• July 17, 2014

    Like many parents, my nine-year-old’s education and her eventual career choice are extremely important to me. So I spend a lot of time online seeking information about how I can help and guide her to make the best choices.

    During one...

  • July 16, 2014

    Whether they do it online, through texting tactics or by stealing your wallet the old-fashioned way, identity thieves are constantly concocting new cons.

    One reason card companies are working hard to detect credit card fraud after the fact...

  • July 15, 2014

    If you’ve spent any time reading the financial news lately, you’ve probably heard of bitcoin. The digital currency, which was relatively unknown just a year ago, has been making headlines due to its recent spike in value. Trading at just over $13...

  • Cut spending, consolidate your payments and get out from under debt
    July 11, 2014

    For many recent college graduates, stepping in to the “real world” is not quite the thrill it ought to be. The problem: heavy debt that...

  • April 4, 2014

    All a crafty identity thief needs to sign up for credit cards, government benefits or even a driver’s license is a valid Social Security number in many cases, and it doesn’t matter whether that number belongs to an adult or an infant.

    “The...

  • March 21, 2014

    It doesn’t take long for couples to realize that some important marital issues must be approached delicately; finances are one of those...

  • March 17, 2014

    There is comfort in coins.  

    People can now go for months — even years, theoretically — without touching physical money, and data-generated, decentralized currency, like bitcoins, may be the payment method of the future.

    ...

  • March 10, 2014

    Almost no one starts reading about finance for pleasure. That would be like jumping into a pit full of venomous snakes just for kicks. Well… some people do that, but they're crazy, and there's a reason why there aren't very many of them. It's...

  • February 21, 2014

    The story of Scott and Erika should be a wake-up call.

    They married in 2005. As any new spouse would do, Erika made Scott the beneficiary of her...

  • February 18, 2014

    You can, and I just did. In just five minutes online, I discovered two checks that were mailed to me years ago and weren’t delivered. I put in my claim and the money is on its way.

    The source is the unclaimed property office of your state...

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