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40 Mindless Ways You're Burning Through Your Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.07.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Many budgets are like leaky buckets -- they are full of holes. Most holes are small and hardly noticeable, but those little drips can add up over time. Well, it's time to patch up your leaky budget and start saving a greater chunk of your paycheck.

4 Types of Savings Addicts: Which One Are You?

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.07.2015 | 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.

Women Are Criticized for What They Spend and Men Are Admired

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There's more happening here, and it comes down to the fact that Paltrow's a woman. How often do we see male celebrities, or men in general, tasked for the stuff-- whether vain or frivolous or "too indulgent"-- they spend their money on?

3 Ways You're Wasting Money On Your Workouts

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Finding the motivation to work out can be bad enough. But when your exercise routine also takes a dig at your wallet, suddenly the world seems a littl...

Mattress Mogul or Livin' Large: Determining Your Money Personality

GalTime | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
GalTime

Here's a money-spending pop quiz for you: Do you shop to relieve stress? Can you window shop without spending money? Do you buy things that are on sale even if you don't need them? If you're wondering what your answers mean, keep reading!

Flipping the Bird: A Simple Way to Achieve Financial Goals

Eric Roberge | Posted 02.23.2014 | Money
Eric Roberge

This post is about altering perspectives on what has been ingrained in our minds by our culture and our society. It's about taking the idea that things "are what they are" and throwing it out the window, because that certainly isn't always true.

3 Ways To Save More Money As A Couple

Women & Co | Posted 03.24.2013 | Weddings
Women & Co

In my 20-plus years of married life, talking about finances and savings can be like walking through a minefield. I know I'm not alone.

5 Ways To Stop Impulse Spending

LearnVest | Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

If your child is constantly asking, "Can I have that?" and you're not sure when to say yes and when to say no, we have a solution.

How College Students Save & Spend Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 11.08.2012 | College

Do you spend more than a thousand bucks just getting to class every year? Have you spent $765 over the last year eating off campus? You may be surp...

Just Won't Quit

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose in August by the most in six months as households stretched to pay for higher gasoline p...

The 50-30-20 Rule, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest.com, explained the 50-30-20 Rule when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. This method divides your paycheck...

What I Learned From My Mother's Overspending

The Billfold | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

I've never bought my own handbag. For years, I was afraid to buy my own clothes. For years, I didn't need to buy my own clothes. Because my mother bou...

15 Things That Are Worth The Splurge

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Last week's article on items we refuse to spend a lot of money on got us all talking about the economy and how it's affected the way we spend our mone...

13 Items We Refuse To Splurge On

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Money is a hot topic these days. For those of us that are style-obsessed, it can mean a real lifestyle change -- days spent shopping are now spent win...

5 Hidden Summer Camp Costs

Women & Co | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Around this time of year, parents can find themselves dishing out additional cash for the "hidden costs" of camp -- costs that were unanticipated during budgeting and registration.

How Should Money Impact A First Date?

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

Ladies, just offer to pay. Let go of the expectation that men "should" pay. The Mancession has come (and is slowly leaving). We're not racking up coll...

Spend Money Where It Counts

Mary Hunt | Posted 08.07.2012 | Money
Mary Hunt

Personal finance is not about saying "no" to spending on the things you love. Living below your means is not about adopting a life of poverty. It's about conscious decisions, not guilt.

The End Of The American Dream?

The Atlantic | Derek Thompson | Posted 03.02.2012 | Money

When older generations wonder what's the matter with Millennials, they often judge their younger cohorts against such financial and social benchmarks ...

Budget Now To Offset Holiday Spending

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you sometimes fall prey to holiday overspending, you might want to look for ways to make small spending cuts in other areas of your life -- year round -- that, when added together, can result in big savings.

You Sold Your Company, So What Did You Buy First? Here's What I Did

Jason Hirschhorn | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Jason Hirschhorn

Having some money all of a sudden is a weird thing. I've always wondered what entrepreneurs do when they hit it. What do they buy, if anything? How do...

Fulfill Your Urge To Splurge -- But Be Smart About It

Real Simple | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

There's something about the word "splurge" that just feels indulgent—it rolls slowly off your tongue in a decadent drawl, and evokes imported truffl...

Five Steps To Get Out Of Debt In Record Time: The DOLP Method

Wallet Pop | David Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, I'm going to share with you a system to help you get out of debt called DOLP, which stands for "done on last payment." The DOLP system is the c...

The Rise Of The "Sugar Mamma"

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Sug·ar Mam·ma -noun A woman who is in the financial driver's seat of her life Watching the season finale of HBO's Boardwalk Empire last night, I w...

Surprising Financial Lessons From a Caribbean Cruise

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Manisha Thakor

On the enjoyment scale I'd give the cruise a 5, but on the life lesson scale it was an absolute 10. Here's what I learned and how it can help you spend your hard earned money & time more mindfully.

5 Ways to Eat Out For Less

Manisha Thakor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Manisha Thakor

These tough economic times present an interesting financial conundrum for our tum-tums. During rocky periods it's natural and healthy to want to seek...