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Sarah Winfrey

Sarah was born to frugal parents, so she's been learning how to save money since before she could walk. See more of her writing at SarahWinfrey.com.

Latest articles by Sarah Winfrey

5 Things Successful Savers Do

People who save a lot of money share a lot of the same habits. Start saving more by doing as they do.

6 Simple Ways to Market Your Side Business

Nobody will buy what you're selling if they don't know you're selling it. Jumpstart your side hustle with some easy and inexpensive marketing.

6 Cleaning Rules You Should Be Breaking

The thing about the old tried and true is that sometimes it isn't true. Have you been cleaning the house wrong?

9 Clothes Shopping Hacks That Save Time and Money

Skip the frustration on your next shopping spree with a few simple tricks to help you find a style that's right for you — and the clothes that fit.

6 Foods Science Says Are Actually Making You Dumber

You are what you eat — and that goes for your brain too. Are you making yourself dumber just by stuffing food in your face?

The 4 Most Overpriced U.S. Housing Markets

If you're looking to buy in one of these four overheated markets, you may want to act fast — or reconsider buying at all.

4 Times Raiding Your Retirement Accounts Early Is Okay

Most experts agree you should "never" borrow from your retirement accounts, with a few exceptions, such as these.

11 Health Foods Not Worth the Money

Many of the foods sold as "healthy" aren't, actually, despite the higher price. Are you eating any of these 11 overpriced health foods?

8 Personal Finance Moves You Can Make While Jogging

Personal finance while jogging? With apps that make managing money easier than ever, fitness time can also be personal finance time.

10 Rude Things Even Polite People Do

We try our best to be polite and sensitive to others, but sometimes even Emily Post slips up. Are you guilty of any of these small impositions?

People Who Love Christmas Do These 9 Things — Do You?

Our traditions make the holidays meaningful, from gifts to glitter. What traditions mark your holiday season?

21 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Book Lovers

Buying books for booklovers is hard (they'd rather choose). Instead of another gift card, give them something fun that makes reading even better.

8 Dumb Little Things Holding You Back From a Healthy Relationship

Relationships are hard. Are you making yours harder with any of these little relationship spoilers?

People Who Love Thanksgiving Do These 8 Things, Do You?

It's easy to let the hustle of the holidays become resentment. Be reminded of the meaning of the day with some small, thoughtful traditions.

11 Things Scientists Say Will Boost Your Happiness Today

From naps to sad movies, these common everyday activities really do make us happier — in ways science can measure. Try some and feel better!

12 Ways to Feel More Attractive Without Actually Changing How You Look

None of us are photoshopped cover models in real life, but there are some honest shortcuts to attractiveness. Start by embracing the real you.

9 Ways to Build Intuition and Make Smarter Decisions

It's easy to discount intuition — how can a gut feeling be right? But your gut knows a lot more than you think. Learn to listen to and trust it.

5 Things Play Teaches You About Personal Finance

Personal finance is serious business, just like the rest of adulthood. And like the rest of adulthood, we can learn about it through play.

7 Times You're Wasting Mental Energy Without Realizing It

Feeling exhausted? Nearing burnout? It may be because of these unexpected drags on your mental energy. Get rid of them and get more energy.

11 Sources of Instant Gratification You Can Feel Good About

Scratch your "I want it now!" itch without messing up your long term plans? Yes, you really can have your cake and eat it, too.