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Small Change: May 3, 2009 - May 9, 2009

Voices of the Recession: Unemployed and Pouring Drinks

I'm really touched by a new short video series that we recently launched called Voices of the Recession. Today's installment follows students at a bartending school in Arlington who are trying to make it through tough times. One woman is...

By Ylan Mui  |  May 8, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Consumer News , Faces of Frugality , Unemployment , Ylan Q. Mui  
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What Can You Buy with a Dime?

Nancy and I were chit-chatting yesterday when a coworker walked over and handed each of us a dime. We looked at him, confused. "Small change," he said with a grin. Haha, very funny. Don't spend it all in one place....

By Ylan Mui  |  May 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Cheap Weddings: Is That An Oxymoron?

I am overwhelmed by weddings this year. My hubby and I went to a destination wedding in Costa Rica in March. My coworker just got married in Florida over the weekend. My brother-in-law is tying the knot at the end...

By Ylan Mui  |  May 7, 2009; 7:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bargains , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Getting on the Refinance Bandwagon

Lesson one of home refinancing: Trust no one. My husband and I purchased a historic, red-brick townhouse on Capitol Hill last fall. We had spent months looking for the perfect house, so we moved quickly once we found it. We...

By Ylan Mui  |  May 6, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mortgage , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Do You Really Have to Travel in Style?

I grew up in New York City, and my parents and siblings still live there. When I was a student at Georgetown University, I would take the Greyhound bus to visit them. But when I graduated and got a job...

By Nancy Trejos  |  May 5, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bargains , Nancy Trejos  
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Turning Small Change into Big Savings

How can you stop living paycheck to paycheck and truly become financially secure? I’ve asked myself this question many times. I’ve made pretty much every financial mistake you can think of: I got into credit card debt. I bought a...

By Nancy Trejos  |  May 4, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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