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  1. 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. ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. Comparing Online And In-Store Prices

    While every retailer is different, there are several factors that affect where you'll get a better deal.
  6. 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 ...
  7. A Beginner's Guide To Penny-Pinching

    Great, simple ways to save money around your home.
  8. 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.
  9. How Technology Can Save You Money

    These technological advances are great ways to organize your personal finances.
  10. Top 12 Personal Finance Websites

    These are personal financial websites that offer the users value. It could help you find the information you need.
  11. Top 5 Easy Saving Tips

    Saving is not something that just happens, it needs to be planned and tracked as part of a financial budget.
  12. Online Or Campus Study: What's The Better Option?

    Find out how employer's view these degrees and get some tips on where to go for an online degree.
  13. 6 Tricks To Make Coupons Work For You

    Use these strategies to counteract the stores' and manufacturers' coupon tactics and come out ahead.
  14. Budgeting For A Recession

    A recession can be tough on your finances, but by planning ahead you can increase your financial resiliency.
  15. 7 Ways To Save On Last-Minute Travel

    Whether for an emergency or just a cheaper vacation, these tips can save you a ton of cash for last-minute travel.
  16. How To Build A Stockpile To Save Money

    No matter where you live, you can save money by stockpiling food and supplies.
  17. Four Online Shopping Alternatives To Amazon

    There are several alternatives when it comes to online shopping. The more you know about the reputation of the vendor and ...
  18. 6 Sneaky Ways Coupons Make You Spend More

    If you're hoping to save money by using coupons, watch out for sellers' strategies.
  19. 9 Tips For Safeguarding Your Accounts

    When it comes to keeping your money safe, don't rely on the FDIC - there's much more you can do.
  20. How To Get A Price Match

    A look at the price match policies of major retailers - what do consumers need to know to take advantage of these policies? ...
  21. The Value Of An Ivy League Education

    Does an Ivy League education give you a better chance of landing a high-paying job?
  22. Do e-Textbooks Help Students Save Money?

    How does the price of an electronic textbook rental compare to the price of other options for acquiring the book?
  23. Is Online Shopping Killing Brick-And-Mortar?

    Online shopping has increased by 20%, much to the detriment of several large retailers; the question is, will there be more ...
  24. The Most Affordable Cities To Live In

    Here is a look at some of the places in the United States where your money will go the furthest.
  25. 5 Ways To Make Budgeting Fun

    These easy tips can help make financial planning a breeze.
  26. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Don't let the excitement of owning your own home lead you to make bad financial decisions.
  27. The All-Cash Budget Plan: Does It Work?

    Cutting up your credit cards might be the best decision for your budget, but that doesn't mean it will work for everyone.
  28. The Dark Side Of Bulk Buying

    Find out why getting more for less isn't always a great deal.
  29. 8 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of A Garage Sale

    Whether you're selling or buying, these tips can help you get more out of this summer's garage sales.
  30. 5 Reasons Why You Can't Stick To Your Budget

    You want to stay on track with your finances, but these fatal budgeting flaws may be holding you back.
  31. 5 Easy Ways To Fight The Urge To Splurge

    Keep your spending under control, and sticking to your budget won't seem so difficult.
  32. Why You Can't Afford Not To Have A Car

    Owning a car can help you earn and save more money.
  33. The Top 6 Online Coupons And How To Use Them

    Learn the basics of couponing so that you can get creative with your savings strategy and evolve beyond the basic coupon ...
  34. Unclaimed Scholarships: Get Your Share

    These obscure scholarships often have thousands of dollars in unclaimed money, due to their restrictive eligibility requirements.
  35. Should Congress Raise The Debt Ceiling?

    Some members of Congress say the debt ceiling must be raised while others insist it's time Uncle Sam learned how to get by ...
  36. What Kids Should Know About Money

    It's never too early for children to understand finances, even on the most basic level.
  37. Couponing 101: Dos and Don'ts

    Coupon clipping isn't new, but it has gone digital. Find out how to use coupons to your advantage today.
  38. 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Go To Grad School

    For some newly graduated students, entering the workforce directly after graduation is the best option.
  39. 4 Ways Rising Fuel Costs Influence The Auto Industry

    Though fuel efficient cars may cost more up front, they are expected to significantly reduce the amount of money spent on ...
  40. 5 Changes To Airline Rules You Need To Know

    Passenger rights advocates have been clamoring for the government to issue new rules to prevent airlines from abuses such ...
  41. The Downside Of Cheap Vacation Properties

    Find out about the adverse trade-offs that come with getting a bargain on a vacation home.
  42. 6 Free Ways To Learn New Job Skills

    If you're not ready to make a big investment in your education, there are baby steps you can take to boost your marketable ...
  43. 5 Unusual Tactics To Help You Save More

    Sometimes, changing financial habits takes a little creativity. Learn some imaginative ways to save more money.
  44. Should You Buy Groceries Online?

    A look at this new way to shop and whether it will help you save or end up costing you money.
  45. A Royal Budget: How Kate's Financial Life Is About To Change

    Kate Middleton is all set to marry into the British Royal Family, but do real-life princesses face budgets, money issues ...
  46. 8 Low-Cost Ways To Transfer Money

    If cost is your primary concern, there are several cheap(er) ways to move funds.
  47. 7 Cheap And Fun Vacation Alternatives

    From volunteering to house swapping, learn about inexpensive vacation alternatives that will excite you.
  48. Buffett's World Travels

    What the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway thinks of various developing countries and which has the most potential.
  49. 7 Homeowner Costs Renters Don't Pay

    There are many factors to consider when comparing buying to renting. Learn more here.
  50. 8 Things You Need To Know Before Renting A Car

    There's a lot you may not know about renting a car. Knowing these tips will save you money while still getting where you ...
  51. 6 iPhone Apps To Help You Budget Better

    With budgeting, half the battle is getting organized. These apps can help you do just that.
  52. 7 Places To Find Free WiFi

    Free internet is widely available and easily accessible - you just need to know where to look. Here are some places to start.
  53. 5 New Ways To Find A Great Internship

    When using these strategies, cast a broad net, be flexible and don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone.
  54. 10 Tips For A Cheaper, Better Vacation

    Start planning your summer vacation with these tips, and you can have a top-quality vacation for a lot less money than you ...
  55. Is Coupon Clipping A Waste Of Time?

    Coupons reduce the cost of a product or service, but are the savings really worth the time it takes?
  56. Retailers Are Going Mobile: How You Can Benefit

    New technology creates increased competition for retailers, and puts consumers in a winning situation.
  57. 6 Free Alternatives To Your Favorite Software

    State-of-the-art software is expensive, but some of the free alternatives are giving them a run for their money.
  58. 2 Ways To Finish Undergraduate And MBA Programs Faster

    Testing out of courses and challenging course credit decisions can allow you to save money and time at college.
  59. 6 Simple Car Mods That Actually Save Fuel

    Check out these simple and effective ways to turn your car into a fuel-sipping cash-saver.
  60. Consumer Products That Depreciate The Most (And Least)

    Your new car may not hold its value as well as that old collectible toy you kept in perfect condition. Find out which purchases ...
  61. Buying A Car: The Worst Investment?

    An automobile is considered to be one of the worst investments that can be made, but there are ways to turn that negative ...
  62. 7 Popular Diet Plans And What They Cost

    Find out the price of the most popular diet plans per month and how this compares to average American food costs
  63. How Being Cheap Will Leave You Broke

    Some savings strategies won't gain you money in the long run. Learn the penny-pinching moves that will end up costing you ...
  64. Top New Trends In Airline Travel

    Learn more about the newest policies and procedures of America's airlines, and find out how these changes are affecting profit ...
  65. 9 Reasons To Say "No" To Credit

    Instead of rationalizing, learn to talk yourself out of buying things you can't afford.
  66. 6 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Gift Cards

    Gift cards are big business, amounting to an estimated $91 billion in annual retail spending. Get the most bang for your ...
  67. Top Tips For Year-End Car Buying

    'Tis the season to purchase new wheels, and these tips will help you drive away with the best price.
  68. 7 Millionaire Myths

    Millionaires: tax-evading golfers that inherited their fortunes, right? You'll be surprised to find how average millionaires ...
  69. 5 Pitfalls Of Online Shopping

    There are definitely some advantages to shopping online. But are they enough to overlook these downfalls?
  70. 5 Products That Cost Way More In Canada

    Despite the CAD flirting with parity to the USD, many Canadians still shop stateside for deals. Here are five products that ...
  71. 7 Tips For Avoiding Shipping Costs When Shopping Online

    Before clicking on that purchase, make sure you're getting the best deal possible.
  72. How An Allowance Helps Kids Get Money-Smart

    Discover which of these three reward techniques teaches the best lessons about money.
  73. 5 Moves That Make You Look Cheap

    It's great to be frugal, but sometimes there's a fine line between saving money and being cheap.
  74. 7 Tips For Shopping Online Safely This Holiday Season

    Christmas shopping: long lines, crowded parking lots - wouldn't you prefer to shop on the internet? Here are seven tips for ...
  75. Banking Has Changed: What Does It Mean For Consumers?

    Banks have long been leading spenders on technological innovations. Learn the key changes in the banking industry and what ...
  76. 5 Ways To Buy A Used Car

    Buying a used car usually takes a little extra effort, but it can save buyers a considerable amount of money.
  77. The Ins And Outs Of Bank Fees

    These service charges could nickel and dime you right out of your nest egg.
  78. Quiz: Are Your Finances Above Average?

    We look at average Canadian debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  79. 7 Austerity Measures For Your Personal Budget

    Many European countries are implementing tough austerity measures to curb their spending. Find out how you can do the same ...
  80. New Grads: 4 Reasons To Not Leave The Nest

    For new graduates, living with parents may be the best way to get a sound financial footing.
  81. Winning The Job-Hunt Game

    Find out what gains you points, and penalties, in the job hunt game.
  82. Top Paying Jobs For Undergrads

    That undergrad degree you're pursuing doesn't have to be the first step in a series - it can be the last schooling that you ...
  83. Top Degrees Mean Top Jobs

    These programs can help grads land a great job with an excellent salary.
  84. Buyers Clubs: Will You Really Save?

    Joining a buyers club can save you a few dollars, but there are a few other considerations you should take into account. ...
  85. How Mail-In Rebates Rip You Off

    These common strategies often leave consumers holding the bill.
  86. The 7 Best Places To Put Your Savings

    You work hard to put your money away for the future, but where you should you keep it?
  87. Teaching Your Child To Be Financially Savvy

    If you start today, you can set your kids up for a lifetime of smart money management.
  88. 5 Car Repairs You Should Do Yourself

    An axle or a shock may take special tools, but changing your own oil can be done from home, and save you big money in the ...
  89. 9 Student Discounts You Shouldn't Miss

    College students can always stand to save some cash. Here are nine discount opportunities students should explore and exploit. ...
  90. 4 Summer Vacation Ideas On A Shoestring Budget

    If a big vacation is not in your budget, you do not have to stay housebound. These four ideas can help you find a cheap vacation ...
  91. Delayed Interest: Buy More, Pay Much More Later

    Find out the real cost of buying on a delayed interest plan.
  92. 5 Financial Apps Worth Buying

    Getting your new iPhone set up? These apps will help you manage your money.
  93. 6 Sources Of Student Money You May Have Missed

    This checklist will help you get all the money for school you can.
  94. 10 States Cashing In On Tourism

    Tourism can bring in billions of dollars and employing tens of thousands. Here are the top ten states cashing in on tourism ...
  95. 10 Steps To Buying A Car (Without Getting Taken For A Ride)

    Ready to buy a new or gently used car? Before you get dazzled by the balloons and the new car smell, follow these ten steps ...
  96. Discontinued Car Brands - To Buy or Not To Buy?

    The prices on these models have dropped, but that doesn't always mean they're a good deal.
  97. Top 5 Money-Saving Tips For Your Car

    Find out how you can keep your car running longer for less.
  98. 5 Dead Auto Brands And Why They Died

    These auto brands had their run, and have been sent off to rust.
  99. Custom Budgeting For Young Adults

    Percentage budgeting is a flexible way for young adults to navigate their first financial challenges and decisions.
  100. The Best-Selling Video Games Of All Time

    Video games are selling better than ever before, but how can investors get in on the action?
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