expenses

Should You Budget Like You Diet?

"Budgeting" and "dieting" are our two toughest resolutions. The strategies that work with one just might work for the other.

The 12-Month Get-Richer Plan

You can achieve a whole lot in 12 short months. Start today and this time next year you'll be a whole lot better off.

6 Money Lessons I Learned Working as a Corn Detasseler

Never underestimate the money lessons a summer job can teach — even in the corn field!

10 Hidden Housing Costs New Homeowners Don't Expect

Buying a house comes with tons of hidden costs — and newbie buyers tend to overlook these 10 big ones.

10 Reasons You Should Really Fear an IRS Audit

When the IRS decides to smack you with an audit, what's the worst that can happen? You're wise not to try to cheat the taxman.

8 Debt Reduction Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Even the smartest people make mistakes while trying to reduce debt. Don’t be one of them.

Everything You Need to Know About Switching to the Cash Only Lifestyle

If seeing your spending helps you stick to budget, a cash system may be the answer you need. Here's how to make the switch to cash and carry.

7 Money Fixes You Can Make When You're Stuck Inside Because of the Weather

Stuck inside on a snowy day is the perfect time to declutter and revamp your financial strategy.

23 Hidden Costs of Buying an Old House

Vintage charm and classic appeal may be great selling points, but before you shell out for an old house, be sure you know what you're buying.

9 Things That Cost More in 2016

If you're looking to be frugal in 2016, these price hikes certainly won't be helping your cause.

When Location Isn't King: How to Choose Income Rental Property

They say location is key when you're buying a home — but what about when investing in a rental property? Don't get stuck in the red!

These 13 Numbers Are the Keys to Understanding Your Finances

From net worth to inflation, brush up on these critical 14 numbers, and you'll be on your way to better financial well-being.

13 Holiday-Season Costs Everyone Always Forgets About

You're rocking your holiday budget, when suddenly… one of these easy-to-forget holiday costs pops up. Don't overlook these budget-busters.

9 Unexpected Expenses for Retirees — And How to Manage Them

Lots of things get cheaper as we age, but not everything. Be prepared for these unexpected retirement expenses.

How Much Can You Afford to Spend in Retirement?

You made it! Now how exactly can you enjoy your retirement without worrying about your savings? Follow these rules of thumb.

6 Ways to Save on Pregnancy Expenses

Oh baby! Shopping for your soon-to-be bundle of joy can be as frugal as it is fun with if you know what to look for — and where.

Ask the Readers: Have You Had Any Surprise Expenses This Year?

Tell us if you've had any surprise expenses this year and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

3 Simple Ways to Split Bills With Your Spouse

Marriage money matters don't have to be a source of friction. Learn how to split the bills fairly, figure out a routine, and skip the argument part.

The Simple Way to Decide How Much Rent You Can Really Afford

Before you set out to find your next great rental apartment or home, take a good look at your income. What can you afford?

How to Save $100s on Your Next Move

A big move can mean a big expense, but it doesn't have to. Use these hacks to save some cash on your next move.