Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.
While spring is often the time that most people look for houses with the intent to buy, fall and winter are the best time to plan a purchase and determine if you are financially fit to be a homeowner.
These taboos and fears also make us blind to the threat of out-of-control private debt and credit wasted on real estate and speculation rather than growth that lifts everyone. For Turner, thinking radically is the most practical way forward.
Credit card debt is like a holiday fruitcake: It can last for a surprisingly long time, and usually you're better off without it. Even so, many peop...
If you tend to carry a balance on your credit card throughout the year, it's likely that you'll do so after the holidays. Before you swipe your card left and right for friends and family this holiday season, give yourself the gift of low interest.
Here's another thing we can pretend doesn't matter.
There are a lot of words you can use to describe San Francisco -- scenic, eclectic, hipster-friendly, but unfortunately, cheap isn't one of them.
As of October 2015, American consumers owe $8.17 trillion in mortgages, $900 billion in credit cards, and $1.19 trillion in student loans. Home mortg...
Have an excellent credit score? That's great, but don't go cueing up the Rocky theme song as your personal soundtrack or crowning yourself a credit master.
The highway funding bill before the House would require the IRS to outsource part of its tax enforcement to private debt collectors. This policy has failed before -- when it actually lost money for the government, according to the IRS -- and remains misguided.
Adair Turner discusses his new book, Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance and the critical questions -- and radical solutions -- that can help lift the economy for everyone.
Unless reporters give Ryan a pop quiz, they really don't know what he knows about the budget, but they do know what he says. In addition to wanting to privatize both Social Security and Medicare, Ryan has indicated that he essentially wants to shut down the federal government.
Most 20-something people would never think of buying an RV, none the less living in one. We, speaking of the millennial crowd, are on great terms with "living a simple life" and we love tiny houses for their cool, sleek style, but not RVs.
First of all, if you are perfectly happy with your life, this blog may not be for you. This is for millions of people who go to work and are miserab...
Well, at least the expectations are low now. As you can see from the chart on the right, earnings have been revised down 30% in the past week (f...
There is a saying at wealthier colleges that these institutions can afford anything that they want but not everything that they want. Families would be well advised to see how wisely and in what a college invests before they invest in the college.