The Last Five Years (as reported by Kelly Campbell on news.finance.com)

Planning for retirement is a lifelong process, and in the years leading up to your retirement you can’t afford to take your eye off the prize. The last five years of your life before you retire can be the most important, as you prepare for the big day and the many years that will come… Read More

Simple Saving Techniques (as reported by Alexa Mason on moneyning.com)

Earn more than you spend. It’s personal finance rule number 1. But just because you know you should be saving money doesn’t make it any easier. There are some simple savings techniques that you can employ in order to make saving a reality. And in her article on Moneyning.com, Alexa Mason briefly outlines four of… Read More

Student Loan Mistakes (as reported by Abby Hayes on finance.yahoo.com)

Student loan debt has surpassed even credit card debt as the highest total amount of personal debt held in this country. It is a growing problem with few solutions. And too many young Americans are being “forced” into difficult loans with few resources available to them to help pay off the loans later. Abby Hayes,… Read More

Millenial Saving Trends (as reported by Melanie Hicken on money.cnn.com)

While they might not be saving as much as their parents did, Millenials started saving for retirement earlier. Perhaps because they came of age in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression, Millenials start putting money away for retirement at the age of 22 on average. And that’s good news for all… Read More

Personal Finance Strategies (as reported by Ray Martin on finance.yahoo.com)

Many people offer advice on managing your finances. And as much as the advice might vary, there are a few things that most experts will agree on. Ray Martin, writing on Yahoo Finance, sums up six fundamental personal finance tips that will help you lead a more financially successful life. The first is to always… Read More

Wealth and Inequality (as reported by Matthew Yglesias on www.vox.com)

Capital in the 21st Century, the new book from French economist Thomas Piketty has been making a splash in recent weeks. Why is this book so powerful? It essentially calls out one of the inherent flaws in capitalism, that the ratio of wealth to income rises until the economic elite are those with inherited wealth and not… Read More

Saving for College (as reported by Miranda Marquit on www.moneyning.com)

For parents who are planning on sending their kids to college, paying those high costs is going to take work and planning. The best thing that you can do as parents is ask yourself some important questions, then figure out how and when to set money aside over time. Will you pay your childrens’ full… Read More