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Think Sacrifice, Not Deprivation Mar. 20, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I have what could be characterized as a dark financial past. I didn't set out to ruin my marriage, m... Read More

You're Not at the End of the Line Mar. 13, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 60 years old and feel that I have accomplished next to nothing. The only worthwhile... Read More

Missouri Could Soon Shut Down Its System of De Facto Debtors' Prisons Mar. 08, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Missouri House this week gave near-unanimous approval to a measure that would stop local court s... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency? Mar. 06, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: What would happen if you were hit with an unexpected medical bill or layoff or your ad... Read More

Help! I'm Upside Down in a Durango. And more Reader Dilemmas Mar. 05, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: I have a Dodge Durango gas guzzler, and I owe way too much money on it. If I were to sell... Read More

Good With Intentions, Bad With Reality Mar. 01, 2019

Adriana Cohen

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. This fittingly describes the Democratic Par... Read More

Can Howard Schultz Help End Our Addiction to Government Debt? Feb. 03, 2019

Steve Chapman

During his time as chairman of the Federal Reserve, William McChesney Martin said his job was "to ta... Read More

Why We Lost the Afghan War (Again) Feb. 01, 2019

Ted Rall

Dec. 11, 2001: Three months after 9/11, two months after George W. Bush ordered bombs to begin raini... Read More

What's Better for Your Teen -- a Credit Card or Debit Card? Jan. 23, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My 15-year-old daughter is asking for her own credit card. While I understand that usin... Read More

10 Financial Resolutions to Make -- and Keep -- Year After Year Jan. 09, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Do you make the same financial resolutions every year? When it comes to your money, th... Read More

DeVos' Plan to Boost For-Profit Colleges Will Lead to More Disasters Like Vatterott Jan. 03, 2019

Daily Editorials

It takes some nerve for Vatterott College to blame the Department of Education for its failure and a... Read More

Get Fiscally Fit in 2019 Dec. 24, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

And here we are, once again, on the cusp of the start of a new year. I love this! It feels like a cl... Read More

A Deficit-Happy Government May Lead to a Debt-Driven Financial Crisis Dec. 20, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

There are milestones you celebrate: a kid's first step, a round-numbered birthday, a marriage annive... Read More

Justice Is Distorted When Courts Turn Into Profit-Generating Centers Dec. 17, 2018

Daily Editorials

There is no legal or moral justification for rural Missouri counties to continue their policies of c... Read More

If One of You Makes More, Can You Still Be Financial Equals? Nov. 28, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: We've been married for two years, and so far, my husband and I have pretty much split b... Read More

Stop Spending Money We Don't Have Nov. 28, 2018

Daily Editorials

It's not fun to talk about fiscal responsibility, but it's becoming a mathematical necessity. In 200... Read More

A Mouse in the House, Sheets on the Beds and Early on the Credit Card Payment Nov. 22, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: It is that time of year when mice invade our homes. I'm a pretty good housekeeper, and we... Read More

Is the Economy Headed to Crazytown? Nov. 22, 2018

Froma Harrop

The recent election suggested — and subsequent polls showed — that a public happy with t... Read More

How to Repair Your Credit and Improve Your Credit Score Nov. 13, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Your credit score is a three-digit number between 300 and 850, generated by a mathematical algorithm... Read More

The Secret for a Debt-Free Holiday Season in a Single Word Nov. 12, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

It's not exactly a new word to me. But I'm pretty sure I'd never actually used the word "pre-determi... Read More