefs about money.
9 Reasons Your Financial Resolutions Are Failing by Gary Foreman - And how you can correct them.
How fiscally fit are you? Find out with this quiz Video - Think your money muscles are in peak financial form? We'll tell you whether you need to shape up.
13 money resolutions we all should consider - Most New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside, but we have 13 easy-to-implement ways to fine-tune your finances in 2013.
Time for a financial checkup - As you strive to reach financial goals, take time to perform a financial checkup. Here is how to do it.
Financial Counseling by Rick Kahler - Psychological issues could be costing you $$$.
How a bill audit can save you money by TDS Guest Blogger
The Financial Diet by Veronica Bowman - Using dieting tricks to help you lose financial weight.
8 ways to avoid getting conned - A former cop tells you how to stay one step ahead of thieves.
Financial Spring Cleaning by Shaunna Privratsky - Don't your finances deserve an annual cleaning?
8 signs you're flirting with financial ruin - Are you marching toward a debt disaster? Look for these telltale signs that you need help.
It Pays to Check Your Bills by Qin Tang - Checking your bills is important in this era of auto payments.
7 steps to clean up financial clutter - Organizing your finances is worth the time and effort for the money you could save. Here's how to start. (8/10/10)

A Financial Checklist by Judy Lawrence - Using a checklist to make a positive change in your life. (1/26/09)
Financially Fit by Shaunna Privratsky - 12-step program to lose the debt and create a lean, mean financial machine. (01/05/09)
What You Need To Manage Your Money by Terry Rigg- Don’t be a victim of “Financial Complacency”.(4/21/08)
Penny Wise, Pound Foolish? by Helen Young - Should you be spending your time on the big items? (4/7/08)
Are You In Need of Financial Bypass Surgery (11/1/04)
<Your Annual Performance Review by Gary Foreman - How does your financial performace measure up? (1/5/04)
A Fall Financial Check Up by Doris Dobkins - When was the last time you gave your finances a check up? (11/12/01)
Warning Signs by Ruby J. Wallace - You know you're in trouble when... (10/8/01)
What's Your Net Worth? by Doris Dobkins (1/1/01) - what kind of financial shape are you in?
Painless Financial Check-Up by Gary Foreman (12/22/97)
How Did We Do? The Smiths Review Their Budget by Gary Foreman (12/30/96)

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Finances, Credit

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

see also:
Credit, Credit Cards & Credit Repair
Credit Reports and Credit Scores
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

10 can't miss credit card tips to follow - Don't be a victim of mounting credit card debt. Take charge of your finances.
7 credit tips for Baby Boomers - Your finances change as you age, and so should your credit habits.
Tips for Women on Building Their Credit Score by Bill Hardekopf - Managing your own personal finances. (10/20/08)
Poor Credit and Checking Accounts - Where can she open a checking account? (1/27/03)
Building Credit by Gary Foreman - Getting started the right way (4/29/02)
Correcting Your Credit Report by Gary Foreman - 70% of all reports contain errors. What about your's? (5/7/01)
Establishing Credit by Gary Foreman - Moms wants to help her son buy his first car (4/23/01)
Now What? by Gary Foreman - How can he take advantage of lower interest rates? (2/19/01)
Card Registration Services by Curtis Arnold - Is it necessary to have someone keep a list for you? (1/15/01)
Canceling Credit by Gary Foreman (12/11/00)
Accessing Your Credit File by Kelly Jo Landers (10/2/00)
Is Your Credit File Hurting You? by Doris Dobkins (7/17/00)
Bonus or Bait? by Gary Foreman (4/10/00)
Improving Your Credit Rating by Deborah Michelle Sanders, Esq. (3/6/00)
Credit Card Minimums by Gary Foreman (10/18/99)
Retail Financing Games by Doris Dobkins (8/23/99)
Re-Establishing Credit to Buy a Home (7/12/99)
What's Your (Credit) Score? by Gary Foreman (4/26/99)

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Finances, Debt

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

see also:
Debt
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

5 scary paths that lead to damaging debt - Keep your life from becoming a financial horror show by avoiding devilish debt traps.
Santa's finances are messier than yours - Santa Claus' income and expenses don't add up. His finances are redder than his coat.
8 Ways to Consolidate Debt (9/13/04)
Getting Out of Debt - Three myths to consider (8/9/04)
Inherited Debts? by Gary Foreman - Can she inherit her parent's debts? (10/29/01)
Which Debt First? by Gary Foreman - One of the most frequently asked questions (5/28/01)
Debt Reduction Strategies (9/11/00)
Emergency Savings vs. Debt Reduction by Derrick Gunter (9/20/99)
Debt Consolidation Loans (8/16/99)
I Got My Tax Refund - Now What? by Dawn Adams (6/7/99)
Watch for Falling Prices by Gary Foreman (3/23/98)
Debt Collection Harassment - Readers' Solutions (12/8/97)
How We Got Out of Debt by Patti Hutterli (11/10/97)
Debt Reduction for Singles by Gary Foreman (7/7/97)

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Finances, Expenses

Finance, Cars
Finance, Debt
Finance, Guidelines
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Taxes

Finances, Family and Friends

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

How Are Relationships Affected by Money by Heather Gilmore - Dealing with two sensitive issues.
Keeping Up With Friends' Spending Habits by Gary Foreman - What to do when your friends want to spend more than you do?
Avoiding money arguments - by Live Like a Mensch
4 family money lessons from top companies - Big companies must manage their money. Learn what families can glean about their finances.
Handing over personal finances to an adult child - Naming your adult child to financial accounts could have unintended consequences.
When and how to talk finances with your partner - Finances matter at all points in a relationship. Here's how to keep the love while talking money.
Financial rules for stay-at-home spouses - For better or worse, nonworking spouses have a mixed bag of regulations just for them.
Tooth Fairy inflation Live Like a Mensch
Make financial literacy a lifelong quest - A Rider University expert says educators and parents must teach kids about personal finance.
6 Things Starbucks' $7 Palmilera Coffee Can Tell You About Your Friends' Finances by Gary Foreman - Coffee tells.
Financial pitfalls of blended families - Financial issues for traditional nuclear families pale next to those of blended families.
13 Things to Teach Your Children by Gary Foreman - That will make their financial lives easier.
6 tips for teaching your kids to manage money by Celebrating Financial Freedom
How to avoid a family feud over an inheritance - Sibling rivalries and grief can ignite a family feud after you're gone. Remove the kindle now.
When your parents are broke and underinsured - What do you know about your folks' health care and financial health? It may be time for a talk.
Whole Family Financial Solutions by Veronica Bowman - Getting the whole family involved in solving financial problems.
When to cut the financial cord on your kids - Is your adult child still dependent on your paycheck? Maybe it's time for some tough love.
How birth order can affect your finances - Are you the oldest in your family? See how the order you're born in can explain your finances.
5 tips for raising money-smart kids - The tough economy is an opportunity to raise kids who understand fiscal responsibility.
What a 'Wish Jar' Taught My Son About Spending by Cyn Rogalski - Teaching small children about wants and needs.
Basic Finance Management for Teens By Carol L. Stokes, Esq. - Top 10 things that parents need to teach their teens about money.
Your Parents’ Finances by Rick Kahler - When is it time to help them with their finances?
Would your adult children rip you off? - Look out. Experts say most acts of financial elder abuse are committed by family members.
Is your spouse cheating financially? - Marital secrecy can put love and money on the rocks. Learn from these real-life cases.
How to Manage Money as a Couple by Jane Honeck, CPA - Money is the most divisive topic for most couples.
It’s All About Freedom by Lora Vatalaro - How couples can handle money issues.
My girlfriend forged my name on $19K loan - When your significant other commits fraud, get legal and relationship advice.
Are your friends making you broke? - Learn to say "no" rather than give in to temptation at the expense of your wallet.
Family bond: Uncle owes when nephew bails - Bailing someone out of jail could be courting financial disaster.
Teen Jobs by Jill Fitzpatrick - Beyond babysitting and lawn mowing.
Risks to helping your adult child financially - Helping out may impede your child's growth and hurt your own financial well-being.
It's your name on the line if you co-sign - If a friend needs financial help, don't give it in the form of co-signing a loan.
Don't get hitched until fiance fixes debt - Is your fiance deep in debt? Here's why you should make him pay it off before tying the knot. (8/9/10)
Whose finances are whose? - She's on disability, he makes six figures. And she's worried she'll be liable for debt he incurs. (6/29/09)
Financial Infidelity by Candace Bahr, CEA, CDFA and Ginita Wall, CPA, CFP(r), CDS - A surprising amount of infidelity goes on every day without a word. (3/02/09)
Talking finances with kids - In today's troubling economic times, it's important to give need-to-know financial information to ease kids' stress. (1/16/09)
The Worst Is Yet to Come? by Terry of Main Street Meltdown - What you can do to “recession proof” your family? (12/15/08)
My Story: Living on One Income (11/6/06)
Are "They" Ruining Your Finances? (11/6/06)
Overspending Spouse (7/31/06)
Mother vs. Girlfriend - Caught between two payments (5/23/05)
My Story: Ailing Parents and Financial Questions - What you can do now to avoid trouble later (10/25/04)
Young Couple Finances - Laying a firm foundation (10/4/04)
About Your Financial Future by Jen Singer - What every stay-at-home mom should know (2/2/04)
Common Financial Mistakes of Newlyweds by Megan Franks - Prevention is the key (1/12/04)
Mom's Finances by Gary Foreman - Helping your parents with their finances (7/22/02)
Love Is Blind, But Creditors Aren't by Gary Foreman - When your fiance brings debts with them (12/3/01)
Friendship Loan by Gary Foreman - Should he loan the money to a friend? (11/19/01)
Inherited Debts? by Gary Foreman - Can she inherit her parent's debts? (10/29/01)
When Friends Are Laid-Off - How you can help (10/15/01)
Too Much for Children by Mia Cronan - What do you say when they ask for the stuff that their friends have? (9/24/01)
Stop That Overspending Spouse (6/26/00)
For Richer or Poorer by Ellsbeth Blackthorne (2/28/00)
Getting Your Family Involved by Kelly Jo Landers (1/24/00)
Opposite Money Styles by Jane Chidester (11/1/99)
Making Peace With Your Partner's Spendthrift Ways by Cyndi Webb (7/5/99)
For Richer or Poorer (advice for newlyweds) by Gary Foreman (3/29/99)
Baby Boomer Financial Squeeze (9/14/98)
Divorce & Family Finances by Gary Foreman (8/3/98)

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Finances, Guidelines

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Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
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Finance, Debt
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Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

11 best financial calculators for millennials - Are you young and hungry -- for answers about money? Find them using these tools.
Handling Sudden Financial Change by Cindy Tansin - How 'fight or flight' relates to your financial affairs
My Story: What I Would Do Differently contributed by SC - A college professor spills.
6 ways to avoid your own financial Groundhog Day - Don't let the same money mistakes shadow you again and again.
5 money myths that are financial nonsense - Be savvy with money. Avoid these "truths" about saving, investing and spending.
Financial Apps & Websites to Increase Your Wealth by Mike Vichich - Let technology help you accumulate money.
12 fun, festive days of financial gift giving - Use these 12 days of monetary merry-making to make everyone's days bright.
Video: Spending Regrets by Jeff Yeager - How to avoid the top ten spending regrets that may be emptying your wallet.
The financial perks of being older than 50 - Achieving senior status can be a boon. Many businesses give breaks to mature customers.
5 steps to create a money-saving routine - One part of improving your personal finances is to stash some cash. Make saving a habit.
5 nuggets of financial wisdom from Grandma - Follow these financial adages to keep the wolf from the door and your account out of the red.
Run your finances like a business - Run your personal finances like a small business. Here is how to do it.
Financial Abuse of the Elderly by Bill Hardekopf - How to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Reasons Interest Rates Will Rise & 2 Ways to Avoid Higher Rates by Gary Foreman - What you need to do now.
Should retirement savings trump college costs? - Choose between saving for retirement and paying for your kids' college? Maybe you won't have to.
Trick or treat: 7 hauntingly good money tips - Banks fill your bag with offers, some sweet and some sour. Know the difference.
5 financial blunders and how to fix them - It's easy to make mistakes but hard to recognize them. Take these steps to recover.
9 ways to keep your New Year's resolutions - Before your financial resolutions fall by the wayside, try these tips.
6 illegal money habits you may be committing - They might seem common, but these financial crimes could bring harsh consequences. (8/2/10)
5 Big Financial Tips by Omie Ismail - Simples things to make your life's journey more pleasant. (4/05/10)
The ABCs of Frugality by Garen Daly - 8 simple rules to spending less and enjoying life more. (10/26/09)
IF: Microeconomic Explosion by Damon Carr- Are your finances about to explode? (6/30/08)
Macroeconomics at Home - What could an economics class teach you about your personal finances? (7/9/07)
10 Easy Ways To Ensure Financial Failure (5/28/07)
Are You Ready to Grow Up? (4/23/07)
Worried About Money? - 10 tips to make the most of your money. (5/29/06)
Reduce Financial Stress - 5 strategies to help you take control of your finances (8/22/05)
9 New Year's Resolutions - Take the first step to financial fitness (1/3/05)
Why People Do Not Achieve Financial Success by Craig Lock - Eliminate the stumbling blocks to a better future (1/7/02)
A Little Extra Cash by Doris Dobkins (11/20/00)
Swimming Upstream by Gary Foreman (1/3/00)
The Key to a Successful Future by Doris Dobkins (11/15/99)
Getting Your Financial House In Order by Gary Foreman (7/8/96)

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Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
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Finance, Guide
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Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

Comparing a Refinance by Gary Foreman - Make sense out of all those numbers (1/14/02)
No Money Down by Gary Foreman - Can you really buy a house with no money and get rich, too? (7/2/01)
The 125% Mortgage by Gary Foreman (10/9/00)
When You're Facing Foreclosure (9/25/00)
My Story: We Saved $700,000 by Vanessa (5/22/00)
15 vs. 30 Year Mortgage (10/18/99)
Re-Establishing Credit to Buy a Home (7/12/99)
Invest In Your Own Mortgage? by Gary Foreman (9/22/97)

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Finances, Insurance

Ten Golden Rules of Buying Life Insurance by Craig Lock - Investigate before buying (12/9/02)
Annuity Income Options by William D. Brownlie, CLU, ChFC - How would you like your money paid out? (2/19/01)
A Lesson in Life by David F. Woods, CLU, ChFC - There's more to life insurance than you may have imagined (2/19/01)
Avoiding Annuity Errors by Tina K. Baughman, CLU (11/27/00)
The Life Insurance Debate by Doris Dobkins (2/7/00)
Don't Make Mistakes Buying Insurance by Ginita Wall (5/17/99)

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Finances, Investing Small Amounts

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Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

see also:
Investments
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

Working With Sharebuilder - What's it like to invest with Sharebuilder?
It's About Time - A dollar today is worth more than having one tomorrow (5/2/05)
Investing Small Amounts (9/20/04)
'Big' vs. 'Little' Savings - Should she try to save a little every day? Or is he right to try to save on the big ticket items? (11/5/01)
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, Ph.D., CFP - Yes, you can start small (9/10/01)
Starter Savings - Where can you put your money to work a little at a time? (3/19/01)
How to Start Saving by Doris Dobkins (6/12/00)
Lunch Money Investing by Gary Foreman (6/14/99)
Compound Interest for Poor People by Gary Foreman (5/19/97)

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Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

Worried about a layoff: Spend savings on mortgage? - Get your financial priorities straight if you worry your next paycheck could be the last.
What to do with $18K and no job - It's tempting to pay debts with a windfall. But with no job, you might need it to live on.
You got a job; now what? - A new job after lengthy unemployment does not automatically guarantee personal finance success. (7/28/10)
Preparing for a Layoff (8/7/06)
Unemployed Bill Crisis by Gary Foreman - Starting the road to recovery (8/4/03)
My Story: Potential Layoff Revisited - contributed by JoAnn - Unemployment insurance worth the cost (3/24/03)
Surviving Layoffs by Gary Foreman - Layoffs keep derailing his financial plans (6/24/02)
United We Stand: Coping With Crisis by Dawn - She went from a carefree lifestyle to watching every penny (10/15/01)
Finding Funds for Emergency Savings - How can you save some money for an unexpected crisis? (10/8/01)
Can We Live on One Income? by Gary Foreman - You can find out before you quit your job (6/18/01)
Facing Financial Fears by Lucynda Koesters - How are you handling uncertain times? (6/11/01)
Preparing for a Layoff (12/13/99)
Financial Emergencies by Doris Dobkins (9/6/99)

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Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

see also:
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

3 money maxims that hurt your finances - Having certain beliefs about money can lead to risky financial habits. Do yours need to change?
Video: The Money Step - Allegory of the Axe & Basketball by Jeff Yeager - The Cheap Life - How to skip the 'money step' and enjoy life more.
5 money lessons learned from Monopoly - As with Monopoly, you can overspend in real life. What else can the game teach us?
3 More Secrets to Living Like a Millionaire by Rick Kahler
Live Like a Millionaire by Rick Kahler
Money-saving secrets of the rich and frugal - The wealthy pinch a few pennies to make their dollars go further. You can, too.
Video: Millennials and Money by Gary Foreman - Interview with Laura Shin, author of The "Millennial Game Plan: 6 Secrets To Succeed In Today’s Economy.
5 steps to a healthier financial life - Is your bottom line looking a bit sickly these days? To restore your finances to health, you need to develop better money habits.
Financial habits of the wealthy - Bankrate polled advisers across the U.S. for insights on how the rich invest, save and spend.
20 Somethings: Avoiding the financial mistakes of 30-somethings - What if you could start over? These folks in their 30s wish they had done things differently.
Can your personality type determine income? - If you're a psycho superstar, will you make more money? Find out what pundits say.
Video: Becoming a Money-Smart Teen by Gary Foreman - Interview with Eva Baker of TeensGotCents.com
How to stay friends when salaries differ - Whether you're rich or poor, differences in pay can cause strain between friends.
How to live a life of luxury without going broke - Reality TV has left many women aspiring to a life of luxury. How can you do it on a budget?
How to prevent money leaks by Celebrating Financial Freedom
Video: Loose Change by Jeff Yeager - You might not think much of finding a quarter or nickel on the ground but those loose coins can really add up!
Spenders, savers and successful savers - Kahler Financial
Should I pay debt or invest in kid's 529 plan? - College savings plans make a lot of sense. But are they more important than paying debts?
6 Reasons You Need Some Cash by Rich Finzer - What do you have in your wallet?
Why good manners can boost financial success - Beyond knowing which fork to use, proper behavior can help you gain financial success.
10 Ways to Make Sure You Get Value by Rick Kahler - Frugal doesn't always mean getting the cheapest.
How to handle finances after denied loan - That HELOC will add to your debt, not take it away. There are other ways to fix your finances.
Why we spend on small things - 3 reasons we spend on “little” things.
5 things your junk mail says about you - Tired of horoscopes? Try reading your junk mail. It can say a lot about your past and future.
Swimming safely in the financial sea - by Kahler Financial
5 reasons 6 figures won't make you rich - A $100,000 income used to mean you were living large. Today, it just won't get you as far.
Just say ‘no’ to debt - Saying “no” to debt can help you save money in the long run.
10 true tales of frugal celebrity habits to live by - It's not all about "champagne wishes and caviar dreams." Tales of celebrity frugality abound.
Frugal or foolhardy? by Live Like A Mensch
Biggest money mistakes men and women make - Mars and Venus orbit money differently. What can each sex learn from the other?
What Does Memory Have to Do With Money? by Rick Kahler - Remembering this answer could be important!
My Story: The SMART Goal System contributed by Michelle - How we achieve our goals the SMART way.
Staying on the road to financial independence by Kahler Financial
Underspending by Rick Kahler - Could "underspending" be a problem for you?
How to Waste Money by Rick Kahler - If you really want to stay poor, here's how to do it.
5 tips for getting back on track financially - You started the year with financial goals but haven't kept up. Now's the time to recommit.
7 strategies to declare financial independence - We hold this truth to be self-evident: That you can liberate yourself from stress about money.
Should I Invest in 529 or pay down my mortgage? - With a lot of cash on hand, see whether saving for college or reducing home debt is better.
Contactless Payments by Bill Hardekopf - Could RFID cards increase your spending by 30%?
3 financial goals that trump college savings - Before opening a college account, you should tend to these three more urgent financial matters.
Beware! 7 financially fatal spending traps - You are not powerless, but one of these weaknesses may kill your wealth willpower.
Before You Buy: Think Different by Hannah Walton - What I learned from Steve Jobs.
How Do You Eat an Elephant? One Bite at a Time by Celebrating Financial Freedom
From "Best" to "Good Enough" by Jennifer Rose Hale - Downgrading to Save.
Living single? Here are 4 ways to save - Freedom has a price. Here's how to match the savings that couples get.
Random Thoughts About Personal Finance - The Dollar Stretcher
5 smart ways to deal with financial setbacks - Financial setbacks can be devastating, but you have options other than wallowing in self-pity.
Do you really know what's in your own best financial interests? - by The Dollar Stretcher
Matching Financial Tactics to Your Goals - The Dollar Stretcher
Are You Potentially Rich? - Kahler Financial
Conventional financial wisdom to ignore - The usual financial advice can be spot-on -- except when it's not. Prosper by ignoring these tips.
Are you yoked to your finances? by The Dollar Stretcher
Make 'new normals' of finance work for you - Don't wait for the old economy to return. Master the "new normals" to succeed.
What financial advice would you give your younger self? - Frugal Country Living
The Money Leash The Dollar Stretcher - It often feels like we're wearing a choke collar.
6 ways conventional wisdom wastes money - Some conventional wisdom can leave you poor. These cliches deserve to be debunked.
Facing Financial Fears by The Dollar Stretcher - Identify, evaluate, eliminate!
The Value of Advice by Wendy Hummeldorf - Consider the source.
A Little Difference The Dollar Stretcher - The difference between financial success and failure is really quite small
Rational Financial Behavior by Gary Foreman - We all like to think that we're rational....
5 financial lessons from the banking mess - Wall Street wasn't alone in wrecking its finances. It was joined by you and me.
7 hot spots for a romantic getaway - Need a quick getaway? From beaches to big cities, you can get there on a budget.
8 rules of thumb for your financial life - These money maxims can help keep your finances afloat, but each comes with a warning.
"Just-in-time" Purchasing by Kahler Financial - Swapping one set of poor financial behaviors for another.
3 trends to curb your spending - In a nod to thrift, businesses may help you budget instead of spend. But beware of pitfalls.
Don't get trapped in payday loan cycle - Break free of payday loans, but not with a new payday loan.
How being obese can make you poor - The price of obesity goes beyond health concerns into one's personal finances.
6 ways conventional wisdom wastes money - Some conventional wisdom can leave you poor. These cliches deserve to be debunked.
Throwing Good Money after Bad by Helen Young - How hard is it to change direction?
Financial Wellness by Rick Kahler - What does it look like when you're financially well? (10/11/10)
Some money goals may require a trust - Establishing a trust account may be the best way to achieve certain financial goals. (9/24/10)
Free as a Bird - Financially by Terrance Williams - 3 points recent grads should know. (5/3/10)
Learn how to be rich - Classes on how to manage your wealth are popping up across the country. Can you learn to be rich? (9/22/09)
Be Radical, Get Rich by April Borbon - Have you ever noticed that 'normal people' seldom get rich? (10/12/09)
Is Money Evil? by Gary Foreman - Could you subsconsciously be pushing money away? (10/05/09)
Tell Your Money You “Just Want to be Friends” by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil - Does money have an unhealthy influence on your life? (6/08/09)
Learning 101 by Gary Foreman - Could what you think you know hurt you? (6/01/09)
The Things We Believe In by Gary Foreman - Are you denying facts that could hurt your finances?(3/30/09)
Financial Predictions by Gary Foreman - Dollar Stretcher financial predictions for the upcoming year. (12/29/08)
Small Splurges by Shaunna Privratsky - That won’t break your budget. (11/03/08)
Dollars and Sense: The Psychology Behind Financial Success by Dr. Howard Gluss - Newlyweds need financial help. (7/21/08)
What Are You Willing to “Give Up” to Win Financially? by Damon Carr - There are no shortcuts to financial prosperity! (6/23/08)
The Dacyczyn Decision by Angela Yuriko Cato - Interview with Amy Dacyczyn of Tightwad Gazette fame. (5/26/08)
Triumph! by Pamela Parks - How much is the struggle worth? (4/14/08)
My Story: How Can I Limit My Spending without Being 'Different' - Living better without spending more (4/7/08)
The Folly of Following the Crowd by Karen Kuebler - Key steps to break away from “keeping up with the Joneses” syndrome (2/18/08)
Avoiding Payment Pain by Gary Foreman - Warning signs for the smart consumer (1/28/08)
Financial Resolutions by Gary Foreman - Simple steps to a brighter financial future (12/31/07)
How to Dig a Hole by Amy Burns - Easy ways to dig your own financial hole (12/17/07)
A Different Kind of Financial Security by Rachel Muller - How can you make yourself more secure? (12/17/07)
The Connection Between Personal Finance and Self-Esteem by Cathy Kohm Tanaka - Achieve your financial goals and be a lot happier with yourself (10/1/07)
Battle of the Riches: Good vs. Evil (5/21/07)
Perspectives - How you look at your situation could make all the difference (8/13/07)
Developing a Frugal Attitude (7/16/07)
For the Love of Money - Are your money and emotions connected? (4/9/07)
Don't Bury Your Head in the Sand! (3/26/07)
Are "They" Ruining Your Finances? (11/6/06)
When You are Short of Money… (9/25/06)
What to Say to Someone Who is Having Money Problems (8/14/06)
My Story: Poor in Money, Rich in Time - contributed by NYC Lady - The choice to live frugally (4/28/03)
Top 10 Reasons People Over-Spend by Debra Vaughn - Wouldn't you like to know why you spend too much? (9/17/01)
The Health-Wealth Connection by Shawnda Spille - Are they really connected? (3/26/01)
Your Money Quotient by Gary Foreman - how smart are you when it comes to money? (1/1/01)
My Story: Redefining Financial Necessity by Rachel Astyk - Why wait for a crisis to evaluate your finances? (12/25/00)
Thinking About Finances by Gary Foreman (4/17/00)
Women and Money by Jane Chidester (8/30/99)
My Story: On Being Poor by Darla B. (8/16/99)

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Finances, Other

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Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

see also:
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

New ways to pay: Going beyond cash and plastic - An array of new payment methods offers options to cash, checks and plastic.
Should you try a digital financial adviser? - A digital financial adviser is rational and inexpensive, but it isn't for everyone.
5 Best Money Management Apps by Ted Hunt - Apps that make managing your money easier.
Protect your assets from creditors and predators - You can build a fortress to protect your assets so they won't get plundered by marauders.
Power of Attorney by Rick Kahler - Understanding when to use a power of attorney.
Cloud computing: A threat to your finances? - Storing financial data in the cloud can be risky. Fend off hackers by taking these steps.
Look for money at the state lost-and-found - If you put money in the bank and forgot about it, your state may be holding it for safekeeping.
What Do Future Millionaires Drive? by Kahler Financial
MIT Researchers Predice Economic Collapse by 2030 - Really?? by The Dollar Stretcher
Financial Predators by Rick Kahler - Don’t be easy prey for financial predators.
The best financial apps for Android phones - Personal finance goes mobile with the Android smart phone. Use it to follow your money.
How long to keep financial records - Here's a list of financial records, along with a timeline of their usefulness.
Financial help for military members - U.S. military members and their families have unique rights and services for fixing their finances.
How to plan a 12-year-old's inheritance - How should you invest for a 12-year-old's future? The answer depends on many variables. (10/28/10)
Is danger of deflation real? What can you do? - While the prospect of deflation is remote, it's still a possibility. Here's how to protect yourself. (8/12/10)
How to Keep Your Financial Records Safe - Don't set yourself up for identity theft. (6/28/10)
Simplify your Financial Life by Debra Karplus - Consolidate, automate, and separate. (10/05/09) Comparing Financial Options by Gary Foreman - Creating a comparison you can understand (12/17/07)
Where's My Money? - Getting your utility deposits back (5/5/03)
Signs of Wealth by Gary Foreman - Read the road signs to wealth (11/18/02)
Bill Paying Methods by Doris Dobkins - Things to consider when you're paying bills (11/4/02)
Organized Receipts - Looking for a simple, convenient way to keep your receipts? (4/8/02)
Frightening Future by Gary Foreman - With war clouds on the horizon she wants to prepare financially (9/24/01)
Windfalls of Cash by Doris Dobkins - Do you turn a windfall into an asset or a liability? (9/3/01)
One Percent Solution by Philip E. Humbert, PhD. (12/11/00)
Identity Theft by Tom Koziol (10/16/00)
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft by Raylene Moore (4/10/00)
Preparing a Simple Will Inexpensively (8/23/99)
How to "Have Your Cake and Eat It Too" by Robert Kothe (8/16/99)
Dialing for Dollars: Avoiding Telephone Scams by Gary Foreman (1/4/99)

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Finances, Planning

21 things you can do today to set up your finances for massive success by Celebrating Financial Freedom
9 financial planning rules for women - Women often have more money worries than men, but they can triumph financially.
Emergency Fund or Debt Repayment by Gary Foreman - Which should he do first?
7 Steps to Becoming a Stay-at-Home Parent by Gary Foreman - Maximize your chances at success before you make the leap.
10 Best Financial Apps by Marcela De Vivo - Help to manage your finances.
Finding the right path to wealth - Kahler Financial
What trusts can do for you and yours - Find out how choosing a trust over a will can help you avoid taxes, protect assets and more.
6 financial planning tips for 40-somethings - Finances can be complicated for those 40 and older. These tips can make your 40s fabulous.
What's the best way to spend my annual bonus? - Woot! Your boss gave you a bonus. Now, what to do with it? Here are some ideas.
Small Financial Changes by Gary Foreman - How small changes to your finances could make a big difference.
Pay off student loan or fund financial goals? - When you're in good financial shape, worry less about paying off debt and more about life goals.
Revamp your financial plan as your life changes - Whether you lose or gain income, here's how to keep your life on track with a financial plan.
Get back on track after a financial setback - After a personal financial disaster, take these steps to ensure it won't happen again.
Financial Loss and Divorce: Where do you start when times are already tough? by TDS Guest Blogger
The Financial Forest and Trees The Dollar Stretcher - Discovering Your Financial Patterns
What Your Real Estate Agent Has to Tell You, But Your Financial Advisor Doesn't by Kahler Financial
5 Easy Ways to Lose Money TDS Guest Blogger - Unfortunately, most people learn to manage money through trial and error
Starting on the Right Financial Foot by Bill Hardekopf - 10 tips for a good financial start
Managing Money during Different Stages of Life by Bill Hardekopf - Adjust your plans to match your age.
Talking about money, you can save it - Sharing your financial goals with others can motivate you to save more.
The Right Advisor for the Right Advise - No advisor is an "expert" in every single financial area
Rational Financial Decisions - Making sure that your decisions truly do take your best interests into account
How to get good but cheap financial advice - You don't have to spend a lot to get a wealth of advice.
Yearly Overhaul by Olivia Fox - How to adjust your financial plan for the new year
If your financial adviser pulls a switcheroo - When advisers jump ship to another firm, their clients must decide if they should do likewise
6 figures to financial success - Many feel vexed by financial planning, but using a few numbers as guideposts can simplify things
Selecting a Financial Advisor - 4 questions to ask when selecting a financial advisor
Do I Need a Financial Planner?
My Story: Where Will You Be in 5 Years? - Making your goals a reality
Having a Plan - Could the key to success be so easy?
Finding Financial Advisors - How can you tell who to trust?
Selecting a Broker or Financial Planner

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Finances, Reducing Expenses

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

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CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

Fighting Today's Inflation by Rich Finzer - Dealing with higher prices
6 popular and free money-saving apps - Here are six popular and free apps that can help you save money.
Living paycheck to paycheck? How you can do better by Celebrating Financial Freedom
4 Ways to Save During the Workweek by Gianna Clark - Do more with your take home pay.
How a time crunch costs you - Here are a few ways that being rushed can trigger extra spending.
Slideshow: Uncontrolled Spending by Shaunna Privratsky - How to keep your spending under control.
Frugal tips that annoy the heck out of me by Live Like a Mensch
How Can I Control My Spending? by Gary Foreman - Tools to help you control spending habits.
Save on housing, transit, food - Here are a few tips for saving money on housing, transportation and groceries.
Dangers of over-shopping - A credit counseling organization warns that over-spending can have negative financial consequences.
Easy ways to trim expenses by Bankrate: Saving Money
5 tough questions to help tame overspending - Curb your enthusiasm for spending. Ask yourself these questions to avoid forking over your cash.
Stop job costs from sucking up your salary - Nice lunches, fancy threads: Having a job costs money. Here's how to take more of it home.
5 bad money habits to kick for 40 days - Kicking a bad habit can be good for your health, but it could be better for your wallet.
4 Money-Saving Mobile Phone Apps by Christy Birmingham - Phone apps that can save you money.
The No Spend Month by Chantal King - Could you go a whole month without any discretionary spending?
Peer Spending Pressure by Allison Martin - Avoiding the pressure of peer spending.
How to Handle Temporary Income Reductions - What can you do when your employer expects you to take unpaid 'furlough' days?
5 DIY ways to save big - Self-reliance can be your key to a fatter wallet. Try these simple do-it-yourself alternatives and save.
A Money-Free Day by Joanne Guidoccio - Could you go an entire day without spending money?
5 little cuts for big savings - Hefty spending reductions can seem impossible. Save money without trimming much.
5 smart ways to cut smart phone costs - You can rack up charges with smart phones. Follow these basic tips to drive down costs.
My Story: No Spend Month contributed by SMT - Could their family go an entire month without spending money? (01/05/09)
Just Say 'No' - How just saying ‘no’ can prevent a financial overdose (12/18/06)
My Story: Tips for Radical Cost Cutting (7/31/06)
My Story: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda - Money management advice for the twenty-something crowd (2/6/06)
7 Lessons from Grandma - Getting by with less, while still living well (9/20/04)
5 Tips for Post-Collegiate Financial Sanity - Surviving the lean years that often follow a college education (7/5/04)
Lost Opportunities by Gary Foreman - Could an economic theory improve your finances? (6/28/04)
Using ROI at Home by Gary Foreman - The framework for better decisions (10/13/03)
Success As a Single Mom by Patricia Renard - One mom's story of survival (10/6/03)
Patriotic Spending by Gary Foreman - Can she really save the economy by spending a little more at the mall? (10/1/01)
My Story: We Saved $700,000 by Vanessa (5/22/00)
From Budget Stretch to Savings by Gary Foreman (3/1/99)
Singles Can Stretch Dollars, Too! by Dr. Ferne Cherne (11/23/98)
Not Enough Money by Gary Foreman (10/12/98)
Where to Cut Expenses by Gary Foreman (8/19/96)

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Finances, Retirement

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Saving and Investing
Finance, Taxes

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Retirement
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

3 Investment Moves to Help You Retire Early (8/30/04)
Retiring Is a Two-Headed Coin - At age 29 he decided to plan for an early retirement (2/23/04)
Will Social Security Be There for You? by Larry Ferstenou - Exposing 4 myths surrounding Social Security (1/5/04)
Boomer Caused Market Collapse by Gary Foreman - Could your retirement savings disappear? (4/7/03)
My Story: A Plan for Early Retirement by KM - Early retirement from extra income (8/19/02)
Nearly Retired by Gary Foreman - She's 50 without any savings. Now what? (4/1/02)
Almost Retired Planning by Gary Foreman - Better late than never! (8/13/01)
Preparing for Retirement by Pat Mestern - Adjust your lifestyle before you get there (7/9/01)
Retirement Nest Egg by Gary Foreman - How much do you need for retirement? (5/14/01)
Taking Charge of Your Future by Doris Dobkins (3/12/01)
Seven Ways to Make a Million by Doris Dobkins (11/13/00)
Starting an IRA (5/8/00)
Borrow Your Own Money? - 401k Loans by Gary Foreman (5/1/00)
Getting the Most from Your 401k by Joe Chapin (1/24/00)
401k Plans Explained by Gary Foreman (5/10/99)
Retirement Planning 101 by Gary Foreman (5/3/99)
Baby Boomer Financial Squeeze (9/14/98)
How Much Are You Worth? by Gary Foreman (6/16/97)

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Finances, Saving

Finance, Banking
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Saving and Investing

Finances, Saving and Investing

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Taxes

see also:
Investments
Savings
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

3 Ways To Save Money On A Low Income - Celebrating Financial Freedom
How my smart phone is saving me money - Live Like a Mensch
Cash management accounts vs. brokerage accounts - Looking to limit losses by holding multiple savings accounts? You might be losing out.
7 tips on finding the best savings account - Yields may be awful, but savings accounts offer tools that help you save for a rainy day.
There's a savings account for that by Live Like a Mensch
Trick yourself into saving - If your savings account is dwindling, trick yourself into stashing cash.
5 winning ways to grow your savings account - Smart money management starts with savings. Follow these tips to grow a cash cushion.
5 Ways to Save $200 a Month by Ted Hunt - You can save $200 each month by using these tools.
3 ways to really save money - Are you more of a spender than a saver? These three tips can help you save your money.
A savings plan for all seasons - Save automatically and in periods of prosperity. Here is how.
Small Savings by Lynn Bulmahn - How small savings can add up to big results.
Are you sabotaging your savings? - People fall victim to the hope that someone will save them financially. Don’t let that be you!
Increase your savings rate by 1% by Live Like A Mensch
An emergency funds savings plan by Live Like A Mensch
Pocket Change by Rich Finzer - Why I choose to save my pocket change.
Save by making it automatic by Bankrate: Saving Money
9 Reasons Why You Can't Save by Gary Foreman - And how to overcome them.
3 real-life stories about how to save money - It's not easy to stash cash. These three stories might inspire you to devise your own strategy.
4 ways old-fashioned passbook savings endure - Passbook savings aren't just for old fogies. Here's why an account might be right for you.
Automatic savings or manually save? Video - Savings deposits can be set up one of two ways: automatic or manual. Which do you prefer?
5 winning ways to grow your savings account - Smart money management starts with savings. Follow these tips to grow a cash cushion.
The Money Pleasure Principle by Rudy DeFelice, CEO and Founder of Kidworth - Why saving money doesn't have to be a drag any more.
5 sayings from Mom that make you rich - This Mother's Day, thank Mom for childhood advice that's useful in your financial life today.
7 solid ways you can save $1,000 in a year - Saving money can be easy. These 7 tips can help you save $1,000 in 12 months or less.
Consumer Confidence and Savings Rates by Kahler Financial
How much savings should be in an emergency fund? - With an uncertain economy, having a rainy-day fund is critical. Set up one using this strategy.
Boost savings with excess income or prepay mortgage? - With excess income, consider surprise emergencies before prepaying your home loan.
Save money with these 5 New Year's resolutions - Save money and free up some cash with these New Year's resolutions.
Safe places to stash cash in an uncertain world - When markets fall, where can investors duck for cover? Safe havens exist.
How to avoid dipping into your savings account - If you often tap your savings account, try one of these tricks to become stingy again.
Playing Pioneer Pays Off by Doris J. Niemann - How a simple game could save you $$.
Lucky 13 emergency savings strategies - You can control your finances and build up savings with these 13 easy-to-follow tips.
The hidden costs of savings accounts - Liquidity is a major plus, but could other savings vehicles bring you a better return?
5 ways to beat puny rates on savings - Tired of teeny tiny savings returns? One of these options will beat them handily.
Don't fret over low savings rates - In today's low savings-rate environment, what's a saver to do? Bankrate offers a few alternatives.
5 smart strategies for committed savers - Low savings rates may stick around, so it's best to think in the long term.
7 uncommon ways to save for the holidays - What lengths will you go to save money on holiday gifts? Here are some of the more novel schemes. (11/5/10)
5 simple ways to save money in 5 minutes - Time is money, even if it's just five minutes. Find out how to cut costs in that little time. (10/1/10)
Savings goals: Retirement trumps college - Building a retirement nest egg should take priority over saving for a child's college expenses. (8/9/10)
3 steps to boost your net worth - The path to wealth is easier if you know your net worth and follow some simple steps to increase it. (7/12/10)
Develop a savings plan - It's a lesson we forget too often as we become adults, but cultivating a savings plan is more important than ever. (9/01/09)
Savings in an Uncertain Economy by Gary Foreman - What should you do with extra money today? (6/22/09)
3 Investment Moves to Help You Retire Early (8/30/04)
Book Review: How to Invest $50 to $5,000 by John Miller (1/26/04)
Enron Lessons for the Little Guy by Gary Foreman - Don't become the next victim (2/18/02)
What Happened to POS? by Sharon Tabor Warren - It's a secret she learned as a girl... (11/5/01)
Reading for the New Investor - Resources to help you learn the terms (7/9/01)
Savings Bonds and College by Gary Foreman - Should they cash them to pay for college? (6/4/01)
Quotes and Spreads by Kristine DeForge - A basic building block to understanding stocks (4/16/01)
Money Earning Money by Gary Foreman - Even a few dollars can go to work for you (2/12/01)
Why No-Load Mutual Funds by Paul Merriman (10/23/00)
Investigating Investments Online by Robert W. Belsky (8/7/00)
Zero Coupon Bonds by Doris Dobkins (5/29/00)
Take the Options by Michelle Kennedy (2/7/00)
Money Management: Lesson #1 by Jane Chidester (1/31/00)
Doubling or Tripling Your Money by Ginita Wall (7/12/99)
Your First Investment Club Meeting by Michelle Kennedy Hogan (5/31/99)
What Is an Investment Club by Michelle Kennedy Hogan (5/17/99)
Super Strategies for Saving by Ginita Wall (1/18/99)
My Finance Notebook by Julie Davis (7/6/98)
Understanding Investment Risk by Gary Foreman (6/15/98)
Money Earning Money by Gary Foreman (7/21/97)

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Finances, Taxes

Also in Finances:
Finance, Banking
Finance, Bankruptcy
Finance, Budgeting
Finance, Cars
Finance, Checkup
Finance, Credit
Finance, Debt
Finance, Family
Finance, Guide
Finance, Home
Finance, Insurance
Finance, Investing Small Amounts
Finance, Job Loss
Finance, Money Perspectives
Finance, Other
Finance, Planning
Finance, Reducing Expenses
Finance, Retirement
Finance, Saving and Investing

see also:
Taxes
CD laddering calculator - How to maximize the returns on your CDs
How much do I need to save for my child's education?
What is your net worth?

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Fitness

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Free Help!

Government Assistance (6/18/07)
Understanding Freebies - Does free always mean free? (7/25/05)
Freecycle - Free is a good price! (12/6/04)
Home Improvement Tips by Kathleen Bieke - Like getting advice from a knowledgeable neighbor (11/12/01)
Cooperative Extension Resources by Deborah Taylor-Hough - They offer more than you think (7/9/01)
Free Information for Small Business by Maria Marsala (11/27/00)
Freebie School by Heather Medes (11/13/00)
Queen of the Freebies by Patricia Chadwick (9/18/00)
Saving Money on Freebies and Discounts by Melanie L. Ellis (2/28/00)
Internet Shopping for the Savvy Consumer by Lillian Villanova (7/12/99)
Do You Have Unclaimed Property? (6/14/99)
Free Stuff for Kids and Teachers: Summer Fun (6/1/98)
Free Stuff for Kids and Teachers: Free Books by Julia Jay (4/6/98)
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)
Share Food Program by Sherri Goodwin (12/1/97)
Useful Links by Rae Osenbaugh (7/21/97)
Getting The Most from Your Cooperative Extension Services by Bonita Sakadales (9/9/96)

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Funerals, and Related Issues

Costs
Estate Management
Estate Planning
Inheritance

Funerals, Costs

Also in Funerals:
Funerals, Estate Management
Funerals, Estate Planning
Funerals, Inheritance

10 facts funeral directors may not tell you - Shop around, bypass embalming and take other steps to save money on funeral expenses.
Which airlines offer bereavement fares? - Check this list to see which airlines make those tough travel arrangements easier to bear.
How to Minimize Funeral Costs by Gail Rubin - You don't have to pay full retail for a beautiful funeral.
Frugal to the End by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant - How to save on funeral expenses. (6/7/10)
Frugal Funeral Planning by Mike Boyd - Prepay to save (11/3/03)
Funeral Preparations by Joyce Moseley Pierce - Be prepared for the inevitable (2/3/03)
Reducing Funeral Costs - You can't take it with you, but this is ridiculous! (4/16/01)
Ways to Save on Burial Insurance by Craig Casey (10/4/99)
Funeral Expenses: Saying Goodbye to Granny by Samantha Clark (8/30/99)
Caveat Emptor, to the End by Dr. R.E. Markin (1/11/99)
Comments on Funeral Article (11/9/98)
Nothing's As Sure As... by Gary Foreman (11/2/98)

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Funerals, Estate Management

Also in Funerals:
Funerals, Costs
Funerals, Estate Planning
Funerals, Inheritance

Hiring an appraiser to value an estate - Before you dump Grandma's old desk in a garage sale, find out what it's worth.
Should kids pay mom's debt after death? - When a parent dies with a few debts, are those debts passed on to the children?
7 tips if you are the executor of an estate - Handling the affairs of the deceased doesn't have to be overwhelming if you're organized.
Choosing a Trustee by Rick Kahler - How to choose the right trustee.
My Story - Estate sale 'handlers' (7/26/04)
Disposing of Estate Property - Choices for a difficult time (1/7/02)

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Funerals, Estate Planning

Also in Funerals:
Funerals, Costs
Funerals, Estate Management
Funerals, Inheritance

Estate sale: Taxes on selling Mom's things - Your tax basis on her stuff is the market value on the date of death. Here's how it works.
At what point should you have a living will, medical power, durable power, and will in place? - It's important to have paperwork in place, including durable financial and medical powers of attorney along with living wills, health care directives and convenience accounts.
Getting your affairs in order, including digital assets - It’s better to come to grips with an eventuality by looking at the basics of estate and life planning.
Estate planning for adult children with special needs - Kahler Financial
Create a digital estate plan - Here are some tips on how to make sure your online assets pass to your heirs.
5 biggest mistakes not to make on beneficiary forms - Any number of minor missteps can cause big problems for your loved ones.
Death, Wills and 2nd Marriages by Gary Foreman - Making sure your money goes where you want it to.
Widower's name not on mortgage docs, may lose home - You're in trouble with the IRS as well as the bank because your name is not on the mortgage.
After spouse dies, how to keep the house? - Losing a spouse is tough. Don't lose your home, too. If you didn't sign a mortgage, read this.
Understanding the basics of estate planning - If you don't plan for the distribution of your assets, your state has a backup plan for you.
Creating a trust that evolves with changing needs - You can save a bundle on estate taxes and still have a trust that meets your shifting goals.
How to handle deceased spouse's bad debt - How should a military wife deal with a deceased spouse's bad debt? Here's an action plan.
Estate planning mistakes to avoid - The only easy part of estate planning is the ease with which huge mistakes can be made.
Estate planning checklist for young folks - An estate plan is not just for old, rich folks. Young people need to have a plan in place, too.
Taking care of the survivor - Make sure the spouse who survives you has enough money to live comfortably.
4 estate planning tips for unmarried couples - No marital "piece of paper"? Just don't go without wills and other vital financial protections.
Making a do-it-yourself will - If legal bills aren't in your retirement budget and your financial situation isn't complicated, one place to start is with an online, do-it-yourself form.
Give the gift of planning - Taking care of these retirement and estate-planning details is a gift that someday will make your family very grateful.
Writing a Will by Gary Foreman - How to write a will that will protect your heirs.
Create estate plan to avoid family feuds - Don't just draft a will. Write an estate plan to put all family members on the same page.
Estate planning: DIY or pro? - You need a pro when designing an estate plan. But you can do some things yourself.
Should you have a will? - As much as we may dread it, death is inevitable. That's why everyone needs a will.
Estate-planning Q&A - Our financial planning expert answers your most common questions about estate planning.
The basics of estate planning - Everyone has an estate. If you don't plan for the distribution of your assets, the state has a backup plan. (11/2/10)
8 life stages of estate planning - Planning your estate isn't a one-time deal. Here's what to do at various times in your life. (10/4/10)
Choosing a Guardian for Your Child by Paul Williams - It could be the most important decision you make for your child. (8/23/10)
Prepaid Funerals - Do prepaid funerals help you to make better decisions and save money? (10/19/09)
If Something Happens to You - Taking steps to put your legal and financial affairs on autopilot. (1/22/07)
Avoiding Your Parents’ Debts (7/31/06)
What If Something Happened to You? - Making sure your family is taken care of (1/16/06)
My Story: Leaving Heirlooms - Making everyone happy after you're gone (8/22/05)
How to Distribute Heirlooms (10/11/04)
Who Gets What? - Estate planning for a second marriage (5/10/04)
Expensive Legal Documents by Gary Foreman - Do I need a lawyer for a trust or will? (12/8/03)
Preparing for the Inevitable by Nita Jackson - Often not discussed, but still very important (3/11/02)
Preparing a Simple Will Inexpensively (8/23/99)

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Funerals, Inheritance

Also in Funerals:
Funerals, Costs
Funerals, Estate Management
Funerals, Estate Planning

Equal inheritances not always fair - Kahler Financial
Who inherits after a parent dies? - After a parent dies, the estate must be settled. One key question: Does a will exist?
Leave beneficiary cash or an intact IRA? - The decision depends on how much tax would be owed now versus how much would be owed later.
7 downsides of inheriting wealth - Inheriting money can create a lot of problems. Being prepared helps heirs deal with it.
How to know if you are owed an inheritance - Here's where to look if you aren't sure whether you've had an inheritance left to you.
How to Waste a Sudden Inheritance by Gary Foreman - Don't let 'found' money slip through your fingers.
Should I reject a stock portfolio inheritance? - You can benefit from learning a few basics about managing an inheritance coming your way.
Leaving money to your kids - or not by Kahler Financial
Finding an Inheritance by Gary Foreman - How to find money left to you.
How to Find an Inheritance - How can she find out if her Dad left her any money?
Avoiding Your Parents’ Debts (7/31/06)
Jewelry Appraisal - How much is that old jewelry worth? (6/20/05)
Inheriting Debts - Can you be held responsible for a loved one's debts? (1/24/05)

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Furniture, Electronics


Also in Furniture:
Furniture, Other

see also:
Appliances

My Story: Buying a Computer (11/14/05)
Buying Big Ticket Items - Could an auction save you money? (11/29/04)
Not All Fun 'n Games by Jennifer Beam - Saving money on video entertainment (10/13/03)
Buying a Camcorder - How to get the most for your money (5/20/02)
Comparison Shopping with the Smiths by Gary Foreman (8/4/97)

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Furniture, Other


Also in Furniture:
Furniture, Electronics

see also:
Appliances

Refurbishing patio furniture on the cheap - Take the do-it-yourself approach and save money by restoring your own patio furniture.
Adjustable Beds- Are they worth the higher price tag? (3/9/09)
Slipcovers for a Budget Furniture Makeover by Simon Phillips - Giving old furniture a new life. (6/9/08)
Buying Carpet (1/16/06)
Picking a Treadmill (1/3/05)
My Story: Trust the Experts - Dare to compare (6/30/03)
When Big Purchases Go Bad - Getting what you paid for (5/12/03)
Carpet Cleaners and Shampooers (3/8/99)
Comparison Shopping with the Smiths by Gary Foreman (8/4/97)

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