This article was contributed by Zoe Price. Anyone who has suffered from depression knows that it can become rather debilitating if you're unable to stop dwelling on the negative thoughts that naturally result from the condition. Science has linked depression to financial hardships and a higher chance of having debt problems. Of course, if […]
We all know we want to retire, but figuring out the right retirement plan to get there can seem pretty complicated. If you have questions about how a 401k works or how to make sure your retirement plan is solid enough, look no further.
You survived twelve years of schooling and an additional four years of college. You took math, English, physics, and maybe even an elective course on jogging... but did you ever take personal finance classes? You’re not alone. In a test discussed on Fortune.com, only 37% of American respondents were able to pass a basic financial […]
We hear it over and over: The holidays are about giving, not getting. To help drive this initiative, the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact founded #GivingTuesday in 2012, with the goal of bringing organizations and people together to celebrate philanthropy and encourage giving back. While many people have the desire to give back, they sometimes […]
Finding small businesses to shop with can be a little trickier than finding the closest mall, but the benefits are well worth it. Here are a few places to start looking.
Bank fees never feel good. From the ATM fees to the inconvenient “convenience fees,” to the monthly minimums; when you get charged a bank fee, it stings. We ditched bank fees back in 2003 and haven’t looked back, but we remember the sting like it was yesterday. These are the many faces of bank […]
Despite rising higher education costs and student loan debt, there is a baffling amount of federal student aid that goes unclaimed each year. A NerdWallet analysis showed that high school graduates left $2.7 billion in free college funding on the table in 2014. One of the key components of financial aid for students comes […]
This post was provided by Mary Walton. It's no secret that college is an expensive place to be, and prospective students are always worried about being able to afford it. If you're concerned about not having enough cash, don't fret. There are plenty of ways you can raise some money before you head to college. […]
This post was written by Jessica Thiefels. Buying a car is one of the biggest investments you’ll make, second only to buying a home. While paying cash would be ideal, the reality is that most people need a loan to pay for their car, whether it’s new or used. As something that accrues interest as […]
Pop quiz: Which account do you use most often? If you answered your checking, then welcome to the masses. While consumers are writing fewer checks than ever, checking accounts are still, by and large, the most popular way to manage daily spending for consumers. From depositing paychecks, to paying bills, to keeping our money insured, […]