How a Cash Diet Can Fatten Your Savings (It Isn’t Easy, Though)

People often think they spend more money when they have cash in their hand. But Erin Lowry, author...

How to Build Them Both

You hear a lot about saving for retirement and having an emergency fund. What you don’t hear as...

How Parents Can Calculate How Much to Save for College

Do you know what it costs to go to college these days? If not, you should probably sit...

Mark Your Calendar for Your State’s Tax-Free Weekend (or Week)

Back-to-school shopping may be exciting for the kids who’ll get new gear, but less so for the parents...

How to Make a Budget in Excel and Impress Your Tech-Wizard Pals

Can’t find a budgeting app you like? Prefer to manually enter your transactions or control the layout of...

How to Save for a House While You’re Still Paying Rent

Monopoly made it seem so easy. But in real life, there’s no advancing to payday, and rent does...

How to Save Up for a Car and Still Have Cash to Fill Your...

I knew my old Nissan Altima was failing when I couldn’t turn on the air conditioning and again...

Status Money Lets You Know How Your Finances Stack up to Your Peers’

You’re sitting across from a longtime friend at the local diner. You catch up on life, then, because...

How the Cash Envelope System Helps You Stop Overspending

In need of a serious money reset? Going back to cash could be the cure for your ailing...

How to Budget Like a Pro in 4 Steps (No Accounting Degree Needed)

If you’re anything like me, you’re perpetually swinging between vowing to cut all unnecessary spending cold turkey and...

How to Save Money: Our Definitive Step-By-Step Guide

Take a moment. Think about being your best self — living your best life. What do you really want...

Frugality Tips From a Couple Who Saves 70% of Their Income

This is the tale of two frugal people who met and decided not to spend money together. Dripping in...

7 Simple Moves to Prepare for a Baby Financially

For many, raising a child is an invaluable experience, one they wouldn’t trade. However invaluable the experience, there is...

Try the Starve and Stack Method

Do you ever wonder how other couples pay off so much debt so quickly? Like this couple who paid...

How to Manage Military Benefits and Earnings

A recent four-year study revealed that 65% of our military families are under some amount of financial stress....

Trouble Saving for Vacation? How This Guy Stashed $2K in 2 Years

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How Financial Coach Belinda Rosenblum Got Over Her Fear of Money

When Belinda Rosenblum planned her first two-day personal finance workshop in December 2007, she booked a 200-person room...

Future You Will Appreciate Making These 5 Money Moves in Your 20s

If you’re anything like me, you graduated high school, attended college and entered the real world knowing the periodic table of elements, how to find a library book using the Dewey Decimal System and...

These Are the Sneaky Sales Tactics Stores Use to Trick You

PeopleImages/Getty Images I love a good bargain as much as the next person. But...

How to Manage Your Money in Canada

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How This Guy Saved $4,300 Without Trying

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Sometimes Splurging on Experiences Keeps You Financially Sane

In our constant battle against bills and taxes, and the looming threat of retirement, it can be difficult to confidently spend our money on anything that isn’t related to food, shelter, transportation, health and...

7 Financial Resolutions You’ll Actually Be Able to Keep in 2018

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. I’m guilty of setting the...

The Even App Will Make Walmart Pay Periods More Flexible

Photo courtesy of Walmart So many of us are familiar with the anxiety of living...

Here’s How to Use a Bullet Journal to Track Your Finances

Usually, when a new trend or fad comes around, it gains steam, sticks around for a month or two and then disappears. But last year, I heard about something that has changed my life...

6 Simple Tools to Help You Automate Your Finances Right Now

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. I’ve spent the past few...

5 Money Management Apps That Won’t Ever Judge You

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50/20/30 Rule Is Perfect if You’re on a Budget… and Have a Life

Carmen Mandato/ The Penny Hoarder Budgets are terrifying. There. I said it. If you’re anything...

Here’s How Many Paychecks We’ll Spend on the Holidays This Year

SamuelBrownNG/Getty Images How much do you spend over the holidays? It might be more more...

5 Quick Steps to Simplify Your Life and Make More Money

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How to Get Money Back on Bills Any Time There’s a Power Outage

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. I recently experienced my first...

This Book Uses Cats With Money to Teach You Personal Finance

If cats rule the internet, then why isn’t someone using these fine felines to educate us about typically dry topics like money?OK, you may have never asked that question. But Lillian Karabaic, the Portland,...

Here Are 6 Easy Ways to Alleviate Money Stress

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How to Make a Budget That Actually Works

Like New Year’s resolutions and fad diets, budgets seem destined for failure. How are you supposed to allocate every dollar of every paycheck without hiccups or unexpected expenses? Can you stick to a budget...

The Best and Worst States for Saving Money (Plus How to Start)

Disclosure:Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. How have your savings been...

Zero-Based Budget Makes You Account for Every Dollar You Earn

Here’s a simple question for you: Are you spending more than you earn each month?Let’s get even more specific: Are you spending exactly what you earn each month?If you create a zero-based budget, that’s...
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