Many people stress about money — so they ignore how they spend it, making the problem even worse. If you want to take control of your financial life, build your savings, or start on a retirement plan before it’s too late, a solid budget is where you start. Here’s how to look at your spending habits and start managing your expenses wisely, so you can achieve all your financial goals and set new ones without the guilt and despair.
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January 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn
What if you don’t have enough cash even for a tragedy, disaster, or other emergency? Most of us aren’t ready for one.
December 29, 2016 | Debt.com
No-stress, no-sacrifice saving? It’s not too good to be true. It’s too true to miss out on.
November 29, 2016 | Debt.com
Knowing how you think about money can help you save more of it.
November 24, 2016 | Debt.com
For those who answer yes, there’s good advice and even outside help.
October 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn
They’re spending less to save more
September 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn
But saving does, and most of us prefer it that way
August 30, 2016 | Money Talks News
Many people shop backwards for a vehicle — and that’s costly. Here’s how to get the best deal.
August 1, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why it’s cheaper to take a year-long vacation than it is to live in California
July 21, 2016 | Dori Zinn
If there’s one thing that’s not bigger in Texas, it’s the cost of living. But that doesn’t stop Texans from overspending. They have some of the worst money managers in the country.
June 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most Americans predict they’ll run out of money before they die
June 28, 2016 | Money Talks News
Budgets are about deprivation and discipline. No wonder they’re hard to stick to.
June 27, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The seventh Debt.com scholarship winner has a superior brain but a suffering mouth.
June 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader has only enough to pay the mortgage, car lease, or credit card. But not all three.
June 21, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
How the fear of missing out effects this generation
June 20, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why many are struggling to buy and sell homes
June 6, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why most Americans don’t feel secure for retirement
May 30, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
3 financial lessons we can learn from the artist known as Prince
May 17, 2016 | Money Talks News
How to declutter your financial life, your home and your social life and breathe easier.
May 3, 2016 | Money Talks News
A lot of people in all income brackets are ill prepared to deal with financial shocks.
January 28, 2016 | Debt.com
It depends on your answers to these 3 questions.
December 30, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader says her son is taking the wrong advice from the Internet.
November 5, 2015 | Debt.com
If you start now, you can save hundreds.
September 22, 2015 | Debt.com
Why save five days a week only to blow it all in two? Here’s how to save all week long.
September 3, 2015 | Debt.com
This is the worst kind of inflation. Here’s how to lower it.
August 11, 2015 | John Rampton
Sure, there’s accounting software. But sometimes, you need a human being to help you.
July 28, 2015 | Debt.com
Here’s how you can make it work for you, instead of struggle against it.
May 20, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is overwhelmed by all the information out there, so Howard talks to her directly in a video.
May 19, 2015 | Jess Miller
The federal government is encouraging people to save for retirement. Here’s how to know if the plan is right for you.
May 11, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
In 2030, relaxing will be a lot different than it is today.
May 8, 2015 | Steve Rhode
A reader wants to know, so they can stop fighting.
May 6, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A 55-year-old reader has a wonderful problem: How to spend her money the right way.
April 23, 2015 | Jess Miller
Women and younger people freak out about finances more, but they don’t have to. Here’s why.
April 7, 2015 | Michael Koretzky
Becoming a millionaire will no longer make you wealthy.
March 30, 2015 | Jess Miller
Don’t let one of these silly excuses prevent you from retiring comfortably.
March 5, 2015 | Jess Miller
Even though they’re struggling to make ends meet, millennials have better saving habits than their parents.
December 18, 2014 | Heather Larson
Getting a credit card at a young age taught Marc several life lessons — the hard way.
December 3, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A husband and wife fight over how to spend their money to make money.
December 1, 2014 | Tahnya Kristina
I’m a financial planner, yet I couldn’t control my own finances and ended up in thousands of dollars of debt.
November 6, 2014 | Jess Miller
Making these stupid money mistakes can spell financial ruin for you and your family.
November 3, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
They may have money, but they still have stress and guilt. Here’s what you can learn from them.
October 2, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
A new PBS documentary about the psychology of spending translates neuroeconomics into plain English
August 1, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Advice for healthy Christians, frugal drinkers, and everyone bored with budgeting.
June 4, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
New research shows we may have the wrong priorities when it comes to stress. But is that really a bad thing?
April 18, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Most Americans have little to nothing saved for retirement, so President Obama is busting out the training wheels.
March 25, 2014 | Lulu Ramadan
Millennials aren’t buying health insurance with Obamacare. Miss the March 31 deadline or not, it may cost you.
January 9, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
We love naming our years, and 2013 seems to have been The Year of Working Hard on Happiness. So the Debt.com staff gives its advice for making 2014 the year you can actually BE happy.
November 27, 2013 | Brian Bienkowski
More and more men are becoming part-time workers and taking the lion’s share of the household duties, such as grocery shopping and watching the kids, while their wives are busy bringing home the bacon. But that doesn’t mean dad is in charge of the household finances.
November 6, 2013 | Meghan Stewart
There’s an art to making your vacation budget stretch as far as possible — especially when it comes to booking the best hotel possible. So can you get a unique boutique hotel experience for the same amount you’d spend on a room through a corporate chain?
November 1, 2013 | Meghan Stewart
A new study finds drab home décor may be bringing Americans down, but most of us are still wary of updating due to high cost. We look at five simple steps you can take to make easy updates to your home décor without breaking the bank or taking on excess credit card debt.
October 29, 2013 | Brian Bienkowski
Specialty foods are becoming more popular for all generations, and even for people on a budget. From chocolates, to cheeses, from buying at farm markets to ordering wonderful foods on your smart phone — find out how to create a memorable meal at home and join in on the culinary fun.