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How to Avoid (and Treat) Cold Sores

Cold sores are painful, ugly, and take a long time to heal. Here's how to avoid (and treat) these nasty little lesions.

15 Things You Should Buy at Costco

You know there are great deals to be had at Costco, but you really should be buying these 15 things at Costco and not anywhere else.

Top Seven Reasons Why I Use My Credit Card for Everything

I charge absolutely everything to my credit card. Everything. Here are the reasons why I am a credit card junkie.

7 Things Non-Members Can Get at Costco (Including Cheap Eye Exams!)

Some stuff at Costco — like health care services — is available to members and nonmembers alike. Read on to learn how to get the deals without the card.

How to Use Up Remaining Balances on Prepaid Gift Cards

Looking in my wallet, there are no less than 5 prepaid debit or gift cards hiding at any one time.

8 Price Match Policies You Should Be Wary Of

Price matching is a great way to stick to your budget, but before you trust any retailer's price match claim, read the fine print.

15 Ways to Reuse Detergent Bottles

Instead of trashing them when the detergent runs dry, discover the multitude of uses for these very versatile bottles.

12 Ways to Improve Your Performance at Work

Apart from the satisfaction of a job well done, becoming better at your job can lead to a raise or a promotion (or both!). Here's how to make it happen.

Figuring the Size of Your Emergency Fund

The usual rule of thumb is 3 to 6 months' income. Of course that's silly--the size of your emergency fund needs to be based on your spending, not your income. But even 3

10 Sandwiches Hearty Enough For Dinner

The humble sandwich just became your go-to for a quick, easy dinner. Try one of these delicious variations!

You’re Fired! 20 Signs That a Pink Slip is Coming

If you can answer yes to THREE or more of these questions, you may want to think about sprucing up your resume and dry-cleaning your best interview attire.

22 Ways to Reuse Paper

Before you toss that bundle of junk mail or printed-on computer paper in the recycling bin, hold on! Try one of these 22 creative ways to reuse it.

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 Hair Conditioners You Can Make at Home

No matter what kind of hair you have, you can keep it beautiful naturally with one of these five simple, natural homemade hair conditioners.

10 Basic Manners You Must Teach Your Kids

No, etiquette is not dead! Help your little ones get ahead by teaching them these basic manners.

25 Frugal Items for Your Organic Vegan Grocery List

It's easy to spend a lot when going vegan or vegetarian. But by shopping smarter and choosing the right pantry items, a healthy diet doesn't have to be harmful to your wallet.

How to Eat Well on Just $20 a Week (With Meal Plans!)

If you shop smart and keep your recipes simple and healthful, you really can eat for a whole week on just $20. Here's how.

7 Spring Break Destinations That Won't Break the Bank

Warm up after this year's grueling winter with a weekend — or a week — in one of these fun and frugal places.

The 5 Best Credit Cards for Dining Out

Planning to treat yourself to a night out? Stay frugal and splurge smartly by using one of these restaurant rewards cards.

5 Best Credit Cards for People With Excellent Credit

Have great credit? Then you have an opportunity to get high-reward credit cards that offer 2% or more cash back, double points, and more.