budgeting tips

5 Money Moves to Make Before You Turn 40

Before you hit the big 4-0, make sure you've made these money moves.

How to Get Your Spouse on Board With Budgeting

You and your spouse may be on the same page with beliefs, and parenting methods, but are your financial goals in line?

How to Keep Home Improvement Projects From Busting Your Budget

You might have a set home improvement budget, but scope creep can easily bust it wide open. Here's how to prevent that.

How to Use Financial Anchors to Make Better Money Decisions

Using this mental trick can transform you into a money master.

6 Items You Need to Be Prepared to Replace

Looking to upgrade your appliances and furniture? Here's when to do it.

How to Maximize Rewards on Everyday Spending

If you're not using your travel or cash back card for certain expenses, you're leaving valuable rewards on the table.

Learning How to Become a Money Master From Author David Bach

Learning how to maximize your income, no matter how much you make, is not an easy process. Luckily, best-selling author David Bach has some brilliant tips to guide you.

The Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Debt Early

You dream of being debt-free, but is it all it's cracked up to be?

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.

Is It Time to See a Marriage Counselor About Your Money Problems?

If you can't stop fighting over money, it might be time to see a marriage counselor.

9 Ways to Improve Your Life This Weekend

Being a weekend warrior can be a heck of a lot more than a landscaping project. Try one of these activities for a long-term ROI that will make your life better.

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 Financial Accomplishments Millennials Can Be Proud Of

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

When Should You Pay a Credit Card Convenience Fee?

You may need to pay a fee to use a credit card in certain situations. This is when paying a fee to use credit is a good idea, and when it's not.

Take Control of Your Money With These 10 Free Spreadsheet Templates

There are scores of fancy apps and websites that can help you manage your money, but for some, nothing beats the elegance of a simple spreadsheet.

How Getting More Sleep Helps Your Finances

Need another reason to hit the sack early? Getting enough sleep improves your health and your wealth.