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.
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.
Insurance is sure one of driving’s necessary evils. You can put more money into your pocket (and gas tank), though, with a few simple steps to lower your auto insurance premium without sacrificing coverage.
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.
Saving is not a goal in itself. To sock away money successfully, you must clearly know what you want to do with the nest egg.
Weddings are a cornerstone of American culture. As with many cornerstones, the cost continues to rise. So does the price of not finding out beforehand how your betrothed feels about money.
Kids start to gaze out classroom windows, the grass turns green again and the temperature slowly rises. If you and your family are like most, you now plan summer vacations. Beware of daydreams of fun in the sun: If you aren’t careful, vacation expenses can put a large dent in your wallet and potentially wreck your full year’s budget.
People tend to lump all debts together, yet they are not all equal. Knowing the distinction between a good debt and a bad one can help you make better financial decisions.
What does President Barack Obama have in common with TV’s President Frank Underwood? Both think a government program can create jobs and bring down high unemployment. And both plans are absurd.
With the price of oil slashed in half since last summer, we keep hearing predictions that a reversal is waiting in the wings. Forget it. The showing of another energy product, natural gas, shows us why: Ever-improving technology keeps prices low, amid more efficient and cheaper production methods.