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The 5 Best Back-to-School Laptops

When it comes to laptops for teens and college students, the options can feel overwhelming. We've narrowed it down with five great picks.

Stuff We Love: Go Scootababy for an Easy, Comfortable Baby Carrier

You can count on Scootababy to be versatile, comfortable, and durable — basically, perfect for any baby-carrying parent.

The 6 Best Lawn Mowers

That grass isn't going to cut itself — get the job done with one of these recommended machines.

Want Stylish Shoes That Last for Years? Try Frye

A single pair of Frye boots bought for a trip to Italy impressed the wearer so much, she soon bought another pair of boots and two pairs of flats.

The 5 Best Mixers

Whether you're stirring sauces or creaming together cake batter, a hand or stand mixer can be a valuable kitchen tool. Here are your best options.

The 5 Best Pressure Cookers

Don't be intimidated by pressure cookers — these easy-to-use kitchen tools can dramatically reduce cooking time.

The 5 Best Rice Cookers

If you eat rice regularly, it might be worthwhile to invest in a dedicated rice cooker. Here are our top picks.

The 5 Best Dryers

Whether you're looking for gas or electric, these reliable dryers provide great value.

The 5 Best Washing Machines

Whether you're looking for an old timey top-loader or a modern front loader, picking the right washer out of hundreds of choices isn't easy. We've narrowed it down to five.

The 5 Best Toaster Ovens

Whether you want to toast up some bread or do some counter-top cooking, a toaster oven is great tool for energy-efficient food preparation.

The 5 Best Blenders

From smoothies to soups and more, the blender is an indispensable kitchen tool. Check out our guide to the best ones on the market.

The 5 Best Espresso Makers

"I drink espresso" isn't an excuse to waste money at the coffee shop. Save money by making it yourself at home with one of these great machines.

The 5 Best Coffeemakers

One of the best ways to save money is to eliminate little expenses — like coffee from the coffee shop. Make it easy with one of these great machines.

The 5 Best Coffee Grinders

The best way to get fresh, coffee-shop quality java at home is to grind your own beans. Make it happen with one of these great grinders.

The 5 Best Water Filters

Drinking water is important to your health — but it's also important to ensure the water is clean. Water filters are a frugal way to make that happen.

The 5 Best Bread Machines

Making your own bread is a great way to get healthy, delicious loaves on the cheap. And with a bread machine, making fresh bread is as simple as pushing a button.

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Beyond Budgeting: Pocketsmith Helps You Forecast

There are many financial tools and services that help you track your spending and stick to your budgets. PocketSmith is a new contender with a twist. While it does track your spend