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How Viable Is DIY Insurance?

We've all used WebMD to self-diagnose ourselves (and then subsequently convince ourselves we had Parkinson's). We've all taken echinacea tablets and believed that maybe we'd never get sick again (at least until the next time we got sick)...

By Christopher Schonberger on 3/03/09

Personal Finance Round-Up

Every content provider and its mother is going nuclear on money (and job) related stories these days. Here's a quick rundown of some pieces we found interesting.


By Gradspot Dot Com on 2/11/09

Kelli & Eleanor's NYC Recession Dining Guide

$200pp meal at Per Se in the cards? I think not. Ten-course tasting menu at Daniel. Nope. McDonald's happy meal? Now we're talking. But every meal doesn't have to default to Micky-D's quite yet...

By Jason Richards on 2/05/09

Cell Phone Broke? OEM Saves the Day

I had a blackberry. I loved it. It loved me back. And then it decided to break. The pearl (otherwise known as a trackball to the uninitiated) fell out. Well guess what?...

By Keshav Singh on 2/04/09

Tax Day Is Coming

Mark your calendars: Wednesday, April 15. The day on which you contribute to the bailout! Exciting stuff... ...

By Gradspot Dot Com on 1/26/09

Recession Hot Spots: The Library

During an economic upswing, people are totally cool with going to Best Buy when they're bored and buying five DVDs, or copping a few books on Amazon to put on their shelf to make it seem like they read. In a recession, such extravagance is frowned upon...

By Christopher Schonberger on 1/19/09

Guest Blog: Top 5 Ways to Spend Less During the Holidays

Christmas and Hanukkah are rapidly approaching and there are thousands of shoppers who plan on invading the stores over the next ten days to go shopping for the folks on their gift lists. If you're one of the unfortunate few who have hours of hectic holiday shopping ahead of you, you may want to keep the following money-saving tips in mind as you search for the perfect gift....

By Gradspot Dot Com on 12/18/08

Top 10 Recession Tips

There is a silver-lining to the news that the US has been in a recession since last year: it means that if you’re reading this, you’re already surviving a recession, so keep up the good work....

By Christopher Schonberger on 12/18/08

Let Your Friends Pay Your Rent

A friend of mine just lost his job and is very concerned about making his December rent payment. So what can he do to raise some cash? Throw a houseparty! (We can easily figure out where this road can take us from watching any of the college moves we've come to love.) Surprisingly enough, there's actually a history behind this concept, AND an official name: "Rent Party." ...

By Stuart Schultz on 12/17/08

DIY Holiday

We're now entering the peak of holiday season, and you may be struck with the sudden urge to throw a holiday party or just make your apartment a little more Christmasy...or Hannukah-y...or Kwanza-y...or whatever. The good news is, it doesn't have to break the bank. Tiny Tim is in fashion this year, so don't be ashamed to make a budget and check it twice....

By Dan Marley on 12/16/08
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