Budgeting

A dollar here, a dollar there ... it all counts. Whether it's learning to drive economically, handling your bonds or building a strategy to be a millionaire, we've got information in our Budgeting channel.


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We all want to get the best price for that sweater, that car, that house. Making a very precise offer of, say, $12.90 as opposed to $10, can help you do that. Sometimes.

Starbucks holds as much cash for its customers as a midsize bank does, says the Wall Street Journal. Gift cards have helped the company to build a prepaid empire.

In a hurry? Not so fast, that short checkout line may not actually be the better option.

Given the short careers of most pro athletes and their sometimes extravagant lifestyles, it is not shocking that many run out of cash. But some who live relatively modestly still end up with money troubles. Why's that?

Every now and then you'd like (or really need) a little extra cash. So how can you scare it up with not too much effort? We've got some smart ways.

Here's one way to motivate your kids to do their math homework: Let them know about this study showing that elementary school math performance affects how much they'll earn later in life.

Having no job doesn't have to equal having no money. There are many ways to make a little cash without having to put in a day's work.

Lemonade stands and paper routes might have worked for your parents, but they're so yesterday. What projects can a kid do now that will earn a nice amount of spending money?

If you're not energy-smart, your natural gas bill could really add up over the cold winter months. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep your natural gas bill low.

There is one major couponing strategy that's woefully underused by casual shoppers, and it hardly takes any work at all. We're talking about double coupons.

Lots of people are cutting the cord on cable nowadays to save money. But there are ways to save while staying connected?

If your old haphazard system of collecting and organizing coupons is ready for an overhaul, fear not. We'll show you how to create a coupon organizer in just five quick steps.

If you're a casual couponer who happens to stumble across a clipping-service Web site, you might be tempted to check it out. But while it's true that clicking for coupons is a lot easier than clipping them, coupon services aren't for minor-leaguers.

The days of clipping coupons from the Sunday paper are on their way out. Now, you can go online anytime of the day or night and find coupons you can print right at home.

Flying an entire family to your destination can get expensive quickly, but if you follow these tips and tricks, you may be able to save some cash on your next vacation.

Household finance is sticky and confusing ground for many families. Not surprisingly, many moms and dads feel undereducated about family money issues.

Not all of us have the stamina for couponing. There are plenty of common-sense ways to be frugal that don't involve the time and effort of coupons -- check out 10 of them.

If necessity is the mother of invention, a sudden shortage of cash can make even the most frugal person find new ways to save. Here are five tips to consider.

Wouldn't it be nice to unwind knowing it won't take another year of working overtime to pay it off? Luckily, cutting expenses on a family vacation doesn't have to eliminate the fun.

Add-on travel fees are assessed on everything from luggage to Internet access. Here's where you'll find some of the more common ones, and how to avoid them.

Everyone has a cell phone these days -- even the little ones. How can you come up with a plan for your whole family that fits each and everyone's needs?

Your kids may already be more money savvy than you think, but it's never too early to start teaching them the true value of a dollar.

Brick-and-mortar stores aren't the only ones getting in on the saving game. Many online retailers offer great deals, too -- if you know where to find them.

Deal-of-the-day Web sites can save you a lot of money and get you to try things you may not have before. Are they too good to be true?