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Housing Values in Relationship to Proximity to Certain Stores

When you're house hunting you already look for good schools and low crime. Maybe you should add a Starbucks and Trader Joe's to your list, too.

Best Money Tips: How to Make a Quick $50

Today we found some fantastic articles on how to make a quick $50, packing travel essentials to save money, and preventing buyer's remorse.

How To Host A New Year's Eve Party On A Budget

With the New Year celebration just around the corner from the Christmas shopping season, many people skip hosting a New Year's Eve party due to financial concerns. Find out how you

8 Reasons the Easter Bunny Should Give Money Instead of Candy

While you're letting your kids gorge on candy, consider weaving in these lessons in personal finance.

The vicious Home Rental Scam – don’t get conned.

It seems like new variations of the Nigerian 419 scam pop up every week. The one that caught my attention recently involved renting a home, and it’s a nasty trick that could take a

Save Money by "Hypermiling" Your Air Conditioning

Summer isn't over yet, and neither is the summer heat. Keep your cool and your dollars a little longer by stretching your AC's chill as far as it will go.

How an HSA Saves You Money

A health savings account, or HSA, can help you tackle health care expenses with some extra peace of mind — and some extra tax savings.

Why Can't You Ever Make On-Time Payments?

How frustrating is it to pay all of your bills each month when you finally get a minute to sit down and take care of things, only to find out later you got socked with penalties an

You're Probably Owed Almost $200: Here's Where to Claim It

State governments are holding billions of dollars in unclaimed settlements, refunds, wages, and more. Here's where to find yours.

How to find the sweet spot when buying electronics

The "sweet spot" is the ideal point where you get the highest performance (and quality) at an optimum price. It can refer to many types of goods, but electronics are of particular

Too broke to be frugal?

The first few years after I got out of college my finances were seriously out of control. I was making pretty good money, but I was spending all of it. Worse, I wasn't keeping tr

Needs, wants, and not even wants

Hang around with frugality and simplicity types for any length of time and you'll hear a lot about distinguishing between needs and wants. It's come to me, though, that this issue

4 “Secret” Ingredients for More Delicious Dishes

Check out these four uniquely affordable ingredients that can covertly jazz up your dishes for mere pennies!

Best Money Tips: Stop Throwing Away These Food Parts

Today we found helpful articles on food parts you should stop throwing away, how to create the perfect household budget, and tea hacks that will change your life.

Is Your Hotel Hiding These 5 Fees in Your Bill?

Hotels have followed the airlines into the business of fee inflation. Here are the fees to look for before you book — and how to avoid them once you arrive.

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The Happiness Habits: 7 Ways to Feel Better Now

There's no secret to happiness, but there is a formula. Develop one or more of these habits, and get happy!

What can you do if you cannot afford to pay your taxes

Today is April 15th, also known as the dreaded Tax Day in America. Due to the recession many people may find that they do not have enough money in the bank to pay what they owe. I

5 Best Amazon Deals for Monday 10/14

Today's great deals include 50% off girls costumes, 50% off Calvin Klein bras & panties, 52% off Cult Horror Blu-ray, and more!

Afraid of Spending Money? Here Are 5 Perks of Your Phobia

For some, chrometophobia can be crippling. For the frugal minded, it's just another way to save more.