Has your employer recently reduced your hours at your hourly or part-time job? You’re not alone. In this recession, reduced hours are affecting young workers more than any other age group. If your boss cuts your hours, it’s not an easy time to pick up and find new work. There are, however, a few steps […]
These days, savers are bemoaning the plummeting interest rates on online savings accounts. Just two years ago, rates were 4%, 5%, even 6%. Now most online savings accounts pay yields less than 2%. Although I did write about alternatives to high yield savings accounts, I still think everybody should have an online savings account (read […]
When you are considering student loans it’s important to look at the big picture. Is taking that debt going to lead to more money over all? How much more will you earn with a degree? What will you be giving up in the meantime? We take a look at all those questions as we analyze the true cost of college.
Today is April 1st. And that means you have 15 days left to file taxes if you haven’t already! It also means you still have until April 15th to make individual retirement account (IRA) contributions that can be counted, for tax purposes, as being made last year (2008). Why does that matter?