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How to Avoid (and Treat) Cold Sores

Cold sores are painful, ugly, and take a long time to heal. Here's how to avoid (and treat) these nasty little lesions.

7 Easiest Ways to Catch Up on Retirement Savings Later in Life

If your retirement savings are off to a late start, you aren't alone. A few smart money moves can help you catch up.

6 Celebrities With Shockingly Low Net Worths

You won't catch any of these spendthrift celebs on Frugal Lives of the Rich and Famous.

7 Ways to Make the Most of a Tiny Kitchen

A tiny kitchen can make cooking seem more unappetizing than two-week-old leftovers. But with some creativity and thought, even the smallest kitchen can be functional and inviting.

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The 5 Best Fishing Rods

Catching fish isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these fishing rods and the big ones will start biting!

5 Questions Retirees Should Ask Before Starting a Small Business

Retirement is usually a time to relax — but for others, it's time to open their dream business. Is it really the right move?

8 Ways to Keep Boredom from Destroying Your Budget

When there's nothing to do, it’s tempting to fill that void with something that costs money. Learn how to avoid those budget-busting boredom traps.

How to Succeed When You're the Oldest Person at Work

When your boss is much younger than you, it can be a blow to the ego. It's time to let it go and get on with the job.

9 Signs You're Making All the Right Career Moves

It's hard to predict the future when it comes to your career. But if you notice these positive signs, you're probably on the up and up.

How Just $5 a Day Can Improve Your Financial Future

Want to improve your financial future? All you need is $5 per day.

Yes, You Still Need an Emergency Fund in Retirement

An emergency fund isn't just for the working world. You need to bring one into retirement, too.

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7 Things You Should Know About Your 401(k) Match

Confused about how your employer's 401(k) match works? We'll break it down for you.

The 5 Best Compression Sacks

Keeping your items dry from the elements isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these compression sacks and your stuff will always be safe and protected.

The Joys of Plus Size Shopping for Women

Shopping for the Plus Size gal can be fun if she takes stock in what she's working with and goes to those designers that work with her.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Financial Goals for 2018?

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8 Ways to Use Up Travel Rewards Points and Miles

Got some travel points burning a hole in your pocket? Here's how to use them up.

The Best Low Interest Rate Credit Cards

If you need to pay off credit card debt, having a card with a low interest rate can help immensely. Here are your best options.

Self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and freedom

Self-sufficiency is producing the actual stuff you use--your own food, your own clothes, etc. It's not a common lifestyle. Most people chose instead to follow the path of self-re