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Does money buy happiness? Yes and no. The surprising facts.

Money Does, In Fact, Buy Happiness, But Only If You Use It Right (Here’s The Secret)

Whomever said “money doesn’t buy happiness” didn’t have all the facts. Here, research shows how using money in certain ways, but not others, can actually make you happier.

So, you want to buy a duplex? Things to know before renting out a unit in your home.

So, You Wanna Buy a Duplex? 5 Things to Know About Multi-family Homes

Living in a multi-family home while renting other units is a great way to build wealth, but it’s not as simple as some make it sounds. Read this before you even consider buying a duplex or other multi-family unit.

Comparing the cost of mobile plans isn't easy, but finding the right plan could save you a bundle.

Are You Paying Too Much for Your Phone? How to Compare Mobile Carriers and Save Big

Chances are good that you’re paying too much for your mobile phone. With some savvy, you can learn to compare mobile carriers and snag big monthly savings with the right phone (and plan) for your needs.

20 Big Wastes of Money

The Top 20 Ways Americans Love to Waste Money; Are You Guilty?

Five-dollar venti lattes are just the beginning. A new list of the top 20 ways Americans waste money. Before you judge the latte-sippers or the credit card interest-payers, find out if you’re guilty of any of these, yourself.

How to save money on clothes: Tips from fashion insiders.

Dress to Impress: Insiders Share 4 Frugal Fashion Strategies

Nice clothes get you noticed and can make you feel more confident…even happier (it’s true). And you don’t have to be a shopaholic to own a flattering wardrobe. Fashion insiders share four easy, practical strategies for looking good for (a lot) less.

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Which U.S. States are Most Responsible with Credit? The Most (and Least) Credit-savvy States in the Nation

Does where you live influence how well you use credit? It may. This map of the United States ranks each state on average credit card debt, average credit score and the number of bankruptcy filings per capita. How credit-savvy is your state?

iBank is a best of breed budgeting and money management software package for Mac

iBank Review: Financial Software for Macs (Nope, Not a Web App; That’s a Good Thing)

iBank is a full-featured personal finance and budgeting software suite for Mac, iPhone and iPad. Here, our test drive results of iBank 5.

Get over your fear of investing.

End Your Fear of Investing

Investing is the key to building wealth, yet many let fear hold them back from buying a single stock. Three no-nonsense reasons to get over your fear and why you should start investing today.

Was your student loan worth it?

Is Your Student Loan Debt ‘Worth It’?

Higher education is supposed to be a no-brainer: Even if you have to borrow, you’ll earn more with a degree. But that ROI is breaking down. As more of us take out gigantic student loans and struggle to find the right jobs, we ask: Was your student loan debt worth it or not?

Why Tithe? How giving away 10% can make you rich.

Can Tithing Make You Rich? Why Some of the World’s Wealthiest Give Away 10 Percent of Their Money

Proponents of tithing–the act of giving 10 percent of your income to church or charity–say the practice leads to a healthier financial life, even to greater abundance. Here, why there may be truth in the centuries-old promise: “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer.”

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What credit cards will you be approved for if you have good or average credit?

What Credit Score do you Need to get Approved for a Credit Card?

Being declined for a new credit card is frustrating. You can improve your chances of getting approved for a credit card by applying to cards that are suited for your credit score. Here we explain what kinds of credit scores are needed to get popular credit cards today.

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61/2 Steps to Financial Stability

You want to control your money, but where do you start? Here are the six simple steps I recommend for acheiving financial stability so you can stop worrying about money.

Budgeting is simple: Subtract your bills from what you earn; save or spend what's left.

The Last Budget You’ll Ever Need

Budgeting is is a necessary evil; it’s so boring and most of us never stick with it. Let’s change that. Learn an easy way to budget in just minutes a month.

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Best Budgeting Tools: Our Favorite Apps and Websites

The best budgeting tools for controlling your spending; free and paid apps and Websites to help you manage your cash flow and save more money.

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When Should You Sell a Losing Investment?

Your stocks are down: Should you sell a stock before a downturn wipes out all your gains? What about a losing investment? When do you cut your losses? Here, a look at the right and wrong reasons to sell a stock.

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Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Offers Available Now

A credit card signup bonus could earn you up to $200 cash or $500 in travel. Learn how and browse the best credit card sign-on bonuses available now.

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How to invest in sideways markets: Be a playmaker.

Be a Smarter Investor: The Best Investments to Make When Markets Waver Between Up and Down

It’s easy enough to buy low and sell high when the stock market rallies and dips. But how do you profit as an investor when the market is sideways? Learn the pro tactics to find investment opportunities even in the most boring of markets.

Shopping for a new computer? Don't be a sucker!

Funny Money: How Not to Suck at Shopping for a New Computer

The moment you buy a new computer, the ghost of Steve Jobs will conjure something lighter, faster, better and — arg — cheaper! Although obsolescence is unavoidable, you can avoid these hair-brained computer-shopping mistakes and save some major gigabucks.

Make saving easier by changing the way you think about putting money aside.

With This One Simple Mental Trick, You’ll Be Amazed at How Much More Motivated You’ll Be to Save

Do you find it difficult to put money aside for a rainy day? Does “retirement” seem so far away that it’s almost irrelevant? This easy mental trick makes saving easier and just might get you more excited about saving money than spending it.

What to say friends or parents who are nosy about your money

Money Manners: What To Say When Friends — or Mom and Dad — Ask About Your Money

Yes, we live in a time when we’re used to sharing every little detail about ourselves on Facebook. But some things, like money, you may still want to keep private. Here’s how (even if your mother is pestering you to disclose what you earn).