In the news this week was Crumbs' filing for bankruptcy, Fords' recall of 100,000 cars and Federal Student Loan changes.
Many parents lack confidence about the financial futures of offspring - and with good reason. If you're among them, here are some strategies to help cope.
Crowdfunding funerals has become a bit of a fad, but there are smarter alternatives to handling your final expenses than making your family pass the hat.
In college, money was tight, and debts rose. After we got married (and quickly divorced), I learned all the debt (and its problems) was mine, not ours.
When it comes to getting physically fit or fiscally fit, the same philosophical foundations will help you succeed at either one.
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.
I went from being upside-down on an outrageous seven-year new car loan to saving almost $2,000 by refinancing through a credit union. You can do it, too.
When we calculated how much we'll need to save for retirement, we came away with a number above $1 million. But seriously, why so much?
Rates aren't the driving factor for home sales. At least that's what the correlation between rate moves and mortgage applications suggests.
Crumbs' demise isn't surprising when considering its dependence on a fad. Rather, it's a cautionary tale for businesses that market a single product.
Everyone should give their family financial plan a midyear review to see where they stand, and to adjust for changes in their lives, investments and goals.
With the ubiquity of social media, there's a widely held idea that friends or followers equate to your network. But don't mistake quantity for quality.
The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, a study shows.
Car service Uber is temporarily slashing its fares in New York City by 20 percent, making its fares cheaper than those of traditional yellow cabs.
When it comes to deciding which mutual funds to select, many investors feel overwhelmed. But making informed decisions is simpler than you think.
In exchange for an upfront payment, the insurer will pay you monthly income years later. Deferred-income annuities are now marketed to younger people.
The updates to the rules on college loans affect interest rates, school closures, income-based repayment and relief for borrowers who default.
A Houston debt collector is fined $4 million for allegedly using false and deceptive collection practices. The company can't pay. What's the lesson here?
In school, she learned about the freedoms proclaimed in 1776, but she had to learn the keys to other freedoms - like financial freedom - on her own.
Talking about credit scores and other financial topics before getting married can be sexy, a survey finds. It also saves cash and cuts stress.
Ryan Graves managed a creative escape from his cubicle farm job, and his non-traditional approach has served him well ever since.
Employment growth jumped in June and the unemployment rate declined to near a six-year low of 6.1%, effectively dispelling fears about the economy's health.
I'd love to offer my clients a safe investment that pays a good return - and that's what whole life insurance claims to be. But the numbers just don't jibe.
Employment experts are nearly unanimous: Despite the sticker shock, a college degree is worth it. But another factor is almost as important for success.