Spending

I Used to Be Poor, Now I’m Not

I Used to Be Poor, Now I’m Not

Last week I logged onto my mobile banking app to move some money from my savings account into my checking account. An alert popped up telling me I had exceeded my monthly transfer limit.
Why I Stopped Couponing

Why I Stopped Couponing

There's no doubt about it — few can resist the lure of a good coupon. But is the coupon culture all it’s cracked up to be?
Nontraditional thoughtful gift ideas

Nontraditional thoughtful gift ideas

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’ve yet to cross some people off your list, don’t panic. Last-minute gift giving doesn’t always have to mean scrambling to the shopping mall…

How to Financially Thrive

How to Financially Thrive

You know those parts of your life that seem stuck in a rut? Instead of taking action, you’re likely tolerating the static situation. Your rut might be about your diet or fitness level. Perhaps it’s a…

4 Surprising Ways to Save Money Online

4 Surprising Ways to Save Money Online

One big difference between shopping in a store and doing it online is that prices are customizable on the Web. Retailers use special technology to decide when, and whom, to charge more. The good news: Adopting a few simple habits…

Be a Smart Phone Shopper

Be a Smart Phone Shopper

You don’t know for sure whether your smartphone will give you cancer or cause your kid to have more accidents.  But if you’re using it to shop, it can impair your ability to make smart…

The Hidden Cost of Free Stuff

The Hidden Cost of Free Stuff

You spot a $79 sweater online that your sister will LOVE. But wait. The shipping charge is $10—whereas if you spent just $20 more, you’d qualify for free shipping.  Obviously if you spend $20 more…

Sites That Sniff Out Low Prices

Sites That Sniff Out Low Prices

Being good with money doesn’t mean you never shop—it means you shop like a fox.
Here, two sites that can help you look fine without paying full price.

Lyst is the future of online shopping. Search…

When Data Leaks

When Data Leaks

You know you should protect yourself when you shop online, but this week’s hack of Zappos.com puts a fresh twist on how to do that. The hackers only accessed data like names, emails, and addresses—no…

Could Your Phone Become Your Wallet?

Could Your Phone Become Your Wallet?

You can do a lot with your money on a smartphone, from checking balances to calculating tips. Soon you’ll be able to go shopping. In theory. Thus far, the so-called mobile wallet is making more headlines than…