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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

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.

4 Ways HSBC's Shady Schemes Helped the Rich Avoid Taxes

Giant bank HSBC was caught helping the world's one-percenters avoid taxes and other currency controls. Find out how they did it.

5 Cheap Ways to Make Flying Coach Feel Like First Class

Flying economy isn't always terrific. Make your next flight easier and more relaxing with some planning and some smart carry-alongs.

The 15 Worst Cities for Frugal People

These 15 international cities are renown for their culture, vitality, and energy. They're also really, really expensive places to live.

5 Tricks to Consolidating Your Debt and Saving Money

Debt consolidation can reduce the interest you pay and get you back in black sooner. Consider these five strategies.

10 Surprising Benefits of Colder Winters

Along with a Snowpocaplyse or two, a cold winter brings some unexpected benefits. And besides, Spring is right around the corner.

3 Ways Obama's Free Community College Deal Will Help You

The President's community college proposal is not only good for students. Find out how it can help the rest of us, too.

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).