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Aim to Get to $10,000 Aim to Get to $10,000

It can feel daunting to start from zero when you’re a newbie saver or investor. You have financial professionals advising you to put away 20 percent of your income and save double your salary by the time you’re 35, while you’re struggling to pay rent and make your student loan payments on time. Saving anything at all…

How to Gift a 529 College Savings Account How to Gift a 529 College Savings Account

You don’t have children of your own, but you’d like to help your friends’ kids pay for college. Here’s what you need to know about gifting a 529 account.

It's OK to Buy the Damn Coffee It's OK to Buy the Damn Coffee

This weekend, I bought a bouquet of $6 peonies for my new apartment, a small celebration of sorts. The few dollars were tiny drops in the bucket of money I had just spent, considering the movers, increased rent, fees and everything else that comes with a move. Unlike those costs, however, the flowers were rather…

How to See What's Actually Inside Your Mutual Fund How to See What's Actually Inside Your Mutual Fund

Warren Buffett has made a reputation for himself as the world’s greatest investor, and he’s a big fan of index funds. Funds are basically one big investment made up of a bunch of individual ones. If you’re into lazy, set-and-forget investing, you’re familiar with them. But how do you find out exactly what’s in your…

Should You Put Your Tax Refund Toward Your Car Loan or Retirement? Should You Put Your Tax Refund Toward Your Car Loan or Retirement?

Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at alicia.adamczyk@lifehacker.com.

It's Okay to Increase Your Discretionary Spending Sometimes  It's Okay to Increase Your Discretionary Spending Sometimes 

If there’s one personal finance mantra that everyone can agree on, it’s decrease your discretionary spending. Skip those lattes! Pack those lunches! Wait until the movie’s on Netflix!

How to Save for Your Kid's College and Still Live How to Save for Your Kid's College and Still Live

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Each Monday we’ll tackle one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at…

Automate Your Savings With IFTTT Automate Your Savings With IFTTT

If you’re trying to save money with a finance app, this tip from commenter Drew-Ferg11 is super useful:

The Best Personal Finance Posts of 2017 The Best Personal Finance Posts of 2017

Money is confusing, and it didn’t get any easier to understand the past 12 months. There was a new tax bill, health insurance woes, and massive data breaches to contend with. Between budgeting and Bitcoin, we tried to cover as much as we could to help you understand your wallet a little bit better. Here are some of…

How to Afford a House When You're Spending All Your Money on Avocado Toast How to Afford a House When You're Spending All Your Money on Avocado Toast

If you’re a millennial and having trouble saving up for a home, Australian millionaire Tim Gurner has some simple advice for you: stop eating so much avocado toast. You’ll never be able to save for a home that way.

How’d You Do During the January Money Challenge? How’d You Do During the January Money Challenge?

You didn’t forget about it, did you? This month, we invited you to join our 30-Day Savings Challenge, which involved saving a little more cash every day for a monthly grand total of $465. Were you successful?

December’s Money Challenge: Gift Yourself December’s Money Challenge: Gift Yourself

This year, we challenged you to save more, get impulsive spending under control, and even earn some extra cash. For the final installment of this year’s Ultimate Money Challenge, we want you to gift yourself—by saving a portion of your holiday spending.

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons

Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some great suggestions for lessons you can teach kids at each age.

The Stores With the Best Black Friday 2016 Deals The Stores With the Best Black Friday 2016 Deals

If you plan on braving the super savings storm of Black Friday this year, these are the stores you definitely want to visit.

Start Your Savings With an Investment to Make the Habit Easier Start Your Savings With an Investment to Make the Habit Easier

Saving money isn’t just a habit, it’s an emotional shift. Money in your account feels like money you can spend. If it doesn’t go anywhere, it cries out to you. To hijack that feeling, start your savings with an investment.

Use a Money Monitoring System, Instead of a Budget, to Ease Your Stress Use a Money Monitoring System, Instead of a Budget, to Ease Your Stress

If you’re able to budget every dollar you spend into separate categories, that’s great. However, if that seems like too much for you, try a system that only asks you to monitor your money.

How to Escape the Bad Money Habits You Picked Up From Your Parents How to Escape the Bad Money Habits You Picked Up From Your Parents

Maggie McCombs, 26, a content marketer and social media consultant in Lexington, Kentucky, grew up believing her family was struggling.

The Trap of Spending in Anticipation of Becoming Rich The Trap of Spending in Anticipation of Becoming Rich

When I first graduated from college, I was lucky enough to get a pretty good job almost immediately. In fact, my first day at that new job was literally nine days after my college graduation day. My starting salary at that job blew away my earnings up to that point.

Don’t Forget to Include the Cost of Tipping in Your Wedding Budget Don’t Forget to Include the Cost of Tipping in Your Wedding Budget

When planning a wedding, most people are prepared for big costs like the venue, caterer, and photographer. One area that often gets overlooked, though, is tipping. And it can add up.

Attach Your Spending Desire to a Financial Goal Attach Your Spending Desire to a Financial Goal

If you want to buy a home, most experts suggest saving at least 20% for the down payment. It’s a simple goal for a big purchase, but it’s meant to protect you financially. You can use the same concept for other purchases, too.

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