Frugality on a First Date: Are Coupons Off-Limits?

How early do you reveal your frugality to a potential boyfriend/girlfriend? I heard an interesting discussion about coupons on a morning radio show the other day. The main gist of it was whether it’s appropriate to use coupons on a first date. Most of the women felt it showed the guy to be cheap — […]

Getting Over My Fear of Investing in the Stock Market

With the interest rates on certificates of deposit at ridiculous lows — below 1% at my local bank, which usually has higher returns than the big-name banks — what’s a cautious investor to do? I still dream of the heyday of 5.5% interest rates on 6-month CDs, when I laddered CDs to my heart’s content. […]

Understanding Your Explanation of Benefits

It can be confusing to understand your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) paperwork when it comes from your health insurer after a medical visit. I know it took me a while to understand mine, especially after this year, when I received a LOT of them in response to my numerous doctor’s visits. An EOB is not […]

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