Choosing a place to live can be tricky – so before checking out a new property, it’s important to make sure you’re armed with the right supplies and questions to ask so you don’t run into any surprises on move-in day! Click on “Launch Infographic” for an expanded view. This infographic was sponsored by CoverHound, where […]
A March 2015 study by Principal Financial Group found that 63 percent of millennials started saving for retirement at or before age 25, but less than one-third are saving enough to secure a strong retirement later on.
The convenience checks from my credit union arrived just as I’d been musing about all the things we could do or buy once our savings account again reached critical mass. Temptation beckoned, but then I remembered that convenience comes at a cost.
Journalist Ron Lieber has been writing about the complicated relationship between humans and money for two decades. In his newest book, The Opposite of Spoiled, he attempts to identify just what the opposite of spoiled is, in order to guide parents as they prepare their children to become financially wise adults. Lieber collected stories from […]
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau intends to issue regulations on prepaid cards’ high-priced overdraft loans, so, as usual, it opened up an avenue for public comment. The outcry, however, is far from usual, as more than 500 customers of the prepaid company Netspend — after some prompting from the company — flooded the CFPB with comments. Nearly all pleaded to keep their high-priced loans, often with a tinge of desperation.
It’s now easier than ever to see your credit score for free thanks to a growing number of credit card providers offering cardholders free scores. But according to a study from the credit bureau TransUnion, access hasn’t brought clarity. Despite easier access to their scores, the three-digit numbers still mystify.
After a brutal winter, many of us are ready to embrace spring with open arms! The arrival of spring also signals seasonal cleaning duties such as cleaning windows, putting away the winter wardrobe and breaking out the flip flops. But don’t forget to include your personal finances in your spring cleaning “to do” list! Spring […]
Paying down debt too quickly can be just as stressful as holding debt in the first place, or so I recently learned.<p><a href="http://blogs.creditcards.com/2015/03/oops-i-paid-my-credit-card-debt-off-too-fast.php">Continue reading…</a></p>
’Tis the season to think green! So let’s do as the leprechauns do and celebrate a goal shared by real and imaginary creatures alike: protecting one’s stash. Whether you’ve got an overflowing pot of gold or a more modest balance sheet, here are four principles for protecting your wealth. Insure Your Stash The biggest threat […]
I spoke at the Women’s Money Conference recently and asked the audience how many of them put everything on their calendars. Nearly every hand shot in the air. When I asked the women how many use their calendars to schedule time to manage or revisit their budgets, the sea of hands went down. Surprising? Not […]