Personal Finance & Credit / Budgeting & Saving

  • 7 things debt-free people never do

      

    Are you ready to become debt free? People who are debt-free often have a completely different mindset than those who carry debt.  It's never too late to turn things...

  • 52-week money challenge for kids

      

    Will your kids handle money like a superstar when they grow up? You've got to start them practicing when they're young! Read more: How to invest your first $1,000 to $5,000 wisely...

  • 5 of Clark Howard's most extreme frugal hacks

      

    Nobody pinches a penny quite like consumer champ Clark Howard. Below are some of his most famous — or should we say infamous — cheapo exploits! Read more: Clark discusses his...

  • How to save $1,000 with the 12-week money challenge

      

    Need a quick and easy way to save some big-time cash in a short period? Look no further than this 12-week money saving challenge! Read more: How to save $5,000 this year with the 52-week money...

  • 10 tips to become debt-free as quickly as possible

      

    Do you have outstanding debt hanging over your head?  Whether it's student loans, credit cards debt, car payments or any other type of debt, it's costing you...

  • 4 money excuses you need to stop making

      

    If saving more money is on your to-do list, but you just haven’t gotten around to it, it’s time to stop making excuses. We’ve all told little white lies to ourselves about why...

  • Dealing with debt: How a woman paid off nearly $70,000 in 20 months

      

    Paying off debt can seem impossible, especially if you owe tens of thousands of dollars and feel like you're barely scraping by each month. Whether it's student loans,...

  • 61 ways to take your frugalness to the next level

      

    I recently went through a magazine (that I get for free in the mail) and took out all the perfume samples. It's just one of those things I do sometimes, so I didn't think twice until I...

  • Pill splitting: How I save 75% on prescription drugs

      

    All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check in every Monday as he puts new and familiar savings...

  • 7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week

      

    If you want to get out of debt, and stay out of debt, you have to reevaluate your routine -- the way you spend, save and even think about money. Here's the tricky thing about debt: in...

  • Top 4 online budgeting tools to better manage your money

      

    Most every personal finance expert will tell you that using a budget is a key component of making your money accomplish the most for you. Many people get overwhelmed at the thought of putting in...

  • How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months

      

    Joyce Fondren first accepted that she was in serious financial trouble deep in the heart of the Great Recession. In 2008, Joyce, then 65, and her husband Don, 67, owed $30,000 on an assortment...

  • How to make liquid soap from leftover bar soap

      

    All year long, Clark.com’s Michael Timmermann is sharing quick and easy ways to save money as part of our Michael Saves series. Check in every Monday as he puts new and familiar savings...

  • How 6 small lifestyle changes saved a woman $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...

  • Don't make this costly 401(k) mistake in 2017

      

    There are several options for you to save for the future, but one of easiest ways to start saving for retirement is if you have 401(k) plan available at work. Let’s say you just...