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20 Valentine's Day Gifts for $10 or Less

These inexpensive Valentine's Day gifts are so much more than frugal — they're super thoughtful and exquisitely romantic.

14 Ways to Spend Less Money on Valentine's Day

Wow your Valentine with truly romantic gifts and experiences and save your money for better things — like the post V-Day jewelry sale.

9 Childhood Collectibles Worth Big Bucks Today

Climb into the attic or visit your storage locker — those old toys and games you held onto for no reason may be worth thousands today.

The 8 Worst and Best Airport Buys

There's nothing friendly about the price of goods and services at the airport. Avoid these bad buys if you can — and save your money for a couple of concourse deals.

5 Times You Should Say Yes to New Credit Card Offers

Usually you're better off shredding all those credit card offers that come in the mail. Find out when to break out the letter opener instead.

12 Foods Nutritionists Say You Should Splurge On

We don't often encourage you to spend more at the grocery store, but if your budget allows, consider adding these superfoods to your grocery list.

7 Money-Saving Tricks You Can Learn From Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples have a lot to teach heteros about partnering up, starting with some easy cost cutting and frugal living tips.

7 Stress-Free Ways to Stay Productive on Vacation

Make the most of your time away by following good productivity habits. You'll enjoy yourself and find more time and energy for more fun stuff, too.

31 Productive Things to Do in January to Start the New Year Off Right

Make this year your greatest by making January your most productive month ever with this collection of simple, life-enhancing daily to-dos.

How to Host a Great New Year's Eve Party for Cheap

Get a headstart on your resolution to spend less next year by hosting a frugal (but still fun!) New Year's Eve Party.

Scientists Say These 8 Cheap Buys Can Boost Your Mood

You don't need to dig deep into your wallet for a quick pick-me-up — you just need to know where to shop for smart and frugal mood boosts.

6 Little Stressors You Can Easily Eliminate Today

Lots of little annoyances can add up to serious stress. Cut out those small sources of stress to fret less and enjoy life more.

10 Things in Your Pantry That Don't Last as Long as You Think

Flour, sugar, canned ham and other pantry items don't actually last forever. Keep your eye on these pantry staples and catch them before they go off.

18 Little Food Shopping Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

A bunch of grocery shopping mistakes like these can take a big bite out of your budget. Are you making the most of every grocery store visit?

Beware These 16 Holiday Hazards

The holidays bring their own special risks and dangers. Keep your celebration a happy one by avoiding these festive season hazards.

7 Ways to Pick the Bank That's Right for You

With so many banks — and credit unions! — vying for your business, it can be hard to choose. Here's how to find the bank that works for you.

10 Ways to Make Your Shoes Last Longer

Extend the life of your footwear — and the heft of your wallet — with these cheap and easy ways make your soles last longer.

11 Laundry Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

Your clothes aren't getting clean and it's all your fault. How many of these washday mistakes are you making?

Turn Your Home Into a Rental in 9 Easy Steps

Whether it's your primary residence or a second, turning your place into someone else's rented abode is a great way to generate extra cash.

How to Host Thanksgiving in a Tiny Apartment

Make the most of your tiny situation and all your guests this Thanksgiving will wonder how you did it.