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Ask the Readers: How Do You Fight the Afternoon Slump?

Tell us how you fight the afternoon slump and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

What Should You Do When a Natural Disaster Spoils Your Travel Plans?

If a natural disaster is threatening your travel plans, it's crucial to know your options. Learn how your trip might be handled — and if you're entitled to a refund.

How to Use the Holidays to Teach Kids About Money

The holidays are full of family, fun, and even personal finance. 'Tis the season to teach your kids how to master their money!

Best Money Tips: Habits of Stress-Free People

Today we found articles on the habits of stress-free people, reasons why you’re always late and how to solve them, and simple ways to motivate yourself.

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Money (Without Making Everyone Mad)

Most of us would rather get a tooth pulled than talk about money with friends and family. Here's how to make the money talk painless.

What Does Your Junk Mail Say About You?

The kind of junk mail you receive can tell you a lot about the kind of person banks, retailers, and others think you are.

The 5 Best Home Security Systems

Keeping your home safe and secure isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these home security systems and you'll rest easy knowing your castle is protected

Best Money Tips: How to Make Small Talk When You're an Introvert

Today we found articles on small talk tips for introverts, what you need to consider when choosing workplace benefits, and how to make a carved pumpkin last longer.

Flashback Friday: 45 Brilliant Career Tips for Introverts

Society is made to reward extroverts, but there are ways for introverts to become amazingly successful, too.

How Cutting Your Losses Can Save You More Than Money

Learn to let go and you'll gain way more than better financial habits. Sunk costs are sunk for a reason!

The 5 Best 3D Scanners

Getting the right image to print into a 3D shape isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these 3D scanners and you'll get reliable 3D models.

7 Fun Podcasts for Kids (That Parents Love, Too)

These podcasts promote listening skills and give kids a much-needed break from their screens. You could use a break, too!

Who Really Owns Your Digital Assets?

In the modern era, assets are not always tangible things. What do you do with your digital goods when you pass on?

How to Select a Charity to Donate to After a Natural Disaster

Before making a charitable donation after a natural disaster, it's important to make sure your gift is going to a reputable organization. Here's how to check.

How Your Bad Credit Can Impact Your Kids

Worried about the effect your bad credit may have on you? You also need to consider how it can affect your kids.

How to Find and Hire a Reliable Contractor

Nothing's more scary for homeowners than the prospect of hiring the wrong contractor. Here's how to hire the right one.

Don't Make These 5 Common Mistakes When Writing a Will

Everyone needs a last will and testament. Make it easier on your loved ones by avoiding these mistakes.

7 Things You Need to Know About Pet Insurance

Before you sign up for pet insurance, there are a few things you should know.

How to Save for Retirement While Caring for Kids and Parents

In between caring for your parents and your kids, you need to care for yourself, too — especially your financial future self.

The 5 Best 3D Printers

Why print flat paper when you can print 3D objects? Just use any of these 3D printers and you'll be amazed by what you can make at home.

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How to Liquidate a Loved One's Estate

Part of settling an estate is dealing with the personal possessions of the deceased. Here's how to do that with minimal stress.

8 Ways Social Media Tricks You Into Spending More

Scrolling through your Instagram might seem harmless — until you've spent $300 on skin care from a brand you've never heard of.

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Debit Card From Skimmers

Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

12 Gov't Social Media Accounts You Should Follow

The President's isn't the only government social media account given to daily official pronouncements. Here's how to stay up to date with the Feds.

8 Travel Must-Haves for Nursing Moms

Have travel plans as a new mom that don't include your new baby? Here's what you need before you hit the road.

This Airbnb Scam Will Ruin Your Vacation — and Your Budget

Before you hit the road on your next vacation, make sure you're aware of this awful Airbnb scam.

Best Money Tips: 7 Ways to Make People Listen

Today we found articles on how to make people listen, how to quit Facebook, and two key numbers you need to track if you want to master your money.

7 Money Lessons Kids Can Learn From the Tooth Fairy

Turn your child's visit from the Tooth Fairy into a meaningful lesson on money.

The 5 Best Debt Tracking Systems

Using any of these debt tracking systems, you'll have a much easier time paying off your debt once and for all.

What Happens to Debt After Divorce?

Divorce doesn't only involve the distribution of assets; it involves the distribution of debts, too. Here's what to expect when you untie the knot.

3 Tactful Ways to Ask for Money for Your Wedding

Asking your wedding guests for cash to pay for the wedding (or anything else) is awkward. See if one of these angles makes it easier.

How to Provide Proof of Onward Travel During an Open-Ended Trip Abroad

As a way to prevent tourists from overstaying their visas, many countries require that you can prove your intention to leave. Here's how to do it right.

Best Money Tips: How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes

Today we found articles on how to fall asleep in two minutes, scientific ways to be more productive, and three ways to boost your income.

How to Prep Your Finances for an Emergency Vet Visit

For a pet parent, an emergency visit to the vet is always stressful. Here's how to handle it financially.

Best Money Tips: Life-Changing Habits to Get More Done

Today we found articles on life-changing habits to get more done, what to pack for a long trip, and how to get rid of old furniture and other large trash items.

4 Tech Add-Ons That Can Save Travelers Time and Money

Upgrade some of your tech gadgets and your next vacation will be even more amazing.

10 Time-Management Fails — and How to Fix Them

You're never going to get more hours in the day, but with discipline, you can manage your time more efficiently.

5 Ways New Parents Can Manage Debt

Don't let debt distract you from the joy of new parenthood. With some careful planning, you can handle both.

7 Things You Can Downsize Right Now

When we think "Downsize" we think trading a big home for a small one. Don't stop there — there's lots of smaller stuff to downsize, too!

Here's What You Need to Know About 529 ABLE Accounts

If you're the parent of a special-needs child, the 529 ABLE account can be a valuable resource in helping your child thrive.