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Small Change Archive: Cheap & Green

When to Make Private-Label Purchases

Every summer, Washington is flooded with interns trying to live on a budget in one of the country's most expensive cities. Cheap beer and ramen noodles seem to be staples of the intern diet. One of our interns, Emma Carew,...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Bargains , Cheap & Green , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Cash for Clunkers Part 3: Running the Numbers

Your verdict is in: We should take advantage of cash for clunkers and buy a new car. Here are some excerpts from the responses I've gotten: "Buy the new car! If you can afford to save for a new car...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 22, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Autos , Cheap & Green , Consumer News , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Cash for Clunkers Part 2

Work with folks long enough, and your minds start to meld into one. My colleagues Kendra Marr and Michelle Singletary also wrote about the new federal cash for clunkers program for our Sunday Business section. Kendra's story looks at how...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 20, 2009; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cheap & Green , Consumer News , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Should We Cash In Our Clunker?

I am proud to say that I drive a fuel-efficient car, a Honda Civic Hybrid that gets as much as 50 miles to the gallon on the highway. My husband's car, on the other hand, is not so green. It's...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 20, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Bargains , Cheap & Green , Consumer News , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Finding Bargains for Baby

The Associated Press recently wrote a story reporting that some frugal moms are switching from disposable to cloth diapers in an effort to save money. I admit that I don't have kids, so the idea of washing out a poopy...

By Ylan Mui  |  May 1, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Small Change for Reducing Your Utility Bill

If we were saintly as well as frugal, we would consider saving money an end in itself. But we are far from saintly. And the frugal part is still a work in progress. So our ears perked up when we...

By Ylan Mui  |  April 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Dirt on Saving Money, Ylan Mui , April 20, 2009
Green and Hip, on the Cheap, Ylan Mui , April 8, 2009
 
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