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Never Miss Free Ice Cream Again: Complete Calendar of Annual Free Stuff Days

Companies big and small celebrate holidays famous and obscure with... freebies. Find out when and where to get yours!

15 Easy and Delicious Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

A cast iron skillet is good for more than making delicious home fries. Put your skillet to work for lunch, dinner, and dessert, too!

4 Exciting, Affordable American Cities to Retire In

Retirement should be both frugal and fun. These engaging and economical American cities have a lot to offer retirees.

The 6 Best Hotel Rewards Programs

Seemingly every hotel chain offers a loyalty or rewards program. Find out the six we think are worth signing up for.

6 Ways to Stay Motivated on the Job

It's easy to let the daily grind sap your motivation. Buck up, superstar, and dig deep. You already have everything you need to stay positive.

Stop! Is That Loan Too Big For Your Wallet?

You need to borrow money for a big purchase — how much can you really afford to borrow? Use these financial rules of thumb to find out.

47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend

When lazy-day boredom sets in, it's time to get creative. Here are 47 ideas to get you started on a fun and frugal weekend.

How to Answer 23 of the Most Common Interview Questions

Here I present 23 interview questions you're likely to be asked, and how I have learned to answer them.

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.

Best Money Tips: Cheap, Fun Things to Do With Friends

Today we found some great articles on fun and cheap things to do with your friends, how to make the most of perfume and other scents, and good-looking lunches to bring to work.

3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer (Plus Bonus Tips)

It’s that dreaded time of year. Each trip to town requires a 10-minute pre-start on my car, and the hated task of scraping my windshield. There are several options to help you wi

8 Easy Fixes to Boost Your Car's Re-Sale Value

Get the most from the sale of your old heap by transforming it into a slick ride with a few easy, and cheap, fixes and repairs.

Denied a Mortgage? Here's How to Fix It Fast

Depending on why a mortgage is denied, disappointed homebuyers often still have a shot at homeownership. Find out how to go from no to yes.

10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains

When you're faced with a clogged drain and the plunger won't work, these 10 techniques could save you the cost of a plumber.

9 Things People Who Retire Early Do

Retiring early seems like such a dream, but for those who plan ahead, it's a reality. Find out what they're doing with their time now.

5 Crucial Things You Should Know About Bonds

Boring and staid, bonds remain a fundamental piece of a well-made portfolio. Find out what you should add bonds to yours.

The 5 Best Secured Credit Cards

If you have little to no credit history, getting a secured card could help you a lot — or be a terrible decision. Find out if one of these cards is right for you.

10 One Pot Meals That Will Transform Dinner

Busy weeknights get a lot more relaxing when dinner comes together in just one pot. What are you waiting for — dig in!

8 Ways to Spend Your Last-Minute Health Care FSA Funds

The deadline to spend in your Flexible Spending Account health care funds is approaching. Some of these qualifying purchases may surprise you.

3 Ways Science Says Cat GIFs Are Good for You

Don't feel too bad the next time you lose an afternoon to Grumpy Cat GIFs or dashcam videos — science says it's good for you. Find out why!