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7 Tips to Build Good Habits and Boost Your Health & Happiness

Stop and think about some goals you haven’t gotten started on yet. Perhaps you want to exercise more, shop less, put more money into your emergency fund, lose weight, or be more productive at work. Understanding how we form habits is the key to knowing how to change them. And this understanding can change your life. Knowing how to break your bad habits, and how to build good ones, can help you achieve your goals, earn more money, and accomplish more than you ever thought possible.
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10 Ways to Plan a Trip to Europe on a Tight...

Have you ever thought about going on a trip to Europe, but the cost turned you off? Visiting Europe is a dream for many...
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14 Benefits of Taking Family Vacations and Why You Need Them

When you think of family vacations, what comes to mind first may not be the benefits, but the stress and cost. After all, taking...
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6 Tips on How to Negotiate Financing on a Car Loan...

When you shop for a new car, what do you do first? If you're like most people, you start by looking for the car...
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12 Best Hotel Rewards Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Travel rewards credit cards take many different forms. Airline rewards cards offer opportunities to fly for free or on the cheap, reducing the cost...
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10 Best Gas Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Gas is one of the most popular credit card rewards categories. That's no surprise, as most Americans rely on gas-powered cars to get around and are...
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16 Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Travel rewards credit cards fall into several broad categories. First, airline rewards credit cards are designed to reward spending with specific airlines or airline partnerships. When purchasing...
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3 Home Phone Landline Alternatives That Save You Money

For roughly 100 years, there was only way to make a phone call: through a landline, a network of copper wires that physically linked...
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Planned Obsolescence: How to Resist This Sneaky Tech Manufacturing Tactic

An industry term used by marketers and manufacturers, planned obsolescence is the practice of making a product out-of-date or archaic within a specific period. It’s done by introducing a newer, “better,” or more fashionable version, or by intentionally designing the product to break and become useless quickly. Planned obsolescence spurs consumer demand and ensures future sales. You can avoid this sneaky tactic by using smart strategies.
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14 Ways to Save Money When Dining Out With Kids at...

Americans love eating out at restaurants and aren’t likely to stop. And if it’s something you truly enjoy doing with your family, there may be room for it in your budget. After all, part of raising kids involves creating fun experiences and shared memories, and eating out on occasion can be one way — though certainly not the only way — your family does that. Here are the best ways to save money when eating out with your family.
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5 Reasons to Stop Watching TV and How to Do It...

Have you ever thought about how much of your time is spent simply watching television? It’s probably more than you think. If you’re like a growing number of people, you might suspect, deep down, that watching hours of TV every day isn’t the best use of your time. If you’re ready to cut down on your TV consumption, or even stop watching entirely, it’s important to have a plan in place before you do it. Read on to find out why your physical, emotional, and financial health might benefit from cutting the cord — and how to go about doing it.
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Lifestyle Design: How to Create Your Perfect Life on a Budget

It’s far too easy to drift on life’s current rather than steer your own ship. But if you don’t define and create your ideal life, you end up living your boss’s vision, your parents’ vision, your spouse’s vision, “the Joneses’” vision — everyone’s idea of what your life should look like except your own. It’s time to take back control over your own life, from your career to your finances to your personal life. And you can do it all while living frugally.