Personal Finance - Yahoo Finance

  • Don’t buy these 7 things at a dollar store

    Dollar stores can be great places to pick up inexpensive items, but sometimes you get what you pay for. If you would rather not reduce your home to embers, we suggest you steer clear of cords and electric devices from dollar stores. As far back as 1999, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission…

    Money Talks News47 mins ago
  • The most important money conversation you’re not having

    While death and estate planning can be a sensitive topic for families to broach, not having a plan in place can become an even bigger regret. To get started, here are three essential financial documents you need to prepare an estate plan.

    Yahoo Finance
  • 5 unusual ways to make extra money

    If you're open to putting ads on your car or to being the next NASA test subject, then here are some out-of-the-box ideas for you. For those that are exercising, all exercises would be done laying down in bed.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Are millennials finally ready to buy their first home?

    Certainly many first-time homebuyers (most of whom are millennials) are in better financial shape than they were a year ago. This group is also more likely to remain single longer – which potentially reduces their purchasing power.

    The Fiscal Times
  • On-demand workers: ‘We are not robots’

    Is technology liberating or squeezing the new class of freelance labor?

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Yahoo Finance playoffs: The retirement rumble

    As Super Bowl fever spreads, we here at Yahoo Finance wanted to put together our own roster of pro retirement tips to help you score big in 2015.

    Yahoo Finance
  • How much it takes to get into top 1% in every state

    Want to be part of the Top 1%? Move to Arkansas. The bar is much lower there. It only takes $228,298 to get into the upper echelon in Arkansas, according to a report from the left-leaning Economic Policy ...

    CNNMoney.com
  • When cutting corners costs you

    When it comes to money, it’s easy to think that you’re making the right decision in the moment. But when you cut corners in the short run, it could end up costing you.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Can a Debt Collector Go After My PayPal Account?

    A reader recently wrote us to ask about judgments and what exactly a creditor can get access to when you owe them money.

    Credit.com32 mins ago
  • 3 Ways to Take Advantage of Crazy Super Bowl TV Sales

    If you're hoping to have a new, bigger TV at home in time for Sunday's big game, here's what to know about paying for it.

    Credit.com
  • Why a $1 Trillion D.C. Spending Spree Is Just What America Needs

    Usually these efforts fall victim to gridlock, but they almost always situate themselves within an acceptably narrow range of discourse in Washington. Sanders is the new ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, and he has thrown out the rulebook for that leadership position. According to…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Men's pay falls 'more than women's'

    Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

    BBC News
  • The new Candy Crush? Chinese language apps make learning a game

    Philipp Mattheis knew his gaming app was addictive when he realised he kept checking his phone -- hooked by the brightly-coloured reminders telling him to play again or risk falling from the triple-figure level he had reached. Yet gripping the German journalist's attention was not Candy Crush, but…

    AFP
  • Greek vote stokes anti-austerity mood in Ireland

    Ireland's economy is speeding ahead and unemployment is dropping, but the coming to power of a radical new government in fellow eurozone member Greece has revived debate about the pain of austerity. Support for opposition parties -- including for the radical left-wing Sinn Fein party -- has been…

    AFP
  • VIDEO: Tech to make your car self-driving

    The tech which could allow any car with an automatic gearbox to become self-driving

    BBC News
  • Super Bowl ad trends: Dad, celebs, God

    Hottest trends in the Super Bowl ads: Dad as hero; celebs as human and God as, well, funny.

    USA TODAY
  • Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

    The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

    BBC News
  • Dartmouth bans hard liquor, takes steps to prevent rape

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they are at the Ivy League school.

    Associated Press