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Ask the Readers: What's In Your Wallet?

We want to know what you currently carry in your purse or wallet.  By sharing the contents via comments or Twitter, you will be entered to win a $20 Amazon

How to Get Over These 5 Scary Things About Investing

If fear is holding you back from investing, screw your courage to the sticking place! Stop letting fear make your money decisions for you.

How Cash Rewards Credit Cards Really Work

Confused by the proliferating credit card rewards programs? Find out what terms to avoid — and which ones will really save you money.

9 Gifts That Won't Become Clutter

Everyone loves gifts, but no one likes clutter. These minimalist ideas all make for a perfect present.

A Denim Expert Reveals Why You Only Need 3 Pairs of Jeans

By following a simple routine, you can have denim jeans for every occasion and task, and you only have to buy a single pair per year.

What Are Secured Credit Cards?

Learn how secured credit cards are different from regular credit cards and prepaid cards, how they help rebuild credit, and how to choose one.

4 Golden Rules of Investing in Retirement

When you've spent your whole life investing for retirement, it can be nerve-wracking to invest during retirement.

12 Side Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms and Dads

Being a stay-at-home parent can put a strain on your budget, but these side jobs allow you to take care of the kids while generating additional income.

8 Vile Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For

Although 99% of the ads on Craigslist are legit, some are designed to scam you. Recognize these eight common Craigslist scams and avoid becoming a mark.

The 5 Best 9 Volt Batteries

If your battery-powered appliances are fading fast, quality 9 volt batteries are what you need. Upgrade to one of these next time you need to replace them.

How to Build Your Own Amortization Schedule

Looking for a dull, but financially eye-opening home project? Great! Today, we're going to build an amortization schedule. [more]

How I Scored Tons of Free Stuff By Building a Small Social Media Audience

You don't need a million followers to score tons of free goodies. Tweet faster!

8 Legit Ways to Use the Gym for Free

Don't want to pay for a full gym membership? Instead, follow these strategies that let you work out at the gym without paying a cent.

How to Launder Money

Money laundering is not a simple concept. It's two simple concepts, because there are two different activities that are called money laundering. Here's how to do both of them.

9 Ways Gamers Can Make Extra Cash

Wouldn't it be nice to cash in on those hours spent behind a game controller? Good news — you can!

25 Easy Ways to Make Cheap Cuts of Meat Taste Expensive

Inexpensive cuts of meat don't have to taste cheap. Stretch your budget and eat well, too, with this collection of delicious ways to eat cheap meat.

11 Simple Rules of Excellent Houseguest Etiquette

Being a great houseguest requires more than a parting gift upon departure. See what it takes to really make sure you get invited back.

Can You Really Make a Living as an Ebook Writer?

Ever wonder if you could make a living as an ebook author? Us too! Find out what we learned about it.

Here's What to Do if You Don't Make Enough Money at Your Job

When your paycheck is only making ends meet, it takes a toll on your money and your mood. It's time to get proactive.

10 Ways to Get Free (or Almost Free) Airline Tickets

Airfare isn't cheap, and it's rarely free. But if you can be flexible with your travel plans and know whom to ask (and how), you really can fly for free.