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Small Change: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

Who's Better with Money? Men or Women?

Ladies, I hate to tell you this. But there is some research out there showing that you are not as good with money as men are. Since the beginning of the year, Financial Finesse, a Manhattan Beach, CA.-based company that...

By Nancy Trejos  |  July 16, 2009; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Looking for a Bargain? Why Not Buy Some Stolen Goods--Legally?

Believe it or not, the police condone this practice. A colleague of mine pointed out an interesting InsideNOVA.com story published yesterday. It turns out that the Prince William County Police Department is one of more than 1,500 law enforcement agencies...

By Nancy Trejos  |  July 16, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Need a New Wardrobe? Don't Buy One. Swap For It.

I’ve said this time and again: I love clothing. I like dressing nicely for work. But I can’t afford to keep buying the latest styles. As I was reporting on another story, I came across the Greater Washington Clothing Swap....

By Nancy Trejos  |  July 16, 2009; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How to Become a Saver

Today, we're going to talk about ways to save money. I asked Richard Barrington, the primary spokesperson and personal finance expert for MoneyRates.com, which examines rates on bank accounts, for his views. He is also a freelance writer and novelist...

By Nancy Trejos  |  July 15, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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More Free Things to Do in D.C.

As I said in one of my recent postings, there are a lot of free things to do in D.C. A few of you out there sent in some more suggestions. I'd like to share them. Barbara Dinsmore wrote me...

By Nancy Trejos  |  July 14, 2009; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is Free Worth It?

I’ve become obsessed with getting free things. It’s one of my methods of saving money. I’ll take free samples at cosmetics counters. I’ll take free books from the laundry room where people leave things they don’t want anymore. And whenever...

By Nancy Trejos  |  July 14, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Employment Part 2

Not sure how we missed including this one in our earlier post, but The Cheapskate Blog brings you 10 Quasi-Productive Things To Keep You Busy for those of you currently between jobs. The list includes taking up clowning and selling...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 13, 2009; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fortune 500 Companies Create New Job Board

Several Fortune 500 companies are banding together to create a free new job board that will give users access to all their jobs with just one application. The site is called United We Work and launches today with sponsorship from...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 13, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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