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10 Most Breathtaking Day Hikes in the U.S.

Make sure your travel bucket list includes these thrilling and majestic hiking spots across the U.S.

Home Equity Loan or HELOC: Which Is Right for You?

You have equity in your home, and you need to borrow money. Should you turn to a HELOC or a home equity loan?

netSpend: The Story of the Visa Debit Card We Did Not Apply For

This is my story of shock, anger, and finally disgust at the practices of netSpend.

3 Things You Should Consider Before Selling Your House for Cash

You just got a cash offer for your home! Before you sell, consider these important things first.

Ask the Readers: Do You Look Forward to Tax Time? (Your Chance to win $20!)

What are you thoughts on tax time? Do you dread it? Anxiously await it? Let us know your stories here in our comment thread or on Twitter, and you'll be entered to win one of two $

8 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Keep You Entertained

Cable TV is expensive, but watching your favorite shows doesn't have to be. Here are eight ways you can cut the cable and still catch your must-see TV.

Beautify Your Yard: What's Your Best Advice?

The yard and garden is on everyone’s mind this time of year, and the recent Earth Day celebration may have you thinking about some fuel-free options for keeping things beautiful.

Ask the Readers: What is Your Best Back-to-School Shopping Tip?

Tell us your best back-to-school shopping tip and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

8 Myths About Health Savings Accounts — Debunked!

An HSA can be a great way to pay for health care, earn investment income and cut your taxes. Cut through the confusion before you jump in.

50 Great Things to Do With $50

One dollar may not buy you much anymore, but a crisp $50 bill still has value. From splurges to saving, try these savvy ideas for your half-hundred.

4 Things You Need to Know About Gift Tax

There's a tax on financial gifts? Of course there is — and guess what else? It's very convoluted.

Are You Letting FOMO Ruin Your Finances?

FOMO can prompt us to make a lot of questionable decisions. Get your envy in check and regain control of your life — and your money.

3 Ways Millennials Can Avoid Financial Fraud

Elders aren't the only targets of financial fraud. Even young folks need to know how to protect themselves.

Why there's no reason NOT to buy store brand baby formula.

There’s nothing like starting an article with a double negative is there? Sorry, but it was the easiest way to get my point across. As a father of a 3-year old and a soon to be 1-y

10 Things I Just Won’t Do to Save Money

Turn down money-saving opportunities? Yup! One very frugal writer shares the questionable and straight-up dumb ways he won't save money.

9 Simple Ways to Stop Impulse Buying

I can't tell you that changing your shopping habits will be easy, but these simple strategies can help you lock down your impulse spending.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, By the Month

Not sure which fruits and vegetables are 'in season'? Here's a handy list to help you out!

7 Important Money Moves to Make in the New Year, According to Financial Advisors

Now that we've entered a new year, and a new decade, it's time to make these smart money moves.

How to Read a Credit Report

You're ready to check your annual free credit report. Now — just how exactly should you read one of these things?

Figuring the Size of Your Emergency Fund

The usual rule of thumb is 3 to 6 months' income. Of course that's silly--the size of your emergency fund needs to be based on your spending, not your income. But even 3