9 Simple Money Tips for Single Moms on a Budget

As far as I’m concerned, all you single parents are heroes without capes. Well, you’ll swoosh on a cape when your kids want to play dress-up. But that’s beside the point. Single parents have to...

These 5 Steps Will Help You Get Started

Setting up a budget is about as exciting as going to the dentist. It’s challenging. You’re forced to face your spending habits and then work to change them. But creating a budget will set...

25 Ways to Save Money When You Don’t Know Where to Start

I won’t sugarcoat it: Saving money isn’t the easiest task. But I’m here to tell you it’s possible to save money without living off ramen, without recruiting seven roommates and without giving up all of...

Zero-Based Budgeting 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...

Best Free Budget Spreadsheets for Every Budget Style

In a recent focus group here at The Penny Hoarder, we asked people how they like to budget. It’s...

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 Budget With Variable Income in 5 Simple Steps

Budgeting is difficult no matter what you make or how predictable your salary is. But it can be...

Where Should I Put My Money Now That I’m Debt-Free?

Dear Penny, I’ve paid off my car and student loans, so I am officially debt-free. Yay! Now I want...

5 Ways to Save for College, No Matter Your Child’s Age

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

44 Ways to Build Your Cash Stash ASAP

If you have little to nothing in your savings account, you’re not alone. You’ll often hear experts recommend that...

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...

I Make More, So How Should We Combine Finances?

Dear Penny, My boyfriend and I have been together for years. He wants to get married, but we both...

Money Management Apps That Won’t Ever Judge You

No one likes being judged. Especially when it comes to personal finance. I’m keenly aware of my budgetary state,...

13 Budgeting Tips for People Who Wonder Where Each Paycheck Goes

A monthly budget is like Google Maps for your finances: You follow it because you don’t know where...

Manage Your Finances in One Place

Anthony Johnson, a 29-year-old real estate agent in Miami, Florida, had always kept his money with one of...

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...

76% of Consumers Make This Holiday Shopping Mistake. Don’t Be One of Them

A shopping hangover is almost as bad as a real, alcohol-induced one. I avoid malls altogether during the holidays, because everything is cast in that glittery, “come and buy me” light. And too often, I get...

Here Are 6 Times We Think It’s OK to Stop Saving Money

At 7, your goal was to save enough money so you could buy that new toy all the...

What’s the Best Way to Save for College for a Teen?

Dear Penny, My stepdaughter just started middle school. We’ve put some money away for her college education already, but...
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