Save Money While Spring Cleaning

Save Money While Spring Cleaning

Perhaps the fresh Spring air has inspired you to strike back against the clutter and filth you might have allowed to accumulate around your living space in the bustle of the last several months. While looking to go on a cleaning rampage and make a fresh start, you can find ways to do the job more cheaply and efficiently. [More]

Expenses That Mortgage Calculators Don't Tell You About

Expenses That Mortgage Calculators Don't Tell You About

When you’re shopping for houses, you can get giddy when you plug your numbers into a mortgage calculator and discover your dream home has a surprisingly low monthly payment. It’s lying to you. Mortgage payments are only part of the myriad costs home ownership heaps upon you. [More]

Why You Don't Need To Be Ashamed Of Moving Back In With Your Parents

Why You Don't Need To Be Ashamed Of Moving Back In With Your Parents

Few are proud to carry the stigma of a “boomerang kid” — someone who moves back in with their parents after failing to make ends meet on their own. But the move makes a lot of financial sense, and could serve as a springboard that can get boomerang kids off to a flying start when they head back out into the cruel world. [More]

Free WiFi Continues To Pop Up In Odd Places

Free WiFi Continues To Pop Up In Odd Places

These are boom times for heavy WiFi users. Free WiFi is so ubiquitous that it’s gotten to the point that it’s almost shocking to sit down in public and not be able to pick up a signal. [More]

Working Around The Drawbacks Of Line-Drying Your Clothes

Working Around The Drawbacks Of Line-Drying Your Clothes

One way to cut down on gas and electricity use is to abandon your dryer in favor of a clothesline. That’s easier said than done, however, because the old-fashioned method poses a bunch of negatives. [More]

How To Save Money When Moving

How To Save Money When Moving

It takes a lot of time, effort and money to haul all your junk from your former residence to your future one. But there are ways to trim costs and make the nightmarish experience more tolerable. [More]

3 Steps To Start Saving Up For A Down Payment

3 Steps To Start Saving Up For A Down Payment

Amassing a giant chunk of change is the best way to nail down a lower payment for a vehicle or home, but the process can be so long and arduous that it prevents you from proceeding. The key to following through with your goal is to set a reasonable plan in place and stick to it. The tough part is to find a way to get the ball rolling. [More]

If You Value Cheap Gas, Move To The Middle Of The Country

If You Value Cheap Gas, Move To The Middle Of The Country

As gas prices continue to rise, it’s easier to get jealous of locales that offer cheaper rates. Due to a variety of reasons, including demand, easier access to infrastructure and lower gas taxes, certain cities consistently sport lower pump prices. And most of those tend to be located in the central part of the U.S. [More]

Foolish, Youthful Financial Decisions You'll Regret Later

Foolish, Youthful Financial Decisions You'll Regret Later

Some decisions you make in your youth seem bad at the time, while others don’t reveal the true depths of their awfulness until years later. Behaving in a recklessly impulsive manner with finances can come back to cost you, making it important to correct your misbehavior before problems overwhelm you. [More]

How To Save On Laundry Without Having To Steal Tide Detergent

How To Save On Laundry Without Having To Steal Tide Detergent

Tide has become a hot commodity lately. Law enforcement officials from around the nation say there has been an outbreak of thefts of the pricey-but-well-regarded detergent. One guy allegedly stole $25,000 worth of Tide before Minnesota police nabbed him. Why? Tide can be pricey (up to $20 a bottle), and, well, it’s in high demand. But how can you save on detergent without resorting to buying black-market-Tide? [More]

Build Your College Fund With Your Kid, Not Just For Him

Build Your College Fund With Your Kid, Not Just For Him

If you harbor a dream of your child graduating from college without being buried in student loan debt, you’re probably going to have to save up a heck of a lot of money for the cause. The earlier you start saving, the more you’ll be able to contribute. But it’s important that you get your kid in on the effort. [More]

Responsible Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

Responsible Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

Every year around this time, people tend to engage in bragging contests about how big their tax refunds are. These folks are oblivious to the fact that savvier planning would have let them keep their money rather than giving it to the government in a tax-free loan. [More]

Leave The Workforce Without Sacrificing Your Retirement

Leave The Workforce Without Sacrificing Your Retirement

If you need to step away from your career for a while to stay at home with your kids or care for an elderly or incapacitated loved one, your automatic systems for saving for retirement will probably shut down. In order to make sure you don’t jeopardize your nest egg, you’ll need to make adjustments to account for your decreased savings power. [More]

Swerve Around The Costs Of Expensive Ski Vacations

Swerve Around The Costs Of Expensive Ski Vacations

Paying for a ski trip can seem like a blind run down a rough slope, with formidable costs hard to avoid as you careen down the mountain. Veterans of the slopes know how to cut down on costs so they can focus on enjoying their time in the snow. [More]

Movie Price Madness: How To Save Money On A Trip To The Theater

Movie Price Madness: How To Save Money On A Trip To The Theater

Unless you’ve been living a hermit-like existence, you’ve likely stepped out to the movie theater at least once recently, and once there, perhaps the skyrocketing price of tickets and the exorbitant cost of snacks shocked you right back into staying home (or into suing theater chains). There are ways around shelling out $13 per ticket and emptying pockets on popcorn, however. [More]

Learning To Save Money Is Like Learning To Lose Weight

Learning To Save Money Is Like Learning To Lose Weight

If you’ve never lost control of your budget or your weight, you can’t truly appreciate how great it feels to take command of either, enact a pragmatic strategy and see results. If you become skilled at managing one aspect, it can lead to success in another. [More]

How Savoring Translates To Savings

How Savoring Translates To Savings

New things seem like the most amazing things ever until you get tired of them and get the urge to replace them with newer stuff. The buy-boredom-replace cycle is natural and tough to avoid, but you can save money if you can figure out how to stretch it out longer. [More]

5 Senior Discounts That Make You Wish You Were Old

5 Senior Discounts That Make You Wish You Were Old

Your golden years come with a gold rush of discounts. Looking to cater to seniors eager to stretch out their funds, businesses offer sweet deals to the older set. [More]