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Looking for a quick beach getaway? These gorgeous seaside towns in Mexico offer the most bang for your buck.

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6 Parts Every Successful Budget Needs

No two budgets are the same, but most successful budgets have these key components in common.

These 6 Shopping Challenges Will Keep You Stylish Without Breaking Your Budget

If you've been stymied in your efforts to save money on clothes and accessories, make it easier by giving yourself a challenge.

5 Online Stores That Let You Try Before You Buy

Everyone loves to try before they buy. And now more brands and stores are offering their customers this option.

How to Turn Your Wedding Expenses Into a Free Honeymoon

Your wedding expenses don't have to be a waste. Use these strategies to turn your wedding bills into a free trip.

Take Control of Your Money With These 10 Free Spreadsheet Templates

There are scores of fancy apps and websites that can help you manage your money, but for some, nothing beats the elegance of a simple spreadsheet.

8 Affordable U.S. Destinations for a Weekend Getaway

Planning a long weekend getaway? These U.S. destinations are affordable and tons of fun.

5 Laid-Back Girls' Trip Destinations Anyone Can Afford

If you're looking to take a relaxing vacation with the girls, these destinations will fit your chill vibe and your budget.

6 Ways New Grads Can Save on Moving Costs

Forget bribing your friends with pizza. These apps and services take a bite out of the cost and hassle of moving.

5 Budget Destinations Where You Can Learn to Scuba Dive

Scuba diving can be an expensive hobby, but in these five destinations, you can explore the depths of the sea without busting your budget.

5 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Before you know it, summer heat will be here. Is your home ready?

6 Guilty Pleasures That Are Killing Your Budget

Don't let your guilty pleasure ruin your budget. Instead, see how much your habit is really costing you each year and how to better spend the money.

How a Family of 4 Can Book a Disney Vacation for $1,000 or Less

Disney World is known for being a budget buster. But luckily, there's a way for you and your family to get in and out for under $1,000.

5 Signs Your Budget Needs a Makeover (And How to Do It)

Try as you might, your money and your budget won't see eye-to-eye. Here's how to get back on track.

How to Vacation in Greece for $300 or Less

Vacationing in Greece might seem expensive, but there's a way you can do it for under $300.

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

In Japan, saving money is a big deal. Here's the simple system many households use to hang onto more of their yen.

How to Budget During a Crisis

Life happens. When a financial crisis is upon your shoulders, your best defense is a smart budget breakdown.

5-Minute Finance: Track Your Spending

Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? It's time to start tracking your spending. All it takes is five minutes.

Cut These 9 Expenses in One Year to Get a 10-Day Hawaii Vacation

By cutting out some of these major money sucks, you could end up with enough money to go on a 10-day Hawaii vacation.

How New Homeowners Can Furnish Their Place on a Budget

You're finally a homeowner! Now you feel the need to fill up all that space. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to kick up your feet for cheap.

How to Avoid Airline Fees in Basic Economy

Airline fees can quickly eat into your travel budget, but if you reveiw airline policies carefully, you can avoid most while flying comfortably, even in basic economy.