Your Money

Pointers from the pros on smart retirement planning, loans, college savings, real estate and investments.

budget
Dec 18th, 2014

Four decisions about money that had big time impact on our marriage

Ed note: We’ve talked about it before – marriage and managing money doesn’t always come easy. Here’s the way it went down for one couple. Plus, the amazing successes they have had as a result of their hard work. Early in our marriage my wife Carrie and I made four decisions about money. These decisions […]

budget
Dec 17th, 2014

Celebrating Holiday Traditions Across Different Cultures

Ed note: The first time I went to buy prime rib for Christmas dinner, I had incredible sticker shock. So if you are like me, and want a “traditional” holiday meal without paying a ton, the answer might be in adopting a different cultural tradition for the holidays. Laura Klein explains. As the holiday season […]

affordable
Dec 9th, 2014

Winter Recipes that Benefit Wallets and Waistlines

Ed note: Every season has its strengths. You might not think fresh produce would be one for winter. However, if you love hearty, warm, roasted dishes, then we have great news. Winter is here with snowy days and ice crunching underfoot. But just because it’s cold outside and the gardens are all put to bed […]

Affordable Care Act
Dec 4th, 2014

Selecting a Marketplace Health Insurance Plan

Choosing a health insurance plan can give you a headache. If you are buying one through the Marketplace for the first time, it might seem especially daunting. Here are a few steps you can take to make the process a little bit easier. Leer en español. 1. Look at your budget Calculate how much you […]

budget
Dec 3rd, 2014

Ways to Maximize Holiday Gift Giving For Large Families

Ed note: Sticking to the budget around the holidays is often a serious financial exercise. That’s especially the case if you have a large family to buy presents for. However, these tips from Tracy Lopez apply equally as well to the playgroup gift swap or a work event – any situation where you need to […]

banking
Dec 2nd, 2014

Look Inside Electronic Banking [INGFOGRAPHIC]

In 2014, the IRS reported that 83,915,000 refunds were sent to taxpayers via direct deposit. That’s a cool $244.6 billion flying around. Since these kinds of electronic transactions are part of our everyday lives, we decided to dig in and look at how they actually happen – and what’s coming next. Click to view larger image […]