When replacement referees blew a call on Monday night they probably didn’t know that they were furthering the retirement security of every American. Then again, it’s just one more thing they didn’t know. Here’s why we should all …
A string of new research builds the case that financial literacy at an early age is at the heart of wealth creation. Financial understanding leads to asset building, which leads to a more vigorous quest to understand personal finance. It’s a virtuous circle that can give an edge to anyone who latches on.
Getting started is half the battle when it comes to building retirement security. Setting near term goals are important too. Here’s how to do both.
Most people delay saving for retirement until their income goes up and retirement age is on the horizon. It makes sense. But it doesn’t work. Here’s why.
As the people of Greece anticipate an even deeper slump and a possible abandonment of the euro, the central bank unveils a museum chronicling the history of money. This is what passes for financial education.
A nation at the heart of the global debt crisis has a financial-education strategy focused on schoolkids. I speak with one of the architects of the plan in Madrid, where a new four-year plan is in development
A report from T. Rowe Price argues that the first few years out of school are critical in reaching long-term financial security. Starting saving early is so important that you can virtually lock up retirement security by age 30 if you take these four steps
Dodd-Frank financial reform mandated a study on what Americans understand about investments. The results weren’t pretty.
With the start of another school year, the air is once again filled with angst over the high cost of college. But the discussion is shifting. It’s not just about runaway tuition inflation anymore, or even the individual …
The venerable Girl Scout cookie drive has morphed from simple fund raiser into a personal finance tutorial for kids, lending the organization heightened relevance as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
Most workers eat lunch out at least once a week. It’s convenient and maybe even fun. But if you simply stop going to the deli or pizza shop you can retire on the savings. The trick is getting set up. Here’s how.
New data show that the percentage of companies offering a 401(k) match is back at pre-recession levels. Meanwhile, features like advice and auto enrollment are way up. Now, if we can just get workers to pay attention.