saving money

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.

One Surprising Skill That Can Save You Money When You Travel

Did you know that you can drastically reduce your travel costs by learning the local language?

4 Ways Pessimism Can Actually Improve Your Finances

They say looking at the glass half empty is no way to live, but it might be the best way to steer clear of debt.

6 Grocery Purchases That Will Be Cheaper in 2017

We don't know exactly what 2017 will bring, but we do know that these grocery items will cost less!

10 Fun Books That Will Get Your Kids Excited About Money

Kids don't need to wait until adulthood to get excited about money. Give them these books to read and the money fun will start early.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: What to Do With a Totaled Car

Things took an unfortunate turn for Max — somewhat literally — on the 110 Freeway. Can she find the silver lining in her totaled set of wheels?

10 Golden Rules of Personal Finance Everyone Should Know

These 10 money truths will set you on the right path to financial enlightenment.

How to Build Your Best Travel Budget

You know you need a budget for day-to-day life. Why not make one for your next great getaway, too?

8 Money Moments That Should Be On Everyone's Bucket List

A bucket list doesn't have to be all swimming with dolphins and climbing mountains. Use one to help you make big strides with your money, too.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Three Lessons About Saving One Husband Learned in a Year

Max's Mr. Spendypants has learned his own share of frugal living lessons during Max's savings challenge year.

5 Mental Habits That Make the Rich Richer

You've hear of mind over matter? Here's how the rich put their minds over their money.

23 Frugal Living Resolutions Anyone Can Master

As the Champagne pops and the confetti flies, why not make some resolutions you can really keep this year?

These 5 Money-Saving Hacks Are a Huge Waste of Time

When you want to save a little cash, money hacks can be great. But, beware. Some are really just swapping a few cents for your valuable time.

8 Personal Finance Resolutions Anyone Can Master

Make — and keep! — these simple money resolutions in the new year. Your finances will thank you.

My 2016 Budget Challenge: Reduce Debt or Save for an Emergency?

Life's curveballs have Max and her Mr. evaluating their budget challenge as a whole. Should they stay the course?

Should Your Kids Contribute to Family Money Goals?

Setting money goals together as a family can set your kids up for future financial success. Try it with your kids and watch them prosper.

You've Been Saving Money All Wrong. Here's Why

Saving money doesn't have to mean living like a monk. Understand the right and the wrong ways to feather your nest egg.

These 5 Expenses Will Probably Cost You a Lot Less in Retirement

There's one silver lining to retirement planning: These five expenses are likely to dwindle in your golden years.