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10 Less Awkward Ways to Ask a Friend for Your Money Back

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Friendships can easily be ruined by borrowed money. But if you're looking to get your loan repaid, here's how to do it with minimal awkwardness.

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How to Negotiate on Everything for Your Wedding

The wedding of your dreams will probably cost a pretty penny. Luckily, you can negotiate the price on everything.

8 Things You Can Make in an Instant Pot to Save Money

Aside from the classic dishes you can make in an Instant Pot, there are several everyday items you can make that'll also save you money!

16 Small Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Finances

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

How to Create a Honeymoon Registry

If you'd rather get help financing a honeymoon than gifts at your wedding, here's a handy guide on how to set up a honeymoon registry.

How to Minimize Financial Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season can put a dent in your savings, but it doesn't have to send you into major debt. Here's how to protect your finances from holiday madness.

8 Baby Items With the Highest Resale Value

The good thing about babies growing quickly is that you can make money by selling their old stuff!

5 Things Keeping You From a Life of Financial Independence

These are common obstacles that could be standing between you and sweet financial freedom.

5 Ways Gig Economy Workers Can Save for Retirement

Even if your full-time job consists of several gig economy jobs, you can successfully save for retirement — here's how.

How to Deal With a Partner Who Is Too Controlling With Money

Conversations about money are never fun in relationships, but they're very necessary. And when one partner is getting too controlling, here's how to deal.

5 Financial Accomplishments Millennials Can Be Proud Of

Millennials get a bad rap. Financially speaking, however, they've done some great things.

7 Ways to Entertain Party Guests on a Shoestring Budget

Throwing an unforgettable soiree doesn't have to blow your budget. Keep your party guests entertained with these helpful tips.

How Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money

Your budget can easily go off the rails if you're spending money just to keep pace with your friends, but in some cases, it can actually help you save.

6 Ways Brand Loyalty Costs You Money

You'd think being loyal to certain brands would be financially rewarding, but not always.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Trip Around the World

Planning a trip around the world? Use this step-by-step guide to help you in the planning process.

How I've Scored Free Travel for 5 Years Straight

I haven't paid for hotels or flights in over five years, and I've traveled all over the world. Here's my secret.

How a Family of 4 Can Visit Hawaii for $1,000 or Less

Hawaii may be beautiful, but it's far from the mainland and expensive to visit. These tips can help you plan a Hawaiian vacation for $1,000 or less.

6 Ways to Automate Credit Card Payments and Rewards

Make your credit card rewards work for you by automating them, as well as your monthly payments so you never have to pay a late fee.

This Is When It Pays to Stay Loyal to a Rewards Credit Card

Staying loyal to a particular rewards credit card can be risky, but it can also pay off if you know how to play the game. This is how to win.

6 Relaxing, Affordable Hot Springs You Can Visit This Fall

If you're looking for a fall getaway that'll keep your soul soothed all through the winter, head to any of these relaxing hot springs in the U.S.

How to Travel Across the U.S. on a Budget

You don't need to be a millionaire to see the best sights America has to offer. In fact, you can travel across the U.S. on budget and still have a blast.