Do the math: If it makes sense to pay a little more upfront, find room in your budget.
Social buying vouchers and bargain sites can prop up your budget. They can also nickel-and-dime you to death.
If money is an issue, try a little DIY. You'd be surprised how easy it is to make baby wipes or taco shells.
Think about how you’ll use the device, since size, memory, features and available apps can vary.
The US Postal Service's cost-cutting measure will devalue some Netflix subscriptions and give people less time to pay bills by mail.
If you're helping support grown kids and aging parents, what happens to your own finances?
Developing a strategic plan for major expenditures is about as unconventional as driving a stick shift -- and it's an equally valuable skill to have.
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