There’s a simple reason why moms need to be the ones to take charge of the household finances: The chances are high that at some point they are going to be calling the shots on their own.
By Laura Zulliger, Wendy De La Rosa, Kristen Berman
Being an independent contractor often means variable pay and complicated taxes.
By Kristen Doerer
Personal finance doesn’t have to be complicated, say journalist Helaine Olen and University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack. Their new book, “The Index Card,” asserts that all the financial information you need could fit on one 3-by-5-inch index card.
Terry Burnham is the “Chicken Little” of finance because of his repeated calls that the Dow will plummet. So how does Burnham invest his own money?…
This morning, the Department of Labor announced a new rule meant to legally hold financial advisers to your best interest.
Making good financial decisions becomes even more difficult when you’re poor. Here's what behavioral economists are doing to make such decisions easier.
Why does it become more difficult to make good financial decisions when you’re poor?…
By Helaine Olen, Harold Pollack
You can’t begin to save until you educate yourself about where and how you are spending your money. Chances are you don’t know.
By Richard Eisenberg
Two years in the making, will the Obama program help?…
By Kristen Doerer
Economics correspondent Paul Solman spoke with Doug Miller, an employee at New Belgium Brewery, about the company's financial literacy classes. Miller brought that new-found knowledge home and taught his kids. Little did he know how savvy they would become.
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