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10 Golden Rules of Personal Finance Everyone Should Know

These 10 money truths will set you on the right path to financial enlightenment.

9 Smart Reasons to Last-Minute Holiday Shop

Haven't started your holiday shopping yet? Good! Because in this case, the late bird gets the worm.

7 Reasons You Really Need to Pay Yourself First (Seriously)

We know you're tired of the adage, but it's time to take it seriously. You really, really need to pay yourself first.

10 Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Tree for Under $30

Add these fun, frugal trimmings to your tree — without trimming your savings account.

7 Frugal Living Skills You Should Be Teaching Your Children

No matter how young or old your kids may be, they will certainly be better off if they learn these frugal living skills now.

10 Personal Issues No One at Work Needs to Hear

With work consuming so much of our lives, it seems natural to share our personal lives and concerns with our colleagues. Don't.

How to Stay Focused at Work Despite Your Chatty Coworkers

Believe it or not, you can sidestep your distracting coworkers without actually telling them to zip it. Here's how to walk that line.

10 Old Knick-Knacks You Can Flip for Easy Cash

In need of some extra cash? Look around your home for some flippable vintage knick-knacks like these.

9 Things You Can Do Right Now for a Frugal Holiday Season

Get your finances in order now, and this holiday season will be your frugal-est ever!

8 Things We Keep Buying That Are Killing the Planet

Convenience comes at a price — and the planet is paying it.

10 Easiest Items to "Flip" for Cash

There are tons of things in your house right now that could easily be flipped for cash. It just takes a good eye and some elbow grease!

8 Negotiating Skills Everyone Should Master

Regardless of your job, negotiation is a communication skill that everyone should master. It could save you BIG.

7 Surprising Benefits of Failure

Falling on your face hurts twice if you fail to learn why you fell.

8 Totally Free Things You Can Sell on eBay

Odds are, you probably have one or more of these totally free items hanging around your house (or backyard). They can fetch a profit on eBay!

14 Useful Items Hotels Usually Provide for Free

If you forgot an essential travel item, don't stress! The hotel probably has it — for free.

8 Career Mistakes New Grads Make

Your career could be over before it even begins if you make any of these common missteps.

10 Ways You're Being a Terrible Neighbor

Unless you enjoy being a terrible neighbor, maybe keep the sloppy parking and late night fireworks to a minimum.

7 Money Lessons I Learned From Thrift-Shopping

Scouring thrift shops can bring out your inner treasure hunter — and you inner money master. Here's what one avid picker picked-up about personal finance.

The Only 6 Rules of Frugal Living You Need to Know

Being frugal isn't a fad, it's a way of life — and a simple one at that. Cut through the clutter to the rules at the heart of frugal living.

My 5 Best Thrift Store Finds of All Time

If American Pickers is your inspiration, you might marvel at the high value finds this writer (and avid picker) has scored at the thrift shop.