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How Small Monthly Bills Slowly Wreck Your Annual Budget

Do you think of your expenses in terms of monthly payments? That mindset may be killing your finances.

Why You Should Sign Up for Airline Rewards Even If You Don't Travel Much

You might not be a frequent traveler, but there are plenty of reasons why you should still sign up for airline rewards.

6 Things to Consider Before Making a Big Purchase for Rewards Points

Paying for a home renovation with a rewards card could earn you a free vacation -- or lots of cash back. Be sure you understand the pitfalls before you dust off your card.

How Scarcity Marketing Tricks You to Spend More

By next week, this post will have slipped off the front page. Click now or you'll miss your chance to learn how scarcity marketing nudges you to buy more.

How to Rack Up Extra Rewards Points by Buying Gift Cards

Buying gift cards could be the key to earning extra rewards points.

How to Dress for Success Before You're Successful

You really can build a get ahead wardrobe even if your current gig won't support dressing for the job you want.

8 Things That Are Cheaper to Replace Than to Fix

Cheap modern manufacturing means that for a lot of the stuff in our lives, buying new is often cheaper than fixing old.

15 Winter Must-Haves to Keep in Your Car

Winter driving takes special skill — and special gear. Before hit the road this winter, make sure your car is properly kitted.

Why New Purchases On a Balance Transfer Card Can Cost You

Using your balance transfer card for purchases is typically a bad idea, and for more reasons than one.

How a Simple "Do Not Buy" List Keeps Money in Your Pocket

Creating a "do not buy" list will totally change your shopping game — and help you save tons of cash.

5 Store Card Pitfalls to Watch Out for

Store credit cards offer huge discounts to lure customers in, but there's a catch. Read about the pitfalls of these offers and how you can avoid them.

12 Better Ways to Spend $1,000 Than on the New iPhone

Ohh, look! A shiny new iPhone! Do your wallet a favor and keep on walking.

How to Master These 10 Shopping Skills Before You Hit 30

Before you reach the big 3-0, make sure you have these shopping skills down.

3 Flexible Ways to Cash In Your Miles and Points

Got some miles and points burning a hole in your pocket? Here's how to cash them in.

6 Self-Care Gifts to Give Yourself This Holiday Season

While you're rushing around finding the perfect gifts for loved ones, treat yourself, too.

How to Earn Airline Miles While You Shop

You don't need to fly hither and yon to amass airline miles — you can rack them up effortlessly just by shopping smarter.

Gift Giving Etiquette to Get You Through the Holidays

Gifts are great, but exchanging them can also lead to some awkward faux pas. Make sure you know the ins and outs of gift giving etiquette this holiday season.

Make These 6 Credit Card Moves Now to Prepare for Holiday Shopping

Before the holiday season is in full swing, make these money moves so you'll be prepared.

How to Get Your Money Back When You’re Denied a Refund

Not every retailer you shop will have flexible return policies or exemplary customer service. But you can still get a refund if you know who to ask.

Flashback Friday: 44 Ways to Effectively Resist Impulse Buys

Who can resist those sweet impulse buys at the checkout line or suggested buys online? You can!