05.14.17
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Will You Have a Job in 10 Years? Five Visionaires Weigh In

It’s hard to predict what the future will look like. Back in the 1960s, many people thought we were headed toward a Jetsons-inspired future full

05.07.17
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Watch These 10 Famous College Commencement Speeches for a Boost of Inspiration

Every year, college graduates get the opportunity to enjoy commencement speeches from some of the biggest names in art, religion, sports, business, and every other

05.04.17
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Massages Are Crazy Expensive, Until You Learn to Do Your Own

Back when I was a Division I collegiate athlete, one of my favorite perks was getting free massages. Any time I felt tight, I could head

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Time for an Upgrade? Here’s How to Sell Your Old Cell Phone

The average American upgrades their cell phone every 29 months, but I have a friend who goes through phones much more quickly than that. He

04.23.17
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A Frugal Wedding Adventure, Part 2: The Planning Fallacy Strikes

In Part 1 of this frugal wedding mini-series, I talked about how my fiance and I are trying to spend just $2,500 on our wedding.

04.16.17
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House Hunting? You Might Want to Wait Until Winter to Buy a Home

As the weather gets warmer, millions of Americans are gearing up to buy a new home. We’re entering peak real estate season, as May, June,

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Jewels of Financial Wisdom From Ancient Religious Texts

There are a few basic tenets to follow if you want to grow your wealth without compromising your integrity: Save more than you earn. Watch

04.02.17
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Five Big Mistakes Beginner Cooks Make

Americans now spend more money on bars and restaurants than they do on groceries. A major reason for the change is that we live increasingly

03.30.17
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Why You Should Never Feel Bad for Chasing the Money

I have had a wild ride the past couple of years, career-wise. I went from making just $22,000 per year working in the mailroom of

03.22.17
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Three Big Mistakes Students Make When Accepting Financial Aid

I graduated college with $145,000 in student loans. The worst part about it? I was willfully ignorant about the amount I borrowed. It would all

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#FollowFrugal: Where to Find Financial Wisdom and Inspiration on Social Media

From budget travelers to coupon clippers, there are compelling personal finance writers in every conceivable niche, save for maybe the ultra-rich (though it would be funny to

02.12.17
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Three Famous Athletes Who Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Frugality

Professional athletes often find themselves on shaky financial footing when they retire. This happens despite the fact that many of them make more money in

02.05.17
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Don’t Be the Kobe Bryant of Your Office

I recently came across a collaborative research paper that caught my eye. The authors posed an intriguing question: Can business learn anything from the world of

01.18.17
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A Frugal Wedding Adventure: The Planning Phase

I recently got engaged. I managed to stay frugal throughout the entire process. The ring did not set me back three months’ salary. I got a

01.06.17
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How to Save Money on Your Next Laptop

Even though I’m happy with my six-year-old computer, I can’t help but take interest when new laptops come onto the market. It’s like how you don’t

01.04.17
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What I Learned From Working Remotely, and Why I Decided to Stop

A year and a half ago, I was presented with the enviable opportunity to leave my job and start working for a company remotely. At the

12.22.16
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Homemade Broth: A Healthy and Frugal Winter Treat for Body and Soul

Winter’s here, and if you’re anything like me, cold weather brings with it a strong desire to eat warm, hearty soups. And what is at

12.14.16
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Productivity Apps Are No Match for a Simple Timer

There are roughly 17 trillion apps and computer programs that promise to improve your workflow, keep you on task, and help you get things done.