Avoiding debt gives each dollar someone earns more power. Here are four steps to ensure that one is earning interest instead of paying it.
Investors should not be sold a bill of goods. If a financial professional is simultaneously able to be both a fiduciary and a salesman, there is no true fiduciary responsibility.
Low or inconsistent income can create a cycle of taking on debt (particularly "bad" debt) to make ends meet. And unfortunately, the recent economic crisis has affected those in Gen Y dramatically.
What can you do if your home is slipping underwater? It will depend on just how deep it is. Let's consider the worst possible situation as an example.
It seems we are on the other side of the recession, or at least on our way out, but that doesn't mean we're not still feeling the pain from it.
You can't protect against everything, but there are steps you can take to be better prepared to react when surprises threaten to impact your personal finances.
While total freedom from financial obligation is probably an unrealistic goal for most of us, there are still a few steps you can take that will enable you to gain firmer financial footing and leave you less vulnerable in times of financial hardship.
Think about your goals; short term, mid- and long term. Maybe you want to buy a car? Will that be in 6-8 months? How much will it cost? Specifically define each goal. Quantify them and give them a time frame.
Quarterly 401(k) statements are out and yours may reflect the double-digit rally in the stock market so far this year. But it's important to remember that past performance doesn't guarantee future results.
Since you'll likely be sleeping a lot less, you may have time to organize the things you need for tax time between feedings, naps and diaper duty. Let's look at some of the changes a new dependent brings to your individual income tax return.
Fibonacci was a brilliant mathematician, but even he couldn't predict tomorrow's news. Don't bet your financial future on anyone who says they can.
Resolution of a money story is resolution of a life story. Our relationship with money mimics our relationship with life itself. As Einstein said, "Yo...
Being in debt is a normalcy in this society, so getting -- and staying -- out of debt is a crazy new thing altogether. You're definitely going against the grain on this path.
By Jason Steele Credit cards are not terribly complex products, but they can be terribly misunderstood. Although many cardholders are satisfied with ...
Even though you're no longer a student, continue to live like one. That way you'll have more money to save.
The stock market recently suffered some sharp losses, showing the kind of volatility that makes veteran traders nervous, let alone mainstream investors. The market activity raised doubts not only about investment portfolios, but also about the viability of the economic recovery.