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Does Your Kid Need an IRA?

Ready to give your child a mega financial jumpstart? Consider opening them a Roth IRA.

Get More Money for Your Stuff With These Retail Secrets

If the big-box retailers can move boatloads of inventory with these pricing secrets, then you can, too.

15 Smart New Uses for Hair Clips

Hair clips may be great for keeping long hair in order, but they have many other uses, too. Get creative and get clippin'!

5 Unexpected Dog Costs You Should Prepare for Now

Dogs are cute, cuddly, and can be very costly. Here's how to prepare for their big bills.

8 Ways You're Being a Terrible Customer

The customer is always right, right? Wrong! Don't be a terrible customer.

Here's How Spending 3% On You Will Advance Your Career

Want to earn more money throughout your career? It could be as simple as investing in yourself.

5 Lessons That Teach Your Kid to Be Their Own Boss

Even if your child isn't interested in self-employment later in life, these entrepreneurial skills will help no matter what life or career path they pursue.

When Should You Start Saving for Your Child’s Education?

While college costs continue to soar, how can you best save up for your child’s education?

10 Smart DIY Spice Storage Ideas

Nothing clutters up a kitchen like a bunch of spice jars. Get yours all in a row — and easy to find — with some ingenious DIY.

Best Money Tips: 20+ Small Ways to Pay It Forward

Today we found helpful articles on small ways to pay it forward, things to throw away right now, and DIY reusable beeswax wraps that keep your food fresh and safe.

7 Retailers With the Absolute Best Customer Service

These retailers may have higher prices, but their above-and-beyond customer service just might make paying the premium worth it.

Best Money Tips: Amazing Ways Life Will Be Different in 2030

Today we found articles on amazing ways that life will be different in 2030, great family deals for April, and how to use LinkedIn to get your dream job.

10 Negotiation Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Deal

From small buys to major life purchases, negotiation can make or break the deal. Win your next haggle-sesh by avoiding these common mistakes.

4 Best Tools for Tracking Your Rewards Miles

If you are signed up with several loyalty programs, you need these tools to make sure you’re not losing out on your rewards miles.

10 Collectibles That Almost Always Become More Valuable

From video games to vinyl, you may want to scoop up these finds at a local garage sale or thrift shop — or dig around for them in your basement or attic.

8 Tech Gadgets With the Best Resale Value

We all have a junk drawer filled with outdated tech. But some gadgets actually hold their value well, and may be worth the effort to sell.

6 Old School Tools to Help You Stay on Budget

If the latest apps and digital spreadsheets aren't your cup of tea, kick it old school with these low tech ways to keep finances on track.

10 Smart Things to Do With Leftover Easter Goodies

The Easter Bunny brings a wealth of knick-knacks and treats. Stuck wondering what to do with those goodies post-Sunday? Repurpose them!

6 Money Lessons You Can Learn From Your Pets

Didn't think you could learn a thing or two about money from your family pet? Think again.

6 Fun Games That Teach Your Kids About Money

Teaching your children financial literacy is as easy as playing a game.

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When the daily Stay-at-Home routine starts to wear thin, take heart. You're living — and teaching — some valuable frugal living truths.

8 Things I Learned About Money After Getting Married

For better or worse, marriage means learning how to manage money with a partner.

Get Your Closet Ready for Summer With These 5 Hacks

Who needs winter duds taking up precious real estate? Clear out your wool and Gore-Tex, make way for cotton, and declutter your wardrobe all at once.

7 Smart Ways to Save on Maternity Clothes

No need to finance a whole new wardrobe with a baby on board! Save big on maternity clothes to stay frugal and fashionable.

6 Ways Social Media Can Save You Money

Sometimes to score big online #savings, all you need to do is work your social networks.

6 Ways to Calm Your Nerves and Ace Your Interview

Overcome with pre-interview jitters? Here's how to find your zen and land that job.

4 Bad Money Habits You're Teaching Your Kids

Kids are little sponges that soak up every subconscious lesson — including our awful money habits.

Best Money Tips: How to Avoid Long Lines at Busy Places

Today we found smart ways to avoid long lines at busy places, the staples of a good first impression, and dozens of practical ways to save money.

5 Affordable Alternatives to Pet Boarding

You'd like to take a little trip, but boarding the family pets is pricey. It doesn't have to be.

10 Frugal Hacks for Single Living

Lots of frugal living advice is for couples and families, but anyone can cut costs dramatically while living alone, too — no roommate required!

10 Ways to Keep Your Kid's Prom From Ruining Your Budget

It's prom season, moms and dads! Here's how to save major green on your kid's big night.

17 Part-Time Jobs to Do While Your Kids Are at School

While the kids are away, SAHMs and SAHDs can earn some extra pay!

Flashback Friday: The 107 Best Breakfast Hacks to Start Your Day Off Right

Having a solid breakfast each day shouldn't take too much time or effort. These breakfast hacks make it quick, easy, and delish!

7 Apps for the Tech-Challenged Traveler

Not so smartphone-savvy? No worries. These travel apps are easy to use and super helpful.

15 Things You Can Do With a Credit Card Besides Buy Stuff

The plastic in your wallet is so much more than just a one-trick spending pony. Find out how to really put your credit to work.

4 Sneaky Store Perks That Make You Overspend

Buyer beware! Those awesome shopping "perks" you love put you right where the store wants you — reaching into your pocket for more cash.

6 Free Debt Management Tools

You're always checking your smartphone anyways, so you may as well put it (and the Internet) to better use tracking your debt!

8 Ways to Save on Smartphone Costs While Traveling

A phone's a great — even necessary — travel companion, but the data costs can mount. Extend your trip by cutting the cost of smartphone roaming.

Best Money Tips: How to Avoid 4 Common Forms of Accidental Death

Today we found helpful articles on the common forms of accidental death, ways to stay motivated at the gym, and kitchen skills that help you save time.

The 8 Best Pets for Frugal Animal Lovers

Caring for a pet can end up costing a lot. Take in one of these no frills furry (or scaled or shelled) friends at a fraction of the cost of Fido.