Something “Comes Up” Every Month, So You Might As Well Budget for It

Confession: Last month, I busted my budget by a couple of hundred bucks. It was a crazy month, though! My boyfriend and I took a trip for his birthday. Okay, yes, I also blew my budget the month before that, but my cat had medical problems. My point is: every month is a crazy month. You might as well budget for it. »10/08/15 7:30amYesterday 7:30am

What to Do When Your Friends Make Way More Money Than You Do (Or Vice Versa)

We like to think our friendships are strong enough to handle something as silly as financial differences. But the truth is, money can make things awkward, especially when one of you earns significantly less (or more) than the other. Here’s how to handle the most common issues that can arise. »10/07/15 4:00amWednesday 4:00am

How Much You'll Actually Pay for College, Based on Aid and Household Income

The sticker price of college is the tuition and fees most schools list in their brochures. But a more valuable number for students (and parents) paying for college is the net price—the cost after scholarships, grants, and financial aid are considered. NPR has a new tool that will give you the net price for attending… »10/01/15 9:30am10/01/15 9:30am