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The 5 Best Generators

With the help of an electric generator, you can keep your home going even when the power goes out. Find out which of these top-rated generators will work best for you.

28 Ways to Have Cheap Halloween Fun

Halloween spending has come to rival the Christmas shopping season -- a boon to retailers but not so much to debt-strapped consumers. Here are some ideas for skipping Halloween exp

Now Is the Best Time in Years to Do a Credit Card Balance Transfer

A credit card balance transfer is a good first step toward debt reduction and a sounder financial footing. Here's why you shouldn't wait to use one.

Cheapism.com: Where Cheap is Chic

Cheapism.com is a free service that helps consumers find the best of the cheapest items, weeding out cheap junk in favor of quality inexpensive items. Just because it is cheap, doe

Flashback Friday: 50 Money Moves You Need to Make When Big Changes Happen

Big life changes mean big adjustments in our spare change. Learn how to make the right decisions at some of life's most monumental milestones.

Free $10 on Amazon (or Why to Read Fine Print)

Want to get a free $10 on Amazon.com? Last week I ordered some electronics on Amazon. There was a "special offer" for a free Wired magazine subscription. It turns out I could opt o

Frugality, Simplicity, and Sustainability

Are strategies like dumpster diving sustainable?

7 Essential Tools for Getting Work Done -- Anywhere!

Sometimes you just have to get out of the office to ever get any work done! When you're on the go, or are working from home, what are the best tools to keep you productive and in

30 Signs You Were Raised by Healthy Parents

Was junk food strictly verboten in your house growing up? How many of these signs of healthy living do you recognize from your childhood?

Getting Your Greens on the Road: How to Eat Well While Traveling

Eating right while traveling can be hard, especially when you’re visiting places that revere fried foods above all. Here's how you can eat well on your trip.

Organic Groceries on a Budget

Organic groceries aren't out of reach if you're on a budget. Follow these suggestions to eat organic and keep your wallet fat.

What Is True Affordability?

When is something truly affordable? If you are making more than $1 million a year, does this automatically mean you can afford everything?

5 Tips on What to Do Before Moving in Together

If splitting the cost of rent and utilities with your significant other sounds like a good idea, you’re not alone. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 7.5 million unmarried couples

Ask the Readers: Will This Winter Be More Expensive? (Chance to Win!)

Let us know if you think it will cost more to heat your home or office this year for a chance to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

12 Ways Kids Can Teach Us About Money

If you pay attention, kids can teach a lot about money — from smart ways to save to healthy attitudes about self worth. Watch for these lessons.

6 Ways to Save Money on Eyeglasses

Before you fork out big dollars, read our tips for saving big on your eye care expenses!

Independent People Have These 7 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

We can always be more self-reliant. How many of these items of independent people do you use?

Selling Your Life Insurance Policy for Cold, Hard Cash

Would you sell your life insurance policy for a lump sum, knowing that someone else now profits from your death?

9 Dumb Little Things You Need to Stop Saying Today

We all rely on little catch phrases and verbal shortcuts. Unfortunately, many are thoughtless or hurtful or just plain dumb. Stop saying them!

Ask the Readers: What Was Your Most Recent Splurge?

Tell us about your most recent splurge and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!