Holiday Hangover: How to Detox Your Spending in the New Year

The ball has dropped, the New Year’s Eve confetti has been cleaned up, and now it’s time to face the repercussions of the holiday season. Your spending may have started as a little bit here for an office gift, a little bit there for a holiday party outfit, and finally, a splurge on a celebratory […]


Best Ways to Save: How Much You Need for Your Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

From the moment your kids were born, you’ve skimped, saved, and sacrificed to provide as much as possible, even focusing on saving for their college education or teaching them to be mindful of their own money management. But childrearing costs go beyond diapers, growing appetites, and clothes that seem to last only a few weeks. […]


Savings Guide: How to Grow Your Savings with 4 Easy Steps

Oh, the places you can save your money! There’s no end to the number of creative ways to squirrel away savings: tucked under a mattress, buried in the backyard, sewn into a sofa, or stashed inside an old stuffed animal. No doubt, you’d probably need a map to ever find your money again, but there’s […]


Have a Holly, Jolly Budget: A Guide to Saving for the Holidays

While it might feel premature when stores start hauling out holiday decorations in the middle of August, it’s never too early to create a budget and savings plan for the winter shopping season. The average American spends almost $850 on gifts during the holiday season, with millennials spending the most ($1,034). Once you factor in […]


How to Start Saving for Your Dream Home

Even if you’re a “live in the moment” type of person, you’ve probably given some thought to what you want to accomplish in the future and how you’re going to pay for it. Whether you’re building out a one, five, or 10-year plan to guide you through the next decade, there’s a chance that buying […]


Savings 101: How to Save Money

Ah, financial freedom. Who doesn’t like the sound of that? But start thinking about what that takes, and you might be tempted to bury your head under the covers and hit snooze (again). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Financial freedom is simply the ability to make your own decisions about where your […]


When It Comes to Your Money, Are You Really a Saver?

Savers sock away money. Whether it’s for retirement, a child’s college education, or short-term financial goals, they live by the mantras “a penny saved is a penny earned” and “pay yourself first.” And they certainly know how powerful it is to start saving at a young age, thanks to the magic of compounding. But when […]


Your A to Z Guide on How to Save Money on Just About Everything

When you dive deeply into anything—exercise, photography, or even something niche like making your own beer—you gain a deeper appreciation for the nuances. The same goes for personal finance. As you learn more about managing money and building a stable financial future, you realize just how many little choices you make each day that affect […]


The 50/30/20 Plan: Budgeting You Can Actually Stick With

Budgeting is like exercise: we all understand it’s importance. But exercising consistently can be a struggle. And, like popular fitness programs like SoulCycle or Vinyasa Yoga, budgeting can also seem intimidating and complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. Budgeting can be as simple as you want to make it. Yet, beginners often jump right […]


Newlywed Reveals Her Online Shopping Secrets

Can you remember a time your best intentions went awry? That’s how you could describe Megan Montague’s previous online shopping behavior. Montague, a newlywed, identifies herself as the spender in her relationship, but says that she shops online because she’s “always trying to do a lot with a little bit.” Amazon is one of her […]

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