'Layaway angels' pay off customers' tabs
December 23, 2011, 10:10 a.m.
Video: NBC's George Lewis reports that generous people, dubbed 'layaway angels,' have been paying off families' accounts at stores such as K-Mart and Wal-Mart as they spread some cheer this holiday season.
See how one family lives well on $20,000 a year
December 15, 2011, 12:14 p.m.
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.
8 well-rated green charities to kick start your holiday giving
November 21, 2011, 4 p.m. by Clint Williams
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 Broke': Annie Leonard's latest video investigates our financial frustrations
November 9, 2011, 11:09 a.m. by Starre Vartan
The 'Story of Stuff' creator takes aim at how our government spends our tax dollars.
Infographic: New landscape for big banks
November 4, 2011, 10:06 a.m.
As U.S. banks bow to public pressure on debit card fees, MNN takes a look back at how this rare consumer victory unfolded.
Infographic: How to spend $0 on gas next month
October 10, 2011, 8:54 a.m.
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?
How your 'slow money' can make a difference
September 20, 2011, 12:42 p.m.
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.
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