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6 Money Moves to Make If Your Net Worth Is Negative

Net worth is an important marker of personal financial health. What do you do when it hovers in subzero territory?

4 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Credit Increase

Before you ask your credit card provider for a limit increase, take the time to ask yourself a few questions, too.

Avoid These 6 Mistakes Newbies Make With Their First Credit Cards

Getting your first credit card allows you to enter the financial mainstream. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes that can cost you.

5 Ways to Prevent the Winter Blues from Busting Your Budget

The winter blues can put heavy strain on your sleep, diet, and, you guessed it — even your finances. Here's how to perk up — for your money's sake.

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.

8 Frugal Living Skills I Wish My Parents Would Have Taught Me

Odds are, your parents may have fallen short teaching you how to live large for less. We all wish we heard these money lessons growing up.

Change Jars and 8 Other Clever Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

You don't need a windfall to kick-start your savings. These baby steps will do just fine.

Are You Spending Too Much on Halloween This Year?

If your Halloween shopping is more of a trick than a treat, it might be time to rein in the spending. How does your spend compare with your neighbors'?

Rich People Spend $350K+ to Park Their Cars — Here's How We'd Spend it Instead

Would you pay for $350,000 parking? We sure hope not, when you could make these much smarter money moves instead

9 Smart Money Moves to Make Before the Holiday Season Begins

Holiday prep is more than just making a list and checking it twice. Get your finances in festive order, too!

6 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Money Master

Inner peace isn't just for your health. Mindfulness and patience could be the key to unlocking good financial management.

8 Times Cash Is Not King

Cash is super if you're 12 years old and want to go to the movies. But for the rest of us, the less cash, the better.

This Creative Shopping Strategy Could Save You Tons

Forget making a "To Buy" list. Instead, focus on what you didn't buy, and watch your savings add up.

How to Put Your Spouse on a Budget Without Ruining Your Marriage

Get your spouse on the same financial page as you with these easy (and even fun!) budgeting tips.

Are You Spending Too Much on "Normal" Expenses?

What is normal, anyway? When it comes to your spending, these numbers show how you stack up against the average.

11 Budgeting Skills Everyone Should Master

Stop dreading the "b-word." Mastering these simple budgeting skills will put you on the path to financial wellbeing.

9 Dumb Ways You're Going to Waste Money This Summer

Summer is here! Just be wary of these common summer spending traps.

The Frugal Living Commencement Speech I'd Give to My Younger Self

If time travel were possible, this is the commencement speech I'd give to my younger self about living frugally.

5 Reasons to Keep Your Money Separated After Marriage

Most couples assume sharing money is just part of marriage. But it doesn't have to be.

The Only 6 Rules of Frugal Living You Need to Know

Being frugal isn't a fad, it's a way of life — and a simple one at that. Cut through the clutter to the rules at the heart of frugal living.