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11 Budgeting Skills Everyone Should Master

Stop dreading the "b-word." Mastering these simple budgeting skills will put you on the path to financial wellbeing.

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8 Money Moves You Can Make When We Turn the Clocks Back for Fall

When Daylight Saving Time ends, we'll all get an extra hour. Make the most of those 60 minutes with these smart money moves.

5 Ways Your Credit Card Can Help You Manage Your Finances

Believe it or not, your credit card can actually help you become a money master.

How to Budget When You're No Longer Broke

You went from barely making ends meet to being flush with cash. Don't abandon your broke budget!

Flashback Friday: 52 Ways to Keep Your Finances Fit During the Holidays

Typically everyone's money, like our waistlines, suffers during the holidays. Learn how to keep it trim.

10 Things to Know Before You Start a Home Improvement Project

Don't take a hammer to that wall you want to tear down until you consider these things first.

What Does Your Junk Mail Say About You?

The kind of junk mail you receive can tell you a lot about the kind of person banks, retailers, and others think you are.

6 Ways to Feel Better About Your Financial Situation

When account balances are low, it's easy to get down about our finances. There's a better way.

8 Affordable Destinations If You Wanna Get Spooked This Halloween

This Halloween, ditch the trick-or-treaters and treat yourself to something much more frightening — a terrifying trip to someplace famous for horror.

We Do the Math: When Is It Worth Hiring Household Help?

Science says having more free time can make you happier. Which household chores will you take off your to-do list?

6 Ways to Split the Bill Without Losing Friends

Having dinner with friends is always fun, but awkwardness ensues when the bill arrives. It doesn't have to be that way, though.

How to Budget When You Rely on Cash Tips

When cash tips are your main bread and butter, not just any old budget will work. Here's how to build the best budget for your money.

10 Ways to Relieve Your Money Stress

Money may be a leading cause of stress these days, but it doesn't have take over your life.

4 Affordable Autumn Destinations for Nature Lovers

Want your fall foliage at an affordable price? These destinations have it all.

Ask the Readers: Where Did You Learn to Budget?

Tell us where you learned to budget and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Enjoy Las Vegas Without Losing Your Shirt

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for your money. You don't have to leave it all behind.

Here's How You Should Budget Your Social Security Checks

You don't get to quit budgeting just because you've retired. Actually, if you collect Social Security benefits, it's more important than ever.

12 Surprising Ways to Get More College Financial Aid

College tuition can send you right into a nightmare of debt. But there are ways you can make it more affordable.

How to Budget Consistently Without a Steady Paycheck

Adapting your finances to the freelance life takes a little finesse. No worries: You can budget like a boss even without a steady income.

23 Effortless Ways to Go Green (and Save Money, Too)

Captain Planet fully believes in your ability to save the Earth, without even trying!

Here's How Generosity Actually Improves Your Life

Everyone knows giving is its own reward, but it's nice to know that giving gives back to the giver, too. Here's how.