Ragging on Black Friday is possibly more popular than actually shopping on the consumer “holiday.” We all know by now that doorbusters aren’t really the great deals they’re heralded as and a discounted TV isn’t worth trampling someone over (at least, I hope we all know that).
There’s no shortage of travel websites and online agencies to search and book flights, but when it comes to getting the best deal, using a combination of sites will often give you the best results. If you have a little time and flexibility to play around, here are some to bookmark for your next trip.
You might not think of airlines offering deals Black Friday and Cyber Monday—usually the deals are on appliances, clothes and tech, right? But if you have a trip in mind and want to save a bit on airfare, research from different travel companies indicates you might want to check out the deals set to occur over the…
For such a small act, tipping can seem overwhelming. We know it’s customary to give a little something to the people helping make our vacations and travels better, but how much is enough? Should you tip the bellhop as much as the housekeeper, and what about the concierge? Does staying at an all-inclusive resort mean…
Intellectually, we all know that a billion is much more than a million. You know, 1,000 times more. We know that Jeff Bezos is a lot wealthier than Beyoncé for example, and that Bill Gates’ wealth puts the Kardashians to shame.
When was the last time you read the emails your 401(k) provider sends you, or downloaded the prospectus for a fund you’re invested in? Last year? When you first signed up? Never?
Recently, my son and his friends attended their high school’s Homecoming Dance. As the boys gathered at our home for pictures and pizza before their night out, I pulled my son aside and handed him a $20 bill.
You arrive at your destination, ready to finally unwind on your long-awaited vacation, only to find that your suitcase hasn’t made the trip with you.
Our friends over at Deadspin wrote a pointed but fairly innocuous article about NJ.com advertising a job posting for “what certainly sounds like a beat writing job” but is technically part-time and earns the reporter a stipend, not a salary.
Auto-enrollment has proven to be an effective way for employees to save for retirement, with 91 percent of those who are auto-enrolled in a defined contribution plan (like a 401(k)) remaining opted in to the program, according to a 2018 report from Fidelity.
Should you pay off debt, or save for a rainy day? Knock out some of your student loan balance, or put some extra money toward your credit card debt? Focus on your savings account, or save for retirement?
The typical American is terrible at taking time off and seeing a doctor as often as they should. There are, of course, structural reasons for this for many people, but as the year nears its end, consider combining the two, assuming you have the stability and means: Take a day off of work to get all of your medical…
A traveler’s problem booking a plane ticket through Chase’s online portal shows why you should always double-check your travel bookings for mistakes as soon as you make them.
For those with money to spare, the SEP IRA contribution limit is increasing by $1,000 in 2019, from $55,000 to $56,000.
Each year, stocks are suspended and delisted from various exchanges. And while it’s not uncommon, it’s not exactly something you want to experience as an investor. Because the big question is: What happens to your money?
There’s no shortage of things that can go wrong when you’re traveling: You might lose your debit or credit card; your purse could get swiped; your phone could fall down a grate in front of your hostel (yes, this happened to me).
High-fee, premium credit cards give cardholders plenty of benefits, including lounge access, travel stipends and deals on flights and hotels, in some cases. But how do you know when a $500-plus annual price tag is worth it?
Receive a text from your bank letting you know your account’s been locked? You might want to think twice before following its instructions.
Automation is one of the most important tricks to getting your finances in order. Having auto-deposits to a retirement or other investment account and transfers to a savings account are proven to get people to save more, while auto-bill pay can help individuals cut back on late fees and boost their credit scores.
Retirement savers can put an extra $500 aside in their 401(k)s and IRAs as the IRS adjusts for the annual cost-of-living for 2019.