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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.

4 Purchases With Financing Options That Depreciate Fast

Before you take on new financing for that fancy new car or diamond necklace, know that they'll depreciate in a blink.

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.

25 Ways to Save on a Shoestring

Bootstrap your savings with these tips and strategies from personal finance expert Dr. Barbara O'Neill and find lots more in her book Saving on a Shoestring.

Americans Spend More Than Other Countries On These 10 Things

Americans are known to be big spenders. Here's how our spending habits stack up with the rest of the world.

The 7 Best Credit Card Debt Elimination Strategies

You want out of credit card debt, and you want out fast. You have several options — which will work for you?

6 Easy Ways to Use Technology to Save on Christmas Shopping

Put some of the whiz-bang gadget gifts you received last year to work. That tech can save you big on this year's holiday shopping.

6 Ways to Keep Holiday Spending From Blowing Debt Repayment

The holidays are stressful enough — now add debt to the mix. Here's how to balance them both and exit the holidays on firmer financial footing.

How Much Can You Afford to Spend in Retirement?

You made it! Now how exactly can you enjoy your retirement without worrying about your savings? Follow these rules of thumb.

8 Things Your Boomer Parents Could Afford That You Can't

It's not just your imagination: Things are way more expensive now than they used to be.

8 Steps to Budget Mastery in 20 Minutes a Month

All it takes is 20 minutes a month to be a total money master. Try this method and budget like a boss.

Pets, Old Cars, and 3 Other Common Money Pits

Beware the money pit. Whether it's a new puppy or a vintage muscle car, you might be jumping into more spending than you can afford.

8 Smart Things to Do With Your Settlement Money

A sudden windfall is exciting, thrilling, and — overwhelming! Spend your lucre wisely, or you may find your pockets are empty again soon.

7 Times to Avoid Debit or Credit Cards

The convenience of credit and debit cards is hard to beat, but sometimes it's better to shell out the cash.

6 Sneaky Ways You Cheat on Your Budget

No one likes a cheater — your budget included! Nix these small budget habits that are causing big harm to your finances.

38 Ways to Save Money Without Trying (Much)

A penny saved is a penny earned. Do it over and over and over again and you're talking some serious saving!