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12 Affordable Ingredients that Add Gourmet Flair to any Meal

Here is an expert list of a dozen common ingredients that will add some flair to your dish — for less than you'd expect.

Best Money Tips: Genius Places to Hide a Spare Key

Today we found some awesome articles on genius places to hide a spare key, finding health insurance if you are self employed, and expensive items worth the money.

7 Ways To Lower Water Heater Costs

Your water heater can account for 13% of home energy costs. The good news is that there are small, easy tweaks you can make to lower those costs and conserve energy at the same ti

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Finding Food

From the streets of LA to the forest floor, Max Wong is finding brilliant ways to cut food costs on her way to finding an extra $31K this year.

The Fed Raised Rates — Then Something Weird Happened

The Fed raised its benchmark rate last December and — almost nothing changed? Now, just why, exactly?

All the Savings Under the Sun: 12 Essential Daily Deal Sites

You've heard of Groupon, Living Social, Amazon Local. Get to know those again and nine other daily deal sites that focus on crafts, green living, luxe, and more.

Extend Your Vacation for Free With Open Jaws and Stopovers

Savvy travelers know how to take advantage of open jaw tickets and stopovers to get free flights. Find out what they are and how you can benefit.

Stuff We Love: Make Delicious Ice Cream With the Lello Gelato Junior

Take your home ice cream routine up a step without spending a fortune. The Lello Junior Gelato ditches the clumsy freezer bowl and delivers easy frozen treats.

Protect Future Earnings by Negotiating the Right Starting Salary

Why set yourself up for financial failure when you can negotiate a fair starting salary now?

Beware of Pretty Things: 4 Reasons I’m Keeping My Ugly, Old Stuff

Last night I strolled through the furniture showroom with my jaw unhinged and my heart thumping: “Look at all this good-looking stuff!” After some careful consideration th

Best Money Tips: Financial Decisions You'll Regret Forever

Today we found helpful articles on financial decisions you’ll regret, over 200 awesome upcycling ideas, and eco-friendly ways to save money.

Fresh Mint: 'Recession-proof' ideas make good business

It's rare for me to endorse any financial product or service, much less bigging-up an Internet destination that could divert traffic away from myself and but it's wor

Best Money Tips: 50 Ways to Make a Fast $50

Today we found some stellar articles on ways to make $50 quickly, what to buy at dollar stores, and finding a job you love that still pays the bills.

8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Career

'Tis the season for spring cleaning, so you should probably clean up your path to success, as well.

Protecting Yourself from Medical Billing Mistakes

By some estimates, up to 80% of medical bills out there have mistakes on them, so it’s in your best interest to know what you’re being charged for.

Best Money Tips: Cut the Cost of Raising Kids

Today we found some fantastic articles on cutting the cost of raising kids, if seniors should get life insurance, and organizing your money and your mind.

15 Common Kitchen Cast-Offs You Can Repurpose Into Cool New Things

There's gold in your kitchen, as long as you know where to look. Try these new, creative uses for stuff most people throw away.

15 Things You Should Do Today to Prepare for a Pandemic Flu

For the past few years people have been telling us that it's not a matter of "if" a pandemic occurs, but a matter of "when." Well, a pandemic may be upon us. Or it may not. Either

Do You Barter? -- Tell Us and Enter to win $10!

Do you consider yourself to be a wizard at bartering? Are you considering opting out of the money economy for even more of your day-to-day business? If you have a tip, opinion, o

7 Travel Hacks for an Affordable Summer Road Trip

Before you hit the trail on an epic summer road trip, make sure these smart tips are in your back pocket for a fun and frugal time.