General: Money

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.

10 Ways Color Affects Your Spending

Find out which colors are subconsciously associated with certain feelings, and how that affects how much you spend at the mall.

Do Checks Expire?

Is it ever too late to cash an old check? Learn the ins and outs of check expiration dates here.

Smart Shopping 101

The expert strategies and information you need to know to make the savviest purchases―of food, makeup, clothing, even home renovations.

How to Survive When Life Gets Pricey

Multiple kids in preschool, a new house with rooms to fill, friends all getting married or turning 50—there are whole life stages when your expenses feel insurmountable. Don’t charge them. Instead, follow these money-stretching strategies so you can enjoy what you’ve got going on.

3 Ways to Replace a Lost or Stolen Gift Card

If a gift card goes missing, does that mean the money on the card is gone forever, too? Not necessarily. Here’s what to do.

16 Items to Sell at Your Next Yard Sale

Follow these yard sale pricing guidelines to make sure your stuff moves.

5 Strategies to Eliminate Debt    

Weighed down by credit-card bills? In part three of Real Simple’s get-out-of-debt series, learn insider strategies for zeroing out even a sky-high balance. You owe it to yourself.

6 Smart Tips for Raising Money-Savvy Kids

Expert strategies to set your children up for financial success. 

How to Avoid Common Scams

Learn how to avoid the most common swindles—from high-tech password theft to low-tech door-to-door hustles.