If you have an ex -- which most of us do -- you've probably received the "You're better off without them," speech from a friend. But what if the breakup left you better off in unexpected ways? Say, richer?
I'm not sure whether it was intentional or merely a coincidence that several years ago Congress proclaimed April to be Financial Literacy Month. Don't let another April pass without taking steps to improve your financial literacy.
It's no surprise that the overall cost of raising kids is skyrocketing. The cost of raising a child from birth to 17 rose 25% from 2000 to 2010. We spoke with parents around the country to find out which costs have surprised them most.
"I don't make enough money to save." This statement is arguably the most powerful statement an individual can make as it relates to their finances. The one who makes a statement such as this has already thrown up the white flag in their quest to move forward economically.
Have you ever stopped to consider how much money you spend on alcohol throughout the week? Obviously, if you don't drink, you're ahead of the game. However, even infrequent drinking can have a significant, long-term financial impact.
Unexpected expenses are almost a guaranteed way to make sure that a person or family breaks their budget. There are ways to make sure that things such as a higher tax bill, car repair, or unexpected trip do not ruin you or your family financially.
To further highlight a looming problem, fewer families report having saved in the past year, and median net worth (adjusted for inflation) has declined since 2007, according to the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances. How can we as consumers turn things around?
This month, many people are evaluating their eating habits and planning menus in order to eat healthier and possibly shed pounds -- but hopefully not dollars. Fortunately, it is possible to make healthy choices that also fit your financial goals.
Everyone is tired of hearing the phrase "fiscal cliff" and you may think it's old news, so why should you explain it to your kids? Because it is a good opportunity to revisit your lessons on family finance and budget.