Life’s Money Rules – Rule 5: Tell Your Money Where to Go

If the word budget is like nails on a chalkboard, you’ve got a friend in me. I know the feeling.

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Life’s Money Rules – Rule 4: Anticipate Your Irregular Expenses

If I asked you to stop what you’re doing, add up your monthly expenses, and deduct the total from your

Life’s Money Rules – Rule 3: Give Some Away

More than 25 years ago, Gordon Gekko, the main antagonist in the 1987 film “Wall Street,” declared, “Greed is good!”

Life’s Money Rules – Rule 2: Save for the Future

While the common term for a savings account is, well, “savings,” I prefer a more elegant title: Contingency Fund. It

Life’s Money Rules – Rule 1: Spend Less Than You Earn

My life changed radically 21 years ago when I broke my self-imposed gag order and told the whole world about


Tips and Tricks to Stop the Money Leaks

For many, it’s not the big expenditures that keep them spending beyond their means, but rather the thousands of little


Handy Reminders Save Money

I don’t know if the world is getting older, or we all just have too many things to remember, but


How to Revolt Against Spouse’s Money Rules

Dear Mary,
My husband and I don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to spending. Basically, he feels that I


Rules of Money Management Haven’t Changed

Dear Mary,
I love your “Everyday Cheapskate” newspaper column. You’ve changed my life! Now I need help. My


Save Money in Everything You Do

It’s amazing how saving a little here and little there can add up to big savings. Each of these tips on

Plastic: Hazardous to Your Wealth

Today, there is a huge debate about whether exposure to plastic poses health risks. But there exists still an even


Spend Money Only Where It Counts

Even the mention of words like frugality and thrift send some people over the edge because, for them, those words