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Charitable Giving on a Tight Budget

If your budget is tight, charitable giving can be a strain. Fortunately, there are plenty of good ways for the indebted and underemployed to donate this holiday season.

Are Mortgages from Walmart the Future of Lending?

Since the financial crash of 2007, banks have lost their luster and alternative financing options like peer-to-peer lending have grown rapidly. Now, a new study suggests the next phase of lending's transformation will be companies like Walmart and eBay offering big loans at lower rates.

3 Rules for Kick-Starting a Crowdfunded Business

Crowdfunding -- in which several investors put up cash for a project or business idea posted to the Web -- has become a major source of capital for start-up entrepreneurs. But just because you can go to the Web to raise seed money fast doesn't mean you should, or that it'll be easy.

EverPurse: A Mobile Wallet Accessory With a Ladylike Twist

Using your smartphone as your mobile wallet is great -- until the battery dies. A number of technical solutions exist to solve that problem -- but none so fashionable as the EverPurse, a stylish zippered clutch with a built-in phone charger.

7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Develop Good Money Habits

Low interest rates have made convincing kids to open savings accounts a tougher sell. You can't just tell a 9-year-old to save because it's good for her -- you need an incentive, like prospect of a great return. So here are seven ideas to help your kids profitably put their money to work.

Happy Birthday, YouTube! Now, Go Make Some Money

Google's fast-growing YouTube turned 7 on Monday. The world's most popular video-sharing website has come a long way already, but there are few things that can turn YouTube into a monster moneymaker for the world's most valuable Internet company.

How Crowdtilt Brings 'Fun' into the Group Funding Craze

The evolution of the idea was probably inevitable. Once people got comfortable using sites like Kickstarter to crowd fund creative projects, someone was going to launch a pooled-money platform for funding the social activities of groups of friends. That site is Crowdtilt.

Bibles to Brewskis: Two Craft Brewers' Hoppy Journey

Mike Reinhardt and Nate Watson met a decade ago on a dry campus and bonded over beer. Today, they're on track to open Wilderness Brewing Company. And while trying to break into the craft beer business amid an economic downturn might seem counterintuitive, they're actually riding a wave of sudsy popularity.

The Art of Asking for Money: Lessons from Cannes

Acquiring the money to get a dream off the ground is rarely easy, but it can be done ... if you're creative: Here's how some young short filmmakers at the Cannes Film Festival raised funds for their projects. Their methods might inspire you the next time you need to pull together big bucks to fulfill a dream.