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8 Expenses You Should Never Cut

We all want to trim the fat from our budget. But these eight life necessities are worth every penny.

8 Things I Learned About Money After Getting Married

For better or worse, marriage means learning how to manage money with a partner.

The 12-Month Get-Richer Plan

You can achieve a whole lot in 12 short months. Start today and this time next year you'll be a whole lot better off.

How to Do Money Like a Grown-Up

Say goodbye to the messy money matters of your youth. It's time your money sat at the grown-ups table.

10 Smart Uses for Food That's About to Go Bad

Your brown bananas and flimsy fennel may look ready for the trash, but there's still lots of ways to enjoy these soon-to-spoil foods.

10 Easy Ways to Get Your Finances Fit For Summer

Summer's almost here! Give your finances the bikini bod they deserve and breeze through summer.

10 Ways to Keep Your Kid's Prom From Ruining Your Budget

It's prom season, moms and dads! Here's how to save major green on your kid's big night.

The 8 Best Pets for Frugal Animal Lovers

Caring for a pet can end up costing a lot. Take in one of these no frills furry (or scaled or shelled) friends at a fraction of the cost of Fido.

Get More Money for Your Stuff With These Retail Secrets

If the big-box retailers can move boatloads of inventory with these pricing secrets, then you can, too.

10 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Credit Card Offer

It feels like we toss out unsolicited credit card offers every day. But what about when you actually want to accept one?

6 Ways Life is Wonderful When You're Debt-Free

Living life free of debt can be really awesome. And we mean really.

10 Hidden Housing Costs New Homeowners Don't Expect

Buying a house comes with tons of hidden costs — and newbie buyers tend to overlook these 10 big ones.

7 Ways to Decorate an Apartment Without Losing Your Deposit

Get all the comfort, charm, and style you deserve in your rented space without the risk of losing your security deposit. It doesn't cost a lot, either!

8 Ways You're Being a Terrible Customer

The customer is always right, right? Wrong! Don't be a terrible customer.

10 Credit Card Truths You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self

If you could hop in a time machine, chances are you'd visit your younger, less responsible self to share some advice about smart credit card use.

11 Spring Break Budget Busters to Avoid

Before you get your party on this spring break, make sure these major budget busters don't end up being a buzzkill.

5 Things You Should Never Buy on Groupon or LivingSocial

The venerable daily deal sites offer big savings, but from counterfeit cosmetics to pointless promos, these Groupon and LivingSocial deals aren't.

How to Choose the Best Tax Preparer

April 15 is almost here! Can you trust your tax preparer?

All the Modern Ways You Can Order Pizza

Using a telephone to order a pizza is so 10 years ago. These days, all you need to have a fresh pie delivered to your door is an emoji.

The Only 9 Things You'd Really Need If You Lost Everything

If, God forbid, you were to lose everything, what would you need to get by? Start with the basics and work your way up.