personal finance

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

Don’t rush to withdraw any 2020 profits from the market. 2021 is looking good.
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
Don’t Be a Budget Hater
Budgeting

Don’t Be a Budget Hater

Budgets don’t exist to make your life miserable. In fact, they’re there to make your life better. My own budget evolution shows how having a spending …
November 17, 2020
Give Your Budget Some Love
Budgeting

Give Your Budget Some Love

Think of it as a flexible tool to prioritize—and achieve—your goals.
November 17, 2020
Flying Solo: 5 Financial Strategies Every Single Woman Should Know
Women & Money

Flying Solo: 5 Financial Strategies Every Single Woman Should Know

Are you doing all that you can to ensure your financial future will be secure? See if you are on track, or whether there’s an area (or two) where you …
November 16, 2020
Millennials Are Financially Jinxed, but Time Is on Their Side
personal finance

Millennials Are Financially Jinxed, but Time Is on Their Side

Suffering from recession fatigue, this generation nevertheless can’t afford to shy away from stocks. Here’s how Millennials should prioritize their re…
November 16, 2020
How to Not Financially Paralyze Your Children
personal finance

How to Not Financially Paralyze Your Children

If you’ve spoiled your kids – or are worried you might spoil them – here are some steps to take to help ensure they become financially independent.
November 16, 2020
Pass on Your Wealth Wisdom
personal finance

Pass on Your Wealth Wisdom

Sharing what you’ve learned about getting ahead in life financially is a worthy endeavor that can pay off mightily. This “wealth responsibility” can c…
November 15, 2020
With Private Loan Interest Rates So Low, Should You Refinance a Federal Student Loan?
student loans

With Private Loan Interest Rates So Low, Should You Refinance a Federal Student Loan?

Whether to take a private student loan or refinance a federal student loan comes down to several factors, including your comfort level with the paymen…
November 14, 2020
3 Good Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping Now -- If You Haven't Already
shopping

3 Good Reasons to Start Your Holiday Shopping Now -- If You Haven't Already

Don’t miss out on must-have items that could sell out long before Black Friday.
November 13, 2020
20 Things You Need to Know About Getting Into a Military Service Academy
Paying for College

20 Things You Need to Know About Getting Into a Military Service Academy

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy and Merchant Marine Academy offer a tuition-free educat…
November 11, 2020
7 Ways Holiday Shopping Will Be Different This Year
shopping

7 Ways Holiday Shopping Will Be Different This Year

The pandemic has retailers and consumers reconsidering their approach to holiday shopping.
November 10, 2020
Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency
Making Your Money Last

Big Changes Likely for Social Security, Medicare Under a Biden Presidency

The new president and a fresh Congress will sooner or later have to face the twin safety net programs, both sorely in need of help.
November 10, 2020
Retirement: It All Starts with a Budget
personal finance

Retirement: It All Starts with a Budget

When you’re meeting with your financial planner, do you talk about your budget? If not, you should.
November 10, 2020
Financial Benefits for Military Families
Personal Finance for Military Families

Financial Benefits for Military Families

For Veterans Day, we run through benefits and programs meant to offset some of the financial risks service members take on. Also, hosts David Muhlbaum…
November 10, 2020