What is your annual clothing budget for 2020 — and how will you keep track? Do you already know how you want to spend that budget in terms of “holes” in your wardrobe?
How do you save money on food? Do you feel like it’s harder to save money on food if you’re working long hours, or easier?
Wondering how to figure out what your monthly housing costs should be? We looked at some popular advice, the 50/30/20 rule for housing costs…
For today’s money feature, let’s discuss living within your means — how to make a budget and stick to a budget. What does “budget” mean to you? What tips and tricks have you used to set a budget, pay down debt, save money and protect against lifestyle inflation — and what alarm bells have you used to tell … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: How to Make a Budget
You may not realize it, but where you live is one of the biggest money decisions you make — it can impact YEARS of savings because it’s such a pain to move. So it’s worth asking yourself — can I have a roommate? Do I really need a 1-bedroom or is a studio OK? Do I need to live in the trendy part of town or should I live somewhere cheaper?
2017 update: we still stand by this advice on sticking to a budget; we’ve also updated links below. You may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to make a budget. Readers got into this discussion a bit in the comments to Monday’s resolution post, but I thought I’d continue the discussion … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Setting (and Sticking to) a Budget
2018 Update: We still stand by these tips on saving money on lunch at work — but you may also want to check out our most recent roundup of environmentally-friendly and stylish office lunch containers if you’re bringing lunch to work! Reader L has a question about lunchtime… Could you perhaps do a post on … Read More about 6 Tips for Saving Money on Lunch (Even If You Eat Out All The Time!)
Today’s reader mail deals with the inevitable problem: buying the same clothes as your coworkers. I have just started my career and I am building up my wardrobe essentials one button down at a time so i am kinda slow because i had to start from scratch (my college wardrobe wasn’t ahem ‘ladylike’). I have … Read More about Reader mail: My coworker has my same suit!