I’m Barely Making it Through the Month. Do I Still Need to Save?

I’m Barely Making it Through the Month. Do I Still Need to Save?

Q: I’m in a bad financial place now, and I sometimes run out of money before the end of the month. Can I neglect my savings until my finances improve?

A: For many individuals who

When Should I Give in to the Urge to Splurge?

When Should I Give in to the Urge to Splurge?

Q: Is it ever OK to give in to the urge to splurge?

A: We all know it’s best to curb impulse buys as much as possible, and to stick to our predetermined budgets. But sometimes, it’s perfectly fine to bend the rules a little bit and

8 Super-Scary Halloween Hacks to Save You Money

8 Super-Scary Halloween Hacks to Save You Money

It’s that time of year again, when jack-o’-lanterns leer into the dark night and cobwebby skeletons hang from every bush. Halloween is great fun for kids and kids-at-heart. But, if you’re the one left paying for all those costumes, decor and candy, you may find the only scare you’re getting from Halloween

How Can I Save Money at the Mall?

How Can I Save Money at the Mall?

Q: I’m a shopaholic, and my budget is suffering. I especially find that I spend more money than I’d planned when I go to the mall. How can I save money at the mall?

A: Malls (and all stores) are designed to make the shopper think less and spend more. The good news is, you

Three Common Money Mistakes People Make

Three Common Money Mistakes People Make

Everyone wants to manage their money responsibly, but many people often make mistakes in ways they handle money – without even realizing it. They may have fallen into a bad habit they can’t shake off, or they may be misinformed or less educated in a certain area. The good news is, harmful behaviors can always be unlearned. Let’s take a look at

Your Complete Guide to a Spend-Free Summer Weekend

Your Complete Guide to a Spend-Free Summer Weekend

Between flip-flops and baseball, beach days and the Fourth of July, there’s so much to love about summer! Unfortunately, though, the warmest season of the year can be incredibly expensive. Family activities, higher utility bills and steep fuel prices are just some of the ways summer can get pricey. A great way to combat

Travel Hacks - 10 Ways to Save on Hotel Stays

Travel Hacks: 10 Ways to Save on Hotel Stays

Hotel stays can take a big bite out of your vacation budget, but there are ways to cut back. With some wise planning and responsible choices, you can spend less on your hotel stay without compromising on your comfort, leaving more room in your vacation budget for other expenses. Here are 10 ways to save on hotel stays. 

Can a Budget Wedding be Beautiful?

Can a Budget Wedding be Beautiful?

Q: My partner and I are preparing for our wedding, and due to financial constraints it will need to be planned on a strict budget. I’m glad we aren’t racking up huge bills, but I don’t want to compromise on the day of my dreams. Can a budget wedding still be beautiful?

A: Your

Grad Gifts on a Budget: Celebrating the Big Day without Breaking the Bank

Grad Gifts on a Budget: Celebrating the Big Day without Breaking the Bank

Graduation season is here! While it’s a super-exciting time for grads, it can also be a stressful time for those looking to find the perfect gift within budget. Whether you’re a parent, a friend or a relative of a grad, finding a thoughtful and meaningful gift that won’t break

Travel Hacks - Your Complete Guide to Vacation Budgets

Travel Hacks: Your Complete Guide to Vacation Budgets

It’s great to get away from the daily grind, but budgets never go on vacation. The classic rules of sticking to your spending plan and not racking up bills you cannot pay still apply when you’re on vacation. The good news is, a vacation budget will actually make your trip more relaxing. When every dollar is accounted

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