It is possible to live like a celebrity and retain a bit of luxury even when you're cutting corners.
by: Christian Rudolf | channel: Lifestyle, Shopping
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
by: Little House | channel: Budgeting
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
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Personal Finance, Family
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
by: Nora Dunn | channel: Budgeting
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.
by: J. Money | channel: Credit Cards, Debt Management
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
by: Kathryn Katz | channel: Lifestyle
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
by: Annalise Silivanch | channel: Life Hacks, Green Living, Lifestyle
Being a parent, you may be able to admit (at least to yourself) that you enjoy indulging your children even if it is to the detriment of your budget. Here are some tips to help you
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Budgeting
We all have our own ways of handling our finances -- and that's why it's called "personal" finance. What works for one person may not necessarily work for someone else, and this is
by: Silicon Valley Blogger | channel: Frugal Living
How are you doing with your money? Do you have everything under control, or are you spending a little more than you should? Well, if you'd like to blow even more of your money, thi
by: Paul Michael | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting, General Tips, Lifestyle, Shopping
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
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
How do you defend your luxuries? Easy: You defend them to yourself, not to some other guy.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living
Whether you’re a bit strapped for cash, or you’re facing the dreaded task of defrosting your freezer, it’s always good to do a complete “use it up” routine with your food supply.
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Frugal Living, Budgeting, Food and Drink
There is no quicker way to derail a decent budget than having to buy unexpected gifts. Learn how to make your own Gift Calendar so you can steer clear of the cash crunch, organize
by: Nora Dunn | channel: Personal Finance, Frugal Living, Life Hacks
A trip to the grocery store may be a hit or a miss, depending on your perspective. Some people love going to the store each week and others detest it with a passion. But there are
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Shopping
Saving beforehand without dipping into savings or paycheck takes the guilt out of buying process.
by: Carlos Portocarrero | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
We've all heard that less is more. If you're like me, you've also heard at least a million ways to apply that. But is the opposite ever true? Do we ever save in the long run by spe
by: Sarah Winfrey | channel: Frugal Living
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
Who doesn’t fall in love with the many animals featured in hit movies of today and years past? You may be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t want to adopt 101 cute spotted dog
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Budgeting, Family
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
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