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.
Articles tagged with 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.
August 10, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
If so, there’s a right way and a wrong way. The right way is called “allowance.” The wrong way is called “cookies.”
May 19, 2015 | Jason Steele
This ridiculous fee cost you big, even though it didn’t cost your credit card company anything.
May 18, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Their woes might be good for the rest of the country.
May 7, 2015 | Jess Miller
Millionaires are expected to have it all, but here’s why they fear losing it — and what you can learn from them.
April 23, 2015 | Jess Miller
Women and younger people freak out about finances more, but they don’t have to. Here’s why.
April 22, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
If you make these mistakes in college, you could be paying for them long after graduation.
April 16, 2015 | Jess Miller
April is Financial Literacy Month. But if you’re like most Americans, you may not know what all that stuff means. We break down some key terms for you.
April 15, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
Don’t make an identity thief’s job easy. Avoid these costly mistakes.
April 14, 2015 | Jess Miller
Surprised? Here are 5 myths about winning the lottery that you didn’t know.
April 13, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
It’s not a trick. Your boss will pay you to live healthy.
April 6, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
You need to have “the talk” with your kids — about money.
March 30, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
What do saving your money and saving your teeth have in common?
February 23, 2015 | Jess Miller
Women save better than men, but talking about financial planning is a different story.
February 16, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Last month, Slate magazine declared financial literacy a useless pursuit. That made me mad.
January 29, 2015 | Jess Miller
A new study says that Americans who vowed to lose weight in 2015 are also losing something else: debt.
November 10, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Women, because they know what they don’t know.
September 30, 2014 | Jess Miller
Gen Y’s coming of age party was the Great Recession, so they don’t trust banks for financial advice. Guess who they turn to.
September 26, 2014 | Jess Miller
The U.S. Department of Education says too many students at these schools are defaulting on loans.
September 5, 2014 | Jess Miller
Avoiding campus credit cards, why butter prices are going up, and the unconventional way one woman plans to pay for her daughters’ college education.
August 25, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
I can’t spare you from dying, but I can help you with something you fear even more.
July 7, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Learning about money doesn’t have to feel like homework at Debt.com.
June 4, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
New research shows we may have the wrong priorities when it comes to stress. But is that really a bad thing?