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Funny Money: Hidden Costs to Avoid at All Costs, Part Two

Last week I ranted about the ways weddings, funerals, cars and cell phones have a way of latching their leech-like maws onto your wallet and siphoning away unexpected costs. This week yields the epic sequel to that potboiler. Expect thrills, chills … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Hidden Costs to Avoid at All Costs, Part One

Deal hunters pride themselves on being great with money, and conniving marketers exploit that pride by luring them into dark corners with low prices, only to mug them with a barrage of hidden costs. The more effective the mugger is at mugging, the … [Read more...]

Funny Money: The Highs, Lows, Hustles and Flows of Video Streaming Websites

What a magical time this is for movie fans. Now, for the first time in history, the technology exists to let us hunt down any movie we desire on video streaming websites, drop a few invisible credit card bucks, then sit back and relax to watch images … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Stuff You Should Never Buy Because You Can Get it For Free

People tend to say and repeat the quote "there's no such thing as a free lunch" as if it's something wise and profound. These are people who have never been to Denny's on their birthday, where there is also a free breakfast and dinner. I'm not … [Read more...]

Funny Money: The Finer Points of Getting Rid of Your Junk for Profit

Since you read awesome personal finance blogs like this one, surely you're aware of the mystical powers of compound interest. But did you realize that the same principles apply to stuffed animals and squeeze bottles? It's true. When you're not … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Trashy Ways to Save on Your Garbage Costs

When you spend money on trash disposal, you're throwing your money out with the garbage. The wastefulness of garbage bins filled with bags of discarded refuse would make our caveman ancestors — who would make use of every part of the mammoths they … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Arguing Over Money with Your Significant Other

You try your best. You soak in knowledge from personal finance blogs with catchy names. You live and die by a budget. You max out your Roth IRA contributions. And none of it matters. Because no matter how good you happen to think you are with … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Spotting Wastes of Money Disguised as Good Deals

Marketing wizards spend their days conjuring up hypnotic spells meant to part you with your money. These spells, which are cast via marketing pitches, trick you into thinking you're getting something extra for your money by taking advantage of a … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How to Work Hard at Seeming to be a Hard Worker

We've all noticed slacker co-workers who always seem to get the breaks when it comes to raises and promotions. It's easy to resent these folks, but what you should be doing is learning from them. Though books have been written on the subject, their ar … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 8 Tips For Smart Gambling

Blackjack, craps and roulette do not a savvy investment portfolio make. Unless, of course, you own a casino, in which case they are all smart investments, helping you pick off easy money from desperate, get-rich-quick types who think they've got "a … [Read more...]