Tagged: saving money

How to Budget for Unexpected Expenses

We’ve all been there: you make a budget, you start making purchases based on your budget, and then you get stuck with some expense that isn’t in your budget. Read more… Read more

How Rich Would You Be Without Lattes?

If there’s one thing that grinds our gears here at Lifehacker, it’s when personal finance gurus declare that the easiest way to spend less, save more, and rack up riches is by giving up...

When It’s Worth Shopping on Black Friday

Maybe you already kicked off your holiday shopping. You snagged a Singles Day deal or one of the many pre-holiday sales dangled by retailers in early November. But it’s all a run-up to the...

What to Do First When You Get a Raise

You’ve worked hard for this, and the day is finally here: You’re getting your first paycheck reflecting the raise you successfully negotiated. But as anyone who’s ever received a windfall can tell you, money...

$2500 Is Your New Emergency Savings Goal

If saving up three to six months of expenses in an emergency fund feels like advice that’s wise but nearly impossible to achieve, there’s growing evidence that you don’t need quite that much money...

Leave Your High-Yield Savings Account Alone

“What goes up must come down” isn’t just how gravity works—unfortunately, it also applies to the United States economy. It can’t be bull markets and rainbows all the time, sadly. If you’re someone who...

How To Get Rid of Ants

Ants have a way of sneaking up on you. One day, you notice something small scurrying across your kitchen floor out of the corner of your eye, and the next you see an army...

Should You Consider a No-Penalty CD?

If you know only one thing about certificates of deposit, you probably know that this type of investment has a fixed period. You might put your money into a CD for nine months, a...

The Five Best Price Tracking Tools

Figuring out the best time to buy something requires constant watch over ever-fluctuating online prices, and some knowledge of how prices have changed in the past. Luckily, you don’t have to figure it all...