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

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

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

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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

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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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

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

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.

By Sara Elliott

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

By Danielle Fisher

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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?

By Julia Layton

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?

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By Alia Hoyt

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.

By Julia Layton

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

By Sara Elliott

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.

By Sara Elliott