There are definitely more important things than money in life, such as family, but money is still essential for a comfortable life. Unfortunately, it seems like there's never enough of it.
That's why every week we bring you a tip on how to make more money and save the money you do have. Whether that's cutting down on non-essentials, getting the best deal on services, finding alternative forms of entertainment or something else, we cover it. So you don't miss any critical information, here are the top five money tips we ran in 2015.
See all the best tips in the slideshow below:
Money saving tips
Top 5 money tips of 2015
5. 5 unnecessary tech purchases that cost you money
When you're building a budget, the first thing to look at is non-essentials you can cut. Music, movies, books, apps and other bits of entertainment often fall into that category. However, you might not want to give them up.
4. 3 things you're almost guaranteed better deals online
When online shopping first started, it was a bonanza for saving money. Online stores didn't have to deal with sales tax, a large chunk of typical retail overhead and you could usually find a free shipping offer somewhere.
In recent years, however, brick-and-mortar retailers have evened the odds with price matching and other savings. So you still want to check both for deals before you buy something. However, there are three things you might buy that are almost always going to be less expensive online. Find out what they are and some good sites to find great deals.
3. 3 secrets to dramatically lower your cable bill
When you're trying to cut non-essentials, your cable bill probably doesn't spring immediately to mind. Even though it's a huge expense every month, many people can't imagine going without their favorite shows.
2. Test whether your ISP is slowing down your connection
Your Internet connection lets you check Facebook, send email, browse the Internet, watch online video, play online games and connects you to the single largest source of information in history. You need it to be fast, and you probably pay a hefty amount to get an Internet plan with decent speed.
One of the biggest travel expenses is the airfare. Even worse, every dollar you're spending on getting to and from your destination is money you can't spend enjoying yourself while you're there. So, finding a cheap flight is definitely something to shoot for.