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Make your (personal finance) New Year's resolutions

Dec 11, 2013
As January quickly approaches, it’s time to consider resolutions for the new year. Eat healthier, drink less and “live life to the fullest” are all standbys, but personal finance goals often top these lists.
Posted In: New Year's resolutions, personal finances

Should you run from risk?

Jul 6, 2012
Even in times of financial insecurity, Americans shouldn't avoid risk altogether.
Posted In: risk tolerance, Chris Farrell, Commentary, personal finances

A trip to Under-earners Anonymous

May 30, 2012
There are 12-step programs for things that hold us back in life: alcohol, eating. What about not living up to our paycheck potential?
Posted In: Unemployment, job, personal finances

NFL legend Warren Sapp on his financial life after football

May 4, 2012
Super Bowl winning defensive tackle Warren Sapp discusses his recent bankruptcy filing and the lessons it has taught him.
Posted In: warren sapp, football, NFL, personal finances, Sports

Piggy for good financial leadership

May 4, 2012
Katie Davis from Fayetteville, N.C. and her husband Matt are paying themselves first.
Posted In: piggy bank award, personal finances

How much do you make?

Apr 27, 2012
Marketplace's China correspondent Rob Schmitz discusses how Americans and Chinese differ when talking about personal finance.
Posted In: Foxconn, rob schmitz, China, personal finances

It's all about you -- really

Apr 25, 2012
I'm putting the max allowed in my retirement accounts, and it's invested fairly conservatively in index funds. I lost a bunch of money in the tech stock crash in the early 2000s, which makes me hesitant to dump more money in the stock market. I own an apartment and don't really want more exposure to real estate, either. I'm starting to build up enough cash that I don't want to just leave it in my savings account. The only debt I have is my mortgage, and while I have decreased the balance on it, the interest rate is so low that it seems like there must be something better I can do with the cash. Any suggestions? Kira, Washington DC
Posted In: Savings, personal finances, Investing

Ours, yours, and mine

Apr 20, 2012
I don't have a question, just a comment on how our finances work. My wife and I agreed a long time ago we each need an allowance. We decided to take a percentage of our gross income as an allowance deposited to our personal checking account. The balance goes to the Joint account for all household bills and expenses. ... This has worked well for us as we agree that most household expenses are joint. Gary, Milwaukee, WI
Posted In: personal finances, manage money, joint account

Parents and graduate school

Apr 9, 2012
What do you suggest is the best way for middle-income baby boomers to support their children's post-bachelor's degree educations? Anne, Burlington, VT
Posted In: Graduate school, student loans, retirement savings, personal finances

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