money management

The 7 Best Money Tips

Financial planning can be both easy and incredibly complex. But if you focus on the basics, you can get a big jump on saving for the future -- no matter what it holds.

7 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Plan

An efficient retirement plan can help shave off years of working 9 to 5 and also reduce stress because you are simply more in tune with your progress.

Are You Earning Too Little?

Earning too little money is a common problem, but there is something those who would like to bring home more cash can do about it.

How Much Does Your Money Manager Cost You?

Noted investing guru Charles Ellis talks about the challenges boomers face from high investment fees, low bond yields, uncertain stock returns, and dubious financial come-ons.

Money Lessons From Mom

As Mother's Day approaches, the author remembers the lessons his mother taught about saving money and living well.

Best Apps to Manage Your Money

Money magazine has served up a bounty of mobile apps to help you save more and budget better. Let's take a look at their top recommendations:

The Problem with Personal Financial Management Tools

Given the complexity of their financial lives, you'd think boomers would be avid users of the latest money apps and programs. But most aren't. Is it them, or is it the products and services being offered? Turns out it's both.

4 Great New Tools to Manage Your Money

Managing your money isn't easy, and it's generally not much fun. But here are four new tech tools for your computer and smartphone that can relieve the pain. Better yet, they can help you cut debt, access records smoothly and securely, or assist a family member in a financial jam.

Budgeting, Guy Style: App Zaps Personal Finance's Gender Gap

Men -- and in particular, younger men -- get a justifiably bad rap when it comes to managing their money. But new tools like PowerWallet are designed to help get them on track by making good financial behavior less of a chore and more of a game.

Could Your Shaky Personal Finances Get You Fired?

Money troubles are hard to contain. If your finances are in shambles, the problems can quickly spread, and you probably won't be able to hide them from your boss. Therein lies the trouble: How you handle your money sends a signal to your employers about how you'd handle theirs.

3 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances in 2012

After the overindulgence of December, it's no surprise that so many people spend January trying to turn over new leaves. If you're ready to get your financial house in order, consider one of these three websites, each with a different take on helping you better manage your money.

4 Mobile Apps to Make You Smarter With Money

If your underperforming money needs a kick in the right direction, turn your mobile device into a financial adviser, motivational coach, and investment guru with these apps. Because a penny saved is a penny earned, they're all free.

How Steve Jobs Changed the Way We Spend Money

Steve Jobs revolutionized so many aspects of our lives. One often overlooked area: Our money. His products fundamentally changed wired Americans' relationship with their finances -- from how and when we shop and bank to our awareness of our net worth.