Recipes For Chipping Away At Various Types Of Debt

Recipes For Chipping Away At Various Types Of Debt

Everyone with debt would like to eliminate it, but it’s not always clear where or how to get started. There are many types of debt, and each is suited to a different payoff strategy. [More]

3 Ways To Keep The Heating Bill Down

3 Ways To Keep The Heating Bill Down

When the temperature drops, the heating bills surge. But there are more ways to stay warm than figuratively setting your money on fire. [More]

What A Repo Men Reality Show Teaches You About Finances

What A Repo Men Reality Show Teaches You About Finances

Reality TV isn’t particularly known for its educational properties, but you can find some useful lessons if you look hard enough. For instance, a show about tow truck operators who repossess vehicles can teach a personal finance blogger how to handle her money. [More]

Slow Down Spending By Playing "Choose Your Own Adventure"

Slow Down Spending By Playing "Choose Your Own Adventure"

If you make too many purchases without second-guessing them, you’ll burden yourself with more things than you can manage and less money than you’ll need to feel comfortable. One way to curtail impulse spending is to pause and make sure you’ve got a reason for doing what you’re about to do. [More]

An Argument For Cloth Diapers

An Argument For Cloth Diapers

Every time your baby heeds nature’s call, he’s costing you a quarter. Disposable diapers, which can cost 25 cents or so apiece, are among the first of the infinite ways in which kids siphon money from parents’ wallets, but they’re not a necessity. [More]

Six Tips For Saving Money On Airfare

Six Tips For Saving Money On Airfare

With fees, fine print and blackout dates, locking in a low price on your plane ticket can seem impossible. Consumer Reports has some tips that can help cut the cost of flying, plus help organize your search for the best deal. [More]

It's Not Too Late To Contribute To Last Year's Health Spending Account

It's Not Too Late To Contribute To Last Year's Health Spending Account

A few weeks from now, you should have all the forms and information you’ll need to file your taxes. Most of the numbers you’ll crunch have already been decided by your actions last year, but there are still some maneuvers you can make to tweak the numbers more in your favor. [More]

A College Financial Aid Primer

A College Financial Aid Primer

Students need to call upon several sources to cover the massive expenses college drops on them. Unless they’re independently wealthy or have a large college fund set up for them, they’ll scramble to come up with the funds to pay for tuition, fees, books and living expenses. [More]

Suze Orman Launches Her Own Pre-Paid Debit Card

Suze Orman Launches Her Own Pre-Paid Debit Card

Really wish I’d know about this when I chatted with personal finance personality Suze Orman back in December. The TV host/author/owner of the whitest smile on Earth is set to announce her own pre-paid debit card, which she promises won’t be a pile of fee-laden crud like the one the Kardashian sisters slapped their name on in 2010. [More]

$2 Billion In Gift Cards Will Go Unused This Year

$2 Billion In Gift Cards Will Go Unused This Year

If you received gifts this last holiday season, there’s a good chance at least one of them was a gift card. But while the cards are an easy way to give someone a gift other than cash or socks, a number of people just aren’t getting around to spending the money on those cards in a timely manner. [More]

3 Things You Can Do To Make Sure You Get Your Tax Refund Quickly

3 Things You Can Do To Make Sure You Get Your Tax Refund Quickly

The news that you get two extra days to file your tax return this year means little to those who have big refunds coming and want to get their hands on their money as soon as possible. [More]

If You Want To Spend Less, Here Are 5 Things To Stop Buying

If You Want To Spend Less, Here Are 5 Things To Stop Buying

It’s easy to list ways friends blow money, but tougher to turn a similar focus on yourself. If you step back and evaluate your spending with a fresh eye, you’ll probably find several areas in which you can cut spending significantly. [More]

Stop Yourself From Saving Too Much

Stop Yourself From Saving Too Much

In our free-spending society, it’s tough for some to fathom the concept of saving so much that it hurts, but it’s possible to place frugality on such a pedestal that necessities are sacrificed. [More]

Punish And Reward Your Own Behavior To Save Money

Punish And Reward Your Own Behavior To Save Money

If you want to start saving but know you lack the discipline to stash money away, you’ll need to come up with ways to trick yourself into getting into the mood. An ongoing game of mental solitaire could end up being quite profitable. [More]

A List Of Lists To Help You Organize Your Money

A List Of Lists To Help You Organize Your Money

Those who are good with money are almost always organized. One way to get on top of your finances is to keep exhaustive lists of your funds, glimpse the ugly truth they reveal and set financial goals accordingly. [More]

Solid Financial Goals To Swipe For Yourself

Solid Financial Goals To Swipe For Yourself

It’s easy to set financial goals for the new year, but harder to make them matter. Make them too vague, such as “take control of my finances” or “reduce wasteful spending” and there’s nothing to gauge your success. [More]

The Dollar Menu McDonald's And Taco Bell Don't Want You To Know About

The Dollar Menu McDonald's And Taco Bell Don't Want You To Know About

Some poor eaters justify their junk food diets with the claim that it’s cheaper to eat bad. That’s not necessarily the case. There are loads of overlooked foods out there that cost little. [More]

End The Old Year With A Cheap Celebration

End The Old Year With A Cheap Celebration

New Year’s Eve nights out are recipes for big spending with little to show for it. Costs of cover charges, outfits and drinks quickly add up, closing out the year with financial fireworks that burn you out before you try to make a fresh start. [More]