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Looking for a quick beach getaway? These gorgeous seaside towns in Mexico offer the most bang for your buck.

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How a Family of 4 Can See Italy for $1,000 or Less

Italy is home to beautiful views and sought-after experiences, but it's also expensive to reach. This guide can help you see this amazing destination for $1,000 or less.

28 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

Before you spend one cent on anything today, arm yourself with proven strategies that will help you avoid paying full price ever again.

6 Breathtaking and Affordable Alaskan Destinations

Alaska is an absolutely gorgeous state, with sights that will take your breath away. Unfortunately, it's also expensive to visit. But don't worry. We got you.

5 Affordable and Unforgettable Experiences to Have in National Parks This Summer

Summertime fun in national parks can become surprisingly costly if you aren't careful. But these affordable activities will create memories that'll last a lifetime.

9 Cheap Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Here's how to reduce yours without increasing pressure on your budget.

8 Best U.S. Historical Sites You Can Actually Afford to Visit

The summer is the perfect time to dig into American history, and these U.S. historical sites are actually affordable.

How to Revamp Your Budget for Retirement

When you leave the working world, you don't get to leave budgeting behind. In fact, you should overhaul it for your golden years.

How to Save Big on Last-Minute Travel

The early bird always gets the worm, right? Wrong! There are plenty of ways to save big on last-minute travel.

4 Risky Life Decisions That Millionaires Made — But You Shouldn't

Sure, some of the most successful and wealthy people in the world have quit school, but does that mean you should too? Uh, no.

6 Affordable Kid-Free Vacation Ideas

You've earned some time away from the kiddos. These trips will let you enjoy some kid-free time without breaking the bank.

How to Take a 7-Day Cross Country Road Trip for $350 or Less

We all want to hit the open road and drive across the country, but costs can add up quickly. Luckily, we found a way to do it for $350 or less.

How to Score a European Cruise for $1,000 or Less

If Europe is on your bucket list, but you need to maximize your time and your budget, a cruise can help.

5 Steps to Successful Budgeting

Ready to build your best budget? All it takes is five steps to clear financial control.

7 Ways Grown-Ups Can Make New Friends Without Going Broke

So you want to make new friends, but you don't want to empty your wallet in the process? Worry not, you have options.

10 Pointless Fees That Are Sabotaging Your Budget

Just because you have been paying that fee doesn't mean you need to keep on paying it.

24 Ways to Have a Blast This Weekend While Spending $0

Weekends are the best part of the week, but usually they cost money. Make this weekend a no spender with one or more of these fun, free activities.

7 Ways You Can Save $1,000 by Christmas, If You Start Now

Most reach the holiday season with very little money saved but if you start now, you'll have plenty for gifts, and maybe enough for feasts, treats, and a whole lot more!

How to Decide If Airport Lounge Access Is Worth Paying For

Airport lounges provide a quiet escape from the madness of airport terminals, but access comes at a cost.

6 Parts Every Successful Budget Needs

No two budgets are the same, but most successful budgets have these key components in common.

These 6 Shopping Challenges Will Keep You Stylish Without Breaking Your Budget

If you've been stymied in your efforts to save money on clothes and accessories, make it easier by giving yourself a challenge.