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I'm Drinking Free Water and Going Green

Tom Falco | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green
Tom Falco

I discovered how to have drinking water whenever I want it and I never run out. I don't have to worry about lugging heavy jugs and bottles back from the supermarket and I am saving money and helping the environment.

Can You Spend Money on Fun Without Feeling Guilty?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Cut yourself some slack. Because while preparing for the future is important -- especially saving for retirement -- so is enjoying the present.

How to Save Money With Hashtags

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.17.2016 | 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.

5 Best and Worst Things to Buy Online

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.16.2016 | Money

Some purchases are better made online because you can get a much lower price than at a brick-and-mortar retailer -- and you can save yourself the time and hassle of going to the store. Here are the best and worst things to buy online.

10 Best Summer Sales You Can't Afford to Miss

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.13.2016 | Business

The end of summer offers plenty of opportunities to save on a variety of items. You'll find deals on seasonal items that retailers are looking to clear out to make room for colder-weather products.

How Starbucks, Uber And Obama Are Making You Go Broke

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.13.2016 | 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.

12 Money-Saving Hacks For College Students And Parents

Her Campus | Posted 08.13.2016 | College
Her Campus

With back-to-school season upon us and those tuition bills looming, it can seem all but impossible to keep money in your bank account once the school year rolls around. But we've got plenty of money-saving hacks that are sure to leave your bank account with a bit more padding.

10 Things You're Paying Too Much For

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.12.2016 | 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.

How to Get the Most Out of Back-To-School Shopping

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Hannah Helsabeck

By focusing on buying reusable items, especially when it comes to lunch supplies, you can save serious money and cut down on the amount of disposable items your family throws away.

9 Reasons Your Summer Vacation Costs More Than It Should

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.11.2016 | Money

Take a vacation to the beach, and your kids will probably want T-shirts as souvenirs. Or, go to New York and you might do a little -- okay, a lot -- of shopping. But if you don't set a budget for souvenirs and extras in advance, you might go overboard.

5 Tips for Saving Money in Grad School

GoGirl Finance | Posted 08.07.2016 | Women
GoGirl Finance

One of my biggest concerns was money -- and rightfully so! Going back to school can be incredibly expensive. But I learned that there are some key ways that you can save money and rock your budget as a student.

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

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.07.2016 | 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 surged m...

How I Was Able to Save Over $1,000 in One Month

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

As a dedicated minimalist, I set a goal to save my family $1,500 for one month. I already do many of the common money saving activities like couponing, buying in bulk, taking books from the library and taking the bus.

5 Ways Your Money Choices Are Making You Sick

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.06.2016 | 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 08.05.2016 | 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 08.05.2016 | 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 t...

5 Costly Mistakes You're Making At The Grocery Store

Thrillist | Posted 08.05.2016 | Taste

Grocery shopping can be daunting. There are so many choices. So many temptations. So many different flavors of Ben & Jerry's. And so many ways that you can waste an entire paycheck making amateur mistakes.

Back to School: Financial Literacy for Kids

Lule Demmissie | Posted 08.04.2016 | College
Lule Demmissie

As kids are preparing to head back to school, there's one lesson that parents might want to pass on to their children - the value of money. But money can be a touchy subject in many American homes.

What Pet Should I Get? What Dr. Seuss's Books Teach Your Kids About Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.03.2016 | Money

By Paul Sisolak, Contributor "I will do it right now. I will do it!" I said. "I will make up the mind that is up in my head." Yes, Dr. Seuss is ba...

How to Fund a Last-Minute Summer Vacation Without Credit Cards

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.03.2016 | Money

Before you pull out the plastic, you might want to explore some alternative ways to fund your trip that don't include double-digit interest rates.

How To Plan A Wedding When You Don't Believe In Having One

Miranda Sam | Posted 07.31.2016 | Weddings
Miranda Sam

Would you consider yourself a typical bride? If you get sick at the idea of taking a loan out for your wedding, or feel that diamond rings are more marketing gimmick than romantic symbol, consider yourself a practical anti-Pinterest bride.

3 Mistakes You're Making Before a Big Purchase

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.31.2016 | 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 07.31.2016 | 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.

How to Raise a Future Millionaire

Bob Stammers | Posted 07.30.2016 | Business
Bob Stammers

It is never too early to teach your children about the value of money and how to manage it. Kids are constantly learning - both inside and outside the classroom - and parents can play a key role in developing their kids' financial habits.

Here's Where You'll Find Free Hot Dogs on National Hot Dog Day 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.24.2016 | Business

Whether you like your hot dog loaded up with ketchup and mustard, deep-fried, or smothered in chili, you can find deals for cheap or free hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day.