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A BBC Production America Hasn't Ripped Off Yet

The BBC has brought us so many cult-classic TV shows. Now they're bringing us free language learning tools!

Pet Peeves Part 1: Couture Critters Are Expensive!

It costs a pretty penny to lavish your fur baby in the life of luxury.

The scams and cons that could clean you out.

Scam artists can sneak up on your when you least expect it. Arm yourself (and your money) from these potential pickpockets.

Do You Need a Disaster Survival Kit?

I've always thought of disaster preparedness as something for the highly paranoid or mildly insane. Current events have led me to believe in being better safe than sorry.

How To Get Mugged

Muggings happen. Don't let fear overcome you, and instead make these moves immediately.

Turn brass pennies into gold.

This alchemist turns pennies into gold.

Mind Over Math - Believing It Makes It So

Boost your child's brain power with a little encouragement. Science proves kids' intelligence grows when they realize it can.

Is there a secret code to control traffic lights?

So, what's the deal — is there actually a code to change the crosswalk light?

Stocking the Perfect Love Nest

Plan a romantic date night in with a little attention to detail.

Looking for Love (Online)

Looking for love online this Valentine's Day? Here's a few places to get started (and where to avoid).

Top 5 Ways to Hustle Free Drinks

If I can get drinks for free, I'm a happy tightwad. Here, I show you a few great ways to hustle free drinks in your local bar or pub.

Couplehood: Avoiding the Valentine Clichés

Valentine's Day cliches are so been-there-done-that. How are you spicing up your gift to your sweetheart?

How to complain and get a good result.

When you're on the receiving end of a poor product or service, you're entitled to complain. Here's how to do it.

NAACP's Corporate Report Cards Fails Target, Kohl's Dillard's, Sears and Excel

Target, Kohl's, Sears, and more failed the NAACP's ERI survey for consumers of color.

The Protein Water Scam: Kellog's Special K2O Can Do Anything!

Have you tried Kellogg's K2O Protein Water? Is it truly weight loss magic, or just myth?

Bruce Campbell: "A" Level Advice From a B Movie Actor

Bruce Campbell is embracing "B" movie actor status as he joins the ranks of timelessly funny Old Spice Commercials.

Get a Free Copy of "Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies"

We're looking at the pros and cons of Aetna's Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies. Have you picked up your copy yet?

Customer Service Nightmares - What's a Good Consumerist to Do?

Customer-oriented blogsite Consumerist lets jilted shoppers rant about the companies that have done them wrong.

Best free software packaged in one CD

Software for Starving Students (SSS) brings frugal accessibility to some of the today's most useful commercial student software.

Top 10 scams of 2006

The internet can be a deep and dark place for criminals to hide. Don't get victimized by one of these common money scams.

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12 Garage Sale Items That Sell Like Hotcakes

You've finally decluttered your house. Feature these items prominently in your ads and your sale to draw the crowds — and the cash.

7 Ways Your Devices Are Spying on You

Big Brother might be watching you, right now, through one — or more! — of your devices.

2017 Tax Day Freebies and Discounts

Who knew Tax Day would be filled with freebies and discounts? You do now! Make April 18 a little more fun by hitting up some of these Tax Day offers.

6 Things You Should Know About Joint Checking Accounts

Joint checking accounts offer plenty of convenience — but if you aren't careful, a few headaches, too.

Stop Making These 8 Risky Password Mistakes

Wanna protect your identity online? Make better passwords.

Flashback Friday: 34 Smart Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence

Want to make a good impression on the internet? Start by improving your presence on social media.

Best Money Tips: 12 Habits That Turn Dreams Into Reality

Today we found articles on habits that turn dreams into reality, ways to save money on auto maintenance, and 90 strategies to overcome shyness.

How to Throw a Kid's Birthday Bash on the Cheap

Throwing a birthday bash for your kiddo shouldn't cost an arm and a leg.

34 Smart Ways to Cut Your Electric Bill

You won't get rich quick by cutting your electric bill, but you can have a small victory every month by saving some of your hard-earned cash.

7 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Image on Social Media

If you're worried about your reputation on social media ruining your future, here's how to clean it up in a flash.

8 Ways Your Fridge Door Can Improve Your Life

Need inspiration to save money, achieve a goal, or improve your life? Look no further than your refrigerator door.

8 Surprising Ways a Personal Website Can Improve Your Life

Even if you don't have a side hustle to promote, creating a personal website can make your life better. So why not make one?

5 Easy Ways to Make Room for Baby

When you live in a small home or apartment, it can be tough to make room for another human. Here's how to maximize your space for your new addition.

How to Avoid a "Sweetheart Scam"

Sweetheart scammers have been around forever, but social media and the internet have broadened their reach. Learn how to protect your heart, and your wallet.

5 Times It's OK to Be "Selfish" With Your Money

Being selfish isn't always a bad thing. Especially when it comes to certain situations involving your money.

Flashback Friday: 46 Easy Ways to Be More Productive

Workdays get hectic and sometimes it's difficult to focus. But you can turn all of that around with some easy productivity tricks.

9 Career Tips Your Younger Self Would Give You

There's a lot you wish you could say to your younger self. But your younger self has some sound job advice for current-you, too.

6 Mistakes Parents of Teen Drivers Make

Is your teen about to hit the open road? Beware these common parenting mistakes.

3 TV Must-Haves Once You Cut the Cable Cord

Cutting the cable cord is a great way to save money. These services and gizmos will make the snip a snap.

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change After You Have a Kid

Welcome to parenthood! Of all the changes headed your way, don't forget about tax changes, too.