Should Chores and Allowance Go Together? Here’s What the Experts Have to Say

Many experts agree on the merits of giving kids an allowance, but the disagreements arise when that income is based on completing household tasks. Should kids get paid to do chores? Here’s what the experts have to say.

Cat Alford 16 Aug

4 Things I Learned from Paying Off $30k in College Debt

After graduating college, I had $30,000 in college debt and was living at home with my parents. But eventually, I learned how to budget, save money, and pay off my debt. These are the lessons I learned along the way.

Veneta Lusk 08 May

How This Couple is Paying Off $500,000 in Debt While Traveling the World

Crystal clear waves meeting white sand, mid-morning café con leches, sipping Sangrias while watching the sunset; these are the images that occupy the minds of the Healeys. There was only one thing standing in the way of their dream: $500,000 of debt.

Megan Robinson 07 Mar

How a Series of Layoffs Led Us to Disciplined Financial Stability

Getting laid off is stressful. The first time it’s completely shocking, the second time it’s very concerning, and by the third – you start to wonder if you’ll ever find stability. This was my reality for the first few years after graduating from college.

Veneta Lusk 19 Feb

How This Family Paid Off $120,000 in Debt to Become Debt Free

Aja McClanahan and her husband Kelvin were your typical middle-class American couple. They had college degrees, a cozy home in the suburbs, and dreams of raising a family together. There was one thing holding them back: over $120,000 in debt.

Megan Robinson 20 Dec

The Benefits of Minimalist Living: How to Live More with Less

Minimalism is about getting rid of clutter so you can focus on what’s truly important to you. Here are some simple ways to reduce stress, save money, and gain freedom in your life using the principles of minimalism.

Veneta Lusk 04 Dec

Van Life: A Couple’s Journey of Retiring at 28 and Traveling Full Time

This couple retired at 28 to pursue living in a van full time. In order to do so, they saved over $600k in just four years. See why they chose van life, tips for calculating your early retirement savings goal, and more.

Megan Robinson 05 Nov

16 Places Offering Free Birthday Stuff: Your Ultimate Guide to Birthday Freebies

The last thing you should have to do on your birthday is pay for stuff. From chocolate to makeup to a relaxing spa treatment, here are the best places to score birthday freebies so you don’t have to!

Annette Miller 13 Aug

11 Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him That Are Cheap (but Still Romantic)

Hit a home run this Valentine’s Day by choosing a romantic gift idea from our list of the 10 best Valentine’s Day gifts for him. Show your boyfriend or husband your love with a budget-friendly, DIY gift for under $20.

Meredith Helm 01 Feb

5 Home Exercise Programs Under $25 that Will Kick Your Butt into Shape

I prefer inexpensive, flexible workouts that I can do on my own terms. Fortunately, there are options for people like you and me, which is what I’m sharing with you today. Here are the 5 best home exercise programs out there — all less than $25.

Jamaica Winship 09 Jan