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How to Keep Bread Fresh

Here are some tips on how to keep bread fresh for longer.

21 Disposable Products You Can Reuse

Don't throw away those so-called "one-time-use" items. Here are some creative ways to reuse them — and save some money in the process.

Ask the Readers: What Tools Do You Use to Track Your Finances?

Tell us about the tools you use to track your finances and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

The 5 Best Panini Presses

Panini presses are good for more than just sandwiches — these great appliances can also help you grill up food quickly and easily.

netSpend: The Story of the Visa Debit Card We Did Not Apply For

This is my story of shock, anger, and finally disgust at the practices of netSpend.

How to Rebuild Your Credit in 8 Simple Steps

Bad credit will cost you more for insurance and loans, and may close some opportunities altogether. Learn how to rebuild a poor credit rating to an excellent one.

10 Types of Friends Who Are Costing You Money

Remember how your mom was always wanted you to hang out with the "right" people? Yeah, that's good financial advice, too.

6 Foods Science Says Are Actually Making You Dumber

You are what you eat — and that goes for your brain too. Are you making yourself dumber just by stuffing food in your face?

Build a Bed for Cheap (and Look Good Doing It)

Without a doubt, there are some components to today's beds that are just unnecessary, but I think that most can agree on the core parts of a functioning bed.

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.

10 Safest Cities in America from Natural Disasters

Devastating natural disasters seem to abound lately, but here is a list of 10 US cities where you can feel safe.

4 Pet Expenses That Aren't Worth It

Our pets bring us lots of love — and lots of expense, some of it wasteful. Get a handle on your budget by eliminating these unnecessary pet costs.

Living in an RV Full-Time: What You Need to Know

There's lots to be said about life on the open road. Before you sell the house and everything in it, consider these seven realities of living in an RV.

10 Surprising Ways to Negatively Affect Your Credit Score

Even when you aren't applying for a credit card or loan, your credit score can be affected by a variety of actions — even forgetting to return your library books.

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.

50 Great Things to Do With $50

One dollar may not buy you much anymore, but a crisp $50 bill still has value. From splurges to saving, try these savvy ideas for your half-hundred.

11 Ways to Eat Oats When You Hate Oatmeal

Oats are jam-packed with nutritious goodies, but what to do if you hate oatmeal? Here are 11 (other) ways to enjoy this amazing grain.

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.

Explaining Away the Green M&M

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the company behind M&M’s has decided to let the urban legend run wild. No longer will the impotent and un

How to Get Netflix and Hulu to Play on Your TV

Dropping your cable subscription and switching to content streamers like Hulu and Netflix is complicated. Or is it? Cutting the cord has never been easier.