If you want to have more money to do stuff with, then setting up a savings account at a credit union is one powerful way to do so. Whether you want to save more as an individual or as a family there is no shortage of information touting the benefits.
The working poor deserve to be healthy, strong and happy. Eat as well as you possibly can. Stay as healthy as you can. Above all, live to fight another day towards a better life for you and your children.
Earlier this year I surveyed individuals who desire to make the transition from employment to entrepreneurship. I discovered that, overwhelmingly, the biggest roadblock that keeps people from taking action is fear about money.
It's tempting to fixate on the dollar amount of your paycheck. But the fact is: What matters far more is what you do with those dollars -- and what you allow those dollars to do for you over time. True financial freedom doesn't happen until you've put your money to work for you.
Having a teenage driver is a hair-raising experience that can keep parents awake at night. And, as if that wasn't enough, parents also get hit with an enormous spike in their auto insurance premium after adding junior to their policy.
There is no reason to ever have credit card debit for clothes. Ever. Living in New York, I was astounded at people who shop with money they don't have for expensive fashion items they don't need. In your blazer, heels, pearls and stilettos, you will look effortlessly chic.
We frequently hear about the need for governments -- local, county, state and federal -- to get competing bids, and too often we learn after the fact that contracts were let without getting bids. But many people ask, "Does getting competing bids really make any difference?"
The "real world" right after graduation may look a little different than you or your son anticipated. But that doesn't mean he should stop trying to get a good job -- or that you can't help him get a handle on real-world finances.
Exchanging money before a trip abroad can be a little confusing -- we get questions all the time about how to avoid certain fees and get the best rate. Here are our tried-and-true currency tips to keep in mind, no matter where you're going.
A strong personal economy has, historically, been built on traditional pillars: Make smart investments, manage expenditures, and build sound credit history. But in today's increasingly interconnected world, that alone won't cut it.
For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was "YES!" It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query.
The cost of saying "I do" is on the rise, reaching an all-time high of almost $30 thousand. Findings from The Knot's 2013 survey indicated that couples spent an average of $29,858 on their wedding - up five percent from 2012.
For many Americans, the stress of debt and other financial responsibilities can feel like a loss of freedom. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prioritize these competing obligations to put yourself in control of your financial future.
As you get closer to retirement, your investments should be more conservative. That's because you have less time to recoup any losses incurred by our beloved stock market. To be honest, saving more will impact your situation more than hiking your stock allocation.