Submitted by Brenda P. Wenning on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:00am
The Federal Reserve’s new practice of open communication with the public still is an exercise in baffle-gab. The Fed regularly uses language that no one understands, because if America’s taxpayers really knew what’s happening, they’d totally freak.
Submitted by Lewis J. Walker on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00pm
Wealth starts with a goal, discipline, and saving a dollar at a time. Call it the piggy bank strategy. There are lessons in that time-honored coin-savings container.
Any seemingly gargantuan task seems easier to contemplate when reduced to baby steps. If you wished to climb a 12,000-foot mountain, and could do it a day at a time, you would only have to climb 33 feet daily to reach your summit.
Submitted by Bob Cedergren a... on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:00pm
Leave your laptop unlocked, toss a bill full of sensitive financial info into the trash un-shredded, even just hit the submit button when using your credit card to buy online: You can stumble into the identity-theft trap at any time. Protecting yourself means making basic security steps a habit.
Submitted by Maureen Crimmins on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:00pm
Your pet cuddles, purrs, flies, slithers or otherwise takes over your heart. Your little buddy can also empty your wallet fast as prices for food and other pet services mount. When figuring out your family budget, do not neglect to count the many day-to-day costs of animal ownership.
I can’t imagine our house without our 11-year-old Labrador retriever, Taxi. If you’re sick, she’s there; if you’re happy, she’s happy. If you have popcorn you’re her best friend.
Submitted by Lewis J. Walker on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:00pm
Trip planning is complex, involving everything from budgeting to itineraries to questions about comfort. How to fly to your destination without suffering is a major consideration. Here’s how to do it without getting squeezed both financially and physically.
There are two measures of airplane seat comfort. “Width” is the size of the seat in inches across. “Pitch” is the distance between your seat and the seat in front of you. As airlines pursue increased revenues, they squeeze more seats into economy sections on many aircraft, decreasing both width and pitch.
Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 3:00pm
Your credit score ranks as one of the most important numbers in your young adult life. Here’s what to know as you build one.
This three-digit number acts as your financial report card, representing your creditworthiness and an indication to potential lenders of the likelihood that you pay debts on time. If you’re a millennial, born in the 1980s and early 1990s, you must start building this indispensable tool of financial adulthood.