Candice Lee Jones

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
10 More Quirky Economic Indicators
business

10 More Quirky Economic Indicators

Many Americans struggle to decipher news about producer prices, inflation, consumer confidence and other factors that are supposed to shed light on th…
January 1, 2012
15 Gift Ideas That Keep on Giving
spending

15 Gift Ideas That Keep on Giving

More thoughtful than cash, these personal and practical gifts can help the recipients save money or boost income.
November 23, 2011
10 More Quirky Economic Indicators
business

10 More Quirky Economic Indicators

There are a lot of traditional benchmarks to gauge the economy. This list does not include them.
October 26, 2011
Not Quite Ready to Retire
Retirement

Not Quite Ready to Retire

Walter Gadkowski, an anesthesiologist, left his full-time job and now takes temporary physician assignments several months each year.
February 28, 2011
Cash for Gold
spending

Cash for Gold

Should you mail in Grandma's old brooch?
December 14, 2010
How Green Is Your Label?
real estate

How Green Is Your Label?

Some identify products that may be good for your health or help save the environment, but only one focuses on saving you money.
June 8, 2010
My Story: Going for Gold, Staying Out of the Red
credit & debt

My Story: Going for Gold, Staying Out of the Red

Olympic steeplechase hopeful Mason Cathey, of Indianapolis, Indiana, is in training for the 2012 London Games while keeping her finances on track.
June 4, 2010
Unreal Real Estate
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Home & Real Estate

Unreal Real Estate

Ads that promise big gains with no money down are back on the air.
May 31, 2010
Best Cities 2010: Rochester, Minn.
business

Best Cities 2010: Rochester, Minn.

High-tech, health-care and hospitality industries fuel growth in our number-six pick for Best Cities for the Next Decade.
May 26, 2010
Debtors Beware
Credit & Debt

Debtors Beware

Debt-settlement agencies that promise relief can add to woes.
April 9, 2010
Car-Rental Firms Punish No-Shows
Spending

Car-Rental Firms Punish No-Shows

Expect to pay a fee if you don't cancel your reservation.
February 4, 2010
As Seen on TV: Savings at a price
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Home & Real Estate

As Seen on TV: Savings at a price

You can buy straight from the factory, but it will cost you.
January 11, 2010
Protect Your Valentine Diamond
insurance

Protect Your Valentine Diamond

Insuring your precious jewels should not be forgotten.
December 23, 2009
Holiday Tipping When Money is Tight
spending

Holiday Tipping When Money is Tight

How to mind your manners without busting your budget.
December 9, 2009
Where to Go for Holiday Help on the Web
spending

Where to Go for Holiday Help on the Web

Our list of sites makes it easy to find deals on gift and travel, choose a charity and manage your holiday spending.
November 20, 2009
My Wallet Was Stolen: 4 Lessons Learned
credit & debt

My Wallet Was Stolen: 4 Lessons Learned

Follow these tips so thieves don't target you -- and if they do, you'll be prepared.
November 13, 2009
Black Friday Bargains Beckon
spending

Black Friday Bargains Beckon

Retailers are pulling out all the stops to lure reluctant shoppers.
November 12, 2009
Happy Holidays on a Budget
Spending

Happy Holidays on a Budget

Put away the plastic and put a realistic plan in place.
November 5, 2009
A Gift Card That Gives Back
Spending

A Gift Card That Gives Back

Here is a holiday gift idea that really pays it forward.
November 4, 2009
As Seen on TV: Reverse-Mortgage Pitch is Legit
real estate

As Seen on TV: Reverse-Mortgage Pitch is Legit

Reverse loans let seniors convert equity to cash, but at a price.
October 31, 2009
Amazing Deals and Scary Risks of Peer-to-Peer Online Shopping
spending

Amazing Deals and Scary Risks of Peer-to-Peer Online Shopping

EBay is about to turn 15, but there’s always lots to learn about buying from your peers online.
September 1, 2009
Skip This Pitch
insurance

Skip This Pitch

Life insurance with no questions asked is a pricey last resort.
July 6, 2009
10 Quirky Economic Indicators
business

10 Quirky Economic Indicators

These off beat barometers of the economy can give you much needed guidance for your portfolio or simply a good laugh.
June 13, 2009
Hasta La Vista
spending

Hasta La Vista

Microsoft's Windows 7 is faster and less clunky.
May 31, 2009
Pint-Size Stock Pickers
investing

Pint-Size Stock Pickers

Students at this school have a vested interest in the market.
May 28, 2009
Simplify Your Life
spending

Simplify Your Life

Streamline your finances, cut the clutter and free up time for things that matter.
May 19, 2009
Take a Service Sabbatical
Saving

Take a Service Sabbatical

Would you trade your job for volunteer work?
May 19, 2009