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The 5 Best Self-Tanners

Getting that summertime tan can expose you to harmful UV rays. Pour on your bronze instead with one of these five best tanners.

Have Coupon, Will Travel: Apps to Save on the Go

Always forget to clip coupons? Just carry your phone and use these apps to save money on everything from food to clothes to entertainment and more.

Best Money Tips: 25 Foods You Should Never Buy Again

Today we found some great articles on foods you should never buy again, strategies for dealing with toxic people, and free things that extremely happy people do every day.

Have style, not a lifestyle

I briefly worked with a senior technical manager whose wife also worked for the same company, but at a different site. They'd bought a house about halfway in between, but they both

Best self-portrait photo ever

Above: Astronaut Clay Anderson capturing an image of his helmet visor reflecting the international space station and the Earth. August 15th. Photo by NASA. Click for larger version. I'm a big fan of NASA's Image of the Day archives. [more]

Sock It to Me: 15 Uses for Old Socks

Don't send your single socks to the big laundry basket in the sky! Instead, repurpose them with these 15 useful ideas.

Best Money Tips: Make Collecting Pay Off

Today we found some great articles on making collecting pay off, retiring without sacrificing fun, and saving money on family summer vacations.

Save time, money, energy, and eat great

Depending on how old you are, your mother or grandmother probably had one of these: a pressure cooker. (She probably also had a story of one exploding, which may be why they're n

Easy Ways to Rein in Your Spending Without Sacrificing Fun

Think that frugality means sacrifice? Not necessarily. These four suggestions help you cut costs, not enjoyment.

The Case for Amazon

While it would be prudent to think ahead and just buy in bulk when I’m in the city, that isn’t always possible without a full day of planning and a small pull-behind trailer. So I

Passing for Middle Class

Keeping up with the Joneses isn't necessary, but sometimes it can be helpful to look like you are. Here's why — and how to do it.

Everything You Need to Know About Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed Property consists of cash and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned after an owner cannot be located within a specified perio

When you stretch and stretch and the ends don't meet

Sometimes wanting something and trying for it aren't enough. The honest truth is that, no matter how frugal you are, no matter how extensive your emergency fund, no matter how

Wise Bread on Marketplace: "Frugal" Travel That Isn't

This weekend, our Senior Editor is back on Marketplace Money talking about supposedly "frugal" travel that isn't really worth it.

Banish Plastic Wrap Forever and 9 Other Creative Uses for Beeswax

Mind your own beeswax — literally! These unique all-natural uses for beeswax will really get you buzzing.

Best Money Tips: Go on Cheap Dates Without Being Cheap

Today we found some stellar articles on going on cheap dates without being cheap, making a game plan for college, and whether or not you can be organic and frugal.

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Can Limits Help Productivity Soar?

A mild, temporarily disabling accident in my home led me to consider how my friends with chronic disease (and accompanying physical limitations) manage to get things done. Limit

8 Times to Avoid Dividend Stocks

Dividends can be a neat way to watch "free money" roll in, but beware. Sometimes you're better off without the cash.

7 Fun, Frugal Vacations for People Over 30

You're so over the party-hard vacay spots of your youth. Ready for a fun, frugal, and sophisticated adventure? Start here!