saving money

5 Summer Scams to Avoid

Just because it's summer doesn't mean scammers are taking a break. Here are five scams that are common in the summer and steps you can take to avoid them.

9 Cheap Ways to Celebrate July 4th

If you're buying food, drinks, decorations and festive outfits, Fourth of July parties can get expensive fast. Here are some tips to keep costs in check.

Fido a Little Tubby? Fat Camp Awaits!

Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering doggie versions of Pilates and yoga to help slim down man's best friend.

8 Retro Ways to Save Money

Why not bring back a few of frugal ideas from days gone by? Like bag lunches, car pools and playing outside.

The Risks of Taking a 401(k) Loan

If you take money from your 401(k) account, you're exposing yourself to fees and penalties. But you're also missing out on market gains.

7 Frugal Retirement Travel Tips

Travel is one of the top goals Americans have for retirement. But travel doesn't have to be expensive. Here are a few ways to travel frugally in retirement.

Best Banks for Baby Boomers

With more than 75 million baby boomers in the United States, there's a greater demand for financial institutions that cater to the boomer lifestyle.

How to Save on Grilling This Summer

Summer is about to kick off, which means the start of grilling season. These tips will help you grill on the cheap and start your summer right.

Why You Should Never Wash Your Jeans

Levi's CEO Chip Bergh says you should keep your jeans out of the washing machine, saying he hasn't washed his own pair in more than a year. Here's why.

Best Things to Buy at Whole Foods

Despite its reputation for high prices, Whole Foods Market stocks many items that cost the same (or less) as some other stores -- including Walmart.