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How to Handle the Dangers of DIY Investing

Wall Street wants you to believe that you need professional help to manage your money, but most investors prefer to go it alone. And you, can, if you dodge these pitfalls.

11 Easy and Great Ways to Save Money in 2013

With the prospect of higher taxes and federal budget cuts looming on Dec. 31, here are 11 easy ways you can save money and/or put a few extra dollars back in your pocket in 2013.

Why China Doesn't Like Barbie, Best Buy or DIY

U.S. companies see China as a market of near limitless potential, but plenty of big names have learned the hard way that the American way doesn't always sell in Shanghai. From Mattel to Home Depot, here are some notable attempts that got lost in translation.

DIY Legal Sites: Are You the Only Lawyer You Need?

With the economy still in the doldrums and the Web offering an array of legal help sites, a rising number of consumers are trying their hands at being do-it-yourself lawyers. Is it right for you? And if so, which site should you use?

Frugal Americans to Take a DIY Approach in 2012

Americans plan to apply a new DIY-attitude across the board this year -- to their vacations, staying in shape and even beauty maintenance. It's all part of the trend of trying to scale back and save more money.

Got Hitched Too Fast? Say 'I Do' to a DIY Divorce

You wed on a whim, on a bender, or whatever it was that compelled you to commit to love, honor and cherish. Now you want it over. Sound familiar? It may not work for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, but if your union has gone from honeymoon directly to horror in a hurry, there's a fast easy way to end a marriage on the cheap.

Can Marimekko's Colorful Prints Conquer America?

Marimekko is an unusual retail concept. It's not built around a product-type such as apparel or housewares, but a common material -- colorfully printed fabric -- for which it and its customers dream up a range of uses. Jackie Kennedy loved Marimekko; can it make a U.S. comeback in our time?

IKEA's Low Prices to Drop Even Further

Good news for home decorators: Fans of IKEA's ready-to-assemble furniture can expect lower prices in the near future. The company said it is dropping...

IKEA's Low Prices to Drop Even Further

Good news for home decorators: Fans of IKEA's ready-to-assemble furniture can expect lower prices in the near future. The company said it is dropping...

Cut Wedding Costs With the Help of Friends, Family

In 2009, just over two million American couples pledged their eternal troth to each other, and spent more than $40 billion doing it. If the average $24,000 cost of a wedding feels steep to you, consider saving some cash and making the day even more special by getting friends and family involved.

2009 Comebacks: Sewing your own

Suddenly, everyone wants to learn to sew, and my sewing machine is no longer an oddity, but an object of lust. Sewing your own clothes may not be...