Freelance journalist specializing in personal finance writing and editing, while teaching a daughter about money.
You probably already know (or, if you're not a parent, you've already guessed) that it costs a lot to raise a child. But just how much is "a lot"?
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Budgeting, Family
You don't have to change your whole life to start saving more and spending less. Start with one of these doable challenges and goals, and frugal it up from there.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Frugal Living, General Tips
If you're like most of us, you've lost your New Year's resolve to exercise more. Here are 10 ways to rekindle your motivation and restart your health kick.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Health and Beauty, Personal Development
From applesauce to salsa, you can save money (and eat better!) by preparing these 13 commonly store-bought foods at home instead.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Food and Drink
There are right ways to complain to businesses...and there are wrong ways. These are definitely the wrong ways (plus, how to make them right).
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Consumer Affairs
Tired of footing the bill for a group events or gifts? Put your event on social funding website Crowdtilt, and get your crowd to fund it before it happens.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Entertainment, Food and Drink, Shopping
The smell of freshly bread wafting through the grocery might be more than just a scent — it could be part of a calculated plan to make you to spend more.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Shopping
When it comes to investment, $50 or less might not seem like a lot of money, but there are plenty of ways to take that sum and watch it grow.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Investment
President Abraham Lincoln invested most of his presidential paychecks in Treasury Bonds. Discover why his method is still good advice today.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Banking, Investment
If you're stressed about making dinner, paying someone to plan your meals can be worth the cost in reducing stress — and it can reduce your grocery bill.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Family, Food and Drink, Home
The grocery store has become a one-stop shop for a variety of items. But doing all of your shopping at the Piggly Wiggly might be costing you serious cash.
Financial management is one of the most important lessons you can teach children — start early with these great (and fun!) financial gifts for kids.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Personal Finance, Family, Shopping
After traveling to Europe and Australia, one writer has learned a several energy-saving tips that he's eager to bring home.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: DIY, Home, Lifestyle
Cutting the cable cord is hard, especially for sports fans. But from online streaming to the good ol' sports bar, there are some ways to make it easier.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Entertainment
Saving money by cutting cable is great, but there are other excellent benefits that have nothing to do with the cash.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Entertainment, Technology
It can be hard to save money for a rainy day...or rainy years. Learn why you should, and why thinking about it as a gift can help.
by: Aaron Crowe | channel: Personal Finance
The recent Mega Millions jackpot serves as a reminder that as awesome as winning the lottery would be, you might be better off not buying a ticket.