saving money

How to Respond to House-Shaming

Everyone you know says you should buy instead of rent. Here's how to tell those house-shamers to pound sand.

How to Become a Minimalist With Your Money

Money management have your head in a whirl? Try the minimalist approach instead.

6 Parts Every Successful Budget Needs

No two budgets are the same, but most successful budgets have these key components in common.

Should You Go on Vacation While You're in Debt?

Vacation is usually the first thing to go when tackling debt. But it doesn't have to be.

These 6 Shopping Challenges Will Keep You Stylish Without Breaking Your Budget

If you've been stymied in your efforts to save money on clothes and accessories, make it easier by giving yourself a challenge.

5 Personal Finance Tasks That Aren't as Hard as You Think

Personal finance sounds tricky in theory. In practice, it's much easier than you might think.

25 Money-Saving Strategies That Are Actually Hurting You

Penny wise pound-foolish is no way to build real wealth. Are your too-frugal habits costing you money?

7 Retirement Splurges That Are Worth Every Penny

These expenses in retirement are worth the cost and will make your golden years more enjoyable. Go ahead, you deserve it!

5 Laid-Back Girls' Trip Destinations Anyone Can Afford

If you're looking to take a relaxing vacation with the girls, these destinations will fit your chill vibe and your budget.

6 Ways to Celebrate a Raise Without Spending It All

When you get a raise, it's tempting to go all out and celebrate. You can still do that — without spending all your new hard-earned dollars.

5 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Before you know it, summer heat will be here. Is your home ready?

5 Money Goals You Can Achieve This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for backyard barbecues, soaking in the sun, and conquering your money goals.

9 Smart Moves to Make After Getting a Raise or Promotion

Nice job! Be sure to follow up your promotion or raise with plenty more of what got you here.

9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings

Having some trouble coming up with cash for your nest egg? It's time to think outside the box.

This Japanese Budgeting System Could Be the Key to Saving Big Bucks

In Japan, saving money is a big deal. Here's the simple system many households use to hang onto more of their yen.

8 Ways Social Media Tricks You Into Spending More

Scrolling through your Instagram might seem harmless — until you've spent $300 on skin care from a brand you've never heard of.

10 Money Rules Every Working Adult Should Know

Money management doesn't have to be complicated. Master a few (or all!) of these basics and you'll be on your way.

5-Minute Finance: Create Financial Goals

Deciding on a goal is a critical first step in every endeavor. Here's how to set financial goals that will lead to a brighter future.

4 Signs Your Emergency Fund Is Too Big

Your emergency fund is stocked. Would your extra dollars better serve you elsewhere?

How Small Monthly Bills Slowly Wreck Your Annual Budget

Do you think of your expenses in terms of monthly payments? That mindset may be killing your finances.