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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.

More Gas Saving Ideas: Suggestions From Left Field

We've already shared some ideas from our readers on ways to economize, squeeze extra miles out of your tank, and find surprising discounts. In the final part of this series, we'll take a peek at some of the more unusual methods that you offer for reducing pain at the pump.

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.

17 Ways to Cut Gas Costs

You've heard the (often conflicting) wisdom about saving money on gas: Turn off the AC (or don't). Fill your tires (just exactly enough). Drive more...

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...