How to Budget Charitable Giving

Donating to charity is not easy when finances already feel tight. Between medical expenses, college loans, car payments and rent, it can be hard to find room to give no matter how much you want to contribute to a good cause. But ...

How to Effectively Build Credit with a Credit Card

Building your credit is important if you want to secure an advantageous loan for a home, car, or other big-ticket item. If your credit score is lower than it should be to help you get the financial gains you want, there are several ...

What to Know Before Setting up Mobile Pay

Mobile payments seem like the model of efficiency — just wave your smartphone, smartwatch or tablet in front of a payment terminal, and your account is automatically billed for your purchase. However, like all technological ...

What to Do If You Can’t Afford Car Payments

You don’t drive a new car out of the showroom thinking that you’ll ever become delinquent on your payments. Unfortunately, life sometimes has different plans for you. Whether it’s due to a change in career trajectory, health ...

Paying for Your Kid to Go to College

College is getting more expensive every year, but in many career fields your child might choose, a four-year degree is essential. In years past, society expected you as a parent to contribute to higher education costs or cover ...

Health Savings Accounts: Choosing the Right One

Health Savings Accounts have a wealth of benefits. They can help you save on taxes, aid in bolstering your retirement fund and earn tax-free interest on your savings. Thanks to this trifecta of benefits, Forbes contributor John ...

Fun Ways to Make Money in Retirement

There’s an old saying that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. With retirement on the horizon, you’ve already put in your lifetime of work and find yourself ready to kick back and do what you love ...

The Ins and Outs of Online Check Deposits

Your smartphone camera does more than take selfies. It can also be used to snap pictures of paper checks for mobile deposit, a method of banking that is growing in popularity in America. Per a Federal Reserve survey, 38 percent ...

When is the Right Time to Buy a Car?

Buying a car, especially a new one fresh from the factory, is a big investment. Sometimes events like accidents and breakdowns make it so you can’t choose when you need to make a purchase, but if you can pick when you hit the ...

Tips for Saving Money on Textbooks

When you head off to college, you expect to make new friends and have new experiences. Unfortunately, not all new experiences are fun — like paying $300 for a book on biology. Worse yet, with a full load of courses, textbook ...