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8 Ways to File Your Taxes for Free in 2015

If you made less than $60k in 2014, you can file for free, even with popular tax-prep software. You have lots of other free options, too — use them!

9 Ways to Spend Less on Your Significant Other (And Not Get Killed!)

Date nights and holidays shouldn't cost a fortune. You can spend less on your SO — and still show your love with thoughtful gifts that count plenty.

6 Effective Ways to Make Yourself More Employable

A lengthy search for a new job is stressful and frustrating. Cut ahead of the rest with these sure-fire ways to make yourself more employable.

10 Stupid Shopping Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Sometimes we're not as thrifty as we think we are. Avoid these shopping slip-ups and bring home more for less every time.

5 Simple Ways to Live Rent-Free

Housing isn't cheap, especially if you're broke. But with some creativity and some gumption, you can put a roof over your head for nothing.

15 Things You Should Never Skimp On

For the stuff we use and rely on daily, sometimes it's better to avoid the bargain bin. Don't skimp on these 15 items.

6 Times to Use Credit Cards Instead of Cash

Frivolous use of credit cards is a good way to slip into debt, but if used wisely, plastic can boost your credit and help your finances. Here's how.

5 Foods Scientifically Proven to Take Years off Your Life

You probably already know that these delicious foods are harmful to your midsection. But did you know they may be taking years away, too?

Denied a Mortgage? Here's How to Fix It Fast

Depending on why a mortgage is denied, disappointed homebuyers often still have a shot at homeownership. Find out how to go from no to yes.

6 Times You Should Never Take a Loan

You need money fast. Or do you? A loan should never be taken lightly and if you're buying something frivolous, or your credit is poor, reconsider.

7 Ways to Improve Your Work Reputation

In the office, talk is cheap. The walk is what counts. If you want to burnish your work rep, you've got to act the part — consistently.

The 8 Worst Things Good Employees Do

Even the best employees make mistakes, and sometimes it's simply because they're trying too hard. Are your good work habits holding you back?

5 Ways Life Is Amazing With an 800 Credit Score

A credit score in the 700s is pretty good and the rewards are nice. But for those few who crack 800? The financial world is their oyster.

5 Things Most Likely to Give You Lousy Credit

With few exceptions, people with bad credit don't get there by accident. Avoid these bad credit habits and you'll avoid dinging your score.

The 7 Most Relaxing Ways to Spend Your Lunch Hour

When your lunch break rolls around, leave the computer, get off the phone, and use your time for you — stop giving it to the man.

9 Things People Who Retire Early Do

Retiring early seems like such a dream, but for those who plan ahead, it's a reality. Find out what they're doing with their time now.

12 Money-Saving Tricks to Know Before Buying an Engagement Ring

Impress the love of your life with a beautiful symbol of your devotion — while saving some green in the process.

10 Signs You're a Closet Spendthrift

Spendthrifts can't budget or save because they can't afford to — they've spent all their money. Beware these costly habits.

7 Easy Ways to Raise Your Credit Score This Year

A good credit score can help you get better rates on big purchases or loans. Start boosting your score with some simple steps.

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.