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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Running a frugal household doesn't have to mean feeling deprived all of the time. We've got some fun tips to balance your budget.

By Becky Striepe

A fruit tree, a vegetable garden or even a simple pot of herbs can yield tasty savings -- if you're willing to put in the work. How much can you save?

By Matt Cunningham

Redecorating your home's most functional room -- the bathroom -- doesn't have to break your budget. Here are five of our favorite low-cost fixes.

By Laurie L. Dove

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You love your furry friend, but chances are you don't love the costs that add up due to food, grooming -- and what the heck is pet insurance? Don't despair: Here are a few tips to help you keep your budget in check.

By Stephanie Watson

If your backyard is overflowing with green but your wallet isn't, fear not. We've got some budget-friendly landscaping tips that'll keep your back lawn and your bank account in great shape.

By Nathan Chandler

Fun escapes are most important during stressful times, but what's a cash-strapped family to do? We've got 10 ideas for inexpensive adventures.

By Christine Venzon

Seeing the dentist can be painful, and we don't just mean in the mouth. How can you find good dental care that won't rot a hole in your salary?

By Garth Sundem

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Renovating an existing patio or building an entirely new one can cost a fortune. Or does it have to?

By Eric Baxter

Juggling family duties is hard enough -- balancing a budget on top of everything might seem impossible. We've got some budgeting basics to help you out.

By Jane McGrath

This piggy bank family is cute, but the truth is, it's hard to save money when you've got kids to clothe and feed. Fortunately, there are many tips and tricks out there that'll help you squeeze the most out of a family budget -- and even save money!

By Kate Kershner

If your TV and Internet bills are more out of control than a prime-time drama's plotline, these 10 tips may make them less ridiculous(ly expensive).

By Laurie L. Dove

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Everyone likes to save money, but there are always ways to save that you've overlooked. You'll be shocked at how much these no-brainer tips can save you.

By Ed Grabianowski

You've cut the cable, don't have a landline and wear a sweater instead of turning up the heat. How else can you cut the bills at home? We'll show you.

By Beth Brindle

Some stay-at-home moms might feel the need to cut back on luxuries to focus on the simpler things -- and we've got just the right advice for a good budget.

By Jane McGrath

Your nest egg is precious, so you never want to be careless with it. Here are five ways you can invest your family savings and still sleep tight at night.

By Jacob Clifton

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You'd love to entertain your kids by taking them to ball games or amusement parks, but those are real budget busters. Here are a few family activities that your kids and your wallet will love.

By Dave Roos

Being a parent is an expensive job; how do you keep your growing kids clothed and fed without starving your wallet? Fear not, super moms -- we've got ten tips that'll help you save dough (and your sanity).

By Kate Kershner

Some people think they need the help of a financial advisor to grow their nest eggs. But accumulating savings isn't rocket science. Here are five simple ways to do it.

By John Kelly

Do you dread tax season? We've got tips to ease your (and your bank account's) pain by finding more deductions for smaller tax prep fees.

By Laurie L. Dove

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Saving money shouldn't be torturous. Discover our 10 favorite ways to cut costs, ranging from painless to educational to even (gasp!) entertaining.

By Laurie L. Dove

How much savings is worth no A/C? You be the judge.

By Beth Brindle

Wanna save some cash? Unplug those unused appliances.

By Beth Brindle

A home is a big investment, especially these days. So is this one debt that you should pay down as quickly as possible? We'll weigh the pros and cons in this article.

By Nathan Chandler

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These days, we're so attached to our cell phones that they might as well be glued to our hands. But there's a price to pay for all that mobile telephone freedom -- the bill. Fortunately, there are also ways to save, as we'll reveal in this article.

By Nathan Chandler

From smartphone applications to coffee makers, there are many ways simple gadgets can save you money.

By Jeff Harder