Many of us probably resolved to "spend less" this year, but didn't give the "how" much thought. Here are five "how's" to get you started.
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by: Ashley Jacobs | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
Creating a basic budget truly is simple and easy, and so is maintaining it afterward. What are you waiting for? Take five minutes and start budgeting!
The holidays are tough on the budget and on savings. Come out ahead this year with these creative income boosts and cost cutters.
Cell phone voice and data charges can climb in a hurry. Keep your cell data bill manageable by managing your plan, and your usage, more cleverly.
After several years of decline, Americans are spending more again, but in different ways. For the frugal-minded, it's a reminder that thrift is an endurance race, not a sprint.
One of the best ways to manage a budget and control your money is to actively track spending. All of these apps and online tools make tracking your expenses easy.
How should an American University be judged? By how well it serves the public good in three fundamental ways.
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.
These three methods barely require any effort — and they can have huge results.
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by: Ashley Jacobs | channel: Banking, Budgeting, Giveaways
Where does the money go? If you don't know, that's a problem. Discover how to identify your mystery expenses and get back on budget.
Many celebrities make big bucks, and then use that money to make big purchases. But these five frugal celebrities know how to stretch a dollar.
Have you been using multiple accounts to save for multiple goals? New research suggests a simpler system might lead to more saving.
If you're not in control of your spending, your spending is in control of you. Here's how to break the spending habit and regain control of your money.
You probably already know (or, if you're not a parent, you've already guessed) that it costs a lot to raise a child. But just how much is "a lot"?
Budgeting can be complicated, tedious, and inflexible. But for some, there's a simpler, more reliable way to accomplish the same thing.
If you're looking for a new car, use this simple rule to put yourself in the driver's seat while remaining in control of your car expenses.
When people see us make a lifestyle change — even a positive one like frugality — their responses often resemble the Five Stages of Grief.
With some creativity and effort, you can boost your bottom line quickly to pay down a small debt or save something extra.
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