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10 Reasons You Should Really Fear an IRS Audit

When the IRS decides to smack you with an audit, what's the worst that can happen? You're wise not to try to cheat the taxman.

8 Signs You've Crossed From "Healthy" Debt to "Problem" Debt

There's a razor-thin line between "healthy" debt and a big financial problem debt. Have you crossed it?

5 Things Never to Bring Up in a Job Interview

Ready to ace that job interview? Of course you are, but just be sure you don't bring up one of these no-no topics.

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.

Never Pay for a RedBox DVD Rental Again

If you ever pay even one cent for a DVD rental again, you're paying too much. Visit these sites and print out the latest list of codes before your trip to the local RedBox.

30 Minutes to a LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Hired

Give your LinkedIn profile the professional pizzazz it needs without hiring a professional — or becoming one yourself!

5 Ways to Stop Your Mindless Spending

One-click buying, impulse shopping trips… Learn how to keep more of your money by developing more money-mindfulness.

5 Lessons That Teach Your Kid to Be Their Own Boss

Even if your child isn't interested in self-employment later in life, these entrepreneurial skills will help no matter what life or career path they pursue.

25 Quick, Cheap Lunch Ideas

You lunch doesn’t have to be a budget-buster or bland. These 25 fast and inexpensive lunch ideas will keep your midday meals interesting and easy.

5 Best Prepaid Debit Cards

Prepaid debit cards offer the convenience of a regular credit card...with some unexpected benefits. Learn more about these financial tools.

25 Great, Cheap, and Easy Crock Pot Recipes

A crock pot can be your key to a fast and delicious dinner. These 25 recipes are simple, cost little, and, most importantly, taste great.

5 Important Questions to Ask Before Adding to Your Family

Babies need more than just love and affection. Before expanding your family, find out what your budget can bear.

The 5 Best Credit Cards With No Annual Fees

A card with more modest benefits and no annual fee can be better than one with extra features you don't use but have to pay an annual fee for. These are our favorites.

8 Ways Clutter Keeps You Poor

Clutter looks bad, stresses you out — and it costs you money. It's time to start moving your stuff from lots to profit.

How to Naturally Reset Your Sleep Cycle in One Night

Not eating for 16 hours can help you quickly reset your sleep-wake cycle. This trick can drastically improve your ability to cope with jet lag or adjust to working late shifts.

10 Negotiation Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Deal

From small buys to major life purchases, negotiation can make or break the deal. Win your next haggle-sesh by avoiding these common mistakes.

Best Frequent Flyer Programs with Free First Class Seat Upgrades

You can pay to sit in first class -- or get a free seat upgrade thanks to your airline's frequent flyer program. Learn how to fly in style on these major domestic airlines!

17 Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know

Car salesmen have a lot of tricks up their sleeves to help separate you from your money. Learn what to watch out for.

Prioritize These 5 Bills When You're Short on Cash

Late payments happen. But for these major bills, you need to get them paid on time — or face the consequences.

7 Habits of Highly Frugal People

We've all read about (or heard about) the habits of highly effective people — but what about the habits of the fantastically frugal?