102 Places That Will Give You Free Stuff on Your Birthday

by Brynne Conroy (Contributor) Updated August 2, 2023 Hooray! It’s your birthday! The last thing you should do is pay for stuff. So we’ve put together a list of 102 places where you can get birthday freebies, updated for 2023. Most of these places require you to sign up for their email list or join […]

25 Tips for How to Save Money if Your Paycheck Is Stretched Thin

by Robin Hartill, CFP® (Senior Editor) Updated July 26, 2022 Do you ever wonder why it’s so hard to save money — even when you’ve cut the cable and the meals out, and you’ve never even had a latte habit? One reason it’s so hard to save is that your fixed expenses — the ones […]

How to Save Money on Groceries: 28 Tools and Tricks to Save $100 or More

by Carson Kohler (Staff Writer) Updated March 9, 2023 Want to slash your grocery store tab? Saving money on groceries is easier than collecting binders of coupons and buying 455 rolls of toilet paper. We’ve compiled a list of simple (and some unexpected) tips to help you maximize your grocery budget. How to Save Money […]

These 7 Apps Will Help You Save Money — No Matter How Tight Your Budget

by Carson Kohler (Staff Writer) Updated June 6, 2023 Saving money is oftentimes filed under personal finance 101. It’s easy, they say. You’ve just got to do it! Stay focused! Quell spending temptations! Honestly, that’s just not the case. In the United States, only 15% of us can come up with $2,000, according to a […]

Here’s How to Start Saving Money — Even If You Don’t Have Room in Your Budget

by Carson Kohler (Staff Writer) Updated April 25, 2023 I won’t sugarcoat it: Saving money isn’t the easiest task. But I’m here to tell you it’s possible to save money without living off ramen, without recruiting seven roommates and without giving up all of life’s pleasures. How? First, implement a strategy. Take a good look […]