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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 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).

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.