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April Fool's Day
Apr 1st, 2014

April Fool’s That Break the Bank

Ed note: Classic April Fool’s Day pranks are simple and nearly cost-less: swapping salt and sugar, faking a traffic ticket and so forth. But not all pranks are as innocuous. Jace Shoemaker-Galloway looks at a few pranks gone expensively wrong.  Hold onto your whoopee cushion – April Fools’ Day is here. For many people, April 1 […]

Mar 7th, 2014

Our Best Kept Secret to Financial Success: The Latina Mom

Ed note: March is Women’s History Month, and we thought it would be great to celebrate the women of our personal histories – our mothers. Yoly Mason specifically looks at the role of mothers in Hispanic culture and, with the help of friends, shares great financial wisdom passed down from moms. Leer en español. In my […]

Feb 12th, 2014

Going on Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

Ed note: Don’t let the Polar Vortex and Snowmageddons get you down. Use the homebound time to plan your next adventure. Tim Leffel of Cheapest Destinations shares tips about shoulder seasons, loyalty programs and more.  It’s easy to get antsy when the weather is cold and you’re tired of being inside. Instead of impulse plans, follow these […]

Feb 7th, 2014

The Hispanic Financial State

Ed note: We’ve heard a lot about the economy recovering in 2013, but there are few places it may be as evident as in the Hispanic community. In 2013, Hispanic buying power grew to $1.2 trillion. Yoly Mason of looks at the Hispanic financial state, and why 2014 is shaping up to be a […]

Feb 6th, 2014

5 Great Budgeting Apps to Check Out Now

Ed note: With so many different ways to track and manage your money, it can be incredibly overwhelming to start working toward your financial goals. Here, we look at a few great mobile applications and websites that have been tested and approved by our contributor, Miranda Marquit. At the beginning of each year, millions of Americans […]

Jan 30th, 2014

Your Tax Dollars at Play in Sports Stadiums [INFOGRAPHIC]

Professional sports are a big business – NFL teams earn revenue in the hundreds of millions, with the most successful being valued at more than $2 billion. But these teams are nowhere without their stadiums. Get a look at how financing has changed over the years and where taxpayers have footed the bill. Click to […]