Latest Saving & Budgeting Articles
Best CD rates of January 2023
January 26, 2023
Compare rates on the best certificates of deposit so you can grow your savings in a rising rate environment.
Best Online Banks of 2023
January 5, 2023
We reviewed the most popular direct banking options to find the best online checking and saving accounts for you.
How to Make Money on Your Money
October 7, 2022
If you’re holding more cash than you need, consider these interest-bearing account options recommended by this Certified Financial Planner.
What Is a Sinking Fund?
September 23, 2022
If you’re planning a major purchase or other financial goal, pouring—or sinking—cash into an online savings account can keep you on track and help you avoid borrowing.
How Much Does a Wedding Dress Cost?
September 13, 2022
The most expensive wedding dresses can cost as much as a nice car—but there are plenty of options that will make you feel beautiful on your big day while sticking within your budget.
How to Save on Back-to-School Supplies
September 6, 2022
From making a list and renting (instead of buying) to repurposing and deal-seeking, there are ways to stay on budget when acquiring back-to-school supplies.
How to Prepare Your Finances for Pet Adoption
August 16, 2022
Pets can be expensive, costing hundreds or thousands of dollars per year for routine expenses—and that's even before surprise emergencies. Here's how to prepare.
How Much Car Can You Afford?
August 10, 2022
Buying a car is usually a stressful event, but take some of the guesswork out of the process by knowing what you can afford to pay. Then, consider our tips to lower the total cost.
How I Consolidated My Credit Card Debt
August 8, 2022
Once the introductory offer ended and my credit cards started charging me high interest, I realized something needed to change.
How to Avoid Cash Flow Hiccups
August 4, 2022
If you’ve ever gone into credit card debt buying gifts for the holidays, or if you've ever broken your budget trying to pay for your pet’s vet checkups, a revolving savings account may be just what y
How Much Rent Can I Afford?
July 12, 2022
Rents are rising across America. Knowing how much you should budget for can keep you from being affected by the inflated prices.
What Is the 50/30/20 Rule?
December 9, 2021
Following this rule will help you manage your money by allocating every dollar toward needs, wants, debt payoff and savings.