Personal Finance & Credit / Budgeting & Saving

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 6 Reasons Why Budgeting Is Easier Than You Think

      

    Ok, let's play a game. Close your eyes. Wait, no, keep reading, but imagine you are closing your eyes. Now, relax and pretend you are on a beach, sipping a delicious drink without a care in...

  • 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...