If you were listening to Stephanie Penn Spear give a presentation about saving power right now, she would ask you this question: “How many kilowatt hours of electricity do you use in your home each month?” Typically, Stephanie says, she sees only one or two hands. (That’s okay. Mine wasn’t one of them, either.) What… Read More
Do you know who owns your mortgage? Take a look at what happens after you sign on the dotted line.
Starting Monday, you may not hear as many of those annoying ads promising you can “settle debts for pennies on the dollar,” or pitching a “government bailout program” for consumers with credit card debt. That’s when the FTC’s new “Debt Relief Rule” goes into effect. Here are the key protections it offers: Upfront Disclosures Proposed… Read More
Within hours of going to work at the White House, Elizabeth Warren put Wall Street on notice.
We’ve heard of “jobless recoveries.” Now the U.S. is stuck in a job-killing recovery. The Great Recession of 2007 ended in June 2009, according to a group of experts. But in the 15 months since then, the U.S. economy shed another 329,000 jobs. That leaves many Americans doubting the news. “Is anyone really buying this?”… Read More
Merriam-Webster defines a Stoic as “a member of a school of philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium about 300 b.c. holding that the wise man should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submissive to natural law.”
With two swift searches, you can set yourself on the path to affordable art acquisitions. None of this multimillion dollar, Sotheby’s auction stuff.
Adam Savage of television’s Myth Busters learned about geotags the hard way. He inadvertently posted his home address to his thousands of Twitter followers. That information, the GPS coordinates of where he stood when he snapped the picture with a camera phone, was embedded in the image file, which Internet surfers could easily see with… Read More
So what’s the deal with prepaid cards? Why so popular?
Negotiating is an art, and a great way to save money. And as a nation, we’re getting good at it.