3 Profitable Facts About Your Workplace

July 24, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Learn how to make more money from these new studies.

Americans Define Wealth in Very Different Ways

July 18, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Think it means being rich? Think again.

The Financial Panther

The Financial Panther Avoided Lifestyle Inflation

July 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And he embraced the personal finance community as he paid down debt.

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Middle-Class Misery Isn’t Trump’s Fault

July 4, 2017 | Joe Pye

What exactly does it mean to be “middle class”? An intriguing new study didn’t bother to find out. It simply asked people if they think they’re middle class. Almost half (49 percent) did. Yet middle class doesn’t mean content. According to marketing firm Mintel, less than a third of these self-proclaimed middle-classers “are satisfied with […]

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.

15 Best and Worst Places to Live If You’re Trying to Save Money

June 30, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Hint: Avoid the west coast and head to middle America.

Why Do Trump Voters Have Worse Credit Than Democrats?

June 29, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

States that voted for Trump have fewer credit cards, lower balances, and a worse understanding of money.

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How Friendly Is The IRS? Will They Work With Us?

June 21, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader needs to rely on the kindness of the IRS. Believe it or not, that can work.

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.

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.

Job Recruiters Are Making Great Money

June 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Job recruiters are seeing faster-than-average wage growth compared to other jobs around the country.

What if I stopped paying my credit cards?

Middle Class Millennials Struggle With Employment

June 13, 2017 | Joe Pye

Having a credit score under 700 is related to difficulties holding onto jobs and living on your own.

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Are You Paying the Wrong Debt First?

June 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

We’re paying off unsecured personal loans faster than auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards and we probably shouldn’t be.

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College Seniors Struggle To Pick Careers

June 2, 2017 | Joe Pye

One reason: They focus too much on class and not enough on what else colleges offer.

Student Loans: Too Big to Fail? Or Too Much to Succeed?

June 1, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

The “student loan crisis” is so massive, we can’t even comprehend it anymore.

Save the children and moms

Money Woes Make Moms Stressed

May 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Moms claim that financial stress affects their relationships with their kids and husbands.

Competing For College Grads

May 26, 2017 | Joe Pye

Job growth is up, and companies are hiring recent college graduates for higher pay this year.

Kayla’s Debt Changed Her Life

May 24, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Her financial mess gave her new hope.

Work excuses you can use

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.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

Baby Boomers Really Love Smartphones

May 23, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more willing to give up financial stability for smartphones, than younger generations.

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.

Be careful when dealing with the IRS

What REALLY Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Taxes?

May 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader fears for her boyfriend’s future — and her own.

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Why You Should Refinance Your Student Loans

May 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As college costs continue to grow, graduates should refinance their loans sooner to lower interest rates, which means you could pay off your loan sooner.

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Can The United States Help Me Get Out Of Debt When I’m Abroad?

May 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has as much debt as income. He’s out of the country. Can he still get out of debt?

Trump's tax plans

Who Is Going to Get a Big Trump Tax Cut?

May 4, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Hint: His name starts with T and ends with rump. But at least it’s not Paul Ryan’s plan, and maybe if he gets a big break he’ll leave us all alone.

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Babysitters Make Much More Than Minimum Wage

May 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The national average for babysitting is nearly $14 an hour while minimum wage workers are still making $7.25 an hour.

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Gender Pay Gap Still Exists Up to Five Years After College Graduation

May 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The gender pay gap exists even for the youngest of workers, as young men and women won’t see equal pay until five years after they graduate from college.

How To Win A Scholarship: Apply 63 Times

May 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Caitlyn Remick knows how to dress up — and save up.

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3 Steps to Become Debt-Free and Chase Your Dreams

April 28, 2017 | Robert Beiler

A little sacrifice can go just as far as hustle

ESI Money Retired in His Early Fifties

April 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And some people still don’t believe him

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.

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We Can’t Afford to Live in Most Major Cities

April 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

Miami, Florida is the number one city in America where people struggle to live comfortably, but the median income isn’t high enough in 80 percent of our biggest cities.

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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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The State of the Pay Gap

April 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Pay gaps are still really real. Some are widening, while others are nearly closed.

Celebrity net worth

QUIZ: The Mo’ Money Matchup

April 10, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Who’s worth more: Ashlee or Jessica Simpson? Jack or Meg White? This interactive quiz will tell you which celebrity’s got more green.

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What Happens When Researchers Team Up? This.

April 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Turns out you can learn a lot more when you join forces. Here are some surprising results of this new trend.

How Chonce Overcame Dire Financial Troubles

April 5, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

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

Equal pay day

Women Won’t See Equal Pay Until 2248

April 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

For Equal Pay Day, women are still far behind men and won’t see equal pay for more than 200 years.

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Ironically, The Worst-Paying Job for Women Is in Finance

April 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Ladies earn nearly half what their male counterparts make when it comes to this one job.

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

The Truth About Side Hustles

March 30, 2017 | Make Change

Taking on extra work for extra cash seems like a no-brainer. But some side gigs just aren’t worth it.

Not Much To Celebrate This Women’s History Month?

March 29, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

The financial news is rather bleak, but the future is brighter.

2017 taxes

Settling the Splurges

March 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As more Americans plan to save their tax refunds, fewer plan shopping sprees.

Millennials can't save? Not true

Educated And Employed

March 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

2017 shows the highest hiring rates for entry level jobs in 15 years.

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Americans Dread Tax Season

March 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

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

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.

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.

How Many Squad Members Make Up One Taylor Swift?

March 13, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Our recipe breaks down the pop star’s long list of friends to see whose net worths compare

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.