Despite all the advances women have made in the realm of personal finance, when it comes to saving for retirement, they still lag behind their male counterparts. On average, men's retirement account balances are more than 50 percent higher than women's.
Add up all of the above. I just found you $400. Now I know there are some so trapped in poverty that this in no way applies to them. But we are talking almost half of Americans today would struggle with a $400 emergency. At what point do you finally declare a financial emergency and start saving?
Americans know that secret money is being funneled into our elections every cycle, and they are not happy about it. In fact, almost two thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with the outsized influence of corporations in this country, and 78% want to see the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned.
While wages have increased for young men graduating college by about 8.1% since 2000, wages for young women have fallen 6.8% in the same time period. The discrepancy, according to the EPI's report, is likely driven by men at the very top of the wage gap distribution earning more than ever.
And it's not just a dangerous misperception that could lead to injury or death for you or others. At best, it's a costly one, because crashes and claims will ultimately cause your car insurance rates to go up.
Patient Assistance Programs, also known as Prescription Assistance Programs, are designed to help low-income patients that have difficulty affording their prescription drugs. Drug companies set up the majority of PAPs, but others are set up through state/local governments as part of their...
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On one hand, it's a great honor and will create wonderful memories. On the other hand, you may need to budget some extra money for the unexpected expenses of this commitment.
For much of the past decade, the public conversation about the LGBTQ movement has focused on the hotly debated topic of marriage equality. Meanwhile, many LGBTQ people have quietly struggled with the impact of the national economic downturn.
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For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income -- and how the economy functions. It is important to understand both, because our views about government policies and existing inequalities are shaped by which of the two schools of thought one believes provides a better description of reality.
In America we spend billions of dollars helping our children master reading, writing and arithmetic, and yet we send them out into the world lacking the basic skills to prosper in life: an understanding of economics and personal finance. Consider the facts.
Instead of buying a new duster, why not use an old rag? Instead of going out to eat, why not use up some of those leftovers in the fridge? Find creative solutions to your problems and you're sure to save a bundle of cash.
Losing weight is hard. You can go for several days with significant progress and then fall victim to the Ben and Jerry's taunting you from the freezer. Some extra incentive could help you maintain a healthier lifestyle, and for most of us,...
We can all build our wealth, grow our local businesses and attract the investment our neighborhoods need to sustain families and take them higher.
Why would we move our small children to a place where gang activity, violence and all the wonders and tragedies of abject poverty exist? The answer was simple: a shot at a better life.
The only downside to surety bonds is that the public has little awareness of them. All this means that consumers should educate themselves about their rights, and how surety bonds protect those rights.
Here's where the rubber meets the road. Compare your total monthly spending to your monthly income. Subtract your monthly expenses from your take-home pay. Are you in the black or the red?
Are you handling your finances the way Frank handled his political career? Appearing to get what you wanted but then going through a series of ordeals to hang onto it? Here are six signs your finances are as fragile as a house of cards.
It's tempting for everyone else to feel morally superior to the oligarchs sucking us dry. But the truth is, the negative psychological traits that come with having money exist to a degree in the middle class too.
Learning to manage your emotions so your fear of poverty transforms into faith in prosperity is absolutely key if you're to make real the ideal that you have plenty of money. Here are six ways to do that.
Last year I opened up my first Investing Account. My goal for the year was to play around and learn more about buying and selling shares. The very first purchase I made was about me wanting to support a company I believe in. The second purchase was recommended by a...