saving money

How to Travel Across the U.S. on a Budget

You don't need to be a millionaire to see the best sights America has to offer. In fact, you can travel across the U.S. on budget and still have a blast.

5 Websites to Book Cheaper Travel Packages

Looking to book an affordable travel package? These sites will help you find the best possible deal.

How Much Money Do You Need in Savings When Applying for a Mortgage?

You've saved up the down payment and closing costs for a new house. But do you have enough cash reserves to get the green light from your lender?

Investing Is Great, But Saving Is Even Better

The key to a healthy investment portfolio isn't great returns — it's saving a lot of money.

How to Prepare for Unpaid Maternity Leave

Paid maternity leave is not a given. You can still make ends meet to afford and enjoy your time with your new little one.

28 Ways to Never Pay Full Price for Anything

Before you spend one cent on anything today, arm yourself with proven strategies that will help you avoid paying full price ever again.

5 Affordable and Unforgettable Experiences to Have in National Parks This Summer

Summertime fun in national parks can become surprisingly costly if you aren't careful. But these affordable activities will create memories that'll last a lifetime.

The 5 Worst Money Mistakes New Grads Make

You're leaving college and entering the wonderful world of adulthood. This means avoiding the money mishaps that can throw your life off course.

6 Cheap Date Ideas for Nature Lovers

You don't have to spend your entire paycheck to have a romantic evening out. Just venture out into the great outdoors!

10 Reasons You Probably Overpaid at the Store

You can be the smartest shopper around and still end up overpaying for everyday things. Here's how you're getting tripped up.

4 Risky Life Decisions That Millionaires Made — But You Shouldn't

Sure, some of the most successful and wealthy people in the world have quit school, but does that mean you should too? Uh, no.

7 Ways Grown-Ups Can Make New Friends Without Going Broke

So you want to make new friends, but you don't want to empty your wallet in the process? Worry not, you have options.

10 Pointless Fees That Are Sabotaging Your Budget

Just because you have been paying that fee doesn't mean you need to keep on paying it.

28 Free Ways to Entertain Your Kids This Summer

You can make plenty of fun memories with your kids this summer and it won't cost you a thing.

24 Ways to Have a Blast This Weekend While Spending $0

Weekends are the best part of the week, but usually they cost money. Make this weekend a no spender with one or more of these fun, free activities.

Stop Believing These 5 Myths About IRAs

Don't let these myths prevent you from getting an IRA — the most important savings account you may ever have.

7 Ways You Can Save $1,000 by Christmas, If You Start Now

Most reach the holiday season with very little money saved but if you start now, you'll have plenty for gifts, and maybe enough for feasts, treats, and a whole lot more!

5 Obstacles You Can Expect on Your Journey to Financial Freedom

The road to financial freedom is paved with good intentions — and there are a few potholes along the way, too.

How to Build an Emergency Fund By the End of Summer

While you're busy soaking up some rays this summer, find a few easy ways for your emergency fund to soak up some savings!

7 Little White Lies That Can Save You Money

Sometimes it's OK to fudge the truth in the name of saving money.