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Home Improvements That Pay Off

If you're eventually planning to sell your home want to spruce it up, follow these suggestions to make savvy improvements that provide the best ROI.

Gigwalk: Get Paid While You Walk!

With this new smartphone-based service, you can earn extra cash completing little tasks for other people while you're already out and about.

How to Start a Business With Your 401(k)

Want to start your dream business but don't have the funds? There's a way to tap your 401(k) without the normal early withdrawal penalties.

10 Ways to Save Time With Batch Processing

From errands to work to paying the bills, discover how grouping tasks together can save you tons of valuable time.

Are Music Lessons Worth It? Hidden Benefits May Tip the Scale

Music lessons for your child can be costly. But from teaching discipline to fostering a love of music to even improving math skills, the benefits are great.

Making Money From Clinical Trials: Worth the Risk?

Participating in a clinical trial can deliver a sizable payday in a short period of time...but is the money worth the risk?

How to Survive the Graveyard Shift (and Make Lots of Money)

Think that working the night shift would leave you exhausted and unhappy? It doesn't have to. Learn how to thrive (and get paid well) at a job that's not a 9-5.

How Your Last Name Affects Your Spending Habits

Think that alphabetical line-up in elementary school just kept you in order? It could also have affected your lifelong spending habits. Learn how.

8 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

Turn your refund into smart investments that will grow over time.

5 Things Our Realtor Told Us That Weren't True

Our realtor told us several things that turned out to be untrue. Learn from these situations before taking their word for it.

4 Reasons Why a Roth IRA May be Better Than Your 401(k)

Which is better, a Roth IRA or 401(k)? A mix of both may be your best option - here's why.

5 Reasons Why It's OK to Get a Tax Refund

For most of us, getting a refund is not only more convenient, but the smarter choice as well.

8 Ways to Save Big on Appliances

From surprising rebates to scratch-and-dent discounts and more, there is almost always a way to pay less for major appliances.

How to File Your First Tax Return

Your first tax return can be a breeze if you follow these simple steps.

5 Things Everyone Should Know About This Year's Tax Changes

Know this year's key updates so you don't miss any tax cuts or deductions.

Buying Gifts for a Family with Many Children

When a first child is born, the celebrations abound. By the time the third and fourth arrive, people seem to care less. Should they?

5 Things Tax Preparers Should Tell You

Knowing the right questions to ask can help you get better advice and bigger refunds.

Should a Second Marriage Be Celebrated (and Paid for) Like the First?

People spend a lot of money to make their weddings once-in-a-lifetime experiences. So what do you do if you have a second one?

6 Ways to Put Your 2011 Payroll Tax Break to Work

Americans will be paying 2% less on their payroll taxes in 2011. Instead of wasting that cash, use one or more of these ideas to make the most of your "bonus."

Things Don't Cost What They Used To: 10 Major Price Shifts in 2010

From corn to gold, these 10 common goods and commodities had major price changes in 2010 — and may continue to shift in 2011.