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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...]

Funny Money: A Field Guide to Money-Sucking Friends, Family Members, and Acquaintances

You know the movie "It's a Wonderful Life"? Remember the part at the end where it shows that no man is poor as long as he has friends? It's all lies. Sure, there may be some people in your life who stand ready to shower you with money when … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Cut Costs, Not Cake at Weddings

The wedding and funeral industries have much in common. Both prey on emotion, sentiment and guilt to separate people from obscene sums of money for one giant, flowery party. One is filled with angst and sobbing, while the other features the atrocity … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Weird Yet Edible Foods That Got Me Through Absurd Poverty

There's a certain charm to being young and poor; full of ideas and empty of experience. The hard part of winning real-life hunger games is finding out how to get by with an empty stomach and wallet. Everyone warns you about the dreaded freshman … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Check Out These Ways To Adventurously Whip Grocery Costs

Some people see grocery shopping as a monotonous chore, unaware of the wild, dangerous adventure it really is. That’s no grocery cart — it’s an abandoned mine cart you’re pushing through dark tunnels filled with treasures such as laundry detergent … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Paying Too Much for Your Electronic Leash? Ways to Tame Your Mobile Bill

You don't really own your phone. It owns you. It makes you carry it around, commands you to whisper sweet nothings into its receiver, buy it expensive duds (those water-resistant cases) and lavish it with apps and accessories. And then there are … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How to Deal with Mechanics When You Know Nothing About Cars

Some smart people really love dumb people with problems. Because they are smart enough to know they can trick the dumb people with problems into giving them lots of money to fix those problems ... that only they are smart enough to fix. The smart … [Read more...]

Funny Money: The 7 Rules of Ridiculously Cheap Gaming

There are more degrading and addictive forms of entertainment than video games. Like maybe My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, crack, and … huh, did I mention crack? It’s hard to come up with anything more addictive than gaming. Unfortunately, con … [Read more...]