Personal Finance & Credit / Budgeting & Saving

  • How Do You Teach Kids About Money?

      

    The question of giving kids an allowance is a thorny issue. But when a kid turns around and tears up an allowance "because it wasn't the amount his mom said she would give him,"...

  • Struggling To Pay Your Cell Phone Bill?

      

    If you're like many Americans, you may feel like what you've been paying for cell phone service is too expensive. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be that way. Don't get locked...

  • 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...

  • Clark Howard's Free Credit Report Guide

      

    Are you getting all your free credit reports? Due to the passage of the 2003 Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), all Americans are entitled to one free credit report from each of...

  • New way to save money...automatically

      

    There's a free program that will really help you save money – without having to lift a finger.

  • 2 Reasons Not To Use Coupons

      

    Lauren and I love coupons. In fact, we were able to cut down our grocery bill from $1,000 per month down to $200 per month – and we owe a healthy portion of that savings to...

  • 4 Ways Couples Can Dream Together To Achieve Their Financial Future

      

    Dreaming together as a couple about your financial future can be one of the most rewarding experiences if done correctly. Being on the same “money page” in the book of your lives can...

  • 5 Common Budget Leaks and How To Fix Them

      

    Raise your hand if... you've ever made it to the end of the month, confident in your ability to budget and manage your money, only to find that you've completely overspent and are in the...

  • 5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Finances

      

    You know this is the time for spring cleaning -- but do you wonder why? The origins of this tradition run deep in cultures around the world, and spring has become the time of year we associate...

  • Digit Helps Automate Saving Money

      

    If you can't seem to get any savings done, there's a new app that could help you. Digit is a new free service that basically promises to use artificial intelligence to pluck extra money...

  • How To Find a Fee-Only Financial Planner

      

    Do you have money to invest, but you're not sure where to put it? Most people who are unsure about investments hire someone to help. Here's how to do that the right way. One of the...

  • Money Management for Couples

      

    Do opposites attract, or do you look for a person who handles money like you in a relationship? How to handle money in a relationship Clark and his wife have long called themselves "the...

  • Why hitting the lottery could leave you broke

      

    What would you do if you won last night's $500 million Powerball jackpot? People went crazy for last night's Powerball drawing, which was the 5th largest in U.S. lottery history. But...

  • Women: You need to invest more

      

    Women don't save enough for retirement. Clark explains why, and what steps you can take right now to catch up.

  • 4 Easy Ways To Jump Start Your Emergency Savings Fund

      

    One of the most common questions about budgeting is, "How do you budget for big unplanned expenses?" Here's the unfortunate answer: you can't. But don't abandon all hope...