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20 Unexpected Uses for Tension Rods

Tension rods are great for curtains, but don't stop there. The inexpensive hardware store staple has lots of household uses, from organizing an office to hiding the kids.

Save Money by Shopping at the Craft Store — Even If You're Not a Crafter

Craft stores aren't just for crafters. Your local craft store has plenty of good home decor buys and super cheap gifts, no assembly required.

Why the Time Value of Money Matters, and 10 Ways It Affects You

You don't have to be a financial whiz to understand how the time value of money affects you financially and otherwise. All you have to do is look around.

5 Steps to Take If You're House Poor

The housing crash and recession have left many of us feeling house poor. The first step in getting out is understanding how deep we're in.

Flash Sale Sites: Great Discounts...With a Price

Flash sale websites offer great deals for a limited amount of time...but at what cost?

10 Ways to Beat the Sunday Night Blues

The weekend is coming — hooray! Extend it to all the way to Monday morning by making Sunday night all about you and not about the week ahead.

How to Find the Best Stuff at HomeGoods

Whether you're a HomeGoods newbie or already love the store, here's how to find the best bargains on the best home furnishings.

Discount Luxury: Save 50% or More on 5 Fabulous Substitutions

Living on a budget doesn't mean living like a monk. Check out these creative and affordable alternatives to some of life's luxuries.

Beyond the Sandcastle: 20 Great Ways to Use a Beach Bucket

From garden gathering to beach-themed cakes, there's plenty the versatile, affordable plastic pail can do.

25 Thoughtful and Frugal Personalized Gift Ideas

You don’t need to spend a fortune to show someone you care. Find something cool to give in this collection of affordable personalized gift ideas.

10 Budget Design Ideas for a Kids' Playroom

If your kids have made the kitchen or family room into their playroom, reclaim your space with these budget-friendly playroom ideas.

8 Online Stores With Surprisingly Great Clothing Deals

Discount retailers aren't the only places to get great fashion deals online. Check out these surprising name brand options.

Identify and Solve Your Spending Mysteries

Where does the money go? If you don't know, that's a problem. Discover how to identify your mystery expenses and get back on budget.