Articles on Budgeting

Flashback Friday: 23 Mental Tricks That'll Help You Save Money

The only thing between you and saving more money could be your mind.

5 Big Winter Expenses That Could Freeze Your Budget

Winter's not done yet! Avoid these wintertime expenses so you don't blow your budget before spring's blooms arrive.

6 Signs You're Not Frugal — You're Cheap!

Believe it or not, there's such a thing as being too frugal. It's called "being a cheapskate."

Here's How a Spending Ban Can Help (and Hurt) You

Finances currently a mess? Hit the reset button with a spending ban. Just be careful not to overdo it.

How to Help Your Kid Build Their First Budget

Everything your teen needs to master their money starts with you. Teach them budgeting basics that will last a lifetime.

8 Ways to Save on Dinner — No Meal Planning Required

Tired of spending hours mapping out your meals? Good news: You can make healthy, affordable meals on the fly, too.

5 Mental Biases That Are Keeping You Poor

Your love of lattes might not be totally to blame for your low funds. Cognitive biases could be derailing every one of your money-related decisions.

How to Manage Your Money — No Budgeting Required

Nobody likes budgeting. Here's how to keep track of your money without one.

11 Good Money Habits That Will Keep You Out of Debt

If you live life following these good money habits, you'll never find yourself facing debt.

10 Fun Books That Will Get Your Kids Excited About Money

Kids don't need to wait until adulthood to get excited about money. Give them these books to read and the money fun will start early.

How to Build Your Best Travel Budget

You know you need a budget for day-to-day life. Why not make one for your next great getaway, too?

17 Reasons to Look Forward to 2017

So 2016 was a tough one. But instead of looking back in horror, look ahead with excitement, because 2017 is going to be your year.

These 5 Money-Saving Hacks Are a Huge Waste of Time

When you want to save a little cash, money hacks can be great. But, beware. Some are really just swapping a few cents for your valuable time.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Reduce Debt or Save for an Emergency?

Life's curveballs have Max and her Mr. evaluating their budget challenge as a whole. Should they stay the course?

5 After the Holidays Moves Your Credit Score Will Thank You For

If the holidays put a hurting on your budget, there's no need to panic. These post-December moves will keep your credit in tip-top shape.

8 Reasons Time Is Worth More Than Money

We've all heard people say "time is money." But believe it or not, time is worth so much more.

4 Ways Millennials Are Changing Marriage

It's no secret that Millennials like to do things their own way, and that includes marriage. Here's how the kids are tying the knot (or not).

5 Tips From "Playbook For Tough Times" That'll Help You Live Your Best Life

When you experience financial setbacks, turn to Donna Freedman's "Playbook For Tough Times" to get you back on track.

The Simple Holiday Budget Anyone Can Follow

'Tis the season for holiday spending. Despite all the red and green, this holiday budget will keep you in the black.

Here's One Good Financial Reason Why You Shouldn't Live in the Present

You've heard it a zillion times: Find your bliss by living in the present. Unfortunately, you may also lose your wallet.