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10 Surprising Uses for Coat Hooks

From kitchen to office, the humble coat hook offers a million and one ways to dangle. Get inspired to hang something up and out of the way.

Teaching Preschoolers About Money: An Interview With Beth Kobliner

Start teaching your preschooler financial savvy with some help from expert Beth Kobliner and the familiar characters of Sesame Street.

7 Ways to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

You applied for the job. Your interview is next week — and it's over the phone. Don't treat this like a piece of cake. It's time to brush up.

Debunking 8 Common Credit Score Myths

If you want good credit, you need a good credit score. But when it comes to getting a good rating, you need to separate facts from fiction.

Unique Ways to Save Money in December

The holiday season is upon us, and that can mean a tight budget. Try stashing some cash this month with these unique money-saving methods!

The Sale Aftermath: Beware of PayPal Chargebacks

PayPal is super convenient — chargebacks are not. Here's how Internet entrepreneurs can avoid getting tangled in a sticky situation.

9 Ways to Spend Less on Your Significant Other (And Not Get Killed!)

Date nights and holidays shouldn't cost a fortune. You can spend less on your SO — and still show your love with thoughtful gifts that count plenty.

10 Ways to Watch Sports on the Cheap

Can't afford to see your team play? Think again. These 10 money-saving tips will have you cheering both for them and the extra cash in your wallet.

Last minute free Valentine's Day gift ideas

It's Valentine's Day — and you need a last-minute gift idea, stat! These cute ideas are sure to make her smile.

Lock bumping - your home isn't safe

I heard about lock bumping last month from a friend. I figured it was all just a bunch of hokum. But I checked it out. It's not a myth, it's not an urban legend. Crooks can make a generic key to open any lock, including yours. And it's easy. [more]

Guide to Buying a Used Car Without Going Crazy

Trying to find a safe and reliable used car made me stressed out for weeks. Here's everything I learned, so hopefully your car buying process will be easier.

Beat the claw machine, save your sanity.

How many times have you passed one of these annoying things and thrown 50 cents away? I'm hugely guilty of it. I can't resist them. One time I got six out in a row, then I've gone years with no success. Is there a secret? Well, it seems there is. [more]

10 Tricks to Get You Drinking More Water

As many as three in four Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, which can have serious health effects. Are you getting your daily water ration?

Cheap Home Furnishing Ideas

Get inspiration on how to decorate on a budget and get the most out of your space and furniture.

Is Infrastructure Destiny?

Today is National Ride Your Bike to Work Day. I have a bike but I chose to drive in my “Share the Road” license-plate embellished car today. Why? The route from home to office, though short, is treacherous. [more]

Living Without Air-Conditioning Can Save Big Bucks This Summer

Living in 90 degree weather with over 70 percent humidity the past few days has not been easy here in rural Nebraska. Hearing others complain about it only makes it worse -- especially knowing that they probably have air-conditioning. [more]

Dangerous neighborhoods are safer than commuting

Why do so few people live within walking--or at least bicycling--distance from where they work? I've asked a lot of people this question and gotten a lot of different answers. Some people want big houses, others big lawns. [more]

In Praise of Complainers: Why Complaining Is Good

Slow Service? Cold soup? Learn the ins and outs of constructive complaining and how it can help improve things for all consumers.

Ask the Readers: What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received?

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Ask the Readers: What Is Your Biggest Financial Accomplishment?

Tell us about your biggest financial accomplishment and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!