hidden costs

5 Unexpected Costs of Living in a Tiny House

Tiny homes can save you a ton of money on a mortgage — but some of their hidden expenses aren't quite so tiny.

Autopay Is Great for Money Management — Until It Starts Costing You

Automatic payments are wonderfully convenient. Unfortunately, sneaky "gray" charges can add up quickly.

15 Unexpected Expenses of a New Baby

Having a baby is expensive. If you aren't ready for these unexpected costs, your new bundle can be an even bigger blow to your budget.

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home When You're Single

Single homeownership is on the rise. Before you embark on the homebuying process solo, consider some important factors.

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.

Watch Out for These 5 Last Minute Home Buying Costs

First time homebuyers can be left scrambling to cover these last-minute costs. Don't get blindsided on your way to your new home!

6 Thinking Skills Frugal People Should Master

You may be a smart shopper, but thinking frugally is much more than setting your sights on the lowest prices and clearance racks.

Best Money Tips: Hidden Costs That Can Derail Your Budget Travel Plans

Today we found articles on hidden costs that can break your travel budget, emergency preparedness tips for first-time renters, and ways to turn unwanted wedding gifts into cash.

10 Hidden Housing Costs New Homeowners Don't Expect

Buying a house comes with tons of hidden costs — and newbie buyers tend to overlook these 10 big ones.

23 Hidden Costs of Buying an Old House

Vintage charm and classic appeal may be great selling points, but before you shell out for an old house, be sure you know what you're buying.

13 Holiday-Season Costs Everyone Always Forgets About

You're rocking your holiday budget, when suddenly… one of these easy-to-forget holiday costs pops up. Don't overlook these budget-busters.

10 New Car Costs the Dealer Is Hiding From You

A new set of wheels can cost a pretty penny — even more so if you go for some sneaky extras. Beware of these new car costs!

4 Sneaky Investment Fees to Watch For

Are you paying too much for investments you already own? These overlooked fees can add up quick.

7 Budget Items You May be Forgetting

Unexpected expenses are the worst. Get one step ahead by staying prepared for these sneaky budget busters and keep saving more.

12 Hidden Costs of a New Job

You landed the new job and you're getting a raise — Yay! Now, how much will your new job really cost you? Make sure you understand these costs.

9 Travel Expenses You Forgot to Budget For

These often-overlooked travel expenses can eat right through your budget. Keep your eyes open for these nefarious fees.