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A Budget is Not a Constraint

When people resist the idea of budgets, the most common reason is that they view the budget as an unwelco

Best Credit Cards for People Who Hate Credit Cards

Not all credit cards have complicated rewards programs with tons of limits and restrictions. These cards are simple but lets you earn rewards easily.

How to Shop: A Beginner's Guide

It might sound silly, but buying stuff can be a daunting experience — especially when you want to spend little and get a lot. Here's how to do it.

The Best Online Swap Sites

With so many online swap sites available for the picky trader, there’s no excuse not to start trading your excellent-condition, used items for something of equal value.

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Hostels vs Hotels: Choosing the Perfect Place to Stay Within your Budget

Most people think that the frugal way to travel is to stay in hostels. However there are a number of scenarios where that may not be the case. Read on for some tips on how to

Free download of Suze Orman's Women & Money

Oprah is offering a free download of Suze Orman's Women & Money until 8/7c tomorrow, Feb. 14. Great last minute frugal Valentine's gift!!

Financial Lessons From "It's A Wonderful Life"

The classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” isn't just a heartwarming holiday classic — it also contains financial lessons that are still relevant today.

9 Ways to Seal Leaks and Reduce Your Winter Heating Bill

Hot air may be leaking from your home in places you haven't considered. Follow these methods to stop those leaks and stay warm for less.

Get a Break From Interest: The Citi Diamond Preferred Card - 21 Month Balance Transfer Offer

The Citi Diamond Preferred Card doesn't ask you to choose between a great promotional rate (0% APR for 18 months) and attractive cardholder perks and benefits; it offers both.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Vacation Priorities?

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6 Ways to Get Paid for Saving Money

Interest, dividends, and investment earnings aren't the only ways to make money by saving. Get paid to save with these rewards, tax credits, prizes, and more.

Will high inflation persist?

Every financial calculation that you make is influenced by your expectations for future inflation: how much to borrow, where to put your savings, and whether your last raise was a

10 Inexpensive Spring Spruce-Up Ideas for Your Home

Are you ready for some spring redecorating...but your wallet isn't? Don't worry! You can spruce up your space with these 10 budget-friendly DIY ideas.

The Simmons Bank Visa Platinum Credit Card: The Lowest Standard APR Available

You won't get rewards or perks or concierge service with this credit card, but you will get the industry's lowest interest rate.

Tips and Tricks to Eat Healthy on a Budget

There’s no reason to stop eating healthy, nutritious, tasty food during hard economic times. In fact, now is a great time to experiment with various types of food. So what are you

Credit Scores Across the Country: Which Third are You In?

CreditKarma.com recently released a report that concluded about a third of consumer's credit scores have increased (that's good) during a period of October 2008 until January 2009.

9 Cheap Ways to Increase Your Knowledge and Earning Potential

A great way to increase your earning potential is through continuing education. These online tools will get you there.

16 Simple Kitchen Skills Every Frugal Person Should Master

Mastering these core kitchen skills will have you eating better, saving time, and sticking to your budget. They're easy to learn, too!

Buying Shiny New Things Without The Guilt

Saving beforehand without dipping into savings or paycheck takes the guilt out of buying process.