money

3 Reasons 70 is the New 62

As you approach your late 50s and 60s, retiring may seem like a good idea, but there are three good reasons to hold until you've reached 70.

5 Ways Money Can Buy Happiness

Money can buy happiness: The trick is spending it right, say professors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, authors of "Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending."

Money Lessons From Mom

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

'How I'm Spending My Tax Refund'

From getting a Tibetan terrier puppy to saving for an engagement ring, here's how six people plan to spend their tax refunds this year.

A Short Guide to Understanding Bitcoin

The bitcoin market is full of risks -- risks that may make bitcoins worth as much as a foil-wrapped piece of chocolate. Here's what to know about this digital currency.

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:

5 Ways Rich People Think Differently From the Rest of Us

After three decades of interviewing self-made millionaires, Steve Siebold, author of "How Rich People Think," has concluded that the wealthy just think differently about money than the middle class. Here are five examples of what he learned:

8 Ways That Money Can Buy Happiness

"If money doesn't make you happy, then you aren't spending it right." So say researchers who have studied decades of research on the connections between money and happiness. How can you be sure to spend your money in a way that maximizes happiness? Follow these eight steps.

13 Ways Americans Throw Away Money

Blame the government or blame the economy, but Americans should also blame themselves for their declining net worth. We waste over half a trillion dollars each year -- and that's just for areas with available data. And what do we waste that money on? Read on ...

Debtors' Prison Is Back, and Just as Cruel as Ever

To most of us, "debtors' prison" may sound like something straight out of a Dickens novel. But across the country today, predatory lenders are using a legal loophole to manipulate courts into jailing poor citizens who legitimately cannot pay what they owe.