Personal Finance & Credit / Budgeting & Saving

  • This $100 kitchen makeover is going viral

      

    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...

  • 'Save To Win' plan at credit unions makes saving more rewarding

      

    We know on an intellectual level that we should save money for the future. Financial gurus like Clark could spend all day going blue in the face telling you, "If you have save this much...

  • 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...

  • 9 essential money milestones to reach before age 40

      

    There is so much that distracts us in life, but money is one area that can really hurt us down the road if we don't pay attention to it early. Once you hit your 40s, things should be really...

  • How a couple paid off $100,000 in less than 2 years

      

    When 31-year-old Priscilla Jones completed her MFA in film in 2011, she was left with a total of $96,000 of student loan debt from both her undergraduate and graduate studies. (She requested that...

  • How to create a zero-based budget

      

    Many people shy away from budgeting. They view it as a restriction on how they can spend their money, but the truth is that a budget is your biggest asset when it comes to building wealth. When...

  • 20 ways to stay out of debt

      

    No one wants to go into debt. Unfortunately, keeping those red marks out of your ledger is easier said than done. After all, the typical American will pay an average of $279,002 in interest over...

  • A teenager’s 'genius' trick to stop wasting money is going viral

      

    A 19-year-old has come up with a hilarious method to stop himself from overspending – and it’s going viral. According to BuzzFeed, a community college student from Los Angeles named...

  • How the $20 rule can help break your credit card addiction

      

    If you’re trying to break your credit card addiction, try this simple rule of thumb: Anytime your purchase is less than $20, pay cash, not credit. This simple technique helped save more...

  • 5 steps to protect yourself from overspending

      

    Are you overspending?  Maybe you don’t realize you are. But if you are currently in debt you are an overspender whether you like it or not.    If making your spending a...

  • 21 ways to cut costs and save more every month!

      

    Share YOUR saving tips with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube! From cable bills to everyday spending habits, these 21 tips will help you save more, spend less...

  • Here’s the #1 cause of money stress in every state

      

    If someone asked you about the leading cause of financial stress in your life, how would you respond? The #1 cause of financial stress revealed  Read more: Rule of 752: How...

  • How I fed my family on $50 a week

      

    When my husband and I took a leap in the dark by deciding to dig our way out of $40,000 of debt while having no idea how to budget and running a $1,000 deficit each month, we knew we had a real...

  • 17 easy ways to improve your finances this weekend

      

    If you’ve ever spent your entire paycheck just hours after the direct deposit hit your account, we have some tips and tricks to help you get back on track this weekend. Read...

  • These 6 lifestyle changes saved one couple $1,200 a month

      

    We've said it plenty of times before and we'll say it again -- little expenses can cost you a lot more each month than you probably even realize. If you don't track your...