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The 10 Best High Paying Jobs for Introverts

You don't need to be a social butterfly to land a high-paying gig. These lucrative jobs are perfect for ambitious shrinking violets.

10 Unexpected Uses for Laundry Detergent

Who says laundry soap is just for clothes? Try it for one of these other common household clean ups.

8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Food

When life hands you a smaller budget, take your frugality to another dimension. Keep your household food costs in check by going unconventional.

The 10 Best Personal Finance Jingles of All Time

These finance-themed earworms will be stuck in your head all day. Don't say we didn't warn you.

12 Makeup Hacks From the Pros

What do cold cream, lighters, and eye drops have in common? They are essential multi-taskers in one makeup artist's hack-tastic make-up bag.

10 Lies Rich People Never Tell Themselves

A little white lie can keep your bank account in the red. Are you making your money matters worse with the stories you tell yourself?

10 Things You Should Always Order on Amazon

For these frequent household buys, Amazon's low prices and convenience really shine. Are you still buying these everyday goods at the store?

The 8 Life Skills You Must Learn in Your 40s

You're never too old to stop learning! By the time you hit the big 4-0, consider mastering these eight essential life skills.

11 Cool Uses for Your Coffee Maker

Your coffee pot can't fry an egg, but it can certainly poach one. What else can your coffee maker do for you?

10 Times You Should Speak Up at Work

It's great to be a team player, but you have to know when going along to get along is harmful to the company — and to your career.

8 Ways to Get Your Morning Coffee for Free

That daily cup of joe adds up! Save your money and score your caffeine fix for free.

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You Stopped Drinking

Don't drink away your savings. You might be surprised what the average American spends covering that bar tab each year.

11 Retailers Where You Can Negotiate a Lower Price

Negotiating the best price is not only for the car dealership and the yard sale. Try haggling at these retailers big and small and pay less for lots more.

10 Magic Words to Say to Get the Best New Car Price

High-pressure salespeople are clever with words — especially in the auto market. Turn the tables with these negotiation winners.

10 Fun, Creative Uses for Airline Miles

Airline rewards are good for more than just airfare. From charity to merch, here's what else you can do with your miles.

8 Job Offers That Are Too Good to Be True

Anyone who's been in the job market knows the relief a good offer brings, but is there more to the job than meets the eye? Beware of these bad jobs.

The 9 Types of Horrible Bosses – And How to Manage Them

Unless you work for yourself, you answer to a boss — who may be doing more harm to your career than good. Beware these nine toxic bosses!

10 Airline Perks From Yesteryear That Seem Unbelievable Today

Flying wasn't always such a hassle. Reminisce about these unbelievable, long-gone perks from the good old days of air travel.

Keys Locked in the Trunk? Here's What to Do

A moment of absent-mindedness, and now your keys are locked in the trunk. Don't panic! Follow this guide to get back on the road.

5 Ways Even Ordinary People Can Become Paid Models

You don't have to look like Giselle Bundchen to make serious cash modeling. You just need to know where your look is in demand.