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Everyday Cheapskate: Get Paid to Donate Your Stuff

If you itemize your tax return, you probably know that you are allowed to deduct the fair market value of items you donate to charity. But what's the fair market value of, say, a pair of shoes or a lamp? More than you might think.

The law does ...

Everyday Cheapskate: What Do You Need to Be Happy?

When a University of Michigan survey asked people what they believed would improve their quality of life, the answer given most often was, "More money."

In their book "The Day America Told the Truth," James Patterson and Peter Kim asked, "If you ...