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3 Biggest Financial Mistakes Made By Each Generation

High school yearbooks don’t say which students are “most likely to make terrible financial decisions.” But if they did, a recent report could predict what those mistakes would be, based on when the person graduated. Every generation has a “pain...

5 Expenses You Don’t Plan For, But Should

Many of us save for retirement, vacations and sometimes a little treat for ourselves — but when it comes to some expenses, we miss the mark. A survey by Bankrate.com found that nearly four in 10 Americans don’t have enough money in their savings...

10 Internet Habits Costing You Money

We spend a good chunk of our day plugged in. In fact, a study from last year determined that the average American spends 23 hours a week emailing, texting, or using social media. Twenty-three hours is ample time for marketers, advertisers, and...

3 Quick Tips to Save Hundreds of Dollars

A few weeks ago, I saved our family $792 a year with a single, 10-minute phone call. A few months earlier, another quick call saved us $833 a year. Many times, saving money requires time and energy — sometimes for very little payoff. I prefer the...

Don’t Skimp on Little Luxuries

Forget the ‘latte factor’ and buy the latte!

Financial Advice You Should Ignore

Certain financial tips are lauded as the best advice around, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right advice for you

How to Tell Your Family You Don't Want Christmas Gifts

I have an extremely big-hearted family when it comes to gift giving, and for that I’m grateful. However, I've decided that I no longer want presents for the holidays. Am I crazy? Maybe. But I'm 30, I just got married, and I recently took five...

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...

It’s Never Too Early to Start Building Your Nest Egg

Need a reason to start saving? At any major life stage, you can include saving for your future in your celebration

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...

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