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Make Flying Easy: The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Your itinerary is set and the lodging and flights booked; now the only question is what to pack. This widget will help you pack light and be prepared.

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.

11 Ways to Eat Oats When You Hate Oatmeal

Oats are jam-packed with nutritious goodies, but what to do if you hate oatmeal? Here are 11 (other) ways to enjoy this amazing grain.

5 Places to Get Cheaper Diapers

After having five children, I know a few things about finding diaper deals. Follow my suggestions, and you'll never have to pay full-price for diapers again.

21 Disposable Products You Can Reuse

Don't throw away those so-called "one-time-use" items. Here are some creative ways to reuse them — and save some money in the process.

The 6 Least Expensive Dog Breeds to Own

A dog can be a great addition to your household, but they aren't cheap to buy or care for. These six dogs won't bust your wallet (but will melt your heart).

6 Great Places to Get Free Tax Advice

Confused by taxes? Now you can get free professional help from a variety of surprising sources.

How to Clean Silver Naturally

If you have heirloom silverware or silver jewelry that needs a good polish, learn how to clean it without resorting to harsh chemicals.

Ultimate Gift Guide: Thoughtful Ideas for Every List and Every Budget

Whatever your budget and whatever the wish list, find the perfect gift here in our ultimate list of gift lists.

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.

Cheaper and Healthier Than Store-Bought: 10 Great Freeze-Ahead Burrito Recipes

The Internet is awash in make-ahead frozen burrito recipes. These 10 favorites satisfy your need for a quick, nutritious meal on the go, however you roll.

ENDED: One Year Amazon Prime Offer with Credit Cards

Want to get one year of Amazon Prime along with a credit card with some great benefits and rewards? American Express is bringing back its generous sign up offer.

5 Reasons to Fire Your Financial Adviser Soon

Many of Bernie Madoff's clients said "I thought he was my friend." Find out if your adviser is a friendly, but unscrupulous salesman and not the ethical adviser he should be.

8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Help You Declutter

So much clutter is stuff that seems important, but really isn't. Give your things this quiz, and if they don't pass, it's time to let them go.

Cheat Sheet: Retail Markup on Common Items

Stores make money by price markups. Learn the rationale behind retail pricing and what the product you're buying actually costs.

Create a Business Plan by Answering 4 Simple Questions

There are a lot of would be entrepreneurs out there with a great idea, but are afflicted with Business Plan Paralysis. Instead of shipping product, they're "working" o

25 Things to Do With Used Corks (Including Making Money With Them)

So you've popped open a bottle of wine...now, what do you do with the wine cork? You have a surprising number of options.

56 Life Hacks to Help You Win at Winter

Baby, it's cold outside. Make getting through winter a little tamer with this collection of warm-ups, icebreakers, and assorted wintry hacks.

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.

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.