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How to Retire With Less Than $1 Million in Savings

Your nest egg doesn't reach the millions. That's OK; you can still have a happy, healthy retirement.

Create a Budget Based on the Best Money You've Ever Spent

Think about the best purchase you've ever made. Now, base your new budget off it!

4 Times a Handwritten Letter Can Save You Big Bucks

Don't ditch your stationery and penmanship skills just yet. They could save you real money.

5 Ways to Handle Big City Rents

Big city life comes with big city costs. Here's how you can shave dollars off an apartment rental.

6 Confidence-Inspiring Facts About the Stock Market

Even after a tough couple of weeks, the market is still way, way up from its Great Recession lows. There, feel better?

4 Countries Where You Can Live on $1,000 a Month

High rent costs and living expenses got you down? Living in any of these countries will set you back just $1,000 a month.

How to Simplify Your Life to Avoid Decision Fatigue

Making lots of small decisions is taxing. Save your decision-making juice for the big ones with this simple plan.

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.

8 Sacrifices That Will Supercharge Your Debt Payoff

They won't seem like sacrifices when debt is no longer hanging over your head.

How to Build Financial Stability After Divorce

Finding your financial footing after a divorce is not easy, but you can do it.

8 Things That Are Cheaper to Replace Than to Fix

Cheap modern manufacturing means that for a lot of the stuff in our lives, buying new is often cheaper than fixing old.

Yes, You Need "Fun Money" in Your Budget

Being frugal doesn't mean kissing fun goodbye. In fact, you should be budgeting for it!

How to Reduce the Costs of a Cash Advance

Borrowing money against your credit card may be more costly than you think. Consider these strategies to avoid cash advances, or at least minimize their costs.

7 Signs You're Financially Ready to Start a Family

It's hard to know when you're 100 percent ready to have a baby, but these financial signs mean you're off to a great start.

7 Ways Being Single is Better for Your Bank Account

Being single on February 14 can be a real bummer, but look on the bright side: Your bank account will love you for it.

9 Little Ways to Boost Your Savings Account Every Day

Building your savings doesn't have to be daunting. It's the little things that add up.

5 Signs You're Financially Average — And How to Improve

You're probably pretty average when it comes to money — but that's not necessarily a good thing. Here's how to move to the front of the class.

8 Things Millennials Can Do Right Now for an Early Retirement

When you're young, retirement may seem too far off to matter. But wouldn't it be nice to retire early?

7 Money Moves That’ll Protect You During the Next Recession

The Great Recession left our finances in the lurch. These money moves will protect you if we enter another one.

5 Ways Longevity Is Changing Retirement Planning (And What to Do About It)

Americans are living longer than ever. They need retirement planning that sees them through.