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Save on Back-to-School Lunches

Did you know...Back-to-school lunches don't always have to set your budget back as well? Let's start with the big money-drainers...the pre-packaged snacks. Sure, they're convenient, but those chips, pretzels and nuts can be marked up...Show More Summary

6 Reasons You're Failing At Saving Money

When it comes to your finances, positive affirmations, a willingness to learn, and a good attitude are a plus. However, none of these attributes will help you grow your bank account unless you back them up with some action. To add to that, far too many people are plagued with bad financial habits as well. Show More Summary

10 ways to become financially sexier

When it comes to the qualities it takes to become "financially sexy," several personal finance bloggers have already weighed in. One example is a blog post written by Shannon of Financially Blonde. According to Shannon, a good credit score and a savings rate of at least 15 percent are the biggest indicators of a financially sexy person. J. Show More Summary

Now is the time to save on a summer road trip -- Savings Experiment

Summer's always a great time for a road trip, but with rising gas prices and the cost of other necessities, it can get expensive. Here are a few easy tips to help you plan your trip, and stretch your dollars. Before you hit the road, always give your car a good tune up to avoid breakdowns and increase gas mileage. Show More Summary

5 ways to skip long airport lines

If TSA lines aren't enough, there's another summer travel delay to worry about. According to a recent study of Federal data, June and July are the worst months of the year for passport checkpoint waits returning to the U.S. Some airports...Show More Summary

The Spend-Free Weekend Challenge -- Savings Experiment

Meet Jonesy and Brittany, a young Californian couple. This adventure-seeking twosome is planning to embark on the ultimate trip -- a two-month backpacking sojourn through South America -- next year, but there's one significant hitch....Show More Summary

Should You Replace Your Grill This Summer? -- Savings Experiment

Did you know: When shopping for a grill this summer, the longer you wait, the more you'll save? It's true - according to DealNews, you'll find the steepest discounts in August and September. By Labor Day weekend, some retailers can cut...Show More Summary

5 ways to build wealth financial advisors might not tell you

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Ready? Some of the best ways to build wealth have little to do with the stock market. "Um, honey, can you come in here a minute? A financial advisor just said that the stock market is a horrible way to invest!" I didn't say that. Show More Summary

Stock up on summer BBQ foods this 4th of July -- Savings Experiment

Independence Day and summer BBQs go hand-in-hand, so it's no surprise that that the average American household spends nearly $70 on food and snacks during this time. Luckily, you can find some great food sales during the last week before the holiday! Here are a few good deals to check out. First, look for big discounts on meat. Show More Summary

6 ways to get the best travel rewards

Are you trying to earn free travel with frequent flier miles? There have never been more ways to earn miles. But getting the best deal can sometimes be confusing. Here are six ways to make sure you earn the most miles for your money. 1. Show More Summary

Lululemon mystery director makes $1.7 million since 2006

The Canadian company lululemon athletica, which sells high-end yoga and workout clothing, is no stranger to controversy. And a recent one involves a long-serving company director, responsible for helping oversee a company with struggling...Show More Summary

Save cash while getting around this summer -- Savings Experiment

Did you know: You can cut your summer travel costs by cutting a little weight from your car? According to the EPA, for every 100 pounds you take out from your vehicle, you improve the fuel economy by 1 to 2 percent. So if you're paying about $2.50 per gallon, that's a savings of about 5 cents every gallon. Show More Summary

Best 10 states to maximize your retirement finances

Maybe things were week to week for too long. Perhaps your company slashed pension benefits or the 401(k) plan didn't do too well. Retirement can seem a scary proposition if you're not rolling in dough, and few people are. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the median amount couples have saved for retirement is $5,000. Show More Summary

What Costco shoppers need to know about their new Visa Card

If you shop at Costco, you've likely heard the company ended its partnership with American Express. The switch to a Costco-branded Visa from Citibank, called the Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi, happens Monday, June 20, 2016. Here's...Show More Summary

5 loans you should refinance now

Interest rates are incredibly low, but they will not remain low forever. The Fed is threatening to increase rates later this year. If you are a saver with a lot of money in a bank account, higher rates couldn't come sooner. But if you are in debt, low interest rates are a great way to keep interest costs down and get out of debt faster. Show More Summary

Save on summer seafood -- Savings Experiment

Did you know: You can save on summer seafood if you avoid a few costly catches? While buying fresh is always ideal, unless you live by a major fishery, any "fresh" seafood you're buying has likely been frozen at some point. Check the...Show More Summary

How to monitor your credit for free

Identity theft continues to increase, with millions of Americans becoming victims every year. Dealing with identity theft can be time-consuming and stressful. Many products and services charge a monthly fee and offer protection. ButShow More Summary

25 unusual ways to make quick money

Late on rent? Can't fill your car with gas to get to work? Assuming all available funds and traditional sources of credit are tapped out, here are 25 ways to raise cash in a few days. Keep in mind, while all of these ideas are legal, some of them are not something we would encourage. Show More Summary

Our best ever hotel tips -- Savings Experiment

If you travel often, you've probably noticed that hotel prices are rising all over the world. But luckily there are a few insider tricks that can help you save on your next stay. Hotel rates can fluctuate, and when sales do occur, they aren't always advertised openly. Show More Summary

Should you buy travel insurance for your next trip abroad?

International travel can be expensive, but the one cost many people forget about in the midst of scheduling flights and packing luggage is a travel insurance plan. Unless you have phenomenal health care coverage here in the U.S. that...Show More Summary

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