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How my partner & I saved up for a house while paying off our debt

Saving for a house while paying off debt could be easy if you team up with your partner to help. Teaming up with your partner may help eliminate debt over time, along with successfully saving for a home.

You need a money accountability buddy

There are many tricks to budgeting your money, but have you considered a money accountability buddy? Your money buddy could be that supportive insight you need to be financially smarter.

Can this easy money hack help you avoid overspending?

Money management is tough. This money hack offers realistic advice that demonstrates the benefits of mindful thinking when spending and saving your money.

50/15/5: A saving and spending rule of thumb

It isn't about managing every penny. Track your money using 3 categories.

6 things you need to spend more money on

Expenses such as food and bills are a necessity, but what about the things that improve your well-being? Read here to learn about the 6 things that you should be spending money on to improve overall happiness and health.

What 'pay yourself first' really means

'Paying yourself first' is a fundamental idea that includes putting your future finances first. This article gives useful insight on how to put money aside to reach your long-term goals.

20 ways to cut spending

Stopping unnecessary spending will help you increase your monthly savings. Here are 20 useful ways to cut spending.

Do you need a slush fund? 4 reasons to set aside some fun money

Setting aside fun money for important activities can be easy. Here are 4 reasons why you need to start a slush fund.

How much cash should you give for a wedding gift?

Considering proper etiquette when giving a wedding gift can be tough to figure out. Here is a useful article to help with your decision.

3 ways to trick your brain to stop avoiding financial decisions

Making a big financial decision can be a difficult task for many. Here are some reliable tips on how to easily make those tough decisions.

The all-cash diet: Are you up to the challenge?

Trying out the all-cash diet can be intimidating for someone new to the process. Read the following article to learn more about this useful financial secret.

12 real women on their biggest money regret

Money regret can be a lingering concern with a lot of people.

Back to the nest? Tips for living in a multi-generational household

One in every 5 Americans now lives in a "multiple generation" household. Here are helpful tips to survive living back at home as an adult.

Single parent finances: 6 tips to find financial success when it's all on you

Sometimes being a single parent can seem like the craziest financial decision you've ever made. Here are 6 tips to help make it more manageable.

9 expenses to pack in your moving budget

Preparing for moving costs can help alleviate emotional and financial strain. Consider these less obvious expenses.

Want to become wealthy? Do this one thing.

To meet your financial goals and to become wealthy you need to track your finances. Read 4 reasons why this one thing is necessary to become and stay wealthy.

Here's exactly how much money you should spend on your work wardrobe

Figuring out how much to spend on work clothes can be tricky. Here’s a simple formula from personal finance experts- spend no more than 5% of your take-home pay.

Strategies for fighting frugality fatigue

Tired of being frugal? Here are 7 strategies to beat frugality fatigue and how you can give yourself a little break.

What to do if your social life is making you broke

Is your social life making you go broke? Learn how to save money while also maintaining your social life by learning how to budget for social events.

A guide to non-awkwardly dealing with money differences between friends

Having money talks with your friends is never easy. This article can help you better approach financial discussions with friends who you may have financial differences or disagreements with.

Forget budgeting: Here is a smarter, easier way to control your spending

Are you trying to spend less money? Learn how you can spend less money without having to create a strict budget for your personal finances.

Financial anxiety is bringing millennials down

Millennials face financial anxiety, and it's impacting their investment strategy, financial planning, and more. Learn how to cope with financial anxiety so that you can live a financially healthy life.

How to save money on food

You don't have to eat less to spend less on food. Tweaking your spending could help you save.

Financial Tips from Personal Finance Journalist Jean Chatzky

Take the guesswork out of managing your money. Follow these 4 short and sweet rules from money guru Jean Chatzky to help you make better decisions with your finances.

9 ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck

Are you living paycheck to paycheck? These 9 tips can help you stop living on the paycheck cycle and help you establish financial independence by saving money.

6 easy-to-forget expenses to include in your budget

Are you building a budget? This article outlines some expenses that are easily forgettable in your budget that you will want to include in your financial planning strategy.

When you overspend: 5 steps to recover from a spending spree

Did you overspend recently? Learn how you can rebound from your overspending by financially planning your next money moves.

Save money by avoiding these 6 costly grocery shopping habits

Are you finding it hard to stick to your monthly budget? Learn how you can save money in the grocery store and meet your personal finance goals.

If you have to budget, you might as well do it right

Are you finding it hard to stick to your budget? This article outlines how you can make a budget the right way and get your personal finances on track.

The magic math of paying yourself first

Learning to budget is easy, but sticking to a budget can be very difficult. Learn about the benefits of zero-sum budgeting today to get your personal finances back on track.

How to budget for your vehicle expenses

Vehicle expenses can be unexpected and costly. Learn how you can incorporate vehicle expenses into your monthly budget, and plan ahead for unforeseen expenses.

5 tips for getting out of debt on a limited budget

Getting out of debt isn't easy. Getting out of debt on a budget is even harder. Learn how you can escape debt while still sticking to your budget.

4 ways to reduce your financial stress

Is your personal finance causing you stress? Learn how to reduce your financial stress by learning personal finance management tactics, as well as stress reduction exercises.

5 mistakes keeping you in credit card debt

Are you struggling to get out of credit card debt? These five financial mistakes may be keeping you in credit card debt. Learn how you can start to get out of credit card debt.

Why cash is the best gift you can give this wedding season

Cash gifting at weddings may be the best gift you can give. Learn more about gifting cash, and why the gift of liquid cash can be so helpful for newlyweds.

What to do when your bills exceed your income

Paying bills is never fun, but when your income is lower than what your bills charge, you may be in hot water. Find out how you can protect your personal finances while still paying your bills on time.

How to create a budget you can live with

Living on a budget will help you keep your personal finances on track. Learn how you can create a budget that you can stick to.

The best way to budget? Try pen and paper

Budgeting does not come easy. Learn how you can budget more effectively by bullet journaling.

7 easy ways to save on your honeymoon

Saving money while traveling is never easy, but saving money on your honeymoon can be particularly hard. Learn how to save money while enjoying your honeymoon here.

Follow these 6 savings life hacks if you want to retire early

Retiring early may seem like a dream, but with these retirement planning and savings tips, you could make that dream a reality.

8 signs your budget needs an overhaul

Budgeting is a great tool to help you save money, but it is important to recognize when your budget needs to be reworked. Read here to learn about signs that should tell you it’s time to revisit your budget.

The real costs of dog ownership

Dog ownership is rewarding but costly. Read here to understand the true cost of dog ownership, and how you can budget your dog's expenses into your personal finances.

4 reasons your budget may change each month

Budgeting is a useful tool to ensure that your personal finances stay on track, but how often should budgets change? Read here to learn more about budgeting.

Five money-musts for college students

Personal finance and money management are difficult, especially for college students. Fidelity provides personal finance tips for college students to help them succeed financially.

Budget ninja? Or do you spend like Gatsby? Find out.

By showing you how your spending compares to people like you, we can help you build a better budget.

Budgeting for fun

We pound the table about saving for the future and paying off debt—but you need to have fun, too.

6 tips for planning a family vacation without going broke

Planning for a vacation can quickly become a huge expense. This article outlines how you can plan for your ideal vacation getaway, while still budgeting responsibly.

Journey to financial wellness

Financial wellness connects financial independence with emotional and physical well-being. Learn more about how to start the journey.

How buyers react when prices rise and fall

Learn how changes in personal income and the price of common purchases can affect spending behavior and how you can use this knowledge to make a smarter budget.

Simple Budget Checkup

Find out how your budget compares to our simple budgeting rule of thumb, and get tips on how to adjust if you're spending too much in one area.

Split Decisions: Get a dog or skip it

Dogs are a man's best friend, but they do come with a real financial cost. Jean Chatzky can help you weigh the expenses—watch the video. (2:17)
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