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Budgeting & Saving

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 2017 tax 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…
5 ways to pay zero for TV, phone, investments, haircuts and more
5 ways to pay zero for TV, phone, investments, haircuts and more Money & Credit November 17, 2016
Are you like Clark in that 'free' is your favorite word in the English language? Here are a few things…
Debt denial: 5 warning signs and how to start digging out
Debt denial: 5 warning signs and how to start digging out Money & Credit November 14, 2016
Do you know how much you owe? If not, you’re not alone. According to a New York Fed report, Americans tend…
How to save $1,000 when you’re living paycheck to paycheck
How to save $1,000 when you’re living paycheck to paycheck Money & Credit November 6, 2016
For many families,having an emergency fundsounds like wishful thinking. One in three families — some with incomes of $100,000 or…
7 ways high earners sabotage their finances
7 ways high earners sabotage their finances Money & Credit November 4, 2016
While earning a ton of money can makebuilding wealtheasier, it’s not the magic solution it’s made out to be. That’s…
Craziest things I’ve done to save money
Craziest things I’ve done to save money Money & Credit November 2, 2016
What’s the craziest thingyou’veever done to save money? Some people will take epic steps just to save a few bucks.…
Making $75,000 and living hand to mouth? Here’s how to stop
Making $75,000 and living hand to mouth? Here’s how to stop Money & Credit October 27, 2016
The goal of everything I do is to help you keep more of what you make. That's why I was…
Should you use budget billing for your utilities?
Should you use budget billing for your utilities? Money & Credit October 21, 2016
Many companies are offering budget billing as an option for paying home utility bills, but is budget billing a wise…
6 lessons from a man who retired at 37
6 lessons from a man who retired at 37 Money & Credit October 20, 2016
Clark is big into the idea of taking charge of your financial future and empowering yourself. Today we present the…
11 bad habits that are wrecking your credit
11 bad habits that are wrecking your credit Money & Credit October 19, 2016
Let’s face it, none of us is perfect — especially when it comes to money. But there may be some…
10 smart money moves that take 10 minutes
10 smart money moves that take 10 minutes Money & Credit October 19, 2016
Whatever your financial goals — from building a nest egg to flying the coop for a dream vacation — you’re…
4 old-school ways to stay on budget
4 old-school ways to stay on budget Money & Credit October 17, 2016
The golden rule forstaying out of debt is to spend less than you make, but that’s kind of hard to…
How to save $1,000 when you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck
How to save $1,000 when you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck Money & Credit October 17, 2016
For many families,having an emergency fundsounds like wishful thinking. One in three families — some with incomes of $100,000 or…
This 5-second trick will save you a lot of money
This 5-second trick will save you a lot of money Money & Credit October 10, 2016
With the holidays right around the corner, this is the time of year when many of us will be doing…
Best ways to improve your credit score
Best ways to improve your credit score Money & Credit October 8, 2016
Your credit score is a number that represents how well you’ve managed all of your financial obligations (your bills, accounts…
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