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  1. A 5-Point Plan To Financial Success

    Financial planning is one of the keys to a successful future. Here is how you can get your finances in order.
  2. How The Auction Market Works

    Here's a look into the online auction market and how to get yourself the best value possible on sites like eBay and Quibids. ...
  3. How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

    If you want to homeschool your child, there are financial, legal and educational factors that you must consider.
  4. Why An Emergency Fund Is Important

    Emergency funds are vital in case you lose your job or perhaps have an expensive medical emergency, but why do so few people ...
  5. E-Books Vs. Print Books

    Paper or plastic? Here's a look at some of the pros and cons of e-books and hard copies, and a look at which medium might ...
  6. Layoff Protection Plans: Good Deal Or Gimmick?

    If you get laid off, these plans can be of great value, but the best protection may be to avoid big purchases altogether. ...
  7. Layaway Plans: Get The Goods Without Going Into Debt

    If using a layaway plan keeps you from having to use your credit card, it could be a smart move.
  8. Best Cars For Under $20,000

    The Hyundai Tucson and Chevrolet Heritage High Roof are two of the best new vehicles that sell for less than $20,000.
  9. Today's Teens And Money

    With the revelation that one in four U.S. teenagers do not understand the difference between debit and credit, we look at ...
  10. How You Can Become Rich By Using The Same Methods As The 1%

    The rich keep getting richer. Here are some ways you can improve your own personal finances by using some of the same strategies ...
  11. 6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle For Money

    You can make extra cash by recycling these odd items.
  12. Simple Ways To Save For Maternity Leave

    Here are some useful ways you can save money for the numerous expenses you will encounter when you are on maternity leave.
  13. Homeschool Or Public School?

    Here's a rundown of whether homeschooling or public schooling is a better choice for your child.
  14. How Families Can Survive With Just One Income

    An increasing number of households are getting by on one income. Surviving on only one income has its challenges, but it ...
  15. The Pareto Principle And Savings

    Here's how you can implement the Pareto principle in your everyday life to improve your financial standing.
  16. Unique Wedding Registries

    Engaged couples who prefer non-traditional wedding gifts have a wide variety of options when it comes to creating a wedding ...
  17. The Most Costly Olympic Games

    Here's a look at some financial successes and failures of past Olympic Games and how they compare to the London 2012 Olympic ...
  18. Is It Better To Be Book Smart Or Street Smart?

    College educations generally improve a person's chances of being successful, but it's also possible to be successful with ...
  19. How Inflation Has Affected Transportation Prices

    Getting around today is less expensive than it was 10 years ago, and this downtrend shows no signs of stopping.
  20. The True Value Of A Staycation

    A staycation can not only save you and your family money, but it can save time, benefit the economy, help you learn and much ...
  21. How To Dress For Success In Business

    Here are a few tips to help you put your best foot forward.
  22. Used Car Shopping: How To Avoid A Lemon

    Being prepared before buying will save you thousands in the long run.
  23. Unique Places Where Personal Finance Training Is Taught

    Consumers can get personal finance training from schools, the government, the military and a variety of community organizations. ...
  24. How To Find The Perfect Apartment

    Here are some useful tips to help you find an apartment that's affordable and livable.
  25. 7 Ways To Save Money By Spending More

    Here are some ways spending a little more money now can result in savings in the long run.
  26. People Who Benefit The Most From Volunteering

    From parents to students to retirees, volunteering can be of great benefit to a lot of people. Here are people who volunteering ...
  27. Ways To Be Frugal In Your 20s

    If you are a recent college grad or still in school, here are some fun and innovative ways to save money.
  28. How To Stay On Track With Your Budget

    Sticking to a budget and making savings is the only way to put yourself on a firm financial footing.
  29. 5 Products That Aren't Getting Cheaper, But Should Be

    Most products drop in price over time. That's not the case with these products.
  30. 10 Things Your Family Can Do This Summer For Under $100

    Here are some activities you can do with your family to kick-start summer.
  31. 5 Items That You Shouldn't Buy Cheap Alternatives Of

    You should avoid cheaper alternatives of computers, appliances, linens, infant car seats and mattresses.
  32. How To Save Money At The Grocery Store

    With a little practice, you can save money at the grocery store like a pro.
  33. What The Future Of Space Travel Means For Consumers

    Companies such as SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Orbital Sciences and XCOR are leading the way for private space exploration and ...
  34. Ways The Internet Has Destroyed Your Finances

    Shopping online is fast and easy, but dangerous at the same time.
  35. Get A Free Ride From Credit Companies

    Find out how to make your credit cards work for you - not against you.
  36. The Real Cost Of Owning A Smartphone

    The average data, texting and minute plan for a smartphone is estimated to cost around $2,100 for a two-year contract.
  37. What You Need To Know About Airline Baggage Fees

    It might surprise you just how much airlines are charging for additional baggage.
  38. Maternity Leave Basics: Canada Vs. The U.S.

    When compared to its northern neighbor, the American maternity leave policy is embarrassingly sparse.
  39. 4 Habits That Damage Your Credit Score

    Many common money habits can affect your credit score negatively without you even knowing it.
  40. Unclaimed Property: Forgotten Money Found

    The government holds billions of dollars of unclaimed property just waiting for citizens to claim it.
  41. 5 Ways To Save On Parking

    Parking can be expensive, but options like carpools and economy lots can add up to big savings.
  42. How To Plan An Affordable Summer Wedding

    With summer just around the corner, we look at how couples looking to tie the knot can make significant savings during the ...
  43. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

    Best Buy's days may be numbered, according to Wall Street insiders. Find out why.
  44. How To Get Frequent Flyer Rewards If You Don't Fly Often

    There are many ways to rack up frequent flyer miles even if you don't fly often. Here are some tips to do so.
  45. Budgeting When You're Broke

    When you're short on cash, a strict budget is the best tool for finding financial stability.
  46. How To Decide What Your Kids Deserve For Allowance

    When choosing your allowance method, here are some considerations to factor in.
  47. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  48. A Double Undergrad Can Cost You Your MBA

    At college, many students prefer to do a double undergrad to broaden their education, but this can hinder you - financially ...
  49. Benefits Of Concurrent Enrollment

    College tuition is rising. See what you can do for your child now to give them a head start.
  50. Rethinking Summer Vacation

    Summer vacation doesn't have to be expensive in order to be fun.
  51. Mobile Apps That Help You Earn Money

    With the mobile app industry set to continue its growth, we address apps that deliver money-making opportunities to users. ...
  52. Building A More Realistic Household Budget

    Sticking to a budget is easy when you have one that's more realistic, and when you have the whole family as support.
  53. Building A Professional Work Wardrobe On A Tight Budget

    Shopping at outlet stores and signing up for mailing lists are just some of the ways you can dress well for work on a budget. ...
  54. Get The Best Prices On Clothes

    There's no reason to pay full price for your wardrobe. Here are some tips for getting great deals when clothes shopping. ...
  55. Should You Pay In Cash?

    Avoiding all forms of plastic payment can do wonders for your stress level and pocket book.
  56. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: Preventing Panic At The Pump

    This Fox Business host gives us tips on how you can cut down on your gas costs.
  57. How Renting Out Your Spare Room Can Backfire

    Renting out a portion of your home to help pay the mortgage sounds like a great idea, but it doesn't always work out the ...
  58. Options For When You Can No Longer Afford Your Car

    If you have more car than you can afford, here are four ways to deal with this "debt on wheels."
  59. Creative Ways To Overcome Student Debt

    There's many available student debt repayment options and strategies, such as student loan initiatives and loan consolidation ...
  60. Top-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Find out how much these part-time jobs pay and how easy they are to get.
  61. 5 Tips To Cut Wedding Costs

    Here are some tips to help you plan your wedding for a reasonable price.
  62. 5 Ways To Invest In Travel And Tourism

    Discover five areas of the travel and tourism market that could prove lucrative from an investing standpoint.
  63. 3 Sustainable Federal Government Investments

    With the Obama Administration focusing on long term and sustainable investments, this article looks at 3 of the best in terms ...
  64. Why Spring Break And Sports Cars Aren't Worth It

    Here's a list of reasons why you would be better off buckling down now rather than struggling later in life.
  65. How To Save For A Wedding

    Most couples spend over $25,000 on a wedding. Here are some ideas for setting aside and saving money for the big day.
  66. 5 Ways To Start Saving Today

    If you have no idea how to start saving your money, we list a few easy ways to start today.
  67. Wheels Of A Future Fortune

    Buy a quality car without driving your expenses through the roof.
  68. 6 Easy And Cheap Steps To Winterize Your Car

    Here's a guide to help you get your vehicle ready for the winter without spending too much.
  69. Best Stores For Valentine's Deals

    These stores have some great Valentine's Day deals to take advantage of this year.
  70. Big Box Stores Vs. Small Retailers

    We list five factors for you to consider when choosing between a big-box or smaller retailer.
  71. 7 Affordable Ways To Spend Spring Break

    Taking a road trip or staying with family when traveling are just some ways to affordably enjoy your spring break.
  72. 5 Costly First Year Baby Expenses

    Raising a child is expensive, and it requires a lot of planning. Here are some unexpected ways your money is going to be ...
  73. How To Spend Valentine's Day On A Budget

    Valentine's Day costs can add up very quickly. Here are some ways to cut back without being too stingy.
  74. (Slideshow) 5 Not-So-Traditional Budgeting Tips

    You may not have heard of these easy, money-saving tips.
  75. The Best Times To Take A Vacation

    Money shouldn't be the only factor when planning your next trip. Here are other factors to use when determining the best ...
  76. Best Places And Sites For Online Travel Deals

    These sites and tips will help you figure out what kind of vacation you want and how to ensure you're getting the best price. ...
  77. The Traveler's Checklist

    Are you traveling soon? Here are some tips you need to know about before leaving.
  78. A Look At The Airline Industry

    Discover what bankruptcies mean for the future of airline travel.
  79. Avoid The Generation Debt Trap

    There is a worldwide generation of young, educated individuals mired in unmanageable debt. Find out why.
  80. Personal Finance Resolutions You Need

    Follow these useful tips to improve your financial health in the New Year.
  81. 5 Ways To Cut Your New Year's Eve Party Alcohol Costs

    It's about time to ring in the new year. Here are some great tips to help you cut booze costs on New Year's Eve.
  82. Meaningful Christmas Gift Ideas

    Giving a donation in someone's name as a Christmas gift is a great way to make a difference.
  83. 5 Inexpensive Winter Activities For Kids

    Having your child stay active during the winter months doesn't need to break the bank.
  84. When Money Is Tight, An Emergency Fund Can Save The Day

    Having an emergency fund to fall back on is essential. Don't have one? Don't worry. We give you some tips to start one.
  85. 4 Expensive Winter Sports For Kids

    If your child wants to take up a winter sport, and it's one of these four, be prepared to open your wallet.
  86. How To Budget For A New Baby

    The cost of raising a family varies. We break down the expenses involved in having your first child.
  87. 6 Smartphone Apps To Help Save On Holiday Shopping

    With the help of these smartphone apps, you can save money and find upcoming deals for the holidays.
  88. How To Use Price Adjustments To Get The Best Deals

    We take a look at 6 top retailers' price adjustment policies, and tell you how to get your money's worth.
  89. 10 Ways To Reach The Top 1%

    You might not make it to the top 1% but these 10 small economic changes might get you well on your way.
  90. Alternate Methods Of Online Payment

    Paying by credit is one of the most common methods of payment for online shopping in the U.S. However, there are many other ...
  91. 5 Avoidable Shopping Mistakes

    By avoiding these common shopping mistakes, you may be able to save your hard-earned dollars and get more bang for your buck. ...
  92. 5 Things People Buy Because Of Peer Pressure

    Peer pressure always affects people's purchasing decisions. Find out the products that benefit most from it.
  93. How To Finance Your Studies Abroad

    Studying abroad is a goal for many, but it can often be expensive. Find out why you don't have to spend all of your savings ...
  94. How To Travel During Holidays With Frequent-Flier Miles

    Frequent flier miles can be a great boon for your budget. Learn how many you need to travel over the holidays.
  95. Comparing Online And In-Store Prices

    While every retailer is different, there are several factors that affect where you'll get a better deal.
  96. The Huge Benefits Of High School Economics

    Teaching economics in high school as a core subject would benefit students, and help ease the cycles of boom and bust for ...
  97. Top 8 Ways To Stick To Your Budget

    If sticking to your budget is tougher than you thought it would be, here are some strategies to keep you going in the right ...
  98. A Beginner's Guide To Penny-Pinching

    Great, simple ways to save money around your home.
  99. Top 5 Ways To Legally Cut Out Cable

    With the cost of cable expected to continue rising, it's time to figure out whether you actually need it.
  100. How Technology Can Save You Money

    These technological advances are great ways to organize your personal finances.
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