savings

Free

How to Find the Best Free Things to Do in a City Near You

From live shows to group hikes, most cities have tons of free activities you can enjoy on your own or with a friend. The trick to finding these freebies is knowing where to look.
Gina Ragusa
8.22.18
money brain

A Financial Survival Guide for the Next Recession

Seeing my own mother struggle through the last recession made me want to be sure I'm prepared for the next one. So I talked to some money and career experts to find out how to recession-proof my life.
Marco Margaritoff
8.15.18
spending

Three Signs You’re Spending More Than You Can Afford—and How to Fix It

Dipping into your savings to pay the rent? Afraid to look at the balance on your credit card statement? Here’s how to spot and fix money problems before they become a financial nightmare.
Gina Ragusa
8.2.18
money brain

Use These Travel Hacks to Get Free Stuff from Your Airline

Insider tips on scoring free flight vouchers, food or even a sweet hotel room.
Melissa Kravitz
6.13.18
Money Goals

Meet the Young People Who Are Retiring in Their 30s

The FIRE movement is all about retiring while you're young to travel and pursue your life dreams. No wonder it has a cult following.
Shomari Wills
6.5.18
money brain

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.
Gina Ragusa
6.4.18
Bougie Budget - Created with GEICO

Make Your Home Spa Day More Luxurious with This DIY Trick

Indulging your senses is the key to relaxing.
FREE Staff
6.1.18
Bougie Budget - Created with GEICO

Give Your Place a Vintage Look Without Spending Your Salary on Antiques

A retro chic look is less expensive than you may think.
FREE Staff
5.31.18
Bougie Budget - Created with GEICO

This Classy Cooking Hack Will Impress Your Friends

Entertaining at home is almost always cheaper than going out.
FREE Staff
5.31.18
spending

101 Brilliant Ways to Blow the $100 You Got for Graduation

Got a bit of dough with your diploma? Here are some ideas on how to spend it—from WTF to actually smart money moves that will make your life way better as you step out into the real world.
Gina Ragusa
5.24.18
Real State - Created With The National Association of Realtors

This Is How It Feels to Finally Own a Home

At first you'll feel totally overwhelmed—and then something else happens.
FREE Staff
4.26.18
Money Goals

How I Saved $25,000 in Three Years to Buy My First House

Radical frugality didn't work, but focusing on my dream of home ownership and finding creative ways to increase my savings made all the difference.
Desirae Odjick
4.25.18