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16 Small Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Finances

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Believe it or not, you can improve your finances in a big way by making several small money moves.

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You should really nip these common money arguments in the bud before they hurt your relationships.

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Sure, travel rewards cards can help you see the world for free, but use your points right and you can do it in extreme comfort and luxury, too.

4 Money Moves Every College Freshman Should Master

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Before you place an order through your favorite online retailer, consider these reasons to use credit instead of debit.

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Office solicitations are a sneaky budget buster. It's time to stop letting them drain your savings.

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Managing your time requires some of the same skills as managing your money. Here's how to master both.

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How to Decide If a Membership Is Worth the Price

Before you sign up for another monthly payment, make sure that membership is worth it.

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5 Money Moves to Make Before You Turn 40

Before you hit the big 4-0, make sure you've made these money moves.

How to Get Your Spouse on Board With Budgeting

You and your spouse may be on the same page with beliefs, and parenting methods, but are your financial goals in line?

9 Hidden Expenses to Plan for When You Redeem Travel Rewards

Redeeming travel rewards is fun and can feel like scoring free travel, but there are some hidden expenses you should budget for.

The 7 Best Ways to Earn Travel Points and Miles Without a Credit Card

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Why Cruises Are the Best Option for a Cheap Family Vacation

Looking to book a family getaway that won't break the budget? Search no more and head to the high seas!

How to Keep Home Improvement Projects From Busting Your Budget

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How to Use Airline Shopping Portals to Cash In On Rewards

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