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Budgeting & Saving

How to minimize the damage of unpaid bills
How to minimize the damage of unpaid bills Money & Credit August 16, 2017
It can be very upsetting to see a late payment on your credit report, especially if it’s gone to a…
6 easy ways to save more money every month without pinching pennies
6 easy ways to save more money every month without pinching pennies Budgeting & Saving June 1, 2017
If saving money was easy, everyone would be doing it. Unfortunately, the excuses for not are easy to stack — what…
8 money lessons from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
8 money lessons from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Budgeting & Saving May 15, 2017
As a personal finance writer, I believe that money lessons can be found just about anywhere. That’s how I’ve come…
5 ways to spring clean your finances
5 ways to spring clean your finances Money & Credit May 11, 2017
You know this is the time for spring cleaning — but do you wonder why? The origins of this tradition…
7 ways to save money on a low income
7 ways to save money on a low income Money & Credit April 13, 2017
Saving money when your income is in the six-digit range is easy, but how does one go about saving money…
17 easy ways to improve your finances this weekend
17 easy ways to improve your finances this weekend Money & Credit March 26, 2017
If you’ve ever spent your entire paycheck just hours after thedirect deposit hit your account, we have some tips and…
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet
How the Fed rate hike will impact you and your wallet Money & Credit March 18, 2017
The Federal Reserve’s move this week to raise akey interest rate signals one thing for consumers — brace yourself for…
How to save $500 before Christmas with the $5 a week savings challenge
How to save $500 before Christmas with the $5 a week savings challenge Money & Credit March 8, 2017
OK, so maybe you haven't done a great job saving money so far in 2017. It's never too late to…
5 of Clark Howard’s most extreme frugal hacks
5 of Clark Howard’s most extreme frugal hacks Money & Credit February 17, 2017
Nobody pinches a penny quite like consumer champ Clark Howard. Below are some of his most famous — or should…
4 money excuses you need to stop making
4 money excuses you need to stop making Money & Credit February 2, 2017
If saving more money is on your to-do list, but you just haven’t gotten around to it, it’s time to…
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week Money & Credit January 28, 2017
If you want to get out of debt, and stay out of debt,you have to reevaluate your routine -- the…
Top 4 online budgeting tools to better manage your money
Top 4 online budgeting tools to better manage your money Money & Credit January 28, 2017
Most every personal finance expert will tell you that using a budget is a key component of making your money…
How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months
How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months Money & Credit January 26, 2017
Joyce Fondren first accepted that she was in serious financial trouble deep in the heart of the Great Recession. In…
How 6 small lifestyle changes saved a woman $1,200 a month
How 6 small lifestyle changes saved a woman $1,200 a month Money & Credit January 20, 2017
We've said it plenty of times before and we'll say it again -- little expenses cancost you a lot more…
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year Money & Credit January 15, 2017
Credit card interest is one of the sneakiest expenses a consumer can face. It's lumped in with a standard bank…
19 states where workers began the New Year with a higher minimum wage
19 states where workers began the New Year with a higher minimum wage Money & Credit January 9, 2017
Can you support a family on the federal minimum wage? Voters in Arizona, Colorado and Maine think they know the…
How we paid off $52,000 of debt in 18 months
How we paid off $52,000 of debt in 18 months Money & Credit January 9, 2017
When my wife Kim and I got married, we combined our finances. For a few months we lived the “normal”…
How to save nearly $7,000 this year with the $5 a week savings challenge
How to save nearly $7,000 this year with the $5 a week savings challenge Money & Credit January 7, 2017
'C'mon, it's just $5...what's the big deal?' How many times have you said thatto yourself and then blown $5 on…
Why you should consider making January a ‘no buy’ month
Why you should consider making January a ‘no buy’ month Money & Credit January 3, 2017
January 1st isan opportunity for a clean slate, and for most people that means the traditional New Year's resolution toeat…
11 things you can do in January to get your money on track in 2017
11 things you can do in January to get your money on track in 2017 Money & Credit January 2, 2017
New Year's resolutions often turn out justlike New Year's Eve -- a total flop. Or they just kind of fizzle…
How much you can save in 2017 by starting with just $1 a week
How much you can save in 2017 by starting with just $1 a week Money & Credit January 1, 2017
The new year is a great time to make some changes in how you handle money. If you're the kind…
Savings challenge: No more _________ in 2017!
Savings challenge: No more _________ in 2017! Money & Credit December 30, 2016
With the new year upon us, it’s time to get your budget in order! And if you’re serious about improving…
4 ways to get financially healthy in 2017
4 ways to get financially healthy in 2017 Money & Credit December 29, 2016
Next year will be here before we know it. Now is a great time to brush up on your financial…
Why you should start your taxes before the new year
Why you should start your taxes before the new year Money & Credit December 26, 2016
The 2017tax filing season will begin on Monday, January 23, the IRS recently announced. The agency will begin accepting federal…
13 things you should never pay for
13 things you should never pay for Deals & Savings December 22, 2016
What is the difference between making an extra $100 a week, or simply not spending $100 a week? Nothing, it’s…
Zero-based budgeting: Your key to financial empowerment in 2017
Zero-based budgeting: Your key to financial empowerment in 2017 Money & Credit December 20, 2016
Many people shy away from budgeting. They view it as a restriction on how they can spend their money, but…
22 ways to cut costs and save more every month in 2017
22 ways to cut costs and save more every month in 2017 Deals & Savings December 14, 2016
Share YOUR saving tips with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube! Ready to take control of your money in…
3 expert tips to keep your holiday spending in check
3 expert tips to keep your holiday spending in check Money & Credit December 8, 2016
Each January, like clockwork, consumers across the nation collectively groan as the dreaded post-holiday money hangover sets in. But you…
Think you can’t make a living from garbage picking? This Montreal man does!
Think you can’t make a living from garbage picking? This Montreal man does! Life November 21, 2016
If you were the type of child who daydreamed about hunting for buried treasure, you're not alone. Many of us…
Holiday tipping: Who to tip and who to skip
Holiday tipping: Who to tip and who to skip Money & Credit November 21, 2016
When you’re setting your holiday budget, don’t forget about the people who’ve gone out of their way to make your…
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