You Need a Money Accountability Buddy

Image: Dario Valenzuela on UnsplashAutomation is one of the most important tricks to getting your finances in order. Having auto-deposits to a retirement or other investment account and transfers to a savings...

These Are the New 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits for 2019

Image: Michael Longmire on UnsplashRetirement savers can put an extra $500 aside in their 401(k)s and IRAs as the IRS adjusts for the annual cost-of-living for 2019.That means those who participate in...

Breaking Down the 3 New Tiers of Economy Fares

In the quest to ring out as many pennies as possible from customers and compete with budget airlines, three U.S. carriers—American, Delta and United—now offer three distinct levels of Economy class tickets, and...

Find Cheaper International Travel Fares Using This Decades-Old Loophole 

Image: Patrick Tomasso on UnsplashAirlines are not allowed to charter flights between two countries if they are not based out of either. That’s why you won’t find Delta selling trips between Canada...

Time is more valuable than money

It's a GRS tradition! Each year on Halloween, I publish a story about planning for death. Usually these are general articles about estate planning. This year's story is personal. When my best friend died...

That's Not the Social Security Administration on the Phone

Image: Taylor Grote on UnsplashThere’s a new scam in town to be wary of, according to the FTC: Calls asking for personal information purportedly sent from the Social Security Administration. But it’s...

Should you pay off your mortgage early?

My friend Amy recently wrote with an interesting dilemma. “Should I pay off my mortgage early?” she wonders. Amy has a high-paying job and has managed to save enough that she could be completely...

When a Sale Isn't Actually Worth It

Image: Artem Bali on UnsplashBlack Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner (Nov. 23 and 26, respectively), and that means the holiday “sale” season is upon us. But as the...

The best of both worlds: How to find quality products without spending a lot...

Our recent three-part discussion on choosing quality over price has been interesting. (If you missed it, here's part one, part two, and part three.) It's clear that most of you money bosses value quality,...

All the Fun Things You Can Do If You Steal Someone's Identity

Image: DreamWorks SKG (Getty Images)Evil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual chance to delve into all the slightly sketchy hacks we'd usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free...

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