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College student lives in 96-square-foot solar-powered house

College student lives in 96-square-foot solar-powered house

POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A college student in Vermont is living in a 96-square-foot house he built to reduce his carbon footprint — and save money.

Senh: For just $3,000, he's a homeowner. That's amazing. You really don't need all that space, especially when you're in college and single. It's really nice of the landowner to let him built his house there rent-free, although I'm curious to see how they would deal with the situation after he graduates from college


Does Inflation Hurt Savers?

If you save money by putting cash under your mattress, then inflation does indeed rob you of purchasing power. But if, like most of us, you hold your nest egg in a savings account, a money market fund, real estate, or a 401(k) plan then what you care about is your real rate of return, not the inflation rate per se.


How to Recycle Your Gadgets and Game Consoles

Safely and properly e-cycling your old, unused consoles, smartphones, tablets, and laptops is easier than you think, and you can actually save money.


Refinancing? Ask yourself these 6 questions

Refinancing? Ask yourself these 6 questions

Refinancing can be a great way to save money, but it's not a sure thing. Before you take the plunge, ask yourself these six questions to avoid making a major money mistake.


5 ways to save on your wedding

Couples are discovering that it's easy to cut wedding costs without skimping on food or subjecting guests to cash bars.


Healthcare overhaul could save money and boost jobs, researchers say

Healthcare overhaul could save money and boost jobs, researchers say

In a report to be released Friday, Harvard and USC economists say legislation being considered would slow cost increases and free up money for companies to raise wages and hire more workers.

National healthcare legislation in Congress could slow the growth of medical costs, allowing employers to create 250,000 to 400,000 new jobs a year over the next decade, economists from Harvard University and USC are predicting.


Blogging moms wooed by food firms

As food makers lavish trips and goodies on parenting bloggers, critics see a shrewd marketing ploy. On most days, Andrea Deckard can be found in her home office, digging through stacks of coupons and grocery receipts for money saving tips and recipes that she can share with readers of her Mommy Snacks blog.


How to Eat Cheaply on a Trip

How to Eat Cheaply on a Trip

You can save big bucks by trimming the fat...yourself.


Split CDs into Smaller Parts to Avoid Withdrawal Fees

Certificates of Deposit are fairly easy to lock into these days, but pulling your money out before your slightly-better-than-savings fund is due can eliminate all the benefit. One personal finance...


Change your habits, save $500 a month

Cutting costs is not just about what you buy but also how you buy. Rewire your brain to stop loading up on stuff you don't need.


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