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VA Home Loan Benefits and Myths

Many veterans and active service members don't realize they're eligible for VA home loans, which can both save them money and provide other substantial benefits.

7 Fresh Ideas for Healthy Road Trip Snacks

Fuel up cheaply and easily while you're traveling (or anytime!) with these delicious, healthy road trip snacks fit for the entire family.

Tax Law Changes For 2012: What You Need To Know

Here's a look at tax law changes you can expect for 2012 and how to plan ahead to take advantage of those changes now.

Saving High

A savings account is crucial for your financial well-being. Don't have one? We'll tell you where to start looking!

10 Airline Perks From Yesteryear That Seem Unbelievable Today

Flying wasn't always such a hassle. Reminisce about these unbelievable, long-gone perks from the good old days of air travel.

10 Tricks You Should Learn From Great Hagglers

Haggling can save you some decent cash, but what if you hate to ask? Buck up and learn how to get the price that's right for you — and your budget.

Put Off Saving for Retirement

With this plan, your retirement will be just as secure, and your first few years will be a lot more comfortable.

Voluntary Slavery

Discover one writer's take on why the "voluntary slavery" of our personal financial situations can keep us from acting in our best interest.

5 Things Millennials Can Do to Buy a House Within the Next Decade

Millennials know from money woes. With some smart money moves, you'll be ready to buy your first home within the decade — or sooner.

Announcing the winner of the Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit drawing

Congratulations to the winner of our Burt's Bees Essential Body Kit frugal beauty tips contest! As you know, I asked readers to send in their frugal and/or homemade beauty ideas. [more]

A Budget is Not a Constraint

When people resist the idea of budgets, the most common reason is that they view the budget as an unwelco

They're turning Paris Hilton's trash into cash.

There's a new website in town folks, and this one is literally scraping the bottom of the barrel. HollywoodStarTrash.com has hit upon an idea that turns dumpster diving into someth

3 Life Lessons I've Learned Since Becoming a Parent

For one writer, having her first child hasn't just taught her a lot about parenting — it's also provided some great lessons about life.

5 Romantic Wedding Locations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Choosing the right venue is is hard and often expensive. Save money by skipping the hotel and country club and get wed somewhere fun — and cheap.

8 Cool Stores We Miss

Trying massage chairs at Sharper Image, thumbing through vinyl at Tower Records... Let's reminisce about our favorite old stores.

4 Must-Have Apps for Roommates

Squabbles and stress over money and chores are just part of the roommate experience. Let these apps lead you to peace and harmony instead.

16 Classic Foods We Miss

Take a your tastebuds on a trip down memory lane with some of classic cooking's most delicious, hearty, and comforting recipes.

Norman Mailer on Democracy

Norman Mailer: Democracy is a grace. Democracy is something essentially splendid because it's not at all routine or automatic. Democracy in fact on the concept, the notion t

Best Money Tips: 13 Food Hacks to Reduce Waste

Today we found some great articles on hacks that reduce food waste, ways to make an extra $500 for the holidays, and great small cities for millennials.

Let things go

Two of the unhappiest people I ever knew lived in the apartment below mine when I lived for two years in Salt Lake City. They acted as on-site managers--collected rent checks in