3 Money Mistakes That Will Haunt You for Years

Retirement is a complicated subject, and nobody has all the answers. A third of adults admit to feeling overwhelmed by planning for retirement, according to a survey from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and roughly half of survey participants revealed that they're not currently doing anything to save for retirement. Retirement planning can be overwhelming and confusing, and […]

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How Much Money Should You Really Keep in a Checking Account?

Find out here how much to keep in your checking account so as to avoid an overdraft on your account while earning the highest interest rate on your balances.Image source: Getty Images. Having a checking account is a prerequisite for many modern necessities — utilities, gym memberships, and even other financial accounts like credit cards. But while anyone will tell […]

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Money Madness: AP analysis shows growing gap in NCAA payouts

In this combination of NCAA college basketball tournament photos, Murray State’s Ja Morant, left, scrambles for the ball on March 21, 2019, in Hartford, Conn., and Belmont’s Dylan Windler, right, rebounds March 19, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Morant and Windler were two of the top stories of the tournament’s first week, leading their mid-major conference teams to victories. Those wins […]

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How to Save More Money in 2019

Saving money is a very common goal that many of us nonetheless struggle to achieve. In fact, saving more money was Americans' top financial resolution going into 2019. And we need savings for many different reasons. Not only is an emergency fund key for protection against unplanned expenses, but you'll need retirement savings to fund your golden years, whether in […]

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This Is How Much Money Americans Think It Takes to Be Rich. Are They Right?

Many of us dream of being wealthy, but what does that actually mean? Is there a certain dollar amount in the bank that propels someone into the "rich" category? To answer that question, personal finance site GOBankingRates conducted a survey and found that Americans have different opinions on the matter. Over 35% of respondents said that to be rich, you'd […]

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How to lose water, waste money and wreck the environment

If you want a salutary example of the taxpayers’ money that can be wasted and the harm that can be done when governments yield to the temptation to prop up declining – and, in this case, environmentally damaging – industries, look no further than Melbourne’s water supply. Illustration: Andrew DysonCredit: The industry in question is the tiny native-forest logging industry […]

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