6 Big Mistakes Black People Make About Money

A major financial slipup can set you back for years. These tips will help you avoid or bounce back from meltdowns. Money mistakes can be...

Ways to Begin Protecting Your Identity

Identity theft: By now most of us are aware of its destructive capabilities and potential long term impact on personal finances, credit scores, and...

Following Visit To Alaska, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Ramps Up ‘Free Money’ Push

Following a trip to Alaska, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently wrote a blog post defending — yet again — the idea of establishing a form of basic income...

U.S. Economy Adds 175,000 Jobs in February; Unemployment Rate Rises to 6.7%

The job market rebounded from a two-month slump in February as employers added 175,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate rose to 6.7% from 6.6%,...
US traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the start of the trading following ‘Black Monday’ in China. (Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA)

China Urged to End Market Turmoil

Financial markets have gone cold turkey. For the past seven years, they have been given regular doses of strong and dangerous narcotics. The threat...

Are You Making Any of These Common Investing Mistakes?

Mistakes. All investors have made a few. No one sets out to take a wrong step, of course, but many investors later say the...

You Don’t Want Your Kids to Pick Up These Bad Financial Habits

There’s nothing I would love better than to sit down and tell my three boys all the right things do about money. Unfortunately, just as...

The Middle-Class Struggle Is Real, and It’s Getting Harder

People often say being the middle child is hard. Well, according to most Americans, it also is getting hard to be in the middle...

How Wall Street Enabled Detroit’s Collapse

Editor’s note: In 2013 and 2014, Detroit’s financial implosion pitted Wall Street, pensioners and city residents against each other in the largest municipal bankruptcy...

Majority of Americans Believe It Is Not Okay to Cheat on Your Taxes

Integrity is sometimes loosely defined as "doing the right thing, even when no one is looking." A variety of systems and situations in society...

Banks’ Embrace of Jumbo Mortgages Means Fewer Loans for Blacks, Hispanics

Last decade’s financial crisis left many losers in banking. One winner is the jumbo. The biggest U.S. banks are tilting toward these high-dollar mortgages as...

Federal Workers Owe More Than $3.5 Billion in Unpaid Taxes

Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS...

How Women Get Shortchanged When Saving for Retirement

Planning, saving, investing for and living in retirement isn’t easy for many Americans. But it’s especially difficult for women, according to a new report...

Situations that Can Cause You to Lose Your Social Security Benefits

Social Security is a safety net for millions of Americans, either for retirement, disability or for the survivors of a qualified deceased family member....

Aetna to Abandon Obamacare Plans in 46 States

Health insurer Aetna plans to cease its participation in the Obamacare health exchanges in all but four states. The company's decision, which it blamed on...

Life Events that You Should Plan for Financially

TIME TO DO YOUR FINANCIAL HOMEWORK Sometimes, even the best events in life – a birth, new job or dream relocation – require a financial...

On Women and Money

Ok ladies, let's talk. Money is often a taboo subject, and while many of us quietly worry about our families' financial future or struggle...

WATCH: There are 125 Billionaires Among Harvard Graduates

Harvard has 125 graduates who are billionaires. Here are the five wealthiest. (Time) https://videos.usatoday.net/Brightcove2/29906170001/201706/3041/29906170001_5464981584001_5464948395001.mp4
No place like home: Meagan Walsh, 25, stands in front of her house in Allentown, PA, that she bought with cash she saved after returning home to her parents' house after college. (Photo by Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY)

For Millennials, There’s No Place Like Home When it’s Time to Save for One

The road to Meagan Walsh's dream house wound through the room she grew up in. Like many Millennials, Walsh graduated from college without a job...

Research Shows 1 In 10 Pastors Report Church Thievery

A new study reveals that about one in 10 churches have had money stolen. In a survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors by Lifeway Research, nine...