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10 Smart Things to Do With Leftover Easter Goodies

The Easter Bunny brings a wealth of knick-knacks and treats. Stuck wondering what to do with those goodies post-Sunday? Repurpose them!

Don't Let These 6 Home Décor Flaws Ruin Your House Hunt

Kitschy cabinets, disco fever carpeting...never fear! These house-hunting turn-offs are actually easy fixes.

Your Kitchen: Splurge on This, Save on That

No need to splurge on every kitchen tool worthy of a pro chef. Even seasoned cooks can save by knowing where to economize.

10 Fun Money Apps for Kids

"Financial literacy" may sound like a fancy adult term, but you can get your kids in on it, too, with these fun apps!

How to Stop the Takeout Meal Cycle and Save

Takeout is tempting, but it's wreaking havoc on your savings. Stop the cycle with some savvy shopping and a little planning.

Avoid These 5 Common Gym Budget Busters

That gym membership may be burning a hole in your pocket along with those extra calories.

5 Money Rules That'll Save You Big in Baby's First Year

Having a baby might seem like a never-ending money suck, but there are easy ways to save money in your baby's first year.

10 More Hobbies You Can Start for Free

New hobbies often come with hefty price tags. Jump into these right away with tools and materials you probably already have on hand.

7 Beauty Tools That Aren't Worth the Money

Banish bathroom clutter by avoiding these seven beauty and grooming tools. They aren't worth the money!

6 Best Jobs for Working Moms and Dads

Finding the right work-life balance as a parent isn't easy. These six jobs are wonderfully accommodating for working moms and dads.

Try These 6 Money-Saving Challenges Now

If you're beginning to waver on this year's resolution to save more money, hold fast. Try one of these challenges to get re-focused.

How to Enjoy Disney World on the Cheap

The Happiest Place on Earth just got a little happier. Experience the magic of Disney without making your budget the saddest.

Fitness Resolutions: How Much Will Your New Exercise Routine Cost?

If you're like many Americans, you made a resolution to get fit this year. Here's how much it'll cost with some popular workouts.

21 Experiences That Make Great Gifts

Everyone loves unwrapping a present, until it becomes next year's clutter. Consider an experience instead — the memories last forever!

How to Find a Great Babysitter

Take back date night! Here's how to find and vet a trusted babysitter in your area.

10 Easy Holiday Lighting Hacks

Get that festive glow the frugal way with these helpful Christmas lighting hacks.

14 Festive and Easy DIY Holiday Decorations

Deck your halls with DIY! These crafty ways to decorate will keep the celebration going all season long.

11 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in Your Crock Pot

This year be sure to give thanks to your Crock-Pot. It's going to make Thanksgiving and holiday dinners a breeze!

15 More Cheap and Easy DIY Toys Kids Will Love

Your little ones are sure to love these fun and fantastically frugal DIY toys — and your budget will, too!

12 Clever Coat Closet Hacks

A tidy coat coat closet makes guests welcome and your everyday easy and clutter-free. Tighten up your entryway with some simple organization tricks.