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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.

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.