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Here's What You Can (And Can't) Buy With SNAP

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There's a lot of confusion about what government food assistance can — and cannot — buy. Here's a rundown.

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How to Get Your Spouse on Board With Budgeting

You and your spouse may be on the same page with beliefs, and parenting methods, but are your financial goals in line?

Why Behavior Nudges Don't Always Lead to Healthy Habits

Behavior nudges have proven successful in many scenarios, but they aren't perfect. Here's why they may not be the best bet for changing your habits.

Do You Need Wedding Insurance?

You hope your wedding day goes off without a hitch, but some things you just can't control, so you might want to consider wedding insurance.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Favorite Summer Activities?

Tell us about your favorite summer activities and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 Hidden Expenses to Plan for When You Redeem Travel Rewards

Redeeming travel rewards is fun and can feel like scoring free travel, but there are some hidden expenses you should budget for.

How Too Many Small Decisions Can Cost You Big

Small decisions might not seem taxing separately, but collectively, they can really weigh you down. Here's how.

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.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save On Summer Gear?

Tell us how you save on summer gear and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

The 7 Best Ways to Earn Travel Points and Miles Without a Credit Card

Good news! There are several ways to rack up travel points and miles without the use of a credit card.

Ask the Readers: Do You Have a Garden?

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

Why Cruises Are the Best Option for a Cheap Family Vacation

Looking to book a family getaway that won't break the budget? Search no more and head to the high seas!

How to Keep Home Improvement Projects From Busting Your Budget

You might have a set home improvement budget, but scope creep can easily bust it wide open. Here's how to prevent that.

Ask the Readers: Where Do You Shop For Household Goods?

Tell us where you shop for household goods and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Ask the Readers: Do You Use a Workout Plan?

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

How to Use Airline Shopping Portals to Cash In On Rewards

Airline shopping portals can help you earn thousands of miles each year, without getting on an airplane.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Best Travel Planning Tips?

Tell us your best travel planning tips and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How Habit Boredom Makes You Abandon Your Goals

Before habit boredom gets in the way of your goals, learn how to preserve that ambition.

5 Personal Loan Fees You Should Never, Ever Pay

The whole point of getting a loan is to avoid the high interest rates and added fees of a credit card. So make sure you're avoiding all of that with personal loans, too.

How to Use Financial Anchors to Make Better Money Decisions

Using this mental trick can transform you into a money master.

6 Items You Need to Be Prepared to Replace

Looking to upgrade your appliances and furniture? Here's when to do it.