ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/23/16)--One in four Americans are having difficulty paying for medications. Last year, total U.S. spending on prescription drugs by individuals, insurers, and governments jumped 13%--the largest increase since 2001. Certain demographics are feeling the crunch more than others (NextAvenue Feb. 1)
NEW YORK (2/2/16)--Becoming a landlord can be a profitable move, according to the online real estate site Trulia, but, it’s not a passive investment--it’s a small business. Take on the commitment only after you’ve given it careful consideration and research (CBS MoneyWatch Jan. 25).
College commencement season is here again, but for many soon-to-be graduates, it's a time to both celebrate and prepare. With the job market still challenging and national student loan debt now exceeding $1 trillion--beating credit card debt for the first time--new grads face real financial hurdles.
One of four teenagers carries a smartphone. Many of these young users wind up broadcasting their whereabouts and other personal information to complete strangers, boosting the chances of becoming victims of identity theft.
Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covers financial literacy, college financing, and elder financial abuse. This week's show was recorded at the Montana Credit Union Network's 75th annual convention and expo in Billings, Mont.
If you're like many Americans facing higher personal debt and a lower return on investments than you planned, you may have lost confidence that you'll ever have enough money to retire (Detroit News April 16).
"The Three Amigos," Maryland public school employee winners of a recent Mega Millions lottery who will split $105 million after taxes, all say they will continue to work, for now and be careful about how they spend their winnings.
There's no good time to find out you've been ripped off, but tax season can be particularly distressing. You're already stressed about meeting deadlines and making payments, so it's especially alarming to discover that your tax preparer has scammed you.
CUNA’s compliance staff went back to basics in a recent CompBlog entry examining floor rates on variable-rate open-end loans. These rates are governed by the Credit Card Accountability and Disclosure (CARD) Act.