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How to pay off debt—and save too

Here's a guide to help you pay off debt while saving for emergencies and long-term goals like retirement.

5 tricks to actually saving money

So It's crucial that you ramp up your savings game sooner rather than later. Here are 5 tricks that'll help you boost your cash reserves.

3 lasting lessons from my frugal parents

Frugal living can help separate the important financial expenses from the not so important. Learn helpful lessons and ideas on frugal living here.

Car insurance rates are up—here are eight ways to get yours back down

Auto insurance premiums are jumping higher each year. Learn how to keep your car insurance rate low here.

5 tips to manage money smarter

There's more to managing your money than paying your bills and successfully avoiding overdraft charges. Learn smart money management tips here.

Dollars and sense: busting age-old taboos

Money can be a sensitive subject. The following article discusses ways to help women with financial planning and money management.

What self-employed money diarists learned from tracking their spending

Are you self employed and interested in tracking your spending more wisely? Read here for tips about the importance of money management.

Savings accounts vs. CDs vs. money market mutual funds

Do you know what savings options work best for you? Learn the basics with a breakdown of savings accounts, CDs, and money market mutual funds.

4 tips for better budgeting in 2019

Looking for a better way to budget in 2019? Read these 4 tips to help you control your budget this year.

3 budgeting mistakes you probably don't realize you're making

Here are 3 common budgeting mistakes you could be making. Learn ways to control your spending by tracking your expenses.

I make a 6-figure salary but I'm still always broke

Do you earn a 6-figure salary but have no savings to show for it? Learn different ways to control your spending so you can start saving for your future.

How I broke a spending habit that was wrecking my budget

Do you have bad spending habits? Learn noteworthy insight on how to save your budget without giving up too much.

How I broke a spending habit that was wrecking my budget

Do you have bad spending habits? Learn noteworthy insight on how to save your budget without giving up too much.

3 budgeting mistakes you probably don't realize you're making

Here are 3 common budgeting mistakes you could be making. Learn ways to control your spending by tracking your expenses.

5 money rules every millennial should live by

Making smart money decisions while enjoying your 20s is a tough balance. Follow these money management tips to help setup your financial future.

11 simple, practical rules for personal finance success

Setting yourself up for personal financial success isn’t always easy. Learn these 11 simple rules that will help you manage your personal finances.

4 budget-busting rationalizations to be aware of

Being rational when spending money on the things you want can be tricky. Budgeting guidelines create awareness around these popular spending rationalizations.

6 steps to successfully managing your personal finances

Trying to successfully manage your personal finances may take finesse. Follow these 6 steps for tips on saving and budgeting.

How to recover from a blown budget

Personal budgeting allows you to make smart financial decisions. Read tips on how to recover from a blown budget.

Why your budget is a mirror of your values

Budget planning is a major step when creating a financially friendly lifestyle. Learn how to make a savings plan to mirror your values.

I'm cheap but I'm still fun and have friends!

Having a social life while saving money can be easy. Here's some tips on saving money while enjoying life's simple pleasures.

You're supposed to spend less than 30% of your income on housing. We asked 8 women to see if they do.

How much house can I afford? This common question is asked by many first time homebuyers and renters; luckily The 30% Rule can help.

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.

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.

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

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

3 things you should never have in your wallet (plus 3 things you should)

A professional's valuable opinion on the 3 things you should never have in your wallet—plus the 3 things you should. Here's how to cleanse and lighten your wallet.

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.

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.

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.

How to plan a debt-free vacation

No matter what kind of vacation you're planning, you can have a debt-free vacation with some careful planning.

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.

How to raise your credit card limit

Use this guide on when and how to ask for a higher credit limit. Learn how to raise your credit card limit and when not to.

16 signs you're underpaid—and what to do about it

Think you are underpaid? Here are 16 signs that you may be not getting your worth and tips on what you can do to change that.

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.

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.

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.

Up, up, and away! Saving for a vacation

Everyone needs a vacation. Start saving now to make it happen.

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.

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.

How to stay motivated when you're already debt-free

How to stay financially prepared and motivated even if you have an absence of debt in your personal financial life. Read here to learn how you can stay motivated.

Power of small amounts

See how a change as small as a 1 percent increase in your contribution to your workplace savings plan can make a big difference for the future.

Getting married

Saving for any goal

It doesn't matter what your goal is. The best way to save for it is automatically—and a little bit at a time.

Having a baby

Bringing a baby into the world means change all around. Learn about the financial ones here.

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.

Are you really ready to buy a house?

Owning a home allows you the ability to build equity. But before you take the leap, ask yourself these questions.
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