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Small Change Archive: Ylan Q. Mui

How To Budget Like An Intern

Our intern Emma Carew is back again! We love to see persistence. And Emma has a lot to write about from personal experience, especially as a summer intern in Washington. She polled her colleagues for their favorite tips on living...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 29, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Bargains , Ylan Q. Mui  
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401(k) Accounts Recovering

When was the last time you checked your 401(k)? A few months ago, my girlfriend confided that she was scared to look at her balance after opening her statement only to find her account had nearly been wiped out. Many...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 28, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Retirement , Ylan Q. Mui  
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Let Students Pamper You

We love our intern, Emma Carew, because she is enthusiastic and works hard. The same could be said for the students at local cosmetology and massage therapy schools that offer discounted services. Emma found out that these schools can help...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 27, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bargains , Ylan Q. Mui  
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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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Saving Money on Back to School

The end of the summer is in sight: Back-to-school sales have hit the stores. According to Google's Insights for Search, people have begun thinking about the back-to-school season earlier this year, with searches up 10 percent by mid-July compared to...

By Ylan Mui  |  July 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bargains , Consumer News , 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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Older Entries in This Category »

Try on a Clothing Swap for Size, Ylan Mui , July 21, 2009
Cash for Clunkers Part 2, Ylan Mui , July 20, 2009
Should We Cash In Our Clunker?, Ylan Mui , July 20, 2009
Employment Part 2, Ylan Mui , July 13, 2009
Mastering the Lingo of the Recession, Ylan Mui , July 10, 2009
The Perils of Online Shopping, Ylan Mui , July 10, 2009
Recession Means Christmas in July, Ylan Mui , July 9, 2009
Share Your DIY Projects, Ylan Mui , July 9, 2009
Is Holiday Pay Worth It?, Ylan Mui , July 3, 2009
Vacation in Your Backyard, Ylan Mui , July 2, 2009
Getting Nutritional Bang for Your Buck, Ylan Mui , June 29, 2009
Lessons From My Mother, Ylan Mui , June 26, 2009
Demand High for Skilled Workers, Ylan Mui , June 24, 2009
Resisting the Urge to Splurge, Ylan Mui , June 19, 2009
Cheap and Comforting Foods, Ylan Mui , June 18, 2009
How to Fight Debt Collectors, Ylan Mui , June 18, 2009
Wrestling with Layoffs, Ylan Mui , June 17, 2009
Frugal Ideas for Father's Day, Ylan Mui , June 17, 2009
Exotic Dancers Not So Optimistic, Ylan Mui , June 11, 2009
My No-Depression Recession, Ylan Mui , June 11, 2009
Travels Along Recession Road, Ylan Mui , June 10, 2009
How to Navigate a Yard Sale, Ylan Mui , June 9, 2009
Frugal vs. Cheap Part Two, Ylan Mui , June 2, 2009
Getting the Best Home Appraisal, Ylan Mui , May 28, 2009
I Scream for Cheap Ice Cream, Ylan Mui , May 27, 2009
Memorial Day Money-Saving Tips, Ylan Mui , May 22, 2009
Bargain Your Way to a Bargain, Ylan Mui , May 21, 2009
Laid off? Try a Pink Slip Party, Ylan Mui , May 15, 2009
What Can You Buy with a Dime?, Ylan Mui , May 8, 2009
Cheap Weddings: Is That An Oxymoron?, Ylan Mui , May 7, 2009
Getting on the Refinance Bandwagon, Ylan Mui , May 6, 2009
Finding Bargains for Baby, Ylan Mui , May 1, 2009
Small Change Challenge: Nancy Wins!, Ylan Mui , April 30, 2009
Saving on Office Supplies, Ylan Mui , April 30, 2009
Ylan's Cheapskate Afternoon, Ylan Mui , April 29, 2009
Small Change Challenge: Nancy vs. Ylan, Ylan Mui , April 29, 2009
Coupons More Popular than Britney, Ylan Mui , April 21, 2009
White House to Look at Credit Card Fees, Ylan Mui , April 20, 2009
The Dirt on Saving Money, Ylan Mui , April 20, 2009
How to Turn Your Kids' Clothes into Cash, Ylan Mui , April 16, 2009
The Taxman Cometh -- Today!, Ylan Mui , April 15, 2009
Eating Out Early and on the Cheap, Ylan Mui , April 9, 2009
Green and Hip, on the Cheap, Ylan Mui , April 8, 2009
Consumer Delinquencies Keep Rising, Ylan Mui , April 2, 2009
Helping Your Kids Without Emptying Your Pockets, Washington Post editors , April 1, 2009
Welcome to Small Change, Sara Goo , March 30, 2009
 
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