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Americans Spend More Than Other Countries On These 10 Things

Americans are known to be big spenders. Here's how our spending habits stack up with the rest of the world.

The 7 Best Credit Card Debt Elimination Strategies

You want out of credit card debt, and you want out fast. You have several options — which will work for you?

6 Easy Ways to Use Technology to Save on Christmas Shopping

Put some of the whiz-bang gadget gifts you received last year to work. That tech can save you big on this year's holiday shopping.

6 Ways to Keep Holiday Spending From Blowing Debt Repayment

The holidays are stressful enough — now add debt to the mix. Here's how to balance them both and exit the holidays on firmer financial footing.

How Much Can You Afford to Spend in Retirement?

You made it! Now how exactly can you enjoy your retirement without worrying about your savings? Follow these rules of thumb.

8 Things Your Boomer Parents Could Afford That You Can't

It's not just your imagination: Things are way more expensive now than they used to be.

8 Steps to Budget Mastery in 20 Minutes a Month

All it takes is 20 minutes a month to be a total money master. Try this method and budget like a boss.

Pets, Old Cars, and 3 Other Common Money Pits

Beware the money pit. Whether it's a new puppy or a vintage muscle car, you might be jumping into more spending than you can afford.

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.