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Top Five Tax Resolutions for 2011

While the pains and pressures of this year's tax season are fresh in your mind, give some thought to next April 15. Here are five tips from the personal finance pros for making next year's tax filing season less stressful and more monetarily rewarding.

Cut Wedding Costs With the Help of Friends, Family

In 2009, just over two million American couples pledged their eternal troth to each other, and spent more than $40 billion doing it. If the average $24,000 cost of a wedding feels steep to you, consider saving some cash and making the day even more special by getting friends and family involved.

The Frugal Consumer: Stay Home for Dinner and Suspense

Looking for an easy way to keep your entertainment budget in check without feeling like you're pinching pennies or getting bored? Bring the gang over for a dinner party and movie night that features one of these classic Hollywood suspense films.

Free Money! Make Pretax Deductions Work for You

You can't clip coupons or bargain shop for many of your biggest household expenses -- but what if there was a way to get a discount? There is: You can often deduct money from your paycheck and allocate it for basic expenses like child care, transportation and tuition.

More Gen Xers Are Pinching Pennies, Harris Poll Shows

A recent poll shows that penny-pinching is still on the rise in the wake of the Great Recession: 62% of American surveyed are buying more generic brands, and 45% are brown-bagging lunch to save cash. Moreover, the direction of the poll numbers suggests permanent changes in the way Americans spend.

Save money in your new 'hood

Boxes, movers, tape -- you've paid a pretty penny to get into your new home or apartment. Now what about saving money in your new neighborhood? I...

Walmart stocks up for the World Cup

If you're planning to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup in front of your television, you're going to need some food and decorations, and Walmart is...

Growth Matters: Mint.com Improves Cash Flows, Signs On Customers

Launched in September, 2007, Mint.com has quickly grown to track nearly $200 billion in transactions and $50 billion in assets and has identified more than $300 million in potential savings for its users -- all by making it easy to set and keep to budgets, and identify money-saving ideas.

Cutting the cost of your car insurance

wrecked carLooking to save a buck or two? While skipping lattes and brown-bagging lunch can shave a few cents, experts suggest taking a look at how much you're...