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Creating a Budget

Why I Went on a Cash-Only Diet

LearnVest | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
LearnVest

It was after several months of blowing between $800 and $1,200 on food alone that I realized it was time for a change.

Confession: I'm Scared to Pay Off My Student Loans

LearnVest | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
LearnVest

Being student-loan-free means I'm old. As in, I should have my life figured out by now. I should be married (which I'm not), have kids (which I don't) and know what I want to do career-wise (again, I don't). I'm almost 29 and don't know what the rest of my life will look like.

The Beauty of a Budget

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.21.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Many people think budgets are about deprivation. As a financial advisor, I feel they are about liberation. Here's a simple three-step plan to create a budget that you will feel excited to follow.

How to Explain the Fiscal Cliff to Your Kids (and Yourself!)

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Everyone is tired of hearing the phrase "fiscal cliff" and you may think it's old news, so why should you explain it to your kids? Because it is a good opportunity to revisit your lessons on family finance and budget.

The Average Woman: How Does Your Spending Compare?

LearnVest | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Do you ever feel a pang of guilt when you hand over $4 for a fancy coffee? Do you have an internal rule for how much is too much to spend on shoes?

How One Woman Lived On $0 A Day

LearnVest | Posted 11.27.2012 | Style
LearnVest

I hadn't intended not to spend any money, but the next morning, when I went to log the previous day's spending on my spreadsheet and realized I hadn't spent a single cent, I felt a small thrill. In my battle with my debt, I had scored an easy win.

How $0 Days Helped One Woman Achieve Her Financial Goals

LearnVest | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
LearnVest

I hadn't intended not to spend any money, but the next morning, when I went to log the previous day's spending on my spreadsheet and realized I hadn't spent a single cent, I felt a small thrill. In my battle with my debt, I had scored an easy win.

8 College Budget Busters and How to Avoid Them

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

This year, as millions of students begin college or their college search, their parents will go along for the ride literally, figuratively and financially.

6 Money Mistakes To Avoid In College

tv | Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart The good news about starting college: you have more control over your life! But this power also comes with responsibility, espec...

How to Save on Back-to-School Shopping

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Jason Alderman

My wife and I learned our lesson and started setting aside money each month for the inevitable -- and unexpected -- expenses that crop up each fall. If you're new to this process or simply want to save money and time, try these tips.

He Broke My Heart (but Saved My Finances): What My Worst Boyfriend Taught Me

LearnVest | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
LearnVest

My absolute worst boyfriend -- the one who wasted the most years of my life -- was also the source of my absolute best financial advice.