Most people would like to have more money. Whilst earning more money is sometimes out of your control, and might not always be immediately possible, how much money you spend is within your control.
We've all been through the nerve-wracking endeavor of finding a new job. You have to jump through all the hoops: updating your resume, re-writing your cover letter, filling out countless job applications, networking to find the best fit, and then it gets real: the face-to-face interview.
The UK's vote in June to leave the European Union, combined with an extraordinary backlash against trade agreements as manifested in the U.S.
Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination energized millions of people with his straight talk about the need to take on the big banks, get corporate money out of politics and pass a financial transaction tax.
We often have very specific financial goals. Maybe we want to pay off credit card debt in the next two years or save for a down payment on a house. Goals may vary quite a bit from person to person.
Those who dream of a permanent American imperium dismiss any difficulties or challenges. The U.S. remains strong, other nations aren't likely to overtake America.
Most important, with work Washington can maintain its military edge.
Let's be honest, most people don't trust banks any more, and that's a problem. Coming out of the 2008 crisis people were angry, and rightfully so. Too many bankers cared only about filling their own pockets, regardless of the consequences or the risks.
by Ellen Cannon
Major credit card issuers are lining up to offer free FICO scores, allowing more people than ever to become intimately familiar with their credit scores. But what about credit reports, which have been free for years?
"Fifteen or 16 years ago, no one knew about credit scores," says Bruce McClary, a spokesman for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
You can feel the buzz in the air. Women are on the rise, financially speaking. We control $5 trillion in investable assets in the United States, and the potential for future growth is enormous.
A new school year is upon us and the streets are filled with crowds of eager fresh-faces hurrying to college classes in crisp new fall wardrobes, $5 lattes in hand, and blissfully unaware that their financial freedom is creeping further and further out of reach.
It's time to make sure that African-Americans get more for their money--and that starts by getting out of cash and into cards and electronic payments. Doing so will green the financial deserts that plague our low-income communities and wither upward mobility on the vine.
You and I have something in common. We both have a dream.
For as long as I can remember, my dream has been to travel the world. And also for as long as I can remember, society has told me that uprooting my life to do so would stray me from the path of success.
Today's morning television anchors are all aghast over a recent report that the average American would be hard hit if a $400 emergency hit today.
A headline from The Washington Post online:
Wonder Husband and I decided debt was dumb in our early 40's and decided to do something about it.