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12 Surprising Things You Should Keep in Your Fridge

No, this is not a list of 12 strange foods to keep in the refrigerator. It's a list of common non-food items that will benefit from the cold, too.

20 Ways to Entertain Your Kids for Free

Mom! Dad! I'm bored! Not anymore with this list of fun — and free — games and activities that will entertain everybody.

10 Things You Don't Actually Need to Buy for Your New Baby (Plus 5 You Must)

It's tempting to fill up a baby registry with all sorts of newborn gear. Resist the urge and focus on stuff you'll really use.

The Easy Way to Set an Allowance That Won't Ruin Your Kid

Setting an allowance is complicated — you're teaching money values that will last a lifetime. Here's what to consider before you hand it over.

10 Big Expenses You Can Easily Get Rid Of

The 80/20 rule applies to budgeting, too — 80% of your spend goes to 20% of your expenses. If you can cut those big costs, the savings are big, too.

How to Look Rich Without Having Much Money

The rich are different — they have more money. Here's how to fake it until you have more money, too.

16 Ways You Are Causing Road Rage

It's not your fault if the other driver has poor impulse control, but you really should avoid these rage inducing driving behaviors.

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Are these the cutest puppy and kitten videos you've ever seen? There's only one way to find out.

How to Stop Hating Yourself About Money and Actually Make Positive Changes

You know you should be budgeting and saving, and that just makes you feel worse when you don't. Escape the shame cycle and control your money.

7 Homemade Pet Products That Are Cheaper and Better Than Store Bought

Save money and keep your pets healthy and happy with pet gear you make at home for cheaper.

7 Ways You're Wasting Gas Without Realizing It

There's nothing frugal about wasting gas. Lighten up your lead foot, tighten up your sidewalls, and spend less getting from here to there.

The 5 Worst Things to Grow in Your Garden

A vegetable garden can be a great way to cut food costs — just don't try growing these high maintenance veggies.

Replace These 8 Luxury Buys With Their Cheaper, Better Alternatives

Look beyond the status that goes with a luxe price, and these cheap alternatives give you most of the value, but at a fraction of the cost.

7 Ways to Appreciate Life's Everyday Moments

Feeling too stressed out? Make these tiny changes in your life and find guilt-free true happiness.

14 Pricey Things You Shouldn't Buy (And What to Get Instead)

If you've got caviar tastes and a fishstick budget, buy domestic. That and 13 other great cheap alternatives on the other side of the click.

The 9 Hidden Costs of Drinking

Drinking isn't cheap, especially if you aren't aware of these nine hidden costs.

Want to Cut Costs on Your Next Vacation? Go Green

Greener travel shaves costs and it brings tourists closer than ever to their destination. Lighten your carbon footprint with these simple steps.

How an Expensive Wardrobe Saves You Money

Sure, an expensive suit costs more upfront, but over time it pays its wearer back in dollars saved — and possibly in dollars earned.

The 7 Dumbest Big Purchases People Make

Remember when 3D TVs were all the rage? Sometimes even smart people make bad purchasing decisions. Consider that and six other doozies.

Improve Your Social Skills With Highlights From 5 Great TED Talks

People with good social skills share cool things they've found — like these five great TED talks on building better social skills.