Money & Finance
Declaring energy independence for a brighter future
It is time to make history by changing history. For more than 40 years - and through eight presidents - the United States has been dependent on foreign oil to power the nation. Today, energy independence is a realistic goal, one founded on American innovation, technology and hard work. Here is what you need to know.
Five ways to invest in gold
In the dark about how to invest in gold? Despite gold's increasing value and popularity, many folks don't know where to get started. If that includes you, you're not alone. Here are five options to get you started.
The marriage merge: practical tips for combining your lives
Your wedding is sure to be the happiest day of your life, but marriage stretches well beyond those 24 hours. Merging your lives as husband and wife starts even before you say your "I do's" and will require some effort and patience - which will be good practice for your future life together.
Why debt is a four letter word
There are many "do's" and "don'ts" when it comes to wise financial planning and stewardship. But many financial planning experts would agree that at or near the top of the don't list would be the following simple piece of financial advice: Don't fall into debt.
Squeeze more savings out of the gas pump this summer
With gas prices on an eternal upswing and the summer driving season in full force, drivers are looking for ways to alleviate the pain at the pump. Some simple steps can make a big difference in your fuel economy so you can save money and get the most out of every gallon.
Online coupons: a great way to save money on weekly shopping lists
Online coupon usage is on the rise, according to a Business Wire publication. Consumers are using online coupon sites to find discounts on everything from A to Z on the shopping list, including personal items to apparel, medical supplies to home decor, eye wear to flowers, large restaurant equipment and more.
Protecting yourself from cybercrime
Gone are the days when hackers were the weekend enthusiasts you tolerated on the golf course, when viruses were the things that gave you the flu or a cold, and Phish was a popular jam band who served as the inspiration for your favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry's. With the rise of the Internet and electronic devices has c...
Financial bliss after 'I do'
Wedding season is here. It's estimated that more than 2 million couples will be married in the United States this year. As couples young and old unite their hearts and lives, they will also face the challenging task of uniting their finances.
Buying a home: Prepare by getting your finances in order
For those considering buying a home, the current real estate market presents some unique opportunities. One of the side effects of the economic roller coaster ride of the past few years is that home prices have gone down and more homes have gone on the market. For buyers, that means more choices and better deals. However...