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6 Steps to Avoiding Credit Card Debt Over the Holidays

Follow these six steps and your holiday season will be credit card debt-free.

How Pre-Commitment Mechanisms Can Help You Resist Impulse Buys

You might think impulse buys are impossible to resist, but if you train your brain with pre-commitment mechanisms, you can fight those urges and save money in the process.

5 Reasons Not to Use Debit Cards When You Shop Online

Before you place an order through your favorite online retailer, consider these reasons to use credit instead of debit.

How to Resist These 4 Rationalizations to Spend Money

It can be easy to justify spending money on things you want. But there are ways to fight those urges, and protect your hard-earned money.

4 Mindful Spending Habits That Will Save You Money

These mindful spending strategies can help you resist those impulse buys.

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?

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.

6 Items You Need to Be Prepared to Replace

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

How to Maximize Rewards on Everyday Spending

If you're not using your travel or cash back card for certain expenses, you're leaving valuable rewards on the table.

How to Minimize Financial Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season can put a dent in your savings, but it doesn't have to send you into major debt. Here's how to protect your finances from holiday madness.

8 Baby Items With the Highest Resale Value

The good thing about babies growing quickly is that you can make money by selling their old stuff!

How Reflecting on Possessions Can Help You Resist Impulse Buys

The key to resisting impulse buys could be as simple as thinking about items you already own.

6 Ways Brand Loyalty Costs You Money

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

How to Safely Test Makeup Before You Buy

Testing out makeup before making a purchase is a great way to save money, but the store samples can harbor a plethora of harmful germs. Here's how to do it safely.

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.

10 Reasons You Probably Overpaid at the Store

You can be the smartest shopper around and still end up overpaying for everyday things. Here's how you're getting tripped up.

These 6 Shopping Challenges Will Keep You Stylish Without Breaking Your Budget

If you've been stymied in your efforts to save money on clothes and accessories, make it easier by giving yourself a challenge.

5 Online Stores That Let You Try Before You Buy

Everyone loves to try before they buy. And now more brands and stores are offering their customers this option.

10 Ways to Spot a Knockoff

When you're ready to spend your hard-earned money on a new watch or handbag, you want the real deal. Here's how to make sure get the real deal.

6 Guilty Pleasures That Are Killing Your Budget

Don't let your guilty pleasure ruin your budget. Instead, see how much your habit is really costing you each year and how to better spend the money.