Do you want to be a millionaire? Of course you do. And while for most people that seems like a fantasy, the reality is that if you start planning early enough, saving one million dollars is not impossible. $1,000,000 is a big number, but if you break it up into smaller chunks, it gets more […]

While it is never a good idea to spend more than you can afford at any given time, credit cards are an important financial tool for the savvy consumer. But getting denied for a credit card is a sign that something is wrong, and should be addressed. Michael Pruser, writing on, lists five common […]

Life insurance is not a topic people spend much time thinking about. That’s because it is only ever necessary in death, a subject we don’t like thinking much about ever. But if you have people that depend on you – a spouse, children, employees – life insurance is an important part of your personal financial […]

One of the best things that can happen to you, from a personal finance perspective, is getting a raise. But most people don’t recognize that the people that get raises are the ones that ask for them. Asking for a raise might sound scary for people who have never done it before. But there are […]

A new report called the US Financial Diaries wanted to look at something that most studies of personal finances ignore, the day to day impact of incomes and expenses for many Americans. While most people understand that poor or working class families often live paycheck to paycheck, the US Financial Diaries reports that far more […]

The good news is that the unemployment rate is lower now than it has been at any time since before the Great Recession. The bad news is that average wages have not risen as much as most economists would expect them to. Traditionally, the better the unemployment rate, the higher employers have to pay workers […]

This is a seller’s market when it comes to real estate. Lower inventory across the country is driving home costs higher. And so if you’re one of millions of Americans planning to buy a home this year, CNN Money wants you to keep a few things in mind. First, and most importantly, be honest with […]