There are some alarming crosscurrents taking place in U.S. public equities. Here are my observations.
Over the first five weeks of 2014, the U.S. stock market declined by roughly 5 percent. Is that a buying opportunity, or the beginning of more serious trouble?
Money can become an addiction like anything else. It can control your life. And to be honest, it's probably the only thing in my life that at times has become an obsession.
These questions are important to consider as you determine what percentage of pay you will contribute to your 401(k) plan.
Holistic thinking isn't complicated. It's the realization that each part of your life effects every other part. If you feel great about your job and your bank balance is OK -- but you hate your flat -- then your whole sense of well-being is disturbed by one element.
If you didn't make a financial (or any) resolution when the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, that's okay -- it's not too late. Consider making one right now following these three simple rules of resolutions.
Bottom line is this: It makes cents (pun intended) to ask for a better price. What do you think? Do you bargain or not?
I know these probably seem like cruel answers, but the bottom line is everyone has something they can legitimately blame their parents for doing, or not doing, that negatively impacted their life. At some point, however, you have to be an adult and let it go
For my Grandmother the idea was to stay in the game. By reducing risk and going with the odds you are able to stay at the table when others have long since folded. Keeping these two rules in mind when making your investment decisions will help keep you in the game as well.
Online bill pay, smart phone apps, special calculators, email alerts sent to you from your bank; all these things are your friend. Hang out often.
If you want to get your tax refund as soon as possible, forget about paper.
Where should you invest? How can you invest? How much should you put away and how should it be earmarked? These are all important questions when looking at creating a savings plan for children. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Need all those cable channels? Need that gym membership if you only go once a week?
Thirty years ago, what Apple announced it was going to do was democratize computing. Back then, the idea of a computer that was personalized to people -- with a mouse and graphics and a warm experience for the user -- was revolutionary.
An HSA is one aspect of an overall healthcare strategy that can be a helpful planning tool and help you save money on the high costs of health care.
We must continue to advance these important efforts in our high schools, colleges and communities. The stakes for our students and our nation are high, but we are making progress in empowering Americans to take charge of their financial futures.