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Are layaway plans or credit cards better for saving money?

Hard times during the Great Depression led to the advent of layaway plans. And while it may be simpler to swipe your credit card at the checkout counter, layaway could be your credit score's saving grace.

10 Painless Ways to Save Money

Saving money shouldn't be torturous. Discover our 10 favorite ways to cut costs, ranging from painless to educational to even (gasp!) entertaining.

How to Make a Million Dollars

The Economist reported there were 10 million millionaires in the world in 2011 -- a record number. Want to be one, too? Researchers have found quite a few common traits that most millionaires possess.

What if I stopped paying bills?

If you miss a monthly payment to your credit card company, your credit score will drop and your credit report will show it. What else would happen if you stopped paying your bills completely?

10 Money-saving Tips for Families

This piggy bank family is cute, but the truth is, it's hard to save money when you've got kids to clothe and feed. Fortunately, there are many tips and tricks out there that'll help you squeeze the most out of a family budget -- and even save money!

What's the deal with dollar stores?

It's easy to tally your bill at a dollar store, but simple calculations aren't the only reason to shop at one. Thanks to the recent economic downturn, dollar stores are becoming more popular than ever, no matter what you're buying.

10 Ways to Make Money on the Side

With the exception of the occasional lottery winner, making real money takes time and effort. But there are legitimate ways you can make extra money to supplement your day job.

How Personal Budgets Work

Financial planners will tell you that creating your own personal budget is a great way to help you find your way out of debt. How hard is it to write a budget and stick to it?

10 Budget Basics Every Parent Should Know

Juggling family duties is hard enough -- balancing a budget on top of everything might seem impossible. We've got some budgeting basics to help you out.

Can you make money on eBay?

You've heard stories about people making a killing on eBay, but do you have what it takes to get an eBay business off the ground? Find out with our quiz.

Is it best to shop with cash, credit or debit?

Cash, credit or debit? You're probably thinking that's not much of a choice since it's all money anyway. That's not exactly true, and you could get burned if you're not careful.

10 Tips to Save Money on TV and Internet Bills

If your TV and Internet bills are more out of control than a prime-time drama's plotline, these 10 tips may make them less ridiculous(ly expensive).

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Top 10 Ways to Lower Your Financial Stress

Money woes can take a toll on your health and relationships. But the good news is that there are things you can do to lower your financial stress right now. Take a deep breath, slow down and check out our list.


Know how to budget?


In tough economic times, we all start to look at trimming our expenses. Take our budgeting quiz to find out how savvy you are with your money and get a few money-saving tips along the way.

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