Budgeting & Saving

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This Week Around The Web

April 25, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Retirement fears, energy bills, no money, frugality and your mental health.

Work excuses you can use

How Our Jobs Are Making Us Sick

April 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Unless you’ve got a mighty hefty inheritance or have been lucky enough to be born into money, you’ve gotta work. And you’re probably stressed about it.

spending tax refund

Should You Spend Your Tax Refund Now? 

April 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

A quarter of Americans expecting a tax return will spend their money before they get it.

Bud On A Budget: Buyer Beware

April 20, 2017 | Joe Pye

If you search online for the best marijuana for your money, here’s a dirty little secret about the biggest pot websites.

Make sure your health benefits add up.

The Sicker You Are, the Worse Our Country Is

April 19, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The healthiest counties in America made more money on average, had a higher economic growth, and a lower unemployment rate.

How Do We Save For Retirement And Pay All Our Bills?

April 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.

home seller

It’s a Seller’s Market, but What Are They Going to Buy?

April 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Low inventory on homes means sellers may not find a new place to live.

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This Week Around The Web

April 18, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Money relationships, building wealth, financial equals, and saving on fees.

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Millennials Would Rather Pack on the Pounds Than Pay Taxes

April 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you could get out of paying your taxes, would you rather gain 20 pounds, drop Wi-Fi for a year, or see your credit score plummet?

millennials in debt

Millennials Act Strange Around Tax Season

April 14, 2017 | Joe Pye

They finish their taxes early and save their refunds out of fear of messing up.

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Kids Spend All Their Money on Apps

April 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

What do young kids spend all their money on? And how are they making that money in the first place?

Andrew Lives on Little in the Big City

April 12, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

New York City is expensive but he and his wife make it work.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

April 11, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Banks vs. credit unions, student debt, savings strategies, stress reducers and more.

Shhh: I’m Giving You Money

April 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Aging Americans want to leave an inheritance, but don’t want to talk about it.

elder financial abuse

The Ripple Effect of Ripped-Off Seniors

April 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

When elder relatives get financially abused, caregivers struggle to keep them afloat.

best retirement accounts

We Hate Retirement Plans So Much We Forget About Them

April 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

A lot of Americans are leaving their IRAs when they leave their jobs.

How Chonce Overcame Dire Financial Troubles

April 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

She once relied on welfare. Now she’s a successful personal finance coach.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

April 4, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Never feel poor, feel happy, spring clean, beat debt and protect yourself.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

It’s Lonely Down Here

March 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Lower-income, older Americans aren’t enjoying retirement age

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

March 28, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

New scam, quitting goals, credit score, student loans and losing weight.

You’re Not Talking to Your Grown Kid about Money

March 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most families believe having money chats is very important but neither parents nor their adult children are actually talking about finances.

stressed about taxes

Americans Dread Tax Season

March 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most of us are confident we can file our taxes, but we hate doing it.

parents stressed about retirement

No Parents, You Can’t Have It All

March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

March 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Motivation, retirement planning, boring talk, savings opportunities and more.

jobs that do not require degrees

Need a Job? Head to Health Care

March 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 20,000 openings across the country for nurse practitioners, physicians.

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Netflix Is More Valuable Than Cable TV

March 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost half of cable subscribers feel it isn’t worth the money.

save money by summer

15 Painless Ways to Save $1,000 by Summer

March 17, 2017 | Money Talks News

A fun summer vacation doesn’t have to be just a dream.

money causes divorce

Couples Aren’t Talking About Money in Marriage

March 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Lack of communication about finances can ruin relationships. Most marriages that end in divorce prove that money played a part in some form.

Jessica Moorhouse beats emotional spending

Jessica Moorhouse Quit Her Emotional Spending Habit

March 15, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

It wasn’t hard — all she had to do was blow up her lifestyle.

Millennial retirement

Need Long-Term Health Care? Move to Louisiana

March 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The least and most expensive states to live in when it comes to long-term health care, from home health aides to living facilities.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

March 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Golden rules, FOMO, love or money, lists and more.

Do you pay use tax?

Tax Refunds Are Helping Us Save

March 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans will save their money or pay off debt with their returns.

Ten States With Best Paid Teachers

March 8, 2017 | Joe Pye

Teachers living in Alaska and New York can make nearly twice as much as those living in Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Can you handle a medical credit card?

Health Savings Accounts Hit Record Highs

March 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

More than 20 million Americans are taking advantage of health savings accounts. Should you get one?

Family Money Plan

Digging Holes Helped Andrew From Family Money Plan Pay Down Debt

March 8, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Manual labor stinks, but it certainly helped him think toward the future.

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Look Out: Mortgage Payments Will Go Up This Year

March 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

March 7, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Reducing spending, the 48-hour rule, boosting credit, shacking up and more.

Tax Day tips and facts to avoid tax debt

Join the Club, Tax Refund Savers

March 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most of us will stash away our refunds this year, as fewer Americans plan to spend them.

mortgage rates in 2017

It’s Not You, It’s the House

March 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.

dealing with money shame

This Year, I’m Getting Rid of Money Shame for Good

March 2, 2017 | Make Change

One woman’s personal quest to get right in her head and wallet.