Articles from Marianne Hayes

Lessons Learned

The End-of-Year Checklist I Wish I'd Tackled Last Year


5 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Join the Movement

What Does It Really Take to Retire Early?

Back to Basics

Financial Success Really Comes Down to 4 Basic Money Rules

Let’s Be Real

How Much Do You Really Need to Tip?

Money and the City

What Does It Take to Make It in the Big City? 3 New Yorkers Bare Their Budgets

Get Inspired

What Does Financial Freedom Look Like? How 4 People Defined—and Achieved—It

Get Started

How to Create a Budget That Works

Get Inspired

Young Millionaires: 4 Ways to Hit $1 Million By 40


How Much to Spend on Gifts for Weddings—and Everything Else

Budget Better

Which Pets Are the Most Expensive to Own?

Financial Planning

Save, Invest or Pay Off Debt? How to Tackle Competing Money Goals

Real Estate

First-Time Home Buyers Share What They Got Right—and Wrong

Big Wins

They Paid Off $218K of Debt—Without Windfalls or Six-Figure Salaries

All About the Hustle

I Paid Off Almost $50,000 of Debt By Side-Hustling on Fiverr


Retire at 38? Pay Off $200K of Debt? Extreme Savers Share Their Secrets


Got a Side Gig? Don'€™t Make These Tax Mistakes

Dream Vacations

8 Travel Bloggers Share Their Top Budget-Friendly Destinations for 2017

How We Did It

How We Paid Off $107K in Debt in Less Than Three Years

Growing Pains

Career Advice I'd Give My Younger Self

Money Wins

Resolved to Pay Off Debt or Save More? Get Inspired by These True Stories


The Best Days for Deals This Holiday Season


The One Hack That Helped Me Save Thousands: 7 Stories


Are You Spooked By These Common Money Fears?

Growth Spurt

This Simple Formula Can Make Budgeting Easy for Anyone


Ever Fantasized About Traveling the Globe? These Digital Nomads Made It Happen


Want to Have Kids? Better Plan on These Costs


The First Thing I Did When I Got Debt-Free: 6 Stories


You Can Make Money Doing This? 12 Offbeat Side Gigs

Fine Print

What You Need to Know Before You Sign That Lease

Growing Pains

Money Lessons I Wish I'€™d Learned Sooner: 5 Stories


4 Crucial Money Lessons It'€™s Never Too Late to Learn

How I Did It

I Spent $50 For a $10,000 First-Class Flight to Asia


I Boosted My Credit Score Almost 200 Points—and Got a Free Trip