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March 4, 2015

How Much Did the Typical American Make Last Year?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fourth-quarter earnings survey is out, and the news is generally good. The median American was taking home $41,392 at the end […]
March 3, 2015

The New & Improved Allowance Rules

Long before they even think about their first job, kids get a chance to spend and save money thanks to mom and dad.  But when it […]
February 27, 2015

The Slacker's Guide to Getting Out of Debt

Want that debt gone with as little effort as possible? Here are some fast and easy tips for paying down your credit card and other debt.  […]
February 25, 2015

San Francisco Leads Nation in Salary Needed to Buy Home

You’ll need to earn more in San Francisco than throughout the rest of the country to afford a median-priced home, according to a quarterly report from […]
February 20, 2015

Mind Your (Table) Manners: 7 Rules of Dining Etiquette

If most of us are honest, we’ll fully admit that we love going to restaurants.  Eating out is one of the biggest issues for people when […]
February 18, 2015

Worth a Second Glance? It Pays to Double-Check

Remember the last time you picked up fast food, and that nice teenager overcharged you for two adult meals instead of the two kids’ meals you […]
February 17, 2015

Time for a Change? 15 Tips for 2015

We’re 48 days into 2015.  How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?  It’s still not too late to get started.  A new calendar year […]
February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015: By the Numbers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that’s great news for restaurants and stores: Americans are happy to drop some serious cash on the holiday. […]
February 12, 2015

What's the Rush? Don't File Your Taxes Too Early

If the IRS owes you a refund, you want to file your taxes immediately, right? Not really. In fact, resist the temptation to file until you’re […]