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5 Inspiring People Who Each Paid Off Over $100,000 in Debt

For these five people debt totaling $100k — or more — seemed insurmountable. That is, until they paid it off. Find out how you can, too.

Our Senior Editor Is Moving On: A Goodbye From Meg

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The Guide to Staying at Hostels for People Over 30

Hostels aren't just for 20-somethings. No, really, even adults can slash the cost of lodging by staying at hostels instead of hotels.

Zooey Deschanel Never Pays Late Fees and 5 Other Smart Money Lessons From Celebrities

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This One Mistake Could Delay Your Retirement by 10 Years

Buying a home is a big decision and if you don't do it right, you could be paying for years and years. Use cash flow to help make the right choice.

The Most Valuable Thing Debt Takes From You Isn't Money — It's This

The longer you stay in the debt, the more it's going to cost you.

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13 Ways to Make Money Online That Aren't Scams

There's no shortage of Internet "jobs" scams, but there are legit side gigs, too. Fatten your wallet with these online extra income opportunities.

8 Things People With Good Credit Never Do

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Never Use Your Credit Card to Pay for These 10 Things

Paying with plastic can be really convenient — it can also be really, really expensive. Avoid the extra costs by avoiding these 10 purchases.

How an Expensive Wardrobe Saves You Money

Sure, an expensive suit costs more upfront, but over time it pays its wearer back in dollars saved — and possibly in dollars earned.

19 Things Most Tourists Overpay For, and How You Can Avoid Them

Why does travel always seem to cost more than expected? Spot these ripoffs and discover the cheaper alternatives you should buy, instead.

6 Harmful Money Beliefs That Are Keeping You Poor

For many, the only thing standing between scraping by and real financial security are some outdated beliefs. Are these ideas holding you back?