The Best Financial Advice at Every Age

CORRECTS: Fixes IRA contribution in Graf 19 Money doesn’t really age: It’s never too late to make smart financial decisions. But there are certain times in your life that are prime for specific money moves, times when making the right choice will set your future self up for success. Below, the best financial moves to make … Continued

The Biggest Financial Mistake Women Make

Financially and otherwise, the deck tends to be stacked against women. The wage gap, which stood at 20% in 2017, is the most blatant example of that. If current trends continue, that gap is unlikely to close in the U.S. for another 40 years, according to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. … Continued

How Today’s Low Taxes Can Nurture Your Nest Egg

Like death, taxes remain uncertain. But they’re now on sale. Under the new tax laws, individual tax rates are broadly lower and the standard deduction — which directly reduces your taxable income — is nearly double what it was. A taxpayer who previously fell into the 15% tax bracket is now taxed at a 12% rate. … Continued

Don’t Believe the Hype About Millennials and Money

Millennials are killing fast food. They’re wiping out golf. Thanks to them, mayonnaise is as good as dead. If you believe the latest survey — no need to specify which survey here, they’re all virtually the same — there’s very little millennials can’t do. Except, of course, save for retirement, control their spending and keep their grubby … Continued

New Grads: Here Are the Top 5 Places to Invest

Your first adult job sprouts a new round of firsts: first couch that isn’t a futon, first bed that isn’t a futon, first kitchen table that isn’t a futon. And then, of course, there’s your first adult paycheck. Ideally, that paycheck will sprout your first investment account. Because while investing may not be top of … Continued