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With Nothing to Lose, Declining Net Worth Means Little to Asset-poor Families

With Nothing to Lose, Declining Net Worth Means Little to Asset-poor Families

07.17.2012
New data on household wealth paints a disturbing portrait of the decline in net worth for American families. But those numbers only tell...
Saving Money Is Hard -- Here's How I Do It

Saving Money Is Hard -- Here's How I Do It

07.16.2012
Every so often I hear how people save hundreds, even thousands of dollars by doing the simplest things. What bothers me is that these ideas...

New Poll Reveals Consumer's Top Financial Regrets -- But Is It Accurate?

07.12.2012
When you're polling consumers who are buried in debt, it's simple to blame overspending as the preliminary cause, but in reality it's a...
Nesting and Numbers

Nesting and Numbers

07. 6.2012
Do we enter a nesting period when we are about to embark on some of the most exciting times in our life?
Piggy Bank Apps Bring Seamless Saving To Smartphones

Piggy Bank Apps Bring Seamless Saving To Smartphones

Catherine New  07. 5.2012
Resist the urge to spend 99 cents on iTunes for a game and digitally toss that change into your piggy bank instead. That's the big idea...
Nearly Half Of Us Don't Have Enough Saved For This Basic Need

Nearly Half Of Us Don't Have Enough Saved For This Basic Need

Bonnie Kavoussi  06.25.2012
A financial crisis would be bad news for many of us. According to a new survey, we don't have sufficient emergency savings. Forty-nine...
Get Help to Improve Your Financial Situation

Get Help to Improve Your Financial Situation

06.20.2012
If times are tough for you and your family, we can help connect you with the tools and information you need to get back on your feet. We're...

20 Ways To Save For Travel

06.20.2012
I want to highlight the ways I cut expenses before I left on my trip in order to save money for travel. There are some added ones in here...
The Worst Savings Mistakes You're Making

The Worst Savings Mistakes You're Making

Bonnie Kavoussi  06.14.2012
Many Americans have been making terrible savings mistakes, according to the Federal Reserve's newly released Survey of Consumer Finances...
Five Ways JPMorgan's Troubles May Affect You

Five Ways JPMorgan's Troubles May Affect You

06.11.2012
The average customer has more to lose than to gain from the high-stakes world of bank investing. That's why rules to separate such speculative...
Do It Yourself or Die Trying

Do It Yourself or Die Trying

06. 5.2012
These days, frugal is the new cool. Boxed wine is in. Fashion magazines trumpet vintage finds. Waste not, want not, is the new reality...
Prepaid Cards Offer Highest Savings Rates With A Catch

Prepaid Cards Offer Highest Savings Rates With A Catch

Catherine New  06. 5.2012
The best savings accounts might not be where you think -- not at a bank or credit union but at institutions known for charging fees rather...
Checking Accounts That Pay Decent Interest

Checking Accounts That Pay Decent Interest

Catherine New  05.23.2012
High-yield checking accounts might be as rare as Sasquatch these days, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. An annual survey from Bankrate.com,...
One Expense Leads to Another?

One Expense Leads to Another?

05.11.2012
Have you ever bought something only to discover that this one purchase led to another? And another? And another? I have, and it's frustrating....