Articles on Budgeting

How to Use New Toys to Teach Kids About Money

For savvy parents looking to teach valuable lessons in frugality, opportunities abound — even in the toybox.

How to Save Money on Kids' Activities

Balancing all of your kids' activities can be stressful — and expensive. Start getting creative about saving while your kids get creative about fun!

9 Money Lessons to Take From the Great Depression

The Depression was a dark time in America's history, but it did yield some incredible tips for surviving on a budget and saving money.

Never Borrow Money for These 5 Buys

You really, really want it... and oh, that credit offer just looks so tempting! But be forewarned — you'll regret it if you buy it.

Ask the Readers: Do You Keep a Budget?

Tell us whether you keep a budget and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

7 Ways Pride Is Keeping You Poor

Pride is not your friend. It can mess with your good judgment, and convince you to make terrible financial decisions.

6 Signs You Aren't Making Enough Money

Stuck in the paycheck to paycheck rut? You either need to spend less — or earn more — money.

One Simple Thing You Can Do to Start Budgeting Today

Forget the spreadsheets. The best thing you can do for your budget is to take a step back and look at the big picture.

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.

Flashback Friday: The 95 Best Ways to Get Fit for Free

Getting in great shape shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg. Here's how to get fit for zero dollars.

5 Ways to Make Retail Therapy Good for You

We usually caution against retail therapy — it's so wasteful! — but if you're gonna, at least try to reduce some of the harm.

The Smart Way to Budget on a Freelance Income

Managing your money as a freelancer isn't easy, but with this easy five-step plan, you can level out the highs and lows.

5 Unexpected Dog Costs You Should Prepare for Now

Dogs are cute, cuddly, and can be very costly. Here's how to prepare for their big bills.

Flashback Friday: The 60 Best Ways to Use Food Other Than Eating It

Eating food is the best, but what's even better is not wasting food that's about to go bad. Here are other ways to use food, other than eating it.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Use Luck to Stretch Your Budget

Today we found helpful articles on ways to use luck to stretch your budget, how to make your laundry routine more eco-friendly, and grilling tips for newbies.

Here's What I Learned About Money After Using Acorns

I've never been good with money. But in just three months of using Acorns, I've gotten a whole lot better.

Flashback Friday: The 76 Best Life Lessons You Should Learn by 30

Wanna live your best life by age 30? Here's everything you need to do.

Flashback Friday: The 81 Best Tips for Saving Big at the Grocery Store

Sick of busting your budget wide open every time you head to the grocery store? These savings hacks will help.

12 Ways to Save and Make Money While Traveling

Did you know there are ways to save AND make money while traveling? Give these a try next time you hit the road.

6 Old School Tools to Help You Stay on Budget

If the latest apps and digital spreadsheets aren't your cup of tea, kick it old school with these low tech ways to keep finances on track.