The first step when it comes to identity theft is admitting you have a problem. Knowing your ID IQ is a good place to start.
It's tempting to fixate on the dollar amount of your paycheck. But the fact is: What matters far more is what you do with those dollars -- and what you allow those dollars to do for you over time. True financial freedom doesn't happen until you've put your money to work for you.
Many, many tears were shed during those three months, and honestly, in the months before and following. It was with some help from my mom, an influx of new work and past due payments, and a lot of hustle that allowed me to pull through that time.
Not sure how to start the kids and money conversation? Here are tips on talking to kids of all ages.
Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, My husband and I have been married for 6 months and have a baby due in the fall. My husband has over $100,000.00 in Sallie Mae private loans. His parents took these out for him on his 18th birthday, and sent him...
Younger generations use plastic and electronic payments more than anyone. Look at PayPal, Amazon and iTunes. It's just a natural thing for them. While older generations prefer cash and checks.
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Insurance is only worth the money if it truly protects you and your finances. At this time in life, as you approach retirement or semi-retirement, it's wise to re-examine your current policies. That way you'll know that you have what you need -- and you're not wasting precious dollars on what you don't.
Anyone with a non-zero pulse rate should know about the ongoing debate over whether income and wealth inequality has risen in United States and Europe, and the implications if they have.
What happened in this recovery is that we settled into trend growth before we bounced back and repaired the damage. That's why the job market in particular has taken so long to recover.
Consumers looking to purchase a home within the near future face many decisions, including how large a down payment to make. The down payment is the sale price (confirmed by a appraisal) less the loan amount. In most cases, home purchasers must have financial assets at least as large as the down payment they make.
If you're a first-timer or simply need a back-to-school refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity.
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No, I am not rotting in my parents' basement. However, if I had not moved in with my mother, I would be homeless. I am single and have no children; however, if I had children, I would likely be eligible for additional benefits.
We've decided that there is no better time than now to round up our 50 top money tips into one juicy, super-helpful read. From the best ways to budget to how to boost your earning potential like a pro, these nuggets of financial wisdom are as fresh as the day they were published.
Having a teenage driver is a hair-raising experience that can keep parents awake at night. And, as if that wasn't enough, parents also get hit with an enormous spike in their auto insurance premium after adding junior to their policy.
Return-to-school also means it's return-to-spending time. Combined spending for back-to-school and back-to-college is expected to reach close to $75 billion this year. This is a great time to continue your kid's money lessons.
Many workers are now directly responsible for their financial well-being. Most individual investors are not sufficiently well-informed on financial matters, and thus often make less-than-optimal choices in managing their retirement.
Every Life Event, including a job change, comes with questions. You'll have some big decisions to make.
Too many American corporations have recently sought to renounce their corporate citizenship and reincorporate as a citizen of another country in order to avoid paying a fair share of taxes. The technical term for this practice is an "inversion," but it really is a perversion of our tax laws.