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Introduction

Is your financial house in order, or is the roof leaking and the foundation cracking?It costs a lot of money just to live and wake up each day. You might think that your living costs involve rent a...

Cost of Living

The Cost of Living: That Air You Breathe Doesn't Come CheapEverything has a price. That concert ticket required you to open your wallet, and your last date with the cutie in physics set you back a...

The Cost Of Living in Your Home

Micro Cost of LivingWant to own your own house one day? If you're thinking you can buy a nice place for $300,000, you're in for a big surprise.Owning a house or paying rent—and taking care of all...

Buying a Prom Dress

Looking Hot and Being Smart About itYour folks said, "We'll pay half." And you think, "Jackpot." Since your parents are taking on some of the cost, you can get an even nicer prom dress than you tho...

Buying a Car

Buying a Car Without Being Taken for a RideFreedom, here you come.After saving and sweating over the espresso machine at work for long, tiring hours you finally have $8,000, which is the drive-off-...

Buying a Porsche

The dealership says it's a steal at $170,000 with taxes and fees. A shiny-red Porsche Turbo Convertible with black interior, a stereo system that would melt your old car's dashboard, and fat tires....

Opportunity Cost

A lot of what happens with money comes down to choice. You can choose to buy a Porsche (assuming you have the cash for it), or you can choose a less expensive car. Or (the horror!) you can just use...

Buying a Mattress

It Costs Money to Spend MoneyWhen you make some purchases, you know you're going to lose. That bucket of M&Ms, no matter how sweet a deal, is going to cost you a few bucks and probably a stomac...

Opportunity Cost: Public School vs. Private School

Eventually, you're going to be doing some math about the costs of your future education. And the results might look a little something like this:Private school: $250,000 (tuition, room, board, text...

The Costs of Owning a Home

You probably don't want to live in your parents' basement at age 40. You might also not want to live down the hall from the family with the screaming baby and the man who makes boiled cabbage for s...

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