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13 Ways to Make a Good First Impression at Your Next Job Interview

You did something right on your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile and landed the interview. Don't blow it know by making a bad first impression.

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.

5 Perfectly Respectable Uses for Instant Mashed Potatoes

Like most people, I can tell the difference between authentic mashed potatoes, made from fresh spuds, and the dehydrated “flakes” that come in a box. This doesn’t mean that 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.

The 5 Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Choosing the right oil to cook with isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these five extra virgin olive oils and everything in life will taste better.

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.

This Is How Americans Spent Their Money in the 1950s

Americans had a lot of fun spending money in the 1950s, almost as much fun as we do spending money today.

A Secured Credit Card Can Repair Your Credit Score — Here's How to Pick the Best

A secured credit card can help improve your creditworthiness, but some secured cards do more harm than good. Here's how to choose one that's right for you.

A Used Car Salesman Reveals Dirty Tricks (and How to Beat Them)

A former used car salesman reveals some tricks of the trade. Before you buy a used car, read this!

The Best Credit Cards with No Balance Transfer Fees

Most credit cards charge a balance transfer fee of 3% or more. If you have a large balance you'd like to transfer, try one of these fee-free credit cards.

Should You Trust Your Money With These 4 Popular Financial Robo-Advisers?

More and more investors are choosing "robo-advisers" to manage their retirement and other investment accounts. Here are four to consider.

12 Genius Ways to Upcycle Old Scarves

Those old scarves in your closet can be put to fun new uses with a twist of creativity. Here are almost a dozen ideas to get you started.

12 Ways You Can Go Easier on Yourself

Pushing hard to exceed our own high expectations can lead to burnout. Learn how to dial it back to reduce stress and remain productive and engaged.

Cheapest Ways to Get Your Caffeine Fix

Get caffeine costs, measured out by the price per milligram. What gets you the most buzz for your buck.

The 10 Offensive Phrases No One Is Telling You About

A lot of the stock phrases we use have much darker meanings than we probably intend. Be careful what you say!

15 Jobs That Capitalize on the Growth in Rich Households

The rich keep on getting richer — which means there are more jobs than ever catering to the 1 percent. Is it time to brush up on your butler-ing skills?

7 Ways to Make Amazon Pay YOU!

Online retail giant Amazon may be known as a shopper's mecca, but you can also earn significant cash from the site, too. Here's how.

The 5 Best In-Home Dry Cleaning Kits

Keeping your clothes in peak condition isn't easy, but it can be. Just use one of these five in-home dry cleaning kits and you'll always look sharp.