Checks and Balances: Balancing Your Checkbook

Balancing a checkbook has been shorthand for financial responsibility for generations. While it’s always been presented as a laborious, unenviable task, keeping your money in order is fairly simple as long as you stick to a ...

Home Down Payments and Alternatives

Among the most challenging hurdles to overcome on your path to home ownership is the down payment. Unless you are in a great position of financial advantage, coming up with a large sum of liquid capital at one time is a difficult ...

What Should You Keep in Your Safe Deposit Box?

We all have things that we want to keep safe. While we all hope that our homes are an ideal place for that, sometimes it’s a good idea to keep important items in another location. That’s where safe deposit boxes come in handy. What ...

Is an MBA Worth It?

If you’re lucky enough to be in a management position at your company, you might be thinking of giving yourself a step up in the business world by getting your Master of Business Administration graduate degree. Like any level ...

Using a CD to Teach Your Children about Finances

Money management is a complicated subject even adults have trouble mastering. So, it’s understandable that the prospect of teaching your kids about money might not be your favorite parental to-do. Start simply with a certificate ...

How to Collect Social Security

Designed to help support you after you’ve stopped working (a minimum of 10 years) and complement your savings account and other investments, Social Security is based on the taxes you’ve paid on the money you’ve earned in ...

Beyond Coupons: Apps to Save You Money

In the 21st century, digital technology offers many new ways to save money that extend beyond the usual store sales and coupon-clipping. Numerous apps now let you pinch pennies on your terms from the convenience of your palm. ...

Preparing for Retirement: Roth IRA vs. 401(k)

Retirement may seem like a long way away, but time moves quickly and it could be here before you know it. That’s why it’s important to establish a lucrative, reliable retirement savings and investment solution now. The most ...

Apps that Save You Money

Looking to save some money this holiday season? You don’t have to shop sales or clip coupons — thanks to these handy apps, you can save big using nothing more than your smartphone. Here’s a look at five apps that will help ...

Smart Spending in the Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching, a fact alone that may already have alarm bells ringing in your head. With its arrival comes the return of holiday shopping, and if you have an expansive list of people to buy for, it may ...