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.
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Additional savings tips
How much money you could be missing out on with a low-APY savings account
Online banks typically offer savings accounts with much higher yields than brick-and-mortar banks.2 min read Jan 24, 2023
What you should (and shouldn’t) store in a safe deposit box
Some items are good candidates for storage in a safe deposit box, but others aren’t.5 min read Jan 24, 2023
10 ways to meet your savings resolutions in 2023
Make 2023 the year you get serious about saving for your goals with these 10 tips.5 min read Jan 24, 2023
8 best money savings apps of 2023
Build up your savings by automatically setting aside small amounts of money.6 min read Jan 17, 2023
Holiday spending hangover: 7 tips to pay off debt and increase your savings
Here’s how you can start paying off that holiday debt and building up your savings.4 min read Jan 13, 2023
The best health savings account (HSA) providers of 2023
Confused about finding an HSA? Use these tips to determine the best deal for you.6 min read Jan 12, 2023
When should you spend your emergency fund?
Here’s how to decide when it’s time to withdraw money from your savings.6 min read Jan 10, 2023
Emergency fund amount: How much should you have in emergency savings?
The amount varies by individual, but there are guidelines.5 min read Jan 09, 2023
Take the 52-week money challenge: What it is and how to do it
Use this challenge to stash more cash toward your savings goals.4 min read Jan 06, 2023
8 ways to save more money in 2023
Make 2023 the year you take your savings to the next level.4 min read Jan 02, 2023
6 things to do if you lose your wallet
Losing your wallet can be reduced to a minor inconvenience if you know what to do.5 min read Dec 22, 2022
How to save money fast: 20 ways
These simple moves can help build a cash cushion.6 min read Dec 21, 2022
The average amount in U.S. savings accounts – how does your cash stack up?
Many households have too little saved to survive job loss or other emergencies.5 min read Dec 21, 2022
5 tips to earn the highest interest rate on a savings account
You may have to do some research, but it’s not hard to find a decent savings account rate.3 min read Dec 21, 2022
What is a savings account? Definition, how they work
Here’s everything you need to know about savings accounts.6 min read Dec 20, 2022
3 reasons to switch to an online bank
Competitive rates, fewer fees, and convenience are all reasons to consider online banking.4 min read Dec 16, 2022
How to start (and build) an emergency fund
An emergency fund is an essential part of a solid financial plan.7 min read Dec 13, 2022
Cash stuffing: How this trendy budgeting method works
Here’s how to use cash to help you stay within your budget each month.4 min read Dec 12, 2022
5 steps to create a travel budget template
You could save big by setting up a budget template for your upcoming trip.5 min read Dec 07, 2022
What should I do with Series E savings bonds?
Now might be the time to dust off those paper bonds and cash them in. Here’s what you need to know.3 min read Dec 06, 2022