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Looking for a quick beach getaway? These gorgeous seaside towns in Mexico offer the most bang for your buck.

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How to Save Big on Last-Minute Travel

The early bird always gets the worm, right? Wrong! There are plenty of ways to save big on last-minute travel.

4 Risky Life Decisions That Millionaires Made — But You Shouldn't

Sure, some of the most successful and wealthy people in the world have quit school, but does that mean you should too? Uh, no.

6 Affordable Kid-Free Vacation Ideas

You've earned some time away from the kiddos. These trips will let you enjoy some kid-free time without breaking the bank.

How to Take a 7-Day Cross Country Road Trip for $350 or Less

We all want to hit the open road and drive across the country, but costs can add up quickly. Luckily, we found a way to do it for $350 or less.

How to Score a European Cruise for $1,000 or Less

If Europe is on your bucket list, but you need to maximize your time and your budget, a cruise can help.

5 Steps to Successful Budgeting

Ready to build your best budget? All it takes is five steps to clear financial control.

7 Ways Grown-Ups Can Make New Friends Without Going Broke

So you want to make new friends, but you don't want to empty your wallet in the process? Worry not, you have options.

10 Pointless Fees That Are Sabotaging Your Budget

Just because you have been paying that fee doesn't mean you need to keep on paying it.

24 Ways to Have a Blast This Weekend While Spending $0

Weekends are the best part of the week, but usually they cost money. Make this weekend a no spender with one or more of these fun, free activities.

7 Ways You Can Save $1,000 by Christmas, If You Start Now

Most reach the holiday season with very little money saved but if you start now, you'll have plenty for gifts, and maybe enough for feasts, treats, and a whole lot more!

How to Decide If Airport Lounge Access Is Worth Paying For

Airport lounges provide a quiet escape from the madness of airport terminals, but access comes at a cost.

6 Parts Every Successful Budget Needs

No two budgets are the same, but most successful budgets have these key components in common.

These 6 Shopping Challenges Will Keep You Stylish Without Breaking Your Budget

If you've been stymied in your efforts to save money on clothes and accessories, make it easier by giving yourself a challenge.

5 Online Stores That Let You Try Before You Buy

Everyone loves to try before they buy. And now more brands and stores are offering their customers this option.

How to Turn Your Wedding Expenses Into a Free Honeymoon

Your wedding expenses don't have to be a waste. Use these strategies to turn your wedding bills into a free trip.

Take Control of Your Money With These 10 Free Spreadsheet Templates

There are scores of fancy apps and websites that can help you manage your money, but for some, nothing beats the elegance of a simple spreadsheet.

8 Affordable U.S. Destinations for a Weekend Getaway

Planning a long weekend getaway? These U.S. destinations are affordable and tons of fun.

5 Laid-Back Girls' Trip Destinations Anyone Can Afford

If you're looking to take a relaxing vacation with the girls, these destinations will fit your chill vibe and your budget.

6 Ways New Grads Can Save on Moving Costs

Forget bribing your friends with pizza. These apps and services take a bite out of the cost and hassle of moving.

5 Budget Destinations Where You Can Learn to Scuba Dive

Scuba diving can be an expensive hobby, but in these five destinations, you can explore the depths of the sea without busting your budget.