You've seen stories about compound interest adding up to big savings. That can happen — but often, it's not the whole truth.
Standard financial advice is full of things to do first — emergency fund, 401(k), paying off debts...but what REALLY comes first?
"Is college worth it?" has become a difficult question to answer — and answering wrong could saddle you with years of debt. Here are your options.
People often recommend cutting out little expenses to help get back on financial track. What's rarely mentioned is that this alone won't solve the problem.
Retirement planning has changed a lot since the economic downturn. But the things you need to understand and do are still very simple.
It's worth tracking your spending because it's the only way to learn where your money is going. But it's worth doing for another reason as well.
Stockpiling for an emergency might seem like a good (and frugal) idea. But in reality, your time and money is probably better spent.
A recent study suggests that many workers can't afford a decent place to live. But is truth that we need to change our concept of a good standard of living?
The Rolling Jubilee is a great PR move — buying, then forgiving debt from real people. But in terms of change, one writer says it might hurt more than help.
You probably think about costs in terms of currency. Experiment with this alternative way of thinking that could change how you work and spend.
There's a good chance that the "fiscal cliff" America is about to go over will be a non-issue. But that's no reason not to do a bit of preparation.
People who say, "It's not a problem; it's an opportunity" might be jerks. But they might also have a good point.
When time and money are tight, it's natural to try to narrow down what you're trying to get done. But the opposite might be what you really need.
Stop worrying that you won't have enough money in retirement. Instead, follow these tips to ensure you remain financially comfortable as long as you live.
As we get older, we try to shift the way we get money from actively working to earning money from investments. Many companies have done the same.
When savings rates are below the inflation rate, it's easy to delude yourself into thinking you shouldn't save. That's a bad idea.
You never need to rush to buy after a housing crash — house prices will stay down for years. But is now the right time to buy?
There are a lot of ways to live simply. My personal favorite is living simply through capital — and it's easier to do than you might expect.
Keeping up with the Joneses isn't necessary, but sometimes it can be helpful to look like you are. Here's why — and how to do it.
Inflation is inevitable. What you can change, though, is how you deal with it — and these decisions can make or break your financial future.
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