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8 Smart Things to Do With Your Settlement Money

A sudden windfall is exciting, thrilling, and — overwhelming! Spend your lucre wisely, or you may find your pockets are empty again soon.

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.

6 Sneaky Ways You Cheat on Your Budget

No one likes a cheater — your budget included! Nix these small budget habits that are causing big harm to your finances.

38 Ways to Save Money Without Trying (Much)

A penny saved is a penny earned. Do it over and over and over again and you're talking some serious saving!

Is Your Emergency Fund Big Enough to Keep You Afloat?

About 40% of Americans are unprepared for a sudden loss of income. Could your money handle the worst case scenario?

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?

4 Psychological Traps Preventing You From Saving — And How to Fix Them

Saving money is hard — and your brain is not making it any easier. Overcome your psychology and start socking away more of what you make.

9 Ways to Avoid Overdraft Charges

The worst part of an overdraft fee? It's avoidable! Never get dinged again with some simple steps to monitor and prevent overspending.

4 Signs You Are Teaching Your Kids Bad Financial Habits

Parents lead by example. If your kids are picking up your bad financial habits, help yourself, and them, by doing money the right way.

9 Things You Should Never Skimp on When Traveling

It's smart to cut some corners while traveling — but not for everything. Find out where to scrimp and where to splurge for the best vacation ever.

10 Things People Without Debt Do

Debt is not a fact of life. Learn from the lifestyles of those who break free and get on track to following them out of the hole.

The 7 Worst Travel Values

Vacation means treating yourself — and even splurging a little, but some travel deals simply aren't. Travel smart and avoid these tourist traps.

10 Tricks You Should Learn From Great Hagglers

Haggling can save you some decent cash, but what if you hate to ask? Buck up and learn how to get the price that's right for you — and your budget.

Here's How Rich You'd Be if You Stopped Drinking Expensive Coffee

Fancy coffee drinkers, heads up! Your daily caffeine vice may seem like a harmless treat, but it's costing you more money than you may realize.

How to Navigate 3 Common Money Arguments With Your Significant Other

Couples don't always see eye-to-eye — especially over money. Recognize these common fault lines and you can learn to steer around them.

10 Simple Ways to Start Living on Less Today

Getting started with frugal living can seem daunting, but it really isn't. Look at your spend, and try some of these easy cost-cutters for beginners.

The 7 Worst Financial Excuses That Are Keeping You Poor

It's not easy to get serious about budgeting and saving. What is easy is coming up with excuses. Do any of these sound familiar?

10 Signs You're a Closet Spendthrift

Spendthrifts can't budget or save because they can't afford to — they've spent all their money. Beware these costly habits.

8 Buys That Will Be Cheaper in 2015

Falling oil prices may not be good for oil industry stocks, but it's great for consumers. Find out what else you will save on this year.

10 Types of Friends Who Are Costing You Money

Remember how your mom was always wanted you to hang out with the "right" people? Yeah, that's good financial advice, too.