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How to Keep Peer Pressure From Destroying Your Finances

Keeping up with the Joneses is keeping too many of us in debt.

19 Things You Can Buy That Make the World a Better Place

Every little bit helps. Make your avarice and consumption a force for good in the world by shopping with smarts — and care.

This Is How Americans Spent Their Money in the 1950s

Americans had a lot of fun spending money in the 1950s, almost as much fun as we do spending money today.

How to Bounce Back From Your Holiday Splurge

You might be dreading your next credit card bill, but don't worry — you can bounce back from a holiday spending splurge.

9 Keys to Creating an Affordable Makeup Kit You'll Love

Anyone can be a frugal beauty maven with the perfect makeup kit. It's easy, and a lot cheaper than you'd think.

December Deals That Are Better Than Black Friday

December is packed with major sales even after Black Friday and Cyber Monday have ended. Here are the shopping dates you need to know.

The 5 Best Exercise Mats

If you're looking to skip the gym and get fit at home, you need the right exercise mat. Try any of these five as part of your daily workout routine.

13 Small Kitchen Appliances That Aren't Worth the Money

Culinary gadgets may look irresistible in the store, but they're really just clutter on your countertop and a drag on your budget.

5 Best Credit Cards for Travel Purchases

While traveling can be a rewarding experience on its own, these credit cards can offer even greater bonuses when you use them to purchase your travel.

Here's Everything You Need to Get Started With Bitcoin

Bitcoin is not quite as hot as it once was, but it's still traded and used. Now that prices are more modest, are you ready to test the popular cryptocurrency?

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.

Ask the Readers: Where Do You Like to Shop the Most?

Tell us where you like to shop the most and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

7 Times to Avoid Debit or Credit Cards

The convenience of credit and debit cards is hard to beat, but sometimes it's better to shell out the cash.

12 Money Adjustments You Should Make Mid-Year

It's time to consult our mid-year financial checklist and make some important money moves to set yourself up the end of '15 and the coming of '16.

8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Food

When life hands you a smaller budget, take your frugality to another dimension. Keep your household food costs in check by going unconventional.

8 Reasons You're Bad at Money — And How to Fix It ASAP

Bad money habits are hard to break — but you can do it. It's time to ditch the excuses and fix your finances.

10 Lies Rich People Never Tell Themselves

A little white lie can keep your bank account in the red. Are you making your money matters worse with the stories you tell yourself?

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.

New Isn't Always Better: 12 Used Things to Love

Buying used usually costs less and that's always a plus. Even better -- some goods really do get better with age.

6 Ways to Protect Yourself From a Lost Gift Card

A gift card is like cash — your bank won't replace what you lose. Save yourself some hassle (and your coffee order!) with some simple gift card security.