Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Debt?

When and how should you tell your kids that your family is in debt? Photo: Gordon Parenting is a no easy task, as you already know. […]

How to Get More Sleep Without Spending More Time in Bed

This post is brought to you by Humana. Click here to learn more about how companies are supporting and encouraging healthier behaviors. Many people are more sleep deprived than they realize. Are you one of them? Recently, new devices promising to help track fitness and sleep have become available.... […]

How to Get More Sleep Without Spending More Time in Bed

This post brought to you by Humana. Click here to learn more. Many people are more sleep deprived than they realize. Are you one of them? Recently, new devices promising to help track fitness and sleep have become available. Here are some ways you can get a better, more consistent night's sleep... […]

Questions About Japan, Notebooks, Credit Counseling, Roth IRAs, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Short term pay boost 2. Taking advantage of the dollar 3. The value of credit counseling 4. Thoughts on Todoist 5. When NOT to use Roth? 6. Retire where it’s cheap? 7. Going carless 8. I can pay it off! 9. Always afraid 10. […]

Do These 8 Things to Profit From the Improving Economy

After several years of sluggish growth, it appears that the economy is getting better. Unemployment has dropped. The stock market has been setting record highs. But are you poised to take full advantage of the rebound? (See also: 8 Ways Rising Interest Rates Can Help Your Wallet) Here are eight... […]

Do These 8 Things to Profit From the Improving Economy

After several years of sluggish growth, it appears that the economy is getting better. Unemployment has dropped. The stock market has been setting record highs. But are you poised to take full advantage of the rebound? (See also: 8 Ways Rising Interest Rates Can Help Your Wallet) Here are eight... […]

How to Start Your Own Insurance Business

Insurance is a good business to be in, but it comes with some unique considerations. Photo: P. Maillet Looking for a recession-proof business? Insurance is one of those industries that is largely untroubled by the state of the economy. The reason is that most insurance products are necessary part of modern life. […]

How to Start Your Own Insurance Business

Insurance is a good business to be in, but it comes with some unique considerations. Photo: P. Maillet Looking for a recession-proof business? Insurance is one of those industries that is largely untroubled by the state of the economy. The reason is that most insurance products are necessary part of modern life. […]

Consider more than salary when evaluating a job offer

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Once you have been offered a new job, you might assume the process is at an end. But is it really? Not all jobs are created equal, and the goal in getting a new job is (typically) to improve your situation. So job offers must be evaluated carefully to ensure that your goals, personal finance and otherwise, are being served. […]

6 Ways to Ask Your Boss for Better Work-Life Balance

Work. Life. Balance. Three words that — in combination — have the power to transform your entire way of looking at the world. (See also: 9 Ways to Protect Your Personal Time From Work) But how exactly do you achieve this seemingly elusive goal? Well, I've been on a journey over the... […]

6 Ways to Ask Your Boss for Better Work-Life Balance

Work. Life. Balance. Three words that — in combination — have the power to transform your entire way of looking at the world. (See also: 9 Ways to Protect Your Personal Time From Work) But how exactly do you achieve this seemingly elusive goal? Well, I've been on a journey over the... […]

Cyber Insurance for Your Business

Cyber crimes, and insurance policies against them, come in many forms. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski The saying “crime doesn’t pay” is intended to caution would-be criminals that the reward is not worth the risk. And for the most part, it’s true: The average act of grand larceny in 2013 netted about $1,260, according to the FBI. […]

Cyber Insurance for Your Business

Cyber crimes, and insurance policies against them, come in many forms. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski The saying “crime doesn’t pay” is intended to caution would-be criminals that the reward is not worth the risk. And for the most part, it’s true: The average act of grand larceny in 2013 netted about $1,260, according to the FBI. […]

Tips to Maximize Kitchen Storage Space

Cramped kitchen quarters? Elevate. Get your pots and pans, knives, mugs, and large utensils out of the cabinets and onto the wall. Photo: Ikea Need more space in your kitchen? No problem at all! […]

Tips to Maximize Kitchen Storage Space

Cramped kitchen quarters? Elevate. Get your pots and pans, knives, mugs, and large utensils out of the cabinets and onto the wall. Photo: Ikea Need more space in your kitchen? No problem at all! […]

5 sibling discounts you simply have to ask for

Naomi ManninoHow would you like to pay thousands less for the most common big ticket kids’ expenses? […]

5 sibling discounts you simply have to ask for

Naomi ManninoHow would you like to pay thousands less for the most common big ticket kids’ expenses? […]

How to Deal with the High Cost of Children’s Sports

Football, baseball, and hockey are among the most expensive sports to enroll your kids in. Photo: Brian McDermott After much thought and consideration, my husband and I decided that it is finally time to get our kids started in a few sports and activities this year. […]

10 Ways to Save Big on Family Ski Trips

If you're a working, single person in your 20s, a ski weekend might leave no lingering after-effects — either on the pocketbook or on aching joints. But once children join the picture, getting out to the slopes takes a little more financial planning. (See also: 9 Things You Must Do If You're... […]

10 Ways to Save Big on Family Ski Trips

If you're a working, single person in your 20s, a ski weekend might leave no lingering after-effects — either on the pocketbook or on aching joints. But once children join the picture, getting out to the slopes takes a little more financial planning. (See also: 9 Things You Must Do If You're... […]