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10 Less Awkward Ways to Ask a Friend for Your Money Back

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Friendships can easily be ruined by borrowed money. But if you're looking to get your loan repaid, here's how to do it with minimal awkwardness.

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5 Things Keeping You From a Life of Financial Independence

These are common obstacles that could be standing between you and sweet financial freedom.

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Even if your full-time job consists of several gig economy jobs, you can successfully save for retirement — here's how.

How to Deal With a Partner Who Is Too Controlling With Money

Conversations about money are never fun in relationships, but they're very necessary. And when one partner is getting too controlling, here's how to deal.

5 Financial Accomplishments Millennials Can Be Proud Of

Millennials get a bad rap. Financially speaking, however, they've done some great things.

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Throwing an unforgettable soiree doesn't have to blow your budget. Keep your party guests entertained with these helpful tips.

How Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money

Your budget can easily go off the rails if you're spending money just to keep pace with your friends, but in some cases, it can actually help you save.

6 Ways Brand Loyalty Costs You Money

You'd think being loyal to certain brands would be financially rewarding, but not always.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Trip Around the World

Planning a trip around the world? Use this step-by-step guide to help you in the planning process.

How I've Scored Free Travel for 5 Years Straight

I haven't paid for hotels or flights in over five years, and I've traveled all over the world. Here's my secret.

How a Family of 4 Can Visit Hawaii for $1,000 or Less

Hawaii may be beautiful, but it's far from the mainland and expensive to visit. These tips can help you plan a Hawaiian vacation for $1,000 or less.

6 Ways to Automate Credit Card Payments and Rewards

Make your credit card rewards work for you by automating them, as well as your monthly payments so you never have to pay a late fee.

This Is When It Pays to Stay Loyal to a Rewards Credit Card

Staying loyal to a particular rewards credit card can be risky, but it can also pay off if you know how to play the game. This is how to win.

6 Relaxing, Affordable Hot Springs You Can Visit This Fall

If you're looking for a fall getaway that'll keep your soul soothed all through the winter, head to any of these relaxing hot springs in the U.S.

How to Travel Across the U.S. on a Budget

You don't need to be a millionaire to see the best sights America has to offer. In fact, you can travel across the U.S. on budget and still have a blast.

47 Free Things to Do Across the U.S.

See the country without putting a dent in your budget by checking out these fabulous and free activities all over the U.S.

How to Find Free Campsites in the U.S.

Looking to save money on your next camping trip? Here's how to book a campsite that's completely free.

5 Websites to Book Cheaper Travel Packages

Looking to book an affordable travel package? These sites will help you find the best possible deal.

How 2 People Can See Paris for $500 or Less

Visit the enchanting city of Paris for the historic buildings, world famous art, and the crepes. Just make sure you do it inexpensively with a smart combination of rewards cards.

How a Family of 4 Can See Italy for $1,000 or Less

Italy is home to beautiful views and sought-after experiences, but it's also expensive to reach. This guide can help you see this amazing destination for $1,000 or less.

28 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

Before you spend one cent on anything today, arm yourself with proven strategies that will help you avoid paying full price ever again.