Articles on Budgeting

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.

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.

6 Money Lessons You Can Learn From Your Pets

Didn't think you could learn a thing or two about money from your family pet? Think again.

11 Spring Break Budget Busters to Avoid

Before you get your party on this spring break, make sure these major budget busters don't end up being a buzzkill.

The Surprising Way Birth Order Decides Your Money Habits

Can't figure out why you keep making the same money mistakes? Your birth order might be to blame.

Save More and Spend Less by Increasing Your "Mental Transaction Costs"

"Cost" is more than dollars and cents. Use these mental money blocks to take charge of your money and live a more rewarding frugal lifestyle.

25 Purchases You'll Never Regret

Buyer's remorse usually follows close behind the purchases you make — especially big ones. But for these buys, know that you've done the right thing.