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30 Fast Tips For A More Frugal Life

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.24.2015 | Money

For money-minded people, frugality can be more than a smart idea -- it can be a way of life. Whatever your financial goals, being more frugal can help you save the money to accomplish them.

7 Times Being Lazy Costs You Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business

There's nothing wrong with a little laziness. After all, someone has to make the overachievers of the world look good. When your lazy tendencies begin to have a negative impact on your finances, however, it's time to change your behavior.

A Simple Way to Save $1000? Make Coffee at Home

Food52 | Posted 08.19.2015 | Taste

Think about it: If I bought that same latte every day for a year, it'd cost me $1,642.50. That's the kind of money I could use to start a college savings fund. It's real money, not random pennies under a pleather cushion in a rec room.

How to Save Money With Hashtags

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business

Retailers and popular brands are using social media to interact with, engage and keep in touch with their most loyal customers. Social media users can leverage this presence to save big on everyday costs.

How Starbucks, Uber And Obama Are Making You Go Broke

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.13.2015 | Money

If you're barely making ends meet, higher pricing can have an impact on your household budget. For that reason, it might be a smart idea to get in the habit of limiting your electricity and power usage now.

10 Things You're Paying Too Much For

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.12.2015 | Money

our overspending might be making it hard to pay bills, have money for emergencies and save for the future. It could also lead to serious consequences, such as bankruptcy.

Why You Should Invest at Least $5,000 Before 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.07.2015 | Money

By Ashley Redmond, Contributor The U.S. stock market is having a solid year. It is a far cry from 2013, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index su...

5 Ways Your Money Choices Are Making You Sick

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.06.2015 | Money

An overwhelming 70 percent of married couples fight about money, according to a 2014 Money survey. If this sounds familiar, it's not only making your home life unpleasant -- it's also bad for your health.

10 Ways To Save Money Before Labor Day

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.05.2015 | Money

Labor Day is only about a month away, which means summer is coming to an end. It also means your bank account might be bracing for a hit as you squeeze in a trip, start stocking up on back-to-school items for your children or send your kid off to college.

7 Smartest Moves to Make Before Interest Rates Rise

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business

By Barbara Friedberg, Contributor If you're interested in improving how you manage your finances, then you need to care about rising interest rates...

3 Mistakes You're Making Before a Big Purchase

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.31.2015 | Money

You won't do your wallet any favors by waiting for an appliance, computer, television or other big-ticket item to stop working before buying a replacement.

5 Signs You Have a Spending Problem

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.31.2015 | Money

Some might be relying on credit or dipping into savings to cover their spending because they are having trouble making ends meet. And, some might be simply living beyond their means.

8 Worst Ways to Make Money Online

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.24.2015 | Money

You're already working a full-time job, but you're trying to hustle on the side. Maybe you have debts to pay off, are saving for a dream vacation or need to bank cash for a home improvement. Whatever the reason, you see the appeal of making money online.

How to Talk About Money With Your Aging Parents

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.22.2015 | Money

Addressing your aging parents' finances is not easy. Trust me, I know. Several years ago when my mom started showing signs of memory loss, I had conversations with her about her finances.

How to Invest $50,000

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

It's a great problem to have, most would agree. Through an inheritance, life insurance proceeds, the sale of a property or other sources of income, suddenly you have $50,000 you want to invest -- and you want to do it wisely.

10 Ways to Cut $500 off Your Monthly Bills

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.21.2015 | Money

Surely, you've heard the advice to cut out discretionary expenses -- such as a daily latte -- to save money. It's true that those small savings can add up and provide a little more wiggle room in your budget. But what about those necessary expenditures?

Why Your 40s Are a Good Time to Downsize Your Home

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business

If you downsize in your 40s, and invest that $75,000 in a portfolio with a mix of stocks and bonds with a 6.5 percent annual rate of return, it could grow to nearly $250,000 over 20 years.

4 Investments Millennials Like -- But Baby Boomers Don't

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business

For now and the near future, baby boomers and millennials alike will command marketers' attention because of their size and buying power. It'll be interesting to see where the world goes as these demographic shifts play out and markets respond, yielding new investment opportunities.

How to Be Richer in One Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business

If you're serious about building a better financial foundation and meeting monetary goals, there are steps you can take. You won't see the changes overnight, but commit to one or more of these strategies, and within a year you'll be richer.

15 Things Wealthy People Do Every Day

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business

13. New York Times best-selling author Brendon Burchard -- who hangs out with the likes of Bill Gates and Richard Branson -- consistently blocks out time to create. He says it's a habit of the super-successful, as noted in Entrepreneur magazine.

10 Things You Need to Know About Saving Money in July

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

July: Climatologists agree that July 24 is the hottest day of the year in the U.S., but the tenth of every month during the summer feels the hottest to me ... that's the day our electric bill arrives in the mail.

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

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.01.2015 | Money

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.

4 Very Good Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel

For some trips, travel insurance is a virtual necessity; for others, it's worthless. The question boils down to a matter of risk. A basic purpose of any insurance is to mitigate financial risk.

35 Life Hacks That Will Save You Thousands

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money

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.

31 Best Websites for Scoring Freebies

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money

Learning where to look for these deals and free samples can save you a significant amount of money on a variety of stuff.