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8 Simple Ways to De-Stink Your Stuff

Phew! What's that smell? Whatever it is, eliminate it with one of these simple de-stinkers made with stuff you probably already have on hand.

Best Money Tips: Can You Afford That House?

Today, we share handy advice to help you figure out you can afford your dream house, fun ideas for gifts in a jar, and ways to keep your poinsettias beautiful through the season.

Shrinking Your Cash-Flow Period to Create a Better Budget

Had trouble sticking to your monthly budget? Try this method for looking at your finances daily — and maybe you'll avoid buying that unnecessary popcorn.

Why Be A B Corp: Social Responsibility That's Measurable

Lots of businesses claim they're easy on the environment, or socially progressive. But how do customers know your claims are true? The answer: Become a B Corporation.

12 Things You Won't Ever Use Again and Should Throw Out Today

Maybe you're sentimental, or maybe you subscribe to "out of sight, out of mind," but whatever the reason, stop hanging onto your old junk!

Why One-Third of Americans Haven't Saved for Retirement

The good news is that two-thirds of Americans have saved at least something for retirement. Do any of these explanations sound familiar?

Flashback Friday: 52 Money Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Making a few money mistakes in your 20s is fine, but these bonehead errors should really stop happening by your 30s and beyond.

Best Money Tips: 85 Things You Should Buy at the Dollar Store

Today we found articles on items you should buy at the dollar store, great jobs for retirees, and how going to college abroad can help you save money.

7 Habits That Are Quietly Making You Fat (and Have Nothing to Do With Eating)

Scale groaning a little more each time you step on? Lots of bad, little diet and fitness habits add up to big pounds. Think small fixes and lose it!

8 Great Businesses Ideas You Can Start Today

Most of these recession-proof ideas don't require a lot of capital, and can be run from a home office.

12 Easy Squash Recipes for Fall

What makes Fall the best season of all? The food! Turn your big Fall squash haul into these easy and delicious sides and mains.

Teaching Kids About Money: An Interview with Dr. Brad Klontz

It's time to have "the talk" with your kids. No, not that one. The one about financial responsibility.

Consumer Consciousness: Questions to Ask Before You Buy

It's easy to avoid making purchases you'll regret later; learn the 14 questions to ask yourself before you buy something new.

The 5 Best White Noise Machines

Getting a good night's sleep isn't always easy, but it can be. Just use any of these white noise machines and you'll be peacefully snoozing in no time.

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Topic: Building the Life You Want with the Money You Have! Join our chat with Donna Freedman for chance to win Amazon gift cards! Use #WBChat and #PlaybookVol2 to participate.

13 Parenting Hacks That Will Save You Time

Kids have voracious appetites — for their parents' time. Claw some of it back with this collection of daily kidcare shortcuts and family-life time-savers.

Getting Whole-Grain Nutrition

Whole grain? Whole wheat? Enriched? While they might all sound nutritious, they're far from equal. Learn how to get the most from your grains.

Do This One Thing to Defeat Disorganization Forever

Once you've decided where to start, you've already won. Get organized by doing it the right way — your way.

10 Affordable Kids' Gifts That Won't Rot Their Brains

Give a kid an "educational" toy and it'll soon migrate to the bottom of the toy box. Try these toys and games that are fun first and smart second.

Dorm Room Essentials

Heading off to college is an exciting time, but it can be easy to get carried away when outfitting your dorm. Here's what you really need.