spending

14 Pricey Things You Shouldn't Buy (And What to Get Instead)

If you've got caviar tastes and a fishstick budget, buy domestic. That and 13 other great cheap alternatives on the other side of the click.

10 Dark-Side Motivations to Get You Out of Debt

Getting out of debt requires determination and motivation. Does it matter if those motivations are inspired by our darker angels?

9 Ways Staying on Budget Can Be Fun (Really!)

Let's face it: Staying on budget is hard. But if you make it fun, you'll get some short-term kicks while you're saving for long-term goals.

Hate Budgeting? How a Percentage-Based Budget Might Work for You

When it comes to budgeting, play the percentages to find a spending plan that works for you, whatever your situation.

13 Creative Ways to Avoid Spending Money

You're trying to stick to your budget, but it's really hard to stop spending! Resist the urge to spend with these 13 tricks of the tight-fisted.

These 5 Apps Can Fix Your Finances

Tracking expenses is the first step toward wise money management. These apps help you monitor spending — and much more.

Do This One Thing Every Day to Defeat Out-of-Control Spending

If you're worried about how much you're spending, keep your wallet in check with this simple daily task that has profound long-term effects.

How to Have an Above-Average Life for Below-Average Prices

If you target your spending on the things that matter most to you (and not to everyone else), you can often get more for less. Here's how it works.

How to Get All of the Benefits of Your Credit Cards — and None of the Costs

Credit card companies know that consumers can't resist shiny rewards programs. Learn how to get the rewards, with none of the guilt (or debt!).

11 Freedoms You Gain by Spending Less

Want to live free of clutter, stress, strife, and want? Cut your spending and bank the savings! Here are 11 things you can enjoy when you do.

This One Financial Trick Lets You Buy Happiness

How you spend your money has a surprising impact on overall life satisfaction. Read this to spend happier!

3 Reasons Why You're Still in Debt

Avoiding — and climbing out of — debt is pretty simple. But that doesn't mean it's easy. Learn why you're still in debt — and how to get out of it.

This Is How You Stop Online Impulse Spending

Online retailers spend millions planning ways to get you to spend more on impulse buys. Take a few minutes to learn how to resist the urge.

Why You Shouldn't Stress Too Much About Spending Money

Does parting with a dollar put your stomach in knots? Here's why you shouldn't worry.

How to Spend Less on Everything in 2014

Many of us probably resolved to "spend less" this year, but didn't give the "how" much thought. Here are five "how's" to get you started.

Build a Better Budget in 5 Minutes Flat

Creating a basic budget truly is simple and easy, and so is maintaining it afterward. What are you waiting for? Take five minutes and start budgeting!

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.

9 Ways Americans Are Spending Differently (but Not Less)

After several years of decline, Americans are spending more again, but in different ways. For the frugal-minded, it's a reminder that thrift is an endurance race, not a sprint.

10 Sites and Apps to Help You Track Your Spending and Stick to Your Budget

One of the best ways to manage a budget and control your money is to actively track spending. All of these apps and online tools make tracking your expenses easy.

Best Money Tips: 5 Ways to Cut Spending

In honor of the CFPB's awesome #MoneyChat on Tuesday, we are featuring some of the best resources shared during their chat!