Stockpiling for an emergency might seem like a good (and frugal) idea. But in reality, your time and money is probably better spent.
A recent study suggests that many workers can't afford a decent place to live. But is truth that we need to change our concept of a good standard of living?
The Rolling Jubilee is a great PR move — buying, then forgiving debt from real people. But in terms of change, one writer says it might hurt more than help.
You probably think about costs in terms of currency. Experiment with this alternative way of thinking that could change how you work and spend.
There's a good chance that the "fiscal cliff" America is about to go over will be a non-issue. But that's no reason not to do a bit of preparation.
People who say, "It's not a problem; it's an opportunity" might be jerks. But they might also have a good point.
When time and money are tight, it's natural to try to narrow down what you're trying to get done. But the opposite might be what you really need.
Stop worrying that you won't have enough money in retirement. Instead, follow these tips to ensure you remain financially comfortable as long as you live.
As we get older, we try to shift the way we get money from actively working to earning money from investments. Many companies have done the same.
When savings rates are below the inflation rate, it's easy to delude yourself into thinking you shouldn't save. That's a bad idea.
You never need to rush to buy after a housing crash — house prices will stay down for years. But is now the right time to buy?
There are a lot of ways to live simply. My personal favorite is living simply through capital — and it's easier to do than you might expect.
Keeping up with the Joneses isn't necessary, but sometimes it can be helpful to look like you are. Here's why — and how to do it.
Inflation is inevitable. What you can change, though, is how you deal with it — and these decisions can make or break your financial future.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Investment
If you haven't gotten a raise recently, maybe you need to create your own. Here's how.
It's almost always a good idea to stay out of debt. But sometimes, refusing to take on debt could hurt you in the long run.
Is racking up frequent flier miles a bad idea? Learn why one writer wants almost nothing to do with credit card rewards, unless they're cash back.
It's a difficult question to struggle with — when should you buy disposable, and when should you buy stuff made to last?
Frugality is a great tool. But if your approach to frugality is to pare away everything non-essential, you're setting yourself up for disaster.
When it comes to defining what you really need and want in life, it can help to imagine having nothing at all.
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