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The 7 Dumbest Big Purchases People Make

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

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The 5 Best Exercise Videos

Sweat it out with the comforts of home with the right exercise video. Any of these five best exercise videos are great choices!

How Much Should You Actually Be Spending on a Date?

It's almost Friday! Treat your partner to a great night out this weekend — without busting your budget.

7 Frugal Fall Decoration Tips

Soon enough autumn will bring the chill. Warm up your home in the cool months ahead with some frugal fall crafts.

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 5 Best Yoga Blocks

Take your yoga practice to the next level with the right yoga block for balance and stability. Any of these five best yoga blocks are good bets!

6 Ways to Save Money on Family Road Trips

Save hundreds of dollars with tips from travel experts. Plus: Learn how to win free trip to a national park!

23 Relaxing Ways to Enjoy Your Kid's First Day at School

Summer vacation is finally over. Whatever will you do with the long, long hours between drop-off and pick-up?

3 Ways Your Dog Is Ruining Your Credit Score

Man's best friend may be loving and loyal — when he isn't chewing up your shoes, or your credit. Avoid these common credit score bite marks.

9 Skills That Will Be Obsolete Soon

Today's youth will never know the struggles of flirting, parallel parking, or writing in cursive. What skills will you forget soon?

15 Tiny Conveniences You Deserve

A cozy sweater, a legible Wi-Fi password... these are the tiny conveniences in life that make our days a little nicer. Enjoy them!

Beginner's Guide to Finding Your Interior Design Style

Can a fun personality quiz find your personal style in less than 30 seconds?

15 Free Ways to Spend Your Summer

Whether you're hitting the beach or the local library, you don't need a pocketful of cash to have fun this summer.

The 5 Best Sunscreens

Sunlight is great for mind, body, and spirit, but it's pretty tough on the skin. Get the benefits with less harm with one of these five best sunscreens.

38 Ways to Save Money Without Trying (Much)

A penny saved is a penny earned. Do it over and over and over again and you're talking some serious saving!

The 5 Best Resistance Bands

If you want to add resistance training to your fitness routine, but you don't want to buy weights, choose one of these five best resistance bands.

14 Convenience Foods I Refuse to Do Without

Convenience foods, which come ready for use in a can, bag, or jar, can save you time in the kitchen — not to mention a few bucks. Go ahead, it's easy!

11 Ways Cycling Can Save You Money

Pedal yourself to big savings by taking to two wheels. You'll enjoy the wind in your hair, the extra dough in your pockets, and some easy fitness.

The Easy Way to Cure Chronic Procrastination You Should Try Now

What are you waiting for? Fix your chronic procrastination now.

5 Financial Pitfalls Stay-at-Home Parents Should Avoid

Staying home to raise little ones is often rewarding, but it comes at a financial price. Make sure you do it right!

The 5 Best Underwater Watches

If you need a watch that can tell time on land and sea, then one of our Best 5 swim watches is the watch for you.