The Intricate Makeshift Money Germans Relied On Between World Wars

State-issued currency is the scaffolding upon which capitalism was built, but it's always been prone to mayhem. For instance in 1920s Germany, extreme inflation forced German businesses to actually print millions of their own customized paper bills. Now largely forgotten, this notgeld, or "emergency money," was once… » 9/24/13 10:40am 9/24/13 10:40am

Your Carrier's Going to Send You Alerts if You're About to Go Over Your…

You're about to have one less excuse for ringing up a preposterous cell phone bill. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have agreed to a voluntary industry standard to send alerts to customers who are about to go over their voice, text, or data plans, or who enter international roaming zones. » 10/17/11 9:22am 10/17/11 9:22am

How To Talk Your Way Into a Cheaper Cable Bill

You're spent, literally. Holiday shopping has thoroughly ravaged your wallet and soul. That means it's time to rein in the discretionary expenses for the New Year. There's no better place to start than that grotesque $180 cable bill. » 12/22/10 11:00am 12/22/10 11:00am

Green Tech Upgrades That Boost Home Values and Reduce Bills

Last week I provided a few basic green upgrades that can help you save money. This time around it's all about tech that will save money and potentially increase the value of your home. » 4/30/09 2:00pm 4/30/09 2:00pm