Most people have friends and companions who are within 15 percent of their own income. When that number gets out of whack, the temptation for the person who has money to use it as a source of control increases, and the temptation of the poorer person to justify being subsidized increases as well.
Employee benefits packages include a few typical items. As you read through this list, consider what benefits are essential to keeping your family afloat and what benefits would be considered perks in your life?
Couples will agree on what they're having for dinner or what movie they'll see. They'll find consensus on life's big questions like how to raise their children or where they'll call home but for some reason, financial equality within our marriages remains a blind spot.
I saw a "pat on the back" news release from the Federal Trade Commission today: "FTC Settlement: Tax Relief Scammers Agree to Pay More Than $15 Million." If you go down a couple of sentences, it notes that the scheme bilked consumers out of $100 million. Crime does pay.
All stages of relationships -- from newly-weds and parents of young children to empty-nesters and retirees -- bring their own unique financial challenges, yet most couples share a common goal: keep the peace in the family finances.
If you use discipline and determination it will guide you to success. These strategies are what are followed by many of the most successful people in the world and can help you be successful as well.
What does Olen conclude we should do? "We need to talk about our money." Not our personal financial situations, mind you, but our collective money. Whatever that means.
While college completion certainly gives you a solid leg up, both in terms of jobs and earnings, it doesn't inoculate you against global wage arbitrage, accelerating labor-saving technology, and high unemployment.
Over the past few years, the state of the credit world has been tumultuous, from the enactment of the CARD Act to the recent addition of surcharge fees. So what credit and lending industry trends can consumers expect in 2013?
We as parents bring a lot of baggage and emotion into the topic of money, and we can quickly feel guilty or embarrassed by what we did and didn't teach our children. It's important to keep in mind that there often aren't clear-cut right answers.
Even if you don't know what a mass tort administrator or a class action administrator does, odds are that you have interacted with one at one time.
Not every mistake is so benign. There are investment blunders that actually will jeopardize your financial future. And one of the costliest mistakes you could possibly make is to expect short-term results with your long-term investments.
It's the new year. It's time for a new you. Remember that your credit health is equally as important so make sure you create and follow through on resolutions for healthier credit.
If you want to be rich, learn how rich people think, copy them, take action and get rich.
In my 20-plus years of married life, talking about finances and savings can be like walking through a minefield. I know I'm not alone.
Americans saw a hit in their paychecks this week, which makes things harder on working families. Payroll taxes were raised by 2 percent. This means less money for necessities like gas, clothing, groceries and entertainment. Here are some ways to combat it.