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Money-Saving Holiday Survival Guide

Best days to shop, affordable entertaining ideas, budget travel tips, and more money-saving advice for getting through the holidays with your wallet—and your sanity—intact.

Sneaky Christmas and Holiday Shopping Tips

How merchants get you to (over)spend on holiday gifts.

3 Ways to Break Bad Holiday Shopping Habits

’Tis the season of temptations. No wonder you end up busting your budget every December. Learn how to resist your worst buying habits and your favorite retailers’ enticements, from free hot chocolate to, yes, even “Jingle Bell Rock.”    

5 Ways to Pay Off Student Loans

One thing you never learned in school: how to pay for it. In part two of Real Simple’s get-out-of-debt series, educate yourself on the best ways to reduce, or eliminate, college debt.

6 Secrets From a 7-Time Lottery Winner

From picking your numbers to winning the prize.

Secrets of Saving Money

Expert advice on your day-to-day finances.

3 Ways to Cut Your IRS Debt

If you're having trouble paying your taxes or want to fight late fees, these tips can help you negotiate with the IRS.

Upcoming Sales Tax-Free Shopping Days

Just in time for back-to-school season, local governments are offering sales tax–free shopping days. Mark your calendars!

Money Management Tips and Finance Basics

Confused when it comes to managing your money? Learn how to save, budget, get out of debt, and more.

10 Time-Saving Apps

These mobile apps help even the busiest people boost productivity and stay organized.