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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...

6 Simple Ways to Save More

It’s no surprise that Americans are not particularly good at saving money. Even after the financial crisis of 2008, the savings rate only went up to about 5.5 percent, and it was back down to 2.6 percent by 2013, according to Sheldon Garon, a...

Why FOMO and YOLO Are Keeping You From Getting Rich

You don’t have cash to burn, so you pass up a night out on the town with friends…but feel pangs of remorse when you see a slew of Facebook posts and tweets like: Best. Night. Ever! and Partying like a rock star with my girls tonite! #lovinglife...

11 Ways to Save $1,000 this Summer

You know what’s better than a glowing tan at the end of the summer? A glowing savings account. Enter my summer savings strategies. Below you’ll find a variety of ways to save up to (and over) $1,000 by October. Let’s get started:   Control your...

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Save Money

If you’re active on social media, you’re constantly presented with opportunities to save, whether you've signed up for them or not. If you’re not careful, the exposure to deals and discounts — particularly those with rapidly closing windows — can...

Why ‘Double Dipping’ Is Great for Your Savings

George Costanza has nothing on me. Sure, the hapless “Seinfeld” character (played by Jason Alexander) may have gained a measure of fame — or infamy, depending on how you view it — for his “ double dipping.” But I’m a quadruple-down kinda guy...

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