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7 Stress-Free Ways to Stay Productive on Vacation

Make the most of your time away by following good productivity habits. You'll enjoy yourself and find more time and energy for more fun stuff, too.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Goals for 2015?

Tell us about your goals for 2015 and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

31 Productive Things to Do in January to Start the New Year Off Right

Make this year your greatest by making January your most productive month ever with this collection of simple, life-enhancing daily to-dos.

10 Money-Saving New Year's Goals That You Can Actually Keep

This year, resolve to spend less and save more. Go for one or more of these easy-to-reach goals!

Successful New Year's Resolutions Have This One Thing in Common — Does Yours?

There's no trick to keeping a New Year's resolution and there's nothing complicated about it, either. Learn what it takes to make yours stick.

4 Money Resolutions You Should Skip This Year

There's nothing wrong with making New Year's money resolutions — the fresh start effect can jump start good habits. Just don't make any of these.

5 Things Millennials Do Later Than Previous Generations Did

Today's twenty- and thirty-somethings are putting off a host of big life-defining moments. Find out what they're waiting for — and why.

The 4 Most Effective Times for Setting a New Goal

Take advantage of some quirks in the calendar — and your psychology — to jumpstart your campaign to reach your next goal.

Want to Be Happier? Work These 7 Magic Words into Your Vocabulary

The words we say and think have a strong influence over our moods and emotions. Harness their power to gain (and spread) more happiness in your life.

8 Dark-Side Motivations to Start Saving

If the usual motivations to save aren't working (emergencies, big purchases, your future), let your dark side guide your money.

Successful Men Carry These 7 Things Around With Them — Do You?

Success is ultimately about the content of one's character — with a little help from the contents of one's pockets, too.

Independent People Have These 7 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

We can always be more self-reliant. How many of these items of independent people do you use?

$4,000, $8,000, or Even $453,500 in 5 Years: A Low-Risk Investment Plan

If you're saving for a new car or a down payment on a house, you can boost your return in the short-term with little risk.

Ambitious People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

The things people carry says a lot about who they are. How many of your things are on this list of possessions of the ambitious?

The One Word You Need to Get Rid of for a Better Life

Research proves it — removing this one word from your vocabulary can change your life.

This Is Why You Settle (and How to Stop)

Even rats regret settling for second best. Decide what you really want, figure out how to reach it, and you'll never regret it later.

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.

9 Ways to Invest in Yourself

Take the time — and the money — to improve and maintain your own best asset: you! After all, you're the only you you have.

A Lot of People Don't Understand What Money Really Is — Do You?

What you think money is says a lot about who you are now, and who you might be tomorrow. What does "money" mean to you?

10 Reasons Why You're Not Reaching Your Goals (and How to Change That)

Fail to reach another goal? Don't beat yourself up about it (that's reason #6), but do use this list to learn why you've failed — and how to do better next time.