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Mar 24 2017

5 Easy Ways to Save on Your Cell Phone Bill

The key to spending less is to pay only for what you use. Here’s how.  
Mar 17 2017

7 Dumb and Costly Moves Homebuyers Make

We’re entering the prime home buying season, and that means people across the nation will soon be making these dumb mistakes.  
Mar 10 2017

7 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

Praying for a windfall isn’t the only way to get rid of a mortgage. You can painlessly pay off your biggest debt faster than you would think. Here’s the story. 
Mar 3 2017

17 Ways to Have More Fun for Less Money

These tips and simple habits allow you to get more food, movies, sports and other fun into your life without breaking the bank. Here’s the story.
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