Finances, just like your body, can be sick or healthy. Both are important to your life and you need to pay attention to both. So, how do you take the temperature of your finances? Here are 11 steps to complete your own financial checkup from our friends at The...
By Jean Chatzky I can’t really afford this, but I love it … I really shouldn’t have bought that, but I needed a pick me up … Is this what a spending hangover feels like? Sound familiar? Turns out the majority of us — 64 percent — regret our spending on short-term...
You load 16, tons, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. St. Peter don’t you call me, ‘cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store. Lyrics “Sixteen Tons” –Merle Travis, 1946   Welcome to the United States, where debt is king. Debt was an issue in...
One quick glance at the interest rate your bank is paying on your hard-earned savings account balance and you'll turn green. Even though the Federal Reserve has been raising benchmark interest rates for the past three years, the big banks have not followed suit. They are the biggest beneficiaries...
When the Coronavirus Pandemic grabbed us, it hit fast, it hit hard, and there was no time to prepare. It was a crisis bigger than anyone has seen in recent history. In a few short weeks, 40 million workers filed for unemployment benefits. People raided grocery stores, stripping shelves...
I was having a conversation about retirement health insurance with an acquaintance of mine who just retired. He’s a former corporate executive—an analytical person—who’s always done his homework to avoid as many surprises as possible in the business world. He’s done the same thing with healthcare and decided that a Medigap policy is best...
It’s not uncommon to see the flashing lights and hear the blaring siren of an ambulance rushing to someone’s aid or transporting them to the hospital for emergency treatment. And no matter whether the ambulance is operated by a private company or a government entity, they are an important...