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Self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and freedom

Self-sufficiency is producing the actual stuff you use--your own food, your own clothes, etc. It's not a common lifestyle. Most people chose instead to follow the path of self-re

How to Throw a Kid's Birthday Bash on the Cheap

Throwing a birthday bash for your kiddo shouldn't cost an arm and a leg.

Chase Credit Card Offers: Applications & Reviews

Here's a comprehensive guide to Chase credit cards and how to apply.

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

What to Do If You Don't Have Your ID at the Airport

If you've misplaced your passport and ID just before boarding a flight, don't panic! Hope is not lost.

The 5 Best Hair Growth Products for Men

The truth is that science still hasn't found a miracle hair growth serum, but these five hair regrowth products will help men with thinning hair.

10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier

Want to develop healthier habits? Become the Six Million Dollar You with the help of these 10 cheap (or free!) self-improvement apps.

4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents

When summer hits, the mosquitoes start swarming. Here are several easy, cheap, and chemical-free recipes for making homemade mosquito repellent.

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.

8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life

Need inspiration to save money, achieve a goal, or improve your life? Look no further than your refrigerator door.

You did WHAT with my SSN?

My bank thinks I should feel comfortable with one of their employees toting around a personal notebook containing my social security number. Should I?

6 Ways Life is Wonderful When You're Debt-Free

Living life free of debt can be really awesome. And we mean really.

6 Important Credit Card Lessons Your Parents Didn't Teach You

Chances are, your parents didn't pass down these sage pearls of credit card wisdom. It's never too late to learn new credit card tricks.

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.

13 Things People With Good Table Manners Never Do

Everybody knows about elbows and tables, but what do you do if you're the subject of the toast? Learn that and more before your next fancy dinner.

6 Dumb Places You’re Leaving Your Money

Cash is king… when it comes to keeping you broke. Once you have an emergency fund, start hiding your cash where it can grow, too.

11 Secrets You Need to Tell Your Financial Adviser

Skeletons in your financial closet? Like it or not, your financial adviser needs to know everything about your personal money matters.

Here's How Much More You're Paying for These 6 Convenience Buys

A quick coffee or swing by the vending machine sounds awfully convenient, but the damage to your wallet is anything but.

5 Ways Life Is Amazing With an 800 Credit Score

A credit score in the 700s is pretty good and the rewards are nice. But for those few who crack 800? The financial world is their oyster.

13 Natural and Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

Diabetics and non-diabetics alike can take positive steps to control blood sugar levels safely and naturally. Read on to find out what you can do.