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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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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

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14 Convenience Foods I Refuse to Do Without

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11 Ways Cycling Can Save You Money

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The Easy Way to Cure Chronic Procrastination You Should Try Now

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5 Financial Pitfalls Stay-at-Home Parents Should Avoid

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The 5 Best Underwater Watches

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Best Money Tips: Make Money With a Fitness Tracker

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The 5 Best Road Bikes

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Invest Your Time in These 13 Things While You're in Your 20s

When we're in our 20s we feel possibility ahead of us as nearly infinite. Grasp it by laying the foundation of your future when you're young, smart, and full of health.

10 Investing Lessons You Must Teach Your Kids

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8 Ways Having Kids Makes You More Frugal

For some of us frugality is a choice. For the rest, it's a choice we're given — usually when we're blessed with a couple more mouths to feed.