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11 Budgeting Skills Everyone Should Master

Stop dreading the "b-word." Mastering these simple budgeting skills will put you on the path to financial wellbeing.

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8 Affordable Destinations If You Wanna Get Spooked This Halloween

This Halloween, ditch the trick-or-treaters and treat yourself to something much more frightening — a terrifying trip to someplace famous for horror.

We Do the Math: When Is It Worth Hiring Household Help?

Science says having more free time can make you happier. Which household chores will you take off your to-do list?

6 Ways to Split the Bill Without Losing Friends

Having dinner with friends is always fun, but awkwardness ensues when the bill arrives. It doesn't have to be that way, though.

How to Budget When You Rely on Cash Tips

When cash tips are your main bread and butter, not just any old budget will work. Here's how to build the best budget for your money.

10 Ways to Relieve Your Money Stress

Money may be a leading cause of stress these days, but it doesn't have take over your life.

4 Affordable Autumn Destinations for Nature Lovers

Want your fall foliage at an affordable price? These destinations have it all.

Ask the Readers: Where Did You Learn to Budget?

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

How to Enjoy Las Vegas Without Losing Your Shirt

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for your money. You don't have to leave it all behind.

Here's How You Should Budget Your Social Security Checks

You don't get to quit budgeting just because you've retired. Actually, if you collect Social Security benefits, it's more important than ever.

12 Surprising Ways to Get More College Financial Aid

College tuition can send you right into a nightmare of debt. But there are ways you can make it more affordable.

How to Budget Consistently Without a Steady Paycheck

Adapting your finances to the freelance life takes a little finesse. No worries: You can budget like a boss even without a steady income.

23 Effortless Ways to Go Green (and Save Money, Too)

Captain Planet fully believes in your ability to save the Earth, without even trying!

Here's How Generosity Actually Improves Your Life

Everyone knows giving is its own reward, but it's nice to know that giving gives back to the giver, too. Here's how.

How Living in a Hotel Can Be Surprisingly Affordable

Believe it or not, living in a hotel can be an affordable housing option.

7 Strategies for Paying Off Debt When Living on a Variable Income

Attention, freelancers! If you live on a variable income, it's time to rethink your debt payment strategy.

How Living on a Tight Budget Makes You Happier

Living on a tight budget can seem restrictive, but if you do it with intention, you'll discover lots of life satisfaction you may have been missing.

5 Times Splurging on Experiences Is a Bad Idea

You are usually better off spending your money on experiences than things. But sometimes, even memories aren't worth your money, either.

What to Do When You've Blown Your Budget for the Month

You've busted your budget for the month and there's still three weeks left to go. What now?

10 Books to Read for a Better Money Mindset

Struggling to stay true to your higher-self financial goals? Any of these reads can reset your money mindset.

5 Money Problems You Can Solve With a Good Attitude

Money cannot buy happiness; but can happiness create wealth? Well, with a good attitude, you really can solve many of life's financial problems.