Your Money

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

Jul 1st, 2015

6 Ways to Prepare Your Home For a Long Vacation

Ed note: Recently, I landed at my vacation destination only to be greeted by an email informing me that a package I ordered had just arrived at my house. Whoops. A scramble ensued to get a neighbor to pick it up and store it out of sight. Before you make the same kind of mistake, […]

Jun 8th, 2015

Smart Ways to Throw a Wedding for $6,300

Ed note: Budget weddings are actually pretty trendy. Besides saving money (which is always cool), they force you to make more inventive and unique choices, as Dana LaRue outlines below. So, you’re engaged! Yay! Aside from the lovey, giddy feelings, you’re now staring down some major benefits of the betrothed. Namely, you get to file […]

Apr 20th, 2015

Earth Day: Save Some Green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Doing what’s right for the environment this Earth Day can also be beneficial for your wallet and your tax return. Of course, it’s good to use generally reduce, reuse and recycle, but if there’s a tax break for it too, we’re here to make sure you take advantage! Click to view larger image Like this infographic? […]

Apr 11th, 2015

Which Generation is the Most Money-Smart? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you feel comfortable talking about interest rates, inflation or mortgages? If the answer is no, you aren’t alone. We thought this research about how “financially-smart” different generations are was pretty interesting. Are you representative of your generation? You can quiz yourself here. Leer en español. Click here to view a larger version. Generational Financial […]

Apr 10th, 2015

How to Make the Most out of Business Travel

Ed note: When you travel for work, it’s easy to fall into the trap of seeing nothing more than the airport, hotel and office on your trip. Kelly Whalen has figured out ways to make work travel fun and economical, not just for her, but sometimes for the whole family.  After starting my own business […]

Apr 9th, 2015

Introducing Your Teen to Credit

Ed note: I rarely use cash. It drives my parents crazy. But the truth is, I just find credit cards easier. However, lately I’ve been thinking that my young daughter may only see me use credit cards without truly understanding what all it entails. Miranda Marquit is a few years ahead of me here and […]