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Funny Money: Dirty Tricks to Help you win on Black Friday

Ah, you can feel it in the air, can't you? It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. The uplifting caroling from TV ads, promising the sweetest deals of the year. The musty smells of queued-up shoppers, many who were in such a hurry that they … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Free Stuff you can do That Costs Most People Money

Some sure ways to make someone hate you are to say you're a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Duke Blue Devils or New York Yankees. And another way is to brag to someone who  pays for something that you got it for free. Only the latter, incidentally, … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Revolting Things That Will Save You Money

If you don't have as much money as you want to, maybe it's because your standards are too high and hands are too clean. The more creatively dirty you're willing to get on marginally embarrassing ways to cut costs, the more cash you'll be able to free … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Three Unnecessarily Stingy Stunts You Can Skip

The personal finance blogger community is a realm not unlike Fight Club. Writers and their followers go to extreme lengths to prove who's the hardest of the hardcore. The lady who's killed off tens of thousands of dollars worth of debt gets … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How Much Can You Really Earn from Earn-as-you-surf Sites?

Ever since I received my first business proposal via email from a Nigerian prince, I've sat around fantasizing about making money on the internet by doing nothing. (Go ahead: crack a joke about how I do just that by writing this column. Have you … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How to Get What You Want from Customer Service Reps

Customer service reps can be your best friends or greatest enemies. They can make life easy for you. They can make life difficult. They can bring you bliss or devastation. And what they are to you depends way more on you than on them. Put … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Homeowner Money Traps To Avoid

When you manage to scrape together enough cash and responsibility to buy a house, you're not just acquiring a place to live. You're entering an exclusive club — one shared by those you no doubt admire and respect. That club, though, is not so p … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How to Watch NFL Football for Little or No Money

Like any addiction, the NFL comes with built-in costs that can only truly be known by the addicts themselves, as well as their friends and family. Fans set aside business obligations, yardwork and family time to yell at the screen for hours on end. … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 4 Ways Being Dumb with Money Can Pay Off

Since you're filling your head with financial know-how by reading such a wonderful and brainy site as this one, you're most likely an ant. As you carefully plot out your money future, the grasshoppers are off spending themselves into oblivion without … [Read more...]

Funny Money: A Field Guide to Money-Sucking Friend, Family Members and Acquaintances, Part 2

Back in March, I shared my original field guide to financial leeches that surround every one of us. But that was just the beginning. There are more types of people out there whose main purpose in life seems to be sucking your wallet dry than … [Read more...]