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Money Does, In Fact, Buy Happiness, But Only If You Use It Right (Here’s The Secret)

Most people believe that the more money they earn, the happier they’ll be. After all, with a lot of money, you can buy a big house, a cool car, fancy clothes, and luxurious vacations. And those are the things in life that lead to happiness, r … [Read more...]

Can Tithing Make You Rich? Why Some of the World’s Wealthiest Give Away 10 Percent of Their Money

When we talk about money, the subject of giving is often a distant afterthought. That’s unfortunate, because tithing—that is, the practice of giving 10 percent of your income to charity (typically a church or religious community)— has been espoused fo … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Dribbling All Over Your Brackets for Fun and Profit

You're supposed to be working right now, and that's just what you're doing. It's just that you're not focused on any of that lame, boring stuff your company is paying you to do. Instead, your focus is on the shared national obsession of NCAA … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Dirt Cheap Eats; The 5 Best Values in Fast Food

It's easy to sneer at the success of giant fast food chains, ubiquitous on every street corner. The bane of all paleo diet attempts. But there's a reason such places thrive: Value. When the factors of time, taste and money all collide -- and … [Read more...]

Overcoming Obstacles to Earning More: Beat Your Fear of Failure and the ‘Not Enough Time’ Excuse

Two weeks ago, I asked you – that if want to earn more money -- what’s holding you back? Even if the path to a larger income is as simple as getting a weekend bartending gig or reaching out to existing contacts for freelancing work, we all have ple … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Ways to Recession-proof Your Life

You may feel young and invincible. You survived the last recession, but don't get all cocky. The next recession is out there, ready to topple your financial castle like the angriest of birds, leaving only broken dreams and crushed piggy banks in its … [Read more...]

To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick — Aim Lower

Improving financial budgeting is America's third most common New Year's resolution for 2014 (behind only losing weight and getting organized), according to stats from a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Whether it's to pay off debt, budget … [Read more...]

Survey Finds Most Americans are Delusional About Their Money — Are You?

More than half of Americans 25 and older give the average American a failing grade when it comes to their knowledge of saving and investing according to a survey by Genworth Financial. Respondents (whose average annual income is $50,000 or higher) … [Read more...]

10 Astonishingly Common Misconceptions About Money

Lots of people have some pretty big misconceptions about money. Some of these are perpetuated by financial media. Many of them are dangerous. Are you guilty of any of these? If so, let me know in a comment and tell me why you believed it. 1. … [Read more...]

How to Negotiate Anything (Even if You’re Shy or Afraid)

If I were selling a tool you could use to earn more money, pay less for things you buy, and get your way more often, would you be interested? I hope so. Fortunately, I’m not selling anything. This tool is free; it’s called negotiation. In the … [Read more...]