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Amazon's Whole Foods Acquisition is Sweet for Consumers

At this point, it seems up in the air as to whether Whole Foods will actually become a more affordable specialty store akin to Trader Joe's, but there's still reason for shoppers to celebrate. For one, hardcore Whole Foods fans — including those with dietary restrictions that the chain often caters to — may now find their grocery bills coming in a bit lower.

Level Money is Shutting Down — Use This App Instead

If you were a Level Money user who's now feeling lost, you may want to check out Mint as a way to continue on your financial journey. While it won't replicate Level Money per se, it does have a number of features that can help you monitor your spending and stick to your budget.

Working for Yourself: The Good and Bad

I love being self-employed; my lack of commute, ability to travel, and the fact that I get to do something I enjoy make it all worthwhile. That said, the irregular income, the pain of estimated quarterly taxes, and the struggle to keep myself on task are certainly downsides that need to be considered.

A Quick Tip on Tipping Internationally

If there's one part of our financial culture that confuses and worries me, it's tipping. See, I want to be a good person and give a nice tip (even if I really don't want to spend the extra cash), but I just never know what even constitutes a "good tip."...

Top Tips for Selling & Promoting Your Book at a Trade Show or Signing

From my experience, selling your book at a trade show, expo, convention, or what have you can be a great way to meet readers and promote your work. The trick is to first find an event you think would make sense to host your book at then consider ways you can draw people to your booth.

Buy One, Get One Chipotle is Just a Beat Away

Whenever you mention Chipotle to someone, you're likely to get one of two distinct reactions: "ooooo" or "ewww." In many cases, that latter reaction is the result of a rough patch the burrito chain went through involving an E. coli outbreak along with some other food safety issues. Ever since...