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$20 in New York City: The 15 Best Ways to Spend It

New York is famously pricey, but it's also famously frugal, if you know where to look. Try some of these fun ways to take a $20 bite out of the Big Apple.

15 Ways to Suck Up at Work That Won't Make You Feel Slimy

Hard work and smarts will only get you so far. If you want to get to the top, you need to master the art of sucking up — but it doesn't have to, well, suck.

This Is How You Stop Online Impulse Spending

Online retailers spend millions planning ways to get you to spend more on impulse buys. Take a few minutes to learn how to resist the urge.

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Become More Hirable

You can land that job by presenting the most hirable version of you. Here are 10 things you can do immediately to become more hirable.

Roll, Don't Fold (and 10 Other Tricks for Packing Fast)

Travel's fun, but packing for travel isn't. Make a dull chore interesting (and done) by tackling it quickly and efficiently.

How to Shower Less (and Still Feel Clean)

Whether you're traveling or trying to save money or water, showering less doesn't have to mean forgoing hygiene.

How to Have a Perfect No-Spend Weekend!

Whether you want to get out of debt faster, save up a little last-minute scratch, or just to have free fun, follow these tips for a no-spend weekend.

Win Your Next Potluck With One of These 23 Cheap, Easy Potluck Dishes

These tasty, simple recipes for appetizers, main dishes, salads, and desserts won't break your bank, but will win you accolades.

8 Cheap Ways to Update a Wardrobe You Hate

If shopping for new clothes is on your brain but not in your budget, check out these totally cheap ways to help you love your wardrobe again.

10 Fun, Practically Free Ways to Make New Friends

Whether you've just moved to a new town, are feeling shy, or just want to talk to some interesting people, try out these great ways to meet new folks.

Frugal Changes You Don't Want to Make — But Can

Some frugal moves just seem too annoying, too difficult — simply too much. But these five are easier than you might expect and can save you hundreds.

25 New Things to Do Today

In a rut? Need a shake-up? Or just want something fun and different to do? This list will help you create, connect with people, and have a great time.

How to Do a Spending Fast in 16 (Easy!) Steps

If you're looking for a way to get out of debt fast, a spending fast might be right for you. Discover this somewhat extreme (but very effective) technique.

8 Great, Cheap Summer Vacations

Don't let your summer vacation empty your wallet. Whether you're looking for excitement or relaxation, try one of these frugal getaways.