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Can You Answer These 3 Basic Personal Finance Questions?

One of the most intimidating things about entering the real world is handling your own finances — paychecks, taxes, investments, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax deductions, bills bills bills. Can you answer these basic personal finance questions?

Illinois Prepaid College Tuition Plan

Illinois families wanting to lock in future college tuition payments at today’s rates have an extra month to sign up for a state savings program. The 2014-15 enrollment period has been extended through the end of May after opening one month later than in previous years.

Male Investors vs. Female Investors

Studies show men and women could learn from each others’ approaches.

What Financial Aid Doesn’t Cover

The acceptance letters are in, and so are the all-important financial aid offers. But for college-bound students, most of whom must choose a school by this week, the next four years can be full of hidden costs.

Protect Your Portfolio From a Market Correction

Worried about a downturn—or worse? Following these strategies will let you sleep better.

Craigslist Car Buying Scam

“Curbstoning” is a common scam car buyers need to be aware of.  It happens every day to naïve car buyers.

FICO Score Changes

Borrowers who have struggled with medical debt and those with a limited credit history might see better FICO numbers in the future.

Mistakes People Make Saving For College

Saving for college can be a challenging. These are a lot of different ways to save and a lot of different suggestions about how much to save. What makes matters ever worse, though, is that parents are still making a lot of mistakes when it comes to saving for college. Here are the biggest ones.

Brokered Certificates of Deposit

Brokered Certificates of Deposit are offering more attractive rates. What are they and what do you need to know?

5 Frugal Ways to Support Earth Day

April 22 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Here are some fun, frugal ways to celebrate Earth Day.