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6 Ways to Ask Your Boss for Better Work-Life Balance

Unless you're self-employed, the only way to improve your work-life balance is to ask. Get your boss to say yes with this clear plan.

10 Great Gifts From the Thrift Store

This year, lessen your carbon footprint, support your local economy, save money, and give to charity all at the same time — buy gifts at the thrift store.

6 Secret Homemade Stain Removers That Kick Butt

Save money with these simple homemade stain removers.

5 Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit

Have great credit? Then you have an opportunity to get high-reward credit cards that offer 2% or more cash back, double points, and more.

These 7 Exercises Are Scientifically Proven to Increase Happiness

Runner's high is a real thing, but exercise can boost overall happiness for the long term, too. Get out there and get moving!

Credit Unions vs. Banks: What's the Difference?

Banks and credit unions both have their benefits...and the potential to be totally annoying. Here's how to figure out which institution is right for you.

The Greatest Story Ever Sold is a Fantasy Covered in Blood

Want an easy way to save 3+ months’ salary? Don’t buy a diamond engagement ring. If your fiancée, friends and family scream hellfire, calmly explain...

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.

10 Cheap Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Protect your family and keep the air you breathe clean, fresh, and pure with these simple, low-cost indoor air quality improvements.

The 5 Best Swiss Army Knives

Need a handy tool set that can fit right in your pocket? These 5 superb Swiss Army Knives will ensure that you're prepared for anything.

25 Secrets From the World's Most Frugal Frequent Travelers

From booking to baggage, these frequent travelers have been there and done that. Here are their best tips for taking the hassle and hidden expenses out of travel.

6 Awesome Credit Card Tricks That Will Save You Money

Learn how to double sign-up bonuses, extend billing periods to 55 days, and earn rewards without wasting a dime.

Not Insuring These 6 Things Could Bankrupt You

You know you've become a responsible adult when you start worrying about insurance. Here's what you need to protect.

25 Products You Think You Need, but Really Don’t

Marketers spend a lot of effort convincing us that our wants are needs. From aftershave to baby walkers, here are 25 things you can easily do without.

13 Dumb Little Purchases You Need to Stop Making Today

All small purchases add up quickly and ruin budgets, but these wastes are just silly — or even harmful. Find out what not to buy.

Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper - Updated

The lawn tonic recipe came from a former groundskeeper at a golf course. All you need are 5 common household ingredients and a 10-gallon hose-end sprayer.

How to Take the World's Most Efficient Shower

When your hot water's lacking but your body odor isn't, clean off fast with this quick, water saving shower technique.

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The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping

Maximize your shopping efficiency and minimize your food spending by mastering the art of grocery store timing.

Cheat Sheet: Retail Markup on Common Items

Stores make money by price markups. Learn the rationale behind retail pricing and what the product you're buying actually costs.