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5 Excuses We Need to Stop Making About Overspending

You deserve it. It's on sale! There are dozens of excuses for overspending, and it's time to stop making them.

How Low Can You Go? Taking the No Heat Challenge

Most of us aren't ready to give up home heating altogether, but here are a few tricks we can learn from the hardcore heat resisters.

Can I Really Make Money Taking Surveys?

I received over $1,000 in 2009 from taking on-line surveys. Not bad for a stay-at-home mom doing this in between cooking, cleaning, and shuttling kids around.

How to Spend Less On Last-Minute Holiday Travel

You don't need to empty your bank account just to get out of town for the holidays.

12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

Being a stay-at-home parent can put a strain on your budget, but these side jobs allow you to take care of the kids while generating additional income.

Are You Wasting or Saving Money With a Warehouse Club Membership?

Warehouse clubs are large stores such as Costco or BJ's that charge a yearly membership to purchase items at wholesale prices. Are they worth it?

7 Times to Update Your Homeowners Insurance

You probably haven't looked at your homeowners policy since you bought your house. You might want to; especially if you've made these changes.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Must-Have Thanksgiving Dishes?

Tell us about your must-have Thanksgiving dishes and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

8 Secrets to a Debt-Free Holiday Season

The holidays should be about family and fun and celebration — not about acquiring debt. Here's how to enjoy the former while avoiding the latter.

Make Your DVD Player Region-Free in Seconds

Region coding can, in most cases, be removed from your DVD player using a simple remote-control code that unlocks the player.

Ask the Readers: When Do You Want to Retire?

Tell us at what age you want to retire and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

13 Ways to Cut Costs on Holiday Feasts

Preparing big holiday dinners often means spending big bucks. Here's how to lay out a holiday spread without busting a button on your budget.

9 Things Sellers Should Watch Out for During Escrow

You've got a buyer for your home — now you just need to make it through escrow.

Never Pay for a RedBox DVD Rental Again

If you ever pay even one cent for a DVD rental again, you're paying too much. Visit these sites and print out the latest list of codes before your trip to the local RedBox.

Boost Your Savings With This Easy Budgeting System

The premise is simple: Create small budgets. Set savings goals. Achieve financial freedom.

Ask the Readers: What Tools Do You Use to Track Your Finances?

Tell us about the tools you use to track your finances and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

3 Exciting Overseas Winter Vacation Destinations

Looking to book an exciting winter getaway? Look no further than these overseas destinations.

47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

When lazy-day boredom sets in, it's time to get creative. Here are 47 ideas to get you started on a fun and frugal weekend.

Save Money on Shaving With These Razor Tricks

Make your razor go the extra mile — and last up to a year — with these money-saving (and razor-saving) tricks.

10 Money Goals You Should Set for the Holidays

The holidays can blindside your bank account. This year, make it a goal to be kind to your finances!