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Rainy Day Funds

Robbing Main Street to Prop Up Wall Street: Why Jerry Brown's Rainy Day Fund Is a Bad Idea

Ellen Brown | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Ellen Brown

There is no need to sequester funds urgently needed by Main Street to pay for Wall Street's malfeasance. Californians can have their cake and eat it too - with a state-owned bank.

More Than Money: Education Must Be a Priority

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

Policy makers have yet to offer schools concrete solutions of how to run more efficiently on lower funds. Without new solutions, the budget cuts have debilitated our schools and left them unprepared for an influx of new students.

Pause Before Buying That iPhone 5

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

I used to wonder why Dad would wear the same Lacoste shirt for a decade or two when he was in a position to buy four new ones, but now I know. He buys high quality and does not look at purchases as disposable like Lena and I do.

3 Steps to Preparing for an Emergency

Women & Co | Posted 06.17.2012 | Money
Women & Co

While there are only so many risk factors you can control, it doesn't mean you can't, or shouldn't, plan for the unexpected. Here are three steps you could take to help you prepare for an emergency.

How To Save For A Rainy Day

Emily Cohn | Posted 03.06.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. We know it's tough to save, es...

Surprising Way Millennial Generation Beats The Boomers

Emily Cohn | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money

For a generation that is often criticized for their coddled upbringing and conspicuous consumption habits, new findings suggest that Millennials are a...

Advancing Consumers' Interests

Richard Cordray | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Richard Cordray

We have heard story after story of consumers being hit with fees they did not expect and do not understand. We take these complaints very seriously.