Monthly Archives: March 2016

FOR COUPLES MERGING FINANCES (AS REPORTED BY SAMANTHA COONEY ON WWW.MASHABLE.COM)

An important milestone in all of our lives is finding a spouse. This is also a critical point in your financial life. All couples encounter the moment when your finances cease to be yours alone, and begin to be “ours”. When couples merge their finances, there are several steps they should take to make the […]

HOW MUCH TO INVEST IN STOCKS (AS REPORTED BY DAVID A. LEVINE ON WWW.NYTIMES.COM)

For a long time, the most prominent financial analysts and advisers told Americans that the best investment they could make was buying a home. Now, almost ten years after the collapse of the US Housing Market that triggered the Great Recession, that prevailing advice has changed. David A. Levine, writing his column for the New […]

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU SAVE? (AS REPORTED BY FINANCE EXPLAINED ON WWW.MASHABLE.COM)

We all know that we should be saving money, but many of us wonder how much money we should actually be socking away. The answer? At least 20%. So say the personal finance experts at Finance Explained, who put together this video for Mashable. That 20% should be divided among three different categories of savings […]

THE CASE FOR OWNING A HOME (AS REPORTED BY TIMOTHY B. LEE ON WWW.VOX.COM)

Traditionally, housing was viewed as one of the safest, smartest investments average Americans can make. Then came the spectacular collapse of the housing marketing, and the overall economy in 2007-2008. Now, when financial experts talk about housing, they can’t seem to agree on whether buying a home is a smart investment or not. But what […]

FREQUENTLY ASKED STUDENT LOAN QUESTIONS ANSWERED AS REPORTED BY GREGORY DEPALMA ON BLOG.PERSONALCAPITAL.COM)

Today’s news is abuzz with student loan stories. We have become a nation in debt, not just with mortgages and credit cards, but with students who financed their education with government loans and are left paying them off the rest of their adult lives. For that reason, there are lots of questions that people have […]