personal finance

A New Chapter for This Bookstore
Coronavirus and Your Money

A New Chapter for This Bookstore

Katrina and COVID haven’t deterred the owner of a used bookstore from catering to his clientele.
January 24, 2021
What to Expect if You're Flying in 2021
Travel

What to Expect if You're Flying in 2021

Policies enacted by the airlines in 2020 may change air travel for the long haul.
January 24, 2021
Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas
home

Home Prices in the 100 Largest Metro Areas

What’s happening in the market where you live?
January 23, 2021
Get Rid of Your Money Anxiety in 2021
personal finance

Get Rid of Your Money Anxiety in 2021

Managing your financial wellness isn't just about how you save or spend money ... it's about fostering a healthy mental relationship with money.
January 23, 2021
Biden Proposes $15 Minimum Wage
Politics

Biden Proposes $15 Minimum Wage

As part of his $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, President Biden proposed an increase in the federal minimum wage.
January 22, 2021

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12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket
Coronavirus and Your Money

12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket

President Biden's "American Rescue Plan" includes several proposals to assist people financially harmed by the pandemic.
January 20, 2021
12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket
Coronavirus and Your Money

12 Ways the Biden Stimulus Package Could Put (or Keep) Money in Your Pocket

President-elect Biden's "American Rescue Plan" includes several proposals to assist people financially harmed by the pandemic.
January 15, 2021
Secrets to Setting and Keeping Financial Goals for the New Year
personal finance

Secrets to Setting and Keeping Financial Goals for the New Year

If you’ve ever broken a New Year’s resolution (and who hasn’t?), don’t worry. You really can reach your goal this time. You just need to set yourself …
January 13, 2021
The Kiplinger Letter’s Must-Read Political and Economic Forecasts for 2021
Politics

The Kiplinger Letter’s Must-Read Political and Economic Forecasts for 2021

Our annual outlook explores what to expect from the U.S. economy, the new Congress and next administration, trade tensions, cryptocurrency, self-drivi…
January 12, 2021
Is a Fix Coming Soon for Social Security?
Smart Buying

Is a Fix Coming Soon for Social Security?

Social Security has funding problems the COVID-19 pandemic has made worse. What are the prospects for the next Congress and administration doing somet…
January 12, 2021
The Best Way to Pay Off $250,000 in Student Loans
student debt

The Best Way to Pay Off $250,000 in Student Loans

There are many ways to pay off your student loans, but the “best” way for you may not be the cheapest at first glance. Three doctors’ stories show how…
January 8, 2021
A Marriage Starter Plan for Finances: Even If You’re Late to the Party
personal finance

A Marriage Starter Plan for Finances: Even If You’re Late to the Party

Of course, the sooner the better, but it’s never too late for couples to get on the same page financially. Here are some points to discuss ASAP.
January 6, 2021
Time to Go on a Financial Diet? Get Your Finances in Great Shape in 2021
personal finance

Time to Go on a Financial Diet? Get Your Finances in Great Shape in 2021

If you’re ready to get in the best financial condition of your life, here are some easy, sustainable tips to whip you into shape this year.
January 5, 2021
Considering Divorce? Beware of Retirement Account Breakups
Divorce

Considering Divorce? Beware of Retirement Account Breakups

Gray divorce issues include weaving through the complications of splitting pensions, 401(k)s and more before the process is complete.
January 4, 2021
Starting Your Own Law Practice? Here’s How to Fail
careers

Starting Your Own Law Practice? Here’s How to Fail

Take it from Elizabeth Miller, co-author of “From Lawyer to Law Firm, How to Manage a Successful Law Business,” this is what you should NOT do when se…
December 31, 2020
How to Avoid 2021 Being as Much of a Disaster as 2020
personal finance

How to Avoid 2021 Being as Much of a Disaster as 2020

Maybe it’s time to try a different kind of financial resolution for the new year: one that’s more about helping others than helping yourself.
December 31, 2020
A No-Resolution Plan for Better Finances in 2021
personal finance

A No-Resolution Plan for Better Finances in 2021

Improving your financial outlook takes just a few simple strategies. And relax – they don’t involve resolutions.
December 30, 2020
Can Your Boss Force You to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Coronavirus and Your Money

Can Your Boss Force You to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Two employment attorneys weigh in with their legal viewpoints for employers and their workers. As a bonus, we touch base with a professor of psycholog…
December 29, 2020
Will College Students Get a Second Stimulus Check? (Hint: It Depends!)
taxes

Will College Students Get a Second Stimulus Check? (Hint: It Depends!)

College students were shut out of the first round of stimulus payments, but they're hoping for a better deal with a second stimulus check.
December 28, 2020
6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Second Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

6 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Second Stimulus Check

If you don't have to use your second stimulus check for basic necessities, consider putting the money to work for you. You'll thank yourself later.
December 28, 2020
A Creative Way to Divorce-Proof Your Premarital Assets
Divorce

A Creative Way to Divorce-Proof Your Premarital Assets

If the full-disclosure aspect of a prenup agreement is a sticking point for you, an irrevocable trust could be an interesting way around the issue.
December 28, 2020
$300 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Included in Stimulus Bill
Coronavirus and Your Money

$300 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Included in Stimulus Bill

The bill provides temporary expanded relief to the unemployed in the form of additional payments, longer benefit periods, and help for the self-employ…
December 28, 2020
Save Money With an Electric Car
Buying & Leasing a Car

Save Money With an Electric Car

Although some are still a pricey luxury, we found EVs that are fun, affordable and eligible for tax incentives.
December 26, 2020
Kids and Money: Boost Your Child's Future Credit Score
Raising Money-Smart Kids

Kids and Money: Boost Your Child's Future Credit Score

Naming your child as an authorized user on your credit card can be a great way to set them up with a healthy credit report.
December 26, 2020
Financial Planning Resolutions That Only Take Minutes
personal finance

Financial Planning Resolutions That Only Take Minutes

Not all financial New Year’s resolutions are long, involved slogs. Some can be completed in just a few minutes.
December 25, 2020