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Your Guide to Dollar Store Discounts
By: Staff
You need to shop strategically to save, even at the 99 cent store.There’s no shame in shopping at the dollar store. In fact, you’re in good company. Read more»
How $20 Can Save Your Life
By: Staff
If you are concerned about your cardiac health, take note.If you are concerned about your cardiac health, take note. According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented that the American Heart Association meeting in November, a large scale study comprising 17,802 patients at 1,315 sites in 26 countries (the Jupiter study), concluded that a $20 blood test could help predict if you are at risk for heart attack or stroke. Read more»
LiquidPlanner, which is affordable and powerful, ought to be on your short list for work-automation tools.For all that's fabulous about online work-automation tools, there remains a steep hill to be climbed: Yes, Google Apps, Microsoft Office Live and all sound great, but figuring out which one will work for you is a major pain. Read more»
OECD Says Developed World in Recession
By: Staff
The OECD says gross domestic product is likely to decline by 0.3% in 2009 in its 30 member countries, with the U.S. contracting by 0.9%.LONDON (AP) -- A leading international economic organization says the world's developed economies are in recession and are likely to contract next year. Read more»
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Capitol Federal Financial said Wednesday its board of directors declared a special year-end dividend of 11 cents per share.The special dividend will be paid Dec. 5 to shareholders of record on Nov. 21.   The dividend is part of Capitol Federal's plan it initially announced in January 2005 to distribute 25 percent of annual net income in excess of regular quarterly dividends to shareholders.   Read more»
Banks Strain as Capital Drains
By: Staff
The bad news for banks just got worse, as the number of undercapitalized institutions rose last quarter.Some undercapitalized banks were nearly wiped out by securities losses springing from the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in September, which all but eliminated the value of the mortgage giants' preferred stock. Read more»
“Kids need to understand that money must be spent carefully.”If you thought the "birds and the bees" talk with your children was uncomfortable, get ready to breach the next topic that requires frank, honest communication: We're talking the "goods and the green.” Read more»
Your Guide to a Debt Free Holiday Season
By: Staff
Make It Through Holidays Debt-FreeYou probably don't want to start thinking about Christmas and the holiday shopping season this early, but it's in your financial interest to do so. Read more»
Now More Than Ever, Dig Out of Debt
By: Staff
Wall Street got into trouble partly because of too much debt, so let's get our own houses in order.Wall Street debt is one of the major culprits of the current market crash, says columnist Doug Kass. And while Wall Street has spent beyond its means, Main Street hasn't exactly been diligent about keeping out of debt, either. Read more»
Debt Isn't Always a Four-Letter Word
By: Staff
Most people are trying to dig their way out of debt, but there are some advantages to loans and credit cards.Times are tough, but don't blindly follow the "debt is bad" mantra. Read more»
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