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How Much Should You Spend on a New Car?

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If you're looking for a new car, use this simple rule to put yourself in the driver's seat while remaining in control of your car expenses.

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Zooey Deschanel Never Pays Late Fees and 5 Other Smart Money Lessons From Celebrities

You don't have to be a spendthrift just because you're rich and famous. Here's how six super thrifty celebs get by.

10 Smart Ways to Make Yourself Love Saving Money

Saving money is hard, especially if your savings goals are big. Make saving fun with some simple motivational strategies.

13 Creative Ways to Avoid Spending Money

You're trying to stick to your budget, but it's really hard to stop spending! Resist the urge to spend with these 13 tricks of the tight-fisted.

The Most Valuable Thing Debt Takes From You Isn't Money — It's This

The longer you stay in the debt, the more it's going to cost you.

These 5 Apps Can Fix Your Finances

Tracking expenses is the first step toward wise money management. These apps help you monitor spending — and much more.

23 Money-Saving Items Everyone Should Own

What's better than saving on a purchase? Purchasing a product or service — for less — that saves you money over time!

Laser vs. Inkjet: Choosing the Wrong Printer Could Cost You

Can't decide between a laser or inkjet printer? Follow this guide and do the math.

10 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Life Without Paying Luxury Prices

Who doesn't want to live large on a small budget? From fine dining to a luxe ride, here's how to get a lot more for much less.

9 Easy Ways to Save $50 Every Month

From subscription services to cooling off, you can shave 50 bucks — or more — off your monthly spend with these tips and tools, no sweat.

How to Save $26,000 in 5 Years or Less

Think you can't save money and get ahead? Learn how a few simple changes to your daily spending can become a HUGE pile of money.

How to Have an Above-Average Life for Below-Average Prices

If you target your spending on the things that matter most to you (and not to everyone else), you can often get more for less. Here's how it works.

14 of the Best Free Things to Do Abroad

Finding just one amazing free activity in a foreign city can go a long way to putting your mind at rest that you’re not over-spending.

15 Easy Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

Dreading the AC expense this summer? Trim your energy costs year round with these simple tricks.

New Study Says You Should Spend Less on Kids Sports. Here's How.

Good news: spending less on your kid’s sports will actually make him better at them, according to new research. Now how to go about saving...

11 Freedoms You Gain by Spending Less

Want to live free of clutter, stress, strife, and want? Cut your spending and bank the savings! Here are 11 things you can enjoy when you do.

Why I Love Using Skype to Keep in Touch With Family and Coworkers

If you're not using Skype you're wasting a fortune on calls. Learn why I've been using Skype for years and how you can start saving today.

5 Great Money Lessons I Learned From My Immigrant Parents

Chinese households save 30% of their disposable income (compared to 6% for Americans). Want to know our secret?

7 Bizarre Ways to Stay on Budget (That Actually Work)

Good for you if you've made a budget! If you're struggling to stick to it, try one of these offbeat motivators and get back on track.

15 Easy Ways to Save for Your Dream Vacation

Think you'll never be able to afford your dream vacation? Think again! These 15 savings techniques will get you there.

The Only 3 Budgeting Apps You Need to Know About

Getting control of your money is a lot easier with a budget, and these budgeting apps make the process super simple.