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A dollar here, a dollar there ... it all counts. Whether it's learning to drive economically, handling your bonds or building a strategy to be a millionaire, we've got information in our Budgeting channel.

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How to Buy the Right Family Computer

The family activities at home used to revolve around the dinner table or the television, but no more. Today, everyone tends to gather around the computer, but how do you find one to fit all of your family's needs?


What's the Least-affordable City for Housing in the World?

This place has been in the top spot for years. See more »

I'll Give You $12.90 for That Sweater — or How Precise Bids Can Pay Off

We all want to get the best price for that sweater, that car, that house. Making a very precise offer of, say, $12.90 as opposed to $10, can help you do that. Sometimes. See more »

The Secret Life of the Gift Card Industry

Starbucks holds as much cash for its customers as a midsize bank does, says the Wall Street Journal. Gift cards have helped the company to build a prepaid empire. See more »

How do you pick the shortest checkout line?

In a hurry? Not so fast, that short checkout line may not actually be the better option. See more »

10 Surprising Bankrupt Athletes

Given the short careers of most pro athletes and their sometimes extravagant lifestyles, it is not shocking that many run out of cash. But some who live relatively modestly still end up with money troubles. Why's that? See more »

10 Quick Ways to Make Money

Every now and then you'd like (or really need) a little extra cash. So how can you scare it up with not too much effort? We've got some smart ways. See more »

Does elementary school math affect how much money you'll make?

Here's one way to motivate your kids to do their math homework: Let them know about this study showing that elementary school math performance affects how much they'll earn later in life. See more »

How to Make Money Without a Job

Having no job doesn't have to equal having no money. There are many ways to make a little cash without having to put in a day's work. See more »

How to Make Money as a Kid

Lemonade stands and paper routes might have worked for your parents, but they're so yesterday. What projects can a kid do now that will earn a nice amount of spending money? See more »

How to Lower the Price of Your Natural Gas Bill

If you're not energy-smart, your natural gas bill could really add up over the cold winter months. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep your natural gas bill low. See more »