Recent News Articles

More Millennials Are Saving in 401(k) Plans

July 21, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Baby Boomers still lead in total participitation, but the youngest generation in the workforce leads growth in use over past five years.

By the Numbers

4 Reasons Why Work Stinks

July 21, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: If it wasn’t for the paycheck, would we do this at all?

Broke Millennials Can’t Crawl Out from Financial Hole

July 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Group had less help from parents, learned more on their own than their more successful counterparts.

Warehouse cards are OK

BJ’s Has Its Own Credit Card. Is It Worth Having?

July 20, 2017 | Jason Steele

And how does it compare to Costco and Sam’s Club?

Half the Internet Harvests Your Personal Data

July 19, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And the companies that have it aren’t protecting it.

Eva Teaches Young People About Money

July 19, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

She started blogging at 16 years old, and a few years later became a full-fledged entrepreneur.

How Can I Stop Sweating About My HVAC Loan?

July 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader declared bankruptcy, but her air conditioning unit is the real problem now.

Americans Define Wealth in Very Different Ways

July 18, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Think it means being rich? Think again.

Executives Won’t Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are

July 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

Bosses know financial anxiety wears their workers thin, but most haven’t stepped up to help.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

July 18, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Summer jobs, frugal allegiance, 20 minute saving and buying used online.

CREDIT SCORE NOT A LOAN

Here Are All the Ways Your Credit Score Is About to Jump

July 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Crippling debt can totally kill our credit history, which makes buying a home or car or even getting a credit card nearly impossible. But some new changes to reporting are going to seriously boost your credit score.

Work-Life Balance Is Improving

July 17, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And managers are helping set the example

You’re More Likely To be A Victim Of This Crime If You Have Less To Steal

July 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If you’re deeply in debt and have no money for anyone to steal, you’re wrong.

Cyber Attacks Are Coming and We Know It

July 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies and organizations can’t find qualified people to fill cybersecurity positions — or time to train them

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Same-Sex Weddings Are Getting More Expensive

July 13, 2017 | Joe Pye

LGBT couples spend less on weddings than heterosexual couples.

Perspectives on how the student loan debt in America stacks up

Money on the Street Interviews: What’s Your Opinion of Student Loan Debt in America?

July 13, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

Half-clothed beachgoers give some very serious answers about their thoughts on federal student loans and the debt they cause.

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What Is Trump’s MAGAnomics?

July 12, 2017 | Lance Dollar

Definitions for that and some other political terms you see thrown around a lot these days

Wi-Fi Warning: Unplug While on Vacation

July 12, 2017 | Joe Pye

Connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi leaves you open to hacking.

My Family On a Budget

Dishes Helped Steve Improve His Finances

July 12, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

They remind the My Family On a Budget writer of his money mistakes.

How Can I NOT Be a Victim Of Identity Theft?

July 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: After her bank account is riddled with fraudulent checks, she wonders: Is anyone safe?

Parents Still Don’t Know How to Teach Their Kids About Money

July 11, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Even though parents want to have a conversation, bad habits are passed down through generations

Americans Hope They Can Work in Retirement

July 11, 2017 | Joe Pye

And that’s a good thing, since we aren’t saving enough anyway.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

July 11, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Savings habits, spending smarter, money talk, financial dieting and more.

We’re More Confident About Saving When We Don’t Have Much Saved

July 10, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Despite stashing less than they should, Americans feel comfortable with their retirement savings

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Look What Happens When Companies Care About Employee Retirement

July 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Employers who match contributions or have automatic programs set up for their employees have more workers who are prepared for retirement than those who don’t have any methods in place.

Make Money By Being Disloyal — To Your Credit Card

July 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Your loyalty program isn’t saving you money, and it’s your fault.

Selling Your Home? Make It Blue-tiful

July 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

On average, homes with blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than those without blue bathrooms.

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Your Date May Care About Your Credit

July 7, 2017 | Gregory Cox

A bad credit score could make dating more difficult

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: Wrecked Tech

July 7, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

This week: If we’re killed while looking at our phones, when will we figure it out?

Even Medical Devices Aren’t Scam-Free

July 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 8,000 security flaws from four different pacemaker manufacturers.

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PenFed Promise Visa Card: The Simplest Card You’ll Ever Find

July 6, 2017 | Jason Steele

Sounds weird, but there’s a credit card that doesn’t feel like making money off you.

529 college savings plan

The College Savings Option Everybody Forgets

July 5, 2017 | Gregory Cox

21 years later, 529 plans get no respect — even though they save on taxes, too.

The Financial Panther

The Financial Panther Avoided Lifestyle Inflation

July 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And he embraced the personal finance community as he paid down debt.

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Will I Make More Money Buying A House Or Paying Off My Credit Cards?

July 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader and her husband want a new house, but they don’t want old debt, either.