Money & Finance
Five easy, smart ways to manage your money better
Money management isn't a boring thing just for people in suits. Instead, it's a great way to make sure you have the money to buy things you want or need, right at the time you want or need them. If you're not sure what state your finances are in, start out right with these five easy ways to start managing your money better.
Renting: a financially smart option for small business
Starting a business is a huge endeavor for entrepreneurs, especially when larger expense items are on the required equipment list. During a business's first few years of operation, renting equipment, rather than purchasing it outright, can allow the company to save money and invest toward becoming established.
Your money has a lifespan, too
Ever tried to calculate how long you might live? How much you'll need to save for retirement? If you retire at age 65, are you financially prepared to live 30 more years? Or, will you outlive your money?
Myth and fact: What you need to know about credit scores
For all of the discussion around the importance of credit scores, it's hard to know what's true, what's fiction, and what lies in between. While there are misperceptions and misunderstandings still lingering in the marketplace, the good news is that overall knowledge about credit scoring is improving.
Cost-control tips for bridesmaids-to-be
Just like the bride and groom, attendants often need to use credit to fund their wedding experience. If you rely too much on credit, you could end up with debt-which is a lot worse than a dress you'll never wear again. Careful planning and an honest discussion with the bride and groom about cost control can help ensure n...
The lottery scam: Think you've won the lottery? Think again
You've probably dreamed about what you'd do if you won the lottery - quit your job, build your dream home or even donate a large sum of money to your favorite charity. The allure of a huge amount of money falling into your lap cannot be denied. Scammers know these dreams and feelings well, and prey on them, making lotter...
Five reasons why buying a home is still a good idea
A still murky economy and uncertain real estate market may have you wondering if buying a home is a good idea. Whether you're thinking about buying, or already have and just need some affirmation, you may find it comforting to know there are still plenty of good reasons for financially stable people to buy a house. Here ...
Save money, even when you splurge
We keep hearing the words "bad economy," and while views differ on the strength of the recovery, the reality is that most people are still feeling the aftermath of the recent recession. The good news is that you have control over your own personal economy. More than ever before it's easy to save money and manage your fin...
Top wedding trends for brides on a budget
For brides-to-be, the big day seems like it comes with a big price tag - but it doesn't have to. The season's top wedding trends pair elegance and affordability with options to make an event that is uniquely "you." To stay within your budget, follow these wedding trends.