In Sickness and in Wealth: Why Today’s Couples Keep Separate Accounts

This post comes from Shana Lebowitz at our partner site LearnVest. It’s hard to find a more romantic topic than banking—but nearly every couple eventually faces the question: Should we combine our money or keep separate accounts? According to a new survey by TD Bank, the answer is often “both.” Nearly half (42%) of couples with […]


Are You A Prius Lover or Hater?

When is the last time you got into a heated argument about cars? Cars in general are not controversial. Yes, there is the odd low-key Chevy vs. Ford thing from days gone by and that sort of thing, but most people generally don’t get worked up about cars, arguing about them after dinner in mixed […]


The side effects of credit cards

While I’m not a fan of all the pharmaceutical advertising on television, I have to admit that they can be brutally frank about disclosing potential side effects. If you take something for chronic indigestion, a variety of things could happen which will make you lose your appetite — which at least would make you less […]


The Post-College Outlook: A New Money Worry for 20-Somethings?

This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest. College seniors graduating this spring are more optimistic than ever … but should they be? According to Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey, a full 84% of the class of 2014 believes they will land a job in their chosen field. This group of seniors […]


Speaking Well of the Dearly Departed: You

If you’re like me, you hold the firm belief that a personal finance site like the one you’re currently visiting should occasionally offer more than the usual advice. Oh, it’s fine if these posts primarily advance ways to track down the best savings account, how to save on life insurance or find the best zero […]


How to save money on airline fees

The summer travel season is almost upon us. In the past, finding good airfare deals used to take the most time, while booking the tickets only took a couple of minutes. Now, it goes like this: You spend hours trying to find a good airfare deal and get excited when you find an awesome deal! […]


Managing Your Finances During a Breakup

This post comes from Jen Smialek at our partner site Quizzle.com. We’ve all been there before: You’ve just broken up with your significant other, and you are heartbroken. Regardless of who did the breaking, it’s never easy to muddle through the next weeks/months of confusion and emotion. When heartbreak strikes, it can be an equally […]


Why cutting the cord might not work

Time was when you had a home phone and you watched TV with a rabbit-ear antenna. Life was cheap then. Well, almost: I remember paying $3.95 a minute to make a phone call from Orange County to New York. Life may have been cheaper then, but not easier: When you and your significant other got […]


Retirement saving: Size isn’t the only consideration

I recently read one of those articles debating whether a million dollars was enough to retire on these days. Mostly, the focus of the article was on the fact that a million dollars isn’t as significant as it used to be due to the impact of inflation. That’s a good point, but it also got […]


The Picasso Effect: A Secret to Career Success?

This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest.com. The secret to climbing the career ladder just might be knitting, taking a ceramics class or refurbishing old cars. That’s right: According to new research from San Francisco State University, embracing your creative after-work hobbies—even if it’s just trying your hand at a new dessert recipe—could […]