saving money

You Got a Raise! Now What?

Congrats on those extra dollars in your paycheck! Don't just blow through 'em, though. Put the extra money to work.

10 Money-Saving Habits You Should Never Apologize For

This is your life to live, and you should never feel bad about making decisions that save you money.

Flashback Friday: 23 Mental Tricks That'll Help You Save Money

The only thing between you and saving more money could be your mind.

5 Big Winter Expenses That Could Freeze Your Budget

Winter's not done yet! Avoid these wintertime expenses so you don't blow your budget before spring's blooms arrive.

18 Times in Life When Less Is More

From food to Facebook, and everything in between, you really could stand to do with less. Sometimes a LOT less.

Here's How a Spending Ban Can Help (and Hurt) You

Finances currently a mess? Hit the reset button with a spending ban. Just be careful not to overdo it.

Should You Sign Up for That Store Credit Card?

Store credit cards are sometimes good for building credit. But their terms can make them less attractive than many other cards. Should you get one?

How to Help Your Kid Build Their First Budget

Everything your teen needs to master their money starts with you. Teach them budgeting basics that will last a lifetime.

5 Smart Places to Stash Your Kid's College Savings

Sending your kids to college is expensive. These investment vehicles are the smartest ways to start saving up.

14 Things You Can Do Now to Prep for Your Best Summer Ever

Winter blues got you down? Look ahead to summertime, and make sure this will be your best one yet.

8 Ways to Save on Dinner — No Meal Planning Required

Tired of spending hours mapping out your meals? Good news: You can make healthy, affordable meals on the fly, too.

6 Ways Digital Nomads Can Save for Retirement

Digital nomads and perpetual travelers can use these simple tricks to save money for retirement — whatever their current address.

The One Thing That Will Help You Actually Save Money

A little positivity can go a long way — especially when it comes to reaching financial goals.

How to Manage Your Money — No Budgeting Required

Nobody likes budgeting. Here's how to keep track of your money without one.

Why You Need to Make Financial Habits, Not Goals

Everyone has their list of money goals, but you may hit them even sooner if you turn them into everyday habits.

A Simple Plan for Saving Up a $2000 Fun Fund

Whether you're planning for a wedding, vacation, or down payment on a home, these money-saving tricks will have you socking it away this year!

6 Smart Ways to Save Money This Year (Without Clipping a Coupon)

Put down the scissors and slowly walk away from the Sunday paper. You won't need a coupon to save at the stores this year.

5 Times Buying the Extended Warranty Makes Sense

We usually advise readers to skip the extended warranty. But not always.

4 Reasons to Cut Yourself Some Slack Following a Financial Setback

The first step to bouncing back from a money mistake is to cut yourself some slack.

The High Cost of Catching a Cold or the Flu

'Tis the season when pretty much everyone is sick. And it turns out, these common illnesses are a total money suck.