credit score myths
A credit score is a three-digit number meant to predict whether or not you’ll pay back your debts. It’ll make or break you when you’re applying for any line of…
Don’t Let Your Emotions Get the Best of Your Finances
Confusion, fear and an inability to stay grounded often drive people to do dumb things with their money, says Carl Richards, author of the New York Times Bucks Blog and…
3 Tips for Building Your Child’s College Fund
Even though my girls are just learning to spell their names, I know it won’t be long before they’re signing them on a stack of college applications. And the more…
Why Drinking Lattes and Working More Can Make You Happier
Laura Vanderkam offers a total rethink about financial planning in her new book, All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know about Getting and Spending. Every dollar…
8 Uses for Your Tax Refund
If you filed your taxes early this year, and are eligible to receive a tax refund, you may soon receive a nice-sized check from the state government. (In 2012, the average…
10 Ways to Give Your Money a Makeover
Feel like you live on a financial rollercoaster? Between a volatile stock market, disappearing job security and the rising cost of living, saving for the future and paying down credit…
Why Saving for Your 401(k) Matters
When I first got my own place, I felt overwhelmed by the mountain of monthly bills I was responsible for. Paying for rent, cable, Internet, groceries, car insurance and student…
Take the Right Steps on the Path to Retirement
Can you believe another year has come and gone? By now, you’ve certainly already made (and even broken) your annual New Year’s resolutions. But here’s one resolution everyone should keep…
4 Important Financial Goals and Resolutions for the New Year
The new year is quickly approaching, so now is the time to start thinking about how you can commit yourself to becoming more financially fit. If you are considering making…
5 Lessons We’ve Learned from Today’s Economy
The last five years has been a rollercoaster in the global economy. From the bursting of the housing bubble, to the fall of Lehman Brothers, to the escalating Greek debt…