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7 Money Fixes You Can Make When You're Stuck Inside Because of the Weather

Stuck inside on a snowy day is the perfect time to declutter and revamp your financial strategy.

23 Hidden Costs of Buying an Old House

Vintage charm and classic appeal may be great selling points, but before you shell out for an old house, be sure you know what you're buying.

9 Things That Cost More in 2016

If you're looking to be frugal in 2016, these price hikes certainly won't be helping your cause.

When Location Isn't King: How to Choose Income Rental Property

They say location is key when you're buying a home — but what about when investing in a rental property? Don't get stuck in the red!

These 13 Numbers Are the Keys to Understanding Your Finances

From net worth to inflation, brush up on these critical 14 numbers, and you'll be on your way to better financial well-being.

13 Holiday-Season Costs Everyone Always Forgets About

You're rocking your holiday budget, when suddenly… one of these easy-to-forget holiday costs pops up. Don't overlook these budget-busters.

9 Unexpected Expenses for Retirees — And How to Manage Them

Lots of things get cheaper as we age, but not everything. Be prepared for these unexpected retirement expenses.

How Much Can You Afford to Spend in Retirement?

You made it! Now how exactly can you enjoy your retirement without worrying about your savings? Follow these rules of thumb.

6 Ways to Save on Pregnancy Expenses

Oh baby! Shopping for your soon-to-be bundle of joy can be as frugal as it is fun with if you know what to look for — and where.

Ask the Readers: Have You Had Any Surprise Expenses This Year?

Tell us if you've had any surprise expenses this year and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

3 Simple Ways to Split Bills With Your Spouse

Marriage money matters don't have to be a source of friction. Learn how to split the bills fairly, figure out a routine, and skip the argument part.

The Simple Way to Decide How Much Rent You Can Really Afford

Before you set out to find your next great rental apartment or home, take a good look at your income. What can you afford?

How to Save $100s on Your Next Move

A big move can mean a big expense, but it doesn't have to. Use these hacks to save some cash on your next move.

4 Sneaky Investment Fees to Watch For

Are you paying too much for investments you already own? These overlooked fees can add up quick.

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.

7 Ways to Negotiate Medical Bills

Don't ignore a hefty medical bill. If you think there might be an error, or you can't afford to pay, it's time to negotiate.

Don't Forget to Budget for These Unexpected Moving Expenses

Whether across the town or across the country, moving has tons of expenses. Don't get blindsided by these surprise costs.

6 Simple Ways to Save Money by Tracking Your Receipts

Don't toss that receipt! Find out how to use that little scrap of paper to uncover some serious savings.

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.

8 Reasons Why Your Retirement Cost Calculations May Be Wrong

How are you calculating your retirement savings? Consider some often overlooked expenses — and savings — the next time you add it up.