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10 No-Stress Ways to Do More in Less Time

Getting more done doesn't necessarily mean working more. Follow these tips to get more done in less time — and feel great.

5 Beginning Investor Mistakes I've Made (And You Don't Have To)

Get a jumpstart on your investing career by avoiding these common beginner's mistakes.

Never Leave Home Without These 10 Essential Travel Apps

Need a translator, local tour guide, cheap calls or ways to escape the airport faster? There's an app for that.

The 10 Kinds of People Who Get Rich (and How They Do It)

What kind of people get rich? See if you have some of these 10 traits and habits common to the wealthy — and learn how you can start amassing riches.

6 Basics You Must Know Before You Start Investing

Investing seems daunting to beginners, but it doesn't have to be as complicated as it seems. Master these beginners' tricks and you'll be on your way!

How to Accept Criticism and Become an Awesome Person

Sometimes criticism, even if constructive, is tough to take. Here's how to grow a thicker skin so you can learn and grow from those critical comments.

This Interview Technique Will Get You Hired

Don't let your next job interview become another tale about the one that got away. Use this key technique to present the most employable you.

Why We're So Materialistic (Even Though We Know It's Dumb)

Getting control of our spending and our finances would be a lot easier if we weren't so materialistic. So why are we?

The 10 Commandments of Credit Card Use

Follow these 10 rules of responsible credit card use and reap the rewards of low interest, smaller monthly bills, and more money in your savings.

10 Fat-Filled Foods You Should Stop Avoiding

Fat should be avoided at all costs, right? Wrong. These are the fats you should be getting more of for a healthier you.

4 Financial Lessons From "Fifty Shades of Grey"

C'mon, don't lie. You know you only read the Fifty Shades series for the scandalous... personal finance lessons.

Build a Better Budget in 5 Minutes Flat

Creating a basic budget truly is simple and easy, and so is maintaining it afterward. What are you waiting for? Take five minutes and start budgeting!

The Secret to Succeeding at Absolutely Everything

What do most winners have in common (beside some natural ability and maybe some luck)? It's a gritty little secret that's easier than it looks.

15 Delicious Gifts You Can Bake

Holiday baking is a sweet tradition, and you'll find plenty of traditional holiday baking ideas here, plus a few new ones for some sweet holiday surprises.

Saving Money Is Easy If You Set the Right Goals

There's a reason coaches and CEOs look for "goal-oriented" athletes and employees. Goals help us achieve more, whether touchdowns, profits, or savings.

5 Stupid Things My Parents Taught Me About Money

Your parents probably gave you a lot of advice about money. But that advice might have been very, very bad.

20 Cute, Creepy, Campy, and Scare-You-Stiff Halloween Movies for the Whole Family

Whether setting the mood for trick-or-treaters or in the mood for a scare, you'll find something delightfully frightful in this collection of family friendly Halloween movies.

8 All-Natural Ways to Relieve Sore Muscles

A tough workout is good for mind and body, but it doesn't always feel that way. Relieve those day-after aches and pains with these natural, effective remedies.

Live Long and Prosper With These 15 Small Healthy Habits

When it comes to living longer, healthier lives, it's the little things that count. Add a few (or all!) of these habits to your routine and feel better, longer.

8 Quotes to Inspire Your Dream Career

If your current pays-the-bills job isn't your dream career, this collection of wisdom just might give you the push you need to find more joyful work.