Budgeting & Savings

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  1. 7 Ways to Save a Buck With Destination Weddings

    A beautiful destination wedding may not cost as much as you think.
  2. Find the Best Senior Discounts

    First, Social Security rose a measly 0.3%. Now, the national parks lifetime pass is going up 8 times. Yet another reason ...
  3. Should You Pay in Cash?

    Avoiding all forms of plastic payment can do wonders for your stress level and pocket book.
  4. Student Loan Forgiveness: How Does it Work?

    With student loan debt at an all-time high, more graduates are considering loan forgiveness programs.
  5. The Beauty of Budgeting

    Whether your issue is credit card debt, student loans (or the fact that Social Security isn't rising next year), it's time ...
  6. 5 Ways to Stunt a Child's Financial Growth

    Personal finance is not covered in schools, so it's up to parents to teach kids how to manage money.
  7. Budgeting Basics

    What is budgeting? Basically, it's making sure that you're spending less than you're bringing in and planning financially ...
  8. 8 Great Ideas for Your Summer Staycation

    If the money just isn't there for a big trip, it doesn't mean you can't have a great summer.
  9. How to Make Living Frugally in Retirement Comfortable

    Living frugally in retirement can still be comfortable as long as you plan well and avoid being unduly cheap. It’s all a ...
  10. 5 U.S. Cities with High Paychecks and a Low Cost of Living

    Consider these U.S. hubs where workers get paid competitive salaries while enjoying a high quality of life due to a low cost ...
  11. What’s the difference between overdraft protection and overdraft settings?

    Learn what overdraft settings are, how they impact your relationship with your bank and how they govern the overdraft protections ...
  12. How to Find a Cheap, Last-Minute Vacation

    Four steps to a last-minute vacation that won't break the bank.
  13. 4 Best Personal Finance Apps as of July 2017

    Managing your money and hitting your financial goals has never been easier with these top personal finance apps.
  14. 4 Steps to Budget Based on Your Values

    Aligning spending according to values helps you reach your goals.
  15. Best Budgeting Software of 2017

    The best budgeting software helps users manage money and is something that you will actually use on a day to day basis.
  16. Amazon Monetizes Convenience (AMZN)

    Amazon has tapped into America's convenience culture. The company has struck gold with services that allow for maximum convenience ...
  17. Saving and Investing When You're Just Starting Out

    Here are a couple things to keep in mind when starting to save and invest.
  18. Avoid Money Worries With Proper Planning - Part 2

    The second stage of financial planning includes identifying goals and making plans to meet them.
  19. Avoid Money Worries With Proper Planning - Part 1

    Use these steps to get your financial house in order, reduce stress and achieve financial goals.
  20. How Safe Is Venmo And Why Is It Free?

    Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe?
  21. Can a Foreign Individual Open a Savings Account in the United States?

    Find out what it takes for a foreign individual to open a savings accounts in the United States in an age of heightened awareness ...
  22. Are You Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck?

    Here are some ways to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck and start saving some money each month.
  23. Classic Money Advice You May Want to Avoid

    When it comes to your finances, this common advice should likely be avoided.
  24. Why Retiring on 70% of Your Income Might Be Tough

    Before you're sure that 70% will be enough to support you in retirement, figure out what your life costs now and how it might ...
  25. The Top General Motors Shareholders (GM)

    Discover General Motors’ top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  26. Money Habits of the Millennials

    Millennials are facing the bleakest financial future of any generation in decades, and are not likely to enjoy the same standard ...
  27. The Economic Side Effects of the Student Loan Crisis (in 3 charts)

    Rick Rieder explains the under-appreciated negative economic side effects of today’s student loan levels, with the help of ...
  28. Declare Your Own Financial Independence Day

    Financial independence is not easy, but it is there for the taking with hard work and careful planning.
  29. Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

    With a little planning, you can maintain your social life without breaking the bank.
  30. Your Car: Fixer-Upper or Scrap Metal?

    Sometimes buying a new car can be cheaper than shelling out for repairs.
  31. 5 Economic Concepts Consumers Need to Know

    A solid understanding of economics helps build a strong foundation in almost every area of life.
  32. 5 Steps to Build Wealth and Grow it Over Time

    There is a big difference between earning money and being wealthy. Here are some ideas to get you on track to grow your wealth.
  33. 7 Ways to Grow Your Savings Account Balances

    Creating a savings plan is key to building a solid financial foundation. Here's how to do it.
  34. The 7 Best Places to Put Your Savings

    You work hard to put your money away for the future, but where should you keep it?
  35. For Financial Independence, Forget the McMansion

    While financial independence and retirement should be a priority for all Americans, some people are foolishly purchasing ...
  36. The Best Way to Withdraw Money From a 529 Plan

    What’s the best way to withdraw money from a 529 plan? Let’s assess and compare the three options available to you.
  37. Form 1099-Q

    An IRS form that an individual who receives distributions from a Coverdell Education Savings Account (ESA) or 529 plan receives ...
  38. Are You Ready to Rent?

    If you think it's time to test your wings and leave your parents' nest, read on.
  39. Why You Should Leave Your Budget in the Past

    Don't focus on your past financial mistakes, spend your money on what's currently important to you.
  40. Teaching Your Kids About Money in a Digital Age

    When teaching your kids about money, be sure to include the digital aspect as well.
  41. Four Steps Toward Achieving Financial Success

    Use these four steps to achieve the financial results you desire now and in retirement.
  42. What is the cost of living difference between Texas and California?

    Find out how MIT data indicates that Californians need to earn nearly 24 percent more than Texans to afford the same goods ...
  43. How do I check the balance on my prepaid credit card?

    Check your prepaid credit card balance quickly using your phone or the Internet. Keeping track of your balance is easy and ...
  44. Is Owning a Home Right for You?

    Read these answers to common questions asked by homebuyers before you decide to purchase a home.
  45. How much money should I have in a savings account?

    Read a brief outline of the purpose of savings accounts, emergency funds and how to determine how much money to store for ...
  46. Should You Buy a House or Rent?

    A number of factors need to be considered to decide if it’s the right time to buy a home.
  47. How to Find the Right Retirement Savings Rate

    Getting the process of saving for retirement right takes hard work and awareness of your goals.
  48. What Kind of Solar Panels Provide the Best Savings?

    Before you make any decisions about incorporating solar energy into your home, it's first helpful to better understand the ...
  49. Banks that Pay the Highest Interest Rates on Savings Accounts

    Online banks offer the best savings account interest rates. Not all banks offer the same features, so it pays to read the ...
  50. Home Improvement’s $64,000 Question: To Borrow, or Not to Borrow?

    With the surge in home prices, homeowners are gaining more equity. This not only stimulates more people to want to invest ...
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