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Carry some cash

I recommend carrying some actual cash money. When I do that, a lot of people say, "Why? Everyplace I go takes credit and debit cards." In fact, I know people who brag about spen

Best Money Tips: Take Advantage of Happy Hour

Today we found some great articles on taking advantage of happy hour, reasons to update your resume regularly, and improving your credit score.

Frugal Vacations the Entire Family Will Love

You can skip the high-priced cruises and wildly expensive destinations. Get on board with these fun, frugal approaches to traveling with your family.

3 Ways Technology Makes Personal Finances Easier

From saving money to staying on budget, technology has made it easier than ever to stay on top of my personal finances. Here are 3 ways technology has helped me save money and time

How to Botch Up, Then Peddle Back to Good Credit

As a young adult, I thought I had a firm grasp on being financially responsible. But I never really understood my credit score, or even why it was important to build a good score.

3 Reasons Not to Invest Now

Sure, investing is a smart move. But before you decide to invest, you need to decide if it's the right time for you.

The Dirt on Travel Insurance

In the world of travel insurance, no two policies are the same. Different activities and locales are covered in different ways between insurance companies, and even within the same

Grandpa’s Penny: “If you never spend it, you’ll never be broke!”

With the holiday season upon us, it seems everyone just wants us to buy. Apply my Grandpa's simple principle to avoid drowning in purchases.

Cheapskate on Board

Living on less can be funny, but it's not a joke. It's the only financial advice that will work for almost everyone, and it might

How to Start Saving Money With Skype: A Beginner's Guide

I use Skype daily to make free online calls. It's so simple even my parents are doing it!

Raise your standard of living by focusing your spending

Are you tired of reading the same frugality suggestions? I'm talking about the repeated exhortations to eat out less, turn off your cable, and stop buying expensive coffee dri

Trying Out CVS Madness

I've heard about the frugal shoppers storming CVS for free merchandise from KY Jelly to glucose monitors. Was this a penny-enny game for grandmothers with too much time on thei

An Open Invitation to PineCone Research

PineCone Research is one of the oldest and most respected online survey companies on the web. They pay very promptly for each survey you complete. I usually get my check within

How I Grocery Shop

First, I will commit heresy by saying that I no longer write a full weekly menu.

7 Secrets About Life and Career From "Office Space"

The comedy that captured the frustrations of cubicle-farm workers everywhere has more to offer than laughs — it also has some serious life lessons.

Papa Murphy’s update: nice save.

As some of you are aware, I experienced the wait of all waits at Papa Murphy’s recently. Over one hour for a phone order, which left me fuming (partly at my own politeness for not

Best Money Tips: Cheap Alternatives to Cable

Today we found some great articles on cheap alternatives to cable, tips to save money in the new year, and savings ideas for online shopping.

Mend a Broken Heart Without Breaking the Bank

If you and your significant other recently called it kaput, don’t bury yourself in spending sprees — try some of these frugal self-help therapies instead.

So You Want to be a Landlord? Part II: How Do You Actually Make Money?

The truth is that rents sometimes do not cover the monthly costs of owning the rental home, so how is it that these real estate gurus make their money? A lot of people think that i

Use Less Cash for Your JCPenney Purchase

A favorite retailer of households across the country since 1902, JCPenney can have some stellar deals for those in the know. Like most stores, JCPenney has a met