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Forget budgeting: Here is a smarter, easier way to control your spending

Are you trying to spend less money? Learn how you can spend less money without having to create a strict budget for your personal finances.<p>Just …

Personal Finance

I'm a financial planner, and I follow 2 money rules to keep my marriage healthy

Experts say the two things that most couples argue about the most are sex and money. While I can't help you much with the former, I can share a few tips that might help with the latter.<p>My husband and I are both on our second marriage, and we had our fair share of disagreements over money when we …

Personal Finance

I Sucked at Cleaning My House — Until I Discovered This Free Hack

An unfortunate truth that I've come to accept about myself is that I am, at my core, the <i>worst</i> at doing chores. Ya know how in rom-coms, when the protagonist is stressed or heartbroken, she typically works through it by putting on some rubber gloves and scrubbing her house from top to bottom? I've …

Cleaning

7 self-made millionaires and the books that changed their finances

Millionaires come from all walks of life, but research shows they share some key habits that helped them climb (and stay) at the top of their …

Personal Finance

The Pros and Cons of Having Separate Bank Accounts

Separate bank accounts are becoming more common among married couples. They have their pros, yes. But they also come at a big cost: true financial …

This Cornbread Recipe For One Person Is The Cutest Comfort Food You’ll Ever Make

From chili to barbecue, some foods just aren't complete without a side of homemade cornbread. However, as someone who lives alone, it doesn't always …

23 Ways To Be A Little Bit Smarter About Your Money

"Think about what you want to buy in terms of the hours it took you to earn that money."

The Definitive Guide on How to Manage Your Money

Take control of your money before it takes control of you.<p>Nobody teaches you how to manage your money in school. And once you get your first job and …

What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which …

Meditation

This Is Exactly How TMJ Affects the Shape of Your Jaw

Over the last few months, every time I'd lie down on an esthetician's table, they'd bring up TMJ. More specifically, that I had it and needed to …

27 Things You're Probably Wasting Money On

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 29<p>It all adds up<p>Americans work more hours, take less vacation, and retire later than anyone else in the industrialized …

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

Self-improvement

How To Clean Your Overwhelmed Gmail Inbox (By Hand)

Image: iStock<p>There comes a time when enough is, quite simply, enough. I had been putting off the task of organising my sprawling Gmail inbox for …

Productivity

7 'micro-habits' that will make you better with money

Daily habits lay the foundation for short-and-long-term success with our health, wealth, and happiness, so it's critical to carefully examine our repetitive behaviors and thought patterns. They're either moving you closer to your goals or further away from them.<p>I'll admit that breaking old habits …

Personal Finance

This century-old Japanese budgeting system can help you save a ton of money — and it's refreshingly simple

• <b>A budget can help you manage your finances and increase your savings. But it's not always easy to maintain.</b>• <b><br>"Kakeibo: The Japanese Art of Saving</b> …

Budgeting

I gave up my credit card for a month — and learned a lot about my spending habits

Without her plastic in hand, one woman was forced to face the cold, hard reality of her spending habits.<p>The way some people can’t resist trying the latest workout craze, trendy fashions or exotic superfoods, I can’t find enough ways to challenge myself to be better at budgeting and trying new …

Achieve Financial Freedom With a Debt Snowball

The debt snowball, made popular by Dave Ramsey, is a method that allows you to reduce debt by tackling the small balances first. Getting out of debt …

I Spend $25 A Week On Groceries And You Can Too

College is being on your 2nd cup of coffee, knowing that it would be your 6th if you could afford it.<p>February 16, 2018<p>You can’t eat healthy on a …

The Five Pillars of Personal Finance

Most of the personal finance advice you find out there, such as investing strategies and frugality tactics, rests on the back of a number of …

How to Start Managing Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned Growing Up

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning …

How to give your child the best financial start in life - the fun and easy way

Welcome to the second of our four-part Savvy Savers series to help parents give their children the very best financial start in life.<p>We’ve teamed up …

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

I’m a Financial Advisor Who Works With Wealthy Families — Here Are 8 Things I Make Sure Every Teen Knows About Money

Getting an early start is critical to building wealth.<p>For most teens, financial planning is a topic far from top of mind.<p>School, sports, and social …

Grateful for Dirty Laundry

Rarely is someone happy about doing the dishes, having to work late or doing the laundry, but we can take a moment to consider the blessing in these …

5 Things You Can Learn About Investing from Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Skin in the Game

If you can master the third, you're light-years ahead of most.<p>Nassim Nicholas Taleb is one of the pre-eminent thought leaders in the world. He often …

Our 5 Best Budget Grocery Shopping Tips of All Time

It's easy to consider your grocery budget non-negotiable. (After all, you have to eat, don't you?) The reality, though, is that most of us don't have …

Stacy London On Her Year Of Going Broke

The day I celebrated my first anniversary of life after spine surgery — December 13 — I found out I was going broke. Well, not <i>broke</i> broke, but …

Mind

Chase Canada getting rid of Amazon.ca, Marriott Visa cards: What you need to know

If you have a Canadian Chase credit card you may want to start looking for a new rewards program.<p>Last week, Chase Canada announced it’s getting rid …

Pattie Lovett-Reid: How to avoid letting money ruin your relationship

Pattie Lovett-Reid<p>Chief Financial Commentator, CTV<p>Follow|Archive<p>Talking to your partner about your financial matters can be difficult – especially …