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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.

How to Fold Your Shirt in 2 Seconds (Best Shirt-Folding Video Ever)

Tackle that pile of clean laundry with a foolproof method of rapid-folding t-shirts. You'll be done in no time.

Top 20 savvy living stories you missed this year

We're rounding up some of the most inspirational and heartfelt blog posts of the year. What were your favorites?

Ben Franklin's guide to wealth and savvy living

Ben Franklin's pearls of financial wisdom are full of timeless advice on being fantastically frugal.

Successful New Year's Resolutions

Now that the Christmas festivities are over, the next order of business is the new year. That means resolutions. We'll show you how to stick to 'em.

Funny way to make $10 in 30 seconds: lessons from a con artist

Note: Video is no longer available. Ryan shares a great trick on how to make $10 in less than 30 seconds. [more]

Get free 411 directory assistance that really works (a review)

Stop getting price-gouged for dialing 411! You could be getting the same information for free — here's how.

Take amazing party pictures

Ready to document your holiday soirées this year like a pro? Check out these fool-proof photography tips!

Discount your cellphone bill using work email

Are you missing out on these unbeatable savings for your mobile phone bill? See if you qualify for a student or corporate discount!

The Sale Aftermath: Beware of PayPal Chargebacks

PayPal is super convenient — chargebacks are not. Here's how Internet entrepreneurs can avoid getting tangled in a sticky situation.

Continue Your Education...Online

Thanks to the Internet, we can learn something new every day. Why not hone some new skills with a few simple clicks?

UCLA security breach affects 800,000 people (not just students)

UCLA's massive security breach has affected thousands of students, teachers, and their families — here's what to do if you're one of them.

Best of the Week

Our round-up of the week's best can't-miss articles.

Micro-Donations for Darfur

The philanthropists behind the Darfur Foundation have created the Darfur Wall — an interactive website for the greater good.

Mountain Dew Christmas Tree

These guys started with four hundred empty cans of Mountain Dew, a pipe, and a dream...to make a Christmas tree out of soda cans.

Must Watch Video for New Real Estate Investors

Casey Serin thought he had the real estate market under his thumb — he couldn't have been more wrong.

The Most Powerful Weapon Against Debt: Your Mind

What's the biggest obstacle to overcoming money woes? Your mind! Positive thinking gives you the head start you need to overcome debt.

Zooomr (Flickr on Steroids) Still Offers Free Pro Accounts

Zooomr offers photo enthusiasts a new solution to online galleries.

Turn Any LCD Monitor into a TV Projector

Got a spare LCD monitor kicking around? Don't can it — turn it into a homemade XGA projector!

Latest Articles in Life Hacks

How Single Parents Can Juggle Retirement Savings, Too

Being a single parent is hard work. Being a single parent and adequately funding your retirement is extra hard. But you can do it.

Don't Waste Money on This Pricey Baby Gear

You want your new baby to have the best of everything. But you can skip this overpriced gear for your nursery.

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.