Etiquette

Do Checks Expire?

Is it ever too late to cash an old check? Learn the ins and outs of check expiration dates here.

How to Keep Finances Straight (Without Driving Each Other Crazy)

Sharing your space—whether it’s with a boyfriend, an aging parent, or a college-grad kid—brings with it a pile of money-related questions. How should finances be handled? Who pays what, and why? Follow these strategies for navigating three potentially fraught situations.

How to Survive When Life Gets Pricey

Multiple kids in preschool, a new house with rooms to fill, friends all getting married or turning 50—there are whole life stages when your expenses feel insurmountable. Don’t charge them. Instead, follow these money-stretching strategies so you can enjoy what you’ve got going on.

What Not to Tell Your Kids About Your Finances

Yes, communication is important, and children deserve the truth. But not the whole truth! Best-selling personal finance expert Beth Kobliner, author of Make Your Kid a Money Genius, outlines healthy boundaries for this touchy topic.

Secrets of Saving Money

Expert advice on your day-to-day finances.

11 Money-Etiquette Issues

How to finesse sticky financial situations involving friends and family.

All Your Etiquette Questions, Answered

Real Simple’s Modern Manners columnist, Catherine Newman, etiquette expert and author of the parenting memoir Waiting for Birdy, offers her best advice on your social quandaries. Send her your etiquette conundrum here.

Top 7 Tips on Tipping

Follow these expert-approved etiquette guidelines when showing your appreciation.

Financial Advice and Money Etiquette

Not sure if that extra service is worth it or need advice on lending to friends? Experts share their wisdom on money etiquette and dilemmas.

4 Ways to Deal With an Extremely Frugal Friend

What to do when it goes beyond pinching pennies.