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French Press Coffee: Step-by-Step Guide to Handcrafted Coffee

If you want to add a little jolt to your caffeine-enjoyment, check out the French press. It's fairly cheap, produces rich and delicious coffee, and it's not that complicated.

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.

Clear Out That Clutter: 15 Places to Sell Your Stuff

Get rid of your old stuff, and make money too! No matter what you want to sell, find out where you can get rid of it — and get cash.

10 Awesome Sites to Shop for Affordable, Cool Jewelry

Whether you're dressing up or down, these sites have jewelry that doesn't cost a lot, but looks like a million bucks.

6 Options if You're Underwater on Your Mortgage

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

30 Great Side Jobs

From bartender to tutor, these 30 side jobs pay well, often have flexible hours, and may even help you build skills you can use in your "regular" career.

The Pros and Cons of Paying Cash for a House

Just like any financial decision, there are pros and cons to paying cash for a house.

10 Financial Mistakes to Stop Making in 2014

If you didn't reach all of your financial goals for 2013, put the past behind you and make 2014 the year you stop making the same old financial mistakes.

8 Good Reasons to Become a Contractor

There was a time, not that long ago, in which Americans would graduate from college, get a job, and stick with that job until retirement. For those of us who can risk a little more

15 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Old T-shirts

Give your old T-shirts a new life with these DIY ideas ranging from highly personalized quilts to durable pet toys to household rags and much more.

20 Tasty Two-Ingredient Cocktails

For inexpensive, delicious, and easy-to-serve drinks, it's hard to beat these two-ingredient cocktails.

Naturally Get Rid of Ants in Your Kitchen

Spring and summer are prime times for ants to troop into your kitchen looking for sweet morsels. Learn how to get rid of them cheaply and naturally.

Almost 2000 uses for a can of WD-40

My dad always sang the praises of WD-40. "It's not just for a squeaky hinge or a rusty bolt" he'd say. Alas, my memory is not all that sharp and I couldn't quite remember how

15 Delicious Ways to Use Canned Corn

What can you do with a can of corn? Fry it, cream it, bake it, toss it, roast it…

30 Awesome Decorating Hacks Anyone Can Do

You don't have to be a crafting superhero to dress up a room — you only need the desire to DIY and this collection of great-looking hacks.

Top 5 Ways to Hustle Free Drinks

If I can get drinks for free I'm a happy tightwad. Here, I show you five great ways to hustle free drinks in your local bar or pub.

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.)

10 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Retirement

Retirement safety nets like pensions are fast becoming a thing of the past. Plan your own strategy with these easy tips to supercharge your retirement.

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.

How to Grocery Shop for Five on $100 a Week

Learn how to get a week's worth of groceries, toiletries, and household supplies for $100.