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Writing Tips for Making Your Manuscript Manageable

Writing and publishing a book is a major accomplishment that you should be proud of. Unfortunately, all too often would-be authors never reach the finish line because they get overwhelmed by the process. Don’t let this happen to you! By setting attainable goals for yourself, creating the right writing environment, and avoiding perfectionism, you’ll have a far better shot at completing your manuscript and making your book a reality.

Changing Your Own Oil? Don't Forget This Step

So, if you're considering trying your hand at changing your vehicle's oil, don't let that annoying maintenance light hold you back — hit up Google instead. Not only will you save a few bucks but, if you're like me, you'll also feel like a freaking genius afterward.

Credit Karma Adds Tool for Finding Unclaimed Funds

I just made $50 in about five minutes. Okay, technically I didn't exactly make it — I found it. That's all thanks to Credit Karma's recently added Unclaimed Money feature. It's definitely worth taking a few minutes to head over to Credit Karma and see if you have some lost funds looking for you!

Are You Really Ready to Buy Your First House?

Home buying is a big deal. While the prospect of owning instead of renting may be as consistently alluring to you as it is to me, unknown costs and unanswered questions can get in the way of making what is ultimately the best financial decisions and turn your money milestone into a massive mistake. So the question remains — are you really ready to buy your first house?

Publish Your Book for Under $100

For my column this week I thought I’d do something a little different and focus not on how you can save money but how you can potentially make it. About 15 months ago I published my first book The E-Ticket Life all about my various adventures in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and more. If...

20 Genuinely Fun and Frugal Activities (and 5 Traps to Avoid) 2

Just because you’re trying to be thrifty doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life — it’s all about getting the most out of your entertainment dollar. From free events to small splurges that lead to big fun, there are plenty of ways activities that fit into the thrifty lifestyle. Checkout these 20 fun but frugal activities and make sure to avoid these 5 pricey traps.