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Marketing Messes With Your Head

A new study out today in PNAS confirms what we always suspected was true. The higher the price you pay for a product, the greater your subjective experience of pleasure in the prod

Debunking Common Estate Planning Myths

Given the tens of millions of Americans nearing the Golden Years, the fields of retirement and estate planning are expanding by leaps and bounds. Along with the growth of work f

Turn a Day Off Into Your Most Profitable Day of the Year

We often focus on what is most pressing with our finances. But if you take a day off to do some long-term work, you can save hundreds of dollars a year.

How the Election Will Affect Your Credit Cards

How will credit card companies react to the U.S. Presidential election? We have some predictions — and some things you should do to prepare yourself.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money for a House

Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to save money for a house, steps to take before a job interview, and how to protect your stuff.

Big Savings and Free Shipping Through Monday at Ann Taylor Loft!

Ann Taylor Loft is one of those stores I can spend hours in, but I almost always walk away without a purchase. Why? The products

Does living frugally hurt the economy?

When I advocate for frugal living, people sometimes ask, "What if everybody lived like that?  Wouldn't it hurt the economy?"  My natural inclination toward frugal liv

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money at Target

Today we found some stellar articles on ways to save money at Target, how to work abroad, and whether or not shopping can alleviate sadness.

250 Miles With Sarge: Lessons On Loyalty, Perseverance, And More

A guy who calls himself “Sarge” and I, accompanied by 9 fellow cyclists and a support crew, spent about 17 hours riding 250 miles to the beach in 3 days, just last week. Sharing th

10 Easy Veggies to Plant This Spring

Yes, you CAN grow your own food. These easy-to-grow herbs and vegetables will thrive even if you've got the blackest of thumbs.

Dumbest packaging ever?

I tend to believe that American consumers are savvier than advertisers and marketers give us credit for. That's why I don't understand why marketers waste so much time trying to se

So, You Think You're a Carnivore?

Does your voice get slightly deeper and more husky as you discuss the pleasure of biting into a medium-rare steak? Do you proudly declare that you could never be a vegetarian becau

10 Investing Concepts to Ignore and 10 to Follow

New investors have a lot of advice to sift through — and it's not all good. Learn what to ignore and what to pay attention to.

Ask the Readers: What is Your Best Frugal Date Idea?

Tell us about your best frugal date idea and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Frugal Food?

Tell us about your favorite frugal food and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

The 10 Best Productivity Apps for Really Busy People Like You

If you have a difficult time remembering everything you have to do, let your smartphone help you stay on track with one of these 10 popular to-do apps.

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Gadget?

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

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Cleaning Tip?

Tell us your favorite cleaning tip and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Fourth of July Safety Tips?

Tell us your Fourth of July safety tips and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards: Fees and Fraud Protection

Debit cards might be better than credit cards because in theory, you'll spend less if you are only paying with money you have. But how do debit cards stack up in terms of fees and