Refinancing your student loans could come with a big payoff, but it also comes with big changes: a new lender, new repayment term and new interest rate. Refinancing federal loans also means losing certain benefits.
My mom was widowed at age 48. I have 3 sisters. I know how difficult it can be to be a financially independent woman. I'm passionate about helping women feel secure and confident in handling their personal finances
Financial fitness is more like a marathon than a sprint, and it takes dedication over the course of your career to see the results of your hard work. The process can be much more manageable if you take small steps that have the potential to add up to big results.
I have never had huge lump sums in my life, it is more like money has been piling up slowly but surely, and for as much as I would like to think I wouldn't go crazy, I'd probably, just a little bit... So what to do if you actually win the lottery?
Many high-net-worth individuals are in that position because of a fiscally conservative lifestyle. Those who are able to self-insure may lack liquidity. Follow the steps that will help you avoid the long-term-care financial trap.
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.
As a millennial myself, I can personally attest to the fact that we like to spend and sometimes a little too darn much. Nowadays, credit cards are everywhere and stores have also begun to offer store-sponsored cards to its consumers.
Dear fellow parents -- this is crazy. There are so many better ways to spend $50 of your hard-earned money than on powerball tickets. Many involve buying yourself some much-needed family time. Here are the first 23 that come to mind.
Don't worry, this isn't another article about skipping your daily latte or never eating out again. I would never. But I do think establishing priorities is important. You have to decide where your dollars go.
The growing popularity of automatic license plate recognition systems, which allow law enforcement real-time access to uninsured-motorist databases in their state, may soon change how police catch uninsured drivers. In some places, it already has.
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?
It is no secret that money is one of the top reasons couples divorce and break up. You would also probably be shocked to know how many couples getting married (as in, about to spend their entire lives together) have not discussed their finances.