Personal Finance

Our team of experts is here to help provide unbiased, common-sense personal finance advice & insights. Get money management tips & ideas, learn how to improve your budgeting and receive guidance on how to save & invest your money to drive greater returns. These are just some of the personal finance topics our experts address.

Comcast Is Putting a Monthly Data Cap on Home Internet

Comcast Is Putting a Monthly Data Cap on Home Internet

Comcast Is Putting a Monthly Data Cap on Home Internet

Get ready for your home Internet to feel like your smartphone — bound by data caps, a large overage fee waiting to happen. Comcast gave some users the bad news Thursday. Consumers who exceed 300 GB in a month will have to pay for overages at $10 per 50 GB tier. Not surprisingly, they have the option… Read More

How to Write a Will That Won’t Cause a Family Feud

How to Write a Will That Won’t Cause a Family Feud

How to Write a Will That Won’t Cause a Family Feud

There is a saying that the love of money is the root of all evil. But few things can break up a family more than money issues upon the settlement of a parent’s or life partner’s estate. Family harmony is usually an important issue when parents write out their final distribution wishes in their will…. Read More

Where Should I Put My Emergency Fund? (Besides the Mattress)

Where Should I Put My Emergency Fund? (Besides the Mattress)

Where Should I Put My Emergency Fund? (Besides the Mattress)

Are you trying to decide if you need an emergency fund? Do you already know that you need one and are just looking for a way to start saving? Perhaps you want an emergency fund with a little extra yield. If any of these scenarios sound like you, keep reading because there’s little bit of something… Read More

6 Reasons Early Retirement Might Be Wrong for You

6 Reasons Early Retirement Might Be Wrong for You

6 Reasons Early Retirement Might Be Wrong for You

While it isn’t possible for everyone, some people are able (and even make it a priority) to quit the grind well ahead of schedule. They usually reach this early retirement with careful planning, perseverance and extra discipline. Knowing how much savings you need for retirement is a great place to start, but then there are plenty… Read More

How I Ditched Satellite Radio & Never Looked Back

How I Ditched Satellite Radio & Never Looked Back

How I Ditched Satellite Radio & Never Looked Back

Around November of last year, a new Nissan Leaf turned up in our driveway, partly thanks to generous incentives from federal and state governments. And then, thanks to a safety feature we wanted (a front and side camera), the options package included a high-end sound system and a free three-month trial of satellite radio. It was,… Read More

Did You Make One of These 7 Back-to-School Shopping Mistakes?

Did You Make One of These 7 Back-to-School Shopping Mistakes?

Did You Make One of These 7 Back-to-School Shopping Mistakes?

As kids across the country embark on that saddest of journeys back to school after a summer of fun, wondering where all the time went, many parents may be having a similar reaction to the frenzy of back-to-school shopping and where their money went. While getting a child equipped for school is never a cheap… Read More

Will Giving Your Kid an Allowance Make Them Better With Money?

Will Giving Your Kid an Allowance Make Them Better With Money?

Will Giving Your Kid an Allowance Make Them Better With Money?

Children who receive an allowance are much more likely to think they have a good understanding of basic financial topics, like budgeting, credit and student loans, than those who don’t get allowance, according to the 2015 Parents, Kids & Money survey from investment management company T. Rowe Price. The report draws on data from an… Read More

12 Ways to Slice Your Next Restaurant Bill

12 Ways to Slice Your Next Restaurant Bill

12 Ways to Slice Your Next Restaurant Bill

Earlier this year, Americans started spending more money eating out than they spend on groceries. It was the first time that has happened since the U.S. Department of Commerce started collecting such data. By this summer, the price of a restaurant meal had jumped 3% compared with one year prior. But rising restaurant costs don’t mean you… Read More

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