Learning may not be top-of-mind for our children in summer, but their extra downtime offers some great opportunities for parents to teach practical le...
It is never too early to teach your children about the value of money and how to manage it. Kids are constantly learning - both inside and outside the classroom - and parents can play a key role in developing their kids' financial habits.
Summer travel's on all of our minds. So, here are my latest favorites for finding the best airfare prices online right now--after all, there's more to travel search than Orbitz and Priceline.
Dining out is almost always more expensive than staying home, but that doesn't stop most Americans from enjoying the experience. By using credit card rewards and other discounts to save on dining expenses, you can eat out for less than you may have thought.
Scammers are creative when it comes to devising schemes to try and steal your identity and money, and the BBB and the AARP have been warning consumers about such a scam lately regarding fake customer service surveys.
Make sure your portfolio is appropriately allocated and diversified to meet your circumstances and goals. And remember that your investing decisions should be based not on market timing but on the time you have to invest.
Second in a series. Major intellectuals, foremost philosophers and all my friends at the Abbey agree that most financial (or indeed life) issues can be explained in terms of the "The Golden Girls." In this episode Rose Nylund, played by the inimitable Betty White, faces a double whammy.
I don't believe that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is out to intentionally mislead us, but the system is extraordinarily complicated. And of course it's always possible that an agent will misinterpret your question or even make a mistake.
Navient has now departed from Sallie Mae and is a publicly traded company. It is expected to service more than 300 billion in student loans and many borrowers who took out Sallie Mae loans may now be under management by Navient.
For some graduates, paying off their student debt just became a gamble. Student loan debt has become an increasingly pressing crisis in the past several years, with politicians all suggesting solutions to help graduates pay off their student loans. New Jersey Assemblyman John Burzichelli recently proposed a student loan debt lottery.
Few Americans save enough for retirement. Whether due to financial issues or a lack of foresight, a lot of people either don't give much thought to retirement or are unable to save up enough to help them fund their elder years.
Few things cause more concern than a letter in the mail from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Though the agency sends out letters or notices for many reasons, identity theft is one of the fastest-growing issues for the IRS.
Money isn't everything, but adequate compensation can help you achieve your financial goals much faster. It pays to do your homework to make sure the field you want to get into is a realistic goal.
While there are generous exclusions allowed when it comes to capital gains on the sale of a home, timing is crucial and the clock is ticking.
If you are having trouble paying a student loan due to financial hardship or special life circumstances, you might qualify for a student loan deferment. The student loan deferment process is quite simple for the right individuals.
It's no secret that most college graduates need student loans to help pay for college. In fact, many students take out multiple student loans with differing repayment terms. That's why it'simportant to understand what loans you're signing your name to.
Paying off credit card debt might be one of the best moves for your personal finances. This can improve your cash flow, giving you an opportunity to build an emergency fund or save for retirement. Plus paying off credit cards helps increase your credit score.
We need to maximize tax-favored savings opportunities as early as possible and for as long as possible. We need to save more and invest wisely, even if that wisdom includes taking measurable and reasonable risks, and deferring near term gratification that we really can't afford, such as that extended vacation or the living room furniture by a fine Italian designer.
Start with a notion that's a bit counter-intuitive. To become an effective travel bargain hunter, planning is essential. In fact, embrace travel as a hobby, looking for tricks, techniques and current online resources to keep abreast of the best last-minute deals. Here's how to begin.
It's possible to invest for less than $100 and keep your fees at a minimum. Keep these tips in mind and you should be able to turn a small amount of money into an investment that lasts a lifetime.