General: Money Planning

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.

10 Ways Color Affects Your Spending

Find out which colors are subconsciously associated with certain feelings, and how that affects how much you spend at the mall.

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.

5 Strategies to Eliminate Debt    

Weighed down by credit-card bills? In part three of Real Simple’s get-out-of-debt series, learn insider strategies for zeroing out even a sky-high balance. You owe it to yourself.

Saving and Budgeting Basics

Learn how to cut expenses and save more than you spend.
 

How to Avoid Common Scams

Learn how to avoid the most common swindles—from high-tech password theft to low-tech door-to-door hustles.

How to Make the Most of Your Health Savings Account

If your health plan offers an HSA and you’re not taking full advantage, pull up a chair. Financial expert Jean Chatzky—coauthor of Age-Proof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip—cuts through the jargon and shares her secrets for maximizing those HSA perks for your whole family.

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.

6 Money Questions Couples Need to Ask Each Other

These conversation starters will help make dreaded money talks easier.

9 Simple Steps to Getting Out of Debt In 2017

Armed with advice from financial experts, you’ll be out of the red before you know it.