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Save bundles with President's Day sales -- Savings Experiment

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-847939{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-847939, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-847939{width:570px;display:block;} Did you know that President's Day...Show More Summary

6 Secrets to Saving More for Retirement

Getty By Jane Bennett Clark As the spouse of a Foreign Service officer, Cathy Lincoln moved frequently and changed jobs with each new post while raising two children. She had neither the time nor the inclination to pay attention to her retirement accounts. Show More Summary

5 Do's and 4 Don'ts to Repair Your Credit

Getty By Jim Gold It pays to repair a broken credit report, but avoid scams that could cost you thousands. Removing negative items from your credit report can help improve your FICO score, making it easier to buy or rent a home, get insurance, buy a car - and sometimes even make the difference in getting a job. Show More Summary

How Sleep (or Lack of It) Can Affect Your Bottom Line

Getty By Jim Gold Money never sleeps. However, you should, especially if you want to keep your fiscal health. Just one night's lost sleep can cost you a bundle. "You need good self-control to make good financial decisions and plans,"...Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn't Pay Taxes With a Credit Card

Getty By Matt Schulz Rewards junkies are always looking for a way to pile up more miles or points without getting on an airplane. The good news is that there are plenty of great ways to do that. Applying for a credit card with a big sign-up bonus is maybe the best example, but is hardly the only way. Show More Summary

Why You Need Financial Cheat Days

Getty By Josh Felber When we think of "cheat days," we tend to think of a sweet treat or indulgent meal that breaks a cycle of strict dieting. A cheat day is meant to satisfy cravings, and it's a great way to incorporate foods you normally wouldn't include in your diet without ruining your metabolism. Show More Summary

4 Times It May Pay to Go Into Debt

Getty By Maryalene LaPonsie Debt is a four-letter word of the bad kind, according to some people. The type of thing that shouldn't even be considered by responsible adults. However, not all finance professionals agree debt is something...Show More Summary

8 Surprising Things That Are Taxable

Alamy By Geoff Williams On the list of things you hate, somewhere in there is probably learning that something you didn't think you had to pay tax on, you do. Any money that comes into your life can be taxable, says San Diego-based tax...Show More Summary

The 6 Worst Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

Getty By Maryalene LaPonsie Is your house your castle? Or an albatross around your neck? Your answer might depend a lot on your mortgage. Getting an affordable property at a great rate can make you feel as if life couldn't be any sweeter. But...Show More Summary

Surveys Show How Debt Weighs on Romance

Getty By Jim Gold Money remains a leading cause of stress in romantic relationships, according to surveys released ahead of Valentine's Day. But that doesn't mean you should avoid discussing finances, they say. In a Country Financial...Show More Summary

What the Super Bowl Can Teach You About Money

Getty By Kimberly Palmer For football players, managing money is easy to fumble. Unlike most people, they often earn huge paychecks early in their careers, when they have the least experience handling money, and then those paychecks can abruptly drop off when they retire from the game. Show More Summary

Tax Hacks 2016: What You Need to Know if You're Self Employed

By Marilyn Lewis Being your own boss definitely has its advantages - flexibility, upward mobility, the chance to take your business in the direction you choose - but at tax time, being self-employed can be a challenge. Here's a lookShow More Summary

11 Ways to Save Big on College Textbooks

AOL By Brandon Ballenger Most college students will return to campus later this month, and they'll spend a lot of money on textbooks. Students at public four-year colleges spent an average of $1,225 on books and supplies during the 2014-15...Show More Summary

7 Simple, Free Moves Guaranteed to Make You Richer

Getty By Donna Freedman Some of us think wealth is unattainable. Hard work is expected, but building a fortune isn't on our radar of possibilities. We believe the rich will get richer, and the rest of us will stay right where we are - unless, of course, we slide backward. But such pessimism is unwarranted. Show More Summary

Swap pricey ingredients with way cheaper alternatives -- Savings Experiment

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-860010{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-860010, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-860010{width:570px;display:block;} Did you know? You can swap out pricier ingredients when making your favorite recipes at home. Show More Summary

10 Super Bowl Party Hacks to Save You Time and Money

Getty By Allison Martin Super Bowl 50 is Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Anyone hosting this year's shindig likely fears having to fork over a hefty sum. Fortunately, you don't have to blow your budget to show your friends a good time. Show More Summary

Despite Recovery, Wages Sink in 80 Percent of Big Metros

Getty By Karla Bowsher While many of America's largest metropolitan areas saw robust growth during the economic recovery, median wages fell in the vast majority of these areas, and many residents did not achieve a higher quality of life. Those...Show More Summary

Top 10 Most Embarrassing Money Topics

Getty By Holly Perez Being financially literate, or understanding all aspects of your financial life, is crucial to becoming confident about money. But often, we're too embarrassed or uncomfortable to talk about money openly. According...Show More Summary

8 Millionaire Money Tips for the Rest of Us

Getty By Geoff Williams If you're barely getting by, it may seem crazy to try to emulate a millionaire. After all, millionaires have a ton of money, and you don't. And while some millionaires used their wisdom and wit to get where they...Show More Summary

"El Chapo" Shirts Are Flying Off the Shelves at $128 (and Reselling for More)

AP By Krystal Steinmetz Barabas, a Los Angeles-based men's clothing company, has been clobbered with unprecedented demand for two of its $128 shirts, and it has this individual to thank for its overnight success: Mexican drug lord Joaquin...Show More Summary

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