money management

You Are Lying to Yourself About Your Money

Most of us agree that other people fail at personal finance, but we think our own finances are fine. That's the first of many lies we tell about our money.

7 Financial Moves You Must Make in 2014

Don't simply resolve to make these smart money moves in the coming year — actually take action!

2 Things You Must Know Before Making a Major Spending Decision

Some investments and major purchases are better than others. Learn to to identify each — and how to find your way to financial security.

The Private Financial Information You Must Share

Couples often split finance chores across multiple accounts, which makes management difficult, especially in emergencies. Learn what you must share.

Money Management in 5 Minutes a Day

Day-to-day money management doesn't need to take a ton of time. Here are some key steps and tools that'll help you create a super-efficient system.

Financial Tricks to Master for a Happier Life

Is it really money you are after? Get your life back and live happier!

Is Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Costing You Money?

Are you worrying too much about whether you should pay off your mortgage early or invest that extra cash? Here's an article for you.

37 Savings Changes You Can Make Today

From cutting costs to getting unadvertised discounts to setting up an automatic savings plan, these 37 easy changes can help you save more money...today.

6 Mistakes to Avoid With a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers can be a great asset...or the cause of financial ruin. Make sure you get the most out of your adviser by avoiding these mistakes.

6 Simple Ways to Safeguard Against Bank Bullying

Banks can be like huge monsters, chomping up your cash with fee after fee. Here are six ways to fight back.

6 Reasons Why Cash Is Still King

Learn the top reasons why cash is still king — even in the age of plastic.

I Am Doing Well Financially. Now What?

Eventually, there comes a point in time when you can actually afford a few niceties in life. How will you react?

The Audacity to Waste Money for Better Finances

Sometimes, what seems like a waste of money might actually be one of the best ways you can spend your cash.

Book Review: Your Money—The Missing Manual

Books about managing your money succeed or fail at the point when the author chooses what to present as unbreakable rules versus what to present as hints, tips, suggestions, or

Talking to Your Spouse About Money

I have a guest post up on Get Rich Slowly about how to talk with your spouse about money. I had the privilege of interviewing financial counselor Lou Scatigna, aka The Financial Ph

Tools to Get Organized, Family Style

Many people think I’m incredibly well organized because I can easily manage (certain) projects and recite dates, locations, deadlines, etc. for my family’s activities. The truth is

5 Ways Self Storage Units Are More Sad Museums Than Savvy Solutions

This week I did an intervention on Sarah, one of my dearest friends. Sarah has a substance abuse problem -- but not with drugs. Sarah has a problem with self storage.

10 Tips To Lower The Cost of Banking

When shopping for a money market savings account or other bank products, I don't believe it should be all about the yield. You should also be aware of how much it costs to bank wit

7 Free and Low Cost Ways To Protect Your Credit

Many people have fallen victim to identity theft and credit fraud such that it's become essential for us to keep an eye on our credit. Most of the time, a fraud victim finds out a

Top 6 Reasons Why Using Cash-Only Rocks

While I am a cash-only person by circumstance (paid off the credit cards and never reopened accounts), I am so grateful that I live in a cash world. Of course, having only cash is