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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 Low-Cost Alternatives to a 4-Year Degree

College is not cheap, but don't be dismayed. You can still find success without a four-year degree.

6 Health Rules You Should Be Breaking

Cut yourself some slack. These time-honored health rules are out of date — and in some cases actually more harmful than healthful.

4 Ways to Get Cheaper Health Insurance

Obamacare made health care mandatory for most — and the healthcare market tricky for all. Learn to navigate the system and pay less for insurance.

5 Ways to Boost Your Odds of Retiring Early

You don't have to wait 'til your 60s to retire. Make an early retirement a real possibility with some simple steps you can take today.

5 Foods That Are Only Labeled Organic — But Really Aren't

Organic food comes at a premium, but you can't always trust the label. The organic stamp on these foods may be harmful to your wallet.

5 Newspaper or Magazine Subscriptions That Are Actually Worth the Cost

With so much news and info available for free online, why pay for it? Because you just can't get what some publications create anywhere else.

What Net Neutrality Means For Your Wallet

Whether you're for or against net neutrality, the new rules covering Internet service could affect your finances. Find out what it may cost you.

10 Foods Scientifically Proven to Increase Your Energy

Dreading the midday crash? It might be what you’re eating. Try snacking on these delicious superfoods for that needed boost of energy.

5 Dangers of Mobile Banking — And How to Avoid Them

There's an app for everything now — even banking. Before you pull out your smartphone to bank, understand the security risks and how to avoid them.

7 Generic Beauty Buys Better Than the Expensive Originals

Don't be fooled by designer brand names and fancy packaging. For these beauty buys, give your wallet a break and go generic.

The 5 Charitable Donations That Do the Most Good

If you've got some money to spare, why not consider a donation? These five charities are proven to put your generosity to the best possible use.

5 Jobs Proven to Make You Live Longer

Every job has its pros and cons. Choose one of these five careers and the stats say you will extend your life — by years.

6 Times a Higher Salary Isn't Worth It

They're offering more money and another rung up the ladder — Hooray! Before you take the job, be sure the extra money is actually worth it.

Is This the End of the Back-Door Roth IRA Tax Loophole?

The back-door Roth IRA is yet another tax dodge employed by the rich. Learn how it works for the wealthy — and why it may not work for anyone anymore.

Use These 3 Tax-Reduction Strategies of the Rich

For these tax avoidance strategies to work, you probably need to be a millionaire. Or do you?

You Won't Believe How Much the Average Person Spends on Salon Visits Each Year

Beauty salons are a 20 billion dollar industry in the United States. How much are you spending on your look?

3 Ways Science Says Cat GIFs Are Good for You

Don't feel too bad the next time you lose an afternoon to Grumpy Cat GIFs or dashcam videos — science says it's good for you. Find out why!

5 Career Tactics That Are Actually Holding You Back

We all want to impress the boss and get ahead (or at least get a raise). Make sure your efforts at advancement aren't actually pushing you back.

5 Reasons Social Media is Still a Smart Investment

Despite some recent stumbles, social media remains a strong investment. Are you favoriting social media stocks?

5 Discount Stores That Are More Expensive Than You Think

Walmart and other big box retailers offer the best value, right? Not always. Watch out for these deals that aren't.