Planning

Money-Saving Holiday Survival Guide

Best days to shop, affordable entertaining ideas, budget travel tips, and more money-saving advice for getting through the holidays with your wallet—and your sanity—intact.

Sneaky Christmas and Holiday Shopping Tips

How merchants get you to (over)spend on holiday gifts.

3 Ways to Break Bad Holiday Shopping Habits

’Tis the season of temptations. No wonder you end up busting your budget every December. Learn how to resist your worst buying habits and your favorite retailers’ enticements, from free hot chocolate to, yes, even “Jingle Bell Rock.”    

5 Ways to Pay Off Student Loans

One thing you never learned in school: how to pay for it. In part two of Real Simple’s get-out-of-debt series, educate yourself on the best ways to reduce, or eliminate, college debt.

Here’s What People Would Really Do If They Won the Lottery

Spoiler: It involves paying off debt and buying lots of puppies. 

You’re Going to Pay More to Heat Your Home This Winter

Oil prices and lower temperatures are to blame.

Secrets of Saving Money

Expert advice on your day-to-day finances.

6 Tips for Safeguarding Your Personal Financial Information

Whether you bank with Wells Fargo or not, here’s what you should do now.

3 Money Resolutions Everyone Should Make in 2016

Set yourself up for a financially successful new year.