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16 Clever Ways to Save Money We've Never Thought of Before

There are simple ways to save money: Things like bringing a homemade lunch to work instead of buying it every day, brewing your own coffee at home, …

Budgeting

21 One-Pot Pastas for Those Nights You *Can't Even* With Cooking

There’s really never a bad time for pasta. Need a simple weeknight dinner? Toss together some noodles in garlic and oil. Cooking for a special …

Cooking

This Handy Chart Will Tell You If You’re Spending Too Much Money on Groceries

Most families can relate to the stress of shelling out for groceries when you’re stretched thin for cash, especially if you’re buying food to feed a …

Budgeting

Couple making $200,000 a year say they are just scraping by

An annual household income of $200,000 is nearly four times as much as the median annual income in the United States. But although bringing in that …

Retirement

Top 10 Free Graphic Design Software and Online Tools for Beginners

Graphic Design Software are infamous for being pricey and if you are just beginning your career as a Graphic Designer or are looking for casual …

Graphics

Why an Emergency Fund Should Be a Top Financial Priority

Why should you prioritize an emergency fund? Find out why saving for an emergency fund needs to be one of your top financial goals.<p>If you're like …

Personal Finance

5 Lies About Debt You Believe

Debt is one of the most stressful things when it comes to finances. What’s worse is that we’re led to believe a number of things about debt that …

Frugal Living

38 Mind-Blowing Money Saving Tricks For Students

As a student, saving money would seem like moving mountains. If you want to attain financial success, then you need to keep a track on your expenses …

Frugal Living

7 essential tips to avoid the 'lifestyle creep' that keeps you from building wealth

Like many people, I spent my college years being extremely frugal.<p>I did all kinds of things in college to save money. I ate absurd amounts of ramen noodles, as it was an extremely cheap form of calories. I lived in a tiny apartment with as many as seven other people to get rent well below the $100 …

Budgeting

Why it seems like everyone else can afford the things you can't

Your neighbor pulls up in a sweet new ride. Your co-worker announces she's taking yet another trip abroad. Your best friend upgrades to a bigger house in a better area of town.<p>You're pretty sure these people don't make a lot more than you do.<p>So how are they able to spend that kind of money?<p>Maybe …

Personal Finance

How to save money on food when you live alone

Frugal Living

How I cut my $80-a-week grocery budget in half without eating less

<b>• Kenny Gould followed one of the USDA's food plans for a month. It cut his normal grocery budget almost in half — from $80 to $42.</b><p><b>• He shopped at a different store each week: his local chain, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and a food co-op.</b> <b></b><p><b>• He was able to buy plenty of healthy food and still save</b> …

Trader Joe's

Money-Saving Habits of Seriously Frugal People

If frugality is a continuum, some people fall very far on one end (let's call it the "saving used aluminum foil in a drawer" end). They'll go to …

This is the best, most underrated way to make your money feel worth more, according to science

Spending money outsourcing chores you could easily do yourself can feel like a lazy indulgence, but a new study from researchers at University of …

Harvard Business School

How to set up a budget you'll actually keep in just 4 weeks

There are few of us out there who would attempt to build a house without following a blueprint.<p>And for good reason: One poorly placed beam, and your home could come crashing down.<p>Yet when it comes to our finances, so many of us choose to forgo that all-important money blueprint: a budget.<p>A 2013 …

Personal Finance

Stop wasting money: How to cut back on “convenience vices” — but still have fun

You know perfectly well that eating out and hitting Starbucks more than a few days a week can wreak havoc with your budget. And while anyone can tell …

Eating Out

How to Make Budgeting Fun

It’s possible, trust us.<p>*This post was written by Pamela Capalad, and originally appeared on [Girlboss.com.](http://www.girlboss.com?utm_source=teenvogue.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=syndication)* Before you write this article off as just another bitter pill to swallow (because let’s be …

Money

10 secrets to help you save money on everything you buy — all the time

Sometimes saving money feels like playing a game of whack-a-mole at a carnival. You save $6.50 by bringing lunch to work on Tuesday, then blow $7 on …

Money

5 secrets of people who spend way less than they earn

If you want to get rich, or at least enjoy some financial security, you have a few options. One: Win the lottery (a bad bet). Two: Inherit a lot of …

Money

Personal finance expert: Do these 6 things to save an extra $700 per month

Compare two people trying to get an edge in life after starting with debt.<p>John focuses on small wins: removing little costs wherever possible. He …

Money

Cheap is delicious: How to spend just $5 a day on food, save money and enjoy what you eat

If you think limiting yourself to only $5 a day on food means a steady diet of ramen and Taco Bell, think again. Using technology and a little …

Eating

My partner makes twice as much money as I do. What’s the best way to split the rent?

<b>Dear Emily,</b><p><b>I’m a 30-year-old man, and I’m getting ready to move in with my boyfriend. Right now we both have separate bank accounts, and we’re trying to figure out the best way to share expenses.</b><p><b>His income is a lot higher than mine (almost twice as much). The fairest thing to do would probably be</b> …

Budgeting

25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that you’ve established.<p>At the …

Money

Stop being cheap and miserable — here’s how to save money by spending - MarketWatch

All the experts seem to say the same thing: “If you want to save money, stop spending it.”<p>Stop buying lunch. Don’t buy a coffee in the morning. …

Coffee

Why your clutter is costing you a bundle - MarketWatch

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Clutter is costly. Just ask Jessica Doyle of Fullerton, Calif. After her divorce in 2010, …

Hacking

5 personal money numbers everyone should know to check their financial health

You might know your weight and your (pre-tax) income. But how much do you really know about your full financial situation? Your salary and monthly …

Personal Finance

These 3 stupid-simple moves will help you get richer this month

Your money isn't going to manage itself, no matter how much you wish it could. So it's important to take an active role in growing it to so you can …

Personal Finance

The Secret to Saving Money on New Appliances

Shopping for a new appliance can easily feel like an overwhelming whirlwind of features and rebate offers and extended warranties, bringing up …

Shopping

11 Lifestyle Changes You Need to Adopt If You Want to Be Rich

Cut unnecessary expenses, save aggressively and visualize how you'll get there. But don't forget to invest in yourself and in relationships with other successful people.<p>There’s a simple formula to follow if you want to become rich and successful: Earn more, spend less and save as much as you can. …

Self-improvement