Talking about money might not be as fun as discussing the songs your reception band will play or the tropical location in which you'll be honeymooning, but it's truly one of the most important pre-wedding talks you'll have.
Being student-loan-free means I'm old. As in, I should have my life figured out by now. I should be married (which I'm not), have kids (which I don't) and know what I want to do career-wise (again, I don't). I'm almost 29 and don't know what the rest of my life will look like.
Consider this scary statistic: In 2010, four out of 10 families headed by someone age 45 to 64 had nothing set aside for old age.
Yes, you only live once. That is an inescapable truth that applies to us all. What is not true is that you have to "just get by" financially in order to really live. You can really live right this very moment and save for your future.
Is your IRA invested in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs? Or have you decided to spread your investment horizons a bit, and include some "non-tr...
The current slowdown of home prices has been sharpest in markets that crashed during the bust and bounced back last year. And although asking-price ga...
Merchants basically get it -- to many of them, Groupon looks less like an innovative advertising mechanism than a loan broker, arranging bundles of small loans from consumers, and taking a substantial cut... Consumers don't often see this side of the equation.
Taken together, these three steps -- creating accessible, affordable savings products, ensuring automatic enrollment and providing more effective incentives to save -- would vastly expand retirement security for our nation's working families.
When it comes to retirement, we could be talking decades. That's a long time to keep your eye on the prize and stay actively committed.
The phrase "frozen assets" is one that strikes fear into the heart of many a wealthy citizen. Yet, for investors interested in protecting and passing on their wealth, there is a way to re-appropriate the concept of "frozen assets" in a beneficial and advantageous way.
It seems that the government is gathering kindling for a big bonfire.
Calculating income taxes is a royal pain, even when your situation is uncomplicated enough that you can file a 1040EZ Form. And if you're self-employed, be prepared for extra layers of complexity.
I do not recommend families hide money or game the system to get additional financial aid. However, I do recommend that you know the financial aid rules, work within those rules and adjust your college planning accordingly.
The rebate of the Realtor's commission can only be used as a credit against closing costs. If the rebate is not fully needed for that purpose, the Realtor will keep it - it will not be taken off the purchase price.
Ladies, it's time to take charge. It's time to change our mindset from one of limiting beliefs to one of abundance. It's time to move from complacency to action.
It's important for your future that as you consider what each school has offered you, do so with an eye on your life after graduation.
Over the next month or so, letters of acceptance will be in the mailboxes and inboxes of millions of anxious college-bound seniors and returning adults across the country, which means decision making is in full swing from now until May 1st.
Recent changes in household balance sheets can be viewed as a glass half-full or half-empty. But there are some traps lurking behind an apparent reduction in overall debt.
What happens to your bank account upon death depends a lot on what you do with it during your life.
Co-authored by Virginia Reno Patience is a virtue. In the case of Social Security, it can also translate to a higher retirement benefit. Up to 7...