SpendingHabits

Readers' Tips for Financial Revival, Part 2: Spend Wisely

A few weeks ago, we asked DailyFinance readers for their best tips for putting your financial house in order. First, we covered saving, but spending in the right way is just as important. Here are some of your best suggestions for managing how your money flows out.

Why We Buy Too Much: The Psychology of Overspending

Like all behaviors, your buying habits reflect your background, experiences and psychological makeup. But those things don't have to control your financial future. Here are some emotional states that drive people to make poor purchasing decisions, and some advice on how to keep those emotions from sending you to the poorhouse.

Beware of This Retirement Myth: 'You'll Spend Less'

There's a persistent assumption going around about what happens after one retires -- your spending shrinks. Sure, your house may be paid off by then, and you may be able to ditch some work-related expenses. But that's not the full picture.

Consumers Take Break from Shopping in October

U.S. consumers put shopping on hold in October following the back-to-school season. MasterCard Advisors%u2019 SpendingPulse, a data service, showed year-on-year declines in spending on items including flat-panel TVs and major appliances, The Associated Press reported.

Track your kids' spending on PayPal

PayPal just officially launched its Student Account program, a way for parents to give money to their kids -- and track where it's going every step...