finances

Your Thirties Can Kill Your Finances

By Jennifer Derrick When it comes to living dangerously with your finances, it seems as though your thirties are the most dangerous decade. Obviously you have to be mindful of your money habits throughout your life because it’s possible to screw up with you’re very young and very old, but special care should be given […]

The ridiculously simple way to save on everything

By Charles Passy George Costanza has nothing on me. Sure, the hapless “Seinfeld” character (played by Jason Alexander) may have gained a measure of fame — or infamy, depending on how you view it — for his “double dipping .” But I’m a quadruple-down kinda guy myself. Costanza was literally diving his hand into the […]

Secure, or not? Assess the risk before sending credit card info

By Cynthia Drake Before you send your credit card information online, over the phone or by mail, it helps to think like a hacker. The next time you’re about to share your credit card number, put on a robber’s raccoon mask and think about it: Where are the potential breach spots along the path your […]

More Women Confess to Hiding Purchases

By Kelly Dilworth (CreditCards.com) Several times a month, my husband and I sit down at our computer, open up the personal finance software Quicken and audit our personal spending. The semi-weekly ritual has helped us spot problems with our spending early on (such as our frequent trips to the luxury grocer a few blocks from […]

Learn on to Better Manage Your Money during National Financial Wellness Month

By Jessica Williams What better time to tackle your holiday debt than to start taking a more proactive role during National Financial Wellness Month. It is not a coincidence that this month-long holiday follows the Christmas spending season as January is usually the time when Americans realize that they have financially overextended themselves. All month […]

Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Debt Blues

By Jessica Williams

Study Shows That Millennials Develop Their Financial Habits from Friends

By April Lewis-Parks Are you a millennial? Did you know that 78 percent of twenty-five to thirty-four year olds look to their friends’ financial habits when determining their own? Instead of doing their own research and finding out what financial habits best work for them, they try to emulate their friends’ lifestyle. They wear what […]

Hidden Credit Card Perks That Consumers May Be Unaware of

By Jessica Williams When it comes to credit cards, we as consumers have been told time and time again to read the fine print. Of course this was created to insure that the credit card lender is protected at all times, however credit card terms and agreements are not always out to get you. A […]

Steps to Creating a Personal Budget

By April Lewis-Parks It takes 21 days to build and keep a habit. This is a great thing to remember when starting and maintaining a good financial personal budget. How and what you choose to spend your money on will dictate the outcome of how minor or major your budgeting process will have to be. […]

Four Major Threats To Retirement Savings

By April Lewis-Parks

5 Money Management Tips Every Woman Should Know

By Luna Jaffe While women are earning bigger paychecks and many consider themselves their family’s Chief Financial Officer, nearly half fear they’ll end up broke and homeless and 54 percent feel alienated by a financial industry they say is male oriented. The Great Recession prompted more women to get involved in financial matters, but more […]

Four Benefits of Saving Early For Retirement

By April Lewis-Parks

Breathe Fresh Air! It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Finances

By Ines Mato Spring is around the corner, and I’m sure many of you already started opening your windows and cleaning the dust that accumulated during the winter. While cleaning your house is important, don’t forget to give some fresh air to your finances. As organizing a messy closet makes you feel more comfortable and […]

Will You Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely?

By Ines Mato Tax season is here, and you are probably gathering your W-2s, 1099s and other documents to file your taxes. While the process of submitting returns can be tedious, many people look forward to receiving a sizable refund from Uncle Sam. I’m planning to use my tax refund toward the purchase of a […]