Knowing how to manage bill payments effectively and taking steps to minimize these necessary costs in your budget can go a long way in helping you maintain financial stability. People often make the mistake of just paying bills without really thinking about it, but is here with helpful news and advice on how to manage bills and bill payments within your budget.

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Want to Stop Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck? Move to Mississippi

January 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Can’t keep living paycheck-to-paycheck? You don’t have to if you move to any of the cheapest states in the U.S.

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How Unpaid Utility And Cell Phone Bills Can Ruin Your Credit

January 5, 2017 | Mary Reed

Watch out, this little bill can have big consequences.

Lift-Up program helps people get out of utility debt

Want Residents to Pay off Debt? Don’t Just Bill Them — Help Them

December 27, 2016 | Dori Zinn

National League of Cities gets those in debt to pay it back by giving them time, not money

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Ask The Expert: Do I Have To Pay For My Ex-Husband’s Decisions?

November 16, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader is worried that her ex sent her son to a pricey college without telling her.

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Employers Now Use Financial Background in the Hiring Process

July 25, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The impact credit scores now have on those seeking out employment

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Ask The Expert: Which Bill Do I Pay First?

June 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has only enough to pay the mortgage, car lease, or credit card. But not all three.

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7 Energy Saving Practices That Don’t Save Energy

February 11, 2016 |

You’re wasting time and not saving money.

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One-Quarter Of Americans Report Being Financially Stressed All The Time

April 23, 2015 | Jess Miller

Women and younger people freak out about finances more, but they don’t have to. Here’s why.

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Are You A “Retirement Role Model”?

April 6, 2015 | Jess Miller

When it comes to retirement, it’s not how much you know, but how much you save.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: I Can’t Pay My Bills. What Can I Do?

April 3, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader’s debts are ruining his life. He thinks it’s hopeless. Here’s why it’s not.

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ATM fees rise to all-time high

September 30, 2014 | Jess Miller

It’s getting expensive to withdraw your own money.

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Employers want a higher minimum wage

September 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

More managers are jumping onto the minimum wage train.

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The 5 easiest tech tricks for overcoming your fear of money

September 15, 2014 | Jess Miller

Think managing money is scary? Technology can give you courage — or at least peace of mind.

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Why I got my cell phone at Walmart

August 14, 2014 | Michael Ham

I wanted a cheap no-contract dumbphone. And this was the best one.

Do you and your spouse have thermostat fights?

3 cheap and simple ways to cool thermostat fights with your spouse

October 21, 2013 | Michael Koretzky

Lying to your spouse about changing the thermostat? Well you’re not alone. Instead of blaming the dog (no, really), we help you find ways to keep everyone happy with the temperature so you can finally cool down those constant fights over the high cost of heating and air conditioning.