Financial planning

5 Apps Changing the Way We Spend Money

When my grandmother lived in New York City in the 1940s, she paid 10 cents to ride the subway and complained about the cost. In the 1950s, she started using tokens (which cost a whopping 15 cents) — a nifty change in how she purchased...

Act Fast: 7 Things to Do When Your Wallet Is Missing

I knew I should have carried my wallet in a purse that night. Instead, I fashionably tucked it under my arm and headed to the local wine bar with my husband. Two pinot noirs later I reached over to pay the bill only to realize that my wallet —...

Share, Buy or Profit? 6 Hacks to Boost Your Budget

A huge part of successful budgeting is correctly deciphering needs — determining which items you actually need versus what you only want. For instance, do you need to spend money on clothing for special events or could you borrow or rent a dress...

5 Ways to Trick Your Brain and Build Your Wealth

Sadly, our brains aren’t wired to make us rich. Thanks to evolutionary quirks in how we view the world and make decisions, behavioral economists tell us we often do exactly the wrong thing when it comes to money and accruing long-term wealth...

Who Will be the Most Financially Stable in 10 Years?

If we had a crystal ball to tell us exactly how financially fit we’ll be in the coming years, our money stress would probably drop exponentially. We don’t, alas, but what we do have are financial planners who can take a look at where we are today...

Yes, You Can Save and Invest When You Have Student Loans

The path to prosperity has never been easy, but these days you could argue it’s a lot less simple than it used to be. A big factor? Student loans — and lots of them. Today more people are taking on a larger amount of education debt than ever...

How Reality Stars Like Kim Kardashian Make Millions

Starring in a reality television show won’t guarantee the big bucks necessarily; but by building their brands, expanding their empires and hustling any and every sales opportunity possible (Kim Kardashian actually opened a bathroom for money...

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