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5 Financial Mistakes You Need to Stop Making by 30

By the big Three-Oh, you're no finance rookie. Leave these money mistakes in your 20s and kick bad spending habits to the curb. No excuses!

4 Must-Have Apps for Roommates

Squabbles and stress over money and chores are just part of the roommate experience. Let these apps lead you to peace and harmony instead.

8 Money Moves CPAs Say You Must Make

Take it from the professionals — the sooner you start making the right choices with your money, the sooner you'll reach financial freedom.

This Simple Shopping List Strategy From $5 Meal Plan Will Save You Big

Shop smarter, save better. Keep to your grocery budget with a great grocery shopping strategy from the pros at $5 Meal Plan.

How to Have a Great Wedding if You Haven't Saved Enough

No need to break the bank walking down the aisle. You really can have an unforgettable wedding — even on the teeniest of budgets.

9 Best Free Financial Learning Tools

Whether you're baffled by bonds or confused by compounding, all the financial education you need is just a click away — and it's all free.

5 Things You Must Do Before You Quit Your Job

Don't just take that job and shove it. Before giving notice, make sure you're prepared for whatever comes next.

7 Money Software Tools Worth the Price

It's time to spring clean your finances. There are plenty of free tools to help you do it, but several paid apps and programs are worth a look, too.

How to Start Saving for Retirement at 40+

It's never too late to start saving. If you skirted retirement savings in your younger years, you can still catch up — here's how.

Unusual Ideas to Save an Extra $100 a Month

A C-note saved is a C-note earned. Try these out-of-the-box saving ideas and watch your capital grow!

10 Free (or Almost!) Tools and Resources for Creating a New 2015 Budget

Holiday spending knocked your budget all out of whack? Use these tools to start budgeting smartly in 2015.

15 Personal Finance Rules You Should Be Breaking

Rules are made to be broken — even supposedly ironclad personal finance rules. Find out when it's okay to skirt money management law.

7 Ways Auto-Payments Can Screw You

Auto-pay can be a convenient way to pay for regularly billed goods and services. As with other conveniences, that benefit comes at a price.

The 9 People in Your Life Who Are Keeping You Poor

It's not easy to manage money, but when you include the influence and needs of those around us, it's downright hard. Who's keeping you poor?

12 Money-Saving Tricks You Can Learn From Hipsters

You know why Hipsters ride fixies? One gear is cheaper than 10. That and more frugal lessons from the latest edition of youth counter-culture.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Make a Better Budget Today

Today we found some great articles with helpful tips to make your budget better, the smartest way to repay your student loans, and the only legit reasons to work for free.

Never Use Cash for These 11 Things

Living the cash-only lifestyle can be good for your budget — except when it isn't. Learn why some purchases are best made on credit.

4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Every Major Purchase

Before you break out the checkbook, ask yourself a few probing questions. Your future self will thank you, whether you decide to buy or not.

73 Easy Ways to Save Money Today

Accelerate your debt retirement by redirecting current spending to repaying old bills. Lots of little savings here and there add up fast!

13 Dumb Little Purchases You Need to Stop Making Today

All small purchases add up quickly and ruin budgets, but these wastes are just silly — or even harmful. Find out what not to buy.