What happens when the co-owner of your home dies with debt? This reader is concerned they’ll get stuck with the bill or worse, that they’ll lose the home. Q: My mother and I currently share ownership of my home. We own the home equally. I've been reading some of your posts on ThinkGlink.com and it [...]
Americans spend a lot of money on takeout and lattes but just how much are they spending and what does that mean for their savings and retirement readiness? How much money do Americans spend on takeout and lattes? Americans spend an average of $2,944 each year on financial vices like takeout, drinks and lottery tickets, [...]
The majority of Americans don’t enjoy their work. According to a study of workplaces in more than 140 countries from 2011 through 2012 conducted by Gallup: 30 percent of Americans are engaged at work. These people are emotionally invested in their work and focused on doing their jobs well. 52 percent of Americans are not [...]
Want to make smarter financial decisions? Wear heels when you go shopping. If heels aren’t your thing, then you can try shopping right after yoga class or after a session of escalator riding, or standing on one foot when deciding which big-screen TV you want to buy. What do all these activities accomplish? These actions [...]
If you’re like most people, there’s a good chance that you are planning to improve your finances and money management skills this year. The goals you set at the start of the year can make a big difference in your financial situation—now and well into the future. As you consider what you would like your [...]
Are You Spending More, Less, Or The Same This Christmas? So many people are unemployed, federal government workers are getting a pay cut, that I wondered whether you'd be spending more, less or the same on holiday gifts this Christmas? So, I asked WSB listeners to share their Christmas spending plans. Are you spending more, less or the same? Please leave your comments on the blog. GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF INFORMATION: CHECK OUT OUR EBOOK AND PODCAST DEALS - DISCOUNT CODES BELOW.
Credit debt and unemployment affect holiday consumer spending. Consumer spending this holiday shopping season will be affected by credit debt and unemployment. Holiday shoppers consumer spending habits affected by credit card debt and unemployment this holiday shopping season. Credit card companies say the decrease in holiday consumer spending is creating a "credit winter."