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25 Products You Think You Need, but Really Don’t

Marketers spend a lot of effort convincing us that our wants are needs. From aftershave to baby walkers, here are 25 things you can easily do without.

11 Essential Documents You Should Keep in Your Safe

Keep the necessary documents to establish your identity and financial history in a safe, so you can recover from identity theft, fire, or home invasion.

Should You Use a Personal Loan or a Home Equity Loan to Remodel Your Home?

Looking to remodel your home? Here's how to decide between a personal loan and a home equity loan to pay for it.

11 Ways to Eat Oats When You Hate Oatmeal

Oats are jam-packed with nutritious goodies, but what to do if you hate oatmeal? Here are 11 (other) ways to enjoy this amazing grain.

Kill Boredom With These 34 Fun and Productive Projects

Bored? Get off the Internet and get busy tackling these fun, small projects that will improve both you and your life!

Make Flying Easy: The Ultimate Carry-On Packing List

Your itinerary is set and the lodging and flights booked; now the only question is what to pack. Here are some tips to help you pack light and be prepared.

50+ Ways to Have Free Outdoor Fun

From exploring nature and working out to reading, learning about history, and much more, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your time outdoors.

5 Reasons Not to Use Debit Cards When You Shop Online

Before you place an order through your favorite online retailer, consider these reasons to use credit instead of debit.

5 Bodily Fluids You Can Exchange for Cash

If you're fit and healthy and don't mind some hassle and probing questions, you can earn extra income selling little vials of medical grade you.

Are You Saving For Your Child's College Education?

Not all parents are intending to save for their children's education. There may be various reasons why this is the case and it's something I'd like to explore a little, to determi

How to Get Your Kid Started With Investing

You don't have to wait until your kid grows up to show them how to invest. The earlier they start, the more they'll have later on!

17 More Places to Buy, Sell, and Trade Books

A few weeks ago, Sasha wrote a great article about where to find books for less. Here are 17 more places to buy, sell, or trade books.

Renting is cheaper

Everybody has seen a rent-versus-buy analysis. Here's a different way to look at it.

25 Secrets From the World's Most Frugal Frequent Travelers

From booking to baggage, these frequent travelers have been there and done that. Here are their best tips for taking the hassle and hidden expenses out of travel.

The 35 Best Ways to Spend Your Free Time (Frugally)

One way to spend less is to take up a fun hobby. Try one of these great ones, and you may even improve yourself and your bank account along the way too.

The Case for Expensive Shoes

Many cost-conscious consumers cling to a short list of must-haves that are worth purchasing no matter the price. High-quality shoes should make the cut every recession.

These 6 Costco Items Will Easily Cover Your Membership

Is the annual Costco fee worth the money? Yes, and then some — especially if you buy these common items.

Ask the Readers: Share Your Favorite Frugal Holiday Tradition

Share your favorite frugal holiday traditions for a chance to win 1 of 3 $20 gift certificates!

17 Things Car Salesmen Don't Want You to Know

Car salesmen have a lot of tricks up their sleeves to help separate you from your money. Learn what to watch out for.

9 Ways to Earn Extra Cash When Money Is Tight

Whether you're unemployed or could just use some cash on the side, these gigs (ranging from oh-so-easy to kind of wacky) can help you make money fast.