Compile a list of all the financial information your heirs will need upon your death: wills, trust information, investment accounts, legal contacts, etc. You can keep this information in an electronic file or as hard copies. If you leave behind a mess, it can delay your inheritors’ access to funds and cost them a bundle in legal fees.
Are you unhappy with your bank? Are you paying monthly maintenance fees for your checking accounts? Maybe it’s time to find a new bank.
An EMV credit card — which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa — is a global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. Here is information to help you understand the new cards.
How meddling relatives can make a mess of your finances.
Easy question? There is no black and white answer for everyone as the answer depends on a variety of variables, as with most financially related questions.
If you’re finding yourself being charged necessary fees, feel your bank’s technology isn’t up to snuff or that you want a more competitive interest rate, then look into switching accounts. Here’s some tips.
The College of DuPage has put together a research guide providing links to resources for getting started in saving, avoiding and managing debt, and planning your financial future.
A new study shows that the decades-long trend towards retirement at a young age has reversed, probably because we can no longer afford it. Here are some of the reasons that the study suggests pushing people to work longer.
Robert Powell of USA Weekend offers advice on how to pay off your credit card debt.
Who benefits when your employer makes a lump-sum contribution into your 401(k)? Not you. Employers aiming to shave costs while incentivizing workers to stick around longer are switching from regular year-round contributions to a single annual lump-sum 401(k) matching contribution.