Consider the “À La Carte” Method to Save Money on Expenses

There are a lot of things we pay for that we don't use completely. Your cellphone service, for example, is part of a package deal. But you probably don't use all of the minutes you pay for each month. For subscription services like this, finance author Ramit Sethi recommends "The À La Carte Method." » 8/27/14 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

Use the Ladder Method to Make Investing Simpler

So you know it's time start investing, but you're not sure where to get started. There's your retirement, of course, but there are a few different retirement investing options. Plus, what if you want to simply invest outside of retirement? In his book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi breaks down five… » 8/26/14 7:00am Tuesday 7:00am

Ask Yourself These Questions to Decide if You’re Ready to Invest

Most experts say, the sooner you start investing, the better. But just because it makes sense on paper to start investing early doesn't mean you're mentally ready to make the jump. Financial site Daily Worth suggests answering "yes" to the following questions to decide whether or not you're ready to invest. » 8/20/14 10:00am 8/20/14 10:00am

The Stores That Will Refund Your Money When a Price Drops

You buy an item, and a few days later, it goes on sale. It can be an annoying experience. But some retailers will refund you the difference in price. Kiplinger put together a list of popular retailers that with price drop policies. » 8/15/14 7:00am 8/15/14 7:00am

The States With the Cheapest and Most Expensive Mortgage Rates

If you're thinking about buying a home sometime soon, you've got one big thing working in your favor: low interest rates. Mortgage rates are at a record low, making the price you pay for your home cheaper overall, GOBankingRates explains. They checked out average rates across the country and put together a list of… » 8/13/14 10:00am 8/13/14 10:00am

How Much Is in Your Emergency Fund?

Not everyone agrees with how much should be in an emergency fund. Some experts say keep six months' worth of living expenses in your fund. Other experts say this is overkill, and your money would be better off in some kind of investment account. We want to know what works for you. » 8/13/14 7:00am 8/13/14 7:00am