Articles on Budgeting

How to Resist the Expensive "Once in a Lifetime" Mentality

Just because you think you'll only buy something once, doesn't mean it's worth spending your money on.

6 Lessons on How to Be a Financial Grownup From Bobbi Rebell

How can you tell when you've become a financial grownup? Author Bobbi Rebell asks icons of the finance world to share their stories.

How to Avoid These 12 Summer Travel Mistakes

Before you head out on your summer vacation, beware these costly travel mistakes!

5 Ways to Save on Your Next Glamping Trip

Before you hit the road for a luxurious glamping trip, make sure you're saving as much money as possible.

11 Things That Should Never Cost More Than $99

Don't go wasting your hard-earned Benjamins on things that should cost less than $100.

8 Reasons You're Still Stuck in a Financial Hole

You're in a financial hole. If you don't quit these bad money moves, ASAP, you're just going to keep on digging.

4 Parenting Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Kids About Money

If you want your children to be masters at managing money, you need to lead by example.

5 Budget Overhaul Tricks for the Recently Unemployed

The moment you lose a job, you need to make sure your budget reflects that major change.

39 Mindless Ways You're Wasting Money in Every Part of Your Life

There are so many ways you're probably wasting money — without even realizing it.

34 Ways to Come Up With the Rent Before the Month Ends

Tight on cash? There are plenty of ways to get that rent money before the 1st of the month.

6 Money Lessons We Can Learn From the Easter Bunny

He's big. He's got floppy ears. And he gives away candy. But can this beloved character offer real life money lessons, too?

9 College Expenses You Aren't Saving For

Tuition? Check. Books? Check. These other hidden costs of your child's college education and experience? ...Uh oh.

Flashback Friday: 52 Money Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Making a few money mistakes in your 20s is fine, but these bonehead errors should really stop happening by your 30s and beyond.

How One Nice Thing Can Ruin Your Whole Budget

This is precisely why we can't have nice things.

People Are Still Spending Too Much on Their Weddings

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white, and about to enter a life of debt because she spent way too much on her wedding.

5 Times It's OK to Be "Selfish" With Your Money

Being selfish isn't always a bad thing. Especially when it comes to certain situations involving your money.

7 Signs Your Takeout Habit Has Gone Too Far

If your go-to dinner plan involves opening your GrubHub app, your takeout habit has probably gone too far.

When Self-Care Actually Harms Your Budget

Self-care has become a critical way to cope with the stress of the modern world. But is it really just draining your bank account?

5 Free Accounting Tools for Freelancers

As a freelancer, you have enough expenses and income to manage. You don't need a pricey bookkeeping tool on top of that.

Read "AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip" to Live Your Best Life

Health and wealth are the two things we all want most. This book shows you how to painlessly and seamlessly attain them.