and when the responsibility of citizenship is evaded,
democracy decays and authoritarianism takes over."
-- Earl Warren
(1891-1974) Chief Justice, U. S. Supreme Court
After surviving a catastrophic accident, and watching friends and family members go through divorces, layoffs and major illnesses, I have concluded that the one thing we all do that destroys our finances is failing to immediately accept the new normal of our lives. Quickly adjusting to sudden economic changes is important to your monetary well-being. Read more.
I count myself among those frugal types who are that way, in part, so that they may give to others. Frugal people are some of the most generous people I know and usually give without fanfare and are very creative in doing so. Here are ten ways to be generous to those less fortunate without breaking the bank.
A House bill that would fundamentally disassemble the Patriot Act has begun its course through the House, thanks to a bipartisan duo calling for an end to "dragnet surveillance" in the United States. More »
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