Your Money

Pointers from the pros on smart retirement planning, loans, college savings, real estate and investments.

budgeting
Jul 23rd, 2014

How to Manage Your Budget with Inconsistent Paychecks

Ed note: Working for yourself might sound like the new American dream. Set your own hours. Be your own boss. But it isn’t all sunshine and roses. Our contributor Miel, from DINKS Finance, dives into one of the tougher areas of self-employment. Leer en español. A 9-to-5 job provides stability in the form of a […]

budget
Jul 21st, 2014

Build the Best Summer Bucket List – On the Cheap!

Ed note: Are your summertime activities getting stale? With minimal work – and money – you can add a few new destinations, games and more to your repertoire! As you’re looking at your calendars in the middle of this summer, you may want to start planning for some fun ways to make the most of […]

advice
Jul 14th, 2014

Summer Reading: Five Personal Finance Books You Must Read in Your 20s

Ed note: Relaxing on the beach with a good book – now doesn’t that sound nice? It would be even better if that book could benefit your finances all year round. Luckily, Ben Edwards has some great suggestions for light summer reading that will also provide you clear benefits. If you do nothing else this […]

car
Jul 11th, 2014

Quick, Easy and Affordable Summer Car Care

Ed note: Some things can just be intimidating. For me, car maintenance is one of those things. However, it’s also something that can be very expensive at your local shop or dealer. Here are few ways to perform basic car maintenance to keep your car running well in the summer heat, while also saving a […]

budget
Jul 7th, 2014

How to Say “No” to Your Kids

Ed note: It’s summer! If you have kids who are out of school, this might not be nearly as exciting as it once was. The long days of sunshine may feel eternal, especially as those kiddos bug you to go to the pool and amusement park or to buy ice cream and video games. It […]

affordable
Jun 30th, 2014

Keeping Utility Bills in Check: Five Must-Know Tips for Summer Survival

Ed note: Ah, summer. The time of year I open my electric bill with my eyes closed to avoid the painful number staring back at me. This doesn’t have to be your reality though. Maybe both you and I should put these tips into practice so we can spend less while still beating the heat. […]