The D.C. real estate market continues to move along at a very swift pace. Our market is nothing if not efficient and we consistently prove here that there is no such thing as "bad" real estate -- only bad prices. But I'm finding there's a caveat to that rule.
With families to support, bills to pay and the length of the shutdown unclear, furloughed workers face uncertainty. Will the Senate pass the back pay bill? Can credit card bills be delayed? What about the mortgage payments?
A good financial advisor will help you detect and manage that emotional component -- and potentially avoid actions that cost both heartache and money over the long haul. Here are five of the most common mistakes I've seen investors make.
Building credit remains the primary path toward strengthening one's personal economy, but keeping credit card debt low is equally important. These two practices can seem in conflict, but together they can help you build a good credit score.
Warren Buffett made another $10 billion from the investments he made during the financial crisis of five years ago. How does Buffett do it? And can you learn a lesson for next time?
What are the consequences of the United States of America not being able to pay its bills? First and foremost, this will create a lack of confidence in the economy. This lack of confidence and not being able to pay bills could result in the following repercussions.
In recent years, we've seen a major spike in deals that allow financial service providers to disburse federal financial aid to students through products like debit cards. These deals, which have raised serious concerns from consumer advocates, were shown to have significant risks for students.
Accessible, affordable, quality care in all cases improves lives and in many cases saves lives. It gives peace of mind and economic security to families. It increases productivity for large and small employers as well as for students. It creates jobs and contributes to our economic strength. It's a powerful statement of who we are.
You may remember a few weeks back that the stock market had a record setting run, with the Dow setting an all-time closing high of 15,676 on Sept. 18. But what does that mean for average investors like you?
Researchers argue that everyone's view of the good life can be varied, and you can't really account for the trade-offs that people are willing to make in such a list. This got me thinking about my own upbringing and the choices that my parents made in order to give us their version of the good life.
One of the top regrets expressed on one's deathbed is "I wish I hadn't worked so hard." I hope that none of us look back and say, "Ten years ago I turned my head for a moment and it became my life."
One of the best ways to feel in control of the money rather than be controlled by the money is to get very clear on how much you have, where it is, how much income it will produce, and to develop a strategy for responding to loan requests from friends and family.
Most (yep, probably 80 percent) of your long run financial success will flow from your understanding of these three simple factors: asset allocation, fees and performance. Here are some questions to guide you.
As an avid Yankees fan, I'm very sad to see Mariano "Mo" Rivera retire after 19 seasons in major league baseball. But I'm excited by the lessons we can all learn from him and how they can help you improve your credit.
Until one of us got really sick, we lived under the illusion that we were adequately covered by our health insurance plan. Two or three months after my wife was diagnosed with cancer, bills from dozens of "excluded" medical expenses started piling up.
Bring your lunch to work. Heated up leftovers might not be a tasty as a restaurant meal, but the savings make up for that. Remember, you are at work to make money, not spend money!