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50 Smart Money Tips For Living Your Best Financial Life

LearnVest | Posted 07.29.2014 | Money

We've decided that there is no better time than now to round up our 50 top money tips into one juicy, super-helpful read. From the best ways to budget to how to boost your earning potential like a pro, these nuggets of financial wisdom are as fresh as the day they were published.

How Saving Less Can Help You Save More (Yes, You Read That Right)

Sarah Greesonbach | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Sarah Greesonbach

The next time you set up a transfer to put money into savings... pause. Are you 100 percent sure that you won't need to call this money back into your checking? Then proceed. If not, you might save more in the long run if you save less now.

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Clothing Waste and Save Money

Emily Chen | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Emily Chen

As clothing manufacturers and governments address waste in both the pre-consumer and post-consumer stages of the global textiles lifecycle, what can we easily do to reduce clothing waste -- and save money?

7 Wallet-Killing Expenses That Sneak Up On You

Posted 02.26.2014 | OWN

These little snares -- hidden in everything from your utility bills to your summer vacation -- can trip up even the most budget-conscious. By Canda...

5 Ways You Can Start Being Frugal -- Pronto! | Posted 03.18.2014 | Money

The truth is, if you were to continue your same spending habits past today, even with a bigger paycheck, you would soon find yourself in the same economic position, despite the fact that you have more money.

10 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Pad Your Savings Account

Bob Lotich | Posted 03.17.2014 | Money
Bob Lotich

Having a healthy savings account is a great way to start building your financial foundation. It's essential to have an "emergency fund" that you can use when an unexpected bill hits your mailbox or when tragedy strikes.

11 Ridiculously Easy Money-Saving Tricks That You're Probably Not Doing

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Home

We always hear tip-based stories about clever ways to cut your spending, but many of them come with a lifestyle change to which you might not be ready...

The Advice Financial Planners Only Share With Their Siblings

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

A little-known loophole about paying off debt, plus more insider guidance from money experts. By Lynn Andriani 1. Send A Note With Your Extra Lo...

You're a 21st Century Shopper, Stop Overpaying Online

Kara Kamenec | Posted 02.04.2014 | Style
Kara Kamenec

When did we start becoming such passive shoppers? When did the price, product or deal presented to us online become not only accepted as correct but something we seriously considered buying?

5 Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance

Tim Chen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Money
Tim Chen

Saving money on car insurance isn't as hard as it might seem if you keep these tips in mind.

10 Thrifty Ideas for Surving the Food-Stamp Cuts (SLIDESHOW)

Linda Watson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Food
Linda Watson

Starting on November 1, everyone who food stamps will be getting less. Families of two, like mine, will get $20 less. My husband and I took what we called the SNAPcut Challenge to see what the cut will be like and to see if my thrifty cooking skills could help others make the transition with less suffering.

7 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Spending Less

Posted 11.05.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott These easy strategies actually save you money -- and offer insight into your financial unconscious. Clean Up Your Dirty Be...

Starbucks Announces New Opportunity to Misspell Our Names with 'Tweet-a-Coffee' Campaign

Reid Wegley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Reid Wegley

In honor of Starbucks' Tweet-a-Coffee announcement, I present the Starbucks' Name My Cup Web Hall of Shame, starting with the most offensive fail of all time.

Save Money While Headed Off to College

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Heading off to college for the first time or just another semester is a prime time to either unload your wallet or engage in some deep debt acquisitio...

11 Ways to Save When Shopping for Shoes

GalTime | Posted 10.20.2013 | Style

Although few of us can afford runway-quality footwear, there are plenty shopping tricks to follow for bagging name brands for less. Here are 11 ways you can save on shoes.

What To Cut From Your Monthly Budget

Posted 10.01.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Whether you want to go big (hello, high housing bills) or small (that protein bar habit), these easy changes will keep money in yo...

5 Ways You Think You're Saving Money (But Aren't)

Posted 05.22.2013 | OWN

Avoiding these common mistakes can give that dollar in your pocket a little more company. By Candace Braun Davison You're Not Buying A Shiny New...

5 Ways You're Wasting Money At Restaurants

Posted 05.16.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani We've found some surprising ways to avoid sticker shock when the check arrives -- and still have a terrific meal. Keep in t...

4 Smart Money Habits Women Can Learn From Men

Posted 05.01.2013 | OWN

By Valerie Ross Yes, women are more likely to make money in stocks and run a profitable hedge fund -- but there are still a few financial areas wh...

10 Free Things To Enjoy On Tax Day

Posted 04.15.2013 | OWN

April 15 doesn't have to be a day to dread. Here's where you can get a massage, munch on movie popcorn and even shred your old returns -- all for noth...

18 Easy, Painfree Ways To Save Money

Posted 05.23.2014 | OWN

By Paige Greenfield and Meredith Bryan Some of the best things in life can be free -- or blissfully under budget. Here, 18 solid-gold ways to sav...

How To Plan A Wedding For Under $5,000 (Yes, It's Possible!)

Bridal Guide | Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

We asked three planners to work with a Big Day budget of $5,000. Here's how they toed the bottom line.

8 Costly Shopping Habits To Break Today

Posted 05.07.2013 | OWN

By Nathalie Gorman and Valerie Ross How to build your wardrobe -- without blowing a fortune on clothes you won't wear. Keep in touch! Chec...

7 Things To Stop Spending Money On Right Now

Posted 04.19.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani No, we're not suggesting you ditch your latte: We've found seven expenses you can cut out painlessly. Keep in touch! Check ...