On Wednesday, all Congress did was flip over the hourglass on a game of chicken that cost our economy $24 billion and left America's future up in the air -- and, by doing so, may cause some of our hard-earned retirement savings to disappear into it.
It is refreshing to finally get honest with yourself and know exactly where you stand. Write out every dollar that you owe and write out the interest rate of each debt. It may not be pretty, but now you can create a plan and feel a sense of control.
Our credit is so important and it requires an attention to detail. Although you should ignore some of the wrinkles in life, you should sweat the details in your credit.
Recently, the tragic story of Margaret Mary Vojtko went viral. Although she had taught at Duquesne for 25 years, it was reported that Vojtko died nearly penniless and without health benefits. Sadly, her situation is not uncommon.
Americans are living precarious lives. Nearly half of all families -- many with homes and cars and jobs -- are one misfortune away from financial disaster. Why do they lack the foresight to secure their financial futures?
Sure, we all know that supersizing a meal at a fast food joint is bad for our waistline, but what other product upsells aren't worth the added cost?
Is grad school worth it? The debate rages, and the economic rewards or ramifications are compared ad nauseam. While I have weighed in on the debate already, I am yet to expand upon the non-financial reasons why graduate school is worth the money.
I've spent the last two years knee-deep in deals and discounts. It's been a travel-heavy trip: I've hopscotched from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to a luxury outlet mall outside Tokyo. From that journey, both literal and metaphorical, here are my top ten lessons.
Especially in times of crises, those who succumb to Cramer's nonsense may find their retirement dreams seriously affected. For CNBC and Cramer, it's apparently of little concern, as long as those advertising revenues keep rolling in.
If you do not have health insure during 2014, even for a part of the year, you may owe an individual shared responsibility payment or what will otherwise be felt as a penalty.
Financial experts talk all the time about the importance of wealth, but remember that amassing wealth doesn't happen all at once.
Figure out what it is about a possible career path that you really find rewarding and don't assume that you get bonus points for smaller paychecks and you might stumble upon a career path that makes the world a better place and pays the bills.
If cutting Social Security benefits is now the primary goal of the Republican shutdown/default crisis, this is patently absurd. It's also a deceitful shell game.
Halloween offers some valuable lessons for your retirement planning. Just as most children await Halloween with glee, many working adults have the same excitement about their retirement day.
Tipping is one of the most difficult aspects of travel to navigate, since you have to take into consideration everything from how employees are paid to cultural traditions hat could have you embarrassing yourself and your waiter just by leaving that 15 percent.
I'm sure many others are tired of hearing great presentations about the ills of education. It's time for policies to be in effect that will solve the ills. When will we move from profound speeches to powerful policies?