When we remind ourselves of our most important goals, we can choose not to make more than we need and redirect our time and attention to doing things we enjoy as opposed to working more to earn money we would never spend.
I'm 53 and have virtually no retirement savings. According to popular wisdom, I am destined to spend my golden years in a box under the nearest railway trestle.
In this post, I address the assertion by Michael Lewis during his 60 Minutes interview and in his new book, "Flash Boys," that the market is "rigged" by high-frequency traders.
Open houses are an exciting adventure, but have their own set of rules. You need to follow them in order to turn open house shopping into a dream house purchase.
Some of the most important pathways to middle class American life become out of reach when one has little or no credit history. Buying a car or house, or sending a child to college can become close to impossible.
May 1 is just around the corner. This is traditionally the final deadline for high school seniors to decide which financial aid package they are going to accept to attend college in the fall.
Pregnancy can be one of life's most exciting phases as you prepare to welcome a new family member, but it can also be one of the most stressful, especially as the details of your maternity coverage start to bog you down.
We are a generation of maximizers, and it's both a blessing and a curse. Sure, we can identify what we like, online, on our phones and in store, but liking a product simply isn't enough to make us buy it.
With the costs of basic necessities rising and wages stagnating, minimizing unnecessary and wasteful spending is more important than ever.
No matter the reasons behind your decision to not file your taxes by April 15, the sooner you buckle down and do it, the better off you will be, and a weight will be lifted off of your shoulders.
Chances are, if you're not planning a summer trip that involves sinking your toes in the sand or sitting around a crackling campfire, you're contemplating taking a cruise.
As with weddings and vacations, spending on prom can easily spiral out of control, especially if your teenager isn't used to sticking to a budget. Use this as a learning experience by getting your kid involved making tough decisions, helping to prioritize expenses from vital to non-essential.
Decide how you are going to spend your time. What are you going to do during the first six to twelve months in retirement, and what do you plan to do for the rest of your retired life?
Remember, market corrections are a part of investing, like it or not. Stick with your plan.
If you are you one of the many people getting ready to file an extension for your tax return, there are several considerations that you should take into account.
While time is ticking for you to complete your taxes, don't get so caught up trying to file that you make a mistake!
For better or for worse, high-frequency trading is a part of our financial landscape today. This is an economic arms race, and there are risks involved.
There are only a few days left before your federal and Illinois state tax returns are due. They must be e-filed or postmarked before midnight Tuesday,...
Tighter rules on reverse mortgages that have recently gone into affect have made them harder to get, especially for seniors with heavy debt problems.
Once you determine how your current expenses are going to change during your retirement years, you can start to understand how much you'll really need to save.