Personal Finance & Credit / Budgeting & Saving

  • 5 huge red flags that your spouse is sabotaging your budget

      

    You and your spouse created a household budget that you thought worked for both of you. But there are troubling signs that your spouse is sabotaging this budget each month. Your credit-card...

  • How to be smart about investing

      

    Click here to learn more about Matthew Quinlan. Financial Advisors Financial advisors are taught by their employers that they are looking out for your financial interests and they...

  • Matt Quinlan: A personal journey to financial freedom

      

    A note from Clark Howard on the author, Matthew Quinlan: It was my privilege to get to know a long time listener to the Clark Howard show named Matt Quinlan. Matt lost his battle with cancer...

  • NBA baller who earned $100m now working at Starbucks

      

    Imagine if your job paid you almost $100 million over just a little more than a dozen years. You'd be set for life, right? Maybe not... Meet Vin Baker. He's a former NBA star who played...

  • Investing FAQs: How to start saving for retirement right now

      

    At Clark's Consumer Action Center, we get a lot of calls about investing, saving for retirement and how to get started. Below are the answers to your most frequently asked...

  • Emergency fund broken? Here's how to fix it

      

    Don't have an emergency fund? Then you're asking for trouble. What happens if your home's water heater bursts? What if your car needs a new transmission? Without an emergency fund,...

  • 7 things that will pay for themselves

      

    Purchases that pay for themselves are often called investments, and for good reason. These investments won't literally print out money (I wish), but they will help keep spending...

  • 7 easy ways to save over $1,000 in a year

      

    Next to getting a good freebie, cost cutting happens to be enjoyable to me. What many people may not know, however, is that doing so doesn't have to be laborious. There are actually tweaks you...

  • 8 ways to rebound from a credit setback

      

    Illness, job loss, an accident and plain old overspending when money gets tight can do a number on your credit. Here's how to help your credit bounce back after a financial setback, no matter...

  • 7 steps to get your financial house in order

      

    The stock market is up, the jobs report is positive and unemployment is down. Real estate prices are rising almost everywhere. Have you thought about finances lately? Here are 7 things to do...

  • 5 Ways I Save Money That Most People Don’t Try

      

    People I meet usually have a few questions once they find out that I write about personal finance. For starters, they wonder how I got into it. Well, it really has to do with my $86,000 mortgage...

  • 5 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Spending Less

      

    Saving money is important. Everyone knows this, but few make it a habit. We all know that we need to save money, and sometimes we even set goals, but when it comes down to actually taking...

  • Time to ditch debt? There's an app for that!

      

    By Kristin Wong of WisePiggy.com So you want to be debt-free, but it's taking a while to get there. Yep, the road to financial freedom can be a long and overwhelming one. We spend quite a...

  • 6 Items To Eliminate From Your Spending This Week

      

    Being the frugal zealot that I am means that I am constantly looking for ways to save money. That being said, I’m also health-conscious. The great thing about living a simpler lifestyle is...

  • Making $75,000 and living hand to mouth? Here's how to stop

      

    The goal of everything I do is to help you keep more of what you make. That's why I was very disheartened to read a new survey that said a lot of high income earners are basically living...