- Do you spend too much?. While research suggests that 2 to 5 percent of Americans struggle with a shopping addiction, many more suffer from mild forms of overspending. While it’s easy to joke about, overspending can lead to some very…
- Pay gap is because of gender, not jobs. Are women paid less than men because they choose to be, by gravitating to lower-paying jobs like teaching and social work?
- The unemployment benefit that no one knows about. 7.4 million people are working part-time for economic reasons. Federal worksharing aid could help them -- except that few realize it exists.
- Cashless toll roads and rental cars: 6 tips. The advent of electronic-toll highways was designed to make traveling down toll roads easier for harried drivers. Goodbye brake lights, lines of cars and fumbling for coins, hello electronic transponders and license plate-readers. But if…
- Misfortune leaves student loan borrowers on the hook. You have been faithfully making your student loan payment each month, and are making steady progress paying down the balance. But then your parent — who co-signed your loan — dies, or files for bankruptcy…
- The key to simplifying your life. After a long and brutal winter it was easy to wonder if spring would ever come. But, yesterday while walking the park I noticed tiny buds on some trees and daffodils swaying in the warm…
- The bottom line when picking a university: No debt. A year ago, I was where many parents are right now. My daughter Olivia was faced with the decision of where to attend college. As you and your child are discussing and/or fretting over which…
- Why FHA won’t lower mortgage fees for borrowers. Two influential housing industry trade groups voiced alarm this month about the fees borrowers must pay when they take out a mortgage backed by the Federal Housing Administration – a popular source of loans for…
- U.S. agency urges ease on private student loan rules. Some people who pay private student loans on time are being placed in default when the co-signer of their loans dies or declares bankruptcy, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a report due out…
- Student debt holds back would-be homebuyers. Of the many factors holding back young home buyers — rising prices, tougher lending standards, a still-shaky job market — none looms larger than the recent explosion of college debt.
- 13 tips for finding the best deals on hotel rooms. No single method or tool will land you an excellent rate, but you have plenty of ways to save.
- 4 credit card perks that protect your purchases. Save money and avoid headaches with these credit card benefits.
- Michaels says 3 million payment cards stolen in breach. Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that 3 million credit and debit cards may have been exposed in a pair of security breaches.
- Walmart workers cost taxpayers $6.2 billion In public assistance. Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.
- You’d better budget for that baby. Forget fancy stuff like diaper wipe warmers because day care could cost as much as college tuition.
- US consumer prices up a slight 0.2 pct. in March. Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping to offset higher costs for food and clothing.
- Abismal diferencia de salario entre los jefes y los empleados. La diferencia entre lo que ganan los presidentes de las grandes empresas del país y sus trabajadores sigue en aumento, y en el 2013 fue 331 veces más lo que ganaron los directivos que el…
- Pros and cons of filing a tax extension. It's likely your tax accountant will make less errors if you file an extension.
- Social Security stops trying to collect on old debts. The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old.
- San Francisco considera permitir rentas en Airbnb. Las autoridades de San Francisco se aprestaban a anunciar una nueva legislación que permitiría a los residentes de la ciudad rentar sus viviendas a través de sitios en internet como Airbnb, que compite con hoteles…