By Phil Villarreal October 31, 2014
Hey, we can’t all be chefs. When cooking isn’t on the menu you still have to eat somewhere. Fast food meals that will keep your stomach and your wallet full after lunch, dinner, and maybe even breakfast.
By Patty Lamberti October 30, 2014
Ahh, Target! How do you walk in the door for deodorant and cat food and leave $150 later? Impulse purchases rarely fit into your overall financial plan. Say “no thanks” to impulse displays and put your money to better use.
By Lou Carlozo October 29, 2014
Gabrielle Stokes is rocking this money thing, but that wasn’t always the case. She shares the revelations that led her to get smart about money and the specific financial tactics she’s using to grow her net worth and be debt free by next year.
By Lou Carlozo
You know you need to improve your credit score, but you’re finding a lot of conflicting advice. What I learned from dozens of different experts about how to improve your credit score in a few easy-to-follow steps.
More than ever, 20-somethings need to start saving early for retirement. Get guidelines on how much you should have in your 401(k) or IRA by age 30.
LOYAL3 is a different kind of stock broker that takes the intimidation out of investing. Investors can buy fractional shares of popular stocks for as little as $10 with no fees or commissions.
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By Lou Carlozo October 27, 2014
“No one buys an annuity… they are sold annuities,” says author Stan Haithcock. This complicated financial product is often overhyped, but a new tax law may make certain kinds of annuities attractive to young investors as part of an overall retirement strategy.
By Charlotte Edwards October 24, 2014
You don’t have to choose between world travel and paying off your student loan debt. How working abroad was the best thing that ever happened to my money.
By David Weliver October 23, 2014
Finding investments that align with your social values isn’t always easy; socially responsible mutual funds have high expenses and minimum investments. Motif is an alternative broker that lets you create baskets of stocks for a single trade commission.
By Phil Villarreal October 23, 2014
Do you really need dental insurance? Maybe not. If you have healthy teeth, you might also have a healthier budget by declining dental coverage.
By Patty Lamberti October 21, 2014
Cable is on the chopping block of every frugal budgeter out there. But for a lot of us, the enjoyment we get from cable is worth the cost. However, that doesn’t mean we should pay more than necessary. Your cable bill is often up for negotiation…you just need to know what to say.
By David Weliver October 20, 2014
Successful people know when to delegate. Hiring housecleaners and landscapers may not make sense in your 20s, but there are other ways outsourcing your life can help you produce more, earn more, and reclaim your free time.
By Lou Carlozo October 17, 2014
Pet insurance pays veterinary bills (after a deductible) for unexpected illnesses or accidents. If you’re on a budget, having pet insurance offers peace of mind that you won’t one day be faced with the decision to pay thousands to save your pet’s life.
By Patty Lamberti October 16, 2014
Getting divorced is hard on your finances, but if you haven’t been married long and the split is (relatively) amiable, you don’t have to spend thousands at an attorney’s office to get a legal divorce. Here, how to get divorced cheap.
By Phil Villarreal October 15, 2014
You don’t have to be that much older to realize you were recently young and foolish, especially when it comes to money.
By Patty Lamberti October 14, 2014
Subscription food companies will deliver boxes of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and restaurant-quality recipes to your doorstep. Are they worth the money?
By Phil Villarreal October 9, 2014
You know what’s scary? Spending money on a Halloween costume. Make the most of what’s in your closet with these cheap halloween costume ideas.
By David Weliver October 9, 2014
The smartest way to repay student loans depends on your income and expenses both now and in the future. In some cases you’ll want to defer or reduce payments to increase cash flow while money is tight. Here, we look at all the options for paying off student loans — from deferment to consolidation, and more.