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Maximize the Resale Value of Your Car

Did you know... There are some easy things you can do to get more money for your used car, with a little less stress! First, spruce up your vehicle - and not just the interior. A good wash on the outside and a thorough detailing on the...Show More Summary

One Quick Call Can Save You Hundreds

Believe it or not, sometimes saving money on your cable, cell phone or car insurance bill can be as easy as picking up the phone. But once you call, you'll need to know how to negotiate to cash in! Let's start with your cable and phone bill. Show More Summary

Brilliant Ways to Reuse Dryer Sheets

A lot of us use dryer sheets in our laundry...and a lot of us just toss them in the trash afterward. But, once you see all the nifty ways you can use these things - and save money to boot - you'll look at them in a whole new way. First, let's talk cleaning. Show More Summary

Make Your Own Salad Dressings to Save

Did you know... Making your own salad dressing can also save you up to 70% off buying at the store? And it's easy too! For a classic vinaigrette, start with one part ?vinegar (or citrus juice) to three parts ?oil. Sprinkle in a little...Show More Summary

The meal planning schedule that will save you hundreds

Meal planning -- we all have a general ideal of how it works, though a lot of us never bother to do it. But if you're looking to eat healthier and save money, it's one of the easiest things you can do. The most intimidating part of starting a meal plan can be planning it all out. Show More Summary

Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Your Home More Secure

Did you know: Home security doesn't always need to come with a hefty price tag? To make sure your home isn't a target for burglars, use inexpensive plug-in timers to operate your lights and appliances while you're away. Leaving a small...Show More Summary

Tips to Make Your Swimsuit Last Longer

A well-designed swimsuit can easily set you back $100 or more. With that kind of money being spent, how can you make sure it'll last you through the season? Here are a few easy ways to minimize wear and tear so you can keep swimming in style. When you hit the beach, sit on a towel -- rough surfaces can snag the material. Show More Summary

Avoiding Hidden Fees at All-Inclusive Resorts

Did you know: That "all-inclusive" vacation might not include as much as you think? While your flight, hotel, meals and ground transportation are typically covered, there can be some hidden fees. For example, resort menus are sometimes limited, so that lobster dinner may come with a hefty price tag. Show More Summary

The Real Deal: Batch Cooking for Busy Homes

Meet Samantha and Eric! These New Yorkers are looking to save big. Their long-term spending goal is to save up for a 10% down payment for their first home. These newlyweds both work in the food service industry, working long hours with long commutes. Show More Summary

Surprise Expenses That Can Tank Your Wedding Season Budget

We all know that planning a wedding can be expensive, but as a guest, things can get a little pricey too! Here are a few key expenses you should look out for: First things first...jump on that registry. While you may love the bride and...Show More Summary

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

The Do's and Don'ts of Saving with Bulk Bins

When we hear the phrase, "buy in bulk", a lot of us think of warehouse clubs, where buying higher quantities gets you a lower bulk rate. But today, we're going to talk about the bulk bin section of your grocery store - you know, that...Show More Summary

Save loads with homemade laundry detergent

Did you know: You can make a year's worth of laundry detergent for you and your family for under $20? An average family can spend over $70 on store-bought detergent per year. Making your own isn't only better for the environment, itShow More Summary

Pick the best travel credit card like a pro

Travel rewards have become about much more than just earning airline miles, and if you've been carrying the same card for years, you might be missing out on better rewards for the same or lower fee as banks and airlines fight for your...Show More Summary

The biggest retirement mistake you can make

If someone is going to make the biggest, most consequential retirement mistake possible, it's usually going to be this: neglecting to create a vision of what they want from their retirement. Not having a plan for retirement is like launching an interplanetary space shuttle without having any regard for its destination. Show More Summary

Quick tricks that will rescue your ruined clothing

The average American family spends $1,700 on clothes annually. With that kind of money going out the door, you want your apparel to last. Luckily, with just a few common household items, you can save your threads for another season. To...Show More Summary

How to take advantage of shoulder seasons

Did you know: Booking your vacation in between high and low seasons can help you rake in the biggest savings? This timeframe is called the shoulder season, and it typically falls right before, or immediately after, the primetime vacation frenzy. According to travel analysts at Expedia, booking a U.S. Show More Summary

The meal planning schedule that will save you hundreds -- Savings Experiment

Meal planning -- we all have a general ideal of how it works, though a lot of us never bother to do it. But if you're looking to eat healthier and save money, it's one of the easiest things you can do. The most intimidating part of starting a meal plan can be planning it all out. 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

4 ways hotel points beat airline miles

If you're facing sticker shock from your travel this summer, earning points and miles is a great way to save on next year's vacation. And while you might think airline miles are the best place to start, there are several ways hotel points can save you more with less hassle. Show More Summary

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