5 Money-Saving Resolutions for 2014

There’s opportunity in the air. Not only does a new calendar year offer a clean slate and the chance for some calculated resolution-making, but...

New Report Finds that Income Inequality Has Hit Black Women Particularly Hard

One theme President Obama's State of the Union Address will cover tonight is income inequality.  That widening chasm between the wealthy and middle-class: a...

New Report Finds that Black Teens Have Been Hit Hardest in Economic Downturn

Black teens were the worst hit by the recent Great Recession in the labor market, the capstone to a decade of plummeting employment rates...

How Does Your Personality Influence Your Finances?

Did you know that your personality greatly influences your finances? Have you ever paused to reflect on how your personal strengths and weaknesses contribute...

Tracy Britt Cool: Warren Buffett’s 29 Year-Old Top Financial Lieutenant

At Harvard Business School, Tracy Britt Cool wrote an essay about her career hopes: "My goal is to work with a great investor, who even more...

Making the Commitment to be a Conscious Consumer

  According to a Nielsen’s Global survey, 46 percent of global consumers agreed they would be willing to pay more for goods and services from companies...

How to Deal with Anxiety Over Finances

If the financial news has your blood pressure up, you may be suffering from financial anxiety. Anxiety is part of nature’s “fight or flight”...

A Former Airline Worker Who Once Was Financially Stable, Now Finds herself In a...

Josephine Wiles Warner’s cozy town house in Herndon, Va., is filled with the laughter of her four children—children she brought into her home when...

Salary.com Survey says a Stay-at-Home Mom’s Yearly Pay Should Be $113,568

Stay-at-home moms cook, clean, drive and manage the household for free, but if they were paid wages for these tasks their yearly salary would...

Suzanne Shank Is the First Black Woman to Lead a Publicly Traded Financial Institution,...

Less than four months after becoming perhaps the first African American woman to head a publicly traded financial services institution, Suzanne Shank continues to...

Higher-Income Americans Are Being the Hardest Hit by Tax Changes

Higher-income Americans and some legally married same-sex couples are likely to feel the biggest hits from tax law changes when they file their federal...

In Business, Always Have a Cash Cushion

Founded in 2002, Jimmy Beans Wool became profitable by the following year. But the early success came at a price, says Laura Zander, founder and co-owner...

Why Income Inequality Will Kill the American Workforce

Five years into Obama’s presidency, both parties still don’t understand how to get America working again. At the beginning of 2013, wealthier Americans saw their...

5 Questions to Ask About Money Before Getting Married

You know this one: Struggles, arguments and disagreements about finances are among the most common reasons couples break up. If you are a saver...

Making Rational Decisions About Investing

This year's Nobel Prize in economics was awarded to three economists, two of whom hold opposite views of the stock market. One, Eugene Fama, believes the...

The Problem With Having Enough but Being Greedy for More

THREE recent stories got me thinking about a concept that is central to money, wealth and ultimately contentment but that is overlooked this time...

The IRS Is Launching ‘Free File’ Today

The Internal Revenue Service reports that Free File, the IRS’ online tax preparation and e-filing program, will launch this Friday at IRS.gov/freefile. This service is made...

Will Tax Refunds be Threatened Because of Target’s Data Breach?

Identity theft is getting worse, and some say the recent breach at Target could be just the beginning of a surge in credit card...

‘Three Sistas in the Kitchen’ in Michigan Share Their Recipe for Success

Three Sistas in the Kitchen is the restaurant family built and the community demanded. Zinta Aistars has the story. Someone is singing in the kitchen....

10 Financial Lessons from Older Americans

Karl Pillemer is a gerontologist and a self-described person who "goes directly to the self-help aisle in the megabookstore." He combined these two passions...