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Buyer Beware, Online Shopping Prices Vary User to User
People have a mental model of shopping that is based on experiences from brick-and-mortar stores. We intuitively understand how this process works: all available products... Read more
How Much Should You Tip?
How much should you tip when you go out to eat, get a cab, or other things? We’re breaking it down for you! According to... Read more
Spain Passes “Stress Test” of the European Central Bank
MADRID—On October 26 2014, the European Central Bank (ECB) published its overall evaluation that reveals “the financial health of 130 European banks in the Eurozone,... Read more
Wait, Americans Spend How Much on Halloween?
U.S. retail sales were disappointing in September, worrying analysts that consumers may be feeling stretched or cautious as the biggest shopping season of the year... Read more
Sweden May Become First Cashless Society
GOTHENBURG, Sweden—Sweden could become one of the first cashless countries, a new report finds. Swedes already conduct four out of five transactions without involving cash... Read more
Understanding Your FICO Credit Score
The best way to understand how to build credit is to first understand how credit scores are composed. The score we will be using in... Read more
10 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy doesn’t always need to be expensive – with some guidance and a little bit of planning, you can be eating healthfully while saving... Read more
Why the Best Dividend Stocks Are Your Most Reliable Investment
Dividends rarely get the respect they deserve, especially from beginning investors. That’s because a dividend-paying stock’s yearly 2–3 percent or 5 percent yield barely seems... Read more
Silly Sales Tactics You Fall For Every Day
Whenever you shop, whether it’s for food, clothing or just about anything else, odds are good that you often spent more than you meant to... Read more
Old Debts, Fresh Pain: Weak Laws Offer Debtors Little Protection
Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors’ wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out... Read more
Six Considerations Before Starting to Invest in Real Estate
Before you dive headfirst into real estate investing, there are a number of things you need to think about. Real estate investing is not just... Read more
Using Your Military BAH to Build Your Wealth
The military can be a gold-mine, if you choose to dig it. It’s no secret that military members move around the country or world quite... Read more
Join a Co-Op and Bulk Up for Cheap!
Grocery prices got you down? Organic foods seem out of your budget? Join a co-op and buy your natural foods in bulk. Order ahead and... Read more
5 Ways Families on Real Budgets Can Afford Organic Food
By Mike Adams, editor of Natural News Everybody who cares about their health wants to eat organic, non-GMO foods, but the challenge is being able... Read more
Why Investors Should Get More Excited About Share Buybacks
Wise investors always value dividends, but many investors don’t realize that share buybacks can be just as valuable as dividends, and in some cases, more... Read more
Can Money Buy Happiness?
If survey data are to be trusted, there’s a surprisingly weak relationship between money and happiness. As national incomes rise, happiness does not increase. Consider... Read more