The recession has been a major kick in the pants—but is that exactly what you needed? For folks who underwent big career shifts they were more or less forced to make, and who are happy about the changes, the answer is most definitely yes.
It’s easy to be green when you’re saving money at the same time. Eschewing bottled water for tap, recycling household items for cash, and turning off the water while brushing your teeth are no-brainer, no-hassle ways to help Mother Nature, not to mention your bank account. But what’s up with rechargeable batteries and other …
A Congressman from Michigan introduced a bill that would give pet owners a tax break on veterinary care and other expenses.
It’s time for another roundup of money-saving lists, with places to eat for free, household items you can recycle lickety-split for cash, and some unusual schemes—like taking advantage of your local library’s lost and found to snag a free umbrella.
The current scene at many malls—new ones in particular—is more ghost town than teeming shopping hub. More than 10% of retail space at U.S. shopping centers is vacant, up from 8.4% a year ago. And 30% of malls that opened their doors this year did so with at least 50% of their storefronts empty.
Thanks to the recession, people—people with jobs anyway—are paying off their credit cards and saving more. But no one seems to know where to put the money they’ve worked so hard to save.
The average iPhone user forks over $95 a month to AT&T, and more than half of that covers voice accounts. Now that AT&T has approved applications like Skype, which allow users to make calls—even international calls—for free or very cheap via the Internet, it seems like only a matter of time before customers change the way they make …
Can your credit card company increase your minimum payment? Close your account when they feel like it? Cut your credit limit? Change your fixed rate to a variable rate? The answer is yes to all of the above.
“Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience; you will find it a calamity”
The world of professional sports is not immune to the recession—not even when it comes to playoff baseball.
Most debit card fees come by way of “overdraft protection,” in which banks allow customers to spend more than what’s in their accounts—and then customers are smacked with fees of around $35 each time they do so. Here’s a real shocker: Very few people actually want that sort of protection.
Chief Savings Officer. Who knew that such a job title existed? Every household—and every government office, for that matter—should have one or more of these people, whose job it is to see that money is saved whenever possible, and spent efficiently when purchases are necessary.