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Financial Lessons

Powerball Billions: Jackpot Payouts a Blessing or a Curse?

David Rae | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
David Rae

Just when you thought it was safe to be a lottery winner comes the buzzkilling news that many winners, even those in the multimillion dollar range, manage to blow through their windfalls and are back to broke in under seven years.

Financial Wellness And Millennials: Hard Times Yield Important Lessons

Kent E. Allison | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
Kent E. Allison

We all know by now that millennials are different. Not different in a bad way, just different. So it is no surprise that when it comes to managing their personal finances, millennials are taking a different path than the generations before them.

5 Money Lessons to Teach Our Daughters

Beth Kobliner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

Since math and money are so inextricably tied, it's possible that you're transmitting anxieties about both, leaving your daughter less confident to handle personal finance decisions

4 Tips for Teaching Your Children About Frugal Living | Posted 04.21.2014 | Money

As a kid, I thought my dad was cheap, but as it turns out, he's just smart. He knows what's important to him and what isn't. Those priorities are reflected in the way he spends his money.

5 Lessons From Your Mom That Can Teach You About Money

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 07.10.2013 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

With Mother's Day around the corner, I've been thinking a lot about the many awesome life-lessons that our moms have shared with us. Taking a closer look, I found that many of these lessons could be translated into financial messages as well.

30 Things Every 30-Year-Old Should Know About Money

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 06.22.2013 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

I'm 33 and I've made just about every financial mistake you can think of: over-drafting, bad checks (accidentally), bank account closed (by the bank), reports to Chexsystems, low credit score, having a ton of credit cards (20, at my peak), pre-foreclosure, high-credit card debt....

Ask the Readers: What Do You Wish You'd Learned About Money?

J.D. Roth | Posted 07.16.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Wouldn't it be nice if you could go back and give your younger self some words of wisdom? Since time travel doesn't exist, the best thing you can do is try to help other young people.