Halfhearted attempts. Commitment. Setbacks. Intermediate steps. Enablers. Enthusiasm. Backsliding. Temptations. We're talking about diets and budgets.
There's no good way to build a family budget until you start keeping track of spending down to the penny. Yes, it's tedious. Do it anyway.
Most U.S. families don't follow a budget. Fewer still budget with a credit card. But with careful planning, you can use plastic to rein in spending and get back in the black.
There's no avoiding it: Having children is expensive. But with the help of your smartphone, you can cut your kid-related costs down considerably. Here are 6 apps that'll help.
Most personal finance experts advocate creating a monthly budget. But what about all the stuff that you don't buy on a monthly basis?
A study finds that people who describe their finances as 'complex' are more likely to be in dire financial straits. Is financial security a matter of keeping it simple?
A destination wedding can get awfully expensive for guests. Here's how much of the expense you're expected to bear -- and whether you still need to get a gift.
A new study suggests that having multiple bank accounts allows you to fool yourself into thinking you're saving more -- which means you'll really save less.
Everyone grumbles about their elected officials, and how they could write a better budget in their sleep. Fairfax County, Virgina, is letting its residents give it a shot.