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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

6 Negative Traits That Are Actually Good for You

We're often taught to avoid certain negative traits and habits. Before you remake yourself into a saint, consider the positives of these negatives.

6 Ways to Be a Better Friend Without Any Effort

We'd all like to be better friends — and we should be. Keep your friends close with some simple relationship builders.

7 Fresh Veggies You Can Grow From Kitchen Scraps

Don't discard those onion tops or avocado seeds! Plant them in your garden instead and grow your own.

12 Back-to-School Shopping Tips for the Busy Parent

Back-to-school is already over for many of us, but if you're still shopping, here's how to save money and stay sane.

People Who Love Their Bodies Do These 12 Things — Do You?

You don't have to look like a runway model to love the body you have. Start treating it with the care you both deserve.

Are You a Doormat? 17 Things Assertive People Never Say

There's nothing wrong with being easy-going, but if too many of these phrases are familiar, you may be selling yourself short. Start stepping up!

6 Self Help Mantras That Actually Hurt

The Internet is awash in self-help advice and "mantras." Unfortunately, a lot of it just doesn't work. Like these.

The 7 Stages of Procrastination (Read This Right Now!)

Get more done and like yourself more by understanding — and overcoming — the seven stages of procrastination.

7 Mantras to Sharpen Your Resolve to Downsize and Declutter

Boost your decluttering efforts by tidying your mind with a clear mantra and stay focused on keeping only the things that satisfy your goals, wants, and desires.

The One Word You Need to Get Rid of for a Better Life

Research proves it — removing this one word from your vocabulary can change your life.

Trading Options Is a Sound Investment (and It's Simpler Than You Think!)

If mutual funds and individual stocks are passe, take a look at options. They're a lot less complicated than you think.

9 Ways to Invest in Yourself

Take the time — and the money — to improve and maintain your own best asset: you! After all, you're the only you you have.

How to Navigate 4 Tricky Family Money Situations

Mixing money matters and family dynamics can make gatherings more awkward than usual. Learn to manage both for happier finances and family.

Exchange Traded Funds: The Low-Fee Investment Option You Don't Know About

Wait! Exchange Traded Funds are lot more exciting and interesting than you might think. Read on to find out why!

5 Ways You're Sabatoging Yourself — and How to Stop

Ever wonder why your projects never get done and your relationships are always in turmoil? Maybe it's you. The good news? You have the power to fix it.

7 Killer Ways to Really, Actually Lose Weight

There's a lot of weight loss advice out there that's either unsustainable or doesn't deliver results. Learn what really works — and how it could help you.

Science Shows You Need to Work Less — Here's Why

If you've been looking for ways to convince your boss to let you work fewer or more flexible hours — for the same pay — send him this link.

This Is the Secret to Buying Electronics for Cheap

New gadgets are great — except for the price. But if you don't mind doing some homework, you can get recent-vintage gear at a great discount.

The First Thing You Need to Work on If You Want a Better Relationship

Science shows that good partnerships are correlated with overall happiness, and working on this one thing can make your relationship even better.

How to Turn Your Black Thumb Green

Don't let past failures keep you out of the garden this year. Grow your own flowers, veggies, and herbs with these simple tricks!