Monthly Archives: September 2014

Home-Buying Guide: 5 Ways to Prep Your Finances Before Signing on the Dotted Line

Before you hand over that down payment on your dream home, make sure to tackle these crucial money to-dos. More

Worker (Money) Wellness: Financial Fitness Perks Gain Popularity

A report reveals 75% of businesses plan to beef up money wellness programs for employees this year. One goal? Reduce absenteeism. More

Power Hack of the Week: The 90/90/1 Rule For Power Productivity

This tactic for taking productivity to the next level will boost your ability to make big progress on a big goal in just 90 days. More

Financially Fit! 3 Ways Managing Your Money Can Be Like Getting in Shape

Whether you want to shed 20 pounds or save $20K, getting physically and financially fit requires similar thinking—and planning. More

Want a Lower Credit Card Rate? Just Ask For It

Fact: 65% of people who request an interest reduction get it—and even more nab fee waivers. Which demo reports the most success? More

Thanks for the Feedback! The Secret to Using Criticism to Boost Your Career

Feedback’s effectiveness lies not in how it’s given—but how it’s received. We delve into using career criticism to get ahead. More

5 Factors Contributing to the Middle Class Squeeze

A report finds costs for the average middle-class family have surged 32% since 2000—while take-home pay only rose *this* much. More

7 Money Links We Love: Sleep Tight! The Link Between Slumber and Wise Investing

The retirement mistake many women make, the real deal with Gen X’s wealth picture and more in this week’s roundup. More

5 Ways Online Retailers Trick You Into Overspending

From falling for flash sales to filling your cart to get free shipping, here are the web’s top traps—and how to evade them. More

Worried About Outliving Your Nest Egg? Join the Club

A survey finds half of investors are scared of burning through their savings—yet are unwilling to do this to sock away more. More