5 Ways to Clean Up Your Budget and Get Back on Track

Remember your budget? You know, that spreadsheet that’s been collecting dust? That app you haven’t logged into in months? If this sounds like you, your budget could use a little attention. Don’t just spend the spring deep cleaning your house…

What to Do If You Have an Eviction on Your Record

The best way to deal with an eviction is to fight it before you’re forced to leave your home. Not everyone who fights will win, though. And after you’re evicted, the nightmare isn’t over. Having an eviction on your record…

‘Napkin Finance’ Review: 4 Things I Learned From This Book

As a bookworm and a personal finance nerd, I love reading a good book about money. That’s why I was so excited when The Penny Hoarder launched a virtual book club in January to read and discuss personal finance books.…

The Budget Mom’s Secret: Managing Money Her Own Way

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in June 2019. Kumiko Love is known online by the moniker The Budget Mom, but money management didn’t always come naturally to her. Having a finance degree didn’t make her immune to money…

8 Black Financial Influencers to Follow in Honor of Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to acknowledge and reflect on the achievements Black people have made to American society. We’d like to recognize Black History Month by highlighting several Black influencers who enrich the personal finance arena with…

Dear Penny: Do I Freeze My Eggs for $8K if I Haven’t Met Mr. Right?

Dear Penny, I’m a 37-year-old female who wants kids. Just after the holidays, I ended a six-year relationship with a man I loved dearly because he decided he didn’t want children. I’m one of four kids and the only one…

How to Manage Your Finances if You’re in the Sandwich Generation

Saving for financial goals such as retirement and buying a house is hard enough. The so-called “sandwich generation” has the added struggle of trying to manage priorities: caring for aging parents while saving for their own goals. The sandwich generation…

Mvelopes Review: Digitize the Cash Envelope Method With This App

The cash envelope budgeting method can be a very effective way to control your spending. The premise is simple. You come up with spending limits for your variable expenses, like groceries, eating out or entertainment. Next, you fill up envelopes…