budgets

Money disorders...or mental problems?

Researchers are now identifying what many of us in mental health already knew -- sometimes people's money problems are a part of their psychological...

Retire...Now get back to work!

With the turmoil in today's markets, more and more retirees are returning to the workforce for extra money. Worried about outliving their shrinking...

This week at the dollar stores

Family Dollar is featuring Disney backpacks or lunch bags at $6 each. It is also featuring four-pack Kraft Handi-Snacks or four-pack Kool-aid Gels...

The new "necessities" for consumers

Who knew that the list of "necessities" for consumers would be an ever-expanding laundry list of things? Back in the day, food, clothing, and shelter...

Baby steps toward a budget

Plastic is the devil. All of it. Whether it be plastic surgery or plastic credit cards, it is all evil. I've become so accustomed to using my debit...

The lazy man's way to track spending

$1600. That is the total of our monthly bills. That number doesn't sound too bad, until I tell you that it doesn't include utilities, bills, and all...

Dine out and save big bucks

Eat. Drink. Save money. That's restaurant.com's slogan and it sounds good to me. After all, who wouldn't like to save money on restaurant bills? For...

Debt-proofing your holidays

Lots of us look at December as not a time of cheer and goodwill toward men, but as a season of dread and resignation. The reason: Just when we're...