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Feb 23 2017

21 Restaurants Offering Free Food Right Now

In exchange for your email address, you can get at least one freebie food item — and sometimes more — at these restaurant chains. 
Feb 17 2017

Boost Your Credit Score Fast With These 7 Moves

Get your sagging score into shape this spring by taking these steps.   
Feb 10 2017

20 Simple Hacks to Make Your Stuff Last Longer

You can save a lot of money by not having to replace things as often. We’ve got 20 tips to help you extend the life of everything from soap to cars. Here’s the story.  
Feb 3 2017

12 Surprising Ways to Wreck Your Credit Score

A seemingly small stumble — such as forgetting to return library books — can cause your credit score to plummet.  Here’s the story.
Jan 27 2017

15 Super-Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks at the Movies

The average movie ticket now costs almost $9. But you can pay less — or maybe nothing at all — with these easy tactics. 
Jan 20 2017

8 Ways to Bolster Your Finances in the Trump Era

The incoming president’s proposals to cut taxes and boost the economy may also bring higher interest rates and inflation. Be ready to thrive under ‘Trumponomics’ with these tips.
Jan 13 2017

Pop Quiz: Is It Better to Have a Tax Credit or a Tax Deduction?

It’s that time once again, but don’t despair. Here’s a chance to test your tax IQ — and sharpen your tax-slashing skills. 
Jan 6 2017

Extreme Financial Makeover: 30 Moves in 30 Days

Like getting in shape, getting your finances in order can seem daunting. Try this one-month, 30 minutes a day approach to tackle it in manageable steps. Here’s the story. 
Dec 30 2016

Resolutions 2017: Save More Money Using 5 Simple Tricks

Saving money doesn’t have to be painful. Here are five little games you can play that will help you put more cash in the bank.  
Dec 22 2016

10 Tips for Throwing a Great, Cheap New Year’s Eve Party

We don’t want to alarm you, but New Year’s Eve is just a week or so away. Want to start the new year with frugality and flair? Here’s how. 
Dec 16 2016

9 Rules for Holiday Tipping

It’s that time of the year when everyone wonders whom to tip — and how much to give — during the holiday season. Do you tip your kindergartener’s teacher? How about the garbage man? And what about
Dec 9 2016

10 Strategies to Save Big Bucks on Amazon

If you shop the world’s largest online mall, learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every purchase. Added bonus: Get free two-day shipping for the holidays and free HBO for a
Dec 2 2016

5 Reasons to Shop for a Home in December

Buy a home in December, and you might save 5 to 7 percent. That’s just one reason why this is the best time of year to house hunt. Here’s the story.  
Nov 28 2016

17 Restaurants Offering Free Gift Cards for the Holidays

‘Tis the season to save on gift cards at your favorite restaurants. Find out who’s offering freebie bonus cards. Here’s the story.   
Nov 18 2016

10 Ways to Retire Earlier Than Friends on the Same Salary

If you hope to retire early, the decisions you make are as important as the money you earn. Here are some tips for getting out of the rat race.