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5 Tips to Help 50-Somethings Make Ends Meet

Once you reach your 50s, you're generally at or near your peak earnings years. If making ends meet is tough now, it's not likely to get any easier as time marches forward.

Three Simple Steps: Making Ends Meet

Making ends meet simply means controlling your budget so that you have more money coming in than you've got going out. Here are three simple steps that can help you succeed.

Money Lessons From Mom

As Mother's Day approaches, the author remembers the lessons his mother taught about saving money and living well.

Best Apps to Manage Your Money

Money magazine has served up a bounty of mobile apps to help you save more and budget better. Let's take a look at their top recommendations:

9 Ways to Teach Teenagers About Money

While some school systems have added financial literacy to their curricula, many have not, and in the end, responsibility for ensuring your offspring are ready for adult financial life is on your shoulders. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can add to your teens' practical knowledge.

5 Simple Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

If you can reduce the cost of your monthly fixed expenses, you will find your budgeting is much more successful and you%u2019ll have less stress about saving money. With that in mind, here are 5 simple ways to cut your monthly expenses.

Budgeting, Guy Style: App Zaps Personal Finance's Gender Gap

Men -- and in particular, younger men -- get a justifiably bad rap when it comes to managing their money. But new tools like PowerWallet are designed to help get them on track by making good financial behavior less of a chore and more of a game.

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.

How Did You Do It? Share Your Money Success Stories

The start of a new year is a traditional moment for turning over a new leaf -- but real change doesn't come easy. With that in mind, we're asking you, our readers to share your best financial planning stories, tips and secret strategies.