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His Financial Goal: Dump His Bank and Join a Credit Union

Everyone has things they want to improve about their financial lives -- and we in the AOL newsroom are no exceptions. So we asked money expert Jean Chatzky for advice on how to reach our goals. Today: A DailyFinance reporter who's ready to break up with his bank.

Want to Save on Gas? It's All About How You Pay

Drivers are feeling the sting of rising gas prices, with the cost of regular gas up 15 cents a gallon just in the last month. Convenience chain Cumberland Farms hopes it can ease the pain with a new app that offers a 10 cent per gallon discount at the pump.

Build Your Emergency Savings: 25 Ways to Make Extra Money

It's a personal finance rule of thumb: Have enough of an emergency savings cushion that you could get by without income for 3 months. But in this economy, who can save that much? You can -- and we've got 25 ways to help you find the extra cash to make it happen.

Slash Your Holiday Gift Bill By Tapping Credit Card Rewards

If you're looking for a way to save on gifts this holiday season, you might want to tap your credit card. No, not by charging up a big fat bill -- but by maximizing your rewards points. Here are six ways to do just that and in turn, stretch your gift-giving budget.

Staged Eloping: Dream Weddings Without Nightmare Price Tags

"Staged elopements" -- weddings where the couple escapes with little more than an officiant, a photographer and a dream wedding dress -- are becoming increasingly popular. The nuptials may be extravagant, but without the big guest list, they're still cheaper than traditional weddings.

8 Ways That Tech Can Help You Save

With the advent of the "new iPad," the role of technology in streamlining our lives is in the forefront of many people's minds. On the Today show, digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong discussed eight websites, apps and gadgets that you can use to help you save and manage your money.

Save on a New Computer by Rejuvenating Your Old One

If you're hearing the Jeopardy! theme in your head as you wait -- and wait -- for your computer to boot up, you've probably already started thinking replacement. But why spend big when a small investment of money and time could get your old hardware humming like new again?

Share Your Ideas for a Sweet but Frugal Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming, which means that millions of men are getting ready to drop money on Whitman's samplers and red roses. But there are other options out there -- and we know that our faithful readers have explored at least a few of them.

7 Money-Saving Moves That Will Cost You More Later

When it comes to saving money, too many of us try to cut expenses in the short term in ways that are almost guaranteed to cost us much more down the road. On NBC's Today Show, personal finance expert Jean Chatzky talks about how to avoid seven big mistakes that fall into the category of penny wise, but dollar foolish.

Save Your Sole and Your Budget: Run Barefoot

Want to save $500 a year, be as fit as a lion, and stick it to big corporations? If you're a runner, it's easy. Give up running shoes and go barefoot. Your gait will improve, you'll suffer fewer injuries, and you'll be making great strides toward easing your budget, devotees insist.

Rabbit Ears Redux: Free Antenna TV Makes a Comeback

Millions of TV lovers hit by the weak economy and fat cable bills are going old-school: They're using antennas. That's right: The rabbit ears your grandmother jiggled to tune in "I Love Lucy" can still receive dozens of digital channels on HDTVs. Here's how you can rule the free airwaves.

Dump Groupon? Five Sites That Might Save You More

Do you really need Groupon or LivingSocial? If you answered "yes," you're among a shrinking minority. Really, Groupons are meant to entice us to try things we otherwise wouldn't. Couponing, though, is how smart shoppers cut costs on what they already buy, and these five sites can save you a bundle.

How to Be 'The Biggest Loser' on a Lean Budget

Being fat isn't just bad for your health, it's also murder on your wallet. "Biggest Loser" host Alison Sweeney (who has had her own ups and downs with weight) wants to help. The cute and curvy Sweeney offers these five tips to help you control your budget and waistline at the same time.