Budgeting — Learn how to design a budget that fits your lifestyle. Get the tips and encouragement you need to manage your money and keep more of what you earn.


13 Dumb Little Purchases You Need to Stop Making Today

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

Latest Articles in Budgeting

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.

6 Simple Ways to Save Money by Tracking Your Receipts

Don't toss that receipt! Find out how to use that little scrap of paper to uncover some serious savings.

How One Family Lives Well (And Even Owns a Home) on Just $11 an Hour

Limited income, limited life — right? Wrong. Learn how the Luh family is thriving without a huge paycheck — and you can too.

4 Psychological Traps Preventing You From Saving — And How to Fix Them

Saving money is hard — and your brain is not making it any easier. Overcome your psychology and start socking away more of what you make.

7 Unexpected Costs That Could Ruin Your Wedding Budget

The biggest day of your life can also be the most expensive. Start your marriage on the right financial foot by minding these runaway costs.

11 Ways Cycling Can Save You Money

Pedal yourself to big savings by taking to two wheels. You'll enjoy the wind in your hair, the extra dough in your pockets, and some easy fitness.

7 Easy Ways to Budget for Summer Vacation

You can't wait to kick back and relax — but are you saving enough money for your summer getaway? Here's how to be sure!

5 Financial Pitfalls Stay-at-Home Parents Should Avoid

Staying home to raise little ones is often rewarding, but it comes at a financial price. Make sure you do it right!