Tag: money

You’re 26! What’s your health care fix?

Ed note: Many life transitions are times of fun and adventure. Finally being required to get your own health insurance doesn’t exactly feel as exciting. In fact, it might be slightly terrifying. Don’t worry. We can some helpful tips to make the change easy and stress-free. When you turn 16, you can drive. When you […]

How Much Does Marketplace Health Insurance Cost?

Ed note: Health insurance can be a significant cost, so it’s understandable if you’re worried about how much a new plan is going to run you. The good news is that, if you’re under 30 and selecting a Marketplace health insurance plan, you have options. You should be able to find the one that’s best […]

Between Bread: A Look Inside The Hamburger [INFOGRAPHIC]

It probably isn’t a surprise that Memorial Day (a popular holiday for cook-outs) and National Hamburger Day (May 28) fall so close together. While the humble, but hugely popular, entree got its start in the Middle East before migrating to Germany and then the U.S., its current incarnation is uniquely American. Read on for more details […]

13 Tips For A Free College Education

Ed note: If you read “college” and “free” in the same sentence and automatically think “scam,” I don’t blame you. Higher education and high prices tend to come hand in hand. However, Donna Freedman has 13 awesome ways to make that degree free (or low cost). Warning: it will take some work. Leer en Español. […]

What If Someone Else Pays Off Your Student Loans?

Ed note: Congratulations on your graduation! I bet you are really excited to start paying down those student loans. No? Well, let’s daydream for a minute that the loans are magically paid off. It happens! But there may be tax consequences. There are a few situations in which someone else may pay your student loans […]

Understanding College Financing and Student Loan Debt

Ed note: If you (or your child) are headed off to college in the fall, you may be working furiously to determine how it will be financed. There are tons of options: scholarships, grants, many different loans and more. How can you decide what amount to borrow? Here are some helpful tips. Leer en Español. […]

Why Your Child Might Not Need a Four-Year Degree

Ed note: We know that – on average – amount of education correlates to income. As in: more education, more money. BUT, that only looks at the averages. What does it really mean for certain professions? Miranda Marquit digs into why some might actually do better by forgoing a traditional degree program.  For decades, the […]

Budget Challenge Winner Gets Surprise Check Presentation

You don’t win a personal finance challenge without making hard decisions: Get a full cable package or put more in emergency savings? Maximize your retirement contribution or take a fancy vacation? Being prepared for unexpected financial surprises often means making the practical choice instead of the fun one. Sean Lawrence understands that intuitively. He’s 17 […]

Gifts For Mom This Mother’s Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know the IRS has “gifts” to give mothers every year, too? OK, credits and deductions may not be able to hold a candle to her children’s smiling faces or sentimental art. But we wanted to take the time to look at how most of us celebrate mom on this special day, and how she […]

Move Home or Move On

Ed note: Moving back home may come with emotional baggage. But when it comes to making a decision about your finances, you have to think rationally. Put aside your feelings and use this impartial calculation to help determine whether it’s best to move back into your parents’ house or strike out on your own. If […]