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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.

How to Launder Money

Money laundering is not a simple concept. It's two simple concepts, because there are two different activities that are called money laundering. Here's how to do both of them.

10 Important Signs That Your Job Sucks

As someone who has had to make the decision to leave more than one lousy job, here's my 10 signs for knowing when to leave. I don't take the decision to quit lightly, and I don't t

The Best and Worst Nuts, by Nutrition and Price

Nuts are healthy, make easy snacks, and pack a lot of protein. But not all nuts are created equal. Discover the best nuts in terms of cost and health benefits.

6 Options if You're Underwater on Your Mortgage

Here are six options for people who are underwater on their mortgages.

How to Get Laid Off: A Step-By-Step Guide

It seems ironic in this economy, and with a high unemployment rate, that anyone would want advice about getting kicked from a job. But last week a question was posed to me, and it

The Dirty Secrets of Credit Cards

Here are some of the biggest dirty secrets of the credit card industry.

Make Pizza Night Fun Again With These 30 Pizza Sauce Alternatives

Don't settle for the same old pizza with red sauce and traditional toppings. Sauce and top your pizza crust with these terrific alternatives.

10 Things to Look for Every Time You Visit a Thrift Store

Like finding awesome stuff at great prices? Make the most of your thrift-store trips by always keeping an eye out for these items.

25 Tasty Ways to Use Chicken Stock

From soups to sauces, using frugal chicken stock is a great way to pump up the flavor in a variety of dishes. Check out these delicious and surprising recipes.

35 Grocery Items You Should Make at Home (and 5 to Buy)

Homemade protein powder? Yep, you can make that and 34 other grocery staples cheaply and easily at home. (And discover the five you should DEFINITELY skip.)

Pesky Pests: Easy Homemade Mosquito and Insect Traps and Repellent

Keep those insects, ants, wasps, rodents, and other creepy crawlies at bay with these easy homemade recipes.

10 Things You Think Affect Your Credit Score — But Don't

Myths abound about what does and does not impact a credit score. Read this list of "Does Nots" and know why your score is gonna be fine.

Make Your Own Moon Sand, Dirt Cheap

While moon sand is certainly not a bank-breaker, it is costly for what is basically wet sand. So, I did a little digging and discovered a way to make your very own moon sand.

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.

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Way to Beat the Heat?

Tell us about your favorite way to beat the heat and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

20 Great Body Weight Exercises (and Why You Should Do Them)

Body weight exercises seem simple, but they can be very challenging. Best of all? You don't need expensive fitness equipment to do them.

20 Ways to Live Large in a Small Space

Clutter piles up fast and eats up your square footage — especially if you live in a small space. Make the most of the space you have with these simple space makers.

10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)

You can get a lot of stuff you need at the dollar store at unbeatable prices — just as long as you know what products are real bargains, and which ones really aren't.

How to Get Paid to Take Online Surveys

Get tips for finding legitimate online paid surveys plus a ranking of the best survey sites that really pay.