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13 Dumb Little Purchases You Need to Stop Making Today

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All small purchases add up quickly and ruin budgets, but these wastes are just silly — or even harmful. Find out what not to buy.

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Insights From the World's 9 Most Frugal Cultures

In every corner of the globe, there are people that spend less and save more than we do. Let's follow their lead.

Avoid These 5 Common Holiday Budget Pitfalls

The season of giving can be extra hard on our wallets. Give yourself the gift of embracing a holiday spending budget!

Start Saving More With This One, Simple Tool

If you're struggling to get by paycheck to paycheck, a spending book will help track where your money is going — and where you can start saving.

5 Ways Restaurant Apps Hurt Your Wallet

Coupons, easy ordering — restaurant apps make it a snap to get your bite on. Just beware the sneaky tricks that can take a bite out of your budget.

6 Ways of Improving Your Lottery Odds

We're not fans of lotteries — you're more likely to get struck by lightning — but if you must, try these hacks to make your odds less minuscule.

What’s Your Budget Personality?

What's your budget personality? Find out here!

6 Things I Learned About Money From Famous People's Wills

Ancestry has made 170 million will and probate documents available online. You can learn a lot about a person by what they've left behind.

How Much Engagement Ring Can You Actually Afford?

Popping the question can be a pricey prospect. You'll get the "yes" with less stress if you know going in what you should expect to pay.

These 5 Apps Will Help You Finally Organize Your Money

Any one of these easy-to-use apps will help you start and keep a budget that works for you. What are you waiting for?

Best Money Tips: Common Mistakes in Your Family Budget

Today we found some great articles on common mistakes in a family budget, creative ways to use tape, and why you may be spending more money in fall than summer.

6 Ways Regular Budget Meetings Might Save Your Marriage

Marriage is about compromise, but when it comes to money, it can be hard to give in. Say "I Do" to these six strategies of marital budget bliss.

7 Times to Avoid Debit or Credit Cards

The convenience of credit and debit cards is hard to beat, but sometimes it's better to shell out the cash.

10 of the Coolest Sayings About Saving

Saving money is cool. Here are 10 easy-to-remember ways to remind yourself.

Save $100s Next Month With These 10 Grocery Shopping Tips

Slow your spendthrift ways with this grocery budget challenge — it will keep both your pantry and your wallet well-stocked!

6 Sneaky Ways You Cheat on Your Budget

No one likes a cheater — your budget included! Nix these small budget habits that are causing big harm to your finances.

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You Stopped Smoking

It's advice that bears repeating again and again — it's time to quit smoking. Your health, and your savings, will thank you.

5 Tricks to Beating Budget Burnout

Creating a budget is hard but sticking to it might be harder. Don't let burnout ruin all your work so far.

8 Creative Ways to Save Money on Food

When life hands you a smaller budget, take your frugality to another dimension. Keep your household food costs in check by going unconventional.

38 Ways to Save Money Without Trying (Much)

A penny saved is a penny earned. Do it over and over and over again and you're talking some serious saving!

Don't Forget to Budget for These Unexpected Moving Expenses

Whether across the town or across the country, moving has tons of expenses. Don't get blindsided by these surprise costs.