Money Management

Managing your money can be confusing and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. We have tons of content to help you get a handle on your finances.


5 Legit Ways to Get Out of a Timeshare in 2019

The draw of a timeshare is real. I know — my dad bought a few of them. He had two weeks at a Minnesota resort town. One in the winter and one in the summer. They were fun! My kids and I went with several times. We swam, snowmobiled, boated. But of...

Here are the FSA Contribution Limits for 2019

Do you qualify to have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA, also called a Flexible Spending Arrangement)? If so, do you know the FSA contribution limits for 2019? Using an FSA for qualifying expenses can be one way to decrease your taxable income and put...

Is AARP worth it?

As you get older, chances are you hear more and more jokes about getting a senior discount. One way to get it is by joining an organization such as the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP for short). Being smart with your money means weighing...

16 Best Budgeting Tools (and Apps) in 2019

When it comes to your finances, the most basic budget planning can be daunting. You may have trouble setting the right goals or sticking to the plan. Shouldn’t there be an easier way? [toc] Best Budgeting Tools New budgeting tools are popping up...

Self Lender Review: Build Credit and Earn Interest

It sounds weird to admit this but I built my credit when I was in college thanks to credit cards that offered free stuff for signing up. I first applied for a Citibank credit card when I was a freshman. At the time, credit card companies were notorious...

6 Best Baby Registry Sites (Amazon, Target and More)

Having a baby is one of the most exciting things to happen in the life of an adult. It can also be very overwhelming. Parenting is hard work, and if you’re heading into parenthood for the first time it’s common to be unsure about everything from...

9 Best Prepaid Debit Cards in 2019

Prepaid debit cards have been around for a while, and they’re another financial tool you may find valuable. For some people, a prepaid card is an alternative to a checking account. You can have your pay direct deposited onto the card, and then use it to...

5 You Need a Budget (YNAB) Alternatives in 2019

Have you ever heard of You Need a Budget (YNAB)? YNAB is a budgeting tool created to help you have better control over your finances. Depending on your budgeting style, you might not find YNAB a good fit. We’ll show you some similar software programs...

How Much House Can I Afford? Avoid Being House Poor

If you’re thinking about buying a house – or upgrading from your current house, you may be wondering about price. How much house can you afford? In what price range should you be shopping? These are not always easy questions to answer, but with a bit...

10 Ways to Get Amazon Prime for Free

Did you know that Amazon Prime has been around since 2005 and now has more than 100 million American members as of this year? According to Entrepreneur.com, there were only 40 million Amazon Prime members just four years ago. Yes, Amazon has been able to...

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