Back to Basics To make lasting change in both your personal and corporate finances, you need to identify key areas where you can improve. I know, creating a list of “opportunities” isn’t exactly crazy or exciting. But, the resulting change can be. If you can honestly assess your company’s strengths and weaknesses, you can attack
Every year at the end of the summer, I take our Kiplinger interns out to lunch and ask them two general questions: What did you learn about personal finance during your time with us, and what advice would you give your fellow college students about managing money? For years, the number-one lesson learned has been
Many people argue it doesn’t matter how much money you make — it’s about how much you keep. And holding on to your cash requires experience, smart habits, and a bit of wisdom: “Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it, but with wisdom, gold can be secured by those who have it
Consider a pair of twins who grow up together, have the same talents and education, nurture the same desire to raise a family, and embrace the same ambitions for their career. But in adulthood, one twin consistently earns less than the other, has a spottier work record and gets stuck further down the career ladder.
The kids are old enough to drive themselves to band practice, and you’re planning an anniversary getaway with your spouse. Life is good. But college bills loom, and you’re neglecting your retirement accounts as you sock away money for college. Beef up investing. Saving for retirement is the priority. First, max out contributions to your
Less than half of states in the US require that students at public high schools take a personal finance class before they graduate. At the end of the day, many of us are never taught money basics — we simply learn through trial and error upon entering the “real world.” Here are 15 essential money concepts