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Jean Chatzky's 6 Simple Rules for Financial Fitness

Today show financial editor Jean Chatzky -- author of DailyFinance's "Family Money" column -- has a new book titled Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security. On Wednesday, she spoke with Matt Lauer, explaining the easy principles she recommends.

Moms' Best Back-to-School Savings Tips

As the new school year approaches, families head to the shops for new supplies. But the back-to-school shopping season can be hard on the wallet. Follow these money-saving tips from moms across the country and you'll have plenty of cash left for apples for the teacher.

Researchers: Open Dressing Rooms Could Lower Sales

Consumers who don't feel good about their body image are less likely to purchase something they try on if they see an attractive shopper wearing the same thing, according to a study in the August issue of the Journal of Consumer Research.

Money on Your Mind? Tell DailyFinance ... or Ask Us

We at DailyFinance want to know more about how we can help you with personal finance matters. So -- what's keeping you up at night? Consumer adviser Regina Lewis has access to some of of the world's top experts, and will chase down answers to your most pressing money questions.

How to Time These Five Big-Ticket Purchases

Before you shell out big bucks for a big-ticket item -- be it a mattress, a flat-screen TV or a new car -- remember that being a savvy shopper isn't just about finding the best sale you can right now: It's also about timing your purchase.

How to Cope With Rising Food Costs

Food prices are on the rise, with the USDA now expecting to see increases of 3% to 4% this year. But there are some ways to minimize the damage to your grocery bill. From shopping smarter to avoiding processed foods, learn some tricks to help stretch your food budget.

The 20 Most Frugal U.S. Cities

Known for Coca-Cola, peach trees and Gone With the Wind, Atlanta now holds yet another honor: It is home to some of the most frugal shoppers in the...