How a Bit of Gratitude Helped Improve My Spending Habits

Money seems like it has everything to do with logic and little to do with feelings. But our emotions can have a pretty big impact on how we deal with our finances. Gratitude, for example, can affect spending (and even investing) in a big way. Here's a first-hand account of how it changed my own financial habits for… » 8/26/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

Use the Ladder Method to Make Investing Simpler

So you know it's time start investing, but you're not sure where to get started. There's your retirement, of course, but there are a few different retirement investing options. Plus, what if you want to simply invest outside of retirement? In his book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi breaks down five… » 8/26/14 7:00am Yesterday 7:00am

What's the Best Way to Finance My Home Improvement Projects?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have a few remodeling projects I want to get done soon, but I'm not sure how I'm going to pay for it all. Are the "zero percent interest" loans or credit card offers right for this? Or should I apply for a new home loan, like a home equity loan or line of credit? What's the difference between all of… » 8/21/14 10:00am 8/21/14 10:00am

Most Popular Rewards Credit Card: Chase Amazon Rewards Visa

A good rewards card will give you perks and benefits, and as long as you use it wisely, it can actually be a great tool to help you save money—not fall into debt. Last week we asked for your favorites, then looked at the five best rewards credit cards. Now we're back to highlight the community favorite. » 8/20/14 2:15pm 8/20/14 2:15pm