7 Ways to Know if Your Child is at Risk for Identity Theft

Did you know that there is no mechanism within the credit reporting industry to link a credit report to a person's age? That was...

Many Millennials Are Left Feeling Overwhelmed by Debt

Student loans. Credit cards. Many millennials feel as if they are drowning in debt. Four in 10 millennials say they are "overwhelmed" by their debt...

Here Is What Happens When You Quit Caring So Much About Money

Everyone needs money. We need it to buy food, clothing, shelter, transportation, get medical care and everything else we need to live. That makes...

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...

Money Advice for New Fathers

Each year when Father's Day rolls around, I'm reminded that I wouldn't trade the experience of raising my two kids for the world. But...

6 Tips for Young Investors

Once you land full-time employment, your employer may offer the option to contribute to a company-sponsored retirement plan. You might reason you can’t afford...

Michelle Singletary on Hillary Clinton Being Rich but Broke

Don’t you hate it when wealthy folks cry poor? Former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton had to backpedal from a...

Job Search Tips for New College Graduates

To the roughly 1.6 million college graduates in the class of 2014: You have my heartiest congratulations -- and my sympathies. I graduated during...

Are Americans Filling Up on Too Much Debt?

Americans love cars and debt, so it's only natural that they would combine the two. A new report finds that auto loans are becoming...

President Obama Orders Help for Student Loan Debtors

The president will issue an executive order Monday in the name of easing student borrowers’ debt loads by capping repayments at 10 percent of...

The U.S. Has Finally Recovered All Jobs Lost in Recession

The U.S. economy added 217,000 jobs in May, according to a report Friday from the Bureau of Labor. That number on its own might not seem...

Economist Claims U.S. Banks are Preparing to Charge Customers for Deposits

In the week that the European Central Bank cut its deposit rate for banks from zero to -0.1%, economist Martin Armstrong warns that negative...

More Young Adults Choose Roth to Save Money for Retirement

For the young, Roth accounts are very smart ways to save money for retirement. That's because they pay taxes on the contributed money up...

New Study Reveals Medicaid Expansion Leads To Fewer High School Dropouts and More College...

Amid the ongoing debate over 24 states’ refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, a recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research has...

Financial Expert Marsha Barnes Talks About How You Can Live Well on Less

When developing a financial plan, financial educator Marsha Barnes counsels her clients to stop unnecessary spending and work on building at least six months’ worth of...

Does Working Hurt the Finances of Blacks Working Their Way through College?

More than 60 percent of Black students could receive greater financial aid for college through the Pell grant program, if they were enrolled full-time,...

Build a 30-Day Buffer by Curbing Your Expenses

It’s no secret that since the recession hit, the financial situations of many Americans has been deteriorating. Not too long ago, finding a job...

Many Millennials Are Being Squeezed Out of the Home Buying Business

The Millennial generation is great at many things: texting, social media, selfies. But buying a home? Not so much. Just 36% of Americans under the...

How to Invest Wisely for Retirement

Fidelity executive says that retirees need to invest in equities to outpace inflation. Financial advisers often encourage people to save aggressively for retirement and invest...

New Study Finds that Materialistic People Are Less Happy Than Everyone Else

Money can buy happiness, just as long as you’re not materialistic. For a while now, conventional wisdom -- with the backing of science -- has held that you’ll be happier spending...