Resource Center - Budgeting

Choose from the resource categories below to discover and learn more about personal finance across the topics of budgeting, debt, income, insurance, investing, and retirement.

Five Money Issues Couples Fight About

Money consistently ranks top among the things couples fight over. But what exactly causes these fights? What issues are the most contentious, and how can you keep them from causing trouble in your relationship?... Read More >>>

How to Teach Your Teen to Be Smart With Their Money

Your teen's first part-time job is a right of passage, one of their first steps into independence and adulthood. It's also a great time to teach them valuable financial lessons that can help them lead a happy and healthy life down the road.... Read More >>>

How to Teach Your Kids Frugality

Being frugal is a great way to make the most of your money, and frugal parents want to pass this strategy on to their kids. But how do you do it in a way that doesn't feel preachy or boring?... Read More >>>

4 Ways to Give Your Kids a Healthy Relationship with Money

You want the best for your kids, and that means setting them up to have happy, healthy lives as they get older.... Read More >>>

Five Money Management Tips for Singles

When you're on your own, it's easy to feel like you can be a little fast and loose with your money. After all, you're not taking care of anyone else and you don't report to anyone else, so why shouldn't you splurge $80 on that pair of jeans?... Read More >>>

Five Signs Your Relationship Has Money Troubles

Money is one of the biggest issues that couples fight about, and it's natural you'll have some disagreements with your partner over finances from time to time. But if you find yourself always in battle, it could be a sign that your relationship has bigger issues—or that it will soon.... Read More >>>

How to Save Money on Classic Date Ideas

You want to treat someone special to a wonderful date, but the traditional date-night model – dinner and a movie – is just too pricey. What should you do?... Read More >>>

Trying to Plan for College, But Not Sure Where to Start?

One reader recently emailed me with questions about budgeting for her daughter's college education.  Her daughter is 14 and she's starting to think about sending her to college, the reader said, but she's not sure where to start.... Read More >>>

How to Get Past a Money Mistake

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Four Clever Ways to Budget

Budgeting isn't a one-size-fits-all activity. You can pick from a wide variety of budgeting strategies, depending on your personality, interests and the way that you like to interact with numbers.... Read More >>>