The expert strategies and information you need to know to make the savviest purchases―of food, makeup, clothing, even home renovations.
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.
Learn how to avoid the most common swindles—from high-tech password theft to low-tech door-to-door hustles.
Best days to shop, affordable entertaining ideas, budget travel tips, and more money-saving advice for getting through the holidays with your wallet—and your sanity—intact.
How merchants get you to (over)spend on holiday gifts.
’Tis the season of temptations. No wonder you end up busting your budget every December. Learn how to resist your worst buying habits and your favorite retailers’ enticements, from free hot chocolate to, yes, even “Jingle Bell Rock.”
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.
Expert advice on your day-to-day finances.
If you're having trouble paying your taxes or want to fight late fees, these tips can help you negotiate with the IRS.
Just in time for back-to-school season, local governments are offering sales tax–free shopping days. Mark your calendars!