Monthly Archives: August 2015

3 Ways to Get Better Bang for Your Buck When Hiring a Tutor

Whether you’re looking at learning centers or private tutors, check out these tips—and questions to ask—to get your kid ahead. More

Worth It or a Waste? The Lowdown on 5 Trendy Insurance Policies

From safeguarding your identity to protecting your wedding day, there’s an insurance policy for that. But do you really need it? More

‘How We Paid Down $45,000 of Debt in 5 Years’

Mark was already deep in debt when he lost his job. To dig out, he decided to start running his home like a business. More

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? The $1K Annual Pet Tab

Over 40% of pet owners say the cost of taking care of Fido or Fifi was more than expected, forcing some to make this bad $ move. More

The Week in Review, August 27, 2015: 5 Don’t-Miss LearnVest Reads

Outside-the-box ways to conquer work stress, the pros and cons of balance-transfer credit cards, and more in this week’s roundup. More

Meet the Woman Who Wants to Fix People’s Finances—One Mile at a Time

Marsha Barnes is a certified financial educator on a mission: teach people about money management—from a souped up school bus. More

Can Long-Term Unemployment Alter Your Personality?

It goes without saying that being out of work impacts your budget, but a new study claims it can also change your behavior. More

Till Income Disparity Do Us Part? 4 Dilemmas Couples Face When One of You Makes More

When one of you makes more, here’s how to keep things like power plays from impacting your bottom line—and relationship. More

The LearnVest Pro-Con List: Should I Transfer My Balances to a New Credit Card?

Balance transfer offers can be tempting, but is getting a new card a smart move? We help you weigh the positives and negatives. More

5 Outside-the-Box Ways to Combat Work Stress That Really Work

Tapping? Coloring? Yes—these are proven ways to shake off tension and detox after a long workday. Here’s where to start. More