Scrub These Expenses From Your Budget in 2019

You don’t have to cancel your Amazon Prime or turn your vacation into a staycation in order to save money. Here are some less painful things you can cut from your budget in 2019. Duplicate clothing [...]

Is It Safer to Bank by Phone or Computer? We Ask 3 Experts

Two-thirds of Americans use mobile or online banking as their main way to access their accounts. If you belong to that group, chances are you lean heavily on a smartphone or computer to pull up [...]

Exercise Options Besides an Annual Gym Membership

Resolving to get healthier in 2019 is admirable. Elbowing through the mosh-pit gym crowds in January is impressive, if not pretty. Not using the gym at all by June, even after paying for a yearlong [...]

A College Education Isn’t Priceless

College-bound high school seniors of America: You are about to embark on one of the most formative periods of your life, full of new friendships, personal growth and overcaffeinated conversations on the nature of humanity. [...]

4 Tech Tasks to Keep Your Parents Safer Online

All of us are vulnerable to fraud. But the ways some older people use technology can put them at higher risk. That’s where you come in. When you’re home for the holidays, or the next [...]

You’re Married, but Your Assets Don’t Have to Be

People who aren’t rich or famous typically don’t have prenuptial agreements, which are legal documents detailing who gets what in a divorce. Even ordinary folks without prenups, though, should think about how to protect their [...]

These 5 Gas-Saving ‘Tips’ Don’t Work

When gas prices spike, drivers love to swap gas-saving tips. The crazier the tip, the faster it seems to spread. The problem is, some such “tips” are more urban legend than fact. Others might have [...]

Quick — Can You Come Up With $400?

Life is expensive: Find yourself in need of an ambulance, tow truck or mechanic, and a hefty bill will likely follow. And many people just can’t pay. Forty-four percent of adults say they either couldn’t [...]

Planning a Wedding? Start With the Budget

The proposal was perfect. You’ve told friends and family the exciting news and shared pictures of the sparkly new ring on Instagram. Now it’s time to plan the wedding. Setting a realistic budget is a smart first [...]

How Grads Can Get Another Shot at Student Loan Forgiveness

The Trump administration is giving student loan borrowers who missed out on public service loan forgiveness a second chance, and they should move now to prepare. The recently passed $1.3 trillion federal spending plan sets aside $350 [...]

Don’t Let Friends Derail Your Finances

Over the past few years, Meghaan Lurtz has had to turn down two destination bachelorette parties for dear friends. She was in graduate school and didn’t have the money to go. “It felt really crappy, [...]

Do’s and Don’ts When Using Shopping Apps

Retailers such as Target and Amazon are embracing mobile applications to help consumers save money and time with features like digital wallets and augmented reality. When used strategically, apps can streamline in-store trips and online [...]