MyThreeCents

My 3 Cents: Be Grateful for 401(k) Auto-Enrollment

Setting anything to automatic has its good and bad points. A 2006 law designed to increase retirement savings allows companies to auto-enroll employees in 401(k) plans: A closer look reveals some interesting pros and cons.

My 3 Cents: When and How to Haggle for Everyday Items

We all know not to pay sticker price for a new car or a house, but the prices for many of the things we buy regularly aren't set in stone either. And where there's wiggle room, there's haggling. So how can you haggle gracefully? Regina Lewis explains the two cardinal rules of haggling.

My 3 Cents: Fix It or Nix It? A Gadget Conundrum

Your favorite gadget just broke, and is no longer under warranty. Should you repair it or replace it? DailyFinance consumer advisor Regina Lewis examines the best options for your ongoing consumer electronics happiness.

My Three Cents: How Much Are You Looking to Earn?

It seems like a trick question when the job interviewer asks: "How much are you looking to make?" In today's tough job market, your instinct might be to answer, "I'll take anything." But the smarter move is to do some research so you can walk into salary talks with a sense for your market value.

My Three Cents: Saving on Groceries, Where the Jobs Are

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My Three Cents: Family Finances, Divorce, Depression

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