Personal Finance & Credit / Budgeting & Saving

  • How much you can save in 2017 by starting with just $1 a week

      

    We're on the cusp of a new year and it's a great time to make some changes in how you handle money. If you're the kind of person who can't seem to rack up any savings,...

  • This kitchen makeover only cost $100

      

    If your kitchen could use a facelift but you don’t think you have the money to do it, this may be the inspiration that you’ve been waiting for!  Read more: Top 5 lessons...

  • 29 tactics for living alone without breaking the bank

      

    Living with roommates is a great way to keep housing costs low. But what if you get sick of sharing a kitchen with dudes who help themselves to your breakfast cereal? Or you get incredibly tired...

  • 7 ways to turn saving money into a game

      

    Are you working to save money to get out of debt, to retire early or to take your dream vacation? Saving money for big goals can be tedious, but there are ways to make it more fun. If you’re...

  • Think you can’t make a living from garbage picking? This Montreal man does!

      

    If you were the type of child who daydreamed about hunting for buried treasure, you're not alone. Many of us assumed we'd have a career where paperwork meant a treasure map, featuring a...

  • Holiday tipping: Who to tip and who to skip

      

    When you’re setting your holiday budget, don’t forget about the people who’ve gone out of their way to make your life easier throughout the year! But who exactly should get a...

  • 4 ways to budget with inconsistent income

      

    I’m 30 years old and I’ve never had salary certainty. That is, I’ve never had a definite (or even approximate) sense of how much money I’m going to make in a given...

  • 5 ways to pay zero for TV, phone, investments, haircuts and more

      

    Are you like Clark in that "free" is your favorite word in the English language? Here are a few things people have become so accustomed to paying for...but that you can actually get for...

  • 7 ways to live within your means and not feel limited

      

    Have you ever been to a wedding (or conference or birthday party) when you’re on a diet? Not as much fun, right? Piles of cheese, dessert platters, open bar – all for naught. At...

  • Debt denial: 5 warning signs and how to start digging out

      

    Do you know how much you owe? If not, you’re not alone. According to a New York Fed report, Americans tend to underestimate their credit card debt by 37%. In other words, we owe...

  • The #1 way to stop living paycheck to paycheck

      

    Do you know where your money is actually going every month? If not, then that's a huge warning sign that it's time to start paying attention. Many people avoid...

  • 23 ways to improve your finances before 2017

      

    A lot of people ignore their financial problems, or their finances in general, because they know they can't afford to fix everything at once -- or, they simply just don't know where...

  • The voters speak: Raise the minimum wage!

      

    Can you support a family on the federal minimum wage? Voters in Arizona, Colorado and Maine think they know the answer...and it is a resounding no! Read more: 8 ways to fight back against lower...

  • How to save $1,000 when you're living paycheck to paycheck

      

    For many families, having an emergency fund sounds like wishful thinking. One in three families — some with incomes of $100,000 or higher — say they don’t...

  • 7 ways high earners sabotage their finances

      

    While earning a ton of money can make building wealth easier, it’s not the magic solution it’s made out to be. That’s right; earning a high income is...