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The 6 Cheapest Grocery Stores in the U.S.

Grocery store Aldi | Matt Cardy/Getty Images Grocery shopping isn’t cheap, especially when you’re trying to stick to a tight budget. Retail food prices...

10 Signs That You Spend Too Much Money on Food

If your pantry could supply the food for a Las Vegas buffet, you’re probably spending too much | Ethan Miller/Getty Images A food bill...

10 Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods You Eat All the Time

You’ve tried to eat well, cutting out sugar and other processed foods that just aren’t good for you. You’re eating more veggies like kale...

Rude at Dinner? How Table Manners Are Different These Days

Table manners of yesteryear could use an update | Tunbridge/Tunbridge-Sedgwick Pictorial Press/Getty Images In a world of takeout, cellphones, and more relaxed manners all...

Tasty Seafood Recipes That Can Help You Lose Weight

Seafood |  iStock.com If you’re trying to lose a beer gut or the few pounds that have creeped on with one (or a few)...

11 Companies Going Against President Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban

United States President Donald Trump takes questions from the media | Don Emmert/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s immigration ban was controversial from the start....

Coffee Addiction: 7 Reasons to Quit Your Caffeine Habit

Your daily dose of caffeine may not be as good for you as you’d hoped. | iStock.com Sometimes caffeine can do more harm than...

Tiny House Living: How Much Money Can You Really Save?

Tiny house living | Source: iStock Maybe you can’t imagine being financially chained to one house for the rest of your life — or...

5 Easy Hacks to Clean Your Shirt Collars

Here’s how you can clean your shirt collars. | iStock.com It happens to the best of us: You’re about to put on a dress...

Bad Snacks: 5 Processed Foods You Should Never Buy for Your...

When you’re a kid, snack time can be the best part of the day. As a parent, snacks can make sure your child doesn’t...

Simple Recipes for 10-Ingredient Dinners You Have to Try

Pantry | iStock.com There’s something romantic about minimalism. When we declutter our closets or even downsize our homes, life seems to get a little...

6 Things You Should Never Buy on Amazon

Amazon is great, but it doesn’t always have the best deals | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images There’s almost nothing you can’t buy online with a...

Healthy Salmon Recipes You Have to Try

Raw salmon fillets | iStock.com We should probably all be incorporating a little more fish into our diets. In general it’s high in protein, low...

Celebrities Love to Visit These 10 Restaurants

There’s nothing better than enjoying a fabulous meal cooked by a talented chef at a nice restaurant. Maybe you splurge on those dinners often,...

7 Ingredients You Never Thought to Put in an Omelet

Omelet breakfast | iStock.com When it comes to classic breakfast foods, nothing remains center-stage quite like a hearty, filling omelet. They’re easy to whip...

Marijuana: 15 Cities With the Most Pot Users

Man smoking marijuana | Marc Piscotty/Getty Images With all the talk of marijuana legalization in the United States, it can sometimes seem like marijuana...

I Spent a Week in Dubai: Here Are Some of the...

Editor’s note: Accommodations for a week-long trip were provided by Visit Dubai, a program under the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing for the city.  When...

This Is the Unhappiest State in America in 2017

Unhappy people | Atilla Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images Do you think the state you live in promotes happiness and well-being? If you live in Utah, Minnesota,...

Why More Parents Are Starting to Use Marijuana

A woman walks with a sign supporting legalizing marijuana | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Smoking pot is no longer a teenager’s domain. The drug that...

10 As Seen On TV Products That May Just Be Worth...

Some products you see on TV might actually be worth it | iStock.com For only $9.99 (plus processing and handling) you can get the magic...

Want to Be a Millionaire? 10 Dumb Mistakes Keeping You From...

Piles of money from AMC’s Breaking Bad | AMC How much money is in your bank account right now? If you’re like the average...

How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

Worker shows house design plans | iStock.com/ALotOfPeople In your white picket fence daydreams, what does the house beyond the fence look like? Maybe it’s...

Unique Ingredients You’re Not Using in Tacos but Should Try at...

Tacos make an appearance on my dinner table typically once a week. Not only am I a fan of the spicy bite that comes...

15 Household Items You Should Never Skimp On

When my husband and I got married, one of the most daunting financial tasks we faced was figuring out how much money to spend...

15 Healthy Ground Beef Recipes for Quick and Easy Dinners

If you’re looking for easy dinner ideas that area also healthy for you and your family, chances are red meat — especially beef —...

Why So Many Employers Are Getting Rid of Sick Days

Are sick days a thing of the past? | iStock.com/IPGGutenbergUKLtd We’ve all had the weekday morning roll around when the night before is all...

Hate Your Boss? 5 Worst Employee Complaints About Managers

Michael Scott, in one of his bad boss moments | Source: NBC When it comes to a terrible job, there can be a lot...

Crockpot Recipes With Less Than 300 Calories

Meatballs with red peppers | iStock.com When it comes to saving time and making dinner preparation easy, your slow cooker is where it’s at....

6 Questions to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

Jean-Ralphio Saperstein should have realized he doesn’t know Quickbooks before accepting a job offer at an accounting firm in Parks and Recreation |...

6 Things You Should Never Tell Human Resources

HR rep | NBC Human resources managers can be great people to know. If your company has employee assistance programs, they’ll hook you up....

10 College Degrees That Are a Dime a Dozen Anymore

College degrees | iStock.com/michaeljung With such an emphasis on getting a college education, it’s little wonder that getting at least a bachelor’s degree is...

Buyer Beware: 6 Fake Foods You Shouldn’t Buy at the Grocery...

Are you buying fake foods at the grocery store? | iStock.com I’ve suspected for a while now that the “extra-virgin” olive oil I’ve been...

This Is the Healthiest City in America in 2017

Is your home one of the healthiest cities? | iStock.com Although America is credited as the obese nation, not every community in the country...

The 10 Best Bloody Mary Recipes You Can Make (and Drink)

Bloody Mary cocktail | iStock.com A stellar bloody mary is a gift that keeps on giving. It’s an excuse to drink vodka (when you’re not...

15 Germiest Places in Your Kitchen You Should Be Cleaning —...

How many germs are lurking in your kitchen? | iStock.com/hikesterson You’ve likely scrubbed down your bathroom at least once in the past few weeks....

How to Look for a New Job While You Still Have...

Dwight Schrute working at Staples instead of Dunder Mifflin on The Office | NBC A promotion and raise are years away in your current...

Delicious Desserts You Can Make Easily With Graham Crackers

When it comes to desserts, there’s nothing more classic than the icebox cakes. You know the ones: They were the centerpiece at every potluck meal...

Here Are Some of the Easiest Steak Recipes You Can Make

It’s easy to get into meal ruts when you’re busy and your week seems to have no end. A one-pot pasta dish is great in...

Money in Relationships: 5 Biggest Mistakes Couples Make

To have a happy union, talk about money | Source: iStock You’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life...

I Spent 13 Hours Flying on the Best Airline in the...

Emirates jumbo A380 airplane | STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images Editor’s note: Airfare for these flights was provided by Visit Dubai, a program under the Department...

The 13 Biggest Regrets People Have About Retirement

Jack Nicholson contemplating his newfound retirement in About Schmidt | New Line Cinema When was the last time you got a do-over? Maybe you...

How Much Money Does the Average American Have in Their Retirement...

Do you have the money saved to have your own retirement bucket list? | Warner Bros. How is saving money going for you? If...

How Much Money Does the Average American Spend on a Wedding?

Exchanging rings | Joe Raedle/Getty Images Life’s biggest moments often seem to come with the biggest price tags, too. Buying your first car was...

16 Secrets Walmart Shoppers Need to Know

Walmart is a store of many secrets. | iStock.com Regardless of whether you hate or love Walmart, it’s safe to say if you’re shopping...

Speeding Ticket? 15 States Where Your Insurance Rate Will Spike the...

Jim Carrey in Liar Liar gets caught for speeding | Universal Pictures When was the last time you were cruising along on an empty...

The 20 ‘Worst’ Public Schools in America

A student works on an exam book | Tim Boyle/Getty Images We often hear data about how American students are performing in science, math,...

Houston and 9 Other Cities That Give You the Best Chances...

Wealthy city | iStock.com Moving to a big city might seem like the best way to start over, find a new job, and start...

10 States That Pay Police Officers the Highest (and Lowest) Salaries

Police officers recite an oath during a New York Police Department graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York City | Andrew...

10 States With the Best (and Worst) Public Schools

Unfortunately, education isn’t equal | Sean Gallup/Getty Images What is the goal of education? Some parents believe it is to prepare their children academically,...

This Is the Most Expensive State in America for Child Care

Preschool class | iStock.com Who knew that having a bundle of joy could cost so much money? Most people know that raising a child...

The 5 Best Ways to Make Grocery Shopping Go Faster

Whether you live to eat or eat to live, there’s no mistaking the fact that at some point throughout the week, you probably need...

Money Problems? The Best Cities to Make Your Paycheck Last Longer

Does your paycheck leave money left over after buying a house? | iStock.com/ziquiu Location, location, location. It matters when you’re choosing where to live,...

Photos: Warren Buffett’s Other House Is Listed for a Cool $11...

Warren Buffett | Alex Wong/Getty Images When you think of celebrities who live in Laguna Beach who comes to mind? The list might include...

9 Things That Are Worth Buying at Walmart

Walmart | iStock.com It’s a common practice to be skeptical of Walmart. One of the largest retailers in the United States is also the...

You Need to Try These Underrated Airlines

I was flying from Los Angeles to Boston when I discovered the best little airline I’d never heard of. I was looking for a...

10 States That Pay Teachers the Highest (and Lowest) Salaries

Teacher salaries protest in Miami, Florida | Joe Raedle/Getty Images For around seven hours each day, teachers across the United States are in charge...

Buying a Fixer Upper: 7 Warning Signs It’s a Bad Idea

Is your fixer upper worth the costs? | iStock.com If you’ve ever watched the famous HGTV series Fixer Upper, you’ve probably indulged in a...

7 Signs You Were Illegally Fired From Your Job

Are you feeling sad after getting fired? | iStock.com/bruev It’s a crappy feeling when you’re called into your boss’s office, promptly fired, and given...

10 Worst (and Best) Cities in America for Avoiding Money Problems

Have money problems? Your city could be partially to blame. | iStock.com/wpd911 What made you choose where you’re living right now? Maybe it’s where...

15 Easy Ways to Save More Money Right Now

Gold coins hidden in sand | JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images We’d all like to have a slightly larger bank account, and there’s no time like...

Layoffs? 10 Types of Employees Who Are First to Be ‘Fired’

Are layoffs in your company’s future? | iStock.com Your company just made headlines for its quarterly losses. You hear concerned whispers as people pass by...

Never Pack These Items in Your Kids’ School Lunches

Packing school lunches is an easy way for families to save money, but there is a downside. Moms and dads need to find foods...

5 Words You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Employee and boss talking | iStock.com You worked hard to get your job, and you’re probably making goals to earn a raise, promotion, or...
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