Tag: spending

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Return

Ed note: For many Americans, a tax refund is their largest single financial transaction in a year. So what you do with that money can be very important. Contributor Carrie Smith looks at some of the most common, and some of the best, ways to spend it. Leer en español. Have you filed your taxes and […]

Impulse Buys – What to Know

Ed note: Whether they are big or small, impulse buys can have an effect on your budget and personal wellbeing. Contributor Ginger of Girls Just Wanna Have Funds explains.  Who doesn’t like a little retail therapy after a bad day, or even a good one? But what happens when that therapy veers into being a […]

Teach Your Kids About Money (They’ll Thank You Later)

Ed note: Money can be a tough subject. In some families it is taboo. Other times it is just too abstract. Here, Kate Ashford outlines a few fun and concrete ways to talk about finances with your children. Leer en español. As parents, we pass a lot of wisdom on to our children, but we seem […]

The Financial Prowess of Women [INFOGRAPHIC]

We continue to celebrate Women’s History Month with this look at finances from the female perspective – where we’ve been and where we are going. Click to view larger image Like this infographic? Use the code below to embed it on your site: Click image to see a larger version

Taking the Plunge – Married and Managing Finances Together

Ed note: After you walk down the aisle, there are a slew of decisions you have to make as a new married couple. One of the trickiest may be whether you keep your finances separate or not. Our newest contributor Savvy Financial Latina shares a glimpse inside her experience and provides some questions to consider. […]

What Should Be On Your Shopping List In February

Ed note: If you are out taking advantage of President’s Day sales today, there are a few items that may be even more heavily discounted than others. Scott Gamm, author of MORE MONEY, PLEASE, gives us an inside look. Aside from traditional couponing and comparing prices, teach your teen to look for items heavily discounted in February […]

5 Great Budgeting Apps to Check Out Now

Ed note: With so many different ways to track and manage your money, it can be incredibly overwhelming to start working toward your financial goals. Here, we look at a few great mobile applications and websites that have been tested and approved by our contributor, Miranda Marquit. At the beginning of each year, millions of Americans […]

Budgeting: The Most Important Move To Make in 2014

Ed note: Impulses are hard to keep in check. Is it better to spend $3 on coffee now, or bank it to my savings account? David Ning helps us get a little perspective. The start of the year is when everybody gets all fired up and declares a goal they want to accomplish. Getting out […]

What Has Your Teen Learned About Money in 2013?

Ed note: Money may be a bad topic of conversation for a dinner party, but it’s an essential one to discuss with your children. Scott Gamm, author of More Money, Please, shares some financial topics you should resolve to address with your teenagers. Parents, as we wrap up 2013 and welcome the New Year, it’s […]

Use Your Smartphone To Save Money On Holiday Shopping

Ed note: Those mini computers sitting in our pockets are quite powerful little tools. Scott Gamm, author of More Money, Please, shares a few ways to use your smartphone to save on the holiday shopping list. The holiday shopping season is the busiest time of the year for retailers, but it can also be the […]