The Cheapskate's Guide to Maxing Out Credit Card Rewards
Credit card companies are quietly lowering signup bonuses and eliminating perks. Here’s everything you need to know about the changes so you can keep the freebies coming without spending a fortune.
Tackling Your Taxes Early Isn't Just a Good Idea—It Saves Money Too
So taxes aren’t your idea of fun. That’s still no reason to put off filing—which will save you money and minimize tax-time terror.
Never Get Charged for a “Free” Trial Again
It’s easy to forget to cancel a free trial and wind up paying for a subscription service you don't really want. Here are five ways to make sure that never, ever happens to you again.
How to Achieve Your Financial Goals—Even When Your Motivation Runs Low
Smash your money goals without giving up your lattes by spending intentionally, finding smart ways to save, and boosting your income.
Suddenly Making Less Money May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease—and Death
Losing your job can feel like a death sentence. New research shows the scary way that might actually be true.
Growing Up Poor Taught Me How to Budget
My childhood experience with poverty may have ruined my credit, but it also gave me the power to survive my past.
Don’t Buy This: DIY Your Christmas Tree
You don’t have to buy a tree to get in on the holiday spirit. Here are 10 cute, inexpensive alternatives for anyone short on space, time or cash this year.
25 Reasons to Skip Christmas Gifts This Year
Need a good excuse to opt out of the annual spend-a-thon? Here are a few dozen, plus change.
Don't Buy This: Make Your Own Face Mask for $3 or Less
You can make a face mask or scrub with as few as two ingredients for a fraction of the price of store-bought products. Here are six recipes you can whip up at home on the cheap.
Dear Millennials, Stop Being Bad Tippers
Know when to share cupcakes, and when to graciously gift some extra cash.
How One-Way Friendships Leave You Broke
It’s fine to splurge on friends or to help when they’re in need but not if it puts you in a bind or it’s a sign of a bigger problem with your friendship.
Most Money Advice Is Worthless When You’re Poor
Savings tips are classist garbage and belong in the trash.