Dealing with money in a relationship is often a challenge, but sometimes the financial control one partner imposes on the other can lead to financial abuse. According to Shannon Thomas, a licensed therapist and the author of “Exposing Financial Abuse,” using money as a form of control or power is very
Not to sound an even bigger alarm, but parents and students also need to account for the relatively smaller expenses they’ll be paying for on campus. “Indirect costs are the cost of being a person,” says David Helene, the founder and CEO of Edquity, a college financial planning service. Indirect costs
Putting away enough for retirement is one of the biggest financial challenges you may face in your life. According to Harris Nydick, an investment advisor and co-author of the book, “Common Financial Sense,” most people are not saving enough.
The average wedding costs a whopping $33,391, which can make creating your “dream day” on a budget an unrealistic endeavor, says Deborah DeFrancesco, a wedding planner and founder of Bitchless Bride, a wedding-planning advice blog. “It’s not realistic to think that you can have the wedding that you
The much-anticipated Amazon Prime Day is almost here and shoppers are gearing up to score some major deals. The 36-hour mega-sale will start on Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m., and will feature over 1 million items for sale, according to Amazon. Last year’s Prime Day sales surpassed Black Friday and Cyber
“Money is a really important discussion to be having at all points in your relationship because money really touches everything in our lives—from where we live, to the goals we have, to the lifestyles we want to be living, both on our own and with our partner,” O’Connell says. Here are four money talks
Debt is a black cloud over many Americans: The average household has $137,000 of debt, according to the Federal Reserve. You might be able to refinance your loans to secure a lower interest rate. The average American has 2.6 credit cards, according to a Gallup poll.
Next week, one of you will get the $500 cash prize. With 45 million student loan borrowers in the US, the student loan debt is a huge burden for many. Yahoo Finance reporter Jeanie Ahn teamed up with HuffPost reporters Casey Bond and Michael Hobbes, and Journey to Launch podcast host Jamilla Souffrant
If a business has debt and doesn’t pay, a debt collection agency will be on the hunt to track the money down. As CEO of The Kaplan Group, a commercial collections agency that deals with business debt, his company has collected tens of millions of dollars to return to their clients. If Kaplan sounds
Student loan debt is an escalating problem with no immediate solution in site. With 45 million borrowers owing a collective $1.5 trillion in student loans, tackling such a task may seem impossible. Hobbes, who has reported extensively on millennial issues, says it’s important to think of how unprecedented
If you’re recently engaged and planning a wedding, congratulations! But after the excitement has worn off, the reality of wedding planning and the exorbitant costs of every detail are quick to bring future brides and grooms back to reality. “The wedding industry has turned into this big giant beast,
Previously, Lintz, now a hearing loss consultant and advocate, lived in a townhouse on the Upper East Side, had a home in the Hamptons, and travelled often with her family. While she thought she was wealthy, her money was considered part of the marital estate, and couldn’t be used to pay for legal fees
If you want to beef up your resume in college, internships are a great way to do it. Three-quarters of college students will graduate with at least one internship, according to a Bloomberg report. While deadlines for summer internships have already passed, it’s still fun to dream, right?
If you’re looking to save money and fix your finances, a budget is an easy way to reach your goals, says Lisa Rowan, a savings expert at The Penny Hoarder. “Setting a budget is really important. The 50-20-30 budget plan is an easy way to allocate your expenses into categories.
If you need to fix your finances but think it will be too difficult to get them into shape, Lisa Rowan, a savings expert at The Penny Hoarder, says you can get a lot done by the end of the day. “It’s not impossible at all to fix your finances by the end of the day,” she says. Rowan shared 5 tips to
“I don’t believe in spending a fortune on high-end makeup, especially since there are so many affordable, high-quality options right on drugstore shelves,” Oliver said. When it comes to foundation, Oliver said she looks for smooth application and a seamless color match. Oliver was also impressed with
Jen Sincero, New York Times best selling author of “You Are a Badass” and “You Are a Badass at Making Money,” says most people are too afraid of money to really get rich.
Want to get rich? It’s all about your mindset, according to Jen Sincero, New York Times best selling author of “You Are a Badass” and “You Are a Badass at Making Money.”
Breaking an apartment lease isn’t an ideal situation, but in order to avoid conflicts with your landlord, you need to navigate it properly, according to Gary Malin, president of Citi Habitats. While it’s not uncommon to break your lease—whether it’s because you need to move to a new place for a new
The idea of investing may seem daunting, but women should recognize their earning potential and make their money work for them, says Marshay Clarke, a certified financial planner with Betterment. “Women today have amazing earning potential,” she says. Clarke says that while investing is often perceived
While she says she was a good saver, what pushed her toward investing was the realization that just saving would never get her close to a comfortable retirement. “Your actual savings account will diminish in its value over time. Danielle says she had a fear of investing, something Phil says opened