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September 26, 2016
How I Answer This Question: “How Much Money Should I Save?”
Money is dirty, complex, and supposedly the root of all evil. I’m always pleasantly surprised when someone brings it up first in conversation.
August 16, 2016
3 Alarming Facts About Debt You Have to See to Believe
Using debt to fund our daily lives is the status quo in America. Everything from cars to clothing can now be paid for with debt.
July 31, 2016
5 Best and Worst States for Car Insurance Costs
Your car insurance policy is one of the biggest expenses you haul around when driving.
April 25, 2016
10 States Most Dependent on the Federal Government
According to a WalletHub report, residents in red states are more likely to receive help from the federal government.
February 15, 2016
Did Florists and Candy Companies Really Invent Valentine’s Day?
It's easy to get caught up in the conspiracy theories behind holidays like Valentine's Day, but the truth of its origin is not quite so sinister.
January 14, 2016
5 As Seen On TV Products That May Just Be Worth Their Price
This list of As Seen On TV products features items that actually work. And at around the $20 price point, they're overall good buys.
December 05, 2015
Impulse Shopping: How to Fight the Urge to Spend
Impulse shopping can deeply affect your budget; here's how to recognize how stores are drawing you in and then stop spending.
November 07, 2015
Should Stores Stay Open On Thanksgiving?
For some holiday shoppers, bargain hunting is a competition and Black Friday is the Super Bowl.
October 19, 2015
Top 10 Cities That Never Recovered From the Great Recession
Despite the recession technically ending more than six years ago, the recovery process is ongoing and clearly uneven across the nation.
September 13, 2015
PC or Mac? What Your Computer Says About You
It's the immortal question: Mac, or PC? Well, here's what your preference says about you, according to data from CivicScience.
September 10, 2015
How CEO Pay May Actually Be a Threat to Your Safety
Some people make a lot of money, and there's nothing wrong with that, right? Well, it may endanger you and your family. Here's how.
August 31, 2015
The Best and Worst Automaker Websites
As J.D. Power releases its most recent list of automaker website winners and losers, we look at what makes us want to buy a car before we even drive it.
June 18, 2015
Why the Next Global War May Be Fought Over Jobs
Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton believes the next global war will fought over good jobs.
March 12, 2015
3 Powerful Ways to Cut Your Lifetime Debt Payments
When it comes to the price of debt, Americans typically spend a lifetime exchanging labor for interest payments.
March 07, 2015
Why Your Credit Report Is More Important Than You Think
Despite headlines filled with data breaches and identity theft incidents, Americans still underestimate the importance of their credit reports.
March 02, 2015
3 of the Scariest Things to Ever Happen in Restaurants
These restaurant atrocities are so disturbing that you may think twice before going out to eat.
February 28, 2015
Are Robots Coming for Your Job?
Robots are creeping into a growing number of industries, taking away jobs from American workers. But there's still a debate about whether that's good or bad.
February 22, 2015
10 Worst States in the U.S. for Taxes
While taxes are a fact of life for Americans, they vary among different states.
January 28, 2015
How Much Will Your Car Insurance Jump After Only One Claim?
Insured drivers making a single claim should prepare for sticker shock on premiums.
January 28, 2015
Are Americans Better Off Now Than a Year Ago?
While the economy is still trying to fully recover from the Great Recession, more Americans are feeling better about their personal situations.
January 24, 2015
How Many Americans Are Committing Financial Infidelity?
If the love of money is the root of all evil, then secret accounts are the seed of all financial infidelity.
January 11, 2015
Top 10 States With the Cheapest Gas Prices
Consumers will save billions of dollars from the plunge in gas prices, but some states are enjoying lower prices more than others.
December 22, 2014
Apple’s iPad Business Is Anything but Dead
Apple’s iPad business recently came under scrutiny after posting a lackluster quarter.
December 19, 2014
Is Medical Debt Making Your Credit Report Sick?
The complexity of our health care system is contaminating financial lives in more ways than one.
December 18, 2014
Are Food Costs Ruining Your Money Diet?
Across the nation, budgets are busting as consumers indulge in their most gluttonous desires.
December 17, 2014
3 Charts Explaining the Debate Over Gasoline Taxes
With crude oil sliding to its lowest level in years and gasoline prices following suit, some politicians believe now is the most appropriate time to hike gas taxes.
December 09, 2014
4 Ways Your Grocery Store Manipulates You and How to Avoid It
Have you ever walked into a grocery store and taken a good look around? The next time you’re there, notice these 4 things.
December 06, 2014
3 Ways Cars Wreck Your Retirement Dreams
Our automobile habits are actually one of the biggest roadblocks to financial freedom.
December 02, 2014
Obamacare Fails to Numb Pain of Shopping for Health Insurance
The majority of people say shopping for health insurance is just as bad or worse than doing their own taxes.
November 30, 2014
10 States in the Most Financial Distress
If debt is the money of slaves, a disturbing number of people are living in servitude.