Tag: Personal Finance

Summer Reading: Five Personal Finance Books You Must Read in Your 20s

Ed note: Relaxing on the beach with a good book – now doesn’t that sound nice? It would be even better if that book could benefit your finances all year round. Luckily, Ben Edwards has some great suggestions for light summer reading that will also provide you clear benefits. If you do nothing else this […]

Teach Your Kids About Money (They’ll Thank You Later)

Ed note: Money can be a tough subject. In some families it is taboo. Other times it is just too abstract. Here, Kate Ashford outlines a few fun and concrete ways to talk about finances with your children. Leer en español. As parents, we pass a lot of wisdom on to our children, but we seem […]

Test Your Financial Literacy [QUIZ]

April is Financial Literacy Month. This topic is obviously very close to our hearts since Block Talk focuses on sharing actionable financial knowledge and works to help simplify your financial life. Some of the key financial issues everyone encounters are: where to spend, how much to save, how to use credit and filing taxes. We’ve […]

In Your Late 20s? Here’s Where Your Finances Should Be

Ed note: When it comes to money in your 20s, you may just be thinking: how do I get more? Meg Favreau of Wisebread tackles realistic ways to manage your finances and get on the path to success. Leer en español. If you’re in your mid-to-late 20s, it might feel like all personal finance information is […]

The Financial Prowess of Women [INFOGRAPHIC]

We continue to celebrate Women’s History Month with this look at finances from the female perspective – where we’ve been and where we are going. Click to view larger image Like this infographic? Use the code below to embed it on your site: Click image to see a larger version

Spring Training for Your Wallet

Ed note: Baseball’s spring training is in full swing. While Major Leaguers tune up for the season, it’s as good a time as any to get your finances into shape – plus, you can do it inside which may be necessary while you wait for the real spring to arrive. There’s nothing like the optimism […]

Taking the Plunge – Married and Managing Finances Together

Ed note: After you walk down the aisle, there are a slew of decisions you have to make as a new married couple. One of the trickiest may be whether you keep your finances separate or not. Our newest contributor Savvy Financial Latina shares a glimpse inside her experience and provides some questions to consider. […]

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 […]

The Financial Diary of a Hispanic Millennial: What I’ve Learned

Ed note: One of the intriguing parts of personal finance is that it is indeed personal. We all grow up with different ideas about money and learn different things from our friends, family and teachers. Jose Fulgencio reflects on his experience and shares advice for other Latino Millennials. I am a young professional, a Latino and […]

Why You Need to Check Your Credit Report

Ed note: Your credit score may just seem like another arbitrary number, but there is actually quite a lot to learn from your credit report. Meg Favreau of Wise Bread looks at some of the most revealing things you’ll find.  Your credit report is one of the most powerful financial tools you have access to, […]