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6 Ways to Get More Done on Airplanes

Flying can feel like a waste of time. Whether you're a business traveler or just want to be productive, follow these tips to make working in-flight work right.

Best Money Tips: Saving for Your Child's College Fund

Today we found some awesome articles on saving for your child's college fund, reasons to have a budget, and saving money at restaurants.

6 Beauty Aids Science Says Really Work

Get glowing, radiant skin with chemistry. Science says these six ingredients work, and we know where you can find them for cheap.

14 Convenience Foods I Refuse to Do Without

Convenience foods, which come ready for use in a can, bag, or jar, can save you time in the kitchen — not to mention a few bucks. Go ahead, it's easy!

5 Low-Cost, Low-Maintenance Alternatives to the Family Dog

  There’s something about owning a pet that appeals to everyone. [more]

Best Money Tips: Five Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Today we found some awesome articles on five ways to use your tax refund, moving made eas, and teaching high school kids how to manage money.

When Frugal is Stupid

I’m a huge fan of “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” when it is both practical and useful. [more]

Best Money Tips: Alternatives to Dining Out

Today we found some fantastic articles on alternatives to dining out, tech tools to spring clean your life, and improving your credit score.

The false goal of maximizing investment returns

Along about the middle of the dot-com boom--when the market had already had two years of 20% annual gains--I read an article that suggested that individual investors had no need of a cash reserve, because they could use credit cards in an emergency. [more]

Share your work horror stories!

Do you have a story about a crazy boss, co-worker, or customer? What is the most ridiculous moment you've ever experienced at work? Don't suffer alone, share your work horror stor

Best Money Tips: Eating Right on a Budget

Today we found some awesome articles on eating right on a budget, great gifts for grads, and things not to waste money on this summer.

Best Money Tips: Smart Supermarket Saving Tips

Today we found some stellar articles on smart supermarket saving tips, combating over-spending, and earning free travel with your credit card.

Best Money Tips: Items Every Home Needs

Today we found some stellar articles on handy items every home needs, how not to handle sudden wealth, and how to reduce student debt.

What If Everyone Suddenly Became Frugal?

What if a magical spaceship from the planet Cheapos came to earth and brainwashed everyone so that every single American stopped buying useless junk and started to live way below t

I'll take a slice of lemon with fecal bacteria please.

I’ve never thought twice about the humble lemon slice. I’m sure most of you haven’t either. And as I’m partial to a slice of lemon in my water or iced tea, for added flavor, I usua

How to get a job--learn the secret from a bad movie

I've read a bunch of books on how to do a job search. They all talk about networking. They all talk about researching the company--knowing what they do and what they need don

Mama Mia! Mother's Day Gifts that Show You Really Care

For a holiday that's supposed to celebrate the precious relationship between a mother and her child, there sure is a lot to distract me from that relationship. Over the years, I

Get Fit and Pocket Up to $1,200 With Employer Wellness Programs

You may be able to pocket some serious cash if you get serious about your health. Learn how to earn wellness incentives worth up to $1,200.

Best Money Tips: How to Recover From Big Financial Mistakes

Today we found ways to recover from major financial mistakes, how to afford an amazing trip this year, and home and auto maintenance tasks that people often forget.

Women of personal finance spotlight: Millionaire Mommy Next Door here to answer your questions

Financial independence is everyone's dream and Jen "The Millionaire Mommy Next Door" has achieved it. Jen went from working a minimum wage job as a college drop-out to financial f