If you’re planning to get a head start on holiday shopping, Black Friday is a great opportunity to snag exclusive deals and deep discounts. “To be a smart shopper on Black Friday, you want to know what you’re looking for going in, where exactly you’re going to find it, and what prices to expect,” Palmer
Marcie Allen, music executive and founder of MAC Presents, is an expert at pivoting her career and carving her own path, and has thrived in the music industry for more than two decades. Through her company MAC Presents, Allen creates corporate sponsorships between brands and musicians, forging powerful—and
When it comes to getting your finances organized as a young person, author Erin Lowry has a hashtag to help. “I use #GYFLT because it means get your financial life together,” Lowry says. Feeling overwhelmed about money isn’t just a problem for those just starting out in their professional lives, but
According to a study by Ally Invest, 61% of adults say they find investing in the stock market scary or intimidating. The idea came to Hay when she was studying at Harvard Business School. As someone with a liberal arts background, Hay struggled to keep up with people with more traditional finance
Over a career that’s spanned three decades, Tiffani Thiessen is once again flipping the script. With her well-known TV roles on “Saved by the Bell” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Thiessen made a name for herself as a ‘90s icon, but has managed to reinvent her career to include her other passion: cooking
Erin Lowry, the author of “Broke Millennial,” says this can cause some major issues between you and your parents. “It can be incredibly overwhelming to move back home,” Lowry says. Lowry says it’s important to set some ground rules before you move back in, to prevent unnecessary drama down the line
If you’re planning a wedding, the last thing you want to think about is getting scammed, but it could happen if you’re not careful, says Ivy Jacobson, an editor at The Knot. “Weddings are a very emotional and stressful time, and on average, couples make about 250 decisions leading up to the wedding,
Yahoo Finance teamed up with college experts to answer your questions. Find out 4 tactics to get into your dream college. Claire, a sophomore at NYU, recommends not limiting yourself when it comes to choosing a college.
It’s back to school season and millions of people are preparing to start the college application process. From figuring out financial aid, searching for scholarships, acing your standardized tests, and writing the perfect essay, the to-do list is long and the stress is high. On average, students apply
For some retirees, retirement no longer means just golfing and travelling to visit grandchildren. While that can be part of their retirement experience, many retirees are heading back to school to pursue passions they’ve always wanted to explore after a long time in the workforce, says Stephen Stabile
The Janises have been travel hacking for several years, and started after Chad scored a free flight for a job interview. Once they moved to New York, Chad wanted to take their travel hacking to the next level. “We’ve been doing travel hacking for a while, and when we came out to New York, we had this
There are so many lessons we want to give our kids before they head off to college, and teaching them good money habits is definitely at the top of the list. Talk to your kids about money before they leave the nest, says Beth Kobliner, author of “Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even if You’re Not).”
If you’re heading off to freshman year, those college costs may seem daunting. The average student at a private, non-profit four-year college pays $34,740 per year in tuition and fees and $12,210 in room and board, according to the College Board.
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