A recent financial literacy test administered by the Program for International Student Assessment should be a wake-up call for American parents. In this first-of-its-kind international assessment released in July 2014 and given to 29,000 15-year-olds from 18 countries, U.S. teens fell below half of their peers.
It’s that time of year again – School supplies, school clothes, electronics, shoes and much more will be purchased this month and these items can get costly. One third of these purchases will most likely occur through shopping “online.” Families can prepare to spend on average about $700 to get their children ready for the new school year.
Federal highway officials want to allow states to impose tolls on existing interstate highways to help pay for repairs. It could be an attractive idea in Wisconsin where the state is facing a $680-million transportation hole in the next biennial budget.
It’s natural to be nervous about your credit when you see more news about breaches at major retailers in the headlines every day. Now, even some processors for major hotel chains are reporting breaches.
How should I designate beneficiaries on my accounts? When it comes to avoiding a major headache for your beneficiaries and maintaining your personal wishes, naming beneficiaries and reviewing your estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take.
More people are working later in their lives than ever before. Once, it may have been a common dream to reach retirement age and enjoy the freedom of an unfettered life.
There are a variety of approaches to paying off your debt, many of which help to save money and shorten the length of debt payments in the long run.
The new state income-tax deduction for parents of private school children is the most generous in the nation, according to Governing Magazine, a respected national publication covering state and local government.
There are numerous efficient online personal finance software options to track, plan and monitor your income and spending.
A lump sum pension choice gives you more flexibility, but also comes with more risk than receiving monthly retirement checks for life.
Many retirees consider moving to a different state when they retire so their Social Security income is not included in state income taxation. Understanding which states tax this income can be important to older adults.
Index fund investing is one of the safest forms of investment you can make. Like any investment strategy, there are pros and cons to be considered.
Older workers need not fear salary negotiations because they have valuable experience and qualifications to sell to a potential employer. Start planning in advance with 5 questions to ask.
If Congress doesn't act soon, January 2013 will see the estate tax – the death tax – come roaring back to live with huge impact on those with estates valued at just $1 million.
If you overpay a bill online, correct it if you can; otherwise take action to avoid penalties and bounced checks that can affect your credit record.