How to Pay Bottom Dollar for Diapers
How to Pay Bottom Dollar for Diapers
on January 28, 2014

Many parents-to-be won’t even consider cloth nappies. If that’s you, use these tactics to avoid, uh, waste.

Resolutions 2014: 4 Simple Tactics to Fatten Your Bank Account
Resolutions 2014: 4 Simple Tactics to Fatten Your Bank Account
on January 9, 2014

The best time to start saving money? Ten years ago. The second-best time? Today. Use these tips to turn your finances around in 2014.

What to Do With Ketchup Dregs: Getting the Most From Your Condiments
What to Do With Ketchup Dregs: Getting the Most From Your Condiments
on January 6, 2014

Sure, it’s just a few cents’ worth of food, if that. But we see no reason to waste it. Besides, it encourages culinary creativity.

Lesson From the Target Data Breach: You Need More Than 1 Credit Card
Lesson From the Target Data Breach: You Need More Than 1 Credit Card
on December 26, 2013

The Target data breach should be a reminder: If your plastic gets lost, stolen or hacked, having another card can keep your life running smoothly.

22 Uses for Dead Gift Cards
22 Uses for Dead Gift Cards
on December 19, 2013

What do we do with all that empty plastic, especially because the holidays probably mean even more gift cards coming our way? We get creative. Or silly. Or both!

33 Ways to Make Your Loose Change Really Count
33 Ways to Make Your Loose Change Really Count
on December 16, 2013

That old Miracle Whip jar full of loose coins can get you through a minor shortfall, pay for a few luxuries or even fund a long-term dream. These tips will help.

Get What You Want for Christmas: Buy It Yourself
Get What You Want for Christmas: Buy It Yourself
on December 12, 2013

Sometimes “self-gifting” makes a lot of sense. Just make sure you’re not using it as an excuse for impulse buying.

Why Kids Probably Don’t Need Toys
Why Kids Probably Don’t Need Toys
on December 4, 2013

Many children have way too many toys, when in fact they’re often just as happy with the boxes the high-end toys originally came in.

Talking Turkey: Fun Facts About the Thanksgiving Feast
Talking Turkey: Fun Facts About the Thanksgiving Feast
on November 28, 2013

There have been lots of changes since Pilgrim days. Among them: “Traditional” foods unknown in 1621, entertainment our ancestors couldn’t have imagined and free shipping on Gray Thursday.

Worried About the Size of Your…Discount? Relax: It’s Just ‘Deal Envy’
Worried About the Size of Your…Discount? Relax: It’s Just ‘Deal Envy’
on November 25, 2013

It’s a bummer when you find you could have saved more. Cut through the “deal clutter” by letting others do the price checks, and avoid marketing tricks designed to make you overspend.

Are You Your Parents’ ATM?
Are You Your Parents’ ATM?
on November 25, 2013

If you’re helping out parents whose money isn’t stretching far enough, what happens to your own finances?

Want to Save Money Every Time You Shop? Pay With a Discounted Gift Card
Want to Save Money Every Time You Shop? Pay With a Discounted Gift Card
on November 19, 2013

Gift cards bought on the secondary market are like 3 to 30 percent-off coupons that never expire. Here’s where to find the best deals.

14 Ways to Jump Off the Too-Many-Kid-Gifts Treadmill
14 Ways to Jump Off the Too-Many-Kid-Gifts Treadmill
on November 18, 2013

If you’re an aunt or grandparent who always brings treats or small gifts to the children in your life, you may be unintentionally creating problems for the kids down the line.

What If Your College Roommate Steals Your Identity?
What If Your College Roommate Steals Your Identity?
on November 11, 2013

So-called ‘friendly fraud’ makes up more than one-fifth of college identity crimes.

Almost $7 Billion Spent on Halloween? THAT’S Scary!
Almost $7 Billion Spent on Halloween? THAT’S Scary!
on October 7, 2013

Avoid the high cost of holiday fun with ‘eek-o-friendly’ alternatives and other tactics that won’t bleed your budget dry.

Cold Weather Coming? 9 Frugal Ways to Improve Your Mood
Cold Weather Coming? 9 Frugal Ways to Improve Your Mood
on September 3, 2013

As summer transitions into fall, these activities can make us feel better and don’t cost very much, if anything at all.

Why Working a Little Less Can Save You Money
Why Working a Little Less Can Save You Money
on August 26, 2013

For years my goal seemed to be saying “yes” to every request and every project. How many of life’s grace notes did I miss during that time?

9 ‘Convenience’ Foods That Are Incredibly Cheap and Easy
9 ‘Convenience’ Foods That Are Incredibly Cheap and Easy
on August 19, 2013

Many quick and easy foods you buy come with a high price for that convenience. It doesn’t have to be that way.

When Does Stockpiling Become Hoarding?
When Does Stockpiling Become Hoarding?
on August 6, 2013

If you buy food in bulk only to throw some of it out because it spoils, you’re not saving money.

How to Splurge Without Breaking the Bank
How to Splurge Without Breaking the Bank
on June 24, 2013

Never indulging yourself is bound to undermine even the most determined efforts to reach savings goals. You need to have some fun.

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