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25 Things to Throw Out Today

Do you have any of these items lurking in your home that should be thrown (or given) away? Here's a list of 25 things to get rid of right now.

The Meaning of Milk Label Colors

Can you tell the difference between 1% and skim milk based on the color of the cap? It depends on where you shop.

How to Avoid (and Treat) Cold Sores

Cold sores are painful, ugly, and take a long time to heal. Here's how to avoid (and treat) these nasty little lesions.

Ask the Readers: Do You Keep a Budget?

Tell us whether you keep a budget and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Wishes You Knew

If only you knew! Real estate agents everywhere want you clued in to these basic home-buying and selling facts.

The 5 Best Cozy Home Essentials

If you look around your living room or bedroom and don't immediately want to take a nap, something's missing.

The 5 Best Sheet Masks

If you're new to the sheet mask scene, or are looking for a new one to try, these five are excellent picks that won't break your budget.

Here Are the Right Ways (And the Wrong Ways) to Use a Personal Loan

Before you apply for a personal loan, make sure you plan to use it the right way.

Make Your Hobby Pay Its Way

Hobbies generally end up in the expense category. Depending on the hobby, you may be paying for equipment, supplies, books and magazines, classes, training--the list goes on.

10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)

You can get a lot of stuff you need at the dollar store at unbeatable prices — just as long as you know what products are real bargains, and which ones really aren't.

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.

6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency

Crisis averted! Your emergency fund came through when you needed it. Now it's time to rebuild that financial safety net before the other shoe drops.

Credit Card Signatures Are Going Away — Should You Be Worried?

Major credit card networks are eliminating the need for signatures at the point of sale. What does that mean for you?

Ask the Readers: What Are the Best Gifts for Women?

Tell us what you think the best gifts for women are and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Identity theft is scary. When your kids are the target, it's positively terrifying.

Root cause of the financial crisis

Several times recently, Treasury Secretary Paulson (and many others) have claimed that the "root cause" of the current financial crisis is "the housing correction." This is comple

10 Things You Should Do Immediately After Losing Your Wallet

Losing your wallet can be frustrating and scary — identity theft, anyone? Take these steps to ensure your finances stay safe when your wallet isn't.

5 Money Strategies for the Sandwich Generation

Your kids depend on you. Your aging parents depend on you. For the sandwich generation, smart money management is a must.

5 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Before you know it, summer heat will be here. Is your home ready?

Save Money on Shaving With These Razor Tricks

Make your razor go the extra mile — and last up to a year — with these money-saving (and razor-saving) tricks.

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