Personal Finance & Credit / Budgeting & Saving

  • The ultimate free and cheap guide for college students

      

    College is a time of change, a shift from the strictures of the public school system to the autonomy of higher education, where young adults are given the opportunity to spread their wings and...

  • 11 fees you should never pay

      

    It seems like pretty much everything comes with hidden fees these days -- which is why it's so important that you frequently check your bank and other account statements, because if...

  • 9 successful habits of debt-free people

      

    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...

  • 9 more things you can do this week to improve your finances

      

    Everybody likes to save money, right? Recently we told you about nine things you can do right now to drastically improve your finances. Following up on the success of that article, here are nine...

  • These beliefs are what separate wealthy people from everyone else

      

    If you're looking for the secret to success, it may come down to your own personal set of beliefs. A belief is something you know to be true without any tangible proof that it is, in fact,...

  • 7 habits of millionaires that you can start applying today

      

    If you're just starting out on your money-making journey, the idea of becoming a millionaire might seem about as fanciful as the idea of winning the lottery.  But, according to...

  • 8 ways to prep for a memorable and cheaper road trip

      

    Road trips are one of the most popular ways to travel during the summer. Thanks to record-low fuel costs, more Americans than ever are planning to hit the road this season to getaway. While...

  • 7 ways to save money on a low income

      

    Saving money when your income is in the six-digit range is easy, but how does one go about saving money when living on a lower income? The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the median income for...

  • How to track down lost savings bonds

      

    Do you know what bonds are? Bonds are where you're kind of like the bank lending somebody money. When you buy savings bonds, you lend money to the federal government. With corporate bonds, you...

  • 49 ways to get your debt paid off quicker

      

    When it comes to trying to get out of debt, I’ve seen and heard it all, from the person who got three jobs to the guy who sold his dream car. But it got me thinking, what are...

  • 10 discounts people age 50 and older should know about!

      

    A lot of people don't realize all of the different ways they may qualify for discounts -- and it ends up costing them a lot of money over time. Many AARP members know about the...

  • Why hitting the lottery could leave you broke

      

    How could you possibly go broke after winning $400 million? It's a lot easier than you may think... With Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot sitting at around $390 million ($265.4 million...

  • 7 ways to get you into the psychology of saving money

      

    Saving money can often feel like an exercise in sacrifice and self-sabotage, especially when it seems like there is never enough money to go around. After paying for all the necessities, it can...

  • 5 basic money rules you can live by forever

      

    The concept of personal finance can be intimidating, especially if you've never learned much about it (which is the case for most people). And very often, when you try to learn, the...

  • A better alternative to student loan debt relief companies

      

    Beware of companies claiming they can help you with your student loan payments. There’s a better way.