Sherry Riva thinks the key to lifting people out of poverty is helping them build savings and assets, such as a home or business.
By Larisa Epatko
Elizabeth White had a comfortable upper-middle-class lifestyle. She lost it all. She talks about how to create a "new normal."…
By Elizabeth White
The current U.S. economic expansion is nearly the third-longest since the 1850s, making a recession likely in 2017. It's time to get ready.
By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation
Here's how you can have fun and give your wallet a break.
By Odysseas Papadimitriou
By Kristen Doerer, Paul Solman
Sixty-six million Americans have zero dollars saved for an emergency expense -- zero -- and 28 percent have only six months worth of savings, according to a new report by Bankrate.
By PBS NewsHour
Could you come up with $2,000 in 30 days if you had to? As many as 40 percent of American families can’t, despite the improving economy. Among them is Neal Gabler, who is frequently broke despite his successful career as…
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.
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 Jonathan D. Pond
Everything you do in your financial life throughout your working years is geared toward one goal: Being able to retire comfortably. Here are 7 ideas that could help you achieve that goal.
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