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.
The 10 Best Discount Stores

The 10 Best Discount Stores

Shopping has always been an outlet for me, but as I’ve gotten older (and more cognizant of my finances,) my go-to hobby seems to be at odds with being financially responsible.

But there is a middle ground, a…

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?
When Does Self-Care Turn Into Splurging?

When Does Self-Care Turn Into Splurging?

In the past few years, “self-care” has popped up everywhere. Women are told that we don’t do enough of it, so we’re encouraged to buy another massage, get a manicure, or treat ourselves to something nice. The problem is that all that self-care spending can have a big impact on our bank accounts.
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…