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Funny Money: Fast Food Deals That Will Stretch Multiple Meals (If You Can Stomach Eating It…Again!)

Hey, we can’t all be chefs. When cooking isn’t on the menu you still have to eat somewhere. Fast food meals that will keep your stomach and your wallet full after lunch, dinner, and maybe even breakfast.

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How You Can Be A Smarter Shopper And Resist Impulse Buying

Ahh, Target! How do you walk in the door for deodorant and cat food and leave $150 later? Impulse purchases rarely fit into your overall financial plan. Say “no thanks” to impulse displays and put your money to better use.

How We Save: Gabrielle Stokes, 28, is an electrical engineering grad waging war on her post-college debt.

How We Save: This Woman Said “Enough!” To Debt; Here’s What She Did

Gabrielle Stokes is rocking this money thing, but that wasn’t always the case. She shares the revelations that led her to get smart about money and the specific financial tactics she’s using to grow her net worth and be debt free by next year.

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How To Improve Your Credit Score, Step By Step

You know you need to improve your credit score, but you’re finding a lot of conflicting advice. What I learned from dozens of different experts about how to improve your credit score in a few easy-to-follow steps.

How much should be in your 401(k) at 30? Recommended 401(k) contributions

How Much Should Be In Your 401(k) At 30?

More than ever, 20-somethings need to start saving early for retirement. Get guidelines on how much you should have in your 401(k) or IRA by age 30.

Loyal3 Review: Buy stocks for as little as $10 with no commission.

LOYAL3 Review: An Easy, Inexpensive Way To Begin Investing

LOYAL3 is a different kind of stock broker that takes the intimidation out of investing. Investors can buy fractional shares of popular stocks for as little as $10 with no fees or commissions.

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Could An Annuity Belong In Your 401(k) Or IRA? Proceed Carefully

“No one buys an annuity… they are sold annuities,” says author Stan Haithcock. This complicated financial product is often overhyped, but a new tax law may make certain kinds of annuities attractive to young investors as part of an overall retirement strategy.

Pay Off Student Loans While Working Abroad

How I Paid Off My Student Loans In Three Years While Working Abroad

You don’t have to choose between world travel and paying off your student loan debt. How working abroad was the best thing that ever happened to my money.

An Easier Way To Get Started With Socially Responsible Investing

An Easier Way To Get Into Socially Responsible Investing

Finding investments that align with your social values isn’t always easy; socially responsible mutual funds have high expenses and minimum investments. Motif is an alternative broker that lets you create baskets of stocks for a single trade commission.

5 Reasons To Ditch Your Dental Insurance

5 Reasons To Ditch Your Dental Insurance

Do you really need dental insurance? Maybe not. If you have healthy teeth, you might also have a healthier budget by declining dental coverage.

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How To Convince Your Cable Company To Lower Your Monthly Bill

Cable is on the chopping block of every frugal budgeter out there. But for a lot of us, the enjoyment we get from cable is worth the cost. However, that doesn’t mean we should pay more than necessary. Your cable bill is often up for negotiation…you just need to know what to say.

How to outsource your life; why we hired house cleaners and ways you can be more productive by hiring people to help you.

It’s Crazy, But We Hired Housecleaners; When Is It Time To Start Outsourcing Your Life?

Successful people know when to delegate. Hiring housecleaners and landscapers may not make sense in your 20s, but there are other ways outsourcing your life can help you produce more, earn more, and reclaim your free time.

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A Policy With Bark: Should You Purchase Pet Insurance?

Pet insurance pays veterinary bills (after a deductible) for unexpected illnesses or accidents. If you’re on a budget, having pet insurance offers peace of mind that you won’t one day be faced with the decision to pay thousands to save your pet’s life.

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How To Get Divorced For $450 Or Less

Getting divorced is hard on your finances, but if you haven’t been married long and the split is (relatively) amiable, you don’t have to spend thousands at an attorney’s office to get a legal divorce. Here, how to get divorced cheap.

Things about money 30-somethings wish we knew in our 20s.

10 Things About Money 30-somethings Wish We Knew In Our 20s

You don’t have to be that much older to realize you were recently young and foolish, especially when it comes to money.

Blue Apron Vs Plated: A review of food subscription services.

Blue Apron vs. Plated vs. Hello Fresh: Which Subscription Food Service Is Worth The Cost?

Subscription food companies will deliver boxes of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and restaurant-quality recipes to your doorstep. Are they worth the money?

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Funny Money: Scarily Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas

You know what’s scary? Spending money on a Halloween costume. Make the most of what’s in your closet with these cheap halloween costume ideas.

The smartest way to repay student loans: Learn about deferment, consolidation, refinancing and more.

What’s The Smartest Way To Repay Your Student Loans?

The smartest way to repay student loans depends on your income and expenses both now and in the future. In some cases you’ll want to defer or reduce payments to increase cash flow while money is tight. Here, we look at all the options for paying off student loans — from deferment to consolidation, and more.