Nine Things You Didn’t Know Could Happen in the Afterlife

What happens to us after we die? We all ask ourselves that question, sooner or later.... 

Gen X & Gen Y – Dialing Financial 911

Six Reasons Why Gen X & Gen Y Need Some Serious Financial TLC They’re scared:... 

Avoiding Supermarket Price Traps

That friendly local supermarket you’ve been going to for years, filled with bright... 

Cash and Carry

With the onset of hard financial times, “budget” is no longer a bad word, and... 

Five Unconventional Ways to Save Money on Food

For many of us, this economy has taught us all a lesson on creative money management. So,... 

How to Save Money: The 30 Day Grocery Challenge

Cutting costs is about getting creative. It’s also about refocusing priorities.... 

Knowing Your Options When Your Credit Card Bills Become Too Much to Handle

Credit card debt is a serious issue that affects many people in this country. In... 

Getting Honest About Your Money

There is power in financial planning—you make a budget, you’ve got a map to anywhere... 

How To Prepare for Lean Financial Times

Don’t worry, this isn’t another albeit generally amusing ad for Capital One credit... 

Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself

In the course of a busy day, you may write a check at the grocery store, charge tickets... 

Bargains Galore

In recent months I have become known as Mr. Optimist when it comes to the economy,... 

Gift Cards Galore!

Retail gift cards, which have become increasingly popular with holiday shoppers in... 

Panic Time: How to Deal with Money Emergencies

With luck, most of us match our family income to our costs of living and come out... 

Beating Back the Rising Cost of Living

“I don’t think there is anything more depressing than buying gasoline, and then... 

Reduce Your Energy Consumption This Winter!

News reports cite that heating oil costs have risen up to 36% … just when most... 

Your Investment Portfolio: Are You Protected in an Economic Crisis?

During this panic in the financial markets, one nightmare scenario that keeps waking... 

Our Questions/Your Answers

SMW Money Editor Martin Brown’s article, “The Starbucks Factor,”... 

Silence Your Inner Bag Lady

Q. I have recurring nightmares of ending up a bag lady, even though I’m pretty... 

“How do I stop my friend from spending her way into the poor house?”

My best friend is spending her way into the poorhouse and I’m really worried for... 

Tax Deductions for Your Home-Based Business

Q. I run a small business from my home. Which home based business tax deductions...