By Patty Lamberti August 29, 2014
Smoking isn’t just bad for your health, it’s expensive, too! Quitting tobacco is a difficult topic to broach with a loved one, but a level-headed attitude and hard-hitting money stats can help you start.
By David Weliver August 27, 2014
Wondering how to build credit from scratch (or worried because you haven’t started yet)? Here is what you need to know to build credit for the first time.
By Phil Villarreal August 26, 2014
There’s something to be said about keeping love and money separate — not allowing one to taint the other. Here are five reasons to keep his and hers checking accounts as you begin your lives together.
Mint.com revolutionized how we budget. Now, rivals offer must-see Mint alternatives that manage everything from monthly bills to million-dollar portfolios.
Wherever you are on the journey to “getting better with money”, the concept of an emergency fund–rainy day savings that will be there for you in case the unthinkable happens–is critical. Because having some money put aside is simply so vital to getting on your feet financially–which is what this site is here to help you do–we put together this comprehensive article.
Being declined for a new credit card is frustrating. You can improve your chances of getting approved for a credit card by applying to cards that are suited for your credit score. Here we explain what kinds of credit scores are needed to get popular credit cards today.
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By Lou Carlozo August 25, 2014
At just 29, Bijan Golker is a CFP and equity partner in an investment advisory firm. He’s been successful by making strategic decisions about the big expenses most of us take for granted.
By Phil Villarreal August 22, 2014
Money management doesn’t come naturally to many folks. Worse, some people take on a lifestyle of ridiculous budgeting and spending practices without realizing just how wrong they are. You probably know of these characters — you might even be one yourself!
By Lou Carlozo August 20, 2014
A car lease gives you a brand-new car for a low monthly payment; what’s not to like? Everything. The many reasons why you should never lease a car.
By Lou Carlozo August 18, 2014
Let’s say you have a friend who earns the same salary. You both have similar student loan balances and neither of you have inherited money. How can your friend own a condo and a paid-in-full car while you struggle to pay the bills each month? Or vice versa? These simple but powerful factors that make some people seem so “good with money.”
By Patty Lamberti August 15, 2014
Weddings are a blast to dream about, but can be terrifying when it’s time to consider the costs. We talked with someone who has great first-hand advice for cutting down the expense of your upcoming wedding without having to sacrifice your big plans.
By Phil Villarreal August 13, 2014
Though often a sound investment, graduate school is a costly affair. Before enrolling, there are things you can do to financially prepare for grad school including studying your anticipated return on investment (ROI), making a borrowing plan and putting your existing budget and credit accounts in order.
By Patty Lamberti August 12, 2014
The side hustle is perhaps the single best thing you can do for your finances and your career. But getting started is the hardest part. Advice on finding your muse and ensuring your side business goes the distance.
By Lou Carlozo August 11, 2014
Only 7 percent of Americans regularly carry more than $100 cash. Credit and debit cards are convenient, but going entirely cashless carries some serious risks.
By David Weliver August 7, 2014
Of the many online brokerages eager to invest your money, new investors should consider tradeMONSTER. Although capable of servicing active traders with powerful trading tools, the broker’s low commissions, free practice accounts, and emphasis on education will help new investors get started.
By Phil Villarreal August 7, 2014
When it comes to money, almost everyone lies. Here’s how to see through five common money lies so many people tell.
By David Weliver August 6, 2014
Do you know what your money’s been up to? If you’re invested in a major mutual fund, it’s likely funding tobacco companies, casinos, weapons manufacturers and other nefarious businesses. Learn how to be a socially responsible investor and find investments that earn healthy returns while supporting ethical and progressive companies.
By Patty Lamberti August 5, 2014
What do you do when a friend makes stupid financial decisions? What if she asks you for a loan? How to handle friends who are bad with money.