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Credit Repair 101: Debt Negotiation and Consolidation

By (view all posts by Dealman)
at 10:08AM Monday January 18, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

Last week we had a post about credit repair strategies, centered around what you can do if you see inaccuracies on your credit report.  What this leaves out are those people who have a bad credit rating because of their own bad behavior - i.e. the credit report is totally accurate, and not very good news.  So what about those people who are facing a mountain of debt which may lead to inevitable defaults.  This no doubt will make a bad credit rating even worse, but what about those outlets for getting out debt like debt consolidation, debt settlement, and negotiation?  Could these things make things worse?

Here's the lowdown.
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Wacky Product of the Week: Phubby

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 9:40AM Saturday January 16, 2010
under Loose Change

A lot of cool products came out of the CES 2010 (Consumer Electronics Show) event this past week. The horribly named Phubby is not one of them. No, that wasn't a typo of some sort, it really is called a phubby. What exactly is this ingenious piece of gadgety lameness?

Let's get right to it. Read More »

Herding Cats: Our Favorite Savings Stories for the Week of January 10th

By (view all posts by derek70x7)
at 5:27PM Friday January 15, 2010
under Stuff We Like

The last time I kept a New Year's resolution was 2005 when I vowed to slack off academically and drop hellish AP English so I could actually enjoy my last semester of high school. Needless to say, it was the best decision I've ever made. My 2010 resolution is the pinnacle of trite: get in shape! We'll see how that goes.

Without further ado, I present to you this week's roundup: Read More »

How "Money" Are You?

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 1:46PM Friday January 15, 2010
under Polls/Quizzes

Over at Savvy Sugar they recently had a poll on awkward money issues.  It got me to thinking about how to handle those sticky situations that arise when finances are concerned. Read More »

Gettin' Pretty...One Giveaway at a Time

By (view all posts by WiscoVixen)
at 12:43PM Friday January 15, 2010
under GiveawaysStaff

Well, our first weekly Friday blog giveaway couldn't have gone better. We received 245 comments on the Smashbox Glambox giveaway announcement post from last Friday. There's some sweet stuff in that little Glambox--no wonder so many people entered to win it!

Now, without further ado, it's time to announce the winner of our first Friday blog giveaway. And the winner is... Read More »

The Google Nexus One

By (view all posts by GuyCopes)
at 4:21PM Thursday January 14, 2010
under Product Review

Do androids dream of electric sheep or cell phones capable of revolutionizing the way we communicate on the go? If it is the latter, then perhaps they envision something along the lines of the brand new Google Nexus One. The Nexus One is the latest android phone to hit the market. Now available and accompanied by several reviews in print and across the web, the veil has been lifted on Google's first in-house mobile phone utilizing their proprietary Droid technology. Read More »

Off The Wall Workouts

By (view all posts by Yasarh)
at 12:26PM Thursday January 14, 2010
under Stuff We Like

Ever wish you could run up the wall of a building, run across the roof, jump to the next roof, and just roll onto the ground?  Don't lie, I know you have (I know I certainly have!).  The Washington Post recently posted an article on a 40 year old man who has taken up parkour after watching the opening sequence in Casino Royale. 

It got me wondering how one would even begin to learn a sport like this so I did some research and I'm going to let you know exactly how you can get started. Read More »

Globes Fashion, Get Glam for Less

By (view all posts by coupiedoll)
at 3:58PM Wednesday January 13, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Okay, I'll admit, I'm a bit of an awards show junkie, so I'm excited. Awards season has officially begun! And this Sunday I am getting dolled up, planning on sipping champagne, and betting on fashion faux-pas and win-wins with some friends as we plop down for a Golden Globes 2010 fashion and fun extravaganza. Not only are the Globes an interesting primer to Oscar season, but also to fashion season.

While it always takes a bit of time for red carpet glam to trickle down in an affordable form for the masses, that doesn't mean you can't still get in on the red carpet fun. Check out these red carpet predictions and how to easily adapt these looks of your own for your every day life. Read More »

Best Store You've Never Heard Of: Pacific Pillows

By (view all posts by dstearns)
at 1:15PM Wednesday January 13, 2010
under Featured StoreStaff

Who among us does not enjoy lounging in the lap of luxury? We treat ourselves to the occasional massage at a spa, a day of shopping, a relaxing round of golf or a spendy night out with friends. But where do we always end up? That's right! Bundled up in our beds, snoozing and snoring and longing for linens of a higher sort.

That's where this week's Featured Store comes in: Hello, Pacific Pillows... Read More »

Multitaskers for Multitaskers

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by MBones)
at 10:38AM Wednesday January 13, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Look, you're a busy lady.  Right now, while reading this blog, you're also checking your email, trading stocks, watching GMA and making toast.  You know how to multitask--shouldn't your beauty products do the same?  Here are a few fun, affordable multitasking must-haves that promise to do double duty- at least.  Find a few price points to suit every pocketbook/gym bag/briefcase combo.  Even if a little pricier, multi-use beauty buys are still a better value. 

Read on!
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Live Long and Prosper

By (view all posts by stella.louise)
at 3:25PM Tuesday January 12, 2010
under Money Saving Tips

In a NY Times article, Jane Brody outlines some healthy aging tips--which, as it turns out, can also save you money as well as extend your lifespan.

Yes, the Fountain of Youth isn't found in a magic pill or even a daily swig of Monavie.  So put down your credit card and stock up your shopping cart with items that can help live a longer, healthier life. Read More »

Valentine's Travel Destinations

By (view all posts by HSimas)
at 1:34PM Tuesday January 12, 2010
under Holidays

You heard me right. Sure, it may seem like the holidays just ended. But we've got another biggie right around the corner. Valentine's Day is just a month away, and unless your plan is to stop by the grocery store for a refrigerated bouquet and a Whitman's Sampler the day of, you better get cracking. Especially if your surprise for that special someone includes travel.

Check out my list of Valentine Travel Destinations. They may not read like the most original choices in the world. But trust me, fellas--this stuff does not get old. Read More »