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10 Ways to Revive Your Resolution to Exercise

If you're like most of us, you've lost your New Year's resolve to exercise more. Here are 10 ways to rekindle your motivation and restart your health kick.

13 Foods You Should Make Yourself

From applesauce to salsa, you can save money (and eat better!) by preparing these 13 commonly store-bought foods at home instead.

How to NOT Get What You Want From Customer Service

There are right ways to complain to businesses...and there are wrong ways. These are definitely the wrong ways (plus, how to make them right).

Crowdtilt: An Easier Way to Share the Cost of a Group Event

Tired of footing the bill for a group events or gifts? Put your event on social funding website Crowdtilt, and get your crowd to fund it before it happens.

Orange Makes You Buy More (and Other Sneaky Store Smell Tricks)

The smell of freshly bread wafting through the grocery might be more than just a scent — it could be part of a calculated plan to make you to spend more.

Investments Worth Making With $50 or Less

When it comes to investment, $50 or less might not seem like a lot of money, but there are plenty of ways to take that sum and watch it grow.

The Lincoln Guide to Personal Finance

President Abraham Lincoln invested most of his presidential paychecks in Treasury Bonds. Discover why his method is still good advice today.

Avoid Dinner Stress: Pay Someone to Plan Your Meals

If you're stressed about making dinner, paying someone to plan your meals can be worth the cost in reducing stress — and it can reduce your grocery bill.

25 Things You Shouldn't Buy at the Grocery Store

The grocery store has become a one-stop shop for a variety of items. But doing all of your shopping at the Piggly Wiggly might be costing you serious cash.

Great Financial Gifts for Children

Financial management is one of the most important lessons you can teach children — start early with these great (and fun!) financial gifts for kids.

What Americans Can Learn From How the Rest of the World Saves Energy

After traveling to Europe and Australia, one writer has learned a several energy-saving tips that he's eager to bring home.

How to Watch Sports Without Cable TV

Cutting the cable cord is hard, especially for sports fans. But from online streaming to the good ol' sports bar, there are some ways to make it easier.

Cutting the Cable Cord Has More Than Financial Benefits

Saving money by cutting cable is great, but there are other excellent benefits that have nothing to do with the cash.

Why Saving Money Is a Gift to Your Future Self

It can be hard to save money for a rainy day...or rainy years. Learn why you should, and why thinking about it as a gift can help.

Playing the Lottery Is a Bad Gamble

The recent Mega Millions jackpot serves as a reminder that as awesome as winning the lottery would be, you might be better off not buying a ticket.