The 5 smartest steps I’ve taken with my money to protect my kids, no matter what happens

Kelly Burch •
Business Insider
puhimec

When I was a child, my family didn’t have much financial security. Grocery budgets were determined by whether my mom had a busy or slow night at her waitressing job. Sometimes, the utilities were turned off. There wasn’t much in the way of financial education, because my parents just didn’t know much about smart money

Read More...


When 2020 turned my life upside down, I had to overhaul my spending to support a new normal

Elizabeth Aldrich •
Business Insider
DuxX

For most of us, 2020 has been an event-filled decade. Ahem, I mean, year. Wait, we’re only halfway through? If we’re going to make it through this roller-coaster ride, keeping our finances in order is essential. For me, major changes in nearly every aspect of my life during the first few months of 2020 have

Read More...


What is considered a bad credit score?

Rick Miller •
New Pittsburgh Courier
Feodora Chiosea

Your credit score is one of the most important pieces of your overall financial equation. However, it’s certainly not the only piece. Lenders will rely on your credit score. They use it to determine how much risk they would assume by giving you a loan.Your score is just a starting point. Your credit report may

Read More...


8 money tips financial planners always give to couples

Ashley Abramson •
Business Insider
Sushiman

Money is one of the most common causes of stress and strain in even the strongest relationships. But with a little bit of strategy, communication, and intentionality — and perhaps the help of a certified financial planner (CFP) — managing finances with a partner can be less painful, more productive.  Being on the same page

Read More...


The 3 smartest ways to cut costs and grow your savings during a pandemic, according to a personal finance guru

Laura Casado •
Business Insider
Klaus Vedfelt

How can you save money during a global pandemic? Individuals and businesses alike have found themselves coming up against this issue. To learn some of the best strategies, Business Insider spoke with personal finance advisor and entrepreneur Ramit Sethi, who is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the platforms Earnable and I

Read More...