I'm all for young people starting to invest early for several reasons. First, it's a great way for them to learn about the mechanics of investing. Second, they can learn about the markets -- during both good times and bad -- without too much at stake.
It doesn't matter if you're searching homes for sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL, or Philadelphia, PA. Type "how much house can I afford" into a Google sea...
So to heck with that bonus check, right? Wrong. You've been given a good opportunity to think about your job, your annual earnings and the financial decisions you're making and might need to make in the future. Here are ways to proceed.
We all know what Thanksgiving entails--turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole l...
With time rushing by and the end of 2015 in sight, you may be lamenting that you haven't accomplished all that you had planned. But even if you'll have to put off certain things until 2016, you still have time this year to make some smart financial moves.
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.
Numerous studies report that in general LGBT Americans earn more and carry less debt than the general population. But does this mean we are actually better with money?
In early 2015, President Obama proposed the Student Aid Bill of Rights, which included a provision to make it easier for borrowers to repay their students loans. As the result, the government introduced a new repayment option for federal student loans: Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE).
For many, evaluating health care coverage options is a really big decision, as it affects both health choices and finances, but with the right information and tools at hand, the process of signing up for and later reporting health care coverage on tax returns is simpler than ever. Here are some important things to know.
The final weeks of the year are a last-minute chance to clean up bookkeeping before tax time, make final spending decisions and seek financial advice for 2016. Here are a few tasks you might want to schedule.
As with anything to do with Social Security, there's more to consider. So let's start by going over the basics; then we can explore some scenarios that may help you maximize your benefits.
It's one of the most common questions I get -- "What's the best way to save for college?". Or the other one that's popular nowadays -- "Is a 529 plan the best way to save for college?" So I thought I'd address that here.
The winter holidays often have a bad reputation as the most budget-busting time of the year, but with proper planning, they don't have to be.
Millions of low-income Americans depend on check cashing institutions, pawn shops, and payday loans to fulfill much of their banking needs. These places are notorious for ripping people off and serves as one of the countless barriers that keep poor people impoverished.
Dear Carrie, My husband and I are in our thirties and have a three-year-old. I'm thinking that we should have a life insurance policy, but the choice...
The Rainbow Push Coalition has partnered with Chevrolet and created Money Matters, a new workshop series created specifically to help African American consumers demystify the complexities of financial literacy and improve their financial grade.
Understanding your personal finances can feel like a lonely process, which is all the more reason not to go it alone.
You probably already know that your credit scores are used by banks, credit card issuers, car dealerships, insurance companies and more to determine the risk of lending you money or providing services, but it seems that there is a very real connection between your love life and your credit score.
Time to face facts: You can't control what the stock market does day to day or even year over year. But what you can control as an investor are your financial attitude and behavior. One simple way to improve your fiscal behavior, is to work with a qualified financial planner.
Whether you're considering relocation for a new job or closer proximity to family, it's important to figure in the cost of your move. Even if you're o...