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.


Buying life insurance is a subject many people want to avoid. However, when children are a part of your life, it's necessary for protecting their security. Here are some tips for finding the best life insurance for your family.

Carpet is the best flooring choice for comfort and minimizing indoor air pollution in your home. Arm yourself with some carpet knowledge before you buy.

You might be worried about getting your child his or her first cell phone, but choosing the right cell phone and plan can help alleviate some of your fears. Here are some tips on how to do just that.

Vacation travel is up, and there's no need for you to miss out on the fun. We'll show you 10 ways to save money booking your next adventure.

You could spend a small fortune outfitting your family in sports gear, but we think there's a better way.

It always seems to cost more to eat healthy; which to some doesn't make much sense. But we'll break it down and tell you why organic food is more expensive.

Choosing the right health insurance policy is one of the most important things you can do for your family. We'll show you how.

In today's economic market, it's critical that each house maintain a budget and stick to it. But that may seem like a daunting task to some. Home budgeting software can help lessen the load.

Raising kids can be outrageously expensive, but if you plan ahead and get creative, you can cut some of those costs out of your budget.

There's a reason so many new parents struggle to make ends meet. Luckily, there are ways to stretch your dollars when it comes to babies and the pricy products that help us care for them.

Don't wait until the last minute to buy your holiday gifts. By shopping year-round, you're guaranteed not to miss anyone on your list, and you may save some cash, too.

Holiday décor can be a strain on the wallet, but it doesn't have to be. What are some strategies for decorating your home without blowing your whole holiday savings?

Taking just a few minutes to think about your holiday shopping will help you avoid the last-minute panic that can lead to overspending. Here are 10 ways to make your gift-giving process less stressful and a whole lot more budget-friendly.

On top of housing, food and activities, families have to reserve a chunk of their budget for clothing. How much does the average family spend to stay clothed?

Some people are perfectly happy shopping at discount stores. Those with decidedly designer tastes, however, will appreciate these tips and tricks that'll help save money on name-brand purchases.

As people begin to forgo credit, some are taking another look at that dinosaur of the '70s and '80s: layaway. The good news? Layaway has thoroughly entered the 21st century world of online shopping.

Rewards cards can be a great way to save money, but there may be some hidden costs you aren't aware of, too.

If you've so far only experienced the thrill of 79 cent tuna and doubled-up discounts on eggs, you're in for a nice surprise. Coupons are everywhere and you can find them for nearly everything -- even river rafting.

If you clip coupons, it's probably happened to you before: You come across a great deal, but it doesn't apply to you. Don't throw it out; it could help out your neighbor.

Hard times mean more people are becoming acquainted with the dreaded "B word" -- budget. But never fear -- in this article, we'll reveal five handy ways to stay on budget and still live it up.

Retiring at 50 might sound great, but there's a lot of saving, preparation and hard work you'd need to do to accomplish such a goal.

Who couldn't use a little extra cash at some point? You may not have the time to go out and hit the pavement in search of a second job, but you could use the skills you have to get the dough you need.

College costs a fortune these days -- but exactly how much do you need to save for your kid to get an education?

Raised decks and paved patios each offer their own benefits, but which will weigh in lighter with your wallet?

Most people would like to cut down on expenses, but it's hard to do it without feeling deprived. We've put together a handful of tips that can help cut costs without sacrificing fun.