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Brittany Lyte

Brittany Lyte is an award-winning journalist. Greatest hits include learning to fly an M-26 Air Wolf and chasing down a suspected killer while wearing heels and a silk dress.

Latest articles by Brittany Lyte

4 Reasons Why Millennials Should Be Optimistic About Their Finances

The Great Recession slowed young people's financial growth, but with today's economy, they're making up for lost time. Are you better off now, too?

3 Weird Ways People Get Promoted

The best way to get a promotion — and a raise — may not be working hard and well. Start sharpening your wit (and rubbing your lucky rabbit's foot).

Should You Trust Your Money With These 4 Popular Financial Robo-Advisers?

More and more investors are choosing "robo-advisers" to manage their retirement and other investment accounts. Here are four to consider.

5 Investments That Do Better in Winter

Falling temperatures mean rising fortunes for these five firms whose business booms with winter's gloom. Add some wintry sparkle to your portfolio!

6 Ways to Sell Your Body to Science

Your precious bodily fluids are truly that — precious. Find out how to turn you into cold, hard cash.

Here's What You Spent on This Holiday Season

The final numbers aren't in yet, but if you're like most Americans, the holidays have done some damage to your budget. Here's how you did it.

10 Christmas Gifts You're Better Off Returning

When it comes to unwanted holiday gifts, it's almost always better to return than to keep.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Jack Frost has left his calling card on the nation's roads. Is your rig ready for winter?

5 Ways to Score Cheap Rent — Without Annoying Roommates

The easiest way to pay less is to find a roommate, which isn't always terrific. But if you know where to look (and what to ask), you can live solo.

Successful New Year's Resolutions Have This One Thing in Common — Does Yours?

There's no trick to keeping a New Year's resolution and there's nothing complicated about it, either. Learn what it takes to make yours stick.

6 Personal Finance Tips for Extroverts

After you get done glad-handing the room, Smiley, take a moment to reflect on how your personality influences your money. You may wind up with more.

8 Signs You Should Quit Your Job

If your job is taking more and more out of you, it may be time to find a new one. Consider these eight signs, and then consider updating your resume.

10 Reasons You Should Call in Sick Today

The science is clear — an extra break now and again is really good for your mind, body, and productivity. Go ahead, take a day. You've earned it.

Do This One Thing a Day to Defeat Awkwardness

Did you just get caught gossiping by the gossipee? Here's what to do to recover from that awkward situation — and lots more besides.

The 5 Most Amazing Secret Santa Gifts Ever

Most holiday Secret Santa exchanges have a modest max spending limit — but not these!

6 Perks You Should Be Demanding From Your Employer

If the checker at your local Wegman's is getting tuition paid by the company, shouldn't you be, too?

What to Eat for Lunch for a More Productive Afternoon

If your productivity plummets post-lunch, it's probably what you're eating. Try these healthy (and delicious) options that perk you up, too.

6 Habits That Are Quietly Eating Your Brain

Not feeling mentally sharp lately? It could be all the soda pop you drink. Learn about that and other habits that are harming your gray matter.

How to Make Your Kids Room Look Awesome for Under $100

You don't have to spend a lot to gussy up a kid's room — you just need some creativity and a sense of humor. Get inspired with these fun ideas.

Beware of These 5 Signs You're Becoming Less Frugal

Choosing steak instead of chicken? It's easy to let go of our frugal convictions when we have a few extra dollars. Watch out for the signs!