Thanks to inflation, a million dollars isn't what it used to be. However, even so, the idea of becoming a millionaire -- of having that kind of net worth -- is appealing to many people. After all, ... Read More about Do You Have What it Takes to Become Wealthy?
One of the biggest fears that many Americans face is retirement. Will you have enough money to retire? That's a question that many Americans are scared to answer, and the Great Recession has only made ... Read More about Will You Have to Push Back Your Retirement?
The Social-Security-is-going-bankrupt claim is one that we are hearing often these days. There’s a grain of truth to it – which will delve into in a bit – but most of it is sensationalist drivel. ... Read More about Don’t Buy Into the Social-Security-Is-Going-Bankrupt Myth
Many consumers still feel as though the Great Recession is still affecting them, even though it's been over for years. (Technically, the Great Recession lasted from December 2007 to June ... Read More about How Much Did the Great Recession Cost You?
Many of us are looking for ways to change our bad habits. Since money is so important to a number of us, one way to stick to habits might be to attach a financial cost to the bad habit. Not too ... Read More about Could a Financial Punishment Induce You to Change Your Habits?
My husband trusts me with money so much that he looks at our finances maybe once or twice a year. His interest in our financial situation is pretty much limited to, "Do we have enough for this thing?" ... Read More about Do You Trust Your Partner with Money?
When we think of savvy finances, we rarely think that giving money away is the smartest thing to do. After all, shouldn’t you be using that money for something else – like building wealth? The ... Read More about 3 Good Reasons to Give Financial Gifts
Back when I was in college and at least partially supporting my education as a real estate agent, I learned the not so subtle difference between income and wealth. I was out driving with a colleague ... Read More about Income vs Wealth – And What it Means For You
For the last two and a half years, the government has been playing a game of chicken with the budget. And a lot of people are left nervously watching on the sidelines. The problem boils down to ... Read More about What Happens if the Government Shuts Down?
We are used to thinking of splurges in negative terms. A splurge is often an unplanned purchase -- especially if that unplanned purchase is of something you don't need. With the prevailing mindset ... Read More about Could a Splurge Be a Positive Thing?