Personal Finances

Consumers Don't Know Personal Finances

When we were in school, an average or failing grade would have meant big trouble for us at home, often resulting in our parents putting us into "time-out" -- and that may be just what some fiscally irresponsible adults need. An NFCC survey allowed consumers to grade themselves on their knowledge of personal finance, and 34 percent -- more than 7... more

5 Ways to Save When Planning Your Wedding

Wedding costs

Planning a wedding may feel like walking a budget tightrope. Even the most low-key celebrations involve an overwhelming number of details, and the costs can add up quickly. Chelsea Steffek, owner of iLove Wedding & Event Design in Austin, offers five important tips to help make your wedding plans run smoothly: 1. Decide how much you want to sp... more

Tips for Surviving Life's Financial Curveballs

Financial problems

It's possible to rebound from financial setbacks, and by making informed moves now, you may be able to get back into the swing of things sooner than you think. Follow these tips to help get out of four common types of money trouble: Coping With Job Loss Cut expenses. Take care of your absolute needs first -- things like groceries, mortg... more

18 Things about Money I Wish I Knew at 18

Civilian man in a suit with a computer

Older millennials—those born in the early ’80s—have learned many money lessons in their relatively short financial lives. The dot-com bubble burst while they were in high school, 9/11 turned the economy upside-down as they entered college, and the housing bubble and subsequent recession welcomed them to the workforce. Perhaps because of these ev... more

Military Saves

The year-long Military Saves campaign stresses the importance of good financial habits and encourages servicemembers to save, reduce debt and build wealth. Financial health also is key to force readiness because accumulating debt can jeopardize a servicemember's security clearance. Services available to servicemembers include counseling that is ... more

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