Articles from Marianne Hayes

Smart Money

The One Question You Need to Ask Your College About Scholarships

Money Makeover

You Could Save Hundreds of Dollars This Year by Comparing Prices on 1 Expense

Smart Money

3 Moves to Help Women Overcome the Investing Gender Gap

Tax Prep

Don’t Miss the Chance to Grab Your Share of $1.4 Billion in Unclaimed Tax Refunds

Tax Time

How to Cash In on a Valuable Tax Credit That 1 in 5 People Miss

Money Moves

5 Ways to Save Money When You Live Alone

Get Growing

6 Legal ‘Loopholes’ That Can Save You Hundreds—or Even Thousands—on Your Taxes

Single Savings

7 Ways to Have Fun Alone for Cheap

Stay the Course

Buy, Sell or Hold? 3 Investors Share Lessons From the Great Recession

Fight Fraud

Here Are the Credit Bureaus You Need to Contact About Fraud

Deduction Season

Tax Deductions: What’s Still Available This Year and What's Gone?

Score High

What Is a Good Credit Score?

Success Story

How One Couple Paid Off $50K of Debt in Just 13 Months

Don't Settle

Not Negotiating My Starting Salary Cost Me More Than $100K

Get Inspired

Save $22K? Pay Off $6K in Debt? How 3 People Hit Big Money Goals in One Year

Save Smart

11 Painless Ways to Save That You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Plan and Save

Budget Better: How to Make a Budget That Actually Works for You

Money Makers

9 Side Hustles for 2019 That Don’t Require a Lot of Talent or Ramp-Up Time

Holiday Hacks

Stockpiling, Short-Term Rentals and Other Creative Ways to Save Money This Season

Do You

A Little Self-Care Can Be Good for Your Money, Too

Smart Spending

What’s the Right Amount to Spend on Holiday Gifts?

Growing Pains

4 Investors Share the Mistakes That Cost Them Thousands—and How They Bounced Back

Retirement 101

How Do I Make Sure I'm on Track for Retirement?

Wedding Season

How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding Gift?

Make More

Side Gig Advice From Someone Who's Made $30,000 in Two Years

Smart Money

How Many Deals Can You Score in One Weekend? These 6 Found Out

Get Inspired

We Saved $27,000 in 10 Months—Then Took an 11-Month European Vacation

Smart Money

3 Ways to Thrive Financially in the Gig Economy

Pitch Perfect

What’s It Like to Win a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’? Two Entrepreneurs Tell All

Smart Money

Insider Hacks for Buying the Best Secondhand Clothes

Friends & Finances

Having Accountability Partners Helped These Seven Save, Earn and Invest Thousands

Love & Money

How 3 Couples Saved Thousands in Wedding Costs to Put Toward Bigger Goals

Lessons Learned

What I've Learned About Money: Lessons From Boomers Who’ve Been There, Done That

Small Wins

The One Small Step That Can Put You on the Right Track

100 Things Challenge

How Tossing Two-Thirds of My Stuff Transformed My Life

Budget Better

The Three-Step Budgeting Process That Helped Me Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Get Inspired

3 Millionaire Couples Who Started From the Bottom

Passive Income

How I’ve Racked Up $1,550 From Cash-Back Cards in Less Than Three Years

Get Inspired

Save $20K? Pay Off $11K in Debt? How We Hit Huge Money Goals in 12 Months

Smart Money

How to Unload Unwanted Holiday Gifts for Something Better (Like Cash)

Engagement Season

How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

Ditch Your Debt

4 Unconventional Ways to Pay Your Student Loans Off Faster

Membership Has Its Rewards

Want to Be a Millionaire One Day? This Club’s For You

Mailbox Money

‘It Feels Like Free Money!’: 4 Stories of Successful Passive Income Strategies

Do Your Homework

Does Going Back to School Actually Make Financial Sense?

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