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Jan 14th, 2015

How to Make Habits, Not Resolutions, This Year

Ed note: Do you feel like you are losing steam with your resolutions already? Studies show that people start to drop out at the two-week mark. So we wanted to help you out. Before you lose all your motivation, take these steps to create good financial habits that will last all year long – minimal […]

budget
Jan 2nd, 2015

7 Ways to Get a New Wardrobe for Zero Dollars

Ed note: One of the easiest ways to rein in your spending this year is to just stop buying new clothes. Which leaves the question – how do you spruce up your wardrobe without new purchases? Good thing we have Kelly Whalen here with some awesome tips that cost zip, zero, zilch. Americans spend on […]

budget
Dec 17th, 2014

Celebrating Holiday Traditions Across Different Cultures

Ed note: The first time I went to buy prime rib for Christmas dinner, I had incredible sticker shock. So if you are like me, and want a “traditional” holiday meal without paying a ton, the answer might be in adopting a different cultural tradition for the holidays. Laura Klein explains. As the holiday season […]

championship
Dec 8th, 2014

Top Fan Hacks for the 2014 NCAA Bowl

Ed note: Are you cheering for the Tigers? The Hawks? The Dogs? Whichever college football team has your heart, Matt Loede has a way for you to follow them – literally – in the postseason. So you and your friends have decided that a 2014 NCAA Bowl game is the place to be. Maybe your team […]

Al Capone
Dec 5th, 2014

A Party for Prohibition’s Repeal [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 5, 1933 was a happy day for holiday revelers who wanted to enjoy some mulled wine with their Christmas meal or bubbly on New Year’s Eve. That’s the day that the 18th Amendment – Prohibition – was repealed. In honor of the day, we take a look back at its history and how the […]

budget
Dec 3rd, 2014

Ways to Maximize Holiday Gift Giving For Large Families

Ed note: Sticking to the budget around the holidays is often a serious financial exercise. That’s especially the case if you have a large family to buy presents for. However, these tips from Tracy Lopez apply equally as well to the playgroup gift swap or a work event – any situation where you need to […]