Want a Raise? 6 Steps for Starting the Conversation
Want a Raise? 6 Steps for Starting the Conversation

on November 29, 2013

Saving on expenses is one way to get ahead, but making more is even better. Here are some tips that might help you start the year with a fatter paycheck.

Auto-Pilot: Good for Planes, Not Finances
Auto-Pilot: Good for Planes, Not Finances

on November 18, 2013

We all do it: sign up for services that suck money monthly from our accounts, then forget about them. How much are you wasting on things you could pay less for or drop entirely?

The 6 Best Ways to Teach Kids About Money
The 6 Best Ways to Teach Kids About Money

on November 12, 2013

Use these simple techniques and you’ll give your kids the best foundation for using money wisely.

Why Your Used Car is Greener (and Smarter) Than a New Hybrid
Why Your Used Car is Greener (and Smarter) Than a New Hybrid

on November 7, 2013

Our world’s new economic realities and our ever-increasing environmental sensitivities should give us pause before we chuck our serviceable older car.

10 Things Every High School Graduate Should Know About Money
10 Things Every High School Graduate Should Know About Money

on October 29, 2013

In a nation founded on capitalist ideals and driven by consumer activity, why don’t we do a better job educating our kids about money?

You Know ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’ There’s a 4th Possibility
You Know ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’ There’s a 4th Possibility

on October 28, 2013

The green movement’s anthem of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ is missing its most important ‘R.’

11 Tips for Retiring When You’re Nervous About the Economy
11 Tips for Retiring When You’re Nervous About the Economy

on October 18, 2013

Retirement today definitely takes more planning, may take some creative downsizing, and probably won’t be the same type of retirement that your parents or grandparents had.

12 Ways to Green Your Wedding
12 Ways to Green Your Wedding

on October 8, 2013

Traditions are being reconsidered and creatively reinterpreted with earth-friendly ideas. This trend can save you money as well.

Can a Saver and Spender Live Happily Ever After?
Can a Saver and Spender Live Happily Ever After?

on September 20, 2013

Whether you’re just dating, newly married, or have been together so long you have matching recliners, there’s always hope for the money-mismatched.

Tortoise vs. Hare: What Type of Saver Are You?
Tortoise vs. Hare: What Type of Saver Are You?

on August 27, 2013

Here are six types of savers we’ve identified over the years. Which category do you fit in?

Life and Debt: 5 Benefits of Living Debt-Free
Life and Debt: 5 Benefits of Living Debt-Free

on August 19, 2013

For those who’ve lived mired in high-interest debt for many years, the Zen-like state of living debt-free can take some getting used to.

Mortgage Insurance: Why You Have to Pay and When You Can Stop
Mortgage Insurance: Why You Have to Pay and When You Can Stop

on August 13, 2013

Welcome to the one insurance policy you can’t shop, don’t benefit from, but will have to pay for if you don’t have a big enough down payment.

Expense Creep: How to Avoid Getting Nickel-and-Dimed on the Essentials
Expense Creep: How to Avoid Getting Nickel-and-Dimed on the Essentials

on August 12, 2013

The cost of all kinds of products and services you use is creeping up in small amounts that likely fall beneath your budget radar. Here’s how to fight back.

When Is Travel Insurance Worth the Extra Cost?
When Is Travel Insurance Worth the Extra Cost?

on July 30, 2013

Does it make sense to insure your baggage, your health and the price of your nonrefundable tickets and other deposits made in advance of your trip? Here’s what you need to consider.

8 Ways to Save $25 Next Week
8 Ways to Save $25 Next Week

on July 26, 2013

You can easily save at least that much by following these simple tips.

7 Tips to Furnish Your Place on a Shoestring
7 Tips to Furnish Your Place on a Shoestring

on July 9, 2013

There’s beauty to be found in those thrift store, hand-me-down, and dented or scratched furnishings. Here’s how to find the best deals.

9 Ways to Build an Emergency Fund When Money’s Tight
9 Ways to Build an Emergency Fund When Money’s Tight

on July 4, 2013

Are you among the many Americans who have no money set aside for a real emergency like a job loss or an unexpected major bill? Here are steps to fix that and help you sleep better at night.

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