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I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

Getting paid to impersonate Kim Kardashian is apparently not enough to pay for all the surgery it takes to look like her in the first place. Claire Leeson, a 24-year-old Londoner, knows this from experience, Metro reports, but she doesn’t seem too bothered by the collectors hounding her for the $30,000 of credit card debt… Read More

8 Celebrities Who Live on a Budget

8 Celebrities Who Live on a Budget

8 Celebrities Who Live on a Budget

Keira Knightly made waves when she recently told Glamour magazine that she gives herself an allowance of just $50,000 a year. The actress reportedly has a net worth of $50 million (remember all those Pirates of the Caribbean films?). “I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you can’t hang out with people who don’t live that lifestyle,”… Read More

How Board Games Can Help You Manage Your Money

How Board Games Can Help You Manage Your Money

How Board Games Can Help You Manage Your Money

Board games are not all fun and – well, games. It turns out this popular pastime can help teach valuable financial lessons. From dice and play money to credit cards and ledgers, board games can educate both kids and adults on basic personal finance in an easy and fun way. While many of the best money… Read More

The Cities With the Unhappiest Workers

The Cities With the Unhappiest Workers

The Cities With the Unhappiest Workers

Of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas, Pittsburgh has the least satisfied workers, according to the 2014 Employment Satisfaction Report from career site Glassdoor. The low ranking stemmed from Pittsburghers’ feeling the city has few career opportunities. Workers there aren’t particularly optimistic about business growth, either: 45% said they think it’ll stay about the same… Read More

How Much Do Parents Spend Bribing Their Kids?

How Much Do Parents Spend Bribing Their Kids?

How Much Do Parents Spend Bribing Their Kids?

Taking care of kids really adds up. There’s the food, toys, clothes, healthcare, day care and education expenses (not to mention the cost of actually giving birth or adopting them), but there’s something a lot of parents do and may forget to budget for: bribing their children. Kids on their parents’ payroll are doing all… Read More

The American Money Road Trip: Share Your Stories

The American Money Road Trip: Share Your Stories

The American Money Road Trip: Share Your Stories

There’s only one way to find out what’s going on in America. Go there. Starting this week, that’s what I’m doing. Want to call shotgun?  (You’ll have to share the seat with Rusty.) I’m not talking about the America of the coasts, where the money is printed or the movies are made. I’m talking about… Read More

10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

10 Reasons to Get Life Insurance

Life insurance can be an important part of your financial planning. Many don’t even know why they might need life insurance. Luckily, there are tools to help answer your questions about this important decision. In order to determine how much life insurance you may need, it’s a good idea to know exactly why you are buying… Read More

9 Hotel Gotchas

9 Hotel Gotchas

9 Hotel Gotchas

When you check into a hotel, don’t set let scam artists or misbehaving companies check into your wallet. It’s summer travel season, and that means vacations, road trips and hotel stays. It also means you’ll be facing a minefield of gotchas. So don’t let your healthy skepticism go on vacation when you do. There’s ripoffs,… Read More

Why the Average Affair Costs $2,600

Why the Average Affair Costs $2,600

Why the Average Affair Costs $2,600

Beyond the emotional toll of extramarital affairs, philanderers and their families pay a large price for adultery. About $2,664, to be exact. That’s the cost of an average affair, according to a study from VoucherCloud. The data is based on surveys of 2,645 Americans 25 years and older who have been married to their current… Read More

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

10 Ways to Get Free Lodging

It’s summertime, and vacations are in full swing. Unfortunately, the cost of travel isn’t getting any lower. And lodging is one of the more expensive items on the list. But wouldn’t it be nice to eradicate that hefty travel expense? This may sound like a stretch, but it’s totally possible. Here are some ways to do… Read More

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