Everyone wants to learn tips and tricks for getting rich while exerting as little effort as possible. How can we save for a house, retirement, pay off debt and live without sacrificing any of life’s luxuries while working at a job we love?
The Fiduciary Rule is one step closer to death, and that means it’s once again A-ok for your retirement planner to scam you.
Much ink has been spilled on the relative superiority of Roth IRAs versus traditional IRAs, but let’s reexamine as the Roth—dubbed “the golden child of the retirement planning world” by NerdWallet—turns 20.
We all know that automating savings and instituting spending rules can help us save money. But a new report from the Common Cents Lab at Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight offers new insight into how to hack behavioral finance to put more money into our pockets (or rather, bank accounts).
Retailers like Amazon have been changing their return and exchange policies in recent years to be more attractive to customers. And while that’s convenient for shoppers, it can invite abuse and fraud.
You have just over a month to file your taxes, unless you file an extension, of course, which means it’s time to collect your stray W-2s and 1099s, grab a cup of coffee and get to work (or head to your tax preparer’s office).
When you ask for a raise, you’ll have more success focusing on the value you bring to the table as opposed to your own needs. You probably don’t want to blurt out, “Hey, I’ve got bills to pay and you haven’t bumped my salary in three years”—even if it’s true. So what do you say?
There’s a contingent of personal finance obsessives out there who’ve branded themselves as FI/RE, which is short for Financial Independence and Early Retirement. They’ve cut their day-to-day living expenses to the bone, while earning and investing aggressively, all with the intent of retiring well before the average…
As a personal finance writer, I’m constantly testing out new money apps and programs, on the hunt for the most helpful and easy-to-use tools. And while I haven’t tried every app on the market, there are a handful that really stand out to me, and that I use in my day-to-day life to manage my finances.
Spotify is planning to go public through a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange in the next few weeks, and that’s piqued the interest of investors hoping it’s the next hot tech stock (a little more Netflix, a little less Snapchat). So, should you invest?
Hello friends. Friendly reminder that while our financial lives may seem like a disaster and we’re all stressed out about not having enough money, one of the few financial vehicles that actually benefits people who use it is the 401(k).
The past month or so, you may have noticed a slight uptick in pay thanks to the recent tax cuts. As we’ve written previously, that means you’ll want to ensure your W-4 to make sure your employer is withholding the right amount from your paycheck. Now, that’s easier to do, because the IRS has released a new version of…
Gary Cohn aside, there is going to be another market correction (or crash) at some point, and you’ll want to be prepared when it happens.
Gary Cohn has resigned as President Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor over proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, leading to the Dow dropping 300 points Wednesday.
Yes, tax day is almost here, but that’s not the only item on your money to-do list this month. You’ll want to take a look at your investments and spend down your FSA money, too.
Investing is an important part of a healthy financial life. You want your money to grow, and, short of winning the lottery, investing is the best way to do that. But as Jonathan Clements, the editor of Humble Dollar, reminds us in his newsletter, it’s hardly the only thing that matters.
The true strength of a relationship isn’t tested when circumstances are easy, but when they are dire. Over the weekend, my partner and I embarked on a journey that would test our mettle. Our ability to communicate, compromise, and show patience toward one another is what held us together through the trying ordeal, but…
Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Americans are really stressed out about money. That’s understandable: Savings are low, expenses are high, we’re taking on increasing amounts of debt and some days it seems like we’ll just never make enough money to retire or take that vacation we’ve been dreaming of.
How much money do you need to be happy? Some people believe the best things in life are free; others are happiest when they’re striking multi-million deals in the back of their chauffeured town car.