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Convenience Checks: 6 Reasons Why They Can Cause Trouble

Convenience checks aren't like regular checks attached to a checking account. They are a type of loan, a cash advance against the credit availability on your credit card. Here are

9 Frugal Ways to Treat the Common Cold

Don't spend a bundle on medicines to fight the common cold — you can alleviate most symptoms just as well with these inexpensive home remedies.

How to Split Food Expenses With a Significant Other

One of the bread-and-butter issues couples have to figure out when moving in together? Who pays for the bread and butter.

Spiritual Insights From A Rich Idiot

The last person I thought would impart valuable spiritual wisdom is self-proclaimed rich idiot and wealth guru Robert Shemin, author of “How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?&quo

Lessons in Frugality From "The Walking Dead"

From budgeting to moderation, AMC's hit series "The Walking Dead" can teach us about frugality (while it also teaches us to never enter a cellar alone).

Sun Protection Through Your Food

Diet may play a role in protecting our skin from the sun's harmful rays.

The Expiring Bush Tax Cuts: What’s the Fuss?

Given the continually fragile state of the economy and enormous budget deficits, should the tax cuts be extended or should they be permitted to expire?

Retirement Planning If You’re Under 30

For those of us in our 20s, managing our finances is stressful enough, and saving for retirement can seem impossible. But you CAN make it happen — here's how.

What Would You Do: Pay Now or Pay Later?

Play financial adviser and tell me how you would handle a deferred preschool tuition payment. Put it all on the credit card for a large cashback reward, or enjoy the opportunity to

Best Money Tips: Achieve Your Financial Goals

Today we found some awesome articles on achieving your financial goals, signs you could be in financial trouble, and sticking to a budget.

11 Tips to Spend Less on Eating In

It's almost always cheaper to cook than it is to eat out, but do you know how to keep your home-cooked meals both flavorful and frugal? Follow these tips.

The Costa Rica Lesson: Awwwwwww They Got Me

Get Travel Insurance before you go anywhere. Have and not need it. No really trust me.

20 Delectable, Frugal Pineapple Recipes

From salsa to salad to soup, these 20 recipes will help you make the most of this in-season exotic fruit.

Travel on Amtrak

With each move by the airlines to claw back a bit of the profit that has vanished into the twin maws of competition and higher fuel prices, and with each move by the government to

McCain or Obama? Who’ll be better for your wallet?

I want to keep this factual. This is not an article on who should be the next President, or as these campaigns usually go, who shouldn’t be President. This is a simple presentation

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Vacation This Summer

Today we found some fantastic articles on saving money on your summer vacation, building a library on the cheap, and money lessons from Mad Men.

Simple Ways to Get the Healthcare You Need Without Overspending

Navigating health insurance can be intimidating — and expensive. But with a few simple steps, you really can get the healthcare you need without overspending.

Deciding when to follow instructions

Anytime someone announces that they're looking to hire, there'll be instructions on how to apply--even if nothing more than a sign that says, "Inquire within." Often, they'll want

The 5 Best Dryers

Whether you're looking for gas or electric, these reliable dryers provide great value.

Book review: Internet Riches

If you've never considered starting an internet business--but now that I mention it, it seems like a good idea--this is the book for you. If you've considered starting an internet