family budget

Year-End Review: Simple Ways to Cut Your Budget Now

If a fiscal cliff deal isn't reached soon, we'll all wake up on Jan. 1 with higher taxes and lower government spending. One way or another, you'll likely have a bit less cash to spend, so the next few weeks would be a good time to figure out where you can cut your spending to compensate.

11 Personal Finance Equations Everyone Needs to Know

Math class may have seemed pointless back in the day, but it turns out all those equations are quite useful when it comes to solving money problems. We've rounded up 11 equations that you could be using every day to get your finances on track, and keep them there.

How I Paid Off $27,000 in Credit Card Debt in Two Years

Getting your finances under control on a tight budget is hard, But as Dana Burgess shows, it can be done. Here's how she racked up $63,000 in credit card debt, how she's digging her way out, and how she learned to enjoy living on less.

This Family Needs a Post-Unemployment Debt Reduction Plan

After a long spell in which one or both spouses were unemployed, a couple with three kids finds themselves $50,000 in debt. Now, with wife and husband back at work, they're aiming to get all their financial pins in a row and bowl a strike. DailyFinance's Laura Rowley offers a strategy for success.

Moms' Best Back-to-School Savings Tips

As the new school year approaches, families head to the shops for new supplies. But the back-to-school shopping season can be hard on the wallet. Follow these money-saving tips from moms across the country and you'll have plenty of cash left for apples for the teacher.

10 Financial Planning Tips for New Parents

The stork has arrived, bringing a beautiful baby girl or boy into your life. It also brought a ready-made drain on your wallet. The list of costs is seemingly endless: diapers, health care, child care, education, clothing, and much more. Here are some family-planning tips to keep your finances from interfering in the joy of parenting.

3 Ways to Reduce Summer Camp Expenses

As every working parent knows, summer camp expenses can take a bite out of the family budget. But if you don't have other reliable daycare options,...

Save Money on Spices at the International Grocery

Last week, we compared the prices of staple foods at mainstream chain supermarkets and small international groceries, and the small independents frequently had the better deals. But where those little markets really shine is on their prices for spices.

Frugal Consumer: Three Home Theater Films for Teens

Today's pinched budgets mean many American families can%u2019t shell out as much as they once did to send teenagers to the movies. But there's a more affordable way to keep young people entertained: Soup up your home theater and screen some teen-friendly classics.