Have you considered these low-cost healthcare options?

We have a nephew who lives in Switzerland whose wife recently gave birth to their second son. She stayed in hospital for an entire week and the blessed event cost them … nothing. Contrast that with this report from the New York Times, detailing the high cost of childbirth in the States. Obamacare is an attempt […]


Learning to live with risk

The stock market has had some rocky sessions lately, but we should be used to that. The 21st century has already dished out two major bear markets in stocks, not to mention what has happened to real estate, oil futures, and gold at various times in the 2000s. We are having to learn to live […]


Frequent Flier Miles Will Soon Favor the Rich

This post comes from Libby Kane at our partner site LearnVest.com. We don’t need to tell you that air travel is expensive. That’s even with airline loyalty programs, which generally grant frequent-flier miles to travelers based on the distance traveled. These are later redeemed for a free trip (or part of a trip). But rewarding […]


Enter a new chapter in personal finance success

One of the telltale signs you’re rapidly becoming an annoying elder statesman is an increasing tendency to buttonhole much younger people and dispense advice they haven’t sought, don’t want and are unlikely to take to heart. You know the kind of guidance I’m talking about. Always eat your green vegetables. Exercise regularly. Look both ways […]


Make an appointment with yourself to manage your money

This is a guest post from J.D. Roth, who founded the blog Get Rich Slowly in 2006. Roth wrote Your Money: The Missing Manual and is the “Your Money” columnist for Entrepreneur magazine. His latest project is a year-long course on how to master your money, which explains how to slash costs and boost income […]


Time to think about taxes, again!

Yes, I know we’re just past last year’s tax season, but good tax planning works only if we start early enough for the current year. Having last year’s tax return still fresh in memory gives us a great start for next year’s tax planning. Understand how your income is being taxed Do you know what […]


5 Vehicles With the Longest Lifespans

This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com. There are dozens of factors to consider when it comes to buying a new car—everything from safety features to the length of the loan. But if durability is high on your lists of musts, a new study might help steer you in the right direction. […]


How your life is changing in a Heartbleed

No, that’s not a typo. If you haven’t heard of “Heartbleed” yet, listen up. Events that radically change our lives don’t come along that often. The 9/11 attacks changed not only how we travel, but how we think and act when we go out. Having your belongings searched when you go out to a ballgame […]


Parents’ attitudes toward money and kids

As parents, we pick up a fair amount of information from other parents. There’s some good advice, some bad advice, and then there are opinion surveys. Even though I tend to second-guess the way some of the questions are phrased, I like opinion surveys because they are a window into what large numbers of other people […]


10 Questions for … a Business Coach

This post comes from Jessica Henderson at our partner site LearnVest. Never miss a new episode of Shark Tank? Invented a revolutionary evaporating kitty litter that you’re itching to debut to the world? You’re not alone. Every month, some 543, 000 new businesses are launched—but the hard truth is that only seven out of 10 […]