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14 Dirty Details of Traveling Full-Time

Full-time travel is awesome, but there are some basic things you need to take care of. From health insurance to mail, discover the dirty details.

11 Unusual Ways to Sell Your Stuff

Don't want to just put your stuff on eBay or have a boring old yard sale? Try one of these uncommon techniques for selling your used items.

Make Money in Your Hometown: Become a Tour Guide

Want to meet new people and make extra money? Plan or lead tours for out-of-towners! These three sites make it easy.

Home Exchanges: Free Accommodations With Perks

Home exchanges are a great frugal option for family vacations, and they come with lots of added perks. Plan your trip with these tips and resources.

Route, Connections, Price: How Far Will You Go for a Cheap Flight?

Booking frugal flights can be a balancing act. Here are some tips for getting the best combination of route, connections, and price, so you have a great flight.

Make Your Dream Career a Reality for Less Than $100

The most important part of starting a business isn't having a plan or even money — it's passion. Learn how that passion can drive your next career move.

How to Get Free Accommodations (and Paid Jobs) on Boats

Want to travel with free accommodations, enjoy gorgeous ocean waters, and even get paid for it? You can — just work on a boat.

10 Tips for Landing the Perfect House-Sitting Gig

Want to travel around the world and stay in great houses for free? It's simple — house-sit. Follow these suggestions to get started.

The Case of the Martini: Is Instant Gratification Financially Responsible?

Would you buy a $35 vodka martini because it's New Year's Eve and you're thirsty? Here's a look at how instant gratification and finances blend (or not).

How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)

For the last five years, one writer has traveled full-time on the cheap. Discover how she did it, and how you can too.

Reverse Bucket List: Look Back Before Looking Forward

Before you make a “bucket list” of things you want to do in life, don't skip this vital first step — it could be the key to happiness.

The Secret to Time Management and Work-Life Balance

If you want to be happy with your work-life balance, you might be surprised to discover it's about much more than how you manage your time.

Gratitude and Frugality

Feeling thankful can be one of the most powerful — and inexpensive — things in life. Discover frugal ways to express your gratitude.

Cash for Trash: Making Money Recycling

Recycling isn't just good for the environment; it's also good for your wallet. From cans to paper to electronics and more, learn how to earn cash by going green.

The Two Biggest Mistakes People Make When Starting to Live Frugally

If you're ready to live frugally, great! But if you want your frugal experiment to be a success, make sure you avoid these major mistakes.

Big List of Things to be Happy About

When life gets frustrating, challenging, or just plain annoying, it helps remember (and celebrate) these little joys.

You Are What You Do: 16 Ways to Improve Your Body Language

Communication goes far beyond what you say. Here are 16 ways to improve your body language — and hence your communication skills.

Another 36 Uses for Tin Foil

From the tool bench to the kitchen, the bathroom vanity to the car, tin foil can help you save money and increase productivity all around the house.

25 Ways to Be a Better Person Today

Discover how you can become a better person today (and reap additional benefits like happiness, saving money, and helping the environment).

37 Savings Changes You Can Make Today

From cutting costs to getting unadvertised discounts to setting up an automatic savings plan, these 37 easy changes can help you save more money...today.