Financial literacy refers to your ability to understand key concepts that are necessary if you want to maintain stability and avoid problems that lead to financial distress. Without a basic knowledge and comprehension, you’re starting with a significant handicap when it comes to achieving your goals. Here’s what you need to know to build your knowledge base.
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.
May 16, 2017 | Gregory Cox
Study finds that women are more likely to financially prepare for the future
May 8, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Are kids today financially smarter than previous generations?
May 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Millennials don’t know what basic money terms are, and that’s a big problem.
May 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Men are more likely to ask for financial advice than women. What’s holding women back from talking about money?
April 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn
You probably don’t know enough about financial literacy, and your parents are to blame for it.
April 24, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
It’s just another manufactured holiday. It doesn’t matter. Right?
April 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn
A quarter of Americans expecting a tax return will spend their money before they get it.
April 14, 2017 | Money Talks News
We’ve got a big list of ways to save on everything — and we do mean everything.
April 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Aging Americans want to leave an inheritance, but don’t want to talk about it.
April 4, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This month, Debt.com answers all your questions – in under a minute.
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.
March 2, 2017 | Make Change
One woman’s personal quest to get right in her head and wallet.
February 23, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
If Congress needs help helping people, it should look to these state legislators.
February 21, 2017 | Joe Pye
Most Americans aren’t financially prepared to handle an emergency expense. Cars and sickness are the worst.
February 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most families have strong misconceptions about the value of an estate and this hurts us later in life when our loved ones pass away.
February 14, 2017 | Joe Pye
Americans prefer financial stability over looks and fitness in romantic partners.
January 26, 2017 | John Rampton
If you do, they’ll grow up better human beings, even if they never become an entrepreneur.
January 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Two-thirds of young adults have an actual fear of debt, even though they plan their spending on a constant basis.
January 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Money has a huge impact on our overall well-being in life. To reduce stress and be happier, we need money or a better attitude when it comes to money.
January 11, 2017 | John Rampton
No matter what our wealth level, we seem to waste money. It must be some part of human nature because it doesn’t matter how little or how much we have – there are some that see money as burning a hole in their pocket and they must spend it. Still others have proven it’s possible […]
December 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn
No state in the union has an A in financial literacy
December 6, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most middle-income Americans don’t have a financial plan, while nearly half of those making more than $100,000 a year have do have one.
December 5, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Three new polls prove we know what to do about money, but we just refuse to do it.
November 24, 2016 | Debt.com
For those who answer yes, there’s good advice and even outside help.
November 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The swimmer, dancer, and Debt.com spokesman just got a credit card. Here’s why that matters.
November 7, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
Will female clients increase demand for female financial planners?
October 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A mother has the money to lend her daughter for a jewelry business, but she’s not sure it’s a good idea.
October 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn
There’s a generational divide when it comes to kids knowing how much their parents earned
October 4, 2016 | Money Talks News
Only 26 percent of cardholders regularly read them. Find out why that’s a mistake.
September 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Focus on the parents first, then persuade them to teach their children.
September 13, 2016 | Money Talks News
There are at least 250,000 financial advisers in the United States, and not all are created equal.
September 1, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher
Don’t let old mistakes ruin your future. Try these five tips.
August 31, 2016 | Dori Zinn
These Transparency Dodgers are the 10 largest charities that didn’t disclose operation information, including fundraising performance.
August 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Debt isn’t bad for new businesses, but too many entrepreneurs use it wrong.
August 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn
You can now apply for financial aid a year in advance
July 28, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Many households don’t think they qualify for need-based financial aid – they’re wrong.
July 27, 2016 | Dori Zinn
They can teach saving and budgeting — barely — but not much else
July 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The latest craze in mobile gaming can teach as much as it entertains.
June 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader has only enough to pay the mortgage, car lease, or credit card. But not all three.
May 30, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
3 financial lessons we can learn from the artist known as Prince
May 16, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Many Americans are figuring out the hardest lesson from college comes after you graduate
April 25, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
For years, “experts” argued against teaching fin lit in high school. Now the public has spoken.
February 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader doesn’t want to deny her daughter anything, but her husband does.
January 13, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know how to shut up her boyfriend about her lottery habit. Howard sees a bigger problem.
November 19, 2015 | Debt.com
The good news: You can easily avoid all of them without breaking a sweat.
October 14, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader thinks her husband is crazy to pay for someone to advise them when they have no money.
September 21, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Long live the king!
September 14, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Giving an allowance is just the beginning.
September 10, 2015 | Debt.com
Hint: They value privacy and lack confidence.