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50 Fun Things to Do When You're Stuck Inside During Winter

Snowed in or rained out — again? Stave off cabin fever with this collection of creative, fun, and frugal indoor activities.

The 6 Least Expensive Dog Breeds to Own

A dog can be a great addition to your household, but they aren't cheap to buy or care for. These six dogs won't bust your wallet (but will melt your heart).

The Safest Cars for Teen Drivers

Watching your kid drive away in his first car can be nerve-racking. Feel better by finding the safest frugal vehicle for your teen.

Should You Pay Your Kids For Good Grades?

Have you ever considered rewarding your kids' good grades with money? Or is that a terrible idea? Let's discuss.

5 Credit Card Apps for Businesses and Consumers

There’s an easy way (and an app!) to accept other forms of payment besides cash.

How to Make Collection Calls that Keep Customer Relationships

Adopt a relationship-building mindset prior to making a call to collect on past due balances.

19 Ways to Reuse Old Towels

Towels ready for the trash? Think again! From easy household helpers to sew-and-go fashions, these projects will give new life to your old terrycloth.

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Debit Card From Skimmers

Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Merchant Account

More and more consumers are putting away their cash and just relying on plastic. As a business owner, what can you do to get the most out of your merchant account and please you

14 Ways to Make Your Yard Look Awesome for Under $100

Yardwork is a pain, and can hurt you in the wallet, too. Try some of these easy ways to spruce up your yard without spending a lot of money.

101 Small Business Mistakes (and What You Can Learn From Them)

Let's be honest: running a small business is not an easy task. And even the most successful business owners have had their fair share of blunders. Here are some of the biggest mist

The Best Premium Credit Cards

Despite their millionaire marketing, these premium cards might help you save extra money, not spend it — especially if you travel a lot.

5 Reasons Fighter Brands Fail

A successful fighter campaign may eliminate the competition and open a new, lower-end market for the company, but the consequences of a failed fighter brand can ruin its parent

Why Be A B Corp: Social Responsibility That's Measurable

Lots of businesses claim they're easy on the environment, or socially progressive. But how do customers know your claims are true? The answer: Become a B Corporation.

The Best Credit Cards for Hotel Deals and Rewards

Savvy travelers know how to stretch travel dollars even more with these hotel rewards credit cards.

Online Tax Payment and Filing for Small Businesses

The IRS wants businesses to pay their taxes online, as well as file their taxes online. It's faster, eliminates the need for the IRS to have people open envelopes and process pa

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Collateral

Establishing the collateral value of an asset is often a point of contention in loan negotiations. Here are some rules-of-thumb to help you understand how a lender's likely to v

What NOT to Buy at a Farmers Market

When it comes to fruit and vegetables, farmers markets are tough to beat. But some farmers’ market regulars we talked to advised us of a few things to buy elsewhere.

25 Career Changes You Can Make Today

Don't complain about your job without doing anything — make a positive career change right now with one (or more!) of these techniques.

The 6 Best Lawn Mowers

That grass isn't going to cut itself — get the job done with one of these recommended machines.