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4 Ways an Income Gap Can Strain Your Relationship

It seems inevitable that couples will face an income gap. Don't let a money imbalance knock the rest of your relationship off-kilter, too.

Make These 6 Relationship Moves Now or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

How strong do you think your relationship will be in 20 years? The emotional labor you do today will decide, one way or the other.

The 5 Best Money Podcasts

You can find podcasts about everything, even personal finance. Add these to your queue and improve your finances whenever the time is right.

Avoid These 5 Pitfalls When Moving in Together

For many, deciding to share space (and money) is a big relationship milestone. Keep your connection strong by avoiding some common missteps.

6 Beauty Blunders Everyone Makes

Say goodbye to crooked eyebrows and dirty brushes. Put your best face forward — by avoiding these too-easy-to-make beauty blunders.

7 Fun, Frugal Vacations for People Over 30

You're so over the party-hard vacay spots of your youth. Ready for a fun, frugal, and sophisticated adventure? Start here!

5 More Fun, Affordable Train Trips

Summer's over, but don't let that stop you from one of these fun and frugal train trips. They're great for a fabulous fall excursion.

18 Easy and Delicious Ways to Enjoy Apples

It's apple season! Bring home a couple bushels and start snacking your way through these sweet and savory and easy-to-make apple treats.

15 Fun and Frugal Labor Day Activities

Labor Day is for more than barbeques! Why not try one of these cheap and fun ways to spend this late summer holiday?

5 Things Never to Bring Up in a Job Interview

Ready to ace that job interview? Of course you are, but just be sure you don't bring up one of these no-no topics.

6 Unexpected Uses for Avocados

Ah, the magical, multi-purpose avocado. They're good for so much more than guacamole!

Pay Your Bills and 5 Other Things You Must Do Before You Leave on Vacation

Vacation's end can be a real downer. Extend your holiday by making the return home stress free with some easy, before-you-go planning.

5 Life Mistakes You Need to Stop Making by 30

You're not a kid anymore. Stop acting like one.

15 Tiny Conveniences You Deserve

A cozy sweater, a legible Wi-Fi password... these are the tiny conveniences in life that make our days a little nicer. Enjoy them!

5 Fun, Affordable Train Trips

The next time you have a long weekend, get off the highway and onto an iron horse and see the country by rail.

Buy This — Not That — at the Farmer's Market

The fresh local fare at your neighborhood farmer's market is chock full of goodies — what's a good deal, and what should you skip?

The 5 Best Things to Buy or Sell on Craigslist

It's easy to get lost in the thicket that is Craigslist, but these hot ticket items are your best bets, whether you're buying or selling.

5 Romantic Wedding Locations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Choosing the right venue is is hard and often expensive. Save money by skipping the hotel and country club and get wed somewhere fun — and cheap.

6 Gadgets Every Work at Home Professional Needs

With the right tools, you get more done in less time — and earn more money. From magic light bulbs to charging pads, these gadgets work.

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You Stopped Driving

What would you rather have — a car or a house? Once you recognize how much a car really costs, you may rethink how you get around.