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The Last Budget You’ll Ever Need

I have a love/hate relationship with budgets. But mostly, I hate them. It’s not because I don’t like pie charts and spreadsheets. (I do.) I don’t like budgets because I hate telling you to write them when I know myself how boring, pointless, and di … [Read more...]

Best Budgeting Tools: Our Favorite Apps and Websites

We live in a world where technology makes it possible for you to get a little help with your finances from web apps. Budgeting tools -- apps and Websites -- can help you keep track of where your money is right now, as well as help you recognize … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Building a Work Wardrobe on a Budget

“I’m sorry, do you have some prior commitment? Some hideous skirt convention you have to go to?” Fortunately, this is a line from “The Devil Wears Prada,” makes me laugh and is not from my real life. The newsroom I’ve been working in is (fortunatel … [Read more...]

Budgeting for Home Expenses: Expect the Unexpected

Americans are buying houses again. Home prices throughout the United States are expected to increase an average of 13 percent in 2013 and 2014, according to National Association of Realtors’ Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. If you’re about to pur … [Read more...]

Toshl Review: A Beautifully Simple Manual Budgeting App

A reader recently let me know about Toshl, a budgeting app available online and for iPhone and Android (thanks, Rachel!) In a sentence, Toshl is a manual budgeting and spend-tracking app with a beautiful design and intuitive user experience. As far … [Read more...]

After Tax Day, What Next? Assess Your Overall Financial Health

Now that April 15 has come and gone you might feel like kicking back, regardless of whether you got socked on your taxes (like I did) or made a nice little refund (as I hope you did). But as I like to stress in these columns, the act of financial … [Read more...]

Making a Budget for Life After College

Even though I’m in denial about it right now, I will in fact be graduating from college in just a few months. With that fact comes a lot of worry — mentally, I don’t think I’m prepared to move on yet. But, as my mom says, the best antidote for a … [Read more...]

♥ & $: The Spending Diet: My Month of More Mindful Spending

December’s credit card bill came in the other day and it was all I could do not to gag. How did all my good intentions and careful planning go so horribly wrong? Yes, we had many unexpected medical expenses (don’t worry, everyone is ok). And yes, two … [Read more...]

Variable Income: How to Manage Money When you Don’t Earn a Steady Paycheck

We all like to wake up in the morning knowing there’s enough money for breakfast and this month's electric bill -- not to mention those whopping student loans. For meeting these everyday financial obligations, nothing beats a regular paycheck. But … [Read more...]

More Mint Alternatives: HelloWallet and PowerWallet

Although I’m just starting out in managing my own money, I’ve already figured out one aspect of my financial personality: I like my finances to be as simple as possible. I can’t stand having bank accounts at different banks, and I worry splitting u … [Read more...]