Most personal finance experts advocate creating a monthly budget. But what about all the stuff that you don't buy on a monthly basis?
It may seem too early to start tackling your holiday gift list, but experts say getting a head start will not only save you a lot of stress, it will also help your budget.
When you're 50 or older, your financial focus is likely to be on your retirement, and rightly so. But there's another important financial goal you may need to meet, too.
Americans spend a lot on restaurant-made lunches. And while we won't suggest you brown bag it every day, we can offer some ways to squeeze savings out of your lunch budget.
As more women become primary and sole breadwinners, more dads must adjust to their new roles at home -- and learn to manage a household budget.
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?
Concerns about our stagnant minimum wage are nothing new, but when it comes to the buying power of that minimum wage, the U.S. is actually only tenth in the world.
It may be tough to think about money when you've just spent a small fortune on your wedding, but newlyweds would be wise to get into these good financial habits early.
Making a budget is easy, but sticking to it is a lot tougher. Here are some clever tricks for forcing yourself to control your spending.
If your priority in the next few years is to become a homeowner, you'll likely need to aggressively cut your spending, boost your income, or both to acquire a down payment.
The recession caused many 20-somethings to return home after graduating college, but how long they should stay varies depending on whom you ask.
By following these four tips, you can take advantage of your 20s to help yourself much more easily cover your costs -- both now and later.
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.
In the final part of our series on pre-college conversations, we talk about one of the trickiest issues for a parent: knowing when to step back, and knowing when to step in.
In part two of our three-part series on pre-college conversations, we examine how to give your soon-to-be undergrad the funds they'll need, and also some spending discipline.
Helium is used for more than just filling balloons - think medicine, manufacturing, research, and more. There's already a shortage, and this fall, costs may skyrocket.
Finance expert Clare K. Levison wants you to know being frugal doesn't mean sacrificing the life you want. Here are 5 practical tips from her new book, "Frugal Isn't Cheap."
From budgeting mishaps to bad purchases, these money mistakes disguised as financial wisdom may come back to haunt you.
Thanks to the sequester, federal workers are looking at furloughs that will cut their take-home pay significantly. And when income drops, spending has to follow.
Your loyalty to certain brands could be busting your budget. See how much it's costing you -- and how you can break the cycle.