Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts on the earnings call, "The volume is hard to comprehend." No sh*t it's hard to comprehend! Can you imagine -- $178 billion worth of weed? It's totally blowing my mind -- and I'm not even high right now.
As a first-time investor, even if you understand how the stock market works, you might not know how to play the market wisely. Luckily, there are apps designed specifically for novice investors, and the technology is simple to understand.
This little train wreck over the White House's proposal and then retraction of a plan to cut back on a wasteful yet beloved tax benefit is highly instructive. It's a clear example of how much hot air there is in these fiscal debates.
We all know unforeseen things can happen, but not everyone is prepared to pay for these sudden costs. Make things easier on yourself and proactively prepare for surprise financial expenses.
The entire estimated cost of attendance for my MBA program at the University of Denver was $90,000 -- of which $67,000 was for tuition. Even for high earners, that is a lot of money to have on hand to pay for tuition and living expenses -- so taking out some student loans was the inevitable choice.
There is hardly an industry that will pay so much attention to detail in preparing a yearly outlook as the world of finance; no, not a review of events and accomplishments, but a set of predictions.
Those who have challenged this in the past instigated social progress, political recourse and cultural revolutions -- all phenomenons rooted in change, outlined to disrupt the norm and drenched in risk -- risk we can't afford to take.
While today's technology makes it easy and seemingly practical to use our credit cards for everything, when it comes to paying the bill, it still takes money. And that's where it may pay to be a bit old fashioned.
You can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.
I am 63 and was wondering if the consolidation loans are not paid off by the time I reach my full Social Security age (66), will it affect the amount of Social Security I receive?
When you're in your 20s, your tax filing is usually pretty straightforward. Unless you buy a house or you travel a lot for your job, you're not going to be claiming a lot of deductions, aside from writing off the interest you're paying on your student loans.
There are many things to consider when contemplating retirement. It is one of life's sea changes and if not carefully considered, there can be many surprising outcomes.
Despite midrange results for U.S. high school students in PISA's first-ever global financial literacy test, best practices from other nations can provide a strong path for U.S. students to learn and master these skills.
Americans have grown up with fears of inflation -- commonly defined as rising prices. But despite the Federal Reserve's oft-stated concern with inflation, we haven't seen much of it in recent years. In fact, the current concern is quite the opposite: deflation.
Don't give up hope just yet. There is an excellent way to reduce Parent PLUS loans.
Well, I thought I was glad I had college 529s, until this week. President Obama, in his State of the Union address, has introduced a new plan to discontinue the tax-free withdrawals on earnings in 529 plans.
Here are my predictions for 2015, to make your year rich in returns and light on costly mistakes.