We’ve come a long way in so many ways, but we still stink at investing. Here’s how we can kick some ass.
Research shows that many Millennials don’t think they’ll ever buy a home. Those who did spend nearly half of their income to pay for it.
For Father’s Day, we spoke to experts in the field of finance to learn how their dads shaped their financial future.
Acting as a caregiver for Care of Mom or Dad may seem like the right thing to do. But can you afford it?
Yes, you should think hard about what to do with this extra money.
It’s time to get out of debt and stop living paycheck to paycheck!
Apparently, tedious cleaning is more enticing than money to most adults.
Ready to invest in crypto and NFTs but don’t want to get scammed? Laura answers listener questions about who should own crypto assets, the potential risks, and how to know when a cybercriminal is trying to take advantage of you.
To err is human. But you can avoid catastrophe by heeding others’ advice.
Fortunate to have a bit of extra money, but aren’t sure what to do with it? Laura answers a listener question and covers seven smart things to do with your money after you’ve covered the basics.
Learning about money is boring. Board games are fun. Play one and teach your kids a lesson without them noticing.
Interested in real estate but not sure if you’re ready for a hands-on investment? Laura covers 5 ways to invest in property to diversify your portfolio.
It’s a rough time, but it doesn’t have to be a disastrous one.
Wise words from wealthy innovators who smiled in the face of defeat.
Take care of your money now and it will take care of you and your family later.
Savings and emergency funds are a must, but setting aside every penny isn’t.
Vaccine access has eased anxiety about the pandemic, but not the economy.
Millions are quitting their jobs or are willing to take a pay cut to work from home.
There is more than one way a parent could unwittingly leave you with nothing.
Knowing your FMLA rights can help protect your job when a parent needs more care.
Make sure you’re up to the executor appointment before saying yes to a friend or relative.
Made some money blunders in your youth? Here’s how to fix them now.
Learn to face your fears. Read at your own risk.
Talk to your parents about their estate plan now to avoid chaos later.
Want to be a successful investor? Money Girl explains how to get started, build financial safety nets, use tax-advantaged accounts, choose investments, and reduce risk. Find out how to create the best investment strategy based on your financial situation, age, and risk tolerance.
Confused about whether you need a financial advisor and the different types? Laura interviews Rita Cheng, CFP, from Blue Ocean Global Wealth and Finder.com about who should work with an advisor, how to find someone trustworthy, what fees are charged, and the differences between robo-advisors and financial advisors.
Not sure whether to pay off a debt or to invest money instead? Laura covers the main pros and cons and shares a simple method to prioritize your precious resources so you accomplish key financial goals and build wealth as quickly as possible.
Find out how to use six accounts to save for your child’s future.
Becoming a successful investor doesn’t involve taking scary risks, but building wealth slowly over time.
Over-contributing to various tax-advantaged accounts isn’t allowed, but can be easy to do by mistake.
No matter what happens in the stock market, these eight rules will help you invest wisely.
Discouraged by your financial life? Money Girl’s four-part system will help you simplify your personal finances and do more with your money.
These unexpected costs can decrease or even wipe out retirement savings.
Should you save for retirement or get out of debt? It depends on your circumstances. Money Girl answers a listener question and provides a five-step guide to help you prioritize your precious financial resources.
Are you self-employed, paid on commission, or dealing with unpredictable income? No matter why you can’t count on a regular paycheck, it is possible to create a money system that works.
Sure, there’s accounting software. But sometimes, you need a human being to help you.
Most families have strong misconceptions about the value of an estate and this hurts us later in life when our loved ones pass away.
If you don’t talk about finances, dark days may be ahead. But don’t worry – we have tips on how to avoid this.
Got questions about the ins and outs of using a Roth retirement account? Money Girl will clear your confusion with answers to listener questions about the Roth five-year rule, who qualifies for a Roth, and more.
Investing is one of the best ways to create wealth. Money Girl and Chris Hill from The Motley Fool discuss common investing barriers and the best investment to own for long-term financial success.
No one has a crystal ball saying how much to save, but mapping out a plan helps.
Millions of seniors failed to save enough to stop working, and now younger Americans are making their same mistakes.
Find out the different types of advisors, typical fees charged, and how to do background checks.
Find out how to calculate your net worth and track it over time.
If debt threatens you, the best thing to do is to stare the beast right in the face — or force yourself to listen to financial podcasts on your commute.
Unexpected expenses are precisely the reason you need an emergency fund. But what if you don’t have one and need money now?
You can achieve your financial goals by using simple, but tried and true, investing principles.
Not using a gym membership or magazine subscription? Cut them and keep the cash.
The annual convention is about financial freedom. How it goes, so does the country.
I asked some of the best personal finance experts. Here’s how they answered.