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9 Gifts to Give the Neighbor You Like

If strong fences make good neighbors, what do great gifts make? Give a couple of these this holiday season and find out!

The Ultimate Guide to Flying During the Holidays

Holiday travel adventures are fast approaching. Take some of the frustration out of the trip with some clever advice on planning, packing, and persevering.

How to Get 5% Cash Back on Holiday Purchases

Reduce the bite holiday spending takes out of your budget with one of these cash back rewards cards.

Stuff We Love: A Lifefactory Reusable Glass Water Bottle

A reusable water bottle saves money and the environment. Choose a glass bottle to avoid the BPAs found in some plastics and the metallic flavor of stainless steel.

Stuff We Love: A Lightweight Electric Lawn Mower

Unless you're mowing the South 40, an electric mower is powerful enough to get the job done. Tame your lawn with the GreenWorks 3 in 1 Electric Lawn Mower.

Stuff We Love: Pasta Made With an Imperia Pasta Machine

If you love pasta, but don't love rolling and kneading dough, consider an Imperia Pasta Machine. It's fun and inexpensive, and the results are delicious.

Stuff We Love: Make Delicious Ice Cream With the Lello Gelato Junior

Take your home ice cream routine up a step without spending a fortune. The Lello Junior Gelato ditches the clumsy freezer bowl and delivers easy frozen treats.

Your House Is a Hobby, Not an Investment

Never think of a house as an investment. Instead, think of it for what it really is — a time and money hole that can be fun to own.

How to Sell Your House in 24 Hours

24 hours? Yup, it's possible. Learn how one Wise Bread Blogger sold her home just a day after listing.

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My Second House

You might think that once you've bought one house, you're a pro. But being a second-time homebuyer can come with some unexpected surprises.

6 Reasons to Love Your Bank

Banks (especially big banks) tend to be vilified in the media. But there are some very good reasons to be thankful we have them.

The Best 5 Credit Cards for Groceries

Food is a huge part of most families' budgets. Maximize your supermarket spending by using one of these great grocery cash-back cards.

An Open Letter to America's Credit Card Companies

One consumer suggests five ways credit card companies can improve our love-hate relationship with those little pieces of plastic.

Can You Have It All? 4 Tips for Doing More With Your Time

Many of us think we don't have enough time in the day to do what we really want — but the truth is that, well, that's not quite true. Discover how to do more.

The Best Cheap Plants for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Want to breathe easy in your home? Filter your air without filtering too much cash from your wallet with these easy-to-care-for indoor plants.

12 Habits of Highly Responsible Credit Card Users

While regular credit card use can be harmful, these 12 responsible credit habits can help you build a stronger credit rating and a healthier bottom line.

The "Secret" Credit Card Perk That Saved Me $300

What to do when a purchase breaks after the warranty is over? Read your credit card fine print — you might be able to get a full, no-string-attached refund.

No Hassle: Capital One Cash Rewards Card

A miserly 1% cash back isn’t great, but several other attractive features make this card a good choice, especially for world travelers.

Don't Let Bedbugs Take a Bite Out of Your Next Thrift Store Deal

If you're not careful, a great deal on a used chair might cost you thousands in bedbug extermination costs. Here's what to watch out for.

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes

Cooking the entire meal on Thanksgiving day is an exercise in extreme planning. Decrease turkey day stress by making these dishes ahead of time.