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9 Ways Staying on Budget Can Be Fun (Really!)

Let's face it: Staying on budget is hard. But if you make it fun, you'll get some short-term kicks while you're saving for long-term goals.

The Most Valuable Thing Debt Takes From You Isn't Money — It's This

The longer you stay in the debt, the more it's going to cost you.

4 Financial Mistakes That Limit Your Freedom

The mistakes you make with money hurt more than your finances — they limit your freedom. Are you making any of these mistakes?

Do This One Thing Every Day to Defeat Out-of-Control Spending

If you're worried about how much you're spending, keep your wallet in check with this simple daily task that has profound long-term effects.

15 Ways to Stay on Budget — Even With Your Spendy Friends

You don't have to give up spending time with your friends if you have decided to stop spending money. Here's what to do instead.

The Only 3 Budgeting Apps You Need to Know About

Getting control of your money is a lot easier with a budget, and these budgeting apps make the process super simple.

How I Erased $70,000 of Debt and Became an Eventual Millionaire

Personal finance blogger Jaime Tardy shares how she eliminated more than $70k of debt and then set her financial sights even higher.

Best Money Tips: Budgeting for the Present and Future

Today we found some stellar articles on budgeting for the present and future, buying life insurance, and financial considerations before you become your own boss.

Save Money and Eat Better With a 7-Step Food Budget

Wasting food is wasting money. Get control of your fridge, your pantry, and your diet to save big on on your monthly food bill.

Snowballs or Avalanches: Which Debt Reduction Strategy Is Best for You?

There are two leading strategies for debt elimination. Both will work, but one gets you out of debt a little faster and a lot richer.

How to Get Back on Track When You're Behind on Your Bills

The bills are punctual, but your payments keep leaving late. Get ahead of your payables by knowing what you owe and making a plan to pay it.

8 Financial To-Do's for College Freshmen

Don't make college more expensive than it already is with bad financial habits. Learn these fundamental money lessons before you head off to class.

Psychology of Money: How We Secretly Want People to Make Us Buy Things

A good financial plan includes planning and budgeting for both needs and wants. Don't let short term wants steal from those wants you really desire.

5 Ways to Live Like a Celebrity on a Budget

It is possible to live like a celebrity and retain a bit of luxury even when you're cutting corners.

Fess Up to Your Addictions: How to Satisfy Them on a Frugal Budget

There are just some things I can't go without, like Starbucks coffee or a dinner at Chili's. To feed my addictions, I've learned some tips that save me money and still let

5 Tips for Easy College Savings

Saving for college isn't always easy when the day-to-day costs of living are taking what income you have. Here is a simple idea to start saving small for your kids higher education

The First Step to Budgeting

Why do so many budgets fail? Because the first step to budgeting is omitted. When implemented correctly, it can make a huge difference. When the first step is neglected, intangible

3 Ways Paying Off Credit Cards Is Like Playing Beer Pong

Paying off your debt isn't as FUN as playing beer pong, of course, but it's a much better way to think about it than your old wrinkly neighbor would have it.

7 Ways to Save on Cat Care

Before you get out that frugal yard stick and start lecturing about spending too much money on cat toys and accessories, understand that the majority of those expenses are spent on

Beyond the Slow Cooker: 10 Eco- and Budget-Friendly Household Helpers That Progress Left Behind

Cleaning? Cooking? Ugh, you say. Make friends with it, compadre; they’ve got to be part of the frugal warrior’s toolkit. I look for ways to make it easier and cheaper, because when