In a down economy, people rediscover these tried-and-true techniques for economizing that habitually frugal people practice all the time. For example, you can borrow books from the library (if you don't mind waiting for the more popular ones). You also can use the Internet, check out movies and CDs, get local free newspapers, and learn about community events.
Financial advisers stress that there are several money lessons everyone in their 20s should know. For example, start saving at least 10 percent of your monthly income.
Fewer younger workers are saving for retirement today than a decade ago, prompting some financial leaders to call for mandated retirement saving beyond Social Security. Many financial advisers aren't convinced it's a good idea.
Gun control seen through the eyes of the misunderstood majority of gun owners is more nuanced and complex than the absolutism of America's big gun lobbies. The Obama administration is courting this breed of centrist, gun-friendly Americans on the fence about gun control.
I wasted hours looking for a cheaper version online, when my dad was willing to pay more at the local store. He made me realize that I was all about 'buying local' until I had to shell out more money. I've learned: I can’t always pay more, but I don’t always have to pay less.
On the eve of a historically tight election, a writer drives through swing states and listens to the voices of America, hearing one overriding plea: 'Washington, stop bickering. Get something done!'