As Valentine's Day approaches, I thought I'd give my readers' love lives a potential boost by talking about the best way to boost their credit scores. Because if there's one thing that can dampen the romance in a relationship, it's not being able to get that loan or that mortgage -- or even that perfect job -- due to lousy credit.
Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect their home life, education and outlook on money management down the road.
This past December, Harold Henthorn was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife Toni Henthorn. Originally, when Harold Henthorn reported the death of his wife off of a 140-ft cliff in Denver, Colorado, it was considered an accident.
By pooling their resources as housemates, Golden Girls' hottie-of-a-certain age Blanche Devereaux and her homegirls Dorothy, Rose and Sophia keep on living the good life through retirement.
In the midst of the season it's easy to forget how expensive it can be, but when January rolls around, credit card bills are there to remind you.
Dear Readers, Here we go again. Just when we thought we could put the worries of 2008 and its aftermath behind us, market volatility once again has i...
Phased retirement is a catchall term that covers a variety of part-time and reduced-hour work arrangements for workers getting close to retirement age...
When you're taking control of your finances, one of the most helpful things to do is to create a goal -- so long as it's achievable. Otherwise, you might find yourself unsure of what steps to take or end up stuck in the middle of the process, treading water.
Dear Carrie, I'm thinking of refinancing my mortgage since I know interest rates are going up. Does it still make sense or have I missed the boat? -...
Imagine you're 18 years old and expected to buy a home. You are told to go pick something out that you like, something that "feels" right, and then bu...
For many of us, New Year's resolutions often vanish in days - weeks at most. The latest update of a University of Scranton study puts "weight loss" a...
Focusing on these issues may point more toward one or another potential guardian. But once you've answered these questions to your mutual satisfaction, there's still another important consideration.
Some higher education institutions require you to fill out multiple financial aid applications, but they all require at least one -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Any change to Social Security warrants attention, but there was enough activity late last year to require close reading and maybe a little additional planning if you're getting close to retirement age.
There are many more analogies between physical fitness and fiscal fitness. One thing I can guarantee is that if you stay on the couch watching TV you most likely won't see amazing results either physically or fiscally.
I'm in my late thirties, have a great job, and about to get married. Unfortunately, though, I don't feel that I have a real handle on my finances, especially as I look ahead to married life. Is there a good way for me to get up to speed?
As parents, we play an important part in shaping their kids' attitude and beliefs towards money. Though, it is not always easy to talk to teenagers on...
Tax day for 2016 is approaching, and there are a few changes to expect in 2016 regarding tax law that you should be aware of when preparing your taxes. Here is what you need to know to ensure you're heading into this year prepared.
OK, I'm not going to call the following your Financial New Year's Resolutions because too many resolutions get broken all too easily (yes I'm talking to you, cheesecake!) But these 5 steps really do have the power to transform your money picture from meh to mega.
Wherever you are on the income scale, there's always a way to be generous to others in need without damaging your own budget. Generally, if money is tight, give your time. And if both time and money are tight, you can get creative. Consider these steps first.