General: Spending

What You Must Know About Product Recalls

Yes, you hear about the cars with faulty brakes, but not all product recalls get media coverage—and that can be a safety issue. A couple of preventive steps can guard you.

3 Reasons You Should Definitely Keep Your Landline

It may seem silly—and a waste of money—to keep your landline, but there are still some compelling reasons to do so.

3 Ways to Replace a Lost or Stolen Gift Card

If a gift card goes missing, does that mean the money on the card is gone forever, too? Not necessarily. Here’s what to do.

How to Spring-Clean Your Finances

Weed out and straighten up your financial clutter with these six simple tips.

10 Ways to Avoid Spending Temptations

Is that little voice in your head saying “Spend, spend, spend”? Here’s how to silence it.

6 Ways Credit Cards Can Help Your Finances

You always hear the downside to credit cards—massive debt—but there is an upside to having these little pieces of plastic in your wallet.

How to Reboot Your Retirement Savings Plan

If you’ve veered off track with your savings plan, rest assured. These easy steps will help you get back on course.

7 Ways to Manage Money Envy


If your friends’ fancy vacations or shopping sprees are turning you into a little green-eyed monster, try these tips to change your financial mind-set.

3 Ways to Protect Yourself When Loaning Money

Whether it’s for an overdue bill or to fund a new business, a relative will ask for financial help at some point. Follow these tips for a smoother lending process.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Cash-Back Credit Cards?

Before you sign up for this type of credit card, make sure you know what you’re getting into.