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How to Serve the Ultimate Holiday Feast on an Intelligent Budget

More than presents, decorating, carols or any other festivity, my favorite part of the holiday season has always been gathering with family and friends over delicious food. Some of my best childhood memories are tied to sweet potato casserole, … [Read more...]

Healthy Meals On A Budget: Seven Tips For Eating Well On Less

As we know more and more about the benefits of fresh, healthy meals, it's  no wonder that everyone wants to eat healthier these days. And of course, we want to do it without breaking the bank. Big food chains make it easy to enjoy a double, ext … [Read more...]

Do Daily Deal Sites Cost You More?

Helicopter flight for two -- 61% off! Eyelash extensions  -- 50% off! Four-course dinner at a 5-star restaurant  -- 56% off! Four-day trip to Cozumel, Mexico  -- 43% off! Thanks to sites like Groupon, Living Social, and dozens of others, t … [Read more...]

How To Save When You Were Born To Spend

Are you a Natural Born Spender or Natural Born Saver? Believe it or not, research suggests that---Spender or Saver---you may really be born that way. So if you want to change your financial habits---say cut back on impulsive purchases and save a … [Read more...]

When It’s Okay To Spend Money

Usually, when readers email me, they ask for advice on how to save more and spend less. That’s why I found it interesting when I received an email from a reader who wanted help with the exact opposite problem. This reader (I’ll call him Cal) is an … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Dramatically Lower Your Home Energy Costs All Year Long

Utility bills? Ugh. If you own a home or rent and pay your own utilities, you know it’s no fun shelling out money for these bills every month. Essential? Yes. Fun? Certainly not. Here are a few small adjustments you can make throughout your home t … [Read more...]

For Football Season, Four Money-Saving Tips on Game Day

You wake up to College Game Day with Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso on television every Saturday morning. The air is cool and crisp. Your weekends are planned around important games. Fall...and football season...is in full effect! And every true … [Read more...]

Night Out Alternatives: 8 Unique Ideas for Frugal Home Get-Togethers

We all want to save money, but not by skimping on fun times with good friends…especially as the last warm days of summer tick away. But lets’ face it: Going out for dinner and drinks is hardly budget-friendly. That’s why these days, staying in is the … [Read more...]

Save Money On Your Next Computer: Five Rules to Shop By

Photo by Kathleen Leavitt. Whether you’re a student, a teacher, or anybody else with the itch (or desperate need) for a new computer, it’s a good time of year to find deals. Follow these rules to save money on a new computer. 1. Don’t stretch—or go … [Read more...]

New Grads: Four Money Facts Worth Knowing

Graduation season’s just around the corner, and soon-to-be grads nationwide are plotting the next big move. Many of you coming out of college may soon start earning your first steady, full-time paycheck (and it will hopefully be bigger than those $ … [Read more...]