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Stay Secure in Your Hotel With This 8-Point Safety Check

After you check the contents of minibar, look around to make sure your hosts have stocked up on room safety features, too.

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.

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8 Signs You Need a Social Media Detox

Social media is fun, until it becomes your whole life. If you can relate, it might be time for a social media detox.

5 Money Moves Every Single Parent Should Make

Raising a kid by yourself takes strength, resilience, and perhaps most importantly, a solid financial footing.

6 Ways to Find Child Care While Traveling

Traveling with your kids is a great way to bond as a family, but there is such a thing as "too much" togetherness.

The 5 Best Board Games for Children

Board games can be educational for children, teaching them critical thinking, reading, and even money skills. Get any of these five and your kids will have a blast.

Yes, It's Still Safe to Visit Hawaii During the Volcanic Eruption

Despite the recent Kilauea Volcano eruption, most of the Big Island and the rest of the Hawaiian Islands remain safe.

Best Money Tips: How to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal at Home

Today we found articles on ways to boost your Wi-Fi signal at home, money-saving tips for your next backpacking trip, and ways to stay accountable to your health and fitness goals.

How to Turn Your Expertise Into a Side Hustle

Now that you've become an expert in a certain subject, why not make some money sharing what you know?

28 Free Ways to Entertain Your Kids This Summer

You can make plenty of fun memories with your kids this summer and it won't cost you a thing.

How to Stop Those Annoying Robocalls

Sick of the receiving an endless number of robocalls when you're just trying to live your life? We have good news for you.

Best Money Tips: How to Maintain Friendships As An Adult

Today we found articles on ways to maintain adult friendships, timesaving kitchen tips to simplify your life, and the best ways to sell your old stuff and make money.

7 Common Travel Myths That People Need to Stop Believing

You've always wanted to travel more, but you worry about the cost or the risks or the inconvenience. Good news -- your worries are probably unfounded.

How to Talk to Mom and Dad About Their Money

Give Dad and Mom the gift of knowing you're ready to help them weather whatever life throws their way.

12 Free Software Tools for Your Small Business

Your small business doesn't need the latest high-cost software to get up and running. There are plenty of great options online for free.

Best Money Tips: How to Tell When You Are Passive-Aggressive

Today we found articles on how to tell if you’re being passive-aggressive, practical advice from billionaires, and the true cost of eating out.

The 5 Best Cord Organizers

Keeping all of your cords neat and tidy isn't easy, but it can be. Get any of these cord organizers and your gadgets will never be a tangled mess again

How to Entertain Your Grandkids Without Going Broke

Keeping the grandkids entertained doesn't require the latest game system and a bucket of cash. You can do it for next to nothing… and they'll love it.

Best Money Tips: Surprising Lifesaving Items Under $15

Today we found articles on items under $15 that could save your life, how to spend a year abroad for $1,000 a month, and easy grilling hacks that’ll make you look like a genius.

7 Little White Lies That Can Save You Money

Sometimes it's OK to fudge the truth in the name of saving money.

20 Ways to Make Family Camping Easy

A family camping trip might sound like a chaotic adventure, but there lots are ways to make it effortless and fun.

5 Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Child to Private School

Not sure if private school is right for your child? Get the answers to these questions before you decide.