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How much should you spend on a car?

Getting your first “adult” car in your 20s can be exciting, which is why it’s so easy to get carried away. However, the purchase price shouldn’t exceed 35% of your monthly income.

How Little Can You Live On?

By cutting out most (or all) of your wants and sticking to a very tight budget, you could live off of less than $1,000 a month. Here’s three examples of how (and where) you have to live to do it.

How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

There’s really no “perfect” amount of money to spend on an engagement or wedding ring. Instead, align with your partner on expectations, either directly or indirectly (through their friends, Pinterest board or social media), focus on a ring with meaning rather than a particular price tag, and make sure you understand your budget and means before you go shopping.

Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. ‘Real’ Diamonds: Which Should You Buy?

Lab-grown diamonds are far less expensive than their mined antecedents, and they’re a great option for those who want a heart-stopping piece of jewelry without a heart-stopping price tag. But mined diamonds may still be attractive to traditionalists who prefer natural gemstones, and who have fewer financial concerns.