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Mint.com’s New Money Game: A Review

Mint.com, the popular budget site, has created an online game to help middle school students learn about money. Designed in partnership with Scholastic, Quest for Money is designed to teach young people about various money management skills such as budgeting and saving money. Since we use Mint.com and are very satisfied with the service, I […]

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Now Trending on Twitter: Deals and More Deals

As you search for the best bargains on holiday gifts this year, Mainstreet.com has compiled its picks for great deal sources to follow on Twitter, including: @TweetCheap is a Twitter deal aggregator, searching Twitter to find and tell you about the best coupon codes and other deals it finds. @HeyItsFree finds, you guessed it, stuff […]

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A Financial Plan for Everyone

Do you think that having a professional financial advisor develop a financial plan for you would be cost prohibitive? The Wall Street Journal recently focused on a possible solution: online financial planning.  The article mentioned two companies, Veritat Advisors and People’s Financial Advisor, that offer relatively inexpensive plans along with meetings with an advisor either […]

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The Complaint Department is Open

Got a complaint about something you bought?  Or are you thinking about buying something but wondering how well the product worked for previous buyers?  There are numerous complaint Web sites.  However, as with the items criticized on the sites, some of the sites are better than others.  According to a report by the Consumer Federation […]

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Trying to Catch Up in the Retirement Race

Over half of all employed American adults feel “a little” or “far” behind in their financial preparations for retirement, according to a new survey from TD Ameritrade.  The most common explanation?  Respondents said they simply have no money left to save after meeting their regular expenses or they started saving too late.  Many parents also […]

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The Money Saving Triple Dip

The recession has turned us into a nation of coupon clippers and deal seekers. Today, there are so many deals to be had it’s hard to think of anything that can’t be purchased at a discount.  And with relatively little effort, you can even score multiple discounts on what you buy. My favorite way to […]

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The Great Cyberspace Marketplace

Looking to buy or sell something online?  There are more sites to consider than just eBay or Craigslist.  Mainstreet.com recently highlighted 14 niche marketplace sites.  Bonanzle is for buyers and sellers of “Everything but the ordinary,” including vintage toys, artwork, and more.  To buy or sell homemade jewelry, handbags, or other crafts, try Etsy.  Glyde […]

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