Emergency Fund: Ready to Save
Tips and advice for getting your emergency fund in place.
Set it and forget it
You can save money without even thinking about it. Find a few minutes to deploy one or more set-it-and-forget-it methods, like a smarter direct-deposit setup or an automatic transfer.Read more
Cement 12 good habits
Personal finance guru Liz Weston has 12 rules of thumb to guide your financial life, from how much to spend on a car loan to why you shouldn’t make extra payments on your mortgage.Read more
Build a better budget
In its simplest form, budgeting is a third-grade math problem: How can I pay for all my expenses each month — including having some fun — without running out of money?
By creating a budget. We detail five steps for doing so, including how to determine your after-tax income, track your progress and set yourself up for success.
Use our calculator to figure out how much you should be spending on the things you need and the things you want, plus saving money and paying off debt.
Be smart about credit cards
Using credit cards for daily purchases can be safe, convenient and rewarding — if you’re responsible. And you’ll also be building a solid credit score with every swipe.
But are you really making the most of your plastic experience? Here are seven credit card tips everyone should know to help maximize savings.Read more