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Amazon's Whole Foods Acquisition is Sweet for Consumers

At this point, it seems up in the air as to whether Whole Foods will actually become a more affordable specialty store akin to Trader Joe's, but there's still reason for shoppers to celebrate. For one, hardcore Whole Foods fans — including those with dietary restrictions that the chain often caters to — may now find their grocery bills coming in a bit lower.

Level Money is Shutting Down — Use This App Instead

If you were a Level Money user who's now feeling lost, you may want to check out Mint as a way to continue on your financial journey. While it won't replicate Level Money per se, it does have a number of features that can help you monitor your spending and stick to your budget.

A Quick Tip on Tipping Internationally

If there's one part of our financial culture that confuses and worries me, it's tipping. See, I want to be a good person and give a nice tip (even if I really don't want to spend the extra cash), but I just never know what even constitutes a "good tip."...

Buy One, Get One Chipotle is Just a Beat Away

Whenever you mention Chipotle to someone, you're likely to get one of two distinct reactions: "ooooo" or "ewww." In many cases, that latter reaction is the result of a rough patch the burrito chain went through involving an E. coli outbreak along with some other food safety issues. Ever since...

One Simple Habit That Could Help Your Credit Score

As simple as it may seem, the practice of making multiple monthly payments to keep your credit card balance low is surprisingly effective for helping your credit score. While you may not see a huge boost, it will at least prevent you from getting dinged by a rising credit utilization. In the end, getting into this easy habit will allow you to earn rewards, avoid interest fees, and keep your credit score as pristine as it can be.

Frugal Fun with Friends: Turning TV into a Social Event

Having a great time doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Turning television watching into an interactive social event is a perfect example. So, instead of spending a small fortune to take on the town, I prefer to place my (non-monetary) bets, head to a friend's house, and turn on HBO for a surprisingly entertaining night in.