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Video: Self-professed cheapskate Jeff Yaeger takes a look at one American family living just above the poverty line and highlights the lessons other families can learn from their creative thriftiness.
As the global community moves toward an increased reliance on renewable energy, there are some publicly-traded firms worth keeping an eye on.
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A charitable donation as a gift is thoughtful, easy, beneficial and — perhaps best of all — tax-deductible. Here is a sampling of environmental-minded charities that get high marks.
The 'Story of Stuff' creator takes aim at how our government spends our tax dollars.
As U.S. banks bow to public pressure on debit card fees, MNN takes a look back at how this rare consumer victory unfolded.
By putting solar panels on your roof and an electric car in your garage, you could essentially drive for free. How soon can you start?
'Greenies' aren't the upper middle-class do-gooders of popular perception. In fact, green consumers span all income brackets, and they may just be the way of the future.
Let's do with money what the slow food movement did with food. By investing in local businesses, you can turn a profit and change your community for the better.
College textbook prices have increased at double the rate of inflation for several years, but here are some creative ways to find course materials for less.
Free checking is getting harder to come by, but there are ways to keep more of your money.
ShopAtHome.com has named Houston, Texas as the nation's most frugal city.
The sector has been pummeled this year. Analysts say the survivors will have to shrink high inventory, keep costs low and compete globally. Sounds easy, right?
Video: Aerial surveillance cameras in some stores track our shopping behavior and help retailers determine what to sell and how to position it.
Five easy ways to save more, spend less and stretch your family dollar.
Video: Food prices are rising, and are expected to keep rising over the coming months as farmers struggle with bad weather, bad harvests, and strong demand.
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