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Prize-Winning Tips to Spend Less on Food in College

We asked college students about the purchases on which they most overspent while on campus, and how they might be avoided. Food spending came up a lot, as these excerpts from some of the best responses reflect. Read More

Safest Cities for Kids in 2017

It's a perennial priority to protect our children from the worst aspects of urban life, such as crime, while exposing them to the best, including schools that nurture them and a community that's well-equipped to provide support and intellectual stimulation. Read More

The Most Health-conscious Cities in America

Whether for longevity or vanity, the importance of being healthy has moved to the forefront of American culture. Rising healthcare costs, for one, make taking proactive steps to better your health that much more important. Read More

Best Cities for Small Business

There are more than five million companies in the U.S. And more than 76% of them have less than 10 employees, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

2016 Safest Places in Arkansas

The safety of Arkansas cities varies widely. That is the major takeaway from the ValuePenguin team’s analysis of the FBI Crime Report for The Natural State. These 54 cities with populations of at least 5,000 have crime scores that range from 71 to 6,758. The average crime score for the state of Arkansas is 2,710. Read More

2016 Safest Places in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s safest places are economically prosperous places. That is the major takeaway from the ValuePenguin team’s analysis of the FBI Crime Report for The Granite State. They are in one of two counties (Rockingham and Hillsborough) with unemployment rates of less than 3%. Read More

2016 Safest Places in Maine

Picturesque beauty, affluence and safety go together in the state of Maine. That is the major takeaway from the ValuePenguin team’s analysis of the FBI Crime Report for The Pine Tree State. These 55 cities have crime scores that range from 158 to 3,205, and the average crime score for Maine is 1,126. Read More

2016 Safest Places in Louisiana

Nearly 29 million people visited Louisiana in 2015, a new record for the state. These tourists, along with the state’s 4.7 million residents, are interested in safety. That is why the team at ValuePenguin analyzed the FBI Crime Report to determine the safest places in Louisiana. Read More

2016 Safest Places in Oklahoma

Smaller is safer in the Sooner State. That is the major takeaway from the ValuePenguin team’s analysis of the FBI Crime Report for Oklahoma. All five of the safest cities have populations between 5,000 and 10,000; however, four out of the five are in either the Oklahoma City or Tulsa metropolitan areas. Read More

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