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6 Ways to Monitor Your Brand on Twitter

If your brand is mentioned on Twitter, but you're not there to hear it, did that brand mention really benefit your business?

How to Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers always try to pass themselves off as legit. Here's why I thought I was getting scammed recently, and how to make sure it doesn't happen to you.

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10 Incredible Microwave Baked Desserts

A microwave bakes better than an oven two ways: it's faster and it makes single serving treats. Start nuking dessert with these easy recipes.

Try Social Lending as an Alternative to Banks

Your banker is not the only person with money to lend.

4 Reasons Why Millennials Should Be Optimistic About Their Finances

The Great Recession slowed young people's financial growth, but with today's economy, they're making up for lost time. Are you better off now, too?

What to Know about Subleasing Office Space

For a home business outgrowing the home office, but not quite ready to move out alone, sub-leasing can be a good alternative.

5 Romantic, Inexpensive Anniversary Celebrations

A frugal approach to relationship anniversaries can still spur fun and spark romance. Try one of these creative and inexpensive ideas.

10 Surprising Benefits of Colder Winters

Along with a Snowpocaplyse or two, a cold winter brings some unexpected benefits. And besides, Spring is right around the corner.

4 Ways Energetic Employees Electrify the Workplace

If you're lucky enough to find -- and hire -- high energy employees, you and your team will get more done, and have more fun doing it.

5 Cheap Ways to Make Flying Coach Feel Like First Class

Flying economy isn't always terrific. Make your next flight easier and more relaxing with some planning and some smart carry-alongs.

5 Ways Being Nice at Work Can Payoff

If you think cutthroat competition is the best way to get ahead at work, hold up. Being nice is a better (and, well, nicer) way to end up on top.

8 Terrible Business Predictions (and 1 Valuable Lesson)

The only thing certain about predicting future business success is that nobody can. Especially not these eight experts.

5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make

There are lots of ways to go wrong with a 401(k). Don't hurt your retirement with any of these common mistakes.

My Number One Tip for College Students

College is a time of learning, experimenting...and wasting time. Stop doing that last one, and discover how much more fun (and success) you can have.

8 Ways to a Healthier Workday

Long hours in the office chair can lead to serious health risks. Take these steps to prevent your workday from harming you in body and soul.

Use a Business Budget Checklist to Capture Fleeing Cash

This year, resolve to take charge of your business spending.

The Most Powerful Weapon Against Debt: Your Mind

What's the biggest obstacle to overcoming money woes? Your mind! Positive thinking gives you the head start you need to overcome debt.

Deadweight loss of Christmas: Economist explains why gifts are inefficient

The term "deadweight loss" doesn't exactly smack of Christmas cheer, but ask yourself — are you spending too much on holiday gifts?

Can Beauty Be THIS Basic?

You're spending too much on skincare. Yep, we said it! Here's why research suggests you stick to the basics.