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Quickly Remove Scratches From CDs and DVDs

Here are the results of my exploration to remove scratches from my CDs and DVDs, complete with my own experience with each remedy.

How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)

For the last five years, one writer has traveled full-time on the cheap. Discover how she did it, and how you can too.

3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)

It’s that dreaded time of year. Each trip to town requires a 10-minute pre-start on my car, and the hated task of scraping my windshield. There are several options to help you wi

Save Thousands by Buying a Timeshare on the Secondary Market

A timeshare can be a frugal way to take a vacation — especially if you buy directly from the current owner. Here's how.

22 Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda

Most of us know that soda isn't good for us, but that doesn't mean we stop drinking it. Here are 22 financial, health, and other reasons to kick the habit.

Where to Buy Discounted Designer Clothing Online

Fashionistas! Step away from the credit card. Get a runway-ready look with these discount designer clothing websites.

10 Ways to Get Free (or Almost Free) Airline Tickets

Airfare isn't cheap, and it's rarely free. But if you can be flexible with your travel plans and know whom to ask (and how), you really can fly for free.

How to Launder Money

Money laundering is not a simple concept. It's two simple concepts, because there are two different activities that are called money laundering. Here's how to do both of them.

35 Delicious Rice and Bean Dishes

You know rice and beans are healthy and delicious. But did you know there are as many ways to prepare rice and beans as there are beans in the bag? Here're 35 to get you started.

The Best and Worst Places to Stash Cash in Your Home

We all agree that a buck has value, it is also a bit vulnerable when not hidden properly. Forget the $3000 hi-tech safe, and stick with these affordable tricks I picked up. Yo

How to Use Up Remaining Balances on Prepaid Gift Cards

Looking in my wallet, there are no less than 5 prepaid debit or gift cards hiding at any one time.

You’re Fired! 20 Signs That a Pink Slip is Coming

If you can answer yes to THREE or more of these questions, you may want to think about sprucing up your resume and dry-cleaning your best interview attire.

5 Scary Thoughts Everyone Has During a Job Interview

Despite our best efforts at confidence, sometimes those second-guesses creep in. Learn to deal with those thoughts — and win the interview.

64 Funny, Inspiring and Stupid Money Quotes From Famous People

We've collected quotes from presidents, movie stars, philosophers, athletes, and even Paris Hilton on everybody's favorite topic: Money.

Masters of Small Talk Never Do These 10 Things — Do You?

Unless you're a meteorologist, a quip about the weather will kill a conversation before it starts. Learn that and nine other small talk never dos.

9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight

Whether you're unemployed or could just use some cash on the side, these gigs (ranging from oh-so-easy to kind of wacky) can help you make money fast.

15 Halloween Costumes for People Who Hate Dressing Up

If you think dressing up is a drag but still need a get up for a costume party, consider one of these low-effort, high-reward "costumes."

10 Super-Cool Ways to Add Hidden Storage to Your Home

If your living space is cluttered and you just don't know where to put everything, try one of these clever ways to keep your stuff out of sight.

Never Use Your Credit Card to Pay for These 10 Things

Paying with plastic can be really convenient — it can also be really, really expensive. Avoid the extra costs by avoiding these 10 purchases.

5 Reasons to Use Your Credit Card for Holiday Purchases

From extended warranties to price protection to easier returns, buying holiday gifts with your credit card can give you some serious benefits.