Money Talks, So Should You

Clint Williams



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Clint Williams is an Arizona-based freelancer for DImespring. He has written for the Arizona Republic and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  • October 28, 2013

    Congratulations. You’re driving off the dealer lot with your nostrils filled with that new car smell. You used savvy shopping and hard-as-nails negotiating to drive down the sticker price and the...

  • October 9, 2013

    You hear it from store clerks more than “Have a nice day.”

    Just apply for our store credit card, they say, and save 10 percent off your purchase today.

    Who doesn’t like a discount?

    The issue

    Americans love their plastic.

    ...

  • October 4, 2013

    Savvy diversification – a thoughtful mix of stocks and bonds – is much more important to long-term investing than any number of hot stock tips from your cousin’s barber.

    Or was it your barber’s cousin?

    ...

  • September 9, 2013

    The Internet – and the crowd-sourcing it supports – has turned booking travel into a DIY enterprise.

    Shopping for a plane ticket? Click on Kayak.com or...

  • August 23, 2013

    The typical American driver spends nearly $400 a month putting gas in the car. Over the life of the car, you’ll spend as much on gas than you did on the car itself,...

  • August 15, 2013

    Getting married is hard work – drafting a guest list, picking a band, paring the guest list, finding a venue, expanding the guest list, hiring a caterer, paring the guest...

  • August 7, 2013

    Getting something for nothing is a major component of the American Dream. Which may explain – as well as anything could – why more than 2 million people watched the pilot episode of the TLC television show “Extreme Couponing,...

  • July 8, 2013

    The biggest of the big-box stores, warehouse clubs draw penny-pinchers by the millions. More than 120 million people have memberships at BJ’s, Costco and Sam’s Club.

    Known for spartan interiors and mega-sized everything, the warehouse...

  • June 28, 2013

    Mortgage rates remain low by historical standards – ask any Baby Boomer about double-digit interest rates in the 1970s and 1980s – but they are climbing upward. So...

  • June 26, 2013

    A growing number of companies figure employees will perform better if they have something to gain.

    About 28 million American employees own stock in the company they work for, according to a survey by the...