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Best Money Tips: Activities for Toddlers on a Budget

Today we found some awesome articles on activities for toddlers on a budget, saving on tax preparation fees, and expensive decisions that can haunt you for life.

Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Evaluate Your Budget?

Tell us how often you evaluate your budget and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: Reduce Your Food Budget

Today we found some awesome articles on reducing your food budget, saving on winter spending, and times when it's ok NOT to save money.

Best Money Tips: Don't Let Your Baby Blow Your Grocery Budget

Today we found some awesome articles on keeping your baby from blowing your grocery budget, credit card myths, and benefits of one car households.

Best Money Tips: Wedding Makeup on a Budget

Today we found some awesome articles on how to do your wedding makeup on a budget, ways you're getting ripped off, and Father's Day gift ideas under $100.

Best Money Tips: Build a Better Budget

Today we found some awesome articles on building a better budget, negotiating with your landlord on renovations, and easy steps to becoming a millionaire.

Best Money Tips: Eating Well on a Budget

Today we found some great articles on eating well on a budget, tips to improve your personal finances, and tips for changing your spending habits.

Ask the Readers: What's the Biggest Item in Your Budget?

Tell us your biggest budget item for a chance to win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon gift certificates!

FINANCIAL IQ TEST: How Healthy Is Your Budget?

Budgeting is one of the hardest things for any of us to do well –- and stick to. It requires discipline, attention to detail, and persistence. But it doesn’t have to be impossible;

Simplify budgeting with personal money

Many couples keep their finances partially (or even completely) separate. One big reason is that spending joint money on individual expenses can lead to disputes, and keeping sepa

On Choosing and Defending Your Luxuries

How do you defend your luxuries? Easy: You defend them to yourself, not to some other guy.

Time Is Money: Budget Them Both Out

We hear it all the time: Time is Money. But do we really treat our time with the same respect we treat our money? If we really do believe that time is valuable shouldn't we be budg

How To Turn a 2-liter Bottle Of Water Into a 50-Watt Lightbulb

It's not often I'm taken aback by the simplicity and power of an invention, but this one does it for me. It's cheap, anyone can make one and it literally changes lives. Welcome to

It takes a frugal spouse to make a frugal home

Something of an exaggeration, of course—a one-person household can be very frugal. But there's an underlying truth: A household is only as frugal as its least-frugal member.

I Challenge You To Beat My Price.

Stateless systems are at it again. I’m a huge fan of their two biggest sites, BugMeNot (a way to bypass compulsory website registrations) and RetailMeNot (a vast coupon codes site)

How to find the cheapest college textbooks

I’m not in college any more, thank goodness, but I remember every penny-pinching moment. Some days I hardly had enough money for food, mainly because the materials and textbooks I

Oprah Asks A Great Question; What Can You Live Without?

My wife brought this to my attention. I’m not an avid Oprah viewer, but usually when I tune in I hear good advice. And with the help of financial guru Suze Orman, she’s asking fami

Too broke to be frugal?

The first few years after I got out of college my finances were seriously out of control. I was making pretty good money, but I was spending all of it. Worse, I wasn't keeping tr

6 Ways that Dieting and Budgeting are Exactly the Same

The New Year usually brings about two very common goals for most people: Getting in shape and getting their finances under control. Dieting is the number one method of achieving t

Plan for your wants

Budgets tend to focus on needs--food, shelter, heat, light, transportation, and (of course) taxes. They also provide for wants, but generally the smaller, shorter-term wants--cabl