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Stop dissing Spam!

Is it me, or are most people a bunch of Spam snobs? I admit it’s not filet mignon or a piece of finely seared Ahi Tuna, but come on people! It’s not that bad. In fact, I love it, a

A One Touch Approach To Managing Household Finances

Over the years I've implemented elaborate tickler systems, email reminders and various other ways to remind myself not to forget to pay a few paper bills. At some point they all f

Can You Have It All? 4 Tips for Doing More With Your Time

Many of us think we don't have enough time in the day to do what we really want — but the truth is that, well, that's not quite true. Discover how to do more.

How to Bounce Back From Your Holiday Splurge

You might be dreading your next credit card bill, but don't worry — you can bounce back from a holiday spending splurge.

Quality of Life

Despite cultural differences, language barriers, and economical disparities around the world, I discovered that we all seem to be fighting the same demons and striving for the same

Best Money Tips: Free Ways to Spend Time With Your Family

Today we found some fantastic articles on free ways to spend time with your family, making money in your spare time, and interview tips for recent grads.

The 6 Best Makeup Kits You Can DIY for $50 or Less

Be fabulously frugal at any age with these expert-recommended makeup kits. Each one is less than $50!

The State of American Money, April 1, 2013

On the first day of April, 2013, we have some VERY IMPORTANT FINANCIAL INFORMATION to share.

Effective Networking in a One-Horse Town

Whether you freelance, run a small business, or just need some good, solid contacts for future career opportunities, networking can be the difference between being successful an

Best Money Tips: Save Money Spring Cleaning

Today we found some awesome articles on saving money spring cleaning, making your wedding venue more affordable, and tax mistakes to avoid.

Best Money Tips: How to Build an Emergency Fund From Nothing

Today we found ways to build your emergency fund from nothing, ways to fight clutter and get organized, and a guide to buying refurbished products.

Cheap Hotel Room Promo: Get a Room at Super 8 for $8.88! (offer expired)

What’s better than a cheap hotel room? A dirt cheap motel room. The mother of all inexpensive motels is offering a limited-time rate for those who are dedicated to the magic of “

Think you can afford more house in the exurbs? Think again.

Many people who live in the far-out suburbs move there because they can buy more house for the money than they can in town. As an example from where I live, a house in Champaign-U

Best Money Tips: Dinner Recipes for $2 or Less

Today we found some fantastic articles on dinner recipes for $2 or less, where spending money could save you money, and resume red flags to avoid.

Trim Costs with Cheaper Kid's Haircuts

A recent tabloid article compares the homemade hairstyle of Brangelina's toddler with the designer salon-style of Tom and Katie Cruise's kid. Is there a happy and frugal medium fo

8 Good Reasons to Learn Canning Now

If your garden overflows with fruit or you're looking to shave a few dollars off your grocery bill, consider canning. It's easier than you might think!

Celebrate Love, Not Money, With These Recycled Valentine's Day Gifts

Leave the Valentine's Day clichés at the store. These fun (and thrifty!) secondhand gifts are sure to please a frugal-hearted partner.

Seller concessions and buyer bargains - What to ask for in the current real estate market.

It is currently a buyer's market for real estate in most of the United States and there are many ways a buyer could negotiate for a deal beyond getting a great price. Here are som

7 Money Fixes You Can Make When You're Stuck Inside Because of the Weather

Stuck inside on a snowy day is the perfect time to declutter and revamp your financial strategy.

Best Money Tips: Opportunities That Will Take You Abroad

Today we found some awesome articles on opportunities that will take you abroad, protecting your windfalls, and easing the transition when a significant other moves in.