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.
August 2, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
She put every extra penny toward her student loans and carefully tracked her spending.
July 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn
More than half of parents shop with a back-to-school budget and expect a rise in expenses this year. But parents are working the extra expenses into their budget.
July 26, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
After the holiday season, back-to-school shopping is the second largest spending event of the year. Nearly half of Americans will shop online, according to the National Retail Federation. In total, they’ll spend an estimated $83.6 billion — a more than 10 percent jump over last year, and a five-year high — to get grade school […]
July 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Kindergarten through college will cost consumers nearly $73 billion this back-to-school season, with college being roughly two-thirds of that.
July 18, 2017 | Gregory Cox
Think it means being rich? Think again.
June 5, 2017 | Emily Bloch
It’s like a really sad version of ‘The Price is Right,’ because the only prize is knowing how people budget
May 19, 2017 | Money Talks News
How quickly could you come up with $400? Many of us would need to borrow it.
May 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The economic recovery is literally one step forward, one step back.
May 12, 2017 | Money Talks News
We tried out one of these services. Results? Meh.
March 23, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
He campaigned on not cutting entitlements, but conservatives think he has to.
February 10, 2017 | Money Talks News
Want to speed up your debt-reduction efforts? Here’s how to do so without a crash diet.
February 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most Americans can’t afford an unexpected expense and low credit scores have a lot to do with it.
January 27, 2017 | Joe Pye
More than any other generation, they want to track their spending better in 2017
January 27, 2017 | Money Talks News
It may sound like as much fun as having your teeth drilled, but budgeting really isn’t that bad.
January 25, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
Here’s how she obsessively tracks every penny — by hand.
January 23, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
You need to create a budget — although believe it or not, that’s a controversial statement.
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.