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.
Don't be surprised with a weak gross domestic product number out of the first quarter given the very harsh winter in some places around the country. And that may give the Federal Reserve pause from hiking interest rates. But this winter quarter shouldn’t be as nasty as last 2014’s first period.
Giving money to people you love probably makes you happy. Spending money on others also probably makes you happier than spending it on yourself, just as spending money on experiences makes you happier than spending money on things. So does that mean you should max out your credit card to take your entire family on a cruise? Not exactly.