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Small Change: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Laid off? Try a Pink Slip Party

The pink slip party is back. The concept -- laid off workers booze it up with recruiters at happy hour -- took off after the dot-com bust early this decade. But in retrospect, those were good days: The unemployment rate...

By Ylan Mui  |  May 15, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Unemployment , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Even Pets Are Suffering

When my father retired, he decided to buy a dog to keep him occupied. Rocky (yes, my dad likes Sylvester Stallone) is a beautiful miniature collie. My dad figured he had all the time in the world to take care...

By Nancy Trejos  |  May 14, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Do You Spave -- Spend in Order to Save?

My husband warily eyed the big brown J.Crew box that recently came in the mail. But I told him not to worry: I was spaving! Spaving = spending in order to save. I had been shopping online (shh, don't tell...

By Ylan Mui  |  May 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Bargains , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Recessionize Your Traveling

Memorial Day is just a couple of weeks away. I don’t know about you, but I’m wondering if I should take advantage of the long weekend and go somewhere. Or are staycations still the in thing to do? Some of...

By Nancy Trejos  |  May 12, 2009; 7:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bargains , Nancy Trejos  
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Don't Shortchange Your Health

Graduating from a Johns Hopkins University master’s degree program and securing a full-time job at an environmental think tank meant Nisha Krishnan had to make a big financial decision: What to do about health insurance? Sure, she could have gone...

By Nancy Trejos  |  May 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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