9 Ways to Save Big on Parking Costs

Have you ever given thought to how much money you spend just placing your car on a spot of land? When you think about it, paying to park is an enormous waste of money. Yet we do it anyway, and we often make matters much worse by being careless about how we park. Parking fees… Continue reading 9 Ways to Save Big on Parking Costs

5 Common Habits of Retirement-Savvy Savers

Here’s some good news for anyone behind on retirement savings: Being a smart saver isn’t difficult. There’s no magic secret to getting it right. Once you understand the rules of the game, you’ll know exactly what you need to do to manage your money wisely as you navigate through life. Here are some standard practices… Continue reading 5 Common Habits of Retirement-Savvy Savers

8 Non-Finance Skills That Will Make You a Money Master

When it comes to winning in the world of money, I’m a firm believer in the power of the liberal arts. Sometimes, a broad base of knowledge can serve you better than a narrow set of skills in mathematics, business, or investing. So buck up, theater majors and graduates of the School of Hard Knocks;… Continue reading 8 Non-Finance Skills That Will Make You a Money Master

Woman’s on the Hook for a $25,000 Student Loan She Never Knew Existed

By MANDI WOODRUFF Alice Cortes, 57, would be able to end her $25,000 student loan nightmare if only she could answer one question: Who is Jorge Torres? According to private student lender Sallie Mae, Torres was listed as a co-signer on the $13,000 Parents PLUS loan they issued to Cortes on behalf of her son,… Continue reading Woman’s on the Hook for a $25,000 Student Loan She Never Knew Existed

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Feds Cut Social Security to Retirees Who Owe Student Debt

By Mandi Woodruff While most attention in the ongoing student debt crisis narrative has focused on new graduates, it turns out the federal government has been quietly targeting a different group of debtors: retirees. The Treasury Department has been withholding as much as 15 percent of Social Security benefits from “a rapidly growing number of… Continue reading Feds Cut Social Security to Retirees Who Owe Student Debt

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His Financial Goals: Saving More and Paying Down Credit Card Debt

Everyone has things they want to improve about their financial lives, even those of us who are paid to write and think about money on a daily basis. To that end, the editors at DailyFinance and other AOL sites shared their 2013 goals with personal finance expert Jean Chatzky. Today she offers some tips to… Continue reading His Financial Goals: Saving More and Paying Down Credit Card Debt

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2013 Money Resolutions: 3 Tales From the Personal Financial Trenches

Prev1 of 3Next Nearly half of Americans considered setting a financial New Year’s resolution for 2013, according to a survey conducted by Fidelity Investments. Encouragingly, the survey also found that, last year, resolve to keep financial resolutions hit an all-time high, with 62 percent of people saying they kept to the financial resolutions they made… Continue reading 2013 Money Resolutions: 3 Tales From the Personal Financial Trenches

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