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13 Things Causing Your Bills to Skyrocket

To err is human; to make budgeting mistakes, totally human as well. Most people are not aware of the little budget traps we get caught in because life is so busy it's hard to keep track of the smaller money details. But being careless can rack up...

5 Ways to Trick Your Brain and Build Your Wealth

Sadly, our brains aren’t wired to make us rich. Thanks to evolutionary quirks in how we view the world and make decisions, behavioral economists tell us we often do exactly the wrong thing when it comes to money and accruing long-term wealth...

8 Surprising Things You Can Get for Free

In our culture of buy, buy, buy, it’s easy to forget that some things in life are still free. And we’re not just talking about fresh air and long walks: You can also get a handful of items that are cornerstones of American consumption, like...

6 Fascinating Mind Tricks That Help You Save Money

Putting money aside seems pretty straightforward. But seeing as the average personal-savings rate is just 5.7 percent (compared to 11 percent two decades ago), it’s definitely easier said than done. “We like to think of ourselves as rational when...

7 Times in Your Life That You’ll be Glad You Saved

Have You Saved Enough? While everyone — at least in this corner of the Internet — knows they are supposed to have money tucked away for expenses, emergencies, and retirement, many of us aren’t actually doing it. That’s especially true among...

25 Powerful Quotes on Saving

The issues of money management are timeless — particularly the struggle to keep on top of costs and ensure you’re funneling money back into savings. From Benjamin Franklin to Beyoncé, the most notable people of past and present have ruminated on...

Want to Save More? There’s an App for That

How’s your bank balance? Could be better? You’re not alone. Only one in four Americans surveyed by Bankrate.com in June 2014 said they had an adequate emergency fund (that’s at least enough savings to cover six months of expenses in a crisis such...

8 Excuses for Not Saving Money — Debunked

After two decades of personal finance reporting, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up — at least over the long term. Here are eight excuses I hear all the time, why you’re likely saying...

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