Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.
With so many generic options out there these days, it's often tempting to just buy the cheaper products and save your money for something else. But "cheaper" doesn't always mean better.
Combined households sharing living expenses, childcare, eldercare and maintenance duties made life more affordable in the '50s. Due to recent economic realities, multi-generational living has been on the rise for many families.
The summer months allow most of us a chance to slow down and catch up -- on relaxation, on chores and with a bit of scheduling and focus, on our money goals.
Millennials aren't incredibly worried about bank fraud -- but they should be. According to a 2014 Federal Trade Commission study, 20- to 29-year-olds are the highest reporting group for identity theft, making up a full fifth of complaints across all age brackets.
Ah, summer. That time of year for making s'mores around a campfire, riding adrenaline-pumping roller coasters and... bonding with the kids over a money talk? Ok, so maybe that last scenario isn't as traditional as fireworks on the Fourth of July.
The unfortunate reality is that most young adults have received little instruction about personal finance at the moment they need it most: when entering the workforce and starting "real life."