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Should You Use Savings to Pay Off Debt?

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.01.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

It's not an either-or question. It's both. You really need to save and reduce debt. Easier said than done, right? It can be done, you just have to make some sacrifices today to get yourself in a better situation for a financially secure future.

How Women Manage Their Money

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.17.2013 | Women

American women are pretty good at budgeting, but they don't have much confidence in the younger generation's money management skills. These are som...

Nearly Half Of Us Don't Have Enough Saved For This Basic Need

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money

A financial crisis would be bad news for many of us. According to a new survey, we don't have sufficient emergency savings. Forty-nine percent of 1...

How To Save For A Rainy Day

Emily Cohn | Posted 03.06.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. We know it's tough to save, es...

Surprising Way Millennial Generation Beats The Boomers

Emily Cohn | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money

For a generation that is often criticized for their coddled upbringing and conspicuous consumption habits, new findings suggest that Millennials are a...

Ask the Readers: How Much Do You Spend on Housing?

J.D. Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Where do you live and how much do you pay on housing? What percentage of your budget does this represent? Does your housing payment cramp other parts of your life? Or have you intentionally kept it low so that you can afford to spend on other things?

Take 'America Saves Week' to Heart

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

After four years of coping with a stagnant economy, probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away money for a rainy day -- you already know that. But hear me out, just in case.

Corporate Taxes As Percentage Of Profits Now Lowest In Decades

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

As a percentage of ever-growing profits, corporations are paying less in taxes than they have in decades. Thanks in part to federal tax breaks, cor...

Alexander Eichler

Almost Half Of U.S. Households Live One Crisis From Poverty, Study Says | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business

What does it mean to be poor? If it means living at or below the poverty line, then 15 percent of Americans -- some 46 million people -- qualify. B...

Creating a Financial Back-up Plan

Jennifer Streaks | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices
Jennifer Streaks

I can't stress enough that the first step is getting started. Don't think that you have to have hundreds of dollars to save each pay period. It is actually making the commitment to saving that is most important.

Janell Ross

Financial Ignorance and Denial High But Preparedness Low, Study Says | Janell Ross | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Americans are mired in debt they don't understand, according to a new working paper. Not only do many Americans not have a financial pl...

"Start Over, Finish Rich", David Bach's 10 Steps For Getting Out Of Debt

David Bach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Bach

If you are one of the estimated 50 million Americans who are drowning in credit card debt, know that while it may not be easy you can get out of debt.