Stupid Money

Was Long-Distance Calling a Scam?

Remember long-distance calling from landlines? If you wanted to call someone in a different area code, or at least someone fairly far away from you,…

How to Recession-Proof Your Bank Account

It’s coming. Of course it’s coming — it’s bound to, eventually. There have been 13 recessions since the Great Depression 90 years ago, but since…

The Bargain-Basement Economics of Dollar Stores

Dollar stores — they’re everywhere these days. Why? Because this is America, dammit, and we want to stock up on party supplies, instant mac ’n’…

How Do You Go About Splitting a Mortgage With Your Partner?

There are a whole bunch of ways you could end up contributing to a mortgage beyond the traditional route of joint homeownership with a spouse….