Budgeting

Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans
Paying for College

Plan to Start Repaying Student Loans

The pandemic-era pause on student loan repayments is scheduled to end September 30. If you can’t afford payments, you have options.
July 29, 2021
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. Here's a closer look at what isn't covered by Medicare.
June 30, 2021
The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2021
spending

The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Prime Day 2021

Prime members can plan their Prime Day purchases in advance to efficiently score the biggest and best deals throughout the two-day event.
June 14, 2021
Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores
Making Your Money Last

Best Things to Buy at Dollar Tree Dollar Stores

You might be surprised by some of the items you can and should purchase for just a buck.
May 27, 2021
11 Good Reasons to Cancel Amazon Prime
Budgeting

11 Good Reasons to Cancel Amazon Prime

You probably aren't using most of the perks tucked into that $119 annual fee -- which you don't need to pay to get the free Amazon shipping you crave.
April 13, 2021

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The Hazards of Buy Now, Pay Later
Smart Buying

The Hazards of Buy Now, Pay Later

Breaking up payments can make a big purchase seem cheaper, which can tempt you to overspend.
March 31, 2021
Behind on Debts? Know Your Rights
Coronavirus and Your Money

Behind on Debts? Know Your Rights

There are limits on what debt collectors can do to recoup what you owe. If you have medical debts, you have even more rights.
March 20, 2021
What Rob Gronkowski Can Teach Us about Saving for Retirement
Budgeting

What Rob Gronkowski Can Teach Us about Saving for Retirement

Big spenders live for now. Their future-oriented counterparts, like Gronk, would rather skip flashy spending in favor of a simple life and an early re…
March 17, 2021
Why I Tell My Clients to Use Mint When Planning for Retirement
Budgeting

Why I Tell My Clients to Use Mint When Planning for Retirement

Take it from a financial professional, Mint is a free, easy-to-use tool that can help you reach your financial goals.
March 15, 2021
4 Tips on How to Negotiate for Anything
savings

4 Tips on How to Negotiate for Anything

You can haggle for a better price on just about any product or service. You just need to know how to approach these conversations.
March 9, 2021
10 Things You'll Spend More on in Retirement
retirement

10 Things You'll Spend More on in Retirement

From reading materials to debt, the demands on your savings during your golden years might surprise you.
February 25, 2021
10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement
retirement

10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement

We spend a lot of time worrying about running out of cash in retirement. But you might be surprised to see some of the things you'll find yourself spe…
February 25, 2021
Student Loans: Pay Down or Hold Pat?
Paying for College

Student Loans: Pay Down or Hold Pat?

Before you tell your lender you want to resume payments, consider whether there are better uses for your money.
February 22, 2021
Are You Being Too Frugal in Retirement?
Budgeting

Are You Being Too Frugal in Retirement?

You might be surprised how common it is to be so afraid to spend that you don’t fully enjoy your retirement. But there are things you can do about tha…
February 19, 2021
Taxes on Retirees — What’s New?
Budgeting

Taxes on Retirees — What’s New?

In this episode of Your Money's Worth, senior tax editor Rocky Mengle talks about the latest update of the Kiplinger Retiree Tax Map. Will states with…
January 26, 2021
The Financial Aid Form Gets a Makeover
Paying for College

The Financial Aid Form Gets a Makeover

Starting with the FAFSA available for filing in October 2022, the number of questions will be reduced from 108 to 36.
January 21, 2021
When Is Bankruptcy the Right Move?
Coronavirus and Your Money

When Is Bankruptcy the Right Move?

Seeking protection from creditors can provide a lifeline, but there are plenty of trade-offs.
January 21, 2021
5 Ways to Track Your Budget in the Years Before You Retire
retirement

5 Ways to Track Your Budget in the Years Before You Retire

To be prepared for retirement, you need to have a firm idea of your spending needs. Here are some different methods to make sure you’re on track.
December 28, 2020
Kids and Money: Boost Your Child's Future Credit Score
Raising Money-Smart Kids

Kids and Money: Boost Your Child's Future Credit Score

Naming your child as an authorized user on your credit card can be a great way to set them up with a healthy credit report.
December 26, 2020
19 Best Costco Kirkland Signature Products to Buy for the Holidays
spending

19 Best Costco Kirkland Signature Products to Buy for the Holidays

From Costco Kirkland Signature Nuts and other holiday snacks to Costco Kirkland Signature fruitcakes and gift sets, there are a ton of holiday bargain…
November 24, 2020
Smart Strategies to Tackle Your Debt
Coronavirus and Your Money

Smart Strategies to Tackle Your Debt

Millions of Americans facing furloughs and layoffs turned to credit cards to stay afloat. Here’s how to get out from under burgeoning balances.
November 24, 2020
Be a Budgeting Expert: How to Track Spending with a Detailed Budget
Budgeting

Be a Budgeting Expert: How to Track Spending with a Detailed Budget

Want to go beyond the Envelope Budget? Try this free budgeting spreadsheet to draw up your own plan and get a firm grip on where your money is going. …
November 19, 2020
The Envelope Budget: How to Make It Work for You
Budgeting

The Envelope Budget: How to Make It Work for You

An oldie but goodie, the envelope budget is a great place to start for beginning budgeters. Here’s how it works.
November 18, 2020
Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks
Making Your Money Last

Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks

Ideally, living at home should provide a way to improve your financial well-being and lay the groundwork for future success.
November 17, 2020
Don’t Be a Budget Hater
Budgeting

Don’t Be a Budget Hater

Budgets don’t exist to make your life miserable. In fact, they’re there to make your life better. My own budget evolution shows how having a spending …
November 17, 2020