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How to Minimize Cell Phone Charges When You Travel Abroad

You can use your cell phone as usual when you travel abroad, but cellular providers charge outrageous fees for this service — and you can expect to find a huge phone bill in the mail when you get home. Instead, here aere are some economical ways for you to stay connected with your loved ones at home while traveling abroad. […]

How to Remember That Thing You Always Forget

You know the feeling… you're halfway to work and — gasp! — "Did I bring my keycard?" Or you've landed at the Minneapolis Airport for the family reunion and — gasp! — "Did I pack the gloves?" Whether it's daily life or situations, like travel, that take you out of your routine, there are a few tried-and-true ways to avoid that "OH NO!" moment. […]

8 Things People With Good Credit Never Do

ShareThisPaying your credit card on time every month can raise your credit score, and with an excellent FICO score it's easier to qualify for loans and a low interest rate. However, achieving a high credit score is just the beginning. You also need to maintain this score. […]

STOP! 10 Work Email Mistakes You May Be Making

As an online editor and writer who works with many other editors, writers, and all the people in between, I get a lot of email. Like, a lot. As a result, I've spent a lot of time thinking about how to make the most of email, how to be efficient at it, and how to ensure that it benefits my work. I'm not the only one. […]

The 5 Best AAA Batteries

Over the years, the world has become more and more reliant on new technologies. Most people don't go very long without using a cell phone, digital camera, or flashlight. Many of these gadgets are powered by batteries. […]

Join Our Tweetchat on Thursday 7/10, 12pm Pacific for a Chance to Win Prizes

Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Frugal Moving! Learn about saving on moving supplies, using a moving company, and how to keep moving stress-free! […]

If You're Doing This on Your First Date, You're Not Getting a Second

Dating has certainly changed since the world became tech-savvy. With the advent of smart phones, dating apps, and social media, making that awkward first move is not nearly as tough as it used to be. But, once you've both agreed to go on a first date, how do you make sure you get a second? […]

Guacamole, Wine, and 23 Other Surprisingly Refreshing Popsicle Recipes

It's officially July. Which means it's officially Popsicle Mania. I use plastic popsicle forms to make all sorts of crazy flavored popsicles, but don't worry: You can alternatively use small paper cups and popsicle sticks (which you can find at craft stores). Amazon also carries a wide selection of popsicle forms. […]

5 Financial Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 30s (Did You?)

Regardless of our chosen life path, there are certain financial benchmarks, lessons, and practices along the way that allow us to make the most of what we have and, hopefully, to get ahead. Here are six financial lessons everyone should learn and practice in their 30s. […]