I remember doing two things as a kid: keeping careful track of my piggy bank, and reading every financial book I could find. I'm very interested in behavioral economics and how psychology affects our ability to make good money decisions.
Online marketers are skilled at parting you from your money. Beware of these four marketing tricks — and learn how to defend your wallet from them.
Our decisions can leave deep and lasting impacts on our future financial health, even if they don't seem to be connected to money. Here are five you must watch for.
Personal finance is personal — especially debt. But if you can overcome that hurdle, a partner may be the motivation you need to tame that balance.
Pretty soon you'll be getting a new, more secure credit card in the mailbox. It's called "chip and PIN," and here's what you need to know about it.
Forget about saving for retirement and your kid's college tuition. Here's the best reason to get serious about eliminating debt — it's killing you.
Many people are making these critical mistakes in their retirement planning. Are you one of them?
Much of what's convenient about online retail — reviews, one-click shopping, fast shipping — is aimed at one thing: reducing the "pain of paying" so you'll spend more.
The Obamacare insurance exchanges open for business in a few weeks. Here's what you need to know about the system before you sign up.
Choosing a financial advisor you can trust is hard. Narrow the field by eliminating any advisor who offers you any of this "advice."
Investors may think they make rational decisions, but for many, emotions and psychology call the shots. Understand your biases to make better decisions.
Granite counters and fresh paint can lead a buyer to overlook a home's flaws. Avoid buying the wrong house by recognizing these common biases.
If you think you're immune to marketing, think again — in fact, you might be convincing yourself to buy something and not even realize that you're doing it.
Competition between businesses is what creates good deals for consumers, right? Then why the heck are credit card companies not more competitive?
Many of us avoid thinking about life insurance because, well, it's kind of creepy. But it's also incredibly important. Learn why.
You might think that when it comes to big financial decisions, you only make logical, rational decisions. But research suggests that you don't.
Credit card companies have been trying to part us from our money for years — and their techniques are only getting more sophisticated.
Whether you're getting something for free from a company or giving your significant other a gift, discover how our minds assign less value to more stuff.
Learn why we treat some money differently from other money — and how to get a better overall grip on your finances.
Our illogical brains lead us to buy insurance when we need it the least and forget about it when we need it the most. Here's how to change the cycle.
We often think that having more choices is better. But in reality, having more options might cause us to make bad decisions — like getting risky mortgages.
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