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20 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Talks About

When a finance blunder make you cringe, you're not alone. We're all guilty of some of these money mistakes.

9 Times Choosing an Unpopular Color Will Save You Big

If you don't need to be on trend, buying stuff in the "wrong" color can save you a ton of money. Get your sample cards ready.

8 Friendsgiving Hacks That'll Make Everyone Feel at Home

If you're hosting all the Thanksgiving "orphans" in your circle, make your gathering extra homey with some added welcoming touches.

8 Ways Clutter Keeps You Poor

Clutter looks bad, stresses you out — and it costs you money. It's time to start moving your stuff from lots to profit.

14 Fridge Tricks That Will Save You Big

Is your fridge a mess of wasted space, wasted food, and wasted money? Get smart about food storage and organization and save a bundle on groceries.

17 Cool Jobs for Book Lovers

Reading is fundamental — to an exciting career in words. Read on, bookworms, for the job just right for you.

20 Bonkers Candy Corn Recipes

Give Halloween's most divisive treat a a delicious makeover with these 20 amazing candy corn recipes.

30 Unexpected Uses for Mineral Oil

From removing beach tar to bleeding mountain bike brakes, mineral oil has lots and lots of uses. Here are 30 to try.

26 Unexpected Uses for Aluminum Foil

You trust it in the fridge with leftovers and probably around the grill. Find out where else you can trust aluminum foil to save the day.

16 Smart Uses for Mason Jars

These days mason jars can be used more for decor and storage than for canning. Their uses are endless!

8 Alternative Ways to Cook Outside

There are still a few more scorching weeks of summer left, and if you can't take the heat in the kitchen, get out. No, really.

The 12 Best Ways to Use Up Your Summer Tomatoes

Tomatoes coming out of your ears? Don't toss 'em! Enjoy your late summer bounty with some fun and delicious ways to use them up.

20 Ways to Eat Paleo for Super Cheap

Who knew ancient nutrition was so pricey? Cut the cost of the popular low-carb diet with hacks so simple a caveman can do it.

30 Ways to Use Up a Jar of Preserves

Too many jam jars jamming up the pantry? Don't toss 'em — you'd be surprised how many delicious dishes they can jazz up!

5 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Mind Everyday

These less-than-awesome habits will take a terrible toll on your mind. Be honest — how many are you guilty of?

17 Things You Should Never Skimp on for Safety Reasons

It's smart to cut corners and save money, but when it comes to health and safety, you're better off spending a little more.

5 Ways Having Good Taste Saves You Money

What's good taste got to do with a frugal lifestyle? For one thing, you won't be fooled into thinking living well costs more.

15 Surprising Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt You

We all know that bad credit makes borrowing hard, but it can also crimp your lifestyle in other ways. Live a fuller life with better credit!

12 Surprising Things Women Should Know About Retirement Planning

Retirement planning makes everyone a little nervous, but for women, there's more at stake — a lot more. Are you saving enough?

Choosing the Wrong Color Can Cost You Big on These Purchases

Marketers and product designers spend a lot of money choosing just the right color to make you buy. Does color influence your spending?