Budgeting

Saving Money on Hiking Gear and Supplies

There’s nothing quite like going out for a hike to melt away your stress while getting in some solid exercise. That being said, hiking can be quite …

Camping

How to Create a Budget in College

Five steps for setting up a budget when you get to college, and sticking to it.<p>College life is the ultimate financial tease. Released from the protective shadow of your parents or guardians, you’re free control your own social calendar, to plan your courses around your preferred sleep schedule, and …

Money

Is $240 A Month Too Much For Coffee? Budgeting Is Hard. But…

If You Sell Or Marketing Something, It Becomes Your Gain<p>Does $240 a month for coffee sound crazy to you? That’s how much we’ve spent in the last …

Money

Top tips on how to save money as a university student and stretch that loan further

Going to university and moving away from home is expensive.<p>While the student maintenance loan may seem like a big cash injection in September, it can …

College & University

5 Grocery Store Items That Are Worth the Splurge

Confession: I get a rush of adrenaline from finding good grocery store deals. Recently, I stocked up on chips, kettle corn, and other snacks that …

Grocery Stores

How to start saving money even if you’re not making any

Your girlfriends are the best source of wisdom on any number of topics. What show to binge-watch next? Ask that pal who’s seen everything on Netflix. …

Lifestyle

How to Manage Personal Finances With Software | Investopedia

How do you balance your checkbook? How do you keep track of account balances? When it's tax time or when you apply for a mortgage, how do you sift …

Personal Finance

9 things you never have to worry about running out of again

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Every time I take a 30-minute detour out of my walk home to pick up dish soap and toothpaste, I begrudge the waste of time.<p>I know that …

Shopping

Can you afford to live alone? Here's how much it really costs to move out

Can you afford to live alone? Read here to better understand the financial implications of living alone, and how it can impact your personal finances.<p>…

Housing

Is Financial Independence Possible for Everyone?

I like to talk about financial independence on The Simple Dollar quite regularly. It is the big financial goal on my horizon, a state in which the …

Money

8 Expenses That Account for 87% of the Average Household Budget -- The Motley Fool

Apparently, here's where all of our money goes.<p>Americans don't tend to mind their own business and keep to themselves. Given the amount of time we …

Retirement

7 Cleaning Hacks to Help You Clean on a Budget | Times Square Chronicles

7 Cleaning Hacks to Help You Clean on a Budget<p>Having a clean home doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are a lot of things that you can …

Hacking

I Only Grocery Shop Once a Month for My Family of 4

I love grocery shopping. When it comes to self-care or me-time, I’d take wandering around a grocery store over a bubble bath any day. For years, I …

Lifestyle

Fact check of Democratic ad on Hawley spending | Miami Herald

Missouri Democrats recently launched digital ads against Republican Josh Hawley, accusing the potential U.S. Senate candidate of trying to expand his …

Business

How to stop spending so much money on groceries, once and for all

If you're like many Americans, a large chunk of your budget is spent on food — maybe 10% or more. Percentagewise, we spend less on food than we did in the '60s, but 10% is not an insignificant portion of your income.That's why so many money-saving articles focus on groceries as a great place to cut …

Frugal Living

Money conversations to have with your first-year college kid

You may have a thrifty child by nature, but college brings a host of new expenses beyond tuition that need to be discussed openly and often. First-year students are about to encounter a whole new level of responsibility, financial and otherwise, that will throw even the savviest for a loop. They …

Lifestyle

A College Student’s Guide to Grocery Shopping on a Budget

For college students, upgrading from that tiny dorm room to a spacious apartment is like hitting the jackpot. One of the best parts of having an …

Money

How to Create a Budget You Can Actually Stick With | Investopedia

Do you feel like your finances are out of control? Are you charging too much on credit cards each month? Do you feel like you are always strapped for …

Money

10 Savings Tips for Your Household Expenses | Investopedia

Becoming a millionaire may not be your ultimate goal. But everyone wants to enjoy financial freedom and learning where we can easily save money will …

Personal Finance

Skeptics ignore frightening climate change report

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San Francisco Bay Area

After years of struggling to build wealth, I realized the key to having more money was just a new way of approaching it

<b>• Zero-sum budgeting is the practice of paying yourself — savings, investments, and debts — first, before any other expense.</b><p><b>• This plan leaves only a little disposable income, requiring a reconfiguring of other expenditures.</b><p><b>• But, over time it helps pay down debt — and since savings are</b> …

Money

10 People Get Real About What They Actually Spend on Food

<i>Welcome to a column from The Financial Diet, one of our very favorite sites, dedicated to money and everything it touches. One of the best ways to</i> …

Food

Buying a new car? How the 20/4/10 rule can help you save

Imagine you’re in the market for a new vehicle. Where do you begin your car-buying process? Do you already have a dream make and model in mind? …

Money

Nigeria: 2018 Budget to Be Submitted to National Assembly October - Official

(Photo: The Guardian)The Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, on Monday said the 2018 Executive Budget proposal would be …

This Is The Best IOS App For Simple Expense Tracking

Image credit. Carl Franzen/Lifehacker iOS. I have never been great at managing my money. But now that I'm about to become a dad, I've suddenly found …

iOS Apps

Starting up your own restaurant within a budget

Any good eatery has to maintain food quality, customer relations, the ambiance and its staff. It’s not an easy job to be par with everything at once. …

Restaurants

5 Simple Personal Finance Tools You Need For Budgeting

IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT TRYING TO FIX SOMETHING THAT IS BROKEN. For many people money management tools can be overwhelming especially when computer …

Money

Level Money, my beloved budgeting app, is shutting down

Real talk, Level Money is the only budgeting app that has ever stuck with me. So I’m bummed to report that Level Money is shutting down on September 1.<p>Capital One snapped up Level Money in early 2015 for an undisclosed amount. Prior to the acquisition, Level had raised $5 million and had 700,000 …

Capital One

Confessions From the Sorta-Budgeting Life

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash.My partner and I are the quintessential DINKS: dual income, no kids. We certainly aren’t busy in the way that …

Money

Your Budget Is No Place for Wishful Thinking

Budgets are often presented as being some kind of magical tool that people can use that will transform their day-to-day life from an ongoing …

Money