Saving

How to Save on Your Cable Bill

How to Save on Your Cable Bill

If you pay a monthly cable bill, you've probably bemoaned the soaring prices and the lack of choices when it comes to the channels you actually watch versus how many you pay for.
8 Ways to Stop Overspending Now

8 Ways to Stop Overspending Now

Do you ever look at your bank account and wonder, “Where did it all go?”

There are probably as many reasons why we overspend as there are reasons why we shouldn’t. The first step in changing our behavior is…

6 Ways to Save Big On Your Monthly Bills

6 Ways to Save Big On Your Monthly Bills

Who isn’t turned off by high bills? I am, yet I’ll go months, even years, without investigating ways to cut them down, even when it could mean saving thousands. The obvious reason: I think I don’t know…

You May Not Need A 6-Month Emergency Fund

You May Not Need A 6-Month Emergency Fund

You’ve been hearing that you need a six-month emergency fund for years. But the advice — while it sounds commonsense enough — just doesn’t work for many people.

In fact, most Americans don’t have nearly that much stashed…

5 Ways to Make Saving Feel Fun

5 Ways to Make Saving Feel Fun

We all know that we’re supposed to save money — for emergencies, so we can make big purchases without credit cards, and for “the future” in general.

But saving money doesn’t usually feel fun or glamorous. Usually it means…

What Should I Save for After My Emergency Fund

What Should I Save for After My Emergency Fund

Once you’ve built your emergency fund, take a minute to congratulate yourself. Having a buffer of three to six months’ worth of living expenses safely tucked away is a huge relief — and a significant accomplishment.
But what’s next…

How to Save $5,000 in a Year

How to Save $5,000 in a Year

Financial expert David Bach coined the now-famous phrase “latte factor” more than a decade ago to illustrate the thousands of dollars you could save over time by giving up your daily latte. The phrase is akin to the common…

3 Apps That Track Your Spending

3 Apps That Track Your Spending

It’s time to make a habit of paying attention to where your money goes each month. Once you do that, you can see trends and start planning accordingly.

For example, are you spending too much on clothes or coffee…

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?