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10 Grocery Store Secrets Only the Pros Know

Even food shopping pros may be unaware of these grocery store secrets.

Confident People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

Look around your home. Do you possess many of these talismans of the self-confident?

13 Dumb Little Purchases You Need to Stop Making Today

All small purchases add up quickly and ruin budgets, but these wastes are just silly — or even harmful. Find out what not to buy.

7 Nice Ways to Tell Your Spendy Friends You're Staying on Budget

Keeping up with your spendy friends gets expensive. Let them know you're on a budget without making a big deal about it.

9 Financial Lessons People Learn in High School — Did You?

While high schoolers don't often have complicated financial lives, money is still part of growing up. Many early lessons carry on to adulthood.

How to Stop Hating Yourself About Money and Actually Make Positive Changes

You know you should be budgeting and saving, and that just makes you feel worse when you don't. Escape the shame cycle and control your money.

The 10 Most Low Effort Ways to Save Money Ever

Saving more money is easy once you set your mind to it. Start doing so with these simple savings strategies.

The 11 Best and Worst Things to Buy Used

Books? Yep! Houses? Absolutely! Swimwear? Ack, no! Those and other thrift store buys sorted into best and worst.

10 Things You Should Do Now to Get Your Finances in Order for the Holidays

Get an early start on the holidays planning by fixing your finances. That way, you'll have one less resolution to make when the New Year arrives.

7 Ways Losing Weight Will Make You Richer

You've heard all the reasons why you should get fit and stay fit. Here's the clincher — losing weight can save you thousands of dollars.

Employers Care More About Skills Than Your Degree — So Here's What You Should Do

In a tight job market for grads, marketable skills matter more than ever. Highlight what you can do today instead of that degree you earned yesterday.

Replace These 8 Luxury Buys With Their Cheaper, Better Alternatives

Look beyond the status that goes with a luxe price, and these cheap alternatives give you most of the value, but at a fraction of the cost.

Never Use Your Credit Card to Pay for These 10 Things

Paying with plastic can be really convenient — it can also be really, really expensive. Avoid the extra costs by avoiding these 10 purchases.

10 Places to Get Free Personal Finance Classes

Wise Bread is a great source of personal finance basics, but only one thing beats a proper, quality financial education — a FREE high quality financial education.

10 Unexpected Things You Should Consider When Picking Where You Retire

Before you downsize and leave town for retirement, make sure where you want to live meshes with how you want to live.

14 Things Good Hosts Never Do

You're sure to be the host with the least if you're doing any of this at your next gathering.

8 Things People With Good Credit Never Do

Want good credit? Don't do this.

10 Smart Ways to Make Yourself Love Saving Money

Saving money is hard, especially if your savings goals are big. Make saving fun with some simple motivational strategies.

13 Creative Ways to Avoid Spending Money

You're trying to stick to your budget, but it's really hard to stop spending! Resist the urge to spend with these 13 tricks of the tight-fisted.

A Used Car Salesman Reveals Dirty Tricks (and How to Beat Them)

A former used car salesman reveals some tricks of the trade. Before you buy a used car, read this!