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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

Super saver food: rotisserie chicken

Looking to save time and money with your home-cooked meals? If so, rotisserie chicken just might be your greatest ally in the grocery store. Here are a few great ways this little bird can help you stretch your dollar. To start, rotisserie chicken is pre-cooked and seasoned, so the hard stuff is already taken care of. Show More Summary

Easy and cheap ways to make your home more secure -- Savings Experiment

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 -- Savings Experiment

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 -- Savings Experiment

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

3 easy ways to make money this summer

If you are looking to put extra money in your pocket this summer, consider switching to a better bank account, credit card or brokerage. Financial service companies are becoming increasingly generous in their race to attract new customers. Show More Summary

Boost your wardrobe with Memorial Day sales -- Savings Experiment

The Memorial Day sales frenzy is fast approaching. To separate the legit deals from the spending traps, you have to know what to buy. Here are a few bargains to hit -- and a few to skip. First, avoid buying summer items. While it may...Show More Summary

3 steps to an excellent credit score

An excellent credit score can unlock low interest rates on mortgages, auto loans and credit cards. In many states, a good score is also the key to lower auto insurance premiums. Although there are hundreds of credit scores out there, FICO remains the industry standard and isn't shy about telling people how to improve their scores. Show More Summary

Genius money-saving home decorating ideas -- Savings Experiment

Did you know: Using tape can be a low-cost way to decorate your home? Washi tape is a Japanese masking tape made of rice paper, and comes in all types of patterns and colors. Since the tape can be used and repositioned easily without...Show More Summary

Supercharge your garden with this miracle ingredient -- Savings Experiment

Did you know: Epsom salt can be your garden's greatest ally? You can easily find this miracle ingredient at your local pharmacy for about $4 for a 3-lb bag. While it's typically used for pain and stress relief, it's the magnesium found...Show More Summary

Our best gas-saving tips ever -- Savings Experiment

Looking for ways to cut down on fuel costs? Here are a few tips that'll help you save more money and use less gas. It's no surprise that using your car's AC will drain fuel. That's why it's usually better to keep the windows rolled down if you want to save money. Show More Summary

The Real Deal: Getting Your Impulse Buying Under Control -- Savings Experiment

Meet Heather and Jake from Los Angeles, Calif. Their goal is to save up for a dream wedding in Paris next year. But as we all know, weddings aren't cheap - and so far, they've only saved about $5,000. According to Heather, her spending habits may be partially to blame. Show More Summary

6 Ways to Get Your Official FICO Score Free

Getty By Marilyn Lewis A high credit score is your ticket to discounts in borrowing and insurance. It can also be a key to landing a job or a rental home. Why FICO? FICO (for Fair Isaac Corporation, the company that invented credit scoring)...Show More Summary

Ask These 4 Questions Before You Refinance Your Student Loans

Americans now have more than $1.2 trillion of student loan debt. To help people deal with their debt burden, credit unions, banks and Silicon Valley startups have introduced loans that can be used to refinance existing student loan debt. Show More Summary

Why Parents Are Going Into Debt to Bankroll Perfect Childhoods

Getty By Jennifer Liu There are plenty of things to prepare for when you're bringing home a baby. One thing you might not expect, but that's surprisingly common? Going into debt. Nearly half (46%) of moms surveyed for BabyCenter's 2015...Show More Summary

The LearnVest Vocab Lesson: 8 Terms to Know Before You Buy Your First Home

Getty By Anna Williams Congrats! You've diligently saved up a down payment, run the numbers on what you can realistically afford and probably attended enough weekend open houses to know you're ready to call a home your own. Now comes the actual buying part. While it's an exciting milestone, purchasing a first home can also seem terrifying. Show More Summary

How to eat healthy on a budget -- Savings Experiment

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Liar, Liar: Top Money Lies Americans Are Comfortable With

Getty By Geoff Williams No, your pants aren't on fire. But judging by the results of a new poll, you might be comfortable lying about certain money issues to get ahead in life - even if the consequences could be grave. The survey from...Show More Summary

6 Potential Downsides of Online Shopping

Getty By Susan Johnston Taylor With a new pair of shoes or a shipment of groceries just a few clicks away, American consumers have embraced the ease of online shopping. In fact, on average, Americans were expected to spend an estimated...Show More Summary

10 Work-From-Home Jobs That Pay 6 Figures

Getty By Jim Gold You don't have to sacrifice good pay to work from home. FlexJobs, a subscription-based online service specializing in work-from-home and other flexible job postings, recently identified 10 positions that pay near or...Show More Summary

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