These 5 Podcasts Will Help You Pay Off Your Debt

Brittany Anas  |  March 11, 2019

About eight out of 10 people in the United States have debt, whether it’s in the form of student loans, credit cards, a mortgage or unpaid bills. So while debt itself is fairly universal, varying strategies exist for how to tackle it. Take for instance the debt snowball method lauded by radio show host Dave …

Why every trip to Target seems to end up costing $100 or more

John Matarese  |  October 17, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, many of us will be heading to Target to buy gifts. But have you ever noticed that when you go into Target to buy a couple of $10 items you end up spending $75 or more? We’ve all done it: we have walked into Target for detergent and walked out with …

Existing Home Sales And Prices Hit Record High

Have You Been Putting Off Repairs To Your Home? You’re Not Alone, According To A New Survey

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 19, 2018

While buying your own home is an incredible feeling, owning it can be pretty stressful. Aside from monthly bills, the upkeep alone can be a lot of work. And we’re not just talking mowing the lawn or shoveling your driveway. Sometimes, it can feel like as soon as you fix one thing, there’s something else …

13 Last-Ditch Ways to Avoid Being Broke in Retirement

Nerd Wallet  |  April 11, 2018

There’s a common anxiety dream that involves walking into a classroom to discover it’s the day of finals and you haven’t cracked a book all semester. Then there’s the waking dream a lot of Americans have — the one where you’re getting ready to retire but haven’t saved enough money to cover expenses if you …

Trying To Get Out Of Debt? There’s A Social Network For That

Natalie Gould Tomko  |  April 5, 2018

Debt isn’t your typical cocktail conversation, but it’s an important conversation nonetheless. About 80 percent of Americans have some form of debt, be it credit cards, car loans, student loans or a mortgage. So with this many of us in debt, why don’t we talk about it? In a society where there’s a social network …

66% of young people have nothing saved for retirement

CNN  |  March 7, 2018

Most Millennials are not on track when it comes to saving for retirement. That’s no surprise. After paying bills, rent and making student loan payments, there’s often not much leftover each month for young people, many of whom entered the workforce at a time of stagnant wages and high unemployment. But a new report shows …

This is one family’s plan for paying off $60,000 without sacrificing their lifestyle

Marie Rossiter  |  February 26, 2018

How does a married couple who earns more than $100,000 a year live most of the time on a paycheck-to-paycheck basis? It sounds kind of crazy, but I can tell you from personal experience it happens more often than you think. A debt-driven lifestyle has been robbing us of our peace of mind for years. …

How 12 Olympians Pinched Pennies to Chase Gold

Nerd Wallet  |  February 20, 2018

We’re used to hearing stories of triumphant Olympians overcoming all odds to achieve their dreams. But for many, staying afloat financially is a lesser-known hurdle as they ski, skate, jump, flip and twirl their way to gold. NerdWallet talked to athletes competing in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea—and one former Olympian—about all things …

Disney ticket prices are going up—this is how you can save money

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 13, 2018

If you thought a trip to Disney World was already expensive, just wait—prices have gone up at both Walt Disney World in Orlando and at Disneyland in California. According to the Associated Press, “value” days at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will now cost $109 for adults and $103 for children, which is $2 increase. During non-value days, a visit …

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The average American racked up more than $1,000 of debt over the holidays

Chelsea Davis  |  January 2, 2018

Between buying gifts, traveling and hosting parties, the holiday season is expensive. So, it’s not surprising that many people end up putting holiday purchases on credit cards. This happens year after year, but this season collective spending on cards increased. In fact, Americans accumulated an average of $1,054 of debt this holiday season, which is around five …