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Why Scientists Say You Should Be Committing the 7 Deadly Sins

Sloth, Pride, Gluttony — go for it! It turns out that sinning — in moderation — is probably actually good for you.

Becoming a One-Car Family: 5 Points to Consider

Is that extra set of wheels really necessary? You can save a lot of money by downsizing your driveway — you just need to map it out.

10 Relationship Rules You Should Be Breaking

Rules are made for breaking — even in relationships. Ditch these old-fashioned mandates that may just be holding you back.

7 Foods Scientifically Proven to Make You Happier

Self-medicating with junk food doesn't work, but some foods really can boost your mood. Dig into these dishes and feel better in body and spirit.

7 Makeup Items You Should Ditch Today

Whether your makeup drawer is cluttered or super organized, take a moment this spring to clear it of these potentially harmful beauty products.

8 Closet Bedrooms That Are Surprisingly Spacious

Talk about space-saving! These super-cozy closet bedrooms make the most of every inch, turning extra storage into a good night's sleep.

Account in Collections? Here's How to Fix It

Collections — the term every credit-savvy person fears. If you get that dreaded letter, don't panic. Learn how to deal with a debt in collections.

3 Supposed Etiquette Faux Pas That Actually Make You Look Good

The rules of etiquette sometimes seem arcane and inflexible. Don't beat yourself up if you trip over one of these faux pas — own your flub and win.

How to Score More Loyalty Perks From Your Credit Card Company

Savvy consumers haggle their way to cheaper utility and Internet bills. Do the same with your credit cards and you'll pay less interest and fees.

Best Money Tips: Hurdles That Keep You From Being Wealthy

Today we found some great articles on the hurdles that keep you from being wealthy, ways to ensure your side hustle is productive, and foods you can freeze for at least six months.

6 Ways to Protect Yourself From a Lost Gift Card

A gift card is like cash — your bank won't replace what you lose. Save yourself some hassle (and your coffee order!) with some simple gift card security.

6 Mobile Payment Tools You Should Start Using Today

Everything else has gone digital, why not your credit cards? Check out these mobile payment tools you can start using today — and leave your wallet at home.

5 Worst Mistakes Good Spouses Make

Marriage isn't easy and even in the best relationships, slip-ups happen. Keep your union strong by recognizing some common missteps — and fixing them.

7 DIY Kitchen Skills That Will Save You Money

You can buy chicken already cut up, but you can do it yourself for way less money. Learn that and six other easy, money-saving kitchen skills.

Best Money Tips: Energy Secrets for 9-to-5ers

Today we found some great articles on energy secrets for 9-to-5ers, life skills you develop by traveling the world, and ways to stay relevant in your career.

10 Tricks You Should Learn From Great Hagglers

Haggling can save you some decent cash, but what if you hate to ask? Buck up and learn how to get the price that's right for you — and your budget.

5 Foods That Are Only Labeled Organic — But Really Aren't

Organic food comes at a premium, but you can't always trust the label. The organic stamp on these foods may be harmful to your wallet.

6 Reasons You Should Always Hire a Moving Company

You're moving into a new place, and you're trying to save some cash. Whatever you do, don't skimp on professional movers.

5 Newspaper or Magazine Subscriptions That Are Actually Worth the Cost

With so much news and info available for free online, why pay for it? Because you just can't get what some publications create anywhere else.

27 Things You Should Have in Your Utility Drawer

Fess up — we all have a junk drawer. Take yours from "junk" to "utility" with a little organization and these 27 must-have household items.

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Best Money Tips: Overlooked Ways to Avoid a Speeding Ticket

Today we found some great articles on overlooked ways to avoid a speeding ticket, creative beer pairings to try, and a guide to online coupon codes.

How to Deal When Your Spouse is Suffering From Burnout

Your spouse is stressed and overworked and it's hard on everyone. Don't feel hopeless — stay positive and take care of yourself, too.

5 Important Questions to Ask Before Adding to Your Family

Babies need more than just love and affection. Before expanding your family, find out what your budget can bear.

8 Price Match Policies You Should Be Wary Of

Price matching is a great way to stick to your budget, but before you trust any retailer's price match claim, read the fine print.

The 5 Best Power Banks

Running out of juice before the day ends is the worst. Keep your gadgets fully charged with one of these Best 5 power banks.

11 Retailers Where You Can Negotiate a Lower Price

Negotiating the best price is not only for the car dealership and the yard sale. Try haggling at these retailers big and small and pay less for lots more.

10 Basic Manners You Must Teach Your Kids

No, etiquette is not dead! Help your little ones get ahead by teaching them these basic manners.

Best Money Tips: How to Think Like a Millionaire

Today we found some great articles on how to think like a millionaire, tips to grow the best organic garden, and money-saving ways to use cornstarch.

The 7 Best Affordable Cities to Start a Family

The big city life doesn't have to be a pipe dream. For new or young families, these hopping metros offer everything you want — at an affordable cost.

6 Old Things in Your House That Have Serious Re-Sale Value

You'd be surprised how well some of your old stuff holds its value. Before you junk your junk, consider turning it into cash — it's easy money!

Dishwasher Smells Bad? Here's How to Fix It

Yikes! Dishwasher smelling a little foul these days? It's a simple fix —anyone can do it!

4 Ways to Stop Your Spouse From Overspending

When you're a big saver, and your spouse is a big spender, it can tough to watch your partner overspend. Learn how to talk it out.

Best Money Tips: Surprising Things That Are Stressing You Out

Today we found some great articles on surprising things that are stressing you out, handy spring cleaning tips, and frugal ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Best Money Tips: Habits That Lead to Wealth

Today we found some great articles on the habits that lead to wealth, the best real-life cheats, and DIY health and beauty products you can make with essential oils.

9 Closet Offices That Will Change How You Work

No space? No problem. Create a home office that works for you with these nine clever "cloffices" as your inspiration.

15 Modern Life Skills Everyone Should Master

If you're lagging in the latest tech skills, it's time to get caught up. The good news is they're simpler to master than you think!

9 Child Care Purchases You Should Never Skimp On

The littler the kid, the bigger the expenses. Even when money is tight, it pays to shell out for these necessary kidcare products and services.

Best Money Tips: Cheap Ways to Boost Your Brain

Today we found some great articles on cheap ways to power up your brain, genius ways to use leftover produce, and eco-friendly ways to change up your laundry routine.

4 Mobile Phone Upgrades That Aren't Worth the Money

Many phone upgrade offers seem worthwhile at the store, but are usually a waste of money. We promise — you won't need them, so don't buy them!

9 Quick Workouts You Can Do During Commercial Breaks

Turn TV time into a real workout by adding these quick, but intense fitness routines to your viewing habit.