Savings and Investments
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...
March 3, 2014
Lots has been written about how the various generations handle money. Millennials have been traumatized by economic disaster; Gen X isn't saving for retirement; and baby boomers are spending their children’s inheritance.
February 24, 2014
April is Financial Literacy Month. As you await your tax refund, this is a good reminder to review your financial health and make the necessary...
February 12, 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...
February 7, 2014
The advent of electronic and mobile banking has led many checking account holders to rarely carry cash, maintain physical check ledgers or receive paper statements. It’s easy to take the modern improvements in banking technology...
January 31, 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...
January 29, 2014
A growing number of companies figure employees will perform better if they have something to gain.
About 28 million American employees own stock in the company they work for, according to a survey by the...
January 21, 2014
Those who bet on horses gather information from many sources: newspapers, friends, and remarks overheard at the track.
The best insight, bettors know, comes “straight from the horse’s mouth” — meaning the jockey or an examination of the...
October 10, 2013
Advanced education is definitely valuable, but considering the cost of many 4-year degrees, is it worth it?
No one was asking this question 10 years ago. Because back then, college grads were more employable, and college education was not...
October 7, 2013
I hate it when my friends perform better than I do. Not that I wish them any worse. I just wish I were doing slightly better. Fortunately, it is always possible to improve my financial outlook by...