Student Debt Hurts Women More Than Men

July 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Women are suffering from student loan debt at a higher rate than men, and this first-person account of drowning in debt shows it.

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.

Americans Define Wealth in Very Different Ways

July 18, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Think it means being rich? Think again.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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This Week Around The Web

July 11, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

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

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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.

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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.

Whether you should drive a taxi, when you should haggle, and what you should download.

This Week Around The Web

July 4, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Overspending online, the worst purchases, paying off student loans, living paycheck to paycheck and more.

The World Is Running out of Retirement Money

July 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Generations retiring in a couple decades may not even get a retirement because of a $400 trillion retirement savings gap.

Plot Twist: Millennials Want to Pay Their Own Bills

June 30, 2017 | Joe Pye

They believe they should cover their expenses at an earlier age – despite the fact that they still live at home.

By the Numbers

What Can You Buy With Your Debt?

June 30, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

This week: Want your own personal army? Or do you want to buy everyone gasoline?

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U.S. Students Score Below Average on Worldwide Financial Literacy Test

June 27, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

The test on basic money knowledge has been administered twice — and Americans failed it both times

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This Week Around The Web

June 27, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Dirty jobs, debt, bikes and baked beans, money management and more.

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This Week Around The Web

June 20, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Make extra money, save money, family theft and pet care costs.

How One Of the 10 Commandments Can Predict Your Debt

June 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If you break this Commandment, you’re probably broke.

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6 Cellphone Secrets That Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars a Year

June 16, 2017 | Money Talks News

You can pay less for more service. Here’s how.

Millennials Out-Save Older Generations

June 16, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more conservative with their money at younger ages than previous generations

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Women Struggling Hard with Retirement Savings

June 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Women are still primary caregivers, still earn less than their male counterparts, and still don’t believe they are financially ready for retirement.

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Women are Better Than Men at Money Management

June 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Women are not only better at saving, but also at investing. However, women don’t know they are better than men at money management.

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This Week Around The Web

June 13, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Saving money, divorce, the war on debt, financial goals and more.

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Don’t Take Advantage of Credit Card Cash Advances

June 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Consumers are paying much more in cash advances than what they take out. Here’s a breakdown of the costs.

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Beware of Buried Expenses When Selling Your Home

June 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Homeowners don’t realize that they can pay upwards of $15,000 just to sell their home.

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This Week Around The Web

June 6, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Wasted stuff, experiencing life, doing nothing, summer adventures and more.

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We Don’t Care About Retirement as Much as We Say We Do

June 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most of us are worried about emergencies, health care, and vacations more than saving for our retirement.

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QUIZ: Do You Know American Spending Habits?

June 5, 2017 | Emily Bloch

It’s like a really sad version of ‘The Price is Right,’ because the only prize is knowing how people budget

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This Week Around The Web

May 30, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Joint finances, kicking butt, brilliant hacks, normalizing debt and more.

Kayla’s Debt Changed Her Life

May 24, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Her financial mess gave her new hope.

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Just Being Poor Can Make You Sick

May 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The more debt you have, the more likely you are to have higher stress levels, more weight gain, and increased sleep loss.

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This Week Around The Web

May 23, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Singer Jack Johnson, a five-step plan, a gas hike, good habits and more.

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You Should Manage Your Money Like Ed Sheeran

May 22, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Turns out, the millionaire knows a thing or two about saving.

Financial stress upsets business man traveling home by train

How to Prepare for and Deal With an Income Emergency

May 19, 2017 | Money Talks News

How quickly could you come up with $400? Many of us would need to borrow it.

Millennial Adults Still Living At Home

May 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most moms say their adult children aren’t ready to live on their own and only one-third of young adults are looking to move out of their parent’s house.

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Boomers Aren’t Ready for Retirement

May 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans believe they are financially prepared for retirement. As more baby boomers hit retirement age, they don’t know as much as they think they do when it comes to finances in the golden years.

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Women Manage Money Better Than Men

May 16, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Study finds that women are more likely to financially prepare for the future

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This Week Around The Web

May 16, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Financially literate, women and money, financial mistakes, cars and cutting the cable.

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Good And Bad News About Recession 2018

May 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The economic recovery is literally one step forward, one step back.