personal finance

Bad News for Super Savers
Financial Planning

Bad News for Super Savers

Low inflation keeps thresholds on retirement savings plans in check.
November 25, 2020
How to Safely Socialize (and Work) at Home During the Pandemic
home

How to Safely Socialize (and Work) at Home During the Pandemic

Tips for transforming your backyard area into a social distancing hang out, as well as creating a work-from-home haven.
November 25, 2020
Which Debt Is ‘Good Debt’ and Which Is ‘Bad Debt’?
debt management

Which Debt Is ‘Good Debt’ and Which Is ‘Bad Debt’?

Not all debts are created equal. Some help you get ahead. Others should be avoided at all costs. Here’s how to tell the difference and how to handle y…
November 25, 2020
19 Best Costco Kirkland Signature Products to Buy for the Holidays
spending

19 Best Costco Kirkland Signature Products to Buy for the Holidays

From Costco Kirkland Signature Nuts and other holiday snacks to Costco Kirkland Signature fruitcakes and gift sets, there are a ton of holiday bargain…
November 24, 2020
How Holiday Shopping Happens in a Pandemic
Smart Buying

How Holiday Shopping Happens in a Pandemic

Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year will be like never before. DealNews analyst Julie Ramhold joins us to talk about how to navigate sale season. …
November 24, 2020

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Strategies to Tackle Debt
Coronavirus and Your Money

Strategies to Tackle Debt

Millions of Americans facing furloughs and layoffs turned to credit cards to stay afloat. Here’s how to get out from under burgeoning balances.
November 24, 2020
Find Higher Yields for Your Cash
Financial Planning

Find Higher Yields for Your Cash

Interest rates are scraping bottom, but here’s a road map to accounts that will help your money grow.
November 24, 2020
Build a Bond Ladder
Financial Planning

Build a Bond Ladder

Exchange-traded funds give a new twist to an old technique to navigate a tricky market and manage cash flow.
November 23, 2020
30 Great Black Friday Deals and Doorbusters for the 2020 Holiday Season
shopping

30 Great Black Friday Deals and Doorbusters for the 2020 Holiday Season

We’ve rounded up dozens of bargains from top retailers including Amazon, Costco and Walmart, but you’ll need to act fast.
November 23, 2020
Retirees, Declutter for a Profit
Making Your Money Last

Retirees, Declutter for a Profit

There are a surprising number of online sites to sell your unwanted or little-used items to make some serious side money and downsize your stash.
November 23, 2020
I’m Not a Millionaire, But I Just Gave $250,000 to Morehouse College: Here’s How (and Why)
personal finance

I’m Not a Millionaire, But I Just Gave $250,000 to Morehouse College: Here’s How (and Why)

You don’t have to be a millionaire to make a generous charitable donation to a cause that means the world to you, just like I did. Here’s the strategy…
November 23, 2020
10 Things to Be Thankful for in 2020
personal finance

10 Things to Be Thankful for in 2020

The pandemic may have kept us inside and apart, but that doesn't mean there isn't any good to be found in 2020.
November 21, 2020
Louisiana's Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery is Underway
Tax Breaks

Louisiana's Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane and Pandemic Recovery is Underway

Holiday shoppers can avoid Louisiana sales tax on purchases of most items during the state's newest tax-free period.
November 20, 2020
Holiday Return Policies at 32 Leading Retailers
shopping

Holiday Return Policies at 32 Leading Retailers

Many retailers -- including Amazon, Macy's and Target -- have altered their return policies to reflect the extended 2020 holiday shopping season.
November 19, 2020
47 Stores That Won’t Be Open on Thanksgiving Day, 2020
Smart Buying

47 Stores That Won’t Be Open on Thanksgiving Day, 2020

Is Target open on Thanksgiving? Is Walmart open on Thanksgiving? What about Best Buy, Costco and others? We’re tracking dozens of major retailers that…
November 19, 2020
How to Automate Your Savings in 6 Easy Steps
savings

How to Automate Your Savings in 6 Easy Steps

Take advantage of technology to make building your savings and investing it a seamless – and pain-free – process.
November 19, 2020
Be a Budgeting Expert: How to Track Spending with a Detailed Budget
Budgeting

Be a Budgeting Expert: How to Track Spending with a Detailed Budget

Want to go beyond the Envelope Budget? Try this free budgeting spreadsheet to draw up your own plan and get a firm grip on where your money is going. …
November 19, 2020
The Envelope Budget: How to Make It Work for You
Budgeting

The Envelope Budget: How to Make It Work for You

An oldie but goodie, the envelope budget is a great place to start for beginning budgeters. Here’s how it works.
November 18, 2020
16 Worst Gifts to Impulse Buy for the Holidays
shopping

16 Worst Gifts to Impulse Buy for the Holidays

Don't let those holiday sale promotions persuade you into buying something now that will be much cheaper later.
November 18, 2020
Making Wise Choices During Open Enrollment
health insurance

Making Wise Choices During Open Enrollment

Contributing Editor Lisa Gerstner runs through the new variables of the 2020 open enrollment season. Also, hosts Sandy Block and David Muhlbaum talk a…
November 17, 2020
Bonds Will Deliver in 2021
Investing for Income

Bonds Will Deliver in 2021

I can see no urgency to withdraw your 2020 profits from the market.
November 17, 2020
Some College Students Can Still Get a Stimulus Check
Coronavirus and Your Money

Some College Students Can Still Get a Stimulus Check

Since the deadline is right around the corner, quick action is needed for college students who are eligible for a stimulus check.
November 17, 2020
Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks
Making Your Money Last

Dear Mom and Dad: Thanks

Ideally, living at home should provide a way to improve your financial well-being and lay the groundwork for future success.
November 17, 2020
What the New President Means for Your Money
Politics

What the New President Means for Your Money

President-Elect Biden wants more consumer protections and perks for the middle class and seniors.
November 17, 2020
Worried about Money Because of COVID-19? 5 Tips for Millennials
personal finance

Worried about Money Because of COVID-19? 5 Tips for Millennials

Millennials have been between a rock and a hard place for years. The global pandemic has made matters worse for this generation, but there are some st…
November 17, 2020