Is It Cost-Effective to Replace Your Refrigerator Today?

James wrote to me with an interesting question: My neighbor recently replaced his 20 year old fridge that was still working just fine. According to his math he would actually save money over the next few years by replacing it rather than letting the old one sit. Is that possible? […]

5 Signs You Need to Come Out of Retirement

You imagined retirement as a long-awaited reward for all those years of work. Maybe you pictured cruises around the globe, lazy days playing tennis, or plenty of time to spend with your grandchildren. But now that it's finally here, you're not so happy. Maybe you're bored. Maybe you're restless.... […]

8 Things to Carry That Could Help Someone in an Emergency

When I was 13 years old and attending a friend's Bat Mitzvah, my friends and I were trying to request the song "Jack and Diane" by John Cougar Mellencamp, but the DJ informed us that he would only accept written requests. (I suspect he just didn't want to play the song.) None of us had a... […]

8 Things to Carry That Could Help Someone in an Emergency

When I was 13 years old and attending a friend's Bat Mitzvah, my friends and I were trying to request the song "Jack and Diane" by John Cougar Mellencamp, but the DJ informed us that he would only accept written requests. (I suspect he just didn't want to play the song.) None of us had a... […]

6 Fun Summer Camps for Adults

Craving a swig of that sticky-sweet bug juice? Itching to relive childhood memories hiking, biking, and creating arts and crafts? Whether you're a summer camp veteran from back in the day or making up for lost time as an adult, check out these fun ways to act like a kid again at a grown-up summer... […]

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Best Deals for Friday 06/29

Link for teaser title:  /bestdeals/today Shape Print Magazine 1 Year Subscription, 90% OFF, and more... SAVE 72% OFF Loritta Men Beanie Hat Scarf Set, and... […]

The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Simple Living Is Supposed to Improve Us

This is the second entry in an eight-part weekly series that provides a detailed look at the book The Wisdom of Frugality by Emrys Westacott. If you’re new to the series, feel free to hop back to the first entry. There is an underlying thread, both in philosophical writing and throughout history, that living a simple and frugal life is meant to improve us. […]

Problems That Can Haunt Your Credit Forever

Your credit reports are going to change over time, that’s as certain as death and taxes. New information is added, old information falls off, accounts get older, and your payment history and balances can vary as often as monthly. […]

Problems That Can Haunt Your Credit Forever

Your credit reports are going to change over time, that’s as certain as death and taxes. New information is added, old information falls off, accounts get older, and your payment history and balances can vary as often as monthly. […]

8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Ask most people what an introvert is, and they'll describe someone who's shy, doesn't like being around people, and is very quiet and aloof. Well, that's not always accurate. Some introverts love social gatherings and can be very talkative. However, they tend to find the experience draining and... […]

8 Networking Tips for Introverts

Ask most people what an introvert is, and they'll describe someone who's shy, doesn't like being around people, and is very quiet and aloof. Well, that's not always accurate. Some introverts love social gatherings and can be very talkative. However, they tend to find the experience draining and... […]

9 Cheap Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

During a recent routine doctor visit, a loved one was warned that his blood pressure was on the high side. And if it doesn't improve by the next checkup, he might have to start taking medication. This is happening to more and more Americans, since the American Heart Association and American... […]

9 Cheap Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

During a recent routine doctor visit, a loved one was warned that his blood pressure was on the high side. And if it doesn't improve by the next checkup, he might have to start taking medication. This is happening to more and more Americans, since the American Heart Association and American... […]

7 Affordable Northern Destinations to Beat the Heat This Summer

We know that you're tempted to stand in front of the open refrigerator while eating ice cream when the mercury starts rising to unbearable levels. Instead of wasting electricity, though, why not take a short break from the heat and head to one of these cool-weather summertime destinations? Whether... […]

7 Affordable Northern Destinations to Beat the Heat This Summer

We know that you're tempted to stand in front of the open refrigerator while eating ice cream when the mercury starts rising to unbearable levels. Instead of wasting electricity, though, why not take a short break from the heat and head to one of these cool-weather summertime destinations? Whether... […]

5 Ways to Embrace Having to Work in Retirement

We all know what retirement is supposed to look like: You get a nice farewell luncheon and a gold watch from your employer — and then you get busy golfing, traveling, spoiling the grandkids, and generally living it up in your golden years. So if you find yourself with an underfunded nest egg... […]

5 Ways to Embrace Having to Work in Retirement

We all know what retirement is supposed to look like: You get a nice farewell luncheon and a gold watch from your employer — and then you get busy golfing, traveling, spoiling the grandkids, and generally living it up in your golden years. So if you find yourself with an underfunded nest egg... […]

The 5 Best Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Many people suffer painful burns and scalding from handling hot plates. Fortunately, pot holders and oven mitts can effectively save your hands and your table from damage. What are oven mitts and pot holders? A pot holder is a thick, padded piece of fabric that can be used to handle hot pans or... […]

The 5 Best Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Many people suffer painful burns and scalding from handling hot plates. Fortunately, pot holders and oven mitts can effectively save your hands and your table from damage. What are oven mitts and pot holders? A pot holder is a thick, padded piece of fabric that can be used to handle hot pans or... […]