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Closing joint bank accounts after a breakup Pros and cons of charging automatic payments to a credit card Personal loan consolidation won't help win a mortgage Should I close card accounts to get a mortgage? Debt settlement vs. credit counseling: similar aims, different means Prepaying principal, paying ahead not the same Taking over parents' finances: first steps Pros and cons of becoming a first-time landlord How to keep but not go broke with expensive friends Tips for turning your part-time hobby into a full-time job To fight high energy bills, find the likely suspects Saving money versus paying off debt Options you haven't thought of for raising quick cash Checklist for new graduates looking to rent 1st apartment Death, wills, remarriages can all change inheritances Don't be a victim of home burglaries Ways to save on dry cleaning Recycling, rebuilding old furniture as a DIY money-maker Should I tap into my 401(k) to buy my retirement haven? Don't blow your inheritance Managing your fashion-forward teen's clothing allowance What to know before jumping into a rent-to-own lease Stretching a food budget to the extreme Dealing with $8,000 card debt hidden from husband A diet of fresh fruits and vegetables needn't eat up your budget Doing the math to calculate your retirement savings goal 10 tips for having a frugal wedding Withdrawing vs. borrowing from 401(k) to pay credit card debt Getting your family to eat generic grocery store brands 3 keys to successful yard sales: prepare, advertise, organize Frugal freezer tips for proper meat storage How to check whether your parents left you an inheritance Moms: Finding part-time work tough, but possible Work hours cut back? You have hard budget choices ahead Tips for setting up a teen's clothing allowance Pluses, minuses of renting out a spare bedroom 13 inexpensive Valentine's Day gift ideas Keeping costs low on a kitchen remodeling MM-mmm, cheap: Finding inexpensive food, recipes Inexpensive alternatives to buying a new sofa Know the 8 emotional spending triggers How to stick with a frugal lifestyle Finding an affordable, safe handyman Advantages, drawbacks to owning a duplex How to cut a bare-bones budget even further No health care insurance? 6 tips to deal with emergency room bills Finances in a second marriage: talk it out first A free lunch? No, but these tips can hold down lunchtime costs Demographics don't lie: Social Security is slowly going broke A dog for Christmas? Consider all the costs Money lessons can save young adults from financial crisis How to sell used furniture Using personal loans to pay off credit card debt 2 do's and 8 don'ts for boomers planning retirement 401(k) risk: Money in limbo due to employer bankruptcy 'Pay yourself first' method can force you to save Setting prices on the creations of your craft, hobby What it means when a debt is 'written off' Tips for holding down costs of pet food, vet care How to build a home-based business frugally How budgets fail (and how to make yours succeed) Gym cost too much? Inexpensive exercise alternatives abound If layoff looms, don't touch your 401(k) plan money Renters' tips for reducing summer cooling bills Cooperation key to a frugal family reunion Mortgage paid off? Weigh your windfall choices carefully How to price garage sale items Paying down debt vs. saving: how to decide If your job's uncertain, avoid new debt 3 simple steps to having a frugally cool summer When to tackle a do-it-yourself home repair project, when to call a pro Traditional vacation vs. keeping the mortgage paid up We the frugal are frustrated with you spendthrift braggarts Tips for teachers with children facing a no-income summer How to stop home burglaries cheaply To fix budget problems, try the 'divide and conquer' technique Buying a first band instrument? To avoid the blues, shop used Follow the rules carefully to claim your rebate Home addition? Budget, plan and know what you can do yourself Can a new mom afford to stay at home? Tips for landing a good, reliable used car when you have bad credit 8 questions to ask to make sure of wise buying decisions Burglary worries? Choose the right home insurance policy You're marrying your fiance's debts, too How to teach your children basic financial concepts Bad credit mortgage alternatives Broke? Bad credit? Say humbug to lousy holiday loans How to set children's allowances Easy, inexpensive home heating tips Beyond couponing: How big families can cut their food budgets How (and why) to calculate your net worth Common tricks and traps in credit card fine print Why every student needs a bit of economics Moves to make if you expect another economic storm Taking out a 401(k) loan? Be ready to repay if you lose your job Does company bankruptcy put 401(k) retirement fund at risk? Where are you financially vulnerable? How charge-offs work, how they affect your credit Bride, groom from different financial worlds need to talk, budget How to calculate the energy cost of appliances You've got to know your 'monthly nut' Rich bride, poor groom and mom can't pay country club reception tab Figuring out how much rent you can afford Frugality's about value, not about being cheap Options, strategies for negotiating a lower credit card rate Building a better envelope budgeting system Alternate strategies to saving for emergency funds Tips for finding fun while staying frugal Tips for getting grown children out of the nest How to diagnose your financial health Inflation is coming; here's how it will hurt Finding frugal-friendly family fun In your 40s? It's not to early to plan for retirement As gas prices rise, will buying an electric car save money? Should you put your money in a mattress? Pull the plug to save some money on a little-used refrigerator Want grocery store bargains? It's easy: Look high and low Buying a car? Know your budget, save up, plan in advance How to cut back on credit card spending In hard times, keeping credit lines high may trump paying off debt Renters: How to protect yourself if your landlord faces foreclosure Upside down in your mortgage? Consider credit before walking away How to prepay your auto loan: 3 steps How big a home can you afford in retirement? Retirement in sight? Balance your risk tolerance, need for growth Save 401(k) hardship withdrawals for true emergencies How to balance the family budget when starting a new business Been bad with credit cards? How to start handling them again, wisely 1st credit card? Even if terms aren't the best, think before canceling Transfer car loan to a low-rate credit card? Yes, but carefully Interchange fee changes coming, and what that means for consumers Mad at card issuers? Don't take it out on your own credit The first step in any budget: monitoring spending A 'live for today' man seeks 'save for tomorrow' motivation Want to cut electric bills? Beware the 'phantom loads' Gary Foreman: Ask for a lower credit limit? Why? How to deal with debt after a divorce when ex-spouse won't pay A generic budget: Guidelines for spending categories How to haggle to reduce your credit card debt and rates How to re-establish responsible credit card use after debt problems Co-signing a daughter's mortgage endangers retirement plans Filling your car's tires with nitrogen not worth the added cost Don't be afraid of online coupon services -- they save money, too Should you ever co-sign a loan? How to create a price book to help you comparison shop Don't use 401(k) to pay off credit card debt Is Dad responsible for stepmom's credit card debt after her death? Buying a car? Know the 3 main costs of auto ownership Making a budget? Break down the 'Big 4' expenses first When must you start to make 401(k) withdrawals? A 'workout plan' to shed debt, build credit scores How to face a student loan debt disaster Evaluate financing when deciding new car vs. used How to keep up the enthusiasm for saving, fight 'frugal fatigue' Odds are, you're better off retiring debt with a windfall Your first budget in 3 easy steps Trying to cut back on spending? Go BIG!