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How Do Dollar Stores Make Money?

In good times and bad, dollar stores seem to thrive. But how are they are able to make so much money selling things so cheaply?

5 Ways to Save Money (Besides Giving Up Lattes)

Check out these five clever strategies financial experts suggest for saving a ton of money each year.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Understanding Double Coupons

There is one major couponing strategy that's woefully underused by casual shoppers, and it hardly takes any work at all. We're talking about double coupons.

5 Tips for Creating a Coupon Organizer

If your old haphazard system of collecting and organizing coupons is ready for an overhaul, fear not. We'll show you how to create a coupon organizer in just five quick steps.

Should you use a coupon clipping service?

If you're a casual couponer who happens to stumble across a clipping-service Web site, you might be tempted to check it out. But while it's true that clicking for coupons is a lot easier than clipping them, coupon services aren't for minor-leaguers.

Where can you find printable coupons?

The days of clipping coupons from the Sunday paper are on their way out. Now, you can go online anytime of the day or night and find coupons you can print right at home.

Mom's Top 10 Money Questions Answered

Household finance is sticky and confusing ground for many families. Not surprisingly, many moms and dads feel undereducated about family money issues.

10 Money-saving Tips for the Coupon-averse

Not all of us have the stamina for couponing. There are plenty of common-sense ways to be frugal that don't involve the time and effort of coupons -- check out 10 of them.

5 Ways to Cut Your Monthly Living Expenses

If necessity is the mother of invention, a sudden shortage of cash can make even the most frugal person find new ways to save. Here are five tips to consider.

5 Tips for Saving Money on a Family Vacation

Wouldn't it be nice to unwind knowing it won't take another year of working overtime to pay it off? Luckily, cutting expenses on a family vacation doesn't have to eliminate the fun.

How to Avoid Travel Fees

Add-on travel fees are assessed on everything from luggage to Internet access. Here's where you'll find some of the more common ones, and how to avoid them.

How to Choose a Family Cell Phone Plan

Everyone has a cell phone these days -- even the little ones. How can you come up with a plan for your whole family that fits each and everyone's needs?

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

Your kids may already be more money savvy than you think, but it's never too early to start teaching them the true value of a dollar.

5 Tips on Finding Great Online Shopping Deals

Brick-and-mortar stores aren't the only ones getting in on the saving game. Many online retailers offer great deals, too -- if you know where to find them.

How do deal-of-the-day Web sites work?

Deal-of-the-day Web sites can save you a lot of money and get you to try things you may not have before. Are they too good to be true?