Budgeting

7 Things Every Bride Can Cut From Their Wedding Budget

It's no secret that weddings can be seriously expensive. And sometimes you just can't seem to find the loopholes for how to make your big day more …

Weddings

Easy Meal Prep Ideas We Use To Inspire Healthy Living : The Grocery Game Challenge 2017 #3 Oct 16-22

THE BEST MEAL PREP TIPS COME FROM THOSE ON A FOOD JOURNEY<p>The hardest task for any kitchen warrior is to make everyone in the house is happy when it …

Money

How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

One of the most common questions I see from those planning a thru-hike is “how much does it cost?” Unfortunately, costs vary widely from person to …

Money

How a Pakistani Food Blogger Living in Mexico Shops

Maryam maintains a seasonal capsule wardrobe of only 37 pieces (including shoes!).<p><i>Welcome to Racked’s</i> How Do You Shop? <i>series, in which we ask a variety of people some deeply personal questions about how they earn, save, and especially spend their money. If you know or are someone with an</i> …

Clothing

How To Budget Wisely And Save Money As A Freelancer

Freelancers have a unique financial situation. They do not have consistent incomes to count on every month. They can expect mountains, hills, and valleys in regard to income.<p>So, the question becomes, how to budget for those three events and how to save for the “valley” times and for long-term …

Entrepreneurship

1,500 Membership Reward Points Posted Fast for $100 Grocery Store AMEX Offer

Good morning everyone. A few weeks ago, American Express released an AMEX Offer where you could earn 1,500 Membership Reward Points after you spent …

Trader Joe's

5 Tricks to Save Big on Holiday Travel

It’s great to spend the holidays with family, but traveling can be so expensive. You may spend even more money traveling for fun during the holiday …

Frugal Living

A neuroscientist explains how to fix your bad habits and save more money

Budgeting apps and spreadsheets may help people get their finances in order, but neuroscientist Moran Cerf says there is a simpler way to save more money: Live life on one financial timeline.<p>Consider a typical American consumer. She gets paid twice a month, pays her bills once a month, goes grocery …

Science

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 …

Money

The 'one number strategy' is the simplest way to keep a budget — here's how to find your number

Budgeting is one of the foundations of maintaining a healthy financial life. After all, how can you tell you’re on track if you don’t know where your hard-earned paycheck is going?<p>That said, we fully understand how daunting it can feel to actually manage a budget.<p>Tracking your spending, setting …

Money

5 Ways Grocery Stores Trick You Into Spending More Money

It’s true that you can find some great deals at the grocery store, especially if you know how to coupon. With that said, the grocery store can also …

Frugal Living

How to Budget Your Life Without Spending a Dime

An easy-to-create Numbers spreadsheet can help you track your money without making you part with it.Taking care of yourself financially should be …

Money

3 careless ways you're losing cash -- and how to avoid them

Money

10 Most Effective Ways to Budget Your Money at Any Age

<b>Video by Money Talks News</b><p>When you’re putting together your budget and figuring out how to save money, you’ll need to accommodate for some of the …

Retirement

I'm a copywriter living in New York City — here's what I spend in a month

<i>Lauryn Paiva is a copywriter at LearnVest.</i><p>Let me preface this by saying I didn’t cut corners.<p>Throughout September, I meticulously tracked my every outgoing dollar.<p>Yes, it took a long time. And yes, it was totally worth it.<p>I thought it’d be a useful experiment because while I’m good at sticking to a …

Money

This Genius Budgeting System Makes You Spend Every Single Dollar You Earn

Here’s a simple question for you: Are you spending more than you earn each month?Let’s get even more specific: Are you spending <i>exactly</i> what you earn …

Money

An Honest Look at My Monthly Grocery Bill (& How I’m Changing the Way I Shop)

<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

5 Tricks to Stop Wasting Money

Does it seem like you never have money at the end of the week? Are you always waiting for the next paycheck to come? The problem isn’t the amount of …

Money

How a Sales Rep Making $140,000 a Year Shops

Meghan, 38, lives in Milwaukee and absolutely loves shopping for clothes.<p><i>Welcome to Racked’s</i> How Do You Shop? <i>series, in which we ask a variety of people some deeply personal questions about how they earn, save, and especially spend their money. If you know or are someone with an interesting</i> …

Clothing

Most Americans Set, Then Exceed, a Holiday Budget

Good intentions generally only matter when you actually follow through with action.<p>For example, joining a gym or signing up for a library card only count for anything if you actually work out or start reading more books. But that's not entirely true when it comes to finances. In many cases, even if …

Money

Here's What You Need to Know About the Free PearBudget Spreadsheet

Are you overwhelmed by your financial situation? Do you need a quick and easy way to set up a budget and maybe a little help sticking to it? …

Personal Finance

Small Ways You're Leaking Money & How To Stop

When it feels like you're already doing everything you can to save money, finding new ways to cut corners can feel like a huge struggle. The …

Money

Forget Budgeting: Here Is A Smarter, Easier Way To Control Your Spending

<i>Let’s face it: budgeting is a real pain. That’s why Andrew Sivertsen, a partner and senior financial planner in the Quad Cities office of The Planning Center, advocates another way to control your money. A much easier way. His prescription:</i><p>Just saying the word “budget” is enough to cause your gut …

Money

ROI-Based Planning: The Antidote To Zero-Based Budgeting

AdExchanger |“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s …

Marketing

I live in NYC and still save money—here’s the trick that helps me do it

Living in New York City is undoubtedly expensive. But it's not New York's fault when I stumble into H&M and walk away with three new sweaters.<p>It's …

H&M

A non-crazy person’s guide to financial independence

Financial independence is achieved the moment your investments start paying more than your expenses — and you get there by doing two things:• Cutting …

Retirement

10 Easy Ways To Cut Back On Weekly Expenses If You’re Serious About Saving Money

After a summer of vacations, Sunday Funday brunches and endless amounts of impromptu spending, we’re heading into fall with a bit less cash than we …

Women of Color

3 simple steps to saving more money right now

For many of us, saving money is something we’d rather put off until ... any other time but now.<p>In some cases, it can even feel like an act of self-denial. If we have the money to buy an iced latte on the way to work, why save it for some point in the future when we can make ourselves happy right …

Business

This Chart Will Help You Tell If You're Overspending on Groceries

Parents have mixed feelings about it.<p>When it comes to feeding your family, how much should you <i>really</i> be spending? Shannon Clark, the mom who runs the …

Lifestyle

Hate The 'B Word'? 7 Simple Steps To Create A Budget You Can Live With

Everyone hates the B word. It’s easy to see why; your budget restricts what you do and judges every little mistake you make. As much as we hate budgets, without them we have no method to save for our goals or any concept of what and where we spend. Although a budget is an important part of our …

Money