Protect Your Kids From Identity Theft by Freezing Their Credit

If you’ve taken steps to protect yourself from identity theft, good on you. But if you’re a parent, you’re not done yet—your kid could very well end up as a victim.More than 1...

Building a better resume

Yesterday at the Financial Careers forum on Reddit, a user named /u/unfoldcareers posted some useful advice for job-seekers. “I’ve reviewed and screened thousands of resumes,” /u/unfoldcareers writes, “and I’m sharing my preferred resume...

Change Your Venmo Settings to Private Right Now 

Image: Porapak Apichodilok from PexelsIf you use Venmo and haven’t changed your privacy settings from the default, you may want to rethink that—because it’s fairly simple for pretty much anyone to figure...

How to Tell if Your Company's 401(k) Plan Is Any Good

Image: rawpixel.com from PexelsYou’ve started a new gig, and in the midst or training videos and introductions to new colleagues, HR has shoved paperwork for the company’s retirement plan in your hand....

Should You Reroute Some of Your Retirement Savings to Pay for a House?

Image: rawpixel.com from PexelsIf you’ve just about saved enough for a down payment, how much do you need for all the extra expenses that come up in the home buying process? And...

Saving more and working longer: Two powerful ways to increase your retirement resources

The July 2018 issue of the AAII Journal — the monthly publication of the American Association of Individual Investors — includes an intersting article about how to “increase your retirement resources”. This plain...

Decoding Your Credit Card Bill

You know you need to pay your credit card bill on time, and that you should aim not to keep balance. But do you know what everything on your credit card statement actually...

What to Do If You Miss a Bill Payment

Image: rawpixel.com from PexelsMistakes happen. Missing (or skipping) a bill payment or two isn’t the end of the world, but it could have serious consequences—including fees, higher interest rates, a dark mark...

Aim to Get to $10,000

It can feel daunting to start from zero when you’re a newbie saver or investor. You have financial professionals advising you to put away 20 percent of your income and save double your...

The forever fallacy

Last week, Ben Carlson from A Wealth of Common Sense published an interesting article about how staying rich is harder than getting rich. He writes: Research shows over 50% of Americans will find themselves...

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