saving money

Are You Wasting $300,000 on Lunch?

If you're dropping dollars on takeout lunches every day, you just might be eating your retirement.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Why I Need to Find $31K This Year

Wise Bread writer Max Wong needs to find an extra $31,000 this year. She's up for the challenge, and we're along for the ride.

21 Times Spending More Will Save You Money

Spending money to save money may sound counterintuitive, but these 21 buys will surely help you pinch pennies in the long-run.

5 Dumb IRA Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Investing in retirement is a great first step, but if you're making any of these easy-to-avoid IRA mistakes, you're hurting your returns.

8 Expert Ways to Save Time and Money at Costco

Stretching a dollar at Costco is simpler than you think. Use these insider tricks on your next shopping trip!

12 Fun Facts About Valentine's Day Spending

Fun fact: we spend a lot of money on Valentine's Day gifts — with the U.S. spending $1.5 billion on greeting cards alone!

5 Money Rules That'll Save You Big in Baby's First Year

Having a baby might seem like a never-ending money suck, but there are easy ways to save money in your baby's first year.

8 Things Americans Were Better at in the 1950s Than Today

Americans used to be so good at basic skills — like saving money. Things have gone a bit downhill since the 1950s.

15 Ways to Make Brown Bagging It Better Than Buying Lunch

You know bringing your own lunch can save you tons — but bleh. Make your midday meal a real reward and you'll win twice.

5 Ways Good Manners Make You Wealthier

Getting rich isn't easy. But it can be a whole lot easier if you mind your P's and Q's!

8 Ways Your Smartphone Saves You Money

You may be saving on your monthly telecom bill with that old timey flip-phone, but you're also missing out on a lot of other ways to save.

Best Money Tips: 80 Small and Big Ways to Save Money

Today we found big and small ways to save money, ways to spend less on this year's Super Bowl party, and how to date on budget.

4 Ways the 50% Rule Can Save You Money

Saving money can all come down to one magic number: 50%.

How to Keep Peer Pressure From Destroying Your Finances

Keeping up with the Joneses is keeping too many of us in debt.

6 Surprising Ways a Houseplant Can Save You Money

A little greenery can go a long way! Add a houseplant or two, and you might be surprised at the savings.

Try These 6 Money-Saving Challenges Now

If you're beginning to waver on this year's resolution to save more money, hold fast. Try one of these challenges to get re-focused.

8 Financial Decisions You'll Never Regret

Hindsight is 20/20 and it's easy to look back and second guess ourselves. But not with these financial choices — they're right every time.

4 Easy Ways to Start Saving for a Down Payment on a Home

Even the humblest of down payments will eat up a sizable savings account. How can you put together a down payment on a home that won't break you?

9 Times Choosing an Unpopular Color Will Save You Big

If you don't need to be on trend, buying stuff in the "wrong" color can save you a ton of money. Get your sample cards ready.

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.