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No Signal? 6 Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone Reception

I have been researching and testing methods to boost my phone in case of emergencies. Here are the five methods that worked, with varying success, for me.

What's the Right Percentage of Cash for Your Portfolio?

Cash can play an important role when it comes to investing, but it can also slow overall portfolio growth. What's stability actually worth?

Best Ways to Count (and Cash in) Your Change

Try these free, fast, and easy options to turn coins into cash.

What to Eat Every Day: A Month of Frugal Meals

Planning ahead and cooking at home are two of the best ways to save money. Do both with this guide to one month of tasty, frugal meals.

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.

6 Financial Mistakes to Stop Making by Age 40

By your 40s, personal finance shouldn't be a mystery. If you're still making these six money mistakes, it's time to enforce some changes.

Why People Go Crazy on Black Friday

From buying unplanned items to straight-up attacking other customers, people can go a little wild on Black Friday. Discover the reasons why.

Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget

Whatever your budget and whatever the wish list, find the perfect gift here in our ultimate list of gift lists.

10 Body Language Mistakes That Sabotage Most Interviews

Your resume is solid, and your answers to the questions are great — so don't let these body language mistakes ruin an otherwise perfect interview.

Figuring the Size of Your Emergency Fund

The usual rule of thumb is 3 to 6 months' income. Of course that's silly--the size of your emergency fund needs to be based on your spending, not your income. But even 3

What’s the Difference Between Student Loan Refinancing and Consolidation?

No, refinancing and consolidating your student loans aren’t the same thing! Learn the difference and what’s right for you!

18 Awesome, Practically Free Upcycled Craft Projects

One of the easiest ways to cut crafting costs is to source inexpensive supplies, and what could be cheaper than the recycling bin?

5 Places to Find Free or Cheap Mason Jars

Don't overpay for brand new canning jars! If you know where to find them, affordable used jars can help you preserve your garden bounty on the cheap.

50 Fun Things to Do When You're Stuck Inside During Winter

Snowed in or rained out — again? Stave off cabin fever with this collection of creative, fun, and frugal indoor activities.

How to Get a Refund When Something Is Non-Refundable

The terms "non-refundable" and "non-returnable" make too many people avoid customer service. But with these tips, you can get results.

The 5 Best Resistance Bands

If you want to add resistance training to your fitness routine, but you don't want to buy weights, choose one of these five best resistance bands.

Top Seven Reasons Why I Use My Credit Card for Everything

I charge absolutely everything to my credit card. Everything. Here are the reasons why I am a credit card junkie.

The 5 Best Wine Openers

If you want to round out that gift of wine, pair it with one of these excellent, easy-to-use wine openers.

5 Hair Conditioners You Can Make at Home

No matter what kind of hair you have, you can keep it beautiful naturally with one of these five simple, natural homemade hair conditioners.