How to Make Your Money Last Until Age 100

Let's suppose that you -- or your spouse or partner -- live to age 100. Will your money last that long? You don't want to...

What Does Freedom Mean To You?

About six months ago I watched a TED video about a man who went home one night and asked his wife, “What does freedom...

Financial People are Killing Themselves Left and Right, Causing Concern in the Industry

Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about mental health and...

What To Do When CD Rates Seem Too Good To Be True

A Sound Mind Investing member in Texas recently sent us two newspaper ads for CDs with surprisingly attractive rates. One, from a company called...

Why Paying with Cash Hurts (and Why it Should)

These days, my monthly budget is on the boring side. Aside from our regular spending, I’ve got a mortgage payment to fork over, groceries...

New Report from Education Department says Black Graduates Are Faring Worse than Whites in...

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education examined the employment status of college graduates one year after they earned their bachelor’s degree,...

Fed says 29 of 30 Top U.S. Banks Could Survive a Severe Recession

Only one of the nation's 30 largest banks would not be able to withstand a severe recession and the firms collectively are in better...

Forbes Releases List of the Top 10 Best-Paying Jobs for Women in 2014

Though the jobless rate for minorities remains in crisis mode, numbers for women overall are fairing better than men (with a jobless rate of 5.9%,...

Spending and Saving for Young People

“I have a lot of money!” My 5-year-old brother exclaimed, as he excitedly dumped out his piggy bank earlier today. Turns out he only...

The Unemployment Rate for Black Women Falls to Single Digits for First Time in...

During another slow month of economic recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women 20 years and older fell to 9.9 percent in February, the...

New Study Finds that the Job Market for Teenagers Is “Worse than the Great...

If you think the U.S. job market is snapping back, you’re probably not a teenager hunting for work. A report released today (PDF) uses new...

Plug These 10 Most Common Financial Leaks

Most of the initial stages on the road to wealth involve making sure that you're moving forward, not slipping backward. Unfortunately, many of us are...

FDIC Sues 16 Banks for Manipulating Libor Interest Rate

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp sued 16 of the world's largest banks on Friday, accusing them of cheating dozens of other now defunct banks...

Acorns App: A Way to Finally Invest Your Spare Change

The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see...

Do Your Money Habits Reflect Jesus or the Pharisees?

“The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus” Luke 16:14) It’s no secret.  The Pharisees don’t have the best reputation. Jesus gave...

Black Staffers Are Fighting Racism and Discrimination at World Bank

For more than seven years, Yonas Biru has been fighting the World Bank. The Ethiopian native and Silver Spring, Md., resident said he’s learned the...

New Report Finds Lost Wealth and Access to Mortgage Remain Problematic for Most of...

Black America’s barriers to building wealth are the focus of a recent research report jointly authored by the National Urban League and Zillow, Inc.,...

Making the Case for Investing in Global Fixed Income

The overseas investable bond market has grown over the past decade, and currently accounts for more than 35% of the world’s investable market, according...

Global Debt has Soared to $100 Trillion Since Beginning of Financial Crisis

The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly About Unpaid Internships

As reported by the U.S. Department of Labor in April 2010, internships in the for-profit private sector are most times viewed as employment and, therefore,...