According to BLS statistics, roughly five cents of every dollar you earn goes to keeping you and your family entertained throughout the month. It may not be the biggest expense in your budget, but overspending on entertainment can easily throw your finances out of whack and cut cash flow you need for savings. Here’s what you need to do to maintain control.

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Streaming is Making the Music Industry More — and Costing You Less

April 24, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Last year, streaming made most of the music industry’s revenue. Here’s how it affects you.

singers and songs about debt

10 Songs About Debt That Aren’t by The Beatles, ABBA or Pink Floyd

April 3, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Because let’s face it — those aren’t relevant anymore

Chance the Rapper

What Chance The Rapper Could Do With Money from His Apple Music Deal

March 27, 2017 | Emily Bloch

How fast could a hip hop artist spend down half a million dollars? If it’s up to us… pretty quickly.

7 Things Taylor Swift Could Buy If She Went Crazy

March 20, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Her gym bag costs more than a MacBook, so we could see her spending this much…

netflix subscription

Netflix Is More Valuable Than Cable TV

March 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost half of cable subscribers feel it isn’t worth the money.

monthly subscription service

Before You Sign Up for That Cool New Monthly Subscription…

March 16, 2017 | Make Change

…consider the hell of trying to cancel it

How Many Squad Members Make Up One Taylor Swift?

March 13, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Our recipe breaks down the pop star’s long list of friends to see whose net worths compare


Joke’s On Us — Nickelback Sign Multimillion Dollar Contract

March 6, 2017 | Emily Bloch

The ultimate meme band is set to release its ninth studio album on BMG records.

Eric Church tickets

Country artist claps back at ticket scalpers

February 27, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Eric Church gets the final laugh at re-sellers by canceling their tickets and putting them back on sale.

netflix and chill

Netflix Shows Are So Good, Couples Are Cheating

February 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

The majority of couples around the world are watching ahead of each other.

Chance the Rapper wins Grammys

Chance The Rapper: The Cheapest Grammy Winner Ever

February 13, 2017 | Emily Bloch

He won multiple awards without a record contract — or even a CD. Here’s how he did it.

football and vacation time

If You Were a Real Falcons Fan, You’d Give This Up

February 7, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most Americans say they would trade these work benefits just to see their team claim the Super Bowl.

Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl

How Much Is Lady Gaga Getting Paid to Perform at the Super Bowl?

January 30, 2017 | Emily Bloch

The answer may surprise you…

5 Reasons to Skip Black Friday Shopping and Binge Watch the Gilmore Girls Revival

November 23, 2016 | Michelle Bryan

It saves you money and frankly you’ve got important things to do.

Gilmore Girls and money

The 22 biggest money moments on Gilmore Girls

November 16, 2016 | Dori Zinn

As Netflix prepares to release more Gilmore Girls, we take a look back at the sometimes hard-to-believe spending in the original show.

Investing in fantasy football?

The Most Expensive Cities to Catch a Football Game

September 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

How much does it cost you to see your NFL home team take the field? Not all football stadiums are created equal.

25 Music Festivals For Under $100

September 6, 2016 | Carissa Giard

Can’t shell out $400 for Coachella tickets? Check out our list of 25 festivals around America that you can attend for way less —just spend the rest on beer, food and merch. Project Pabst Where: Portland, OR When: August 26-28 How much: $90 Headliners: Duran Duran, Tame Impala, Ice Cube, Ween Where: Atlanta, GA When: […]

Dvorkin On Debt: Pokemon Go Should Be Pokemon Dough

July 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The latest craze in mobile gaming can teach as much as it entertains.

Pokémon Go “The Butterfree Effect”

July 14, 2016 |

Our office is going crazy for Pokemon Go too! We can’t believe all the stuff that’s happening in the news!

Pokemon GO: The latest gaming craze has arrived, but is it safe, and will you play it? Tell us!

July 14, 2016 | Stefanie Hochstadter

Nintendo stock jumped 25% in Tokyo on Monday due to the launch of the app last week, and the game is absolutely on fire. Does it have any appeal to you, and do you think it’s safe? Please share your opinion in the comments below.

Which Pretty Little Liar Matches Your Financial Personality?

June 23, 2016 | Michelle Bryan

Which Pretty Little Liar handles money like you do?

Dvorkin On Debt: Dee-1 Has Made Me A Huge Rap Fan

May 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Finally, a catchy song about student loan debt.

lottery myths

Ask The Expert: What’s So Bad About Playing Powerball?

January 13, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to shut up her boyfriend about her lottery habit. Howard sees a bigger problem.

Super Bowl Stats

Infographic: The Money of Super Bowl XLIX

January 29, 2015 | Jess Miller

Sure, you just watch it for the commercials. But the Super Bowl has some pretty fascinating money stats, too.

vacation of the future

5 Tips For Throwing A Holiday Office Party You Won’t Regret

December 8, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here’s how to spend just the right amount — and make sure no one does anything stupid.

Investing in fantasy football?

Ask The Expert: Is Fantasy Football A Better Investment Than Powerball?

December 3, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A husband and wife fight over how to spend their money to make money.

Every window could contain Disney World secrets!

Learn The 6 Best-Kept Disney World Secrets

November 6, 2014 | Jessica Williams

Free prizes for kids and a free kitchen for adults? Even Disney veterans don’t know about some of these hidden freebies.

A graphic look at celebrity debt

September 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

You know these names — but we bet you didn’t know about their debts.

Would you give up the last piece of dessert?

By the numbers: We’re all big fat liars

September 11, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Polls from this week with results that just don’t add up.

How to waste time at work.

How to waste time at work and not get caught

August 28, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Here are some ideas to cool off at work without getting in trouble — and how to make up for that lost productivity later.

Enter our Ninja Turtles contest!

The “Cowabunga!” Contest

August 12, 2014 | Emily Bloch

Find your dream Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toy and we just might buy it for you.

One company is refinancing student loans

This week’s Debt Report

August 1, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Will the term “student loan crisis” become a presidential campaign issue in 2016?

Whether you should drive a taxi, when you should haggle, and what you should download.

This week around the web

July 25, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Why your excuses for not starting a business suck, how to save at Disney, and who has the best food trucks.

On the hunt for good art for less

11 secrets to finding good art for less money

July 10, 2014 | Meghan Stewart

There’s a certain art to getting good art without taking on bad debt.

Futbol $50: Shout out your World Cup GOOOOOOAAALL!

June 24, 2014 | Stefanie Hochstadter

Win $50 for shouting one word on a YouTube video.

Today's Money Monday: Where to get alcohol at Disney World.

How to drink like an adult at Disney World

June 16, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

In EPCOT, you can eat gourmet, drink top-shelf, and not blow your budget.

This staycation infographic helps you stayaway in style

6 staycation ideas that don’t suck

June 12, 2014 | Meghan Stewart

Forget the hefty price tag for a garden-variety getaway, we help you staycation in style!

Fair weather fan? You bet.

In praise of fair-weather fans

June 9, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

They’re smarter and wealthier than you are.

The rising cost of hockey

By the numbers: The rising cost of everything

June 5, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

From headphones to hockey tickets to home healthcare, everything is suddenly costing more today than it did last year.

6 amazing things you didn’t know libraries offer

April 24, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A lot of them involve free stuff. Time to get a library card.

Sneaking snacks is one way to save at the movies.

5 ways to save at the movies

April 9, 2014 | Dylan Bouscher

Most of us are sneaking in food to save money at the theater, but here are a few other tips.

A Super Bowl trip ain't cheap.

What does a Super Bowl trip really cost?

January 30, 2014 | Dylan Bouscher

Super Bowl XLVIII tickets are the cheapest in 12 years, but flights, hotels, and MetLife Stadium parking spaces are more expensive than ever.

Is it time to buy a TV? Shop carefully.

Time to buy a TV? 5 things you must know

January 29, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

More people buy a TV around the Super Bowl than any other time of year. Here are the basics to get your money’s worth.

Saison was one of the best restaurants of 2013.

4 tasty lessons you can learn from America’s best restaurants

January 13, 2014 | Dylan Bouscher

Some of the best restaurants cook food in old bank vaults, others have no walls between the kitchen and customers. But how much will dinner cost?

Here's what you should know before taking your first cruise.

5 things I learned on my first cruise

December 23, 2013 | Monica Victor

Make the most of your voyage by learning from my experience, and find out the cool things happening in 2014.

Hotel booking is more fun if you're headed somewhere unique.

Stay in style — hotel booking that doesn’t break the bank

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?

Art festivals are the best place to up your home decor.

Scoring outstanding original art on the cheap through art festivals

October 30, 2013 | Meghan Stewart

If you’re looking for a way to avoid a cookie-cutter decorating style without breaking the bank paying for original artwork, then art festivals are the way to go. We look at the Top 50 Art Fairs list and offer our top tips on how to shop effectively at art fairs without breaking the bank.

The famous transport of Scooby Doo and the gang.

5 money lessons from Scooby Doo

September 13, 2013 | Michael Koretzky

Scooby Doo turns 44 today! Think everyone’s favorite cartoon dog is just for those darn kids? Think again. We mark the Scooby’s big day with the five financial lessons you can take away from America’s favorite Great Dane. See what you can learn before you get back to meddling with your money.