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No Signal? 6 Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone Reception

I have been researching and testing methods to boost my phone in case of emergencies. Here are the five methods that worked, with varying success, for me.

5 Reasons Fall Is a Great Time to House Hunt

The leaves are changing, and you still don't have your dream home. Hey, no worries! Fall is a great time to house hunt.

11 Ways to Eat Oats When You Hate Oatmeal

Oats are jam-packed with nutritious goodies, but what to do if you hate oatmeal? Here are 11 (other) ways to enjoy this amazing grain.

Banks Can Manipulate Your Transactions, Then Charge You 1750% Overdraft Fee

Learn how your bank's tricky policies can deplete your account.

The 9 Easiest Food Budget Wins

Let's face it — a grocery budget is easy to blow. But with these easy budget tips, you'll be a frugal foodie in no time.

7 Things Non-Members Can Get at Costco (Including Cheap Eye Exams!)

Some stuff at Costco — like health care services — is available to members and nonmembers alike. Read on to learn how to get the deals without the card.

20+ Healthy Habits That Can Hurt You

A fit and healthy lifestyle is the surest way to avoid harm, right? Not always. Find out what good habits may be bad for you.

10 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew

Ever wished you knew what was on the boss's mind? Wonder no more.

You Missed a Student Loan Payment. Now What?

Whoops — did you miss a student loan payment? Don't panic! Here's how to fix your situation.

The 5 Best Pet Flea Shampoos

Keeping fleas away from your pets during summer isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these pet flea shampoos and they'll stay flea-free.

5 Best Credit Cards with 0% APR for Purchases

If you're planning a big purchase, it can be helpful to get a credit card with promotional financing so you can save money on interest.

How to Ace Your Next Coffee Interview

More and more employers are interviewing prospects in less formal settings. Here's how to shine at your meeting without spilling any coffee.

25 Products You Think You Need, but Really Don’t

Marketers spend a lot of effort convincing us that our wants are needs. From aftershave to baby walkers, here are 25 things you can easily do without.

Flashback Friday: 59 Skills Frugal People Need to Master

You're not living your best and frugalest life unless you've mastered these skills.

6 Ways Greed Is Keeping You Poor

"Greed is good," goes the famous line. After all, isn't greed a natural way to amass wealth? Not exactly.

10 DIY Dog Toys You Can Make for Pennies

Instead of spending oodles of cash on toys your pup is only going to rip apart, make these cheap, easy, and sturdy dog toys with items you already have.

The Best and Worst Nuts, by Nutrition and Price

Nuts are healthy, make easy snacks, and pack a lot of protein. But not all nuts are created equal. Discover the best nuts in terms of cost and health benefits.

The 5 Best Credit Cards With No Annual Fees

A card with more modest benefits and no annual fee can be better than one with extra features you don't use but have to pay an annual fee for. These are our favorites.

12 Ways to Improve Your Performance at Work

Apart from the satisfaction of a job well done, becoming better at your job can lead to a raise or a promotion (or both!). Here's how to make it happen.

Top Seven Reasons Why I Use My Credit Card for Everything

I charge absolutely everything to my credit card. Everything. Here are the reasons why I am a credit card junkie.