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Stop Thinking Your Wife Overspends

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Perhaps your husband doesn't think you spend too much money, but rather he spends a lot of time complaining about your purchases, well, it might be more than your trips to the mall that are at stake. New research from Brigham Young University and Kansas State University have found that marital problems and conflict are mostly [...]

Tying Money to Self-Esteem is Miserable

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Pictured here: people who don't really think they're great. No one thinks they're so great because they're so rich - in fact, it's actually just the opposite if you believe new research from University of Buffalo. In this study, professors prove that basing our self-esteem on our bank accounts actually makes us pretty darn [...]

What Would You Do With A Billion Dollars?

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Random|

What would you do with a billion dollars? Well, NJ Online Casinos - perhaps in a bid to lure us to the  blackjack tables - conducted a survey asking us what we would do if we suddenly came into that type of cash. It's no surprise - particularly if you've ever attended a cocktail party or [...]

Apps to Stop Robocalls (for real!)

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Random|

Well, in a move that turns the tables on annoying robocalls: we can refuse them with a technology similar to the one that launches them. The Federal Trade Commission (a U.S. government in place to protect consumers) directs us to this site offering downloads that can stop unwanted and automated calls. It also gives you links to [...]

Buy Housekeeping, Get Happiness

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Mom-o-nomics, Random|

Alright people: stop shopping for designer items and start paying a housekeeper. Harvard scientists, who have finally turned their attention to the useful and salient matter of freeing up my mornings, have found that if we pay someone to do our annoying chores (basically, if we buy ourselves extra time) we will be more satisfied with [...]

New Bouncer Seat Safety Won’t Alone Save Your Baby

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Random|

New bouncer seat safety standards can't save your baby, only you can. Babies are cracking their skulls and suffocating death in infant bouncer seats. Why? Because we, their parents, are not following the instructions on the box. The government just created a new rule for manufacturers: place a label with very clear instructions to [...]

The Sickening Cost of Healthy Suppliments

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Random|

This kind of healthy remedy can kill you. Browsing the shelves, you'll find supplements promising to make you thinner, improve your memory or alleviate that nagging joint pain. Never could you possibly imagine a better use for your $40. A mere pittance, you'll likely think, in exchange for ridding yourself of the one indisposition [...]

The Summer’s Worst Vacation Scams

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Pick-pockets could be the least of your problems. Vacation deals are easier than ever to find but one wrong click online could buy you a ticket to nowhere. Here's a roadmap to the top three ripoffs. Rental ruse: There are so many wonderful ways scammers can sell you a fake vacation rental! Sometimes they [...]

The Business of “Going Out of Business” Sales

By | July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Random|

The store may be closing but the prices aren't always rock bottom. Aside from free sample tastings in the supermarket - which according to a federal law I made up, have absolutely no calories - few sights can lure me like a "Going Out of Business" sale sign. The prospect of paying rock bottom [...]

Mom’s Summer Money Mishaps – Fixed Forever

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Random|

You don't have to pay an extra 10,000 percent to keep kids hydrated. 1)      The problem: We don’t drink water like it’s water. It’s critical our kids stay hydrated, particularly if you’re the type of parent who can in a split-second rattle off several reasons a child might be hospitalized from simply playing outdoors — [...]