A budget is a spending plan that helps you understand how much money you're making and where you're spending it. A budget is the cornerstone of a strong financial plan.
12 ways to save on a tight budget
Not having success with your savings? A budget can make things a little easier.
Fixed vs. variable expenses
Knowing how fixed and variable expenses differ can help you improve your finances.
What is discretionary income?
Understanding discretionary income can help you with your budgeting strategy.
5 saving strategies for financial goals
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The best places to keep your emergency fund
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Additional savings tips
Second stimulus check: How much money could you get?
The plan includes direct aid to taxpayers: $1,200 to individuals and $500 per child and dependent adult.3 min read Sep 16, 2020
PNC Bank savings bonus: Up to $300
PNC Bank has a Virtual Wallet with a savings component that offers a welcome bonus for new customers.2 min read Sep 09, 2020
Do I have too much money in my emergency savings?
How much is too much? Here’s everything you need to know.3 min read Aug 24, 2020
Survey: Nearly 3 times as many Americans say they have less emergency savings versus more since pandemic
The study shows that the number of Americans with less emergency savings has ballooned since the crisis began.4 min read Aug 20, 2020
$4,000 travel tax credit? Here’s how the ‘Explore America’ stimulus proposal could fund your next vacation
Here’s what a proposed tax credit for travel could mean for you.4 min read Jun 24, 2020
What to do with an inheritance
When it comes to handling a windfall, don’t rush it. You’re going to want to make a financial plan.6 min read Jun 19, 2020
Negative interest rates and savings accounts: What that could mean for your money
Here’s how to optimize your saving strategy in a tough economy.3 min read Jun 08, 2020
How to prepare your finances for a natural disaster
In case of a potential emergency, it pays to be financially prepared.6 min read May 18, 2020
Survey: Nearly one-third of Americans dealing with lower income due to coronavirus outbreak
Half of those same households report having taken on more debt.7 min read May 13, 2020
Capital One savings bonus: Up to $500
Here’s everything you need to know about the offer to see if it’s the right fit for you.3 min read May 04, 2020
Ally Bank rolls out new features making it easier for consumers to save
Here’s what the online bank is offering to help customers boost their savings and meet financial goals.3 min read Feb 05, 2020
Americans are still making these 7 silly savings mistakes
These common mistakes are costing us a huge chunk of change.4 min read Jan 10, 2020
Are Christmas club accounts still a good idea?
These holiday savings accounts are still available at many small banks and credit unions. But are they the best way to save?3 min read Dec 16, 2019
8 ways to beat low savings account interest rates
It’s relatively easy to get a higher return on your money if you do your homework.7 min read Nov 07, 2019
A growing percentage of Americans have no emergency savings whatsoever
Nearly 3 in 10 adults would be at a loss if they suddenly needed to cover a costly expense.4 min read Jul 01, 2019
Survey: 21% of working Americans aren’t saving anything at all
Many Americans are adding nothing to their savings. These are the biggest reasons.5 min read Mar 14, 2019
6 financial goals to achieve before you die
Life is short! Accomplishing these goals will help you live a better life.3 min read Jul 31, 2018
7 tips for choosing a savings account when interest rates increase
Interest rates are on the rise. Follow these tips to find a savings account that can keep up.3 min read Jul 10, 2018
Parents have trouble saving because of mortgage payments, Bankrate survey finds
A new Bankrate survey also finds 1 in 4 Americans is open to buying a home in 2017.4 min read Feb 09, 2017
Meet 2 people whose emergency funds rescued them
1 in 4 Americans has no savings, our survey finds. Here’s how stashed cash can help.4 min read Jun 21, 2016