iFixit Yourself

Jan 15, 2013 by

Is your iGadget ill? You’ll pay a minimum charge of $80-$100 just for an assessment—not a repair—by a hired geek. With iFixit’s help, even the electronically challenged like me can take a shot at doing repairs.

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Simple Math

Jan 7, 2013 by

I believe I’ve uncovered the single equation that’s the key to financial success.

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Are You Tapped Out?

Dec 21, 2012 by

No worries. Many of the very best gifts are free.

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Simplify the Holidays

Dec 19, 2012 by

Christmas is a week away, which for many means stress is peaking! I can’t help you deal with a house full of rowdy relatives, but you can take steps to simplify your holiday and avoid starting the new year broke and bewildered.

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How Rich People Go Broke

Dec 12, 2012 by

Like me, are you mystified when you hear a news report of some formerly rich person filing for bankruptcy because he or she is now broke? How could that happen? Well, it turns out that the simple bad habits that can get you and me into money trouble have the same affect on the wealthy. They’re just operating on a different level.

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Is Facebook Making You Poor an...

Dec 3, 2012 by

Two marketing Profs conclude that people with strong ties to their Facebook network tend to have higher body-mass indexes, lower credit scores, and more credit card debt. And they prefer cookies to granola bars. But then, who doesn’t?

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Buy Nothing Day

Nov 21, 2012 by

Black Friday got you down? Restore your spirit by observing and spreading the word about Buy Nothing Day! You’ll feel reborn!

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Layaway: Just Say No!

Oct 31, 2012 by

In the never-ending quest by merchants to move cash from your pocket to theirs, so-called “layaway” has been resurrected and is being promoted vigorously as holiday shoppers grow merry. But does layaway make something affordable?

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3 Diamonds and a Dog #12

Oct 29, 2012 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help people make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (a Dog).

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10 Things I Don’t Get

Aug 17, 2012 by

I’d be the first to concede that I’m not “with it,” so that may be part of the reason I’m mystified by the ten behaviors listed here. Still, I ask your help in understanding why people do what they do.

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