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Bethany and her fiancé Charles.

My fiancé and I have saved over $100,000, traveled, bought a house, and built wealth — all thanks to a change we made 2 years ago

Bethany McCamish, a writer and designer, lives in Washington with her fiancé, an electrical engineer. Here's where their $11,500 a month income goes.
The author is not pictured.

I learned 5 money lessons from my parents’ mistakes, and my family is thriving

Making the same mistakes as her parents landed her in $100,000 of debt, but learning from those mistakes changed her life.
Bethany and her fiancé Charles.

My fiancé and I live on half of our income so we can pay off $75,000 in student loans and still save for retirement. Here’s what a typical ...

Bethany McCamish is a freelance writer and designer who lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her fiancé, an electrical engineer.

A financial therapist says penny-pinching probably isn’t going to help you spend less, but the occasional splurge might

If you say no to eating out with friends every time they ask, your deprivation might cause you to overdo it later on, leading you to spend more money.
If you love and trust your girlfriend enough to move in with her, you have to trust she'll understand the types of financial situations that make you uncomfortable.

I want to move in with my girlfriend, but she’s a spender and I’m a saver. How can we avoid financial tension when we’re sharing a r...

Approach the discussion as a way to get to know your partner better. With practice, difficult conversations like these will get easier.
The author, Elizabeth Aldrich, lives in Costa Rica.

I work for myself, save 50% of my income, and still have money left over to travel. Here’s how it breaks down.

I'm able to save about 50% of my $85,000 income this year because I control my three biggest expenses: housing, transportation, and food.

3 go-to strategies to make budgeting less complicated, less stressful, and easier to stick with

The zero-based method, the envelope method, and the 50/20/30 method are all popular budgeting strategies people swear by.

7 things people who are good with money never buy

People who are good with money aren't buying or leasing new cars, chasing designer items, or wanting the biggest and best houses.
A zero-sum budget helps take advantage of credit card rewards like travel, without incurring any debt. The author is not pictured.

How to use a zero-sum budget, the strategy that gives every single dollar a specific job

What is a zero-sum budget? It requires you to "spend" every dollar you earn by treating savings and investments like any other bills.
Wedding guest expenses add up.

I went to 6 weddings this summer. Here’s how much I spent.

I'm honored to have been included in my friends' weddings, but my wallet definitely took a hit. Here's a breakdown of what I spent and how I saved.