Consumers who know in advance that they will rack up credit card debt during the holidays might want to consider a looking for promotional financing now. A better plan: Spend what you can pay in full each month.
Big bills for health care you didn't know you'd need can decimate even the best budgets. But there are options that may help you manage the surprise debt.
Certain expenditures and habits can either help you save or put your finances in jeopardy. Here's where you can look for money leaks and opportunities to save.
A resentful awareness that some people have things that you can only wish for is normal. But there are ways to learn to minimize it and to make your own life more satisfying.
'Retail therapy' isn't the cheapest way to feel better, and it can have a nasty hangover. Here are budget-friendly ways to free your mind and feel better.
When you're paying out more than you're taking in, you're in trouble. If it's happening to you or someone you know, here's a 3-step guide for getting out.
You've shopped, you've compared models, and you've negotiated for a good price on a new set of wheels -- and you might still walk out with a clunker of payment plan.
So many approach budgeting as a one-size-fits-all philosophy, but that isn't how it works. Comparing budgets to fitness regimens shows there are many ways to budget.
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