Year after year, studies show that Americans are on the struggle bus when it comes to saving for, well, anything. With 2018 on the way, nothing much has changed. In 2017, more than half of all American adults had less than $1,000 in a savings account, according to a survey by GoBankingRates. To add insult to
No one wants to think about an illness or accident and least of all plan for it, but these contingencies of life cannot be ignored. You may not be able to avoid a sudden illness/ accident, but the amount you end up spending on medical care and their impact on your savings can be minimized.
With the holiday season approaching quickly, Americans are coming together to share a common tradition: worrying about having enough cash to get through the festive season. More than 6 in 10 Americans report feeling at least some stress during the holidays, and finances are the No. 1 cause across all age groups. Sadly, concerns about holiday
When I first started really turning my financial life around, I was of the genuine belief that doing so was going to bring about incredible positive change in my life. I envisioned this glowing future where all of the things I was worried about in life had melted away. We were going to live in
Mark Kress, 59, of Sterling, Va., first realized his 88-year-old father, Willard, needed help after he saw some bills with past-due balances stacked on his father’s kitchen table. That was completely out of character for Willard, who had a successful career as a certified public accountant. Initially, Willard didn’t believe he needed help. For most
In today’s society, it’s all about the hustle. People are eager to make more money via an extra job or side hustle and the idea of having a stay-at-home parent or spouse is becoming less common. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to earn more money and have multiple incomes in your household, it’s important