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5 Steps to Getting a Free (or Close to Free) Vacation in 9 Months or Less with Credit Cards

Here is a step by step plan to earn enough credit card rewards for a free vacation in 9 months or less.

11 Ways the Government Pays You to Live Green

The government can help you save green — by going green! Make these eco-friendly lifestyle changes today and watch your savings grow.

7 Smart Ways to Save on a Wedding Dress

Planning your big day doesn't have to be stressful — and it doesn't have to bust your budget. It's time to get savvy about your wedding dress!

How to Keep Peer Pressure From Destroying Your Finances

Keeping up with the Joneses is keeping too many of us in debt.

The 16 Cardinal Rules of Loaning Money to Friends and Family

Actually, the simplest rule is "Don't." But if you must, here's what you do to make it as painless as possible.

8 Common Car Repair Mistakes That Can Cost You

Squeaky brakes need attention — stat! Delaying car maintenance or repairs is only going to cost you more later. Maybe a lot more.

5 Important Tax Changes for 2016

April will be here before you know it. Are you ready for these changes to the 2016 tax code?

8 Things You Should Always Buy Used

Sure, who doesn't love that new car smell? But for cars and these other seven things, you'll save mega bucks buying used.

Can Tiny House Living Actually Save You Money?

The latest trend in real estate is living large in a really small space. Seems like that should be a money-saver, right?

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.

47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

When lazy-day boredom sets in, it's time to get creative. Here are 47 ideas to get you started on a fun and frugal weekend.

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.

5 Sobering Facts About Credit Card Debt

These cold, hard facts about credit cards should be your wake up call. Be smart, tackle debt, and use your plastic responsibly.

5 Ways to Finally Make Your Finances Paperless

It's time to drop all that paper weight and go (almost) completely paperless. It's easier than you think!

Learn How to Invest With These 5 Stock Market Games

If you've ever felt daunted by the complexity — and risk — of investing real money, try it for pretend first. It's fun, too!

A Secured Credit Card Can Repair Your Credit Score — Here's How to Pick the Best

A secured credit card can help improve your creditworthiness, but some secured cards do more harm than good. Here's how to choose one that's right for you.

12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

Being a stay-at-home parent can put a strain on your budget, but these side jobs allow you to take care of the kids while generating additional income.

How Baking Soda Took My Bathroom from “Yuck” to Yes!

Thinking of jumping on the “all-natural” cleaning bandwagon? Leary of the results? Addicted to your own brand-name cleaning habit? Take a look at these startling before and afte

15 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel

What can you do with witch hazel, the mightily useful little medicinal marvel? Here's a rundown.

Easy Ways to Get Elite Status for Free Hotel Upgrades

Getting a free upgrade to the luxury suite of a fancy hotel may sound like a fantasy, but you just need to know which programs to join.