Some facts about the impact of Japan's aggressive stimulus program to inject $1.4 trillion into the economy over the next two years.
There are many ways to rein in wedding-related costs while still having a memorable event. Here are a few suggestions.
With this year's home buying season off to a strong start, due in large part to tight inventories and low interest rates, many prospective homebuyers may find securing financing an obstacle. Here are some tips on how to secure financing to help make the mortgage process easier.
While borrowing from your 401(k) may seem like a quick cash fix, it's almost never a good idea. Here's why.
Colleges should devote more time to teaching economics and elementary finance to their students. Armed with some basics, these well-meaning students would be able to make a much bigger impact on our world.
Unfortunately, there are many reasons this could happen, and even worse, it happens to many taxpayers each year, causing surprise, confusion and frustration.
When the Love Boat morphs into the Titanic and you are flailing in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, the banks are not rescuers, they're sharks..
When you begin to see that good feeling is part of your essential nature and not something that can ever be truly impacted by how much or how little you have, the game of money becomes considerably easier to play.
Don't assume that the grass is always greener, or the water bluer, a thousand miles away from home. No matter where you live, there are national and state parks, gorgeous lakes, vibrant cities, and idyllic summer resort towns within a day's drive.
We are passing our bad habits down to our kids. They see us spend but not save, pay bills or give to charity. You have to get your child involved in all of it. The only way to get money is to earn it. Make sure your handling of money is visible and simple for them to understand.
Melissa Bruninga-Mattaeu is a single mother who relies on food stamps and Medicaid to survive. Her take-home pay is $900 a month, of which $750 goes to rent and $40 goes to gas. Where does she work? She's a PhD who teaches humanities courses at a state college in Arizona.
The FHFA just announced that it will no longer allow Fannie and Freddie to purchase or guarantee so-called "non-qualified" mortgages with more than 30 years amortization or that have interest only payments, among other restrictions.
While summer jobs and earnings have expected tax implications for the summer worker, much to the surprise of the parent, there can be an impact on their tax return too.
All over the country, we will honor and celebrate our moms, take them to nice restaurants and shower them with gifts. But let's make sure to especially thank them for their economic sacrifices. On average it can cost around $176,890-$353,410 to raise a child from birth to 17. And that's not even including college!
With Mother's Day around the corner, I've been thinking a lot about the many awesome life-lessons that our moms have shared with us. Taking a closer look, I found that many of these lessons could be translated into financial messages as well.
There are many similarities between 401(k)s and IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts), but there are also some notable differences. How do you know which type of account you should contribute to?