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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If the costs in your home state are getting you down, it might be time to think about moving. We have a list of the eight cheapest states to live in the U.S.A.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Although the day of turkey, football and gathering together has remained a distinctly American holiday, the shopping day afterward has gone global in a big way. How did that happen?

By Alia Hoyt

The old-school savings bond is suddenly hot again, thanks to its inflation-protected interest rate.

By Alia Hoyt

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In good times and bad, dollar stores seem to thrive. But how are they are able to make so much money selling things so cheaply?

By Dave Roos

Check out these five clever strategies financial experts suggest for saving a ton of money each year.

By Dave Roos

This place has been in the top spot for years.

By Alia Hoyt

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.

By Kate Kershner

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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.

By Julia Layton

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

By Bambi Turner

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?

By Dave Roos

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.

By Dave Roos

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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.

By Dave Roos

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.

By Dave Roos

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?

By Dave Roos

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.

By Patrick E. George

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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.

By Alison Cooper

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.

By Beth Brindle

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.

By Alison Cooper

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.

By Sara Elliott

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

By Alia Hoyt

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.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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?

By Debra Ronca

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.

By Sara Elliott

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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?

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By Stefani Newman