Despite the crude name, an F-you fund is essentially a beefed-up emergency fund: “At least six to eight months of expenses in an account so if you’re working at a job that you don’t like and you would rather do something else, you can tell your job ‘F-you,’” says Ash Exantus, a personal finance expert
Under the old tax code, the average family of four (that submitted taxes married-filing-jointly) received a tax break of $16,200 through the personal exemption, one $4,050 exemption for every member of the family. “The idea is that that loss of $4,900 of shieldable income will be offset by the lower
According to a new report by NerdWallet, 84% of people made money-related resolutions for 2018. If you’re hoping to save money this year, you’re in good company: 60% of people listed saving money as their top goal. Paying down debt, sticking to a budget, and improving credit scores were other popular
You can appeal your financial aid package, especially if there's been a change in your family's financial picture or if you have other offer letters you can use to negotiate.
Yahoo Finance interviews computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, formerly on the US government’s “Most Wanted” list, to find out what security measures he takes to safeguard his own personal information online.
Whether you’re hoping to pay down debt, or build your savings, it’s important to start with a solid financial foundation, according to Holly Morphew, a certified financial health counselor. “Whatever financial success looks like to you, it’s important to have a financial foundation so that you can get
When newlyweds Samantha and Ben Friedrich were planning their wedding, they knew they wanted a small party…on a small budget. “I had set myself a budget goal not to exceed $5,000, because no one said it was possible and I was going to prove them wrong,” Samantha said. With the average cost of a wedding
It’s the most wonderful time of year…to tidy up your finances! Here’s a quick checklist of 5 money moves to check off before the year is up. A health care flexible spending account, or FSA, is a smart way to save on medical expenses throughout the year because the money you set aside in that account
The holidays are here and it’s time to swap gifts! If you’re in a relationship, the pressure may be on to choose the perfect present. Here are a few ideas that won’t break the bank. Make her holiday a cozy one with a fancy set of PJs. Perfect for a night of Netflix and chill! Target has lots of affordable
Last Christmas, my carry-on bag was stolen during a trip from New York to San Francisco. I’d last seen it on the plane, but it disappeared somewhere between the aircraft and the car at the airport. A few days later, the phone inside the bag turned up in the Philippines. You can read about that story
The folks at Autoblog spent 2017 testing and reviewing the year's new cars. With 2018 fast approaching, we asked them to pare down their list to the three best and worst cars of the year.
If you’re not on the same page as your spouse when it comes to retirement, it may seem like a difficult road ahead. “It’s ok for you to have differences, but having that discussion and seeing things from your spouse’s perspective can go a long way,” Holeman says. Holeman says it’s important to know
Owning a home can lead to a comfortable retirement. In theory, you buy a house when you're 30, faithfully make the mortgage payments for 30 years and at age 60 you own your house, free and clear. Now you have a solid nest egg and can sail into a worry-free retirement.
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Most workers hoping for pensions are out of luck. And even those few who do have them may not be as lucky as they thought if their company is among those faltering. Here are some ideas to create a financial fallback plan.
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