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The Best Way to Save Money? Hang a Photo of Chris Rock's 'Dad' on Your Wall.

Gene Marks | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

Actor Terry Crews is one of the funniest guys around. He's hilarious as the Old Spice man, stole the show as a boot camp instructor in Bridesmaids and makes audiences laugh every week on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But huge fans of Terry (like me) remember him in one of his earliest roles -- the TV-father of the then-young Chris Rock on the show Everybody Hates Chris.

Why the Term 'Starter Home' Should Bother You

Lauren Greutman | Posted 03.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Greutman

Was the thought of my home being a "starter home" a reason to leave? I'm sitting here in my mid-thirties with four kids, I can afford something nicer and bigger, so surely I should upgrade from this starter home, right? After all, I'm not "starting" anymore. But the more I thought, the more that term bothered me -- in two different ways.

23 Steps to Become the Next Warren Buffett

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.29.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Ashley Redmond, Contributor Warren Buffett, also known as the Oracle of Omaha, is the third richest man in the world worth close to $60 billion, ...

Save Your Money While Teaching Your Kids Gratitude And Self-Control

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.08.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

It's the holiday season, so most parents I know, including myself, are trying to instill a sense of gratitude in our kids, instead of a greedy "gimme gimme gimme" attitude.

Three Painless Ways to Increase Your Giving

Brad Hurley | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
Brad Hurley

The traditional giving season is upon us, as is the time of year when many people set goals and resolutions for the new year. What better opportunity to look for ways to boost our giving by spending money more efficiently and consciously?

Uh-Oh, I Think I'm a Freegan

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 11.04.2016 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Yes, I bring home and accept free stuff when it crosses my path. There is an overabundance of stuff out there in our world, and there simply aren't enough people willing to accept anything they deem to be less than perfect.

My Kids Just Happily Donated Most Of Their Toys And Here's Why

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.20.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

As a therapist, I always encourage people to clarify their values and live in a way that makes them proud, happy, and fulfilled.  This is usually not through the accumulation of material possessions and staying in jobs you don't like to make more money.  

How to Save Money -- 9 Money Saving Tips for Anyone

Gary Dekmezian | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
Gary Dekmezian

While none of these nine money saving tips are life-changing on their own and some may not even apply to you, the important takeaway is that there are hundreds of easy ways to save money. Just choose a few, apply them to your life on a regular basis, and see the difference they make.

5 Steps to Getting Out of Debt Without Cutting Up Your Credit Cards

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.06.2016 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Debt is the four-letter word Americans hate to hear. Today, the average American household has debts totaling around $7,200. According to Aimee Picchi on CBS Moneywatch, American household credit card debt is increasing despite the fact that average household earnings have not experienced a similar increase to account for that new debt.

The Couponing Guide for Shoppers Who Don't Want to Look Cheap

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.01.2016 | Money
GOBankingRates

If the eye-rolling and heavy sighs of impatient customers waiting for the cashier to process your stack of coupons leave you utterly mortified, extreme couponing might not be for you. But, that doesn't mean you should avoid couponing altogether.

Learning to Be Frugal

Nina Boug Lichtenstein | Posted 06.23.2016 | Fifty
Nina Boug Lichtenstein

Talk about a sexy blog title. The word "frugal" does not score high in the sexy department, but that is something I am committed to change. This summer I will turn 50. I am, in my ripe age, learning to be (deep breath)... frugal.

35 Life Hacks That Will Save You Thousands

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.18.2016 | Money
GOBankingRates

If you saw a $20 bill on the sidewalk, you'd definitely bend over to pick it up, wouldn't you? Well, without much more effort than that, you can save at least that much -- and probably a lot more -- by employing a host of everyday life hacks.

34 Ways Moms Can Earn and Save More Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.14.2016 | Money
GOBankingRates

Raising a family on a budget is a daunting task. From infancy up to adulthood, having kids is expensive and it takes a lot of creativity and strategy to keep the finances in order.

The Weirdest Thing I Did to Save Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.13.2016 | Money
GOBankingRates

We asked 30 major bloggers and personal finance experts to share both the most bizarre things they've ever done to save money -- and the lessons they learned through the experience.

4 Types of Savings Addicts: Which One Are You?

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.31.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Saving money is one of the hardest things to do on a consistent basis. An estimated 28 percent of Americans don't have any money set aside for emergencies at all, and just under half of the American population claims to have less than three months' worth of household expenses saved.

The Millennial Mindset

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

A few weeks ago I was leading a wealth seminar for a dozen women, all between the ages of 40-55. They were successful entrepreneurs, businesswomen with decades of experience and between them, thousands of contacts.

10 Problems Only Frugal People Understand

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.08.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

It takes a unique (and financially committed) person to face the daily challenges of a frugal lifestyle. Whether you're living the cheap life by choice or by necessity, there are few circumstances only frugal people will ever understand.

I Rebelled Against My Parents' Frugal Ways -- And Paid For It

LearnVest | Posted 02.06.2015 | Women
LearnVest

I didn't understand why my parents didn't spend money -- and why they never let themselves live a little or take a break from the never-ending quest to save that last dollar. By the time I left for college, I was tired of feeling embarrassed about money, and vowed that I'd finally live the life I thought I deserved as an adult.

10 Ways For a Zero Dollar Christmas

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 01.24.2015 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

I normally don't set a concrete budget for myself, but this year I've decided to aim for a zero dollar Christmas/Chanukah/birthday season. Yes, you read that right. Zero dollars, as in nothing, nada, bupkis.

Black Friday Shoppers Are Not Villains

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Elizabeth Barnett

We've all seen it on the internet, in television and probably on the radio. Black Friday shoppers are made to look like selfish idiots. I just want to take a moment though to explain why Black Friday shoppers are not villains.

15 Personal Finance Experts Tell Us: 'The Best Thing I Ever Bought for $20 or Less'

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.21.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

We asked personal finance experts and frugal living bloggers to share the best purchases they made for $20 or less. Your faith in the value of a buck (or 20) might be restored -- and you might walk away knowing the next thing you want to buy.

I Graduated Debt-Free with $40,000 in the Bank. Here's How.

Amanda Reaume | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Amanda Reaume

While it's too late for those who already went to school and racked up high debts, it's not too late for those who are in school now or heading off to school soon. Those members of Generation Y can stop the cycle of racking up debts that will take decades to pay off.

5 Overlooked Discounts You Don't Want to Miss

Max Levitte | Posted 10.27.2014 | Money
Max Levitte

Who doesn't love a good bargain? But who isn't lazy about collecting on them? Well, many of the discounts on this list are often overlooked but found right in front of you. Others take a bit of digging. If you're in a fog about where and how to uncover savings, read on.

7 Things You Should Stop Paying for Now

Max Levitte | Posted 10.11.2014 | Money
Max Levitte

With so many demands on your limited budget, the last thing you want to do is spend money where you don't have to. There are many small, hidden costs ...

100 Things to Do During Screen Free Week

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Computers have become necessary tools, but they're also a major distraction that suck up hours upon hours of our daily lives. So reset your screen addiction and dust off your creative thinking skills!