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Know Flying’s Real Costs

Submitted by Wes Moss on Friday, November 13, 2015 - 8:15am

Boarding pass in your pocket, shoes on again after security screening and wheeled suitcase humming at your heels, you even find a seat near the gate. Now you have a moment to add up what this flight really costs you, and here are some sneaky fees.

Revising the $100K Illusion

Submitted by Wes Moss on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 12:00pm

Not long ago in an economy not so far away, a six-figure annual wage spelled arrival, success and wealth – not to mention future financial freedom and security. Times and prices change. Here’s how to restore a punch to those six figures.

A Smarter Way to Budget

Submitted by Lea Ann Knight on Monday, October 26, 2015 - 12:00pm

Fall brings Halloween and before you know it the gift-buying craziness of the holidays. They drive investments, cash flow and credit card bills right from your mind. This time of year, before the rush, is perfect to refine your annual budget, and here’s why.

How to Use Card Points

Submitted by Sophia Bera on Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ah, weddings. If you’re a young adult, as much as you enjoy seeing your friends get married, you must think about how much attending all those ceremonies will cost you. One secret to getting a price break on some of those good times: the benefits of your own spending, thanks to credit card points.

Do You Buy or Invest?

Submitted by Andrew Comstock on Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Every time you write a check or whip out your plastic, what do you really get for your money? What’s the true value of the money you spend on items as diverse as stocks and air conditioners? Here’s how to spot and appreciate the difference in value.

Expecting a Baby? $$ Tips

Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Friday, July 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

If you’re like many young adults, having children is one of the biggest life-altering choices you’ll ever make. Joy, stress, excitement, exhaustion, hundreds of books on how to not screw up and thousands of bucks to prepare your little one: Your plate is now loaded. Here are some considerations to make sure you’re prepared – at least in terms of money.

Spending to Follow Passions

Submitted by Allyn Hughes on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 3:00pm

Can cash buy happiness? Depends if you know what to spend it on. Sometimes, when you take time away from chasing the market returns and dire headlines, the simplest encounter can remind you to invest in what you hold most dear.

Busting Asset Value Illusions

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

When we talk about financial fitness, one of the most important measures is the value of our assets. The problem is that we often have false expectations about some asset types, and we need to break those illusions to focus on our real financial condition.