Budgeting & Savings

  1. How Safe Is Traveling in the Philippines?

    There is an active travel warning for parts of the Philippines. Here are precautions to follow.
  2. Why Millennials Are Stressing About Saving for Retirement

    Millennials can't afford to put off saving for retirement, but planning for their later years is proving to be nerve-racking ...
  3. When do checks expire?

    There is a legal grace period for cashing checks, but depositors and issuers may risk overdraft fees if a late check is presented ...
  4. Tax Deductions for Students Just Got Better for MBAs

    A court's recent ruling in favor of a temporarily unemployed MBA candidate is giving hope to others seeking tax deductions ...
  5. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Consumers

    Negative interest rates encourage banks to lend but not consumers to spend.
  6. RMD Strategies: How to Avoid Drawing Down Money

    Required minimum distributions are a part of life for 401 (K) or individual retirement account holders once they hit 70.5. ...
  7. A Monthly Budget Blueprint for Medical Residents

    Medical students should start budgeting before classes or their residency begins. Here are some tips, including a spreadsheet. ...
  8. 10 Ways to Jump Start Your Savings Plan

    Need to work on your savings strategies? These 10 ideas could save you more than $4,000 per year.
  9. Top 7 Unusual Jobs That Pay Six Figures

    A handful of unusual jobs offer a six-figure salary, including elevator installers, funeral home managers and transportation ...
  10. Should You Hoard Your Miles?

    Here's who should hoard airline miles (and who shouldn't). And how to use your hoarded miles strategically.
  11. Self-Directed IRA: Rules and Regulations

    Self-directed IRAs are distinguished from other IRAs by differences of permissible investment types and regulatory restrictions, ...
  12. Top 3 Jobs That Pay $15 an Hour

    Discover several jobs that pay $15 an hour or more and do not require a college degree or years of previous experience to ...
  13. 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Leasing a Car

    If you like driving newer cars and want to spend less money doing it, leasing can be a great option... as long as you avoid ...
  14. Ford Acquires SAIPS for Self-Driving Auto Plan (F)

    On the longer horizon for Ford is a transformation into what CEO Mark Fields calls a "mobility company" rather than its traditional ...
  15. The Cost of a Road Trip Across the United States

    Estimate the cost of a road trip across the United States, and evaluate how the cost of such a trip has changed from 2015 ...
  16. Sushinomics: Measuring Cost of Living for Millennials

    Should we forget the CPI and follow the changing price of sushi? A different way to understand Millennial spending challenges.
  17. Is An Ivy League Degree Worth It?

    In 600 B.C. Aesop determined that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush. Warren Buffett claims that this axiom can ...
  18. Wal-Mart Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (WMT, AMZN)

    Wal-Mart shares have risen some 11% over the past three months, thanks to the company's recent moves to better compete with ...
  19. 7 Ways To Get Through Grad School Debt-Free

    As if figuring out what to take in school isn't hard enough, you also have to find a way to pay for it.
  20. Can I make money advertising on my car, or is it a scam?

    Are car wrap advertising companies legitimate? Some companies are scams, but some car wrap companies offer legitimate ways ...
  21. Ace Your Business School Courses

    Work smarter, not harder, to get top grades in your business school classes.
  22. Financial Planning Basics in 5 Steps

    Wealth building is a marathon, not a sprint. Here are five basic steps to help build a solid financial foundation.
  23. Summer Interns: Time to Focus On Long-Term Gains

    Thinking about long-term financial and retirement goals can be tough for young folks just launching their careers. But here's ...
  24. 3 Socks that Tend to Respond Well to MA Crossovers (AAP, KMX)

    It isn't a significant event every time the 50-day moving average crosses the 200-day, but for these stocks it does confirm ...
  25. 5 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

    You've heard it a million times - you should save more money. If you're having a tough time doing it, check out these 5 simple ...
  26. Signs You Should Be Spending More Money

    If the sleeves of all your shirts are frayed and even your thrifty friends think you're a tightwad, consider reading this ...
  27. Southwest Airlines Sticking With Gary Kelly For Good Reason

    Despite calls from its unions to oust CEO Gary Kelly, the board is sticking with their leader who has been able to deliver ...
  28. Why Newlyweds Must Say 'I Do' to Merging Finances

    These tips for newlyweds will ensure that both partners are on the same page when it comes to joining finances for the first ...
  29. 5 Articles to Refresh Your Financial Literacy

    Being smart about things financial can make the difference between a shaky future and a comfortable one
  30. How to Make Investing Uncomplicated

    Investing is not rocket science. If you have a consistent investment strategy, you will be rewarded in the long run. Start ...
  31. Amazon's Prime Air Cargo Jets Set to Take Off (AMZN, FDX)

    Controlling its own logistics instead of relying on either FedEx or UPS is one way Amazon plans to achieve its delivery goals. ...
  32. 4 Keystone Money Habits to Establish

    Adopting these four keystone habits can lead people to build very strong strategies when it comes to personal finance management.
  33. Looking for a Tuition-Free College? Move Abroad

    College tuition abroad is free in some cases, allowing students to get a debt-free jump on life. But you might need to brush ...
  34. 8 Essential Four-Letter Words for Financial Health

    By embracing these four-letter words, you can take the steps necessary to improve your financial health.
  35. Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Brand Bucks the Trend with U.S. Sales Up in July

    Luxury sedans drive record monthly sales for the auto maker, contrary to industry trend toward pickups and SUVs
  36. Zero-Based Budgeting - ZBB

    A method of budgeting in which all expenses must be justified for each new period. Zero-based budgeting starts from a "zero ...
  37. Savings Account

    A deposit account held at a bank or other financial institution that provides principal security and a modest interest rate. ...
  38. Time Deposit

    A savings account or certificate of deposit (CD) held for a fixed-term, with the understanding that the depositor can make ...
  39. Personal Income

    Total compensation received by an individual. Personal income includes compensation from a number of sources - salaries, ...
  40. Money Market Account

    An interest-bearing account that typically pays a higher interest rate than a savings account, and which provides the account ...
  41. Activity-Based Budgeting - ABB

    A method of budgeting in which the activities that incur costs in every functional area of an organization are recorded and ...
  42. Law Of Supply And Demand

    A theory explaining the interaction between the supply of a resource and the demand for that resource. The law of supply ...
  43. Lemons Problem

    The issue of information asymmetry between the buyer and seller of an investment or product. Lemons problem was popularized ...
  44. IRR Rule

    A measure for evaluating whether to proceed with a project or investment. The IRR rule states that if the internal rate of ...
  45. Budget Surplus

    A situation in which income exceeds expenditures. The term "budget surplus" is most commonly used to refer to the financial ...
  46. Demand Deposit

    Funds held in an account from which deposited funds can be withdrawn at any time without any advance notice to the depository ...
  47. Cash Budget

    An estimation of the cash inflows and outflows for a business or individual for a specific period of time. Cash budgets are ...
  48. Electronic Communication Network (ECN)

    An electronic system that attempts to eliminate the role of a third party in executing orders entered by an exchange market ...
  49. Gantt Chart

    A Gantt chart is a visual representation of a project schedule. A type of bar chart, a Gantt charts show the start and finish ...
  50. How to Fund Your HSA with IRA Dollars

    From a retirement planning perspective, a free lunch can refer to the relatively unknown one-time IRA to HSA transfer.
Save Money
  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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