dcsimg

Adjust Text Size

Archive for the ‘Saving & Investing’ Category

7 financial lessons recent college grads still need

Written by Richard Barrington - One Comment

Around this time of the year, new college graduates are leaving their schools with a wealth of knowledge. At the end of their four (or six, or eight…) years of college, graduates have typically tackled a wide range of academic subjects, often with an impressive degree of complexity. Unfortunately, one type [...]

Read the full article »

Published on June 15th, 2015
Modified on June 4th, 2015 - One Comment
Filed under: Banking, Credit Cards, Debt Reduction, Saving & Investing, Working
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

Is the tide turning for savings accounts?

Written by Richard Barrington - 5 Comments

On the surface, savings account rates seem to be stuck in the same rut they have been in for the last couple years; but if you look a little closer, there are some isolated developments that could start to put the interest back in savings account interest rates.
According to the FDIC, the [...]

Read the full article »

Published on May 19th, 2015 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Banking, Economy, Saving & Investing
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

How to play retirement catch-up

Written by William Cowie - 14 Comments

I told the story elsewhere of how my wife and I woke up in our late 40s to the fact that our investment cupboard was bare. We were not alone, millions of Americans in their 40s or 50s don’t have nearly enough money saved to retire.
So what can you do if you find yourself in [...]

Read the full article »

Published on March 30th, 2015
Modified on March 27th, 2015 - 14 Comments
Filed under: Retirement, Saving & Investing
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

How long will oil prices stay low — and what should you do?

Written by William Cowie - 8 Comments

image: wikimedia commons

If you are old enough, you will remember 1973, when OPEC caused the price of oil to quadruple. (If you’re too young, simply Google “1973 oil crisis images” to see an endless parade of people stranded at gas stations with hand-written signs like the one in the picture.)
That crisis changed life in [...]

Read the full article »

Published on January 31st, 2015 - 8 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Economy, Energy, Planning, Saving & Investing, Travel
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

In praise of not planning

Written by Richard Barrington - Leave a Comment

It’s a good thing that I am a planner by nature because, dealing with personal finance as I do involves a lot of long-term planning. So it might seem a little odd for me to take this position, but there are times when your finances might be better for not having made a plan — [...]

Read the full article »

Published on November 10th, 2014
Modified on November 7th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Planning, Retirement, Saving & Investing, Working
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

Zeroing in on target-date funds

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 2 Comments

For those investing for retirement, target-date funds sound like a great idea. Say you want to retire in 2030. Simply purchase a 2030 target-date fund, the wisdom holds, and the fund will do a lot of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to your investments.
But like that time you tried to pass your [...]

Read the full article »

Published on November 5th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Planning, Retirement, Saving & Investing
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

Having a child is an exciting and exhausting experience. The feeling of holding your newborn in your arms cannot be described in words. Along with this exhilarating feeling, though, comes sleep deprivation, hectic schedules and the determination to provide nothing but the best for your precious little one. Even with the best intentions, it is [...]

Read the full article »

Published on October 20th, 2014
Modified on October 24th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life, Insurance, Planning, Retirement, Saving & Investing
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

How California’s Drought Will Affect You

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of you live outside of California. When you read reports of the drought in California, then, your reaction may be something like, “Bummer for those dudes. Patti, please pass the peas.” You might want to reconsider, though, because chances are this drought could affect you more than you think.
Saying the [...]

Read the full article »

Published on October 15th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Economy, Frugality, Miscellany, Saving & Investing
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

9 Things I Wonder About IPOs

Written by Richard Barrington - One Comment

The initial public offering (IPO) of the international e-commerce company Alibaba recently attracted a lot of attention — not to mention a couple billion dollars of investment money. This might be okay if it were an isolated occurrence, but lately there has been a flurry of IPOs — and they make me feel a little [...]

Read the full article »

Published on October 13th, 2014
Modified on October 10th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Saving & Investing
add to tip'd - stumble it - digg it

Are Your Adult Children Destroying Your Retirement?

Written by Jeffrey Steele - Leave a Comment

I can still remember the days when the term “generation gap” was all the rage. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, that term was bandied about to describe the yawning philosophical chasm between Baby Boomers and their parents on topics as diverse as the Vietnam War, the length of one’s hair, and different [...]

Read the full article »

Disclaimer...
Because rates and offers from advertisers shown on this website change frequently, please visit referenced sites for current information. This website may be compensated by companies mentioned through advertising, affiliate programs or otherwise.
FiveCentNickel User Survey