What, if any of this, could our children understand? What have they taken away from their eyewitness view of the world's economic turmoil?
Credit card debt? Student loan debt? Cash flow problems? Budgeting issues? We all experience financial troubles; for some, it may be a short-term situation, while for others it can be a lifelong journey to get one's financial house in order.
If you requested an extension on your 2014 taxes, the six-month period will end on October 15. Although the tax extension deadline is nearly here, you still have time to file, and to help you meet your deadline, we've compiled some things you should keep in mind when filing your taxes last minute.
The Internet has increased the risk of financial fraud for young and old consumers, but thieves still work by phone and mail. Monitor credit data and make sure loved ones know how to keep their financial data safe.
When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and irrational investing mistakes. Let's clear the confusion once and for all.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's off to a pretty dismal start. Following the Experian breach announcement on Oct. 2 that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers, retail brokerage Scottrade announced it had discovered a breach in one of its systems.
If you've applied for a T-Mobile phone plan within the past two years, there's a high chance your information may have been breached by Experian -- one of the three major credit bureaus.
As tempting as it may be to ignore the open enrollment information that comes across your desk, I encourage you to consider it carefully. It can be a real plus for your financial health and well-being.
With so many low-income Americans struggling to find jobs, keep their homes, and supply basic needs for their families, the need for public interest lawyers has never been greater. These attorneys play a vital role in ensuring equality within the justice system in America
While I generally agree that lowering debt before you retire is a good idea--especially 'bad' debt such as high-interest, nondeductible credit card balances--how much debt you can comfortably handle depends on the size of your debt relative to your projected income.
I've seen a little of everything in terms of no-no's over the years. These are the classics. From borrowing too much, to being too aggressive or way too conservative. There seems to be no shortage of bad 401(k) behavior.
It's a painful question that we all have to ask ourselves. Most of us have heard the horrifying statistic that one third of Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless. As the economy shifts from industrial to informational and from local to global, we will see more workers displaced. What are you doing to safeguard yourself and your family?
There are a number of ways in which coordinating benefits with your spouse could put a few more dollars in your pocket over time, so it's worth looking at the options and running a few scenarios before deciding when to collect.
If you have a debit or credit card, you've likely noticed that you've recently received a new version of the card that includes a chip. As such, you're probably wondering what this chip is and why your cards need it.
One of the biggest concerns beyond security for users of technologies like Android Pay is whether relying on it completely to make all of your purchases is a wise idea.
For mid-career workers, education is a great way to remain vital in the workforce. It can also be a risky financial investment. Experienced workers should fully investigate all degree and training programs for maximum payoff.
Many novice investors often think being a successful investor is just about picking the "best" investments and maybe even timing the market perfectly. Realistically investing is about making smart decisions and avoiding making the big mistakes that can drag down you long term returns.
It's usually hard to get people to talk about estate planning, so I'm actually heartened by your question. No matter your age or your wealth, it's smart to plan in advance how you'd want your property to be distributed should something happen to you.
Believe it or not, ordering the lamb chops, or not, can tell a lot about you. The real you. The you that feels deserving or entitled or indulgent. ...
Whether you talk to your kids about money for a few minutes at the kitchen table or when you have a few coins and dollars out for specific purposes, these are opportunities for kids to become familiar with money.