Nobody is perfect, and always remember the interests at stake are yours. Keep your eyes open. Ask tough questions. Explore your options. Make changes when you have to. The responsibility for covering your ass-ets ultimately lies with you.
I started Khan Academy to help my cousins in math while my day job was being an investment analyst. It didn't take long, however, to realize that the same tools I was using to explain math could be helpful in finance as well.
I realized that if I continued to bail my parents out, nothing would ever change for them. They needed to get on a better financial track, and coming to their rescue wasn't going to help them do that.
Why am I writing all this? Everyone has an Obama Care story and this is mine. I hope our legislature will soon grasp that the ranks of the self-employed are responsible, valuable members of society and should not be swept under the rug.
While recent legal action by states should lead to better business practices by insurance companies, we know that some death benefit payouts will fall through the cracks. Anyone who has invested time and money in a life insurance policy owes it to themselves and their beneficiaries to help ensure their death benefits are paid out on time.
Winter is coming. That's both a fact of the current season, and a catch phrase from the Game of Thrones television series. Game of Thrones is set in ...
If you're like most people, the recession took a toll on your finances and probably your credit score. So how do you get it back to where it needs to be? There are a couple quick and simple ways to you can raise your credit score now.
Taking the time to give your 401(k) an annual check-up now, while benefits are top-of-mind, can help put you on course for a healthier retirement.
People are finding that as their investments and assets begin increasing in value in the aftermath of the Great Recession, they are becoming more adverse to sharing these gains in a potential divorce.
Imagine if you started discussing your long-term financial goals about the same time you were planning your nuptials. Perhaps if you spent less time thinking, "band or DJ," and more time thinking about investing, your life together could be vastly improved.
Every sport has its own character. Football is often punctuated by violence. Basketball is highlighted by feats of jaw-dropping athleticism. In baseball, the phrase that comes up often is "grind it out." That's why baseball is the sport most like retirement saving.
Tax time may not be right around the corner, but the last quarter of the year is here, so it's time to get in gear to maximize the potential for tax deductions as the year draws to a close.
It is refreshing to finally get honest with yourself and know exactly where you stand. Write out every dollar that you owe and write out the interest rate of each debt. It may not be pretty, but now you can create a plan and feel a sense of control.
Americans are living precarious lives. Nearly half of all families -- many with homes and cars and jobs -- are one misfortune away from financial disaster. Why do they lack the foresight to secure their financial futures?
Sure, we all know that supersizing a meal at a fast food joint is bad for our waistline, but what other product upsells aren't worth the added cost?
Halloween offers some valuable lessons for your retirement planning. Just as most children await Halloween with glee, many working adults have the same excitement about their retirement day.