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4 Ways to Balance Your Finances Without a Budget
Is meticulously monitoring your spending too labor-intensive? These alternative strategies are easier and just as effective.
5 Fixes for Money Worries
These smart, simple suggestions will help you keep calm about your finances.
Choose the Right 529 College Savings Plan
Get the most out of your 529 plan by avoiding these missteps.
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6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life
Real Simple’s mission, through its 14 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.
The 20 Best Books to Read on the Beach This Summer
Whatever your definition of “beach book”—romance, mystery, gripping true-life-tale—you’ll find a shore thing here.
19 Books You’ve Got to Put on Your Summer Reading List
What to read this summer? Try these favorites from the Real Simple staff.
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What 6 Uber-Successful Women Wish They Could Tell Their Younger Selves
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? asked Real Simple.
What Kind of Friend Are You?
Are you the one pals call when they need advice…or when they need a plus-one for a cocktail party?
3 Fun Indoor-Activities for Kids
Each of these simple rainy-day projects requires a little food coloring, a lot of enthusiasm, and not much hand-eye coordination.
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