Some people think budgets are like diets, but starving yourself to meet your goals will never work. Here's a better approach.
One is a slush fund -- a first line of defense against unexpected expenses. The other is for big catastrophes, which, knock on wood, may never come.
'Hacks' are clever solutions to tricky problems. Here are some of my favorites to help you save more or spend less in 2012.
Sure, you want to pay down debt and save more money. But how you frame those goals for the new year will make a difference in your success.
An article described a new way to save: Signing up for online dating and choosing men who are willing to pick up the dinner tab. It didn't go over well.
Making excuses seems to be human nature, especially when it comes to money. Do you use any of these common 'reasons' to avoid saving?
She has a plan to earn enough money to buy a new laptop by the end of the year. That includes income from her car-washing business.
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