How to Make the Road to Retirement Less Rocky

Personal Finance

How to Make the Road to Retirement Less Rocky

How to Make the Road to Retirement Less Rocky

You may hear plenty of advice on how to plan for retirement, but do you heed it? It can be easy to push off something that seems far away when there are more immediate financial needs today (like grocery bills, mortgage payments, etc.). It’s a good idea to consider the following to make sure you are... Read More

Mom Traded Her Diamond Ring for Son’s Classes

Personal Finance

Mom Traded Her Diamond Ring for Son’s Classes

Mom Traded Her Diamond Ring for Son’s Classes

A mother’s attempt to pay for her son’s summer school classes erupted into controversy in a Cleveland suburb after a local news outlet reported on the situation. Tamika Hamilton said she didn’t have the $400 needed for her son’s summer school, so the superintendent told her she could leave a valuable item in the district... Read More

They Beat Cancer, But Can They Beat the Medical Debt?

Managing Debt

They Beat Cancer, But Can They Beat the Medical Debt?

They Beat Cancer, But Can They Beat the Medical Debt?

Cancer survivors diagnosed at a young age or during later stages of their diseases were much more likely to need additional financial support during treatment, according to a new report from the Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions. About a third (32%) of all survivors said they needed help with money during treatment. Simply put:... Read More

The Right Way to Help a Family Member Buy a Home

Mortgages

The Right Way to Help a Family Member Buy a Home

The Right Way to Help a Family Member Buy a Home

If you plan to help your family member purchase a home, take heed: Transferring money among different bank accounts is going to make their homebuying process stickier. Furthermore, if you’re unable (or refuse) to document the origin of the monies you transferred, you can only impede your family member’s home purchase. Here’s the scoop. Donor... Read More

Can You Buy a Good Credit Score?

Credit Score

Can You Buy a Good Credit Score?

Can You Buy a Good Credit Score?

There are some problems money can solve. Plastic surgery may erase some of the damage done by years of bad habits, for example. Hiring a personal trainer to help whip you into shape can be easier than trying to do it yourself. And if you are sick of the problems your car has been giving... Read More

An Insider’s Guide to Boosting Your Kid’s IQ

Students

An Insider’s Guide to Boosting Your Kid’s IQ

An Insider’s Guide to Boosting Your Kid’s IQ

Rick Rosner and I were friends in high school in Boulder, Colo., in the late 1970s. He was smart and had a dry sense of humor, and was well-liked, but there was something about Rick that I couldn’t put my finger on. He seemed to be operating on a different level than everyone else, not... Read More

The Next Massive Security Flaw You Should Worry About: Bash

Identity Theft

The Next Massive Security Flaw You Should Worry About: Bash

The Next Massive Security Flaw You Should Worry About: Bash

Yes, you should be very concerned about Shellshock, the latest software bug to arise with the potential to degrade the overall safety of the Internet by several notches. Shellshock, also referred to as Bash, is a glaring weakness in an otherwise innocuous bit of coding that’s been around since 1987. Bash, shorthand for Bourne Again Shell,... Read More

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