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7 Times You're Wasting Mental Energy Without Realizing It

Feeling exhausted? Nearing burnout? It may be because of these unexpected drags on your mental energy. Get rid of them and get more energy.

The 6 Least Expensive Dog Breeds to Own

A dog can be a great addition to your household, but they aren't cheap to buy or care for. These six dogs won't bust your wallet (but will melt your heart).

6 Items You Might Have Forgotten in Your Emergency Kit

Building an emergency kit is a key step in disaster preparedness. Here's a look at six items you might have left off the list of necessities.

netSpend: The Story of the Visa Debit Card We Did Not Apply For

This is my story of shock, anger, and finally disgust at the practices of netSpend.

The Best and Worst Places to Stash Cash in Your Home

We all agree that a buck has value, it is also a bit vulnerable when not hidden properly. Forget the $3000 hi-tech safe, and stick with these affordable tricks I picked up. Yo

The Best Credit Cards for Hotel Deals and Rewards

Savvy travelers know how to stretch travel dollars even more with these hotel rewards credit cards.

56 Life Hacks to Help You Win at Winter

Baby, it's cold outside. Make getting through winter a little tamer with this collection of warm-ups, icebreakers, and assorted wintry hacks.

The 9 People in Your Life Who Are Keeping You Poor

It's not easy to manage money, but when you include the influence and needs of those around us, it's downright hard. Who's keeping you poor?

3 Smartphone Apps That Manage and Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards

Credit card rewards programs can be hard to maximize, and it's easy to let points slip away. Wrangle your rewards with this trio of smartphone apps.

5 Emergency Situations You Must Prepare For (and 5 You Can Ignore)

It won't be the end of the world as you know it if you plan for likely calamities, but you probably don't need to prep for the end of the world.

Extreme Mileage Hacking: Creative Ways to Earn Flier Miles

If you're think you're doing all you can to earn frequent flier miles, get a bit of inspiration from these talented travelers.

Create a Business Plan by Answering 4 Simple Questions

There are a lot of would be entrepreneurs out there with a great idea, but are afflicted with Business Plan Paralysis. Instead of shipping product, they're "working" o

10 Gifts for Your Boss

You don't have to be a suckup to give your boss a nice gift. Follow a few simple rules, then choose one of these 10 great gift ideas.

How One College Graduate Paid Off $28,000 in Three Years on a $30K Salary

Yes, you can pay off your student loans — or any other big debts. Learn how one saver is repaying $28,000 in student loans in just three years.

9 Ways to Lose the Clutter and Keep the Memories

You don't treasure all those knick-knacks — you cherish the memories they conjure. Here's how to clear the clutter and still keep what matters.

Simple Recipes for a Frugal Vegetarian Thanksgiving

From a fondue appetizer to a pecan pie dessert, here's a frugal Thanksgiving feast that's good for wallet, body, and soul.

The 5 Best Electric Blankets

Need some extra warmth from your blanket when the cold weather sets in? Stay nice and warm in one of these five comfy electric blankets.

One Year Amazon Prime Offer with American Express Credit Cards

Want to get one year of Amazon Prime along with a credit card with some great benefits and rewards? American Express is bringing back its generous sign up offer.

Teach yourself to cook

Everyone knows that cooking is cheaper and healthier than eating out. It's also better (i.e. more to your taste) than eating out, and easier than eating out (no driving, parking,

This Might Be the Best Travel Rewards Program (No Matter What Airline You Fly)

You will not believe how quickly you can rack up travel rewards with Chase Ultimate Rewards.