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5-Day Debt Reduction Plan: Pay It Off

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Whether in a snowball or in an avalanche, it's time to freeze your debt for good. Try one of these strategies to get on track.

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39 Mindless Ways You're Wasting Money in Every Part of Your Life

There are so many ways you're probably wasting money — without even realizing it.

34 Ways to Come Up With the Rent Before the Month Ends

Tight on cash? There are plenty of ways to get that rent money before the 1st of the month.

6 Money Lessons We Can Learn From the Easter Bunny

He's big. He's got floppy ears. And he gives away candy. But can this beloved character offer real life money lessons, too?

9 College Expenses You Aren't Saving For

Tuition? Check. Books? Check. These other hidden costs of your child's college education and experience? ...Uh oh.

Flashback Friday: 52 Money Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Making a few money mistakes in your 20s is fine, but these bonehead errors should really stop happening by your 30s and beyond.

How One Nice Thing Can Ruin Your Whole Budget

This is precisely why we can't have nice things.

People Are Still Spending Too Much on Their Weddings

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white, and about to enter a life of debt because she spent way too much on her wedding.

5 Times It's OK to Be "Selfish" With Your Money

Being selfish isn't always a bad thing. Especially when it comes to certain situations involving your money.

7 Signs Your Takeout Habit Has Gone Too Far

If your go-to dinner plan involves opening your GrubHub app, your takeout habit has probably gone too far.

When Self-Care Actually Harms Your Budget

Self-care has become a critical way to cope with the stress of the modern world. But is it really just draining your bank account?

5 Free Accounting Tools for Freelancers

As a freelancer, you have enough expenses and income to manage. You don't need a pricey bookkeeping tool on top of that.

Read "AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip" to Live Your Best Life

Health and wealth are the two things we all want most. This book shows you how to painlessly and seamlessly attain them.

8 Signs You Aren't Prepared for an Emergency

You never know when an emergency might arise, and in that case, you need to be prepared. Are you?

18 Ways Being Too Nice Is Hurting Your Wallet

You will certainly catch more flies with honey, but you won't necessarily have more money.

5 Smart Ways to Save on Smartphones

Shake that expensive phone and service plan with these smart strategies.

Is Unlimited Data Still a Thing?

Ah, remember the time we could get unlimited data on our phone plans? Whatever happened to that?

Is an All-Cash Diet Right for You?

Budget in the red again? Quell your craving to overspend with plastic with an all-cash diet instead.

Stop Making These 7 Basic Budget Mistakes

If your budget keeps biting the dust, it might be because you're constantly making these basic mistakes.

9 Ways Your Lazy Habits Are Costing You

Time to get up off the couch and take control of your financial future. You can do this!

9 Ways Restaurant Menus Are Designed to Make You Spend More

You'll never look at a restaurant menu the same way again.