Articles on Budgeting

6 Smart Things to Do With Your Extra Student Loan Money

Before you spend that extra student loan money on new clothes or dinner out, consider these smart money moves first.

The 7 Most Affordable Destinations for Bird Nerds

If bird watching is a hobby of yours, you'll love these affordable vacation spots.

How to Negotiate on Everything for Your Wedding

The wedding of your dreams will probably cost a pretty penny. Luckily, you can negotiate the price on everything.

8 Things You Can Make in an Instant Pot to Save Money

Aside from the classic dishes you can make in an Instant Pot, there are several everyday items you can make that'll also save you money!

16 Small Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Finances

Believe it or not, you can improve your finances in a big way by making several small money moves.

How to Create a Honeymoon Registry

If you'd rather get help financing a honeymoon than gifts at your wedding, here's a handy guide on how to set up a honeymoon registry.

How to Minimize Financial Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season can put a dent in your savings, but it doesn't have to send you into major debt. Here's how to protect your finances from holiday madness.

8 Baby Items With the Highest Resale Value

The good thing about babies growing quickly is that you can make money by selling their old stuff!

5 Things Keeping You From a Life of Financial Independence

These are common obstacles that could be standing between you and sweet financial freedom.

5 Ways Gig Economy Workers Can Save for Retirement

Even if your full-time job consists of several gig economy jobs, you can successfully save for retirement — here's how.

How to Deal With a Partner Who Is Too Controlling With Money

Conversations about money are never fun in relationships, but they're very necessary. And when one partner is getting too controlling, here's how to deal.

5 Financial Accomplishments Millennials Can Be Proud Of

Millennials get a bad rap. Financially speaking, however, they've done some great things.

7 Ways to Entertain Party Guests on a Shoestring Budget

Throwing an unforgettable soiree doesn't have to blow your budget. Keep your party guests entertained with these helpful tips.

How Keeping Up With the Joneses Can Actually Save You Money

Your budget can easily go off the rails if you're spending money just to keep pace with your friends, but in some cases, it can actually help you save.

6 Ways Brand Loyalty Costs You Money

You'd think being loyal to certain brands would be financially rewarding, but not always.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Trip Around the World

Planning a trip around the world? Use this step-by-step guide to help you in the planning process.

How I've Scored Free Travel for 5 Years Straight

I haven't paid for hotels or flights in over five years, and I've traveled all over the world. Here's my secret.

How a Family of 4 Can Visit Hawaii for $1,000 or Less

Hawaii may be beautiful, but it's far from the mainland and expensive to visit. These tips can help you plan a Hawaiian vacation for $1,000 or less.

6 Ways to Automate Credit Card Payments and Rewards

Make your credit card rewards work for you by automating them, as well as your monthly payments so you never have to pay a late fee.

This Is When It Pays to Stay Loyal to a Rewards Credit Card

Staying loyal to a particular rewards credit card can be risky, but it can also pay off if you know how to play the game. This is how to win.