Spending

6 Secrets From a 7-Time Lottery Winner

From picking your numbers to winning the prize.

How Much Should You Really Be Spending on That Gift?

You don’t want to look cheap, but you can’t afford to blow your budget. Follow this simple advice to decide how much to spend on each person on your list.

8 Credit Card Myths You Probably Believe

Befuddled by the best plastic practices—and all that fine print? In plain English, here’s what you need to know.

How to Think Like a Financial Adviser

Overwhelmed by amorphous long-term money goals? Personal-finance consultant Ashley Feinstein leads a crash course to help you get a handle on your dreams.

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.