Personal Finance

admin June 16, 2018

Cash back is king. American Express is launching a new card, called Cash Magnet, to give users cash-back flexibility, as well as flexibility in how they choose to pay. Amex has long catered to the high-end customer with exclusive rewards, but cash back cards are some of its most popular offerings, according to the company. […]

admin June 16, 2018

You’ve planned the perfect vacation: got good deals on the hotels and airfare, created a jammed-packed itinerary and bought some new luggage. There’s only one thing left to do: request the time off at work. Requesting time off for a vacation can be a nerve-wracking experience for some workers. Research shows that vacations are beneficial […]

admin April 26, 2018

Your womb, your ovaries, your ovulation — not exactly things we think of as water cooler conversation. In recent years, a growing number of companies have embraced fertility benefits like reimbursements for treatments. Facebook and Apple made headlines when they first began comping employees for freezing their eggs, but many more companies now offer egg […]

admin April 25, 2018

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic frontrunner in Georgia’s governor race, said her struggles with debt “will sound familiar to others who are the first in their families to earn real money.” Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is more than $200,000 in debt. Abrams, 44, wrote an op-ed for Fortune explaining how student loans, cash-strapped parents, and […]

admin April 25, 2018

I own several stock index funds that were doing well until the market’s recent setbacks. I’m afraid that a trade war or some other catalyst will spark a big downturn and I’ll lose most of my money. Should I sell and stay out of the market until sanity returns? Or should I just hold on?—Bob […]

admin April 25, 2018

It turns out €0 bills are a hot item right now. The German city of Trier is selling thousands of souvenir bank notes with a face value of zero euros in honor of Karl Marx, revolutionary, political philosopher and author of “The Communist Manifesto.” The city’s tourism department is selling the bills for €3 each […]

admin April 25, 2018

April 20 is Scott Sherman’s 38th birthday. His gift to himself? Quitting his 9-to-5 job for a year. Even though Sherman is on track to retire early — he anticipates reaching financial independence by 48 — he wants to start living on his terms now. So he’s taking up to a year off to live […]

admin April 24, 2018

Home sellers are partying like it’s 2006. Real estate prices posted an annual gain of 6.3% in February, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. On a national level, home prices are up 6.7% from their peak in July 2006, and have been rising continuously for the past 70 months. “It’s getting increasingly difficult […]

admin April 24, 2018

Credit cards tend to get a bad rap in the personal finance world, but in reality, they’re not only convenient, they’re also a potential money-saving tool. And when you use them correctly, they could help boost your credit score, thus making it easier and less expensive to borrow money in various aspects of life, from […]

admin April 24, 2018

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has pledged to give teachers a 20% raise by 2020. But teachers say that won’t cut it. They voted for a statewide walkout, which will start next Thursday if their demands aren’t met before then. They are asking for pay raises and increases to school funding every year until both hit […]