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How Much Does Your Credit Card Debt Cost You?

Only having to pay 2% of your total credit-card balance a month makes charging tempting...but with interest, you could also pay more than double your original purchase price.

The Travel Hacking Cartel: Fly Around the World For Almost Free

Here are some tips on how to fly around the world for free (or almost free, anyway), along with some resources to help you do it.

But is it ART?

What would you say if I told you that I filled my entire living room with completely original works of art for less than $300? We're not talking kid's stuff - no crayon drawings, no attempts at self-expression. [more]

The cost of a free ride - why not to use a buyer's agent

My wife and I were house shopping and we decided to make an offer on a condo. We threw out a low-ball offer for the condo and, to our surprise, the seller's agent was very eager t

25 Ways to Use Frozen Mixed Vegetables

You could just toss that bag of frozen mixed veggies into the microwave and steam as a healthy side. But why when you can use that same chilly bag all these hot and delicious ways?

25 New Things to Do Today

In a rut? Need a shake-up? Or just want something fun and different to do? This list will help you create, connect with people, and have a great time.

5 Best Online Checking Accounts

Whether you're looking to earn interest or for great customer service and reasonable fees, these five online checking account are all wise choices.

Book review: Reinventing Collapse

Do you think the United States is about to collapse? Dmitry Orlov does, but you don't have to agree with him to learn a lot from his new book, which is packed with useful tips on

Real Estate Appraisals - Ten things most people just don't understand about them

The homeowner wants to make the sale. The broker wants to make the commission. The lender wants to make the loan. It'd be nice to see all these folks made happy, but first... th

Save a Bundle on Your Groceries: Consider Your Local Asian Market

Despite the coupons and the special offers, the major supermarket chains are not cheap. You find a deal now and then, but on the whole they really don’t give you great value for mo

Make Easy Money and Learn a Thing or Two About Website Design

Finding new ways to make some extra cash are a dime a dozen. But how many of them are interesting and teach you something useful at the same time? Here is one way to make some extr

5 Signs That Your Credit Card Spending Is Out of Control

Credit cards can dominate your life (and ruin your budget) if you're not careful. Use these 5 warning signs to make sure you stay on top of your spending habits.

5 Ways to Turn Your Walk Into a Real Workout

If you're already walking for fitness, why not add some extra kick — for extra fitness? It's easy!

Curing Warts, Removing Splinters, and 19 Other Bizarre Uses for Banana Peels

From greening your garden to moistening meat, banana peels have plenty of surprising uses. Plus, discover 7 bonus uses for bananas themselves.

7 Ways Losing Weight Will Make You Richer

You've heard all the reasons why you should get fit and stay fit. Here's the clincher — losing weight can save you thousands of dollars.

15 Airport Hacks From Professional Travelers

From where to shower to skipping security lines, discover the best airport tricks and secrets from 10 of the world's most frequent (and frugal) travelers.

The Secret to Getting Great Hotel Rates Anytime

For almost every destination there's a right time for discounts and a wrong time. Book at the right time, and save big.

How to Wake Up Fast and Attack the Day

Waking up can be difficult when your bed is so darn comfortable. Learn how to happily shake off the sleep so you can have a more productive day.

10 Things You Do to Save Money That End Up Costing You More

Sometimes, what we think we're doing to save money actually costs us a lot more. Make sure you're not making one of these "saving" mistakes.

Bush's economic stimulus package; What will you get back?

As you’re no doubt aware, President Bush has created an economic stimulus package in the hopes of stalling the impending recession (or if you believe some, depression) that’s on th