307 POSTS 0 COMMENTSAmy Livingston is a freelance writer who can actually answer yes to the question, "And from that you make a living?" She has written about personal finance and shopping strategies for a variety of publications, including ConsumerSearch.com, ShopSmart.com, and the Dollar Stretcher newsletter. She also maintains a personal blog, Ecofrugal Living, on ways to save money and live green at the same time.
Today, the handiest way to improve your financial literacy is to listen to a personal finance podcast — the perfect medium for our busy modern world. No matter your financial goals, there’s a podcast out there that can help you. Here are some of the best personal finance podcasts out there today.
If you want your kids to read more, one of the best ways to encourage them is to give them something to read that really interests them. One of the easiest ways to do this is to get them a magazine subscription. Learn the best magazines for kids of all ages, from preschoolers to tweens and teens.
Needing long-term care isn't just a physical burden; it's a financial one too. If you don't want to risk being bankrupted by long-term care costs later, you need to do some planning now. Learn how to plan for the cost of long-term care, your long-term care options, and programs that can help.
Most Americans over 65 will need long-term care services at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t have a good way to pay for them. Learn how to reduce your long-term care costs now or in the future, and what you can do to reduce expensive long-term care insurance premiums.
Many of us have a lot of unused stuff lurking in our closets, basement, and attic. Selling this extra stuff kills two birds with one stone, freeing up space in your home and putting some extra cash in your wallet. Here are all the places that can turn your clutter into cash.
Repeated severe weather and natural disasters are increasingly driving people to take the plunge on a home generator. If you’re still not sure whether it’s a good buy for you, answer these questions to decide whether it’s a waste of money or a vital investment in your comfort and safety.
When it comes to retirement savings, there’s good news, bad news, and more bad news. The good news is that most Americans today have access to a workplace retirement plan, such as a 401(k). A...
Medicare for All was a proposal that featured prominently in the 2020 campaign, with strong and conflicting opinions being voiced. Learn the basics of Medicare for All, how it compares to health care systems in other nations, and the pros and cons of implementing such a program in the United States.
Many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. The common advice is often for workers to step up their savings and set aside at least 10% of their income in their workplace 401(k) plan. But is a 401(k) really the best way to invest? We take a closer look.
A lack of financial literacy can be extremely costly. A great way to gain financial knowledge is to read up on the subject; there are hundreds of books on all aspects of dealing with money, from basic budgeting to early retirement. Here is a list of the best personal finance books you need to read.
If your relationship has gotten stale, a weekend getaway can help rekindle the flame. And it doesn’t have to be pricey. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a romantic weekend without breaking the budget. You just have to think outside the box.