Budgeting & Savings

  1. Don’t Get Trapped in Financial Survival Mode

    Use these tips to be happy, save money and avoid living in financial survival mode.
  2. Debt Consolidation

    The act of combining several loans or liabilities into one loan. Debt consolidation involves taking out a new loan to pay ...
  3. How liquid are money market accounts?

    Understand the characteristics that distinguish money market accounts from checking, savings account and money market funds ...
  4. Cutting the Cable TV Cord: It Could Cost You More

    Getting your TV via cord cutting or trimming may actually end up costing more than regular cable or satellite bundles .
  5. Demystification of Bank Accounts

    Find out which type of bank account suits your specific needs.
  6. These Savings Accounts Have the Highest Interest Rates

    Don't expect interest from a bank savings account to make you rich. You can do better, however, than the paltry 0.08% average ...
  7. Buying a Car? Read This Financial Advice First

    When you buy a new car, make sure you are getting the best deal possible with these tips.
  8. Where Can You Buy Tax Free on Amazon? (AMZN)

    Time was, you could shop online without paying sales tax. That's less and less the case.
  9. 6 Cash-Saving Tips for the Holiday Season

    Using these tips will leave you with more money after the holidays to pay down your debt.
  10. America’s Rising Household Debt: What's Behind It?

    Household debt is on the rise in the U.S., with credit cards, car loans and student loan debt representing major threats ...
  11. The Reverse Mortgage: Lifesaver or Albatross?

    How to decide if a reverse mortgage will help fund your retirement – or undermine it.
  12. Top 10 Companies with the Best Parental Leave and Benefits (NFLX, ADBE)

    Ikea just announced it will offer its 13,000 salaried and hourly employees in the U.S. up to four months of paid parental ...
  13. Financial Advice From the Chinese New Year

    As we approach the Chinese New Year, we can learn some basics about our personal financial lives.
  14. Keep Gifts Simple and Meaningful This Season

    Sometimes simple gift ideas are the best.
  15. Great (Financial) Gifts For Kids This Christmas

    Parents, grandparents and other interested adults can give financial gifts to children that can help secure their futures, ...
  16. How To Make Extra Money At Christmas Time

    Here are some easy ways to make some cash if you need extra money for Christmas gifts.
  17. Why You Should Embrace Your Inner Financial Bag Lady

    Organize your financial baggage for a better future.
  18. 5 Ways to Avoid Overspending at Christmas

    Here are five Christmas shopping tips that can help save you from the Christmas money pit.
  19. Metromile Insurance Review: Is Pay-Per-Mile Worth It?

    Metromile insurance rates are based on mileage rather than a flat rate. But is it a deal or not? Check out this Metromile ...
  20. The Automatic Millionaire: PAGES

    Entrepreneur and top model Jessica Perez tells Investopedia why David Bach's "The Automatic Millionaire" is her favorite ...
  21. 10 Common Habits That Can Increase Wealth

    Tips for saving money every day.
  22. 6 Worst Financial Mistakes and Why You Made Them

    Many of our worst financial mistakes spring from the best intentions.
  23. Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

    Answering your questions on five of the most popular budgeting questions around.
  24. Top 8 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Proper planning will help ensure that your wishes are honored and your heirs are well cared for.
  25. The Financial Advice You Need in Your 30s

    When you reach your 30s and have kids, debt and your retirement to fund, where is the best place to put your money to work?
  26. Don't Wait to Teach Your Kids About Money

    Parents should always take the initiative to teach our kids to save from an early age.
  27. 10 Steps Toward a Financially Fit New Year

    Here are 10 steps everyone can use to start off the new year on a smarter financial note, and hopefully stick with throughout ...
  28. 7 Ways to Save Money Next Year

    A few small changes to your spending habits could mean saving hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars in 2017.
  29. 5 Easy Financial Steps to Take Before the Year Ends

    These year-end financial planning to-do's can be done without paperwork or spending too much time.
  30. This Is the Biggest Risk to Your Retirement

    Many retirees have defined risk incorrectly, and are currently exposing themselves to the greatest risk of all, which is ...
  31. 5 Things That Will Ruin Your Retirement Monthly Budget

    Living on a fixed income is easier said than done; even well-prepared retirees are surprised at how challenging it can be. ...
  32. What You Need to Know About an Emergency Fund

    Life often gets in the way of perfectly planned out savings. Here are a few tips on how to establish an emergency fund.
  33. Start Budgeting and Take Control of Your Cash Flow

    Track your everyday spending to make better choices and reach your long-term financial goals.
  34. The Financial Advice You Need in Your 20s

    Financial habits one establishes early on will have a deep impact on financial security down the road.
  35. Money-Saving Ways to Give the Gift of Travel

    Travel can be the best gift of all.
  36. How to Save Your First $100,000

    Tips on how to save your first 100k.
  37. 10 Ways to Cut Spending Before Retirement

    If your retirement income is less than you planned for, here is a list of ways to plan a new budget.
  38. College Savings: Why You Should Start Saving Early

    Starting a college education fund early is essential to being prepared for the costs of higher education. Here are some options. ...
  39. Want to Save Money on Healthcare? Tools That Help

    Innovative tools that let you shop around for lower-cost medical procedures are helping people save money on healthcare. ...
  40. Why You Should Have an Emergency Fund

    Do you know how you’d pay the bills if you lost your job, had a health crisis or needed a major car repair? That's why an ...
  41. 6 Steps to Prepare Financially for a Newborn

    Nothing compares to the joy of being a new parent. But for many, the financial uncertainty of bringing a child into the world ...
  42. Teach Your Kids About Money With TV Like Shark Tank

    Shows like Shark Tank offer a good opportunity to talk with children about money, helping them gain the knowledge they need ...
  43. 7 Ways to Save for College Tuition and Expenses

    There are many options choose from when you're looking for the right educational savings plan for your child.
  44. Black Friday Shopping: The 9 Worst Items to Buy

    If these items are on your holiday shopping list, consider finding a substitute – or don't expect to get the deal of the ...
  45. Stores Famous for the Best Black Friday Deals

    If you're shopping the post-Thanksgiving sales this year - whether online or in-person - you'll find great bargains at these ...
  46. Four Easy Budgeting Techniques You Should Master

    Budgeting money is critical for everyone, but to be successful at creating and sticking to a plan, it’s helpful to have some ...
  47. 10 Cities Where Rent Is Rising Fastest

    Rents are rising in 34 of the 35 largest U.S. metros, but salaries are not keeping pace. Here's where you're most likely ...
  48. 4 Easy Steps to Create Your Own Budget

    Here's an easy way to approach starting a budget. Creating one will make you feel rewarded as you decide where to spend your ...
  49. Medical Credit Cards: 4 Important Rules to Know

    A medical credit card can look like an easy way to pay for dental work or cosmetic surgery, but it comes with serious risks.
  50. The Best and Worst 529 Plans in 2016: Morningstar

    Which 529 college savings education plans are the best (and the worst) according to Morningstar?
Save Money
  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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