spending habits

5 Things Americans Spend Too Much On

From our "I Dos" to our morning joe, Americans are guilty of spending way too much on these things.

8 Financial Wake Up Calls — And How to Deal With Them

When it comes to managing your money, stop hitting "snooze."

Can Saying Thanks More Make You Rich?

We all know saying "thank you" is polite. But true gratitude can actually make your finances (and life!) a little sunnier.

Why "Opportunity" Funds Are the New Emergency Funds

Sometimes the only thing between saving a lot and saving nothing at all is a turn of phrase.

5 Shopping Habits to Nix Before You Turn 30

Achieve financial success in your 30s by leaving these bad shopping habits back in your 20s.

Americans Spend Less Than Other Countries on These 9 Items

Americans may spend big on health care and education, but we save big bucks on these common purchases, on average. Do you?

The Surprising Way Birth Order Decides Your Money Habits

Can't figure out why you keep making the same money mistakes? Your birth order might be to blame.

Stop! Don't Cut Up Your Credit Cards

Put down the scissors, and step away from the plastic! You can catch up on credit card debt in much smarter ways than chopping up your cards.

Beware of These Common Debt Consolidation Traps

Debt consolidation can be a great help in eliminating debt, but it's not a cure all, and it isn't free. Here's what to watch for.

This Is How Americans Spent Their Money in the 1950s

Americans had a lot of fun spending money in the 1950s, almost as much fun as we do spending money today.

What’s Your Budget Personality?

What's your budget personality? Find out here!

7 Ways Millennials Are Better With Money Than You Are

Millennials are getting smart about their spending and saving habits — smarter, even, than you.

Back in Debt? Here's How to Pay it Off for Good

After conquering debt, it's tough to find yourself back in the hole. Have faith! You can pay off your debt again — this time for good.

Bigger Paycheck or Bigger Tax Refund — Which Should You Pick?

Usually planning your taxes for a small refund is best, but not always. Analyze your money psychology and your spending to make the right choice.

Why Our Brains Want to Buy New Stuff, Even When We Don't Need It

Overspending on stuff you don't need is a problem for many Americans. Learn why the solution is not so simple as "spend less," and what you can actually do to help.

Identify and Solve Your Spending Mysteries

Where does the money go? If you don't know, that's a problem. Discover how to identify your mystery expenses and get back on budget.

What's Your Credit Card Spending Style?

Whether you're a credit pro or a plastic-card newbie, understanding your card use can help you have a better relationship with your money.

How Your Last Name Affects Your Spending Habits

Think that alphabetical line-up in elementary school just kept you in order? It could also have affected your lifelong spending habits. Learn how.

How Spending Less Made Me Happier

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need money to be happy. In fact, spending less can actually make you happier.

New Year, New Spending Habits

Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you, and before you know it, the budget is out the window as you spend money like no other month. This year I want to encourage you to set som