Planning

9 Reasons You Don't Have as Much Money as You Need

You can blame your boss for not giving you that raise or your inability to make a budget, but here are nine real reasons you’re always broke.

6 Signs You Should Get a New Credit Card

If you’ve ever wondered if another credit card would help or hurt you financially, here are six signs that you should get a new one.

The Best Time to Book Flights

Follow these general and seasonal rules to get the best deals on your family’s airfare.

Help for 6 Common Money Issues

If you’re worried about any of these financial troubles, try these problem-solving tips.

Kathleen’s 6 Favorites of 2012

Our staff highlights, what they deem, RealSimple.com’s best ideas of 2012. Here, Managing Editor Kathleen Harris shares her picks.

What Is “Phased Retirement”? Plus, More Retirement Terms to Know

Retirement can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn what these six retirement-related terms mean and how they affect you.

7 Easy Money-Saving Ideas

You don’t have to make drastic lifestyle changes to improve your bank balance. Try these quick tips and start saving today.

4 Ways to Teach Kids About Money

It’s never too early to teach your kids the value of a dollar.

3 Ways to Save Money on Checking

Avoid checking account service charges with these helpful tips.

What Is Renter’s Insurance, and What Does It Cover?

Homeowners would never go without adequate insurance coverage—and neither should renters. Here are seven reasons why renter’s insurance can save you money and peace of mind.