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5 Surprising Strategies for Securing Your Financial Future

Save more, spend less, invest wisely—you know the broad strokes of building a nest egg. But the how-to can be elusive. Financial adviser Manisha Thakor offers fresh strategies you can take to the bank.

4 Meaningful Ways to Give Back

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, Real Simple is partnering with four stellar organizations that transform lives—by educating kids, housing families, feeding the homebound, and saving animals.

How to Make Charitable Donations Really Count

If you're not a Rockefeller, a Gates, or a Zuckerberg, what can you do to maximize the impact of your charitable contributions? Follow these expert strategies for giving the most bang with each buck.

Mortgage Help for Prospective Buyers

If you’re in the market for a mortgage, avoid these seven costly mistakes.

Do I Need Flood Insurance?

Is flood insurance really necessary? Learn how to find one that suits your needs.

Lease vs. Buy: The Right Route to a New Car

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Experts reveal which option is better for drivers.

6 Products With a Charitable Purpose

Unique ideas with proceeds that support worthy causes around the world.

Should I Buy a House?

Wondering if you’re ready to take the plunge into home ownership? Here are six signs you are.

What Is Renter’s Insurance, and What Does It Cover?

Homeowners would never go without adequate insurance coverage—and neither should renters. Here are seven reasons why renter’s insurance can save you money and peace of mind.

9 Foods You Can Feel Good About Buying

When you buy these delicious picks, a portion goes to charity—proving you can eat well and do good at the same time.

10 Gifts That Give Back

Unique ideas that also support worthy causes from our 2012 gift guide.

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Regardless of what you owe, zeroing out your housing costs is a smart money move. This story will show you the best ways to do it.