If you’re looking to buy a home, there are a number of different rules for deciding how much you can afford. The bottom line, though, is you should buy for what you can afford now, not in the future. »
Ladies and gentlemen, I come to you today with an important news bulletin: there are still human beings, walking among us, who pay for things with cash. »
The $20 trick is something of an urban legend, but many people use it regularly and say it works. If you’ve ever tried it, we want to know what happened.
Software developer Andy Adams wrote a great post on how to talk yourself into charging more for your freelance services, with rebuttals for three of the most common objections or fears we have about raising our rates.
When investing in a home improvement project, many people hope to get at least most of that money back when it’s time to sell the house. If you’re able to DIY the top projects with the highest return on investment, you’ll boost that ROI big time. »
A good reason to not marry me is that I am not exactly a financial genius. While I’ve always been good at making my own money rather than asking for it (except for when I asked the federal government for $50,000 to go to college with and they were like, “Yes, def,”), paying bills the moment my paycheck dumps into my… »
Facebook has been quietly rolling out a feature that allows you to send money to your friends via Messenger. By default, however, there’s no password or PIN protection at all for your payments. Here’s how to enable it. »
We all want to reach a point where we don’t have to work for a living. We’d like to relax and enjoy life without any financial stress. Of course, that won’t happen if you don’t save for retirement. But how can you save if you’re in debt? There are a few things to consider when you’re trying to balance saving for… »
Look at that smug little plane. Just look at it. “WE ARE TAKING ALL YOUR MONEY LOL FOREVER,” it trills, while lounging on the tarmac. »
If you’re looking to save money of plan a trip but want the flexibility to check lots of flights, dates, and destinations, you have tons of options. We asked you for the best last week, then rounded up the five best travel booking sites, and now we’re back to highlight your overall favorite pick when it comes to… »
Nearly everyone agrees that children need to learn the value of a dollar, but how many parents are willing to tell their children the exact dollar figure of their own income? Turns out, not that many—and the more affluent the parent, the less likely they are to disclose their income to their offspring. The reasons for… »
When you’re in debt or just trying to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, the thought of money can be stressful. Yes, it helps to come up with a financial plan. But if you start to feel down about your finances in the meantime, it might help to think about the ways in which your life is the same with or without… »
“Why not? It’s free.” These two sentences can spell doom for your garage, closet, and junk drawer. We all love free stuff. Even if it’s something we didn’t want before, we’re tempted to get it if it’s free. That doesn’t make it worth something, though. »
If you find investing “fun”, you’re probably taking bigger risks than you should. Adam Nash, CEO of Wealthfront, puts it well: “Good investing is usually quite boring.” »
Getting away for a little vacation shouldn’t have to be expensive. There are tons of great sites to help you plan your next trip, whether it’s for business or pleasure, and compare flights, hotels, and train or bus tickets, all without breaking the bank. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations. »