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9 Things People Who Retire Early Do

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Retiring early seems like such a dream, but for those who plan ahead, it's a reality. Find out what they're doing with their time now.

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Ask the Readers: Have You Had Any Surprise Expenses This Year?

Tell us if you've had any surprise expenses this year and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Save for Retirement Without a 401K

Work doesn't offer a 401K plan — now what? Get proactive and create a retirement plan for yourself.

Best Money Tips: Easy Ways to Save Money in October

Today we found some great articles on easy ways to save in October, frugal methods to fight the flu, and what to do about eating habits that make you less productive.

Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out If You Miss a Payment Due Date

That bill's due date has come… and passed. How long do you have before it's "officially" late?

6 Ways to Sell or Donate Your Airline Miles

If you're sitting on a mountain of miles about to expire, don't let them go to waste. Transfer them to someone who really needs them.

Pay Down Debt and Get Cash Back With These 6 Services

Need to pay down debt faster? There's an app for that — well, kind of. Try one of these cash back services and pay down your debt that much faster.

6 Things to Never Do When Sharing Finances

Sharing a home, sharing a life… sharing money. Don't make these common money mistakes when splitting finances with your partner.

Why You Should Be Saving Big With Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments

Paying your mortgage every couple of weeks instead of monthly can shave thousands in interest costs, but going bi-weekly is not a simple as it seems.

Is Credit Monitoring Ever Worth It?

Fraud alert, identity theft protection… do you actually need all these costly credit card add-ons? Consider the free alternatives instead.

8 Ways to Prepare for a Stock Market Dive

Got a little bit jumpy after the last market downturn? Relax. Here's how you can be prepared for the next one.

Best Money Tips: Personal Finance Tools You Shouldn't Pay For

Today we found some great articles personal finance tools you should never pay for, products you shouldn’t wait until Black Friday to buy, and ways to recover from a bad interview.

10 Best Stock Markets in the World in 2015

If you're looking for big gains and can tolerate a little risk, it's time to look abroad. Global stocks may be the answer to your investment needs.

9 Big Companies That Offer Benefits for Part-Time Workers

Part-timers never get perks and benefits, right? Wrong! Find out which employers go the extra mile for their less than full-timers.

Watch Out for These 5 Sneaky 401K Fees

Don't let fees and plan costs sap your 401K earnings. Watch out for these five hidden retirement fees.

8 Reasons to Stay Calm When the Market Tanks

Panicking over the recent market downturn? Deep breaths. Your money will be okay this time, and next time, too. Here's why.

How Long Can You Really Live on Unemployment?

If you lost your job, could you afford to get by on unemployment benefits alone? It might be time to beef up that emergency fund.

What Do The Concierge Services From Credit Cards Really Provide?

Does your credit card offer concierge services? Here's a breakdown of what that really means.

Best Money Tips: Reasons Why You're Broke and How to Fix Them

Today we found some great articles on reasons why you’re broke, simple ways to reduce utility bills, and small changes to make to your retirement planning that get big results.

11 Investment Mistakes We All Make

If you've ever fumbled with your investments, you aren't alone. How many of these investing mistakes are you guilty of?

Best Frequent Flyer Programs with Free First Class Seat Upgrades

You can pay to sit in first class -- or get a free seat upgrade thanks to your airline's frequent flyer program. Learn how to fly in style on these major domestic airlines!