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5 Signs You Were Raised by Parents With Bad Social Skills

Our parents teach us so much about how to live — for better or worse. If crowds aren't your thing, identify the signs and overcome your upbringing.

3 Private Lenders That Can Really Save You Money on Your Student Loans

Private lenders have begun to enter the student loan consolidation market in a big way. Maybe it's time to drop Sallie Mae.

Sweeping 101: What the Real Winners Know

Hi, my name is Linsey, and I’m a sweeper. It is sometimes difficult to admit, but I belong to that persistent group of individuals who go to considerable lengths to enter sweepstakes. I also win fairly regularly. [more]

Using Time Horizons to Make Smarter Investments

A time horizon is the length of time you can leave money in an investment before you need it. Apply this concept to improve your financial health, now and later.

Buy These 9 Christmas Gifts Now and Save

Make your Christmas shopping list, shop it now, store 'til December, and you won't have to check it — or your bank account — twice.

Best Money Tips: How to Save Big on Summer Flights

Today we found articles on tips for saving big on summer flights, an expert’s guide to making money from flea market flips, and the secrets to maintaining weight loss.

6 Ways Gluttony Is Keeping You Poor

You may think gluttony only applies to food. Think again. Too much of anything can cost you.

6 Affordable Places to Ski

Looking to hit the slopes this winter? These West Coast ski locations are perfect for budget-conscious snow lovers.

The Easy Way to Negotiate a Cheaper Hotel Room

Most hotels and inns are willing to negotiate their rates. All you have to do is be willing to ask.

5 Best Credit Cards for Entertainment Purchases

These credit cards offer discounts and rewards for entertainment purchases, including concerts, movies, parks, museums, and more.

15 Ways to Make Money Outside Your Day Job

You've only got so many hours in the day to sell to the Man. But if you're creative with what you've got, you can still give your finances a boost.

8 Truths From a Mystery Shopper You Must Read Before You Get Started

These eight tips are vital to making money in the somewhat misunderstood profession of mystery shopping.

20+ Healthy Habits That Can Hurt You

A fit and healthy lifestyle is the surest way to avoid harm, right? Not always. Find out what good habits may be bad for you.

80 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for $10 or Less

There's still plenty of time to wrap up holiday shopping. Stuff your collection of stockings with a couple of these fun and frugal small gifts.

10 Sneaky Vacation Costs That Add Up Quickly

You've booked your ticket. You've packed your bags. You're ready to go. But hang on … some hidden vacation costs are about to spoil your fun.

7 Unique Ways Millennials Are Dealing With Student Loan Debt

Millennials are a famously innovative group. And when it comes to paying back student loans, they're just as on the ball.

10 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Use Rice

Did you know that there are over 140,000 varieties of cultivated rice? Besides being a delicious and versatile cooking grain, it has some other very unusual uses.

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.

8 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Get a Promotion

A promotion isn't an invitation to launch a spending spree. Make these smart, responsible money moves instead.

5 Ways to Pay Off High Interest Credit Card Debt

Don't let high interest credit card debt totally derail your money. Pay it off, quickly, with a few smart moves.