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Car Insurance Injury Claims Down, Costs Up

NerdWallet | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business

People are less likely to get hurt or die in car accidents, or file a car insurance claim, than they were a decade ago. But the average injury cost ...

In The Land of Fairy Tales and Unicorns, Big Data Stands Tall

Yee Lee | Posted 10.29.2015 | Technology
Yee Lee

Where else but Silicon Valley do "Unicorns" munch lazily among Redwood cities, venture capitalists spout fountains gold promising everlasting returns, and entrepreneurial princes try their hand at pulling cash from stone.

I Still Know What You Did (With Your Money) Last Summer

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

I love food! I love variety of food. So I eat out because of that. Other times it's because I'm in a hurry or just plain lazy. The problem is that it is pretty expensive when you get in this habit.

3 Weird Ways Technology Makes Us Overspend | Pam Masin | Posted 10.29.2015 | OWN

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No Clarity From the Fed, so More Volatility Ahead

Sara Zervos | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

statement. They are still worried, so they will watch the next month's worth of data on labor markets and inflation before they make up their minds. What?!

5 Early Black Friday Predictions

MoneyTips | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business

How do you know whether Black Friday prices will be better than any reference prices or deals earlier in the year? You can make your best guess based on your own shopping experience, or you can consult websites like

Moving Soon? Keep Costs Under Control

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.09.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether you're considering relocation for a new job or closer proximity to family, it's important to figure in the cost of your move. Even if you're o...

America: Land of the Free and the Financially Illiterate

Kelsey Clark | Posted 10.27.2015 | Education
Kelsey Clark

Turns out the most indebted generation to date is the least equipped to manage their debt. Like we didn't know that already.

Another Shot of Steroids From the Central Bank Doctors

Sara Zervos | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

Back in 2008, the global economy was severely injured, and policymakers have been struggling to provide the right medicine to heal it.

Happy Halloween! 10 Tips to Treat Yourself to a More Secure Financial Future.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Halloween comes once a year, but smart money management means staying on top of things year-round. Start using these tips now -- and enjoy this holiday and all the holidays to come.

10 Interview Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Next Job

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business

Knowing what to do in an interview -- and what not to do -- can make or break your job hunt. Apart from the more obvious interview mistakes, such as a poor appearance, limp handshake or lack of eye content, some mistakes might not immediately come to mind. 

How Big Should Emergency Funds Be? | Posted 10.26.2015 | Black Voices

For the record, an emergency fund is an account that's earmarked for spending on urgent, unplanned situations only. By the way, a new pair of shoes, a shiny gadget, or your favorite steak dinner at a four-star restaurant is not an emergency.

9 Essential Elements of Your Annual Financial Checkup

NerdWallet | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business

Every year, you get poked and prodded by your doctor to ensure you're in good health. You should take similar care of your financial well-being with an annual checkup of essentials, such as your credit situation, retirement savings and life insurance.

Planning an Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Nathaniel Sillin

If you're a homeowner considering options in solar, wind, geothermal or other renewable energy technology, here are a few questions to address before making a decision:

Bernie's Brilliant Idea: Postal Banking

Mike Leyba | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Mike Leyba

In the United States, one in five households are underbanked, meaning that while they may have a checking account, they also rely on a network of predatory financial service providers (such as check cashers, payday lenders, auto title lenders, etc) to make ends meet.

Top 5 Money Fears -- and How to Tackle Them

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.21.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

"Financial infidelity" -- a person's unwillingness to admit to the loss of a job, missed tax or bill payments, overspending or any other problem that siphons cash from a household or business -- can affect anyone who shares a financial relationship with you. It may even end the relationship.

Taking Social Security at 62: Is It a Good Idea?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I'm turning 62 this fall and looking forward to starting Social Security. My good friend told me it's better to wait, but I'm eager to supplement my income. How do I decide?

5 Reasons to Choose Term Life Insurance Over Permanent

NerdWallet | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business

If you want to buy a permanent life insurance policy, you should consult with a financial advisor. Permanent life insurance policies come in many varieties with different methods of accumulating cash value, which makes it hard to compare offerings from different companies.

7 Steps to Deal With Our No. 1 Money Fear

NerdWallet | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business

The idea of running out of money in retirement keeps many people awake at night. In fact, it's the No. 1 concern among clients of CPA financial planners, according to a 2015 study by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Five Reasons Why Traditional Pensions Are Still the Best Way to Provide Retirement Security

Bailey Childers | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Bailey Childers

There is a common misconception that traditional pensions, particularly in the public sector, are overly generous. The truth is most defined benefit plans provide retirees with a modest monthly benefit.

Finance Technology and You: Getting Proactive With Credit

Yee Lee | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology
Yee Lee

Technology has a long history of reshaping the relationship between people and their money. Remember life before the ATM? Imagine how different your spending habits would be if you still had to walk into a bank and speak with someone every time you wanted extra cash.

Does It Make Sense To Get A Lawyer To Repair Your Credit?

Michael Lazar | Posted 10.15.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Most damaged credit can be fixed over time. In some cases, your best option is to hire a lawyer that specializes in credit repair. But does this option make the most sense for your situation? Is it worth it to use a lawyer to repair your credit?

Millennials Get Clever With Credit

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

The Millennial generation is usually defined as people born between 1980 and 2000. That places the demographic anywhere between 36 and 16 years old -- and as I'll turn 26 at the end of the year, I'm smack in the middle of Gen Y.

4 Things Scouting Teaches Kids About Personal Finance | Posted 10.14.2015 | Parents

Several images likely pop into your mind when you think about Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts: hiking, camping out in the woods and boxes of Thin Mints and those soft shortbread cookies. But there's more to scouting than friendship and food. Your son or daughter can walk away with a series of skills, including a general understanding of finance and money management.

Planning That Affordable Holiday Trip

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Nathaniel Sillin

Holiday travel can be crowded and expensive, but opportunities abound for long-term planners and last-minute bargain hunters.